Episode 5: The Royal Capital Burns, Part 1
Season 1 Episode 5
Kanji 王都炎上 〜前編〜
Rōmaji Ō Toenjō ~Zenpen~
English The Royal Capital Burns ~Part One~
Air Date May 5, 2015
Related Chapter/s Chapter 6
Opening Boku no Kotoba de wa Nai Kore wa Boku-tachi no Kotoba
Ending Lapis Lazuli
Episode Guide
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The Royal Capital Burns, Part 2
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Episode 5 Screenshots

The Royal Capital Burns ~Part One~ will be the 5th episode of the Arslan Senki Anime series. This episode will follow the storyline from chapter 6 of Hiromu Arakawa's manga.


While Arslan and Daryun enlist Narsus and his servant Elam's help, Lusitania begins their siege in the royal capital of Ecbatana.

The actions of Gieve, a wandering traveler draws the attention of Queen Tahamine, while the Lusitanian soldiers call for the slaves inside the walls to join them in exchange for their freedom.


The Lusitanian Army appears before Ecbtana. The captive General Shapur is brought over, on a chariot, heavily wounded. He is tortured/ beaten by Archbishop Bodin as an example of those who refuse God's faith. Shapur doesn't plead for his life; he courageously insult Lusitania's faith and ask for an Arrow of mercy from the besieged. Many archers on the walls tried but all fail, except a mysterious one.
The mysterious Man, a wandering traveler named Gieve, is brought before the Queen, where a servant of the Queen denounces him as a Quack. This resulted in a loss of a part of the reward for Gieve.

After many bloody and violent assaults, Lusitania soldiers screams freedom's promises to slaves if they rise up against Pars and help them take the City.
Meanwhile, Arslan held talk with Narsus, and realize Ecbtana will probably fall, even with solid defenses, because of people inside the City ready to help the Lusitanian : The Slaves of the city


Characters in italic are only seen briefly and have yet to make a proper appearance.


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