Arslan Novel Volume 15 - 20160520All good things must come to an end, and all legends must inevitably reach their conclusions.

Last February, Wright Staff’s Hiroaki Adachi revealed that the next volume of Yoshiki Tanaka’s The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) novel series will be the last.

In the post, Adachi revealed that Tanaka will begin work on to Arslan after finishing his current project. At the moment, the author is working on a new entry into his Victorian Horror Adventure series, titled Suishōkyū no Shinigami (The Reaper in the Crystal Palace). This is a follow-up to Gesshoku-shima no Mamono (The Devils of the Eclipsed Island) and Dokuro-jō no Hanayome (The Bride of the Castle Skull).

Yoshiki Tanaka’s The Heroic Legend of Arslan has been an ongoing series since 1986. Both Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D) and Shinobu Tanno (Guin Saga) have contributed illustrations to the title, which saw its 15th volume hit bookstores on Wednesday.

A six-episode OVA series based on the series was released from 1991 through 1995. Central Park Media originally released the title in North America.

Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa is working on a manga adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan. The manga, which began publication in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2013, currently spans five collected volumes. Arakawa’s adaptation has spawned an anime series, which began airing in 2015, as well as a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 game by Koei Tecmo, titled Arslan: The Warriors of Legend.

A second season of the Heroic Legend of Arslan anime series is currently in the works, and on track for a July 3 première.

Source: Anime News Network