Second key visual
Second key visual

The official website for Arslan Senki or The Heroic Legend of Arslan has began streaming their second TV commercial for the anime few days ago. The anime will be an adaptation of Arakawa Hiromu’s (Full Metal Alchemist, Silver Spoon) manga of the same name, which was an adaptation of Tanaka Yoshiki’s original novel series. The novel has been adapted into anime before during the 90s so this version is pretty much considered a reboot of the novel.

The site has also released a new visual key for the upcoming series which is highly anticipated by fans thanks to mangaka’s name. Directed by Abe Noriyuki (Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho) with composition of the series fell to Uezu Makoto who did Akame ga Kill! and key animation will be done by Ogiso Shingo (Anohana)

To recap what is the series all about – Arslan Senki or The Heroic Legend of Arslan  is a Japanese fantasy novel series written by Tanaka Yoshiki. Tanaka began writing the series in 1986, and the series saw it’s latest volume way back in 2008. There are currently 14 novels and one side story published so far. It was adapted into a manga by Nakamura Chisato in 1991, but the manga caught up to the novels in 1998 and goes for it’s very own original ending. In 2013, it received yet another manga reboot, this time illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu. The new manga is serialized in the Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. It was also developed into a short film and a 6 part unfinished OVA (only 4 parts were released).

The series will be gracing TVs in Spring 2015.

Via Official Site

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