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Arcana Famiglia

Arcana Famiglia

Alternative Titles

English: La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia
Synonyms: Arcana Famiglia: La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia
Japanese: アルカナ・ファミリア -La storia della Arcana Famiglia-


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2012 to Sep 16, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.441 (scored by 38034 users)
Ranked: #53902
Popularity: #430
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The Arcana Famiglia is a powerful organization that keeps the peace on the trading island of Regalo. The most unique trait of this prestigious "family" is their mastery of the Arcana - mystical powers derived from tarot cards. The current leader of the Arcana Famiglia, Mondo, wishes to choose a successor through a tournament called the Arcana Duello, and as added incentive, the winner will take the hand of Mondo's daughter, Felicita. However, two young men among the family - impetuous Liberta and serious-minded Nova - are more interested in protecting Felicita's freedom than letting her be someone's trophy wife. Together, Liberta, Nova and Felicita get to know each other better ... but with Felicita's ability to read minds, she may discover more than she bargained for in Liberta's violent past and Nova's troubled family history. Can the trio remain friends, or will the growing tension between them be too much to bear?

(Source: ANN Review by Carlo Santos)


Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jul 1, 2012 to Sep 16, 2012
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Arcana Famiglia: Amore Mangiare Cantare!
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Characters & Voice Actors

Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Oki, Kanae
Oki, Kanae
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki


Kon, Chiaki
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nihei, Yuuichi
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Theme Song Performance

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Feb 27, 2013
To start my review, let me say that I don't necessarily hate Arcana Famiglia.

I simply hate the payoff I got for watching it. Which was absolutely nothing.

The entire series looks as if it is building for this tournament that has been set to decide who will be the new leader of the Family and marries the boss' daughter.

In the first episode, you get some immediate development in the relationship between father and daughter plus daughter and coworkers. To add, there are some pretty nice powers being used and an awesome mysterious character with an awesome name looming in the background (Jolly). So, when the series read more
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Sep 11, 2013
Arcana famiglia: An anime that has a good premise, but its lieing to you. its not what it makes it self out to be in the first episode. i honestly thought i found something interesting when i learned this anime was about a mafia tournament. the thing is, in the next 10 episodes just pussy foot around and doesnt get to the tournament until the last episode. And then, it delivers one of the worst endings i have ever seen. Today I review: La Storia della Arcana Famiglia

Story: The story of arcana famiglia at episode 2 starts as a "who will we save today" read more
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Sep 16, 2012
When La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia, or just Arcana Famiglia started airing, I was first surprised over how entertaining I found it, considering it was based on a dating sim visual novel for girls. The quality of the art and animations where good, the story appeared interesting, but most of all was the character gallery and their hidden powers very appealing.

After watching the whole series I was saddened to see it was only the first episode that showed true potential of what this series might eventually have become had it not been for certain downfalls that I will try to explain bellow.

The story, which is read more
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Dec 1, 2012
Ooh Arcana Famiglia. I really wanted to enjoy this series...and to begin with, I actually did.

The setup was sublime. A mafia-esque vigilante organisation, known as The Family, is dedicated to protecting the port town of Regalo. Many members of the Family have made deals with the "Arcana", granting them abilities based on different tarot cards. Okay, interesting...

The head of the family announces he wishes to retire from his role and choose an heir by means of a grand tournament, in which all Family members with Arcana powers must duel until only the victor remains, who will become the new "Papa" of the family...and have his read more
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The same mafia family theme with supernatural power. of coz with more shoujo feel/ romance in arcana than katekyo 
Both series are presented as an anime based off of an otome game aimed at the female demographic.

Both series contain the reverse harem genre as well as action, comedy, and drama. There is also supernatural elements involved. 
Similar Reverse Harem

Main guys are represented by card suits.( Clover, Heart, Spade, Diamond, even Joker)
Similar character designs.

While in Arcana Famiglia they are represented by Tarot cards. 
The area is ruled by a mafia style rule that is meant to protect the community the people care so much about. Special powers are involved and the stories have a bit of mystery to them. 
The two Anime have detailed styles. The characters also make contracts that have some sort of cost in order to gain a special power. The characters also discover things about themselves and those around them as the story progresses. 
Both Anime contain factions that control what is going on and there is a battle to see who ends up controlling what is going on in the end. They have similar styles with variations and similar humor to each other. 

Opening Theme

"Magenta Another Sky" by Hitomi Harada

Ending Theme

"Pieces of Treasure" by Liberta & Nova (CV.Jun Fukuyama & Tsubasa Yonaga)

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