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.
Series Overview- Backed up by only a few companions, including the philosopher/swordsman/tactician Narsus and his young servant, Elam; Pharangese, an aloof, cold priestess; and Gieve, a travelling musician and con-man, Arslan must stand against overwhelming odds to assemble an army strong enough to liberate his nation from the Lusitanian army which is led by the elusive warrior known as “Silvermask”.