Ho Yay: The Heroic Legend of Arslan
- Arslan/Daryoon is heavily implied. It's like Alexander the Great & Hephaestion with roles reversed.
- The anime's character designer, Kamimura Sachiko, has done a series of BL illustrations featuring basically expies of Darun and Arslan. She denied any connection but it was pretty much a case of "well, just because one of them looks exactly like Darun and wears exactly the same outfit, and the other looks exactly like my version of adult Arslan, right down to the clothes, jewelry and weapon, doesn't mean it's them!"
- Elam is extremely devoted to Narsus, and when Alfreed starts making overt moves on Narsus he becomes catty, as though he feels the need to defend his position as being closest to Narsus from the girl who might take him away.
- Etoile was a girl in the source material, but in Hiromu Arakawa's manga adaptation and by extension the anime her gender has been swapped. Which means the bit at the beginning where Etoile and Arslan accidentally hold hands, complete with blushing? Yup, totally between two boys.