After enjoying the first part of this series, I eagerly anticipated the next part as to see more of this epic and where it would go. Now the last episodes are here in The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Season One Part Two Blu-ray set. If you’re like me and couldn’t get enough for the previous episodes, you’ll want to fetch your horse and ride into battle with the remaining adventures here.
Picking up after the first set left off, Arslan has been through a lot of battles that have paid off with new people willing to fight for him. Just when things look to be going well, some Princes of the neighboring country called Sindhura decide to bring their battle into the path of Arslan and his army. Taking advantage of this in order to gain even more allies, Arslan and his advisor Narsus come up with a plan to unite the princes and get them to fight for their cause. But while they’re dealing with that, Lord Silver Mask is busy recovering and planning Arslan’s downfall back in Pars. Add in some more political intrigue and surprising twists that test Arslan’s faith in what he believes in, and you have a fitting finale for this epic anime tale.
To say I enjoyed the rest of this show is a vast understatement as it was keeping me on the edge of my seat most of the time. If you enjoy shows such as Game of Throne or House of Cards, then you already know what kind of situations you can expect watching this show unfold. I wish I could go into some of the details, but I dare not spoil anything for those who have come this far. Watching it on Blu-ray just made things better, as the usual excellent video and audio transfer from Funimation makes the visuals and sounds come alive while keeping you in the middle of the action and drama. When the dust settles from battle, you can take a look at the special features like audio commentary on two episodes, textless opening and closings, and some trailers of other titles.
Those who have already committed to Arslan before have already purchased and seen The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Season One Part Two I’m sure. But for those who haven’t seen it and those who enjoy strategic, thought out battles and political drama will want to take up their banner and pick this and first part of the collection up. You’ll be glad you did.