Animenewsnetwork - The opening of this episode of The Heroic Legend of Arslan unnerved me. The show had demonstrated a trend toward realism recently, showing the consequences of leadership styles it previously idealized. Now it's suggesting that after Arslan outlawed slavery—something core to the culture of Pars—leaders would flock to him, rather than run away? That didn't make any sense. Luckily, that was not the case. Like so many character interactions in this show, it was a farce.