Fullmetal Alchemist creator to adapt fantasy novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan
The acclaimed fantasy novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Arslan Senki) by Yoshiki Tanaka will be adapted into a manga series by Hiromu Arakawa, the creator of the Fullmetal Alchemist series. The manga will be launched in the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine July issue.
The 13 volume novel series has already spawned two anime films and a four-part original video anime in the 90s. The story is described by Central Park Media, who had released the anime in North America:
As an unnaturally heavy mist descends on the battlefield, King Andragoras and his most valued officers confer among the bodies of dead and dying soldiers. When Daryoon, a young but highly skilled officer, voices his reluctance to send men into battle under these conditions, the king, unstable and enraged, banishes him.
Now, Daryoon’s new mission is to insure the safety of the King’s only son, Prince Arislan. Daryoon and Prince Arislan set off on a quest of their own, but they can’t succeed alone. They must convince both the Lord Narsus and his companion, the archer Elam, to join them in their quest to somehow help the soldiers win the war.
Now a group of only six they must somehow overcome an enemy of 300,000 soldiers! These unlikely soldiers have fate on their side, so anything can happen!