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Just watched the first episode. This is going to be full of fujoshi pandering, right?
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>>123651184
I hope not.
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>>123651184
I'd bet on it. Threads for Arslan will be just filled with fujoshi as Aldnoah threads. Maybe even worse since Arslan looks femme as fuck.
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>implying they didn't already get off to the OVAs
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>>123651184
>>123651534
Dank memes dudes
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>>123651184
Is every Arslan thread this season going to start with fujoshi in the OP?
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>>123652768
No, they're just baiting in between episodes, besides there is nothing to talk about and once the the next episode comes out there'll be tons of discussion like last time.
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>>123651184
>>123652768
I think one retarded anon just learned the word "fujoshi" and using it for every series with a guy in it. It happens every season but this season especially.
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Is there any romance in this show? Novel reader?
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>>123654718
Gieve gets pussy and hits on Farangis a lot.
Arslan gets a girl.
Arslan's dad is a high-test alpha.

Yes.
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>>123651184
Considering that the novel is written by the same guy who did Legend of Galactic Heroes, I'd expect some male interaction that's purely platonic but uncomfortably close. Should have a lot of merit other than the occasional fujoshi moment though.
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I mean there is a 10/10 babe.
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>>123655133
Lust!
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>>123655133
The tomboy is cuter though.
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>>123654997
Gieve and Falangis do hook up? Or just Gieve has a crush on Falangies?

And who is Arslan's girl? This is a bit surprise for me, just can't imagine he end up with any girl, lol.

Arslan's dad got his waifu back?
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>>123655198
I think he's a boy. A he not a she.
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>>123655286
Look closely, anon. She's got cleavage.
>>123655236
>lol
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>>123655236
>Or just Gieve has a crush on Falangies?
He doesn't crush on her, he just flirts with her a lot and wants to fuck her. There's more romance between Narses and Darayoon then Gieves and Falangies.
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Which had more homo undertones in the first episode Seraph or Arslan.
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>>123655447
Easily Arslan. OnS was devoid of hand-holding between males.
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Judging by LoGH, yes but the story will be good enough that no one on /a/ will mind.
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>>123655492
Well you the worst is to come in Seraph.
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>>123655447
His had no homo undertones. Take those microscope off, autist.

I wish the word "fujo" would autosage a thread.
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>>123651184
WAIT, THAT'S A GIRL?
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>draw a girl
>call it a boy
Why is this allowed?
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>>123657164
That is clearly white haired Ed Elric
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>>123657377
Arslan is actually a reverse trap, which is why the queen doesn't like her
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>>123657434
Why do people say this? Yes I know the FMA artist did the designs but he literally looks nothing like Ed.
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>>123655542
Mich might act gay out of context of that scene but thats the gayest moment there is in the story thus far. Besides shinoaxyuu is being shipped hard as fuck to the point where multiple characters are on to it.
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>>123654997
>Arslan gets a girl.
Who? The reverse trap?
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>>123657377
Well they draw that blond slave girl like a boy, so i think it fits
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>>123657494
For me he looks like Ed with a softer facial expression, even has pretty much the same hairstyle Ed had in the Shamballa movie
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>>123657715
Yes. If the rumors are true then the reverse trap is supposed to be the girl Gieve says in the OVA series that starts to fall for Arslan when he's 15.
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So is this a worse version of Guin Saga?
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>>123657377
Because
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>>123657377
Only looked like a girl in the OP. Even then it was more of an innocent kid look.

>>123658238
He does but early on looks like a little kid since he was only 11 in episode 1. Edward was 15-16 in the series and obviously looks more grown up than Arslan.
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>>123658970
>So is this a worse version of Guin Saga?
Your thinking of Berserk anon.
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arslan a cute gril....right? ..... i want to believe
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>sandnigger
>white
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>>123661318
>arslan a cute gril
>....
>i
Bait.
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>>123661383
Exhibit A: Gilgamesh, the original sandnigger.
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Nah.
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I don't give a fuck but I want more of this cute boypussy, I don't even care if it goes full homo
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>>123651184
All relationships, between males, that aren't hatred = gay and he looks like a girl according to some anons. I'm just glad I'm not like those anons.
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I don’t like the redesigns much. I hope LoGHs will not be as modern.
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I wonder how close to the original tale Tanaka's series is. I watched the OVA and it reads as a metaphor for Islamic conquest of Iran.
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>>123662631
Sorry friend, this is the age of 3DCG and fujo pandering. Get ready for 10 low polygon ships representing a whole fleet. Imagine Space Battleship Yamato 2199 tier ships but with a lower budget.
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>>123662755
>fujo pandering
Are you retarded or do you just not know what you’re talking about? If you think gay shipping in series like Arslan and LoGH is new, it must be either.
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>semen demon
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>>123663008
Queef queen
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>>123662232
But Futo is a girl
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>>123651184
>fujoshi pandering
She is a girl masquerading as a boy.
Why do you think the big titty mom hate her?
It is because she is a grill and not a boy.
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>>123651184
I hope
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>>123654656
its the new cuck!
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what is real?
what is fantasy?
what is Arslan's real gender???

