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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-

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.441 (scored by 38969 users)
Ranked: #54332
Popularity: #436
Members: 77,452
Favorites: 179
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Synopsis

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)

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Adaptation: Arcana Famiglia: Amore Mangiare Cantare!
Side story: Arcana Famiglia: Capriccio - stile Arcana Famiglia

Characters & Voice Actors

Debito
Debito
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yuuki
Japanese
Yuuki
Libertà
Libertà
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Oki, Kanae
Japanese
Oki, Kanae
...
Luca
Luca
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Mori, Yuuko
Japanese
Mori, Yuuko
Nova
