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 ...
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Young Prince Arislan believes he is the rightful heir to the throne, but is he? The mysterious masked usurper claims that Arislan's father stole the crown from his father. Arislan must ... See full summary »
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to ... See full summary »
The mighty Katjvarna Empire is currently embroiled in a war with the neighboring Kiorka Republic. Within an unspecified corner of this empire, a certain young man was reluctantly preparing ... See full summary »
In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a human-made virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth.
Set in a post-apocalyptic Japan in the year 2071. The world has been mostly destroyed by mysterious monsters known as the Aragami. An organization known as Fenrir was made to exterminate ... See full summary »
The story takes place in a fantasy world. The culture is influenced by the Korean and Chinese culture. This influence is evident in the distribution of the kingdoms, and also in the names of the characters as well as their clothing.
The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his family in a mafia dispute there.
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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.
Arslan Senki is fantastic tale of a young prince trying to reclaim his throne. Masterful story telling and good character development make this one of highlights of 2015. I found it enjoyable start to finish and left me hanging for the second season.
The real stand out of this series is the art and soundtrack, which are both rich and beautiful - giving the series a very magical feeling that really makes the legend of Arslan come to life.
This is the first time I have seen CGI battle scenes that didn't not look clunky (*cough Berserk movies) and has set a very high new standard in anime. You get the first person camera zooming through the battlefield and birds-eye shots of 100's of thousands of soldiers engaged in war which is so impressive at times you wonder how it can get much better.