I'm a newbie to this series and I want to get real information even if they came from the internet
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>>123651433
I find this erotic.
Help.
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>>123663728
Arslan is a boy
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>>123662356
from which chapter is that? he still looks like a kid in the chapters that are translated
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>>123652768
I blame the lewd handholding scene
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>>123664221
But that's a girl anon
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>>123664267
Whatever helps you anon
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>>123655133
This calls for some Falangies on Arselan doujinshi.
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reminder that the new "whitewashed" designs make tumblr mad as fuck.
B A S E D
A
S
E
D
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>>123664943
What a strange thing to be upset about
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>>123664943
>"whitewashed" designs
Isn't all anime whitewashed?
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>>123664943
They’re shit compared to the old ones though.
By the way, Gieve is my wafu.
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>>123665033
no
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>>123665017
Well he’s Azeri, not Persian, though he doesn’t look that much whiter compared to many other ME'ers, like some Arabs in the Levant. There’s some pretty euro looking people in Iran but it’s not exactly Norway.
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>>123665050
Persians are white
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>>123665050
There are people who would unironically pick the the latter design.
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>>123665116
Most of them would be FMA fanboys.
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About this anime, sexual or gay doujin is forbidden by the author.
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>>123665116
Ye, for designs I prefer the older version, but I'm sure I'll like the new anime more. The old OVA is shit, don't even pretend you were a fan of it until now, because I was always looking for threads of it in the archive since2011, you'd hardly find any mentioning of it more than twice a month.
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>>123665050
Going to download the 6eps OVA?
How bad is it?
Did they cut out everything from the novel and rush it like hell?
What am I in for?
At least Arslan doesnt look like a girl in the OVA so thats a plus.
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>>123665235
>implying anyone here read the novels
The old OVA is boring and shit, absolutely shit compared to LOGH for sure. Only thing it had going for it was the designs.

The new manga is much better, even though a bit less "mature" and grounded/realistic in the atmosphere.
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For all the moaning about the changed designs since the announcement, you'd think that's the one and only thing that matters. May as well just look at an Amano artbook then, since the story or how it's told seems to be of minor import.
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The best first episode of the season so far.
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The only new design that I don't like is gieve, arakawa really fuck up his design.
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>>123665190
I beat Tana was buttmad at the Mittermeyer/Reuenthal script reading event in i
pic related

>>123665285
v1 and 2 are translated fully. Google it. I think the person/group gave up after a few chapters in to v3
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>>123665483
*Tanaka
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>>123655133

Akeginu is that you
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>>123665235
>Arslan look like a girl
>>123662356
'k then anon
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>>123665367
The slave is a girl , and Arslan looks like that because at this moment of the story is fits him more than looking like a manly badass.
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Anyone doing translation for it on using raws or Funi shit is the only option?
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>>123655133
This design looks retarded, what happened to manga's designs?
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>>123666189
Close enough.
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>>123666189
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Persians >>>> Shit >>>> Christian Faggots
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>>123666506
Despite Lusitania being ancient Portugal, I'm pretty sure they're supposed to represent Arabs, with Maryam being Christians (they worship the same god but Lusitania justifies their conquest by saying they worship the wrong way)
Could be crusaders too but they never Christianised Iran so I doubt it.
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>>123666506
why do the persians have these funny hats.
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>>123666685
They're actually touhous
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>>123655198
More manly than Arslan.
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>>123651184
Fuck
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is this shit any good
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>>123655133
>big boobs
>archery

pick one.

when will japan learn.
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>>123667582
I'll pick big boobs then.
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>>123651184
>trap x reverse trap
Fucking Japan.
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>>123659184
Gowther looks like a fuckboi though, he just crossdresses
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>>123665116
I like both. I haven't seen the old one to really compare.
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This isn't one of those anime where you're required to read the manga and people bitch about secondaries, is it?
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>>123668165
Sounds like every manga fan on /a/... never heard one say that the anime is better than the manga.
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>>123665623
But basilisk is actually decent unlike this pile of shit.
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>>123668370
What didn't you like about it?
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>>123659788
>Arakawa will retire early before she catch up with the novel.
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>>123669024
If she keeps shitting out kids, then yes.
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>>123666658
What characteristics of Portugal does Lusitania have?
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>>123665367
You are aware that the Lusitanian boy on the left is actually a girl dressed as a boy, right?
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>>123669258
The Roman province which now corresponds to Portugal was called Lusitania.
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>>123669332
>girl dressed as a boy
>looks more masculine than the boy on the right
I am so gender-confused right now.
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>>123670832
That's kinda their identity really. Boy-girl and girly-boy.
Too bad she dies later on ;_;
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>>123670934
>spoiler
Fucking dropped.
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>>123670934
When will our Arslan has a proper love interest?
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>>123666045
>>123669332
No one wants to hear the truth that the slave is a girl and Arslan doesn't look like a girl. Its a shitposting thread, every thread until episode 4 will be a shit posting thread.
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Why's it always gotta be fujoshi or otaku pandering with you guys?
Can't a show just be a show made for the sake of making a good show?
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>>123671693
>you guys
>implying /a/ is monolithic

The first episode makes it look like the male MC prince is feminine and holds hands with another boy. Watching the ed before knowing what the show was about, Arslan's design made me think the show was about a girl. It looks like it has boys loving boys.
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>>123655133
>>123665623
I may have to pick this up now.
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>>123672741
Not feminine just young and innocent. The other "boy" was a girl. It doesn't look like boys loving boys.
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>>123666189
>>123666306
>>123666328
She's much more petite in the original series. Her bust is much smaller too.
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>>123664943
Really?

>>123666506
Sassanids pls
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>>123665098
There is no such thing as a persian. Azeris are still iranians, they speak turkish because it was part of the ottomans. Only armenians and kurds survived.
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>>123664943
Oh just like what happens whit Tokyo Ghoul:re Matsuki. Good, I like when they are getting angry for fucking nohing.
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>>123665050
Why did they draw the new Arslan so shit looking? He looks like a moeblob.
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>>123675362
>There is no such thing as a persian.
You are an idiot. Azeris in Iran are still Iranian, but Azeris in Turkey and independent Azerbaijan are Turkized over the centuries into thinking their Turkish.

