For those of you fans of the Historical genre anime such as Baccano, 91 Days, Sengoku Basara, etc., maybe you need to consider the Arslan Senki (TV) anime to watch. How is this anime story? see the review.
Title : Arslan Senki (TV)
Release Date: April 5, 2015
Duration: 24 Minutes per Eps
Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
Story Source: Manga
Studio : SANZIGEN, LIDENFILMS
Arslan Senki (TV) Synopsis
Tells the story of a crown prince of the kingdom of Pars named Arslan, where the kingdom was taken over by the kingdom of Lusitania. At the age of 14, Arslan took part in the war for the first time and lost everything, after his father, King Adragoras lost the battle, after Arslan managed to save himself with his loyal follower, Daryun.
With his new friends: Narsus; Elam; Gieve; and Farangis, Arslan begins to build a new force to fight the Lusitania army led by the knight known as Silvermask and strives to reclaim his once fallen kingdom.
Arslan Senki (TV) Storyline
This anime has a pretty interesting story, we see how the war happens in detail. This anime tries to bring a realistic story combined with a theme that is quite heavy in it. The heavy theme that I mean is the issue of trust. In this anime, we see how religion is used as a tool to justify war.
The purpose of this war is not to protect themselves or religion but to punish the sinners who in this case the kingdom of Pars. On the other hand, there are heavy themes such as the theme of slavery. We certainly understand that in the modern world the practice of buying and selling humans is illegal, but in the past, with various considerations, the practice of slavery was legalized.
This seems to want to be criticized by the storyteller. Another interesting thing here is the intrigue of the war that occurred. We certainly understand that as Tsun Zhu said that war is a deception. In this case, this anime describes well how each party deceives the other and pits strategies so that the enemy is caught off guard and then destroys him.
Arslan Senki (TV) Character
The character development in this anime is pretty good even though it’s a little irrational. First, the character of Prince Arslan is a little more mature when he has seen the reality of war, but on the other hand, his naivety is still very clearly visible. This I find quite strange when one has seen so much blood and still be that naive.
Another thing that doesn’t make sense is how close friends are prince Arslan himself gathered. We see Daryun the good at fighting, Narsus the strategist, Gieve as the clever musician, etc. All of them by chance appeared one by one as confidants of Prince Arslan. This is too ridiculous to be a coincidence.
We may never have it all. Sometimes we make friends with people who are super smart but selfish, or too kind but stupid, etc. The collection of friends of Prince Arslan can be said to be too good to be true.. Even though this is just a story, it still makes sense, doesn’t it?
Arslan Senki (TV) Art
The graphics in this anime in my opinion are quite good even though many things are beyond reason, such as how they animate hundreds of horses running together using CGI. Honestly, the horse animation is unrealistic and disproportionate.
Arslan Senki (TV) Ost
The opening and ending songs of this anime can’t remind me. This shows that the quality of the opening and ending itself is below average. Nevertheless, the opening animation I have to admit is quite good to describe the story.
Arslan Senki (TV) Overall
Storyline : 8.5 / 10
Character : 7 / 10
Art : 8 / 10
Ost : 7.5 / 10
Arslan Senki (TV): 8 / 10
Honestly, I don’t like the Historical genre anime, but this anime was able to make me curious about the story.