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Heroic Legend Of Arslan

Alt titles: Arislan

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Arslan is the prince of the Palse kingdom, a beautiful country which is located amidst the sand dunes. Peace in the land of Palse is soon disrupted when the Lusitanian army attacks, led by a man known as Silvermask who claims to be the true heir to the throne. After fleeing his home under siege with his only remaining general Daryoon, the young prince travels from kingdom to kingdom, gathering the support and loyalty of new friends, including Gieve the minstrel, Pharangese the warrior priestess, and Narsus the master strategist to help him reclaim his beloved Palse.

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Sachiko KAMIMURA Character Design
Mamoru HAMATSU Director
Yoshihiro YAMAGUCHI Director
Norihiro TSURU Music

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Heroic Legend Of Arslan VivisQueen 7.5/10 Oct 23, 2009
Arislan VivisQueen 7.5/10 Oct 23, 2009

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Arion

Arion
  • Movie (1 ep x 120 min)
  • 1986

In the ancient time of the gods, a son of the titans was born: Arion, borne of Demeter and Poseidon, the lord of the sea. After being kidnapped to the realm of the Underworld by Hades, Arion is sent on a mission to destroy Zeus, the lord of the heavens, in retribution for causing his mother's blindness. In his quest, he will gain new friends and face the powers of the gods themselves as he struggles to strike down Zeus and save the one he loves from the evil Apollo.

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TheBurningCrow
Both of these anime had the same sort of art style as well as similar character designs. They are both set in about the same time period as well. The plot is serious for both with a nice touch of history and mythical stories.
sothis
Arislan and Arion both share something unusual -- fighting in roman type times. While Arion focuses on mythology, I think both have a similar feel, and definitely similar character designs.
Ajna

Another old-school fantasy-themed show that will let you understand how even back in the days japanese animation had not to envy to mainstream western animated blockbuster.

On the contrary, you will probably find these films less chessy and more filled with contents than any other disneyan work of the same era.

Record of Lodoss War OVA

Record of Lodoss War OVA

In an ancient time of swords and sorcery,the struggle to rule the cursed land of Lodoss rages on, spilling the blood of monsters and men. With the threat of dragons and dark powers hellbent on destroying it, the only hope for Lodoss is a young swordsman named Parn and his comrades. Armed with determinination and sheer strength, the band of friends must join the forces of kings and elves to overcome the dark sorcerer Ashram and his mistress Pirotess, as the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins!

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APDS
another serious fantasy story though with a bit more magic involved
sothis
Arislan and Lodoss War, though plot-wise are not similar, are very similar in every other aspect. The characters shine, the fantasy-like atmosphere is engaging and exciting, and the epic feel is quite noticable. I definitely think you'd enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
TheBurningCrow
Arislan has the same serious tone as Lodoss War OVA. The animation style is similar and the story is really good. Better than the OVA I might say, but I could be wrong.

The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.

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Shizuka2
One of the few epic fantasy political series with rounded characterizataions NOT to be cut short. Further praise would be superfluous.
valondar

What is the nature of kingship? Two young people have been thrust into this role following tumultuous events in their fantasy country. Both the Heroic Legend of Arslan and Twelve Kingdoms also ground their fantasy in historical detail - Arslan is clearly inspired by the countries along the Silk Road, while Twelve Kingdoms takes the internal divisions and strife of China as its model. While both shows also include some surreal fantasy elements, the question of how to govern and lead well and a somewhat serious interest in the hisory of this fictive fantasy worlds is quite important to either show. If you enjoyed one, the other may be worth viewing.

 

VivisQueen

Grand and political with a complex world concept and beautiful designs, Twelve Kingdoms has a lot in common with Arslan. On the negative side, both also share the curse of being unfinished.

Legend of Basara

Legend of Basara

In ancient medieval Japan, the people are oppressed by a brutal emperor and his four children, with no hope for the future… until the prophet Nagi proclaimed that a child born on a day would be their savior. Twins were born that day, a boy, Tatara, raised from birth to be Japan’s savior, and a girl, Sarasa. This is her story: a story of great personal loss, tragic romance, and a resilient unbreakable will.

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Shizuka2
If you liked the epic politics and conflict found here, consider Legend of Basara. Another detailed plotline cut tragically short in the animation, it has perhaps fewer military considerations, but makes up for that with one of the more moving, and tragic, romances available.
sothis
Arislan and Basara are both plot-heavy political dramas that are compelling and interesting both. With a similar mood and tone as well, I know you'd like one if you liked the other.
Kari5

Although the setting is quite different, I think fans of Bleach will enjoy Zombie Power, and vice versa. The art styles and general 'feel' are the same, since they're both done by Tite Kubo. They're both also very good shounen titles.

MugenNeS

If you're a fan of Tite Kubo's work then you'll love both Bleach and Zombie Powder. Filled with tons of action and unique characters that make up a funtastic story on both ends.

LunaMoon1995

what can i say? they are both done by the same artist, so they have similar artwork and senses of humour ;)

hamletsmage

Kubo Tite left Zombie Power to start Bleach, so the styles are very similar. The character designs change slightly between the two, but Gamma and Grimmjow had to have shared the same mother... Both manga also have a storyline of a young protagonist out to save someone and the band of powerful individuals that surround him. 

DuskFey

Since Zombie Powder and Bleach are written by the same mangaka, several parallels exist: art style, darker heroic setting, hero with unnatural characteristics and inhuman strength, large swords, etc. In some ways, Zombie Powder feels like the story of an older Ichigo. Why not see what you think?

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Wen-Li Yang, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.

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valondar

Heroic Legend of Arslan has neither the length or the breadth of scope that merits it being considered equal to Galactic Heroes' sheer size of story, but these two anime adaptions of the same author's works have much in common - in either one, there is a young rising star in an imperial nation who has benevolent and wise streaks in him that could make him a very potent adversary indeed. Likewise, both programs feature rather negative depictions of quasi-Christian religious intolerance, grounded largely in the Crusades and medieval depictions of this faith (in either series).

At any rate, if a fan of one anime, the other one is worth investigating.

VivisQueen

Both LOTGH and Arslan are based on Yoshiki Tanaka's works. They have a similar epic feel, they are highly political with intense dialogues, but happen to operate in different speculative fiction genres. LOTGH spans a lengthy 110 and successfully wraps up a very complex plot but Arslan is incomplete and barely gets started. The latter is worth checking out, though, if you are happy to watch something great for great's sake.