That doesn't change the fact Persians are still an actual ethnicity. Nor do Armenians or Kurds have anything to do with Azeri ethnicity.
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>>123651184
I read 20 chapter of manga. There's literally no romance in any kind involve at all.

Also, a significantly lack of female character.
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>>123655321
He's a he. Sorry.
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>>123676205
>The manga
Not the source material
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>>123676488
And this anime is a direct adaptation from said manga and also give zero fuck about the novel.
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>>123676535
>also give zero fuck about the novel
You are also retarded
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>>123673732
Then go complain to Amano why he didn't draw the official manga. And before you complain about her attire, this here is what current novel Falangies looks like.
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>>123676628
? what are you blabbering about?
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>>123676662
Are you ESL?
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>>123676646
That's nothing like what Arakawa's Falangis looks like, a far cry still.
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>>123676771
Note I wrote "attire" regarding that image.
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So, from what you guys said, there is few romance in this. First one being, Gieve unrequited love toward Falangeis, other one being, Arslan and Slave girl from first episode. Am I correct?
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>>123676862
That's exactly what I was responding about. Falangies attire in the Arakawa manga is almost non-existent, look closely at current Amano's version. Her midriff and chest are more covered up, its less revealing then the bondage cosplay Arakawa's version has going on.

>>123676930
Gieve just wants to fuck her, he isn't in love with her.
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>>123676735
What the fuck is wrong with you man? If you think I'm wrong just said so.

Don't be a /b/
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>>123677085
I think he's right.
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>>123677154
About what? that my english is poor?
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>>123676968
That's not Amano btw. And the outfits aren't as significantly different as you make it out to be. Either way, it's a rather large stretch to call it "retarded" like >>123666189 did.
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>>123677494
Actually they are when you compare the LNs and illustrative artwork with the manga.
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I wanna get her pregnant.
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>>123678921
Boys can't get pregnant

>>123678810
Favorite design
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>>123678921
He is an 11 year kid and an innocent and kind hearted one and a prince. You are a pleb who gets no where near him.
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>>123678971
Perfect webm.
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Is Silver Mask going to be voiced by Ikedea again in the anime?
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>>123678971
>>123679100
>boy
>him
Nice joke.
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>>123679550
Dank meme
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>>123679550
Nice shitpost.
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>>123679386
Anyone?
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>>123679983
No
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>>123680288
What a shame
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How will the unrestrained brilliance of Uezu+Kishi change this story?
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>>123675362
>There is no such thing as a persian
What do you think the Pars in this anime is you moron
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>>123680538
Wait, Kishi is involved?
Welp there goes the show
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>>123675362
But I'm Persian.
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>>123680617
Nevermind, I was mistaken.
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>>123680702
Don't scare me like that anon
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>>123680702
>>123680538
Dude, not cool.
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>Muh REVENGEANCE
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>>123681700
Tell me about Silver Mask, why does he wear the mask?
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>>123682962
Because he has a scar
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>>123680640

Arab rape babies aren't Persian.
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>>123683317
I hope you are just ironically shitposting but in case you aren't, a few hundred thousand Arabs played little effect on a genepool of 50 million Iranians when the Sassanid Empire fell.
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>>123683345
Are you chubak
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>>123683397
Chubak is Azeri

Also dank meme dude
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>>123683417
I agree, he is pretty dank
Aryanest warrior ever
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>>123683478
Either way, Azeris genetically were influenced a lot more by Turkic and Arabs where as Afghanis have more Mongolian influence in them and Azeris are generally not as fair as Persians or Lurds

They tend to be swarthier but still some are passably "white"
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>>123683478
>>123683417
>>123683397
>>123683345
>>123683317
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L41WcuF_Drk
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>>123678921
>Apparently the author forbade any homosexual material (doujin and fanarts) to be made about the series.
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>>123683662
He's legitimately crazy, they should just take away his Internet access for his own good.
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>>123683922
Well one would think when he admits he took estrogen for awhile to see what it was like to be a "woman". He also admitted to having to go to a mental health hospital for awhile.
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>>123683527
> Turks are swarthier than Persians
You're like the same dude
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>>123684016
Try again, Arab.
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>>123684034
Hey, some Shamis and North Africans are pale as hell
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>>123684081
I've only seen a few "white" looking Lebanese and they are only considered "Arabic" because their native tongue is Arab, more likely descendents of Roman/Greek/Persian/European colonists from late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

I've seen plenty of pale looking Persians in comparison. Also Gulf Arabs have lots of mixing with Africans.
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>>123684134
> Also Gulf Arabs have lots of mixing with Africans
And Yemeni girls are cute, so what does it matter really
You Parsians are too easily baited with whiteness arguments
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>The artist copy pasted Kimbley
There's a limit to sameface, it's the exact same person
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>>123684281
>Yemini girls are cute
No.
>Parsians are too easily baited
Lustanian pls go
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>>123684332
>>Yemini girls are cute
They are, especially Yemen yahoodi grills
> Not digging brown girls
It's ok, I like Parsian boys too.
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>>123684552
>sexualizing Parsians
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>>123684713
> Implying they weren’t made to be sexualised
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>>123684846
I don't remember the shota being a Parsian
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>>123684939
He’s a slave, idk if he’s a foreign slave but whatever
I can always sexualise Gieve some more.
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>>123684980
Gieve just wants to shove his dick up Farangis shapely butt. Are you a Narses?
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>>123685028
You don't understand my art
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>>123685079
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>>123685168
He meant that the quote is meaningless, because art was being destroyed before their very eyes.
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i want to fuck arslan

