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Arslan Senki (ARAKAWA Hiromu)  
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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, doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father.

At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan's destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.


Related Series
Arslan Senki (Alternate Story)
Arslan Senki (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
アルスラーン戦記 (荒川弘)
亞爾斯蘭戰記 (荒川弘)
The Heroic Legend of Arslan (ARAKAWA Hiromu)

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c.21 by Crunchyroll (19d ago)
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3 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (132 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.83 / 10.0
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March 11th 2015, 8:04am PST

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Rating Explained   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Nursero
February 10th, 2015, 9:12pm
I rate 6 for anything that I can't personally finish, but everything other than the fault/s is good if not great. First off the story has a lot of potential and is incredibly different from other "typical" shounen's out there. From the characters to the plot everything is a good mix up.
Sounds good, yes?
Unfortunately, I can't continue, the prince is a horrid character in my eyes. Well, not really horrid, but for a lack of better word, he just feels "flimsy". Imagine Astal, Sion from Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu (the king character there) but younger, not as bright and lacking the backbone - basically anything that redeemed him from being a fluffy toy.
Yeah, I'm kind of going harsh at him, but he's the main reason I'm dropping this, so I need my reasons.
If I had to pin point exactly why I don't like him being fluffy, it would be that he couldn't ever quite be badass (which seems to be a criteria in my manga picking, now that I think about it). I'm well aware that he could grow and mature and become something resembling Sion (read a few lines back), but I honestly can't force myself through that.
Might be good for others though, so have a look and decide for yourself.
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Unknown Compatibility   
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by yuno19
August 15th, 2013, 2:31am
Fist, Hiromu Arakawa draw comical characters, with head that resembling rounded box for nearly all of his characters That style have great compatibility for fantasy series or slice of life. Although still count as fantasy, this Arsland's Legend is quite heavy on historical side. I don't know if it will work well, because among historical series I liked, comical drawings cannot be found. (And who the hell put FMA in historical genre?)

Second, setting detail is quite jumbled. Lusitania is in modern day Portugal, at the Roman republic and imperial era. Ecbatana, in the other hand, is in modern day Iran, about 4th century BCE. They're separated way too far! The armor in this manga resemble late antiquity Persian (far after Median era) and maybe Khwarazmian, but the weaponry include longswords (by the look of its hilt) which mainly used by Christendom in medieval period. Many manga works with this distasteful mix of setting, but the greatest don't.

Third, the characterization follow RPG-like role division, which is non-existant in Kingdom wide organization. Of course there would be general, high physician, master-archer, master assassin, or other various job title under heaven, but I bet they're not significant individually, must be attached to their retainer or master to hold considerable power, and therefore, won't be having that much time adventuring the world like the manga suggest.

These three things doesn't indicate awesomeness for future chapters. This might be an attempt to proove that shounen-esque approach can result in awesomeness. But I doubt it.
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A promising work   
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by jasperv
July 9th, 2013, 2:48pm
the Legend of Arslan is already a classic maybe its was long lost under the sands of time
until Arakawa Hrimu unearth this long forgotten legend
I hope this title meets my expectations
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