Mahmut was a young member of Türkiye Stratocracy’s council that holds the political and military title of Pasha. The council’s combination of warmongers and pacifists divides it. The threat of war and danger from the belligerent Empire put Türkiye’s safety at risk. The country’s youngest military leader, Mahmut is determined to keep the peace. But with so much at stake, a long history of enemies and alliances draws the young man far into a political world he hoped to keep in check. The Pasha’s journey is not easy, and war may prevail despite his efforts.


Before I watched the first episode, I thought that Shoukoku no Altair will be another boring historical anime series. Yet, it seems that my initial opinion was false. As a person who likes to keep in check with world politics and learning history, I really love how the first episode shows the political aspects such as differences in opinion between going to war or not in a council’s meeting, which most likely happened around the age of war. Not only that, foul play for ‘seizing the throne’ by causing disorder can also be seen from the first episode if you look closely, which really depicts how political world works.

From what I have seen, I predict that the drama will occur around Mahmut and his decisions for the Türkiye, and also with his past. Betrayal is mostly likely to happen since it sets in the age of war, and that’s what I am actually expecting of this series, a magnificent historical drama. The anime will be enjoyable if you are a person who prefer story over other aspects, although I admit that the animation and soundtrack isn’t that bad so far. Or if you like politics and history, you might also want to put this anime into your watch list.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title Altair: A Record of Battles
Source Material Manga by Kotono Katou
Casts Ai Kayano as Ayşe
Ayumu Murase as Mahmut
Junichi Suwabe as Abiriga
Katsuyuki Konishi as Sleiman
Kazuya Nakai as Balaban
Kenichi Ogata as Khalil
Kenjiro Tsuda as Rui
Kenn as Kyros
Kouki Uchiyama as Beyazit
Makoto Furukawa as Zaganos
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ismail
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Orhan
Takahiro Sakurai as Graratto
Takuya Satou as Ibrahim
Youko Hikasa as Shara
Yu Kobayashi as Lelederik
Director Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Hunter x HunterRurouni Kenshin)
Series Composition Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!, Koi Kaze, Kuroko no Basuke)
Character Design Toshiyuki Kanno (Black Blood Brothers)
Opening Theme “Rasen no Yume” by SID
Ending Theme “Taiyou no Aitouka” by Flower
Studio MAPPA
Official Website
Broadcast Date 7 July 2017 (17:25 GMT) / 8 July 2017 (00:25 WIT / 02:25 JST)

Screenshots and Trailers

© 2017 Kotono Katou / Kodansha / Shoukoku no Altair Production Committee
© 2017 Kotono Katou / Kodansha / Shoukoku no Altair Production Committee
© 2017 Kotono Katou / Kodansha / Shoukoku no Altair Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Zacky Dhaffa Pratama

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