glad i'm not a fujoshi and just a faggot, though
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>>123664943
I checked the tag the other day and actually didn't see any bitching about whitewashing. Not doubting there's some going on but a lot less than you'd expect, I saw more complaining here. Probably because most tumblrites are just into new stuff and never watched the OVAs.
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>>123686958
I watched the OVAs as a warming up for the series. Bad quality videos but the designs were great. I don't like the style of the new one much.
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>>123687060
I've warmed to the new designs, it was a shock since Arakawa's style is so different but they're not bad. And Daryoon looks great.
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>>123651184
why
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>>123687604
Alp Arslan was a Seljuk sultan, this Arslan is based on Amir Arsalan
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>>123651184
The original OVA was already drawn in such a way that the entire main cast was made up of pretty boys who could swap with the token girl of their group if they just switched clothes and hairstyles.
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>>123687604
That ain't the same Arsalan. He's *meant* to have white hair.
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Reminder that Tanaka doesn't allow homo
http://yaraon.blog109.fc2.com/blog-entry-31166.html
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>>123678332
Very pretty.
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>>123688175
He cant stop me from sexualising arslans and loghs.
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>>123688175
That's weird as fuck considering LOGH/Tytania/Arslan are all originally drawn with so all them pretty boys that do nothing but stand around looking important.
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>可愛いです!
>EDもすごく美少女顔でハラハラしました
>可愛いです!
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>>123688175
This is just something he said/his company said in 2004 that they pulled up. But yeah it probably still stands. http://www.wrightstaff.co.jp/free.php?fId=3
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>>123687604
>Alp Arslan
>Persian
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>>123688427
Well it's his fault for OK-ing the character designs. The illustrations in the novels themselves for LOGH look too normy.
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>>123688175
He can't tell me what to do.
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>>123651184

The visual style reminds me to FMA brotherhood for some reason. I´ll keep watching... for research porpouses.
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>>123687604
Anon please.
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>>123688729
Oh wow, Yang looks like a nazi being tried here.
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>>123688427
He hated fujos latched on Reinhard/Kircheis and Reuenthal/Mittermeyer
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Fun fact: Arslan's dad parallels Shapur the Great both in legacy and design
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>>123688729
Yeah the drastic changes is incomparable. That said I'm not sure LOGH would have been the huge hit it is today if it had gone the same style as here on anime.

So the guy really has no right to complain. It's part of what made him money.

>>123689109
He's just being like Miyazaki and Tomino. The guy didn't complain when Golden Wings was being made, so personally I bet he's just saying he hates the fujos because he wants a cleaner image.
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>>123689109
I could understand why he would hate the fujoshits for liking Reuenthal/Mittermeyer, but Reinhard/Kircheis? You can't deny there were some rather questionable moments between them in the series.
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>>123689561
Golden Wings was by Clamp, Tanaka is well aware who that movie was made to address to much much later after the main series and OVAs were completed.
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>>123689722
Still doesn't change the fact that he green lighted a series about his novel to pander to the same people he's criticizing.
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>>123689377
Is Cyrus the Great overrated or underrated compared to Alexander?
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>>123689854
Cyrus lived longer and was beloved by his friends and respected by his foes. Alexander conquered more turf but overall but after he died his so-called friends tore his empire to pieces and opened the door for superior Rome to crush them all. I'd say in the long term Cyrus wins.
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>>123688705
>Arslan
>Persian
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>>123689990
Are you trying to pull off an epik troll or something
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>>123689722
It's by Katsumi Michihara not Clamp.
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>>123690037
nope
anime based on story that prince arslan realizes his turkish royal roots and goes quest for reclaiming his conquered lands
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>>123690158
Turks confirmed for worst shitposters
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>>123690248
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Arsalan
>The epic narrates the adventures of its protagonist Arsalan. The story begins with the Banu (lady) of Roum (also known as Constantinople, or Istanbul). Roum was conquered by European invaders, and its pregnant Banu (lady) forced to flee for her life. She becomes wedded to an Egyptian merchant and gives birth to her child, Arsalan. The merchant claims the child as his own. Eventually, of course, Arsalan learns of his royal origins and takes it in his mind to reclaim his throne.


>Turks confirmed for worst shitposters
well we are the one of the earliest ones
>One of al-Kashgari's most historically significant poems, tells of the Turko-Islamic conquest of the last of the renowned Central Asian Buddhist kingdoms, the Tocharian Kingdom of Khotan:

>We came down on them like a flood!
>We went out among their cities!
>We tore down the idol-temples,
>We shat on the Buddha's head![5][6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmud_al-Kashgari
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>>123690477
>>123690158
>>123689990
>Etabana
>Susa
>Pars
>Daryoon
>Farangis
>Turkish
The only thing Turkish is the name of Arslan, the entire story is based off an epic in the Book of Kings by Ferdowsi, paralleling to the Achaemenid/Arsacid/Sassanid time period of Pre-Islamic Iran.

Try again.
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>>123691548
Honestly the story to me seems kinda like a metaphor for the Arab invasion. >>123666658
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>>123690158
Seeing as how the LNs dvelve and show the Turanic and Turks to be distinct enemy of the Pars kingdom as much as the Lustanians are, I don't think so.

Like >>123691548 said, the story in the LNs follows an expy of Pre-Islamic Persia. Only the name Arslan is of Turkish origin, and even that is debatable as there are Iranians with the name even if not of Turkish/Turkic stock.

The royal capitals of Susa, Ectabana, Parsagrade, and Persepolis are shown in the map. The LNs and overall story only loosely is inspired by the Legend of Arslan, the entire framework of the actual characters and setting is pre-Islamic Persia.

