The epic of palace intrigue and battlefield glory, from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, that became a hit anime franchise! Arslan is the teenaged prince of the ancient kingdom of Pars who doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a great ruler like his father, Andragoras III. A fateful encounter with a slave from the neighboring country of Lusitania leads Arslan to question the world outside of the royal capital's walls but before he can indulge his curiosity, war breaks out. Arslan is rushed off to his first war, only to see his kingdom crumble in front of his eyes. This series of events leads the young Arslan on a journey to reclaim his lost kingdom.
Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka is a popular Japanese novelist who is best known for The Heroic Legend of Arslan and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. His works have been known to span across multiple media, including manga, anime, and even musicals. Hiromu Arakawa is the award-winning artist behind the immesnsely popular Fullmetal Alchemist. In addition to Fullmetal Alchemist, she is also the illustrator/author of Silver Spoons which is currently available as an animated television series in Japan and the United States. Her newest work is as the illustrator of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, a featured title in the same magazine as Attack on Titan.