On March 15th, 2015, the official website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Tanaka Yoshiki’s fantasy novel series Arslan Senki began streaming a new commercial that revealed the opening song of the series, “Boku no Kotoba Dewanai Kore wa Bokutachi no Kotoba” which roughly translates to “These Words Aren’t Mine, They’re Ours.” The song is performed by UVERworld, a band that has previously recorded themes songs for Ao no Exorcist and Bleach. The ending theme song of the anime was also revealed. Named Lapis Lazuili, it will be performed by Japanese female singer Eir Aoi (Kill la Kill’s “Sirius”). The song will be composed by Yusuke Kato.

The website also announced more cast members voice acting minor characters:

  • Sugo Takayuki as Andragoras III
  • Tanaka Atsuko as Tahamine
  • Tsuda Eizou as Vafleez
  • Ohkawa Toru as Karlan
  • Yasumoto Hiroki as Kishuard
  • Miyake Kenta as Kubad
  • Konishi Katsuyuki as Jaswant
  • Sakurai Toshiharu as Innocentius VII
  • Koyasu Takehito as Giskarl
  • Saito Shiro as Bodan

The main cast includes:

  • Kobayashi Yuusuke (Takamiya Honoka from Witch Craft Works) as Arslan


  • Hosoya Yoshimasa (Yamazaki Sousuke from Free! Eternal Summer) as Daryun


  • Namikawa Daisuke (Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter) as Narsus


  • Hanae Natsuki (Kaneki Ken from Tokyo Ghoul) as Elam


The production team includes:

  • Original creator: Tanaka Yoshiki
  • Manga: Arakawa Hiromu
  • Director: Abe Noriyuki (Bleach, YuYu Hakusho)
  • Series Composition: Uezu Makoto (Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de aru, Akame ga Kill)
  • Key Animation: Ogiso Shingo (Anohana)
  • Character Design: Tazawa Ushio, Watanabe Kazuo
  • Action Director: Kimura Satoshi
  • Concept Design: Niitsuma Daisuke
  • Art Director: Kudo Tadashi
  • Background: Studio Pinewood
  • Color Key: Shinohara Aiko
  • CG Director: Suzuki Daisuke
  • Modeling Director: Adachi Hiroshi
  • 3DCGI: SANZIGEN Animation Studio
  • Director of Photography: Masumoto Yukihiro
  • Photography: Graphinica
  • Editing: Hasegawa Mai
  • Sound Director: Aketagawa Jin
  • Sound Effects: Koyama Yasumasa
  • Sound: Magic Capsule
  • Music: Iwashiro Taro
  • Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS and SANZIGEN Animation Studio
  • Production: The Heroic Legend of Arslan Production Committee

Arslan Senki or The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a Japanese fantasy novel series written by Tanaka Yoshiki. Tanaka began writing the series in 1986, and the series is still ongoing as of 2008. There are currently 14 novels and one side story published. It was adapted into a manga by Nakamura Chisato in 1991, but the manga caught up to the novels in 1998 and received an original ending. In 2013, it received yet another manga adaptation, this time illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu. The new manga is serialized in the Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. Arslan Senki was also once developed into a short film and a 6 part unfinished OVA (only 4 parts were released).


The Arslan Senki TV anime will premier on April 5th on MBS and air during the Spring 2015 anime season. Further information about the anime will be revealed in the near future.

Arslan Senki synopsis from Haruhichan:

Betrayed from within and overwhelmed by dark sorcery, the valiant armies of Pars are overrun by the warrior-fanatics of Lusitania. Escaping the destruction of his homeland, the heroic Prince Arslan begins to assemble a group of five, extraordinary allies—a priestess, an exiled warrior, a mischievous minstrel, an insightful artist and his attendant—to aid him in his fight against the Lusitanian invaders. Together, they must build an army and defeat 300,000 trained soldiers—including the mysterious Lord Silver Mask—who has also laid claim to the throne of Pars.

Source: Arslan Senki Official Website