Spring 2015 anime season is finally here and while some fans in Japan are lucky enough to prepare their TVs and DVRs, the rest of the world may have been biting their nails, wondering if they’d be licensed by local streaming services.
Fear not U.S.
anime fans, as Funimation continues to add to their spring 2015 lineup.
The latest title licensed by Funimation is “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” (Japanese title Arslan Senki) anime series.
Funimation has managed to land simulcast rights and will stream “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” beginning April 5.
Several fans in an ANN forum expressed much excitement for “The Heroic Legend of Arslan”: “I’m very much looking forward to this title.
Writer of LoGH, manga by FMA creator…
character designs look very Arakawa-like.
I’m on board.
Might even blog some reviews,” commented Penguintruth.
“This, Seraph and Gits AAA are the series I expected Funimation to license.
If they also add Blood Blockade Battlefront and Kyoukai no Rinne, that will be a very strong lineup,” explained Angelmcazares.
“Yeah, I’m really impressed by their pickups with those and Arslan and that would be extremely strong if they also got Blood Blockade Battlefront,” added DangerMouse.
As for “The Heroic Legend of Arslan,” Anime News Network reports that the series was originally created by Yoshiki Tanaka, with the manga series by Hiromu Arakawa.
The anime will be directed by Noriyuki Abe with character designs by Shingo Ogiso, Ushio Tazawa, and Kazuo Watanabe.
The main Japanese voice cast is as follows: Daisuke Namikawa as Narsus Kenn as Gieve Maaya Sakamoto as Falangies Natsuki Hanae as Elam Yoshimasa Hosoya as Daryun Yūsuke Kobayashi as Arslan Yuuki Kaji as Silvermask Atsuko Tanaka as Tahamine Eizou Tsuda as Vafleez Hiroki Yasumoto as Kishuard Katsuyuki Konishi as Shapur Kenta Miyake as Kubad Shiro Saito as Bodan Takayuki Sugo as Andragoras III Takehito Koyasu as Giskarl Toru Ohkawa as Karlan Toshiharu Sakurai as Innocentius VII Funimation provides the following summary of “The Heroic Legend of Arslan”: “In the kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a powerful city ruled by the fearsome King Andragoras.
Arslan, the 14-year-old prince of Pars, is a green ruler and lacks the fierce leadership skills possessed by his father.
After his father falls victim to a treacherous plot headed by one of his most trusted comrades, the kingdom of Pars falls in the war with the neighboring nation of Lusitania.
Narrowly escaping with his life, Arslan must embark on a journey to reclaim the fallen kingdom and fulfill his destiny as ruler of Pars.”