Fullmetal Alchemist creator Hiromu Arakawa’s The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga—based on the novels by Yoshiki Tanaka—first kicked off in 2013, and now it’s barreling toward the big conclusion. The April issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine published a “story review diagram” in an effort to set readers up for what is being described as its “final decisive battle.”
The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga previously inspired a TV anime adaptation in 2015, with a second season following in 2016.
Kodansha USA publishes the mangas in English and describes it like so:
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.