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The popularity of the Arslan Senki novels was so great that it became natural for it to make a transition to manga form. Yoshiki Tanaka's novel series was adapted into a manga in November 1991 written and illustrated by Chisato Nakamura. The manga caught up with the novel and received an original ending in September 1996. The manga received a six-part (unfinished) anime OVA.

Origin Edit

In the 19th century, Naqib ul-Mamālik (نقیب الممالک), royal story teller of Nasereddin Shah's court, king of Iran/Persia, became popular for narrating the tale, Amir Arsalān-i Nāmdār. The Japanese story is set in a fantasy setting resembling historical Iran/Persia. Many characters have names originating from the Persian epic of Amir Arsalan.

InformationEdit

  • Volumes: 13
  • Status: Finished
  • Published: November 1991 to Septemer 1996
  • Serialization: Asuka Fantasy DX[1]
  • Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://myanimelist.net/manga/51235/Arslan_Senki
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heroic_Legend_of_Arslan#Manga

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