But anon, you're a little girl. You can't get married until you come of age!
Arslan is our royal highness you peasant! Repent!
>What were they thinking.
Not with the dicks. That's for damn sure.
No no no, they're supposed to be the Romans. It takes place in the 4th century, during the height of the Roman Sassanid wars. Muhammad himself was born in the 6th century, there are no Muslims.
It has its own fictional era, which makes no reference to Common Era/Anno Domini. Its irrelevant, because in the novels and original manga/OVA series, the Lustinians are clear expies to Not-Muslim Arabs.
Maryam is Not-East Rome/Byzantines. They are not fighting Romans, they are fighting fucking Arabs/Moors/Berbers.
Its closer to Hungarian designs then Byzantine Orthodox crosses. Doesn't matter though, either way Tanaka's intention and thematic with the Lustinians is to depict them as very violent and oppressive religious zealots whose kingdom is in a very desolate prior to them becoming monotheists.
Now who does that remind you of?
Not to mention, the map of the conflict shown is more or less a 90 degree rotation of the Roman Persian war. In addition, the Lusitanians are referred to as coming from the West, not the South as the Arabs would.
Design-wise, they do look very Roman. Actually, the more I think about it, the more likely it seems that Lusitania is more or less an amalgam of all of Judeo-Christianity in general.
Is anyone else kind of offended how awful Arakawa's redesigns of Gieve and Farangis are? I mean I can stomach the others because it doesn't really influence their character so significantly, but Gieve's in particular is pretty bad.
The Ghassanids are west of Persia and its client Arab states in the 5th, 6th, and 7th centuries. You aren't proving anything, Maryam is the Byzo-Romano expy in the story.
The Arab conquest of Persia was successful because of military strategy and tactics in actual battles. Not at all like the Lustinian victory which had more to do with manipulating the internal politics of Persia.
>the Ghassanids are west of Persia and its client Arab states in the 5th, 6th, and 7th
A client state of rome, yes..
Who are Arabs, like the Lukmids who would eventually become part of the Rashidun Caliphate. What's your point?
>The Arab conquest of Persia
It was successful because Persia and Byzantine had spent the better part of 70 years wasting three generations of manpower, resources, and money on each other between the Anatasian War and the final Lazic Wars.
They picked off two massively weakened nations. And Persia itself had gone through 13 pretenders and usurpers from the Grandees, 7 great clans, and the main Imperial family once Khosrau Parviz had died, being highly unstable and militarily vulnerable until Yadzgerd III came to power at the age of 8.
You know who kicked the shit out of the Arabs even with numerically inferior forces and less experience? Shapur II the Great.
That map is actually of the wars in the 6th century, but either way, the Arabs invaded Persia from the South, not the West. And certainly not Greece, which is where the Romans, and the Lusitanians, invaded from.
The Arabian peninsula is Southwest of Iraq, not just "South" of Persia. The region of Baghdad is traditionally part of the Persian people's homeland, and part of the Pars province for thousands of years.
>which where the Romans invaded from
Except Byzantine is in Anatolia, not Greece. And Byzantines identified as Romans culturally and ethnically, not as Greeks even if they were assimilated by them.
The Lustiniana is a Islam expy, the story does not have to fucking parallel a 1:1 of exact references to make it indicative of the fact they are the Arab Muslims of the story.
That gif shows once they taken the western half of Persian and Byzantine Mespotamia, that Yadzgerd III had sued for giving away half of the western Sassanid empire to the Arabs to keep them from invading into Iraq and Iran from the, yes you fussed, the western direction coming east to Pars and the Iranian plateau.
I think she's more of a female Alphonse, really.
What I want to know is how do you hide you're female in a crusader-era military culture?
>It was successful because Persia and Byzantine had spent the better part of 70 years wasting three generations of manpower, resources, and money on each other between the Anatasian War and the final Lazic Wars.
That too, but even that isn't the case in the the legend of arslan. Parallels between the Arabic invasion and the Pars-Lusitanian war are running quite thin.
>You know who kicked the shit out of the Arabs even with numerically inferior forces and less experience?
Shapur the Great.
>Shapur II the Great.
I got that one right.
>The Lustiniana is a Islam expy, the story does not have to fucking parallel a 1:1 of exact references to make it indicative of the fact they are the Arab Muslims of the story.