Even the main people of the protagonist, reside in Pars, the province in Iran where the majority of the Persian tribe settled before the Persian revolt against their kin, the Medians in the early 6th century.

My point being simply, this heavily about paralleling Persian history, not Turkish in the anime and novels, which loosely, are adapted partially from the Legend of Arslan.

>>123691731
The last great Sassanid Emperor, Khosrau II (grand son of Khosrau I the Great) aka Khosrau Parviz was considered to turn Zoroastrian Iran to Christian by marrying his favored son to a high-ranking noble christian women who was distantly related to Maurice, the Byzantine Emperor.
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>>123691965
So Lusitaia as Byzantines? That doens't make sense to me considering Maryam.
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>>123692139
Maryam should be the Not-Byzantines, Lustiania are Moor/Arabs.
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>>123692258
That’s what I thought yes, I thought you were trying to say I was wrong.
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>>123692139
I don't think a fictional novel in Japan based on an ancient fictional folklore of a historical figure has to be an accurate parallel. I mean they fucking use magic.

Even Altair doesn't go 1:1, and takes huge liberties. And there is no bullshit fog summoning to make everyone magically retarded like it was still 2600 BC in ancient chinkland.
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>>123689990
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Arsalan
Amir Arsalan-e Namdar (Persian: امیر ارسلان نامدار‎) is a popular Persian legend which was narrated to Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, the Qajar Shah of Persia in the 19th century, (though the legend itself is much older) by a storyteller named Mohammad Ali Naqib al-Mamalek (Persian: میرزا محمدعلی نقیب الممالک‎). Mohammad never transcribed the poem himself, but the daughter of the Shah, who also loved the tale, eventually transcribed it and preserved it for history.

The historical Alp Arslan is Turkish and a founder of a Turkish dynasty, the fictional one is 100% Persian though. The epic itself created by a Persian in fact.

>>123692424
Exactly. And besides the setting is ancient Persia, like I said earlier; the real Alp Arslan is a Turk, the fictional one is a Persian and the setting is not medieval times where Turks are more prominent in Near Eastern/Western Asian history.
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>>123691965
Because the original legend was written at the height of Ottoman-Persian Aggression and aimed to rip Alp Arslan's Turkic lineage.

From a historical perspective Seljuk "Turks" were actually a mixed race of Turks and Persians.

The Legend "Amir Arsalan" also "erases" Hassan Sabbah from the tale as his branch of Shia Islam,"Isma'ilism" was a controversial topic for Shia Persians at the time. Nizam al-Mulk is another personality that got divided into different characters. (His erasure was because of Siyasatnama contradicted Qajar Dynasty's right to rule.
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>>123692612
Unsubstaniated claim.

Either way, the point was made the fictional Arp Arslan is Persian, not the real one. The setting and story in the LNs is completely paralleling to real historical Achaemenid to Sassanid era Iran, which is and never was Turkish.
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>>123692612
From a modern perspective Turks aren’t Turks either.
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>>123692424
>>123692501

>yfw this bitch's patron deity was so hax even after 3000 years after his death someone manages to summon him back to make some fog for Silver Mask
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>>123692612
Seljuks were Persianized, but that is more of a reference to the fact they settled in Persia, then actually being an ethnic mix of Caucasian/Mongoloian ethnicity. Also the claim about Ottoman-Persian aggression happened almost 400-500 years after the real Arp Arslan lived, and the Anatolian branch of Seljuk Turks would establish themselves for their descendents to become the Ottoman Turks/Rum Turks.

The Safavids only major cultural or religious difference was the creation of Shia/Twelver Islam to politically isolate themselves from Sunnis when the founder of the Safavid dynasty, the Persianized Kurd-Azeri Ismail Shah, decided it was necessary.
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>>123692939
>The Safavids only major cultural or religious difference was the creation of Shia/Twelver Islam to politically isolate themselves from Sunnis when the founder of the Safavid dynasty, the Persianized Kurd-Azeri Ismail Shah, decided it was necessary.
Good decision.
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>>123692939
>Also the claim about Ottoman-Persian aggression happened almost 400-500 years after the real Arp Arslan lived
He was talking about the tale, not the historic person.
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>>123693042
Since we're on the topic of /history/, Shia Islam is pretty much Iranians putting their culture and folklore to Islam and Persiainzing the shit out of it.
Which is why most Arabs hate it.
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>>123692694
>Unsubstaniated claim
Actually you can ask your professors about it. And if you have the chance go to/contact Ankara University's Language, History and Geography Department or Shiraz University's School of Literature and Humanity Science Department. They surely know better than myself who is not a complete expert on this subject.

Also what I said was fictional Alp Arslan in this story IS persian, since he is a persian in the original story. Again the original history aims to "erase" historical Turkic presence in Persia so they retconned Seljuk Empire to an upgraded Sasanian Empire.
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>>123693169
And it’s why I like it. I see Babism as the natural evolution of Shi’a Islam, but of course the Ayatollahs see that differently.
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>>123693148
That he was. My point was about the tale itself having little to do with the race or ethnicity of the actual historical figure. The entire point I've made throughout the thread repeatedly was the Legend of the real Arp Arslan has little to do with the inspiration of the Persian epic, so claiming its about Turks silly.

