The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance (Season 2)

  • It was just announced on ANN that the second season of The Heroic Legend of Arslan, titled Dust Storm Dance, will air in July. This show is based on a Persian epic and is like Game of Thrones without the dragons lol seriously though, this show is great. A rich story, exciting action, compelling characters, and beautiful art. This is one of my favorite anime.

  • OMG, OMG, my favorite anime, too! :D

  • New illustrations have been released depicting Arslan and Daryun as they appear in season 2 of The Heroic Legend of Arslan. They look pretty nice. If you haven't seen this show yet, now is a great time to catch up. This show is truly epic.

    Crown Prince Arslan, son of King Andragoras III, is the leader of the resistance against the invasion of the Empire of Lusitania. Arslan is a charismatic leader, and inspires those who follow him to greatness. Standing by Arslan's side is his stalwart general, Daryun, the Knight in Black Armor. Daryun is a fierce warrior and also acts as one of Arslan's advisors. Daryun would do anything to see Arslan's vision of a new Pars realized.

    Prince Arslan


    For more information, visit Anime News Network. Dust Storm Dance is set to be released in July.

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  • More season 2 illustrations!

    Narsus is an artist and advisor to Prince Arslan, and Elam is Prince Arslan's loyal attendant. They work to achieve Arslan's goals.



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  • Illustrations were released on Thursday depicting Gieve and Farangis as they appear in The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance.

    Gieve is a traveling musician and an expert with a sword and bow. Farangis is a priestess of the Temple of Mithra ( Together, they aid Prince Arslan in his journey.



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  • I'm dying, they all look so gorgeous. I love how the colors are more vibrant. That red shirt on Gieve… mmmm<3

    And Daryun in that blue.
    And Arslan and Narsus staying perfect. So perfect <3

  • Two more illustrations have been released, depicting Alfreed and Jaswant from Dust Storm Dance.

    Alfreed is the daughter of the Zott Tribe leader Heyrtash, and Narsus' lover. Her loyalty to him is unquestionable. Jaswant was an agent of the Grand Vizier of the Kingdom of Shindra, and enemy to Prince Arslan. Now, he fights against the Lusitanian invasion, seeking to atone for his past sins.



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    I'm dying, they all look so gorgeous. I love how the colors are more vibrant. That red shirt on Gieve… mmmm<3

    And Daryun in that blue.
    And Arslan and Narsus staying perfect. So perfect <3

    Yeah, they really do. The bright colors are a nice change. Gieve looks great. I really hope we get to see some more of him this season.

    Daryun is my favorite character. He is strong, but level-headed, and a great advisor to Arslan. Do you have a favorite?

    I really like the characters designs for season 2. The art in this show is amazing. July cannot come fast enough.

  • My favorite is Narsus <3

    And Arslan and Daryun. I don't ship them, but I like them. That's one of those ships that sort of frustrates me, though, because their relationship is so nice as it is, it doesn't need to be a ship. Also, a lot of people who ship things I ship in other shows like to highlight the prince/knight parts of their relationship and act like that's all that's there… but if that were all that was there, they wouldn't be a good ship. The ones I'm thinking of are a lot more equal, actually, than that, even if one of them is technically a vassal to the other.
    It's a different setting and I different type of story. I ship Daryun/Narsus though... ^_^;

  • My favourite character Daryun. I'm really excited for the second season. I just recently finished watching the first season.

  • Dust Storm Dance premieres on July 3. But only eight episodes!? I am very disappointed about that; I was expecting at least a full cour's length. 24 episodes would probably have been more ideal.

  • Oh, :hmm: only 8 episodes. Maybe after the 8 episodes (which will most likely finish the story right now), there will be another season.

  • Wow, that is weird. I wonder why they shortened it down. From what I heard, they passed the manga series, so perhaps they are giving the manga time to catch up. The anime is based on a manga series called The Heroic Legend of Arslan, by Hiromu Arakawa. The Arakawa manga is based on a series of Japanese epic fantasy novels called The Heroic Legend of Arslan (, which is in turn based on a Persian epic called Amir Arsalan ( The Arakawa manga is also the second manga adaptation of the Japanese fantasy novels The Heroic Legend of Arslan.

