Best Anime of 2015: Historical

With what happens in the past, the historical genre offers a lot of variety in which a story can be told. Through looking back we can learn about our previous origins, and now the world has shaped in order to become what it is today. Though, a lot of historical anime does focus more around action and war and this year was no surprise. With that being said:

Deirii Raifu’s Pick:

Arslan Senki – ‘This is my land!’

“Your Highness!”

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The best thing about how Arslan Senki reflected a tale told within the confines of a historical culture, is how it truly took on all of the different themes and views of living in a different era. The perspective taken on topics such as war and slavery were important to note. As we watched Arslan grow up in a place out of his comfort zone, he learned as did I. With very well done battle scenes, to the very political discussions, Arslan Senki did a good job in depicting it all.

Runners Up: N/A

Roto’s Pick:

Arslan Senki – ‘A sword day, a red day…ere the sun rises!’

“The true value of our Parsian cavalry lies in their mobility and tactical flexibility”

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Man was Arslan Senki good. With good character development throughout the season, and strong storytelling, Arslan Senki enraptures the viewers’ attention early on in the season and never let’s go. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire anime, from the high tension battle sequences, to even the intelligent bickering and sneaky subterfuge of the political powers at play.

Runners Up: N/A

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