Manga adaptation of Yoshiki Tanaka’s novel launched in 2013
Kodoani.com – Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine April issue published last Thursday a “story review chart” manga The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) by Hiromu Arakawa, in preparation for the manga’s “final decisive battle”. Storyline of the manga up to the current 116th chapter.
Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon) launched The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2013. The manga adapts the novel series of the same name by Yoshiki Tanaka.
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, does not seem to have the qualities to become a true king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan fought his first battle and lost everything when the bloody fog of war gave way to scorching flames, leaving him to face the fall of his once glorious kingdom. However, Arslan’s destiny is to become a ruler, and despite the challenges he faces, he must now embark on a journey to regain his fallen kingdom.
Crunchyroll began publishing the manga concurrently with Japan in 2014, but it removed the manga’s catalog chapters from its service in 2018. Comics are no longer available on the service.
The manga’s first television anime adaptation premiered in April 2015 and ran for 25 episodes. Funimation streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. The second season of the anime titled Arslan Senki: Fūjin Ranbu (The Hero Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance) premiered in July 2016 and lasted eight episodes.