Cover of Hiromu Arakawa's Arslan Senki manga
Covers of Hiromu Arakawa’s Arslan Senki manga

Hiromu Arakawa, the mangaka famous for her works on Full Metal Alchemist and Silver Spoon has scored a hat trick with another one of her manga getting an anime adaptation soon.

The manga in questions is her take on Yoshiki Tanaka’s Arslan Senki better known as The Heroic Legend of Arslan novels. Doctor Yoshiki Tanaka  is famous for his Legend of Galactic Heroes and Tytania novels, both of which were adapted into anime series too. Arslan Senki, is inspired by Persian history and culture and it’s split into two parts – Part One, which he wrote in 1986 to 1990, and the ongoing Part Two which he started in 1991.

Arakawa isn’t the first mangaka to adapt Arlsan Senki though.  From 1991 till Chisato Nakamura did a 13 tankubon volume of the manga serialisation of it which was also basis for the OVA anime adaptation that ran from 1992 to 1995. Arakawa’s own version of Arslan Senki began since July 2013 in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, and so far there are two tankubon volumes published.

If you’re  not familiar with Arslan Senki , this Persian inspired story revolves around Prince Arslan, a prince of the country of Palse. With his country invaded and taken over by the Lusitanian nation, he has to assemble an army strong enough, with the help of his companion Daryoon and a few others, to liberate it.

So far, a release date or the staff involved in the anime has yet to be announced so stay tuned for more info as it comes here.

Source: Esuteru Blog & Official Site

Images © Bessatsu Shonen Magazine

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