>They are based on arab Muslims
>but they don't have to be similar to the Arab Muslims at all.
Tanaka gave in and the prohibition is lifted
>Wright Staff Co. Ltd., a group of writers which includes Arslan Senki author Tanaka Yoshiki, revised its guidelines for derivative works on Monday, April 13th.
>Prior to Monday’s revisions, a specific clause in the group’s guidelines for derivative works (i.e., doujinshi and fanart) prohibited any expression of homosexuality. The guidelines received public backlash and were portrayed as being anti-BL and anti-fujoshi.
>They have now been revised so that “extreme sexual depictions” (heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise) are prohibited, but not expressions of homosexuality.
>He also acknowledged that the guidelines are more so requests to fans than hard rules.
The Lusitanian are part Muslim conquerors, part Christian crusader. They have a bible, an opposition between a western and western church. At the end, who fucking care, it's a fucking fantasy epic.
>it isn't the case of the legend of Arslan.
Why not? Its a blend of things, your saying Pars is supposed to be Sassanid Persia, even though the Sassanids never once called their nation or people as "Parsa" like the Achaemeneid Persians did. Arslan's father is a pretender, whose very highly intended to be an amalgamation of Mardanshah and Bahram Chobin, who usurps the throne from Kadveh, his older brother.
There's enough man.
The parallels are the Lustinanians invading from the West after taking much of Pars' client states and vassals and directly marching on the Pars' homeland, which coincidence, parallels what the Arab Muslims do in the real world.
>Shapur the Great
It was Shapur II, not Shapur I. Shapur I is Shapur II's great-grandfather. He even has the nickname of "one who pierces through shoulders" for how violently he settled and crushed Arab invasions into Persia in the middle of the 4th century.
>they aren't similar to Arab Muslims at all
So invading from the West, conquering all the nations and kingdoms allied or owned by the Pars Empire, and being extremely religious to the point of declaring a jihad on the Parsians in the novels isn't an expy for Arabs?
Everything about this is amazing.
The map that was shown in the beginning is clearly of Turkey, where the Roman Sassanid wars were fought. Going back to what I said earlier though, Lusitania seems far more like an amalgam of Byzantine Rome and the early Caliphate. Their armor is extremely Roman, sports Roman symbols, and geographically, they're from Rome. However their philosophy of equality and total bloodlust for heathens is Muslim, and from what >>124113949 said, while geographically they're Roman, the actual landscape is Arabian.
Basically what >>124115077 said.
You don't want people abusing your cute prince.
Oh man, OG Arslan looked like a king, now he looks like a heroine
>"Y-you're not fapping to me, right anon-kun?"
>guidelines for derivative works
What is this era
Authors are supposed to pretend these don't exist and gracefully ignore anything they don't like about them.
I don't want to live in a world where authors write guidelines for what sort of porn involving the characters they created I should be reading. Fuck them
He looks like the synthetic lovechild of Iason and Riki.
It probably won't have fabulous orgasmic hair flipping though, sadly.
I think it's more in the context of doujins being sold for money. I don't know japan's laws on the subject but I imagine conventions might refuse to host you and stores wouldn't stock it.
Sorry anon. I wanted to make sure your mind was healthy and you didn't take refuge in some wonderland where anime gay porns OVAs are released thrice a year and the remake of Ai no Kusabi is being continued.
Gieve's completely lacks the charm, exotic nature, and fey inspired design of his original form in Arakawa's reboot. Its pretty saddening, his rogue personality really worked with that Persian style clothing.
Iason isn't androgynous though. Or is he ? To me he's a man with long hair.
I don't know, he would fit right in
The Pokémon company had managed to pressure doujin circles in Japan to not draw Pokébestiality (sex with just the Pokémon amongst themselves or human characters with human characters is ok though).
Those guidelines apparently tend to actually get followed.
Does ova Gieve stab people in the neck and face? If he doesn't then no I don't care about his design, it's his action and personality that makes him great.
>You know who kicked the shit out of the Arabs even with numerically inferior forces and less experience? Shapur II the Great.
Not the same Arabs. The Arabs who defeated the sassanids just finished uniting much of the Arabian peninsula after war.