    The Japanese novel series has 14 novels so far, and is still ongoing. So, there is plenty of material for the series to use. Given that this is the second adaptation, I think they will try to adapt as much as possible. So I don't think we need to worry about an end to the series in the near future. If they shorten the season they can let the manga catch up to the novels a bit more and avoid adding any filler.

  • The official website posted an illustration today, depicting Lord Silver Mask as he appears in Dust Storm Dance.

    Hilmes, also known as Lord Silver Mask, invaded Pars with the Lusitanian Army and will stop at nothing to see Prince Arlsan brought to his knees. But, Lord Silver Mask holds a dark secret within that could change everything. How will Prince Arslan combat this deadly enemy?

    Hilmes, Lord Silver Mask

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  • I'm not sure when the summer lineup is announced but I'm hoping they do a broadcast dub for the second season.

  • Yeah, me too. That would be so amazing!

  • The official website released illustrations depicting three new characters for Season 2 of The Heroic Legend of Arslan.

    In Dust Storm Dance, new characters emerge onto the battlefield, carrying with them the honor of their nation, Turan. Toktomish, the 14th king of Turan, fought through political turmoil for many years to reach the throne. Invading Pars was all part of his scheme to regain power and control. Ilterish is a violent, ambitious, young general of Turan's large army who invaded Pars. It is said that he fights as if he has lost his mind with bloodlust. Jimsa is a general of Turan's army and a fierce warrior. He prides himself on his combat speed, which allows him to wield a sword and blowgun with deadly force. Many say Jimsa he looks a lot younger than he actually is.


    "Jinon" (Royal Prince)


    The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance premieres on July 3, and will be 8 episodes.

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  • Interested in reading the manga that inspired the hit show?

    The manga by Arakawa is very popular right now, with 4 volumes released and a 5th scheduled for this August. If you are a fan of the show, you will like this book.

    "In the prosperous kingdom of Pars lies the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, a city of splendor and wonder, ruled by the undefeated and fearsome King Andragoras. Arslan is the young and curious prince of Pars who, despite his best efforts doesn"t seem to have what it takes to be a proper king like his father. At the age of 14, Arslan goes to his first battle and loses everything as the blood-soaked mist of war gives way to scorching flames, bringing him to face the demise of his once glorious kingdom. However, it is Arslan"s destiny to be a ruler, and despite the trials that face him, he must now embark on a journey to reclaim his fallen kingdom.

    You can get Volume 1 on Amazon: (

    For those of you who are interested in reading the original Japanese novels, Arslan Senki, I found this website where the translations are posted. Only the first two are translated so far, but more is to come.


  • You can also read the manga on Crunchyroll if you have subscription;

  • @Anthony:

    I'm not sure when the summer lineup is announced but I'm hoping they do a broadcast dub for the second season.

    Really hope so too.

    I hope it does well enough again to get continued after these 8 upcoming episodes as well.

  • Two illustrations debuted this week depicting brand new characters from The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance.

    Melreina is a skilled swordsman and an expert with a bow. As a survivor of the Zott tribe, Melreina seeks out Alfreed to ask her to become their tribe's new leader. Melreina protects Ilina, the princess of Maryam, a kingdom that was destroyed by Lusitania. Ilina was robbed of her vision by a terrible sickness, which has also left her body frail and weak. Despite this, she still has the appearance of royalty.



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  • Two more new character illustrations were released this week for Dust Storm Dance.

    Shagad, a well-known merchant, is one of Narsus' oldest friends. The two met while attending school together. Graze is a merchant ship captain, and a brave warrior. Graze is also a maritime merchant, with a keen eye for business and a great love for the sea.



    With all of these new characters being introduced in Dust Storm Dance, we should expect to see some great voice actors added to the already stellar cast.

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