The fourth commercial has been released for the upcoming anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka and Yoshitaka Amano’s Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) novel series. The commercial introduces two new characters appearing in the anime and their respective cast members: Kenn (Akihito Kanbara in Kyoukai no Kanata) as Gieve and Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell) as Falangies. The anime itself will be directed by Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Bleach) and produced by Liden Films (Miss Monochrome, Terra Formars) and Sanzigen Animation Studio (Miss Monochrome, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio). The main cast includes Yuusuke Kobayashi (Kazuki Kurebayashi in Selector Infected WIXOSS) as Arslan and Yoshimasa Hosoya (Junpei Hyuuga in Kuroko’s Basketball) as Daryun.
The Arslan Senki TV anime will be airing from April 5th on MBS during the Spring 2015 anime season.
Here is the main visual of the anime:
Synopsis of the series from MAL:
In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts, doesn’t seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.
At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan’s destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.