Epic fantasy series written by Yoshiki Tanaka kicked off in 1986
According to an announcement released by Japanese publisher Kobunsha on August 29, 2017, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, a series of epic fantasy novels written by Yoshiki Tanaka, will conclude with the release of the 16th volume of the series. Currently, the release date for the 16th volume has not yet been revealed.
The 1st volume of The Heroic Legend of Arslan was published in 1986, while the 15th volume of The Heroic Legend of Arslan was released in Japan on May 18, 2016. The novels have been adapted into manga and anime several times, most recently in 2015 - 2016 with a TV anime that is available via streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation. Crunchyroll also distributes The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga with artwork by Hiromu Arakawa.
Crunchyroll describes the story of The Heroic Legend of Arslan TV anime as follows:
Pars Era, the year 320—war is on the horizon. As the soldiers of Pars prepare for battle, a traitor within their ranks turns the tides in favor of the enemy kingdom, Lusitania. Arslan, the young Prince of Pars, survives the massacre to discover that his father has gone missing and his life is in grave danger. Unsure who to trust, Arslan escapes the battlefield, evading capture until he’s found by his loyal friend Daryun, the formidable Black Knight of Pars.
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