Hiromu Arakawa's remake of the classic series goes live in September
The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a series with a lot of history. After multiple remakes over the last there decades, the latest iteration will be getting a stage version!
Based on the manga retelling by Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), the story follows crown prince Arslan of the fictional kingdom of Pars. After his kingdom falls to the neighboring realm of Lusitania, Arslan and his trusted companions work to gather an army to regain control.
Arslan will be played by Tsubasa Kizu, who previously appeared in the Danganronpa and Touken Ranbu stage shows. He will be jouned by Shiyou Katou (also of the Touken Ranbu stage shows) as Daryun, Syuusuke Saito (of the Kuroko's Basketball stage shows) as Narsus, and Yu Imari (another Touken Ranbu alum) as Hirmes.
The show will premiere September 5 at Osaka's Cool Japan Park, and move to Tokyo's THEATER1010 on September 11. Tickets are now on sale.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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