Its a very LOOSE adaption of the real figure and a closer to one to the ancient Persian rulers.
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>>123693239
The claim is the original Iranian writer wrote it with the intention of putting Turks aside and using it for Persian nationalist legend.
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>>123693303
That's not the argument I was addressing.
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>>123693239
Tale itself creates a modified "Persian Alp Arslan". I just probed the reasons behind it. And it has something to do with Turks and Ottomanic Claims of Persia. Ottomans were always trying to instigate local population in Iran to rebel against their Persian rulers and return to the their true motherland with their land. One of the casus belli of the Ottoman–Persian War (1821–23) was that Ottoman Empire was harboring rebellious tribesmen. They were basically doing what Turkey did to Syria with ISIS. So the legend creates a tale with a purely Persian Alp Arslan. Remember that this tale was told to the Shah himself and its writer(not the teller, she's just writing what he said) was his daughter.
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>>123693169
Btw the reaction of the gulf (Oman excepted because Qaboos is a smart man) to the current Iranian/Shia expansion is often transparently a fear of Iranians rather than actual theological difference with Shia. Even if so much of the Muslim golden age is thanks to them.
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>>123684324
>not wanting more Kimbley
I hope Bradley shows up.
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>>123693169
Not exactly. You gotta remember that the identification of Shia Islam with Iran is a Safavid thing. Before them, Iran was mainly sunni. In fact, most of the "founding fathers" of sunnism (the guys that recopilated hadith) were of eastern iranian origin. That said, Ismailism (specially Nizaris) and Sufism do have some iranian elements.
One of my favorite traditions in that respect is the one were Shahrbanu, daughter of the last Sassanian emperor Yazdgerd III, married Hussein, son of Ali and third Shia Imam. Thus making the Twelve Imans descendents, not only of the Prophet Muhammad, but also from the Sassanian emperors.
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>>123693780
Man I’d love to study Islamic history better, but I am already so busy with China and Japan.
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>>123693612
Do you have some proof the epic was created due to strained relations between the Turks and Persians? Because I have seen little evidence of that from any documented material citing the background and citations of the epic.

Either way this is far removed from the tangent claiming that the LNs and its adaptions are based off Turkish characters and history, but rather Persian ones; solidified and made tangible by Persian locations, names, and parallels to its pre-Islamic history.

>>123693780
That's why I said Arabs/Sunnis hate the concept of Twelver Islam/Shia Islam. Its a heavy admixture of Persian and Iranian mythology and folklore tying Islam to Iranians. But another main difference is the support of Ali as being Mohammad's successor irregardless of him or his bloodline having ties to Persians.
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>The Euphoric Legend of Fagsland

No thanks.
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>>123689586
>(DVD)
Pleb.

>>123694878
>Shitposting
No thanks.
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Anyone read the novel? I need to know if the slave is actually a girl, because I am really feeling like that'll be the case.
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>>123695035
It’s a boy
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>>123659788
So when does Arslan be come manly like pic relate in the story?
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>>123696060
When he is not 14
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>>123694878
Great memeposting
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>>123696085
When does that happen in the novels?
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>>123696309
He grows older and matures while Narses instructs him in strategy, Gieve in diplomacy, and Daryoon in combat.
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>>123693995
You were going well until you said "irregardless", which is not a word.
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>>123696524
Irregardless is a word which means the exact same thing as regardless.
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>>123696524
I think you need to calm down and let the situation dethaw
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>tfw all this thread made me think of was the possibility of a Persia: Total War
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>>123696406
What shitty teachers, I could do all their jobs at once. And better. How about it your highness want to forge an alliance with Weißen? I'll even throw in free tips on how to deal with bastards who like to cover their face.
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>>123696537
Actually if it were a word, which it's not, it would mean the exact opposite as "ir" is a negative prefix. Take "irrelevant", for example.
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>>123696635
Fuck, I would be satisfied with only a good mod. Broken Crescent is probably the closet we have right now
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>>123697052
Actually it is a word in use for centuries, and the logic of the prefix is subordinate to the way it has been used all this time in English.
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>>123697085
Also doesn't help Rome and Rome 2 both have Parthia as the main antagonist in the main games, while the Sassanids are always only in the expansion even though both historically and militarily they were more powerful then their Arsacid predecessors.

Hell we've never had the Achaemenids as a playable faction iirc, a Mesopotamia: Total War would work fine too.
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>>123697152
>lying on the Internet
I'm sorry you aamericucks can't manage to use English correctly
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>>123697251
I’m not American. Face it anon, this is how language (and especially the English one) works.
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>>123651184

No more fujo than its predecessor I would imagine. At some point you're going to have to grow up and not let such minute things keep you from enjoying a series.
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>>123699319
Any series that has a large cast of male characters is "fujoshi" by normal shitposting logic of the average anon here. The specter of that should be ignored to talk about the show's merits and characters.
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>>123699319
>>123699786
The shitposting will hopefully die down when the anime starts to progress more.
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>>123663743
I'll help you when you're asleep tonight.

Don't worry.
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>>123664943
>no source or screencaps of posts with examples
>/a/ eats it up anyways because tumblr boogeyman

worse than /v/.
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>Caring about a boring, talky anime that came out in, like, the 80s

Here it is if you really wanna watch it I guess:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r54YWwixKnY
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>tfw Arslan in my online handle in virtually everything
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>>123700262
Remove kebab
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>>123657377
Oh God this is adorable. Picked up just for this.
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>people on /a/ knowledgeably discussing history

This is not the /a/ I once knew, but I like it
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>>123684846
>>123684939
Does your religion allow you to kiss brown crossdressing shotas, /a/?
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Does nuArslan have an inferior OST to the original?

related:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXUQritu8Ig
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>>123700483
/hist/ is best discussed on /a/ and /twg/ since /int/ is literally /v/ tier
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They held hands in the first episode anon.
This is going to end with the 2 mcs having gay sex in the middle of the battlefield to settle their difference.
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>>123700543

Just wouldn't have thought hyperactive anime nerds who incessantly post threads about waifus and screen caps of chibi anime characters in their spare time would have the attention span for the study of history
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>>123700468
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>>123672807

Basilisk has a few hot ninja women

>tfw no irl smoking hot Japanese Ninja warrior woman with Ninja powers gf
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>>123700543
You mean /tg/, because /twg/ has like 3 guys at most that actually know history.
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>>123700735
/a/ is an international board, when an anime covers interesting topics like Rome, Persia, Medieval/Middle Ages; it snowballs from there.
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>>123700826
No, never cared for that board. Last I was on /twg/ regularly, it was a great discussion area for history compared to /gsg/.
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Wait, why are people complaining Farangis clothes are too revealing? Are we on /co/ or something? Shouldn't we be happy with that?
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>>123701081
She looks like an overly forced cowtittied chick compared to her early design in the LNs and original manga. Her prior design had a mysterious alluring charm to it.

