The popularity of the Arslan Senki novels was so great that it became natural for it to make a transition to manga form. Yoshiki Tanaka's novel series was adapted into a manga in November 1991 written and illustrated by Chisato Nakamura. The manga caught up with the novel and received an original ending in September 1996. The manga received a six-part (unfinished) anime OVA.

Origin Edit

In the 19th century, Naqib ul-Mamālik (نقیب الممالک), royal story teller of Nasereddin Shah's court, king of Iran/Persia, became popular for narrating the tale, Amir Arsalān-i Nāmdār. The Japanese story is set in a fantasy setting resembling historical Iran/Persia. Many characters have names originating from the Persian epic of Amir Arsalan.


  • Volumes: 13
  • Status: Finished
  • Published: November 1991 to Septemer 1996
  • Serialization: Asuka Fantasy DX[1]
  • Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten[2]