Anime | 2013 Manga | OVA | 1991 Manga


Vital Statistics
Gender Male
Age 22[1]
Status Alive
Country Pars
Position Travelling Musician
A member of the Camp of Arslan
Physical Attributes
Hair Color Red Orange (OVA Series)
Dark Violet (2013 Manga and Anime)
Deep Red Purple (Novel Series)
Eye Color Blue
Navy Blue (Novel Series)
Novel Book 1
Manga Chapter 6 (2013 Series)
Anime Episode 5 (TV Series)
Voice Actor
Japanese Kazuki Yao (OVA Series)
KENN (Anime)
English Timothy Bentinick (OVA Series, Manga Video Version)
Harry Krause (OVA, CPM dub)
Jerry Jewell (TV Series)
Image Gallery

Gieve (ギーヴ Gīvu? ) is one of the main characters of the novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He is a traveling musician and womanizer, who is also a skilled bowman and swordsman. He joins the Camp of Arslan out of his infatuation with Farangis, but later shows true sympathy for the young prince and is curious about what kind of kingdom he will make.


Anime Edit

Gieve is constantly seen as an individual throughout the series with very dark purple hair and sharp eyes which seem to change color depending on the lighting. A cloth like material is wrapped around his head for most of the time. His lips are constantly pulled upwards into a smile, though his expression is quick to change upon his emotion, especially when it comes to extreme annoyance.

OVA SeriesEdit

In the OVA, Gieve has long light red hair and light blue eyes.

Novel Series Edit

His hair is deep red purple and his eyes are navy blue. He has a tall, slender body and delicate beauty. He wears a hat and a coat both of which have embroidery.


Gieve is a proud ladies' man. He believes himself to be a gifted poet and an irresistible individual, which is supported by the swooning of most women who encounter him. Gieve refuses to follow any noble, believing them to be all greedy tyrants who do not care about their people until he meets Arslan, who he finds different from the bunch. Though he shows indifference to situations that do not involve his own well-being and is merciless when it comes to encountering his enemies, Gieve also has a much softer side to himself as shown in several circumstances. He has also been revealed later on throughout the series to be a considerate man who will throw away what is important for him if it means saving the well-being of those he cares for. An example of this is when he threw his gold at enemy soldiers to distract them, so he could get to Arslan in time. Gieve is also shown to have a keen eye, a sharp-mind, and a silver tongue which allows him to escape most sticky situations. He also gets very drunk easily as shown in the anime.

Skill Edit

Gieve is one of the best archers in Pars. He is also a good swordsman enough to fight with Hilmes and survive. Other than fighting skills, he is a highly skilled oud player.



He joined his group to win Farangis. Over time he started finding Arslan's strange personality interesting and began to be curious about his future as king.


He is very fond of Farangis, stating that she is beautiful and the reason why he joins Arslan's team in the first place. However, his love for her is not reciprocated as she is heartily not interested in him in romantic way. Despite this, he is still overprotective of her as shown when Rajendra tries to offer Farangis a drink and Gieve interrupts.


Gieve interrupting Rajendra


  • Although he is always traveling, he has never been out of Pars except on duty as one of Arslan's vassals (novel).
  • His English voice actor also voices Barry the Chopper from Arakawa's previous work Fullmetal Alchemist, while his Japanese voice actor from the old OVA also voices Yoki from the same series.


  1. page 62 of Arslan Senki vol.8(novel)


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Camp of Arslan
Humans: AlfreedArslanDaryunElamFarangisGieveJaswantNarsus
Animals: AzraelBaharamKayvanShabrangSorush
Pars Kingdom
Humans: Andragoras IIIArslanBahmanDaryunEsfanFarangisGarshasphHodirKhayrKishwardKhurupKubardKushaetaHusrabManuchurchNarsusLucianOsroesRukhamShagadShapurTahamineTusZaravantVahriz
Animals: AzraelShabrangSorush
Humans: ArzhangBarcacionBaudouinBodinEtoileGuiscardHildigoInnocentius VIIKharlanMontferratPedelausSamSilvermaskXandes
Humans: AsangaAravaliBahadurBaripadaDaravadaGadeviGauvinJaswantKarikala IIKunthavaiMahendraNatapulNawadaPalvaniParPradalataPrakeshinPrajiyaRajendraSalimaTaara
Humans: IlterishJimsaTokhtamysh
Zott Tribe
Humans: AlfreedHeyrtash