/co/ would be voicing a majority opinion about wanting her changed to a fat chick with a dyke styled hair cut.
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>>123701124
>/co/ would be voicing a majority opinion about wanting her changed to a fat trans chick with a dyke styled hair cut.

Fixed that for you
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>>123701167
>>123701124
Is this true?
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>>123701124
>cowtittied chick
Lust V.2
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>>123701251
Exactly why I hate it
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>>123700200
It might sound cheesy, but I enjoy the British dub. Silver Mask has an amazing voice
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>>123701373
Did it keep the awesome inserted Persian chanting in the final OVA episode like the original Japanese version does?
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>>123701081
>Shouldn't we
"We" is every anon. Every anon isn't okay with adding cowtits and removing cool armour and her charm for lifeless. Anons are right, she looks too much like Lust. I feel like she should have gone for a more Hawkeye look and feel.
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>>123655133
Just like her VA.
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>>123701471
Unfortunately, the British dub is only for the first two OVAs; the four 30 minute ones get an American dub, which is not as good and I don't remember if they had the Persian chanting. I'm currently rewatching the OVAs, and will watch the four 30 minute ones subbed (I can't wait to hear Ikeda's Silver Mask)
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>>123701584
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjOqHXfym7o

Very start
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>>123663573
Why do anons lie to themselves all the time?
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For those interested, here is the English fan translation thus far
https://arslansenki.wordpress.com/
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>>123665116
That cavalry guy looks like a total fucking badass in the new design. I do like his change. Also, seeing as the old version is old, the animation is mostly likely shit. Old shows either have an infinite budget with beautiful hand drawn frame by frame action, or they're complete garbage auctioned to the lowest bidder to animate and barely rise above crappy still frames. And the ration on those two types is like 1:1,000
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>>123702330

Except Heroic Legend of Arslan original OVAs have a brilliant aesthetic style and a richly imagined setting that it's quite fun to play in for an hour or two.
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So how mad will everyone be if the anime ends like the manga ends like the novel ends like the original saga where Farangis, who was sworn to protect the Prince, gets Arslan, the best girl of the series.
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>>123702330
OVAs animation was fine, the music and soundtrack were amazing, and the characters were uniquely colorful and well-written.

It only suffers because the OVAs were incomplete and production never got to gear to finish the first season with the final two episodes. Also it had amazing voice talent behind it with seiyuus of Oberstein and Char on it.
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>>123702432
>brilliant aesthetic style and a richly imagined setting

nigga are you reading the back of the box or something?
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>>123702692

No.

I'm an aspiring film and television critic.
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>>123702692
I bet you didn't even watch it
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>>123700663
traps be trapping
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>>123703239
I still hope we see the brown shota in the reboot
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Moonfags care to interpret?
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>>123703390
Interpret what?
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Why do I find Arslan so adorable? What is wrong with me /a/?
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>>123703390
Meant for.
>>123688505
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>>123703604
Nothing wrong with loving a beautiful boy, anon.
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These threads are terrible. 4 more days until the next episode and thread.
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>>123703692
By next week or the week after that they should be easier once most of the shitposters have disappeared.
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>>123703692
Their in between episode threads, there is literally nothing to talk about. Not that I'm saying it's ok. The first episode thread was pretty quality though then again it was nighttime /a/. My biggest fear has to be what will be the constant shitposting about who's a girl and whether or not Persians are white.
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>>123666658
Isn't Maryam Byzantine?

But that does not make sense as Perthia was under the Caliphate at that time.

And the original Arslan story has Arslan being the prince of the Eastern Roman Empire.
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>>123703604
Nothing other than asking dumb questions.
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How will the marriage between the commander of HRE and the prince or Parthia/Islamic Caliphate work out?
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>>123651184
This show reminds me of Akatsuki no Yona except if Yona was a dude.
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>>123703811
>Perthia
The story takes place in an amalgamation of Achaemenid, Arscaid, and Sassanid Persia, centuries before Islam. And we already discussed at length for awhile hours earlier in the thread the Persian adaption of the real Arp Arslan is what is being used, not the historical version of the Turks.
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>>123678921
Why does the doe eyes make him look so cute.
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>>123703867
>Arslan: 1986 - ongoing
>AnY: 2009- ongoing
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>>123703930
Ahh thanks good anon.

So basically the country that is to become Parthia vs Romans who somehow are Christian?
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>>123703979
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>>123703867
Akatsuki no Yona is more like Arslan except if he was a chick.

>>123704066
You do realize Parthia is not Persia right? And the main antagonists were basically white versions of Arab/Moorish muslims in the OVA. Maryam is an expy for ERE/Byzantine.

Lustinania is Arabia/Moors.
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Watching the OVA series, loved the two movies but question. Is it normal to be gay for Gieve? He's like perfect in every way, constantly has snappy one-liners, and says cryptic shit without it feeling forced or overly dramatic.
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>>123704162
My bad. My Roman history knowledge only extended up to the conquest of Asia Minor.

