At the recent Yashasiin! Carnival event for Yoshiki Tanaka and Yoshitaka Amano’s Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) novel series, it was announced that a brand new TV anime based on Hiromu Arakawa’s manga adaptation will be airing next year.
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The new anime will follow Hiromu Arakawa’s manga adaptation of the original novel series. The first anime was aired in April this year during the Spring 2015 anime season for a total of 25 episodes. The upcoming 2016 anime will continue the first series, though its title and it being a second season has not yet been confirmed.
Here is the announcement video for the 2016 anime:
The main cast of the Arslan Senki anime includes:
- Yuusuke Kobayashi (Kazuki Kurebayashi in Selector Infected WIXOSS) voicing as Arslan
- Yoshimasa Hosoya (Junpei Hyuuga in Kuroko’s Basketball) voicing the main role of Daryun
- Daisuke Namikawa (Rokuro Okajima in Black Lagoon) will voice Narsus
- Natsuki Hanae (Inaho Kaizuka from Aldnoah.Zero) as Elam
- Kenn (Akihito Kanbara in Kyoukai no Kanata) who will voice Gieve
- Maaya Sakamoto (Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell) playing the role of Falangies
The production staff members of the anime consists of:
- Director: Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Bleach)
- Series Composer: Makoto Uezu (Akame ga Kill!, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio)
- Chief Anime Character Designer: Shingo Ogiso (AnoHana and Blue Exorcist: The Movie Key Animator)
- Art Director: Tadashi Kudo (Katanagatari, Genji Tsuushin Agedama)
- Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (AnoHana, Aldnoah.Zero)
- Music Composer: Taro Iwashiro (Suisei no Gargantia, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos)
- Animation Studios: Liden Films (Miss Monochrome, Terra Formars) and Sanzigen Animation Studio (Miss Monochrome, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio)
Arslan Senki (The Heroic Legend of Arslan) began as a novel series written by Yoshiki Tanaka, who also wrote the Legend of the Galactic Heroes novels, and illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano. The series began in 1986 being published by Kadokawa Shoten that originally ran for a total of 10 volumes, before being moved to be published by Kobunsha for an additional 4 volumes, bringing the series up to a total of 14 volumes with new artist Shinobu Tanno. The series has received numerous manga and anime adaptations, consisting of anime films and OVA series, as well as a video game adaptation. The most latest manga adaptation is Hiromu Arakawa’s run of the series, which began in July 2013 in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine and has a total of 3 compiled volumes to date.
Here is a 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.
A brand new Arslan Senki TV anime is currently in production for a 2016 broadcast. Further information about the anime will be revealed in the near future.
Source Article – Arslan Senki Anime Website
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