Yuki Kaji Joins Main Cast of ‘The Heroic Legend of Arslan’ as Mysterious Character Lord Silver Mask

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a TV anime that will begin broadcasting on April 5. The source material is a manga currently serialized in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine that is talked about for being a joint project between Hiromu Arakawa of Fullmetal Alchemist fame and Yoshiki Tanaka of Legend of the Galactic Heroes fame.

This time, Yuki Kaji has been announced to be performing in the main cast as Lord Silver Mask. As his name suggests, Lord Silver Mask is a mysterious character who wears a mask that prevents his face from being seen. It will be interesting to see what kind of role he’ll have in the anime.

The cast members announced to date all possess high popularity and talent and include Yusuke Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Daisuke Namikawa, Natsuke Hanae, KENN, and Maaya Sakamoto. Yuki Kaji’s name has now been added to this list, which will likely increase anticipation all the more for many fans.

The second key visual for the anime has also been released. The visual is a group illustration that focuses on the crown prince Arslan and features Darun, Narcasse, Eram, Guibu, and Farangis. The visual of these heroes who stand up to the evil kingdom of Rucitania hint at the grand story to come.

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a historical fantasy that focuses on Arslan, the crown prince of the kingdom of Pars, a strong nation awash in culture with people and goods from all over, and his fight against the heretic kingdom of Rucitania. The series portrays in detail a grand conflict on a continent with trickery at every turn and the growth of a single young man.

The original work created by novelist Yoshiki Tanaka began with the release of the first volume in 1986 and continues to be published even to this day, with the series up to Volume 14. The series boasts deep-rooted popularity and has over 6 million copies in print. Serialization of a comic version of the series by artist Hiromu Arakawa began in 2013. This as well has high support from fans of the original work and fans of Arakawa, and the series has two volumes in print totalling over 1 million copies.

In other news, as was previously reported, Aoi Eir will sing the anime’s ending theme, “Lapis Lazuli.” Attention will further be drawn to the series over how she will express the world of The Heroic Legend of Arslan through music.

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Yuma

© 2015 Hiromu Arakawa, Yoshiki Tanaka, Kodansha Ltd. / The Heroic Legend of Arslan Production Committee, MBS
© 2015 Hiromu Arakawa, Yoshiki Tanaka, Kodansha Ltd. / The Heroic Legend of Arslan Production Committee, MBS
© 2015 Hiromu Arakawa, Yoshiki Tanaka, Kodansha Ltd. / The Heroic Legend of Arslan Production Committee, MBS
© 2015 Hiromu Arakawa, Yoshiki Tanaka, Kodansha Ltd. / The Heroic Legend of Arslan Production Committee, MBS

Join the TOM Fan Club to learn TOM Senpai's secrets. Apply now: https://otakumode.com/fb/8ix