Esfan (イスファーン Isufān? ) is one of the secondary characters of the novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He is the younger brother of Shapur. He is known as "Faruhādin", which means "a man who was raised by wolves" in the language of Pars.


2013 Manga and AnimeEdit

In the 2013 manga and anime, Esfan has brown hair, yellow eyes, a ponytail and earring.

OVA SeriesEdit

In the OVA Series, Esfan has brown hair.

Novel Edit

In the novel, he has amber eyes.


He is a quiet person and cares a lot about his brother. However, he is a bit short tempered. He doesn't seem like a warrior type but does have a great skill with a sword ( which isn't shown much in the show) and fights swiftly.

He always remains confident when he faces enemies and he keeps positive attitude even in a great sorrow.



Esfan is hostile towards Gieve, as the latter killed Shapur, his brother, during the siege on the Royal Capital, even though it was an act of mercy. Esfan engaged in a fight with Gieve the night before Arslan's company set out to retake St. Emmanuals' Keep, which led to Gieve being banished by Arslan. (Later, it turned out that Gieve offended him intendedly following Narsus' plan)


Zaravant and Esfan has friendly rivalry.


  • In the 2015 Anime he's voiced by the same actor that voiced Shapur.
  • When he was a young child, he was saved by Shapur from a winter mountain where he was being cared for by wolves after his mother died there. She was a slave and left in the mountain by the legal wife of the brothers' father.



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Camp of Arslan
Humans: AlfreedArslanDaryunElamFarangisGieveJaswantNarsus
Animals: AzraelBaharamKayvanShabrangSorush
Pars Kingdom
Humans: Andragoras IIIArslanBahmanDaryunEsfanFarangisGarshasphHodirKhayrKishwardKhurupKubardKushaetaHusrabManuchurchNarsusLucianOsroesRukhamShagadShapurTahamineTusZaravantVahriz
Animals: AzraelShabrangSorush
Humans: ArzhangBarcacionBaudouinBodinEtoileGuiscardHildigoInnocentius VIIKharlanMontferratPedelausSamSilvermaskXandes
Humans: AsangaAravaliBahadurBaripadaDaravadaGadeviGauvinJaswantKarikala IIKunthavaiMahendraNatapulNawadaPalvaniParPradalataPrakeshinPrajiyaRajendraSalimaTaara
Humans: IlterishJimsaTokhtamysh
Zott Tribe
Humans: AlfreedHeyrtash

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