Although it begs the questions as to why Moors are using a shield with the Orthodox cross on it.
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>>123704316
Muslim Not-Hungarian Arab-Moors
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>>123704380
Did Muslims believe in all man created equal under God? I thought they held slaves as did every other nation at that time?
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>>123704413
I think its less Islamic and more of a tribal Arab cultural thing that just sort of prevaded into Islam as the Caliphate spread across North Africa, Western Asia, and Central Asia.
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>>123704316
Stylistically, and government wise (king, bishops, etc) they look like Franks/Crusaders, but they're approach to religion is more similar to the Muslim one. So they're a mix of both.

>>123704413
Yes and Yes
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>>123704413
Google the Zanj Rebellion
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>>123704646
Will do anon.

>>123704520
>>123704627
Thanks. Will have to learn about the Caliphate's culture during crusader's times, although this anime is not set in that time period.

It is fascinating, but too bad our historical records focus so much on the crusader nations.
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Clueless anon here.

Anatolia - Is that part of the Persian Empire? Did Persians get to modern day Turkey?
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>>123704818
It was part of the Achaemenid Empire, and it was conquered for some years under the Sassanian emperor Khusraw II. But it was never settled by Persians, if that's what you're asking.
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>>123651184
Anyone else believe the girl on the left resembles a female Edward Elric with long, white hair?
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>>123704940
Was there ever a country of Anatolia? Was it a place with its own culture and people?
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>>123704994

that's not a girl, and you are an asshat for assuming that.
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>>123704818
Anatolia is all of Asia Minor, which is what most of modern day Turkey's borders cover. Achaemenids got as far as conquering most of Thrace and parts of Macedonia.

>>123705022
The Kingdom of Lydia which controlled most of western Anatolia was one of the most powerful kingdoms/empires besides the Neo-Babylonians, and Egyptians after Cyrus had obliterated the Median Empire of his grandfather.

He conquered them handily.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia
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>>123705022
Anatolia is a region, it's not its own culture or ethnicity. There have been several polities mainly based in Anatolia, the most famous probably being the Hittite Empire.
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>>123705096
>>123705098
Thanks good anons!
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I'd love to see a LotGH style anime but with great battles to go with the political scheming between the Arsacids/Sassanids vs Romans/Byzantines.
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>>123657377
Dammit the camels are adorable.
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>>123657377

I expect the Nips are already making porns of Arslan as a girl?

What is the nip's reaction to his character design?
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>>123705357
I love the camels. And the giraffe.

So cute so cute.
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>>123705388
I thought the original author said he wants no homolust or het or yuri porn of any kind made of his characters, after what happened with LOGH
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>>123705396
It is rare for the kingdoms of Nubia, Makuria, or Alodia to be in an anime. I will take whatever reference we can get with the giraffe.
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Threadly reminder if you unironically enjoy Persian culture or history you are scum.
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>>123705323
This picture just seems so stupid. It's like a modern day picture of US soldiers grinning in front of a camera.
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>>123705396
>>123705357

Camels irl are dickheads who will spit their food out at you unprovoked
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>>123705434
Not just homo depictions? Even hetero ones?

And do nips ever listen to the authors' wishes?
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>>123705516
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>>123705569
I always wondered if this was edited from another image or did two guys just pose in front of the camera for this.
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>>123705522
Are they worse than goats?
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>>123705569
>>123705516
>>123705600
I.2.20 (Bar/Brothel of Innulus and Papilio); 3932: Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity!
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>>123705656
4chan is only for a moment. Shit posting is eternal.

Or a bunch of anons in the future went back in time to Pompeii and shit posted all over the walls.
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>>123705522
I know I rode one once upon a time.
It made me cry.
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>>123705700
Do tell the story anon.

Educate us who are less used to such beasts.
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>>123705600
I think its a random shoop of two different guys from two different sources
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>>123705527
Yep all porn.
Not sure. But I guess selling doujins will be a no no. Funny considering what LOGH was also famous for.
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>>123705693
I.2.23 (peristyle of the Tavern of Verecundus); 3951: Restitutus says: “Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates”.
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>>123705789
Ahhh thanks anon.

One of the guy's bracers look fake as heck.
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>>123705721
I was much lighter and shorter then.
The camel kinda walked away, very fast, from my mom, with me on it.

The goats and donkeys I rode never did this to me!
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>>123705849
II.2.3 (Bar of Athictus; right of the door); 8442: I screwed the barmaid
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>>123705897
Kidnapped by a camel. Not bad, not bad.

I wonder if Iranian 4chan has an equivalent for dolphin rape caves for camel rape caves.
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>>123705700
Not me. It was one of those safari zoos. It was pretty fun. We just went around the platform to get on it in a circle.
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I rode a camel at Persepolis when I visited it about 12 years ago

It was not a fun experience
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>>123705096
Cyrus best girl
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>>123700510
My religion is bound by human laws
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>>123664365
He's talking about the Lusitanian "boy" who is actually a girl crossdressing.
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So any Iranians here?
Can you tell me if the weird sounding names like Daryuun and Ekbatana are actually legit Persian names?
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>>123708644
Both Daryun and Ekbatana are actual city names in ancient persia.
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>>123708736
Ah much thanks.
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>>123666658

lusitanians are white as fuck
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>>123666658
Except you know, the author canonically stated Lusitanian invasion is loosely based on the 4th crusade.
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>>123688749
Anon, I'm telling Tanaka.
You are going to jail.
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>>123657377
?
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>>123710465
I’d smash that androgynous pooper.
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