The fantasy epic from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist!
“An epic fantasy with plenty of historical detail [and a] deft artistic hand.” -Anime News Network
“Arakawa has no problem depicting the bloody reality of war: severed limbs, decapitated heads, and torture victims. Even the poor horses aren’t safe… The comparisons to Game of Thrones are inevitable.” -Women Write About Comics
ECBATANA IS BURNING
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.