Animenewsnetwork - Week after week, I find The Heroic Legend of Arslan is a much easier show to review than it is to watch. I can always find various merits and criticisms to describe in-depth when I'm through with it. The issue is getting through it in the first place. As the show wanders further toward battles and away from the main plot, it becomes less and less interesting. Every potential new storyline falls flat, with once-compelling, original characters also flattening out to become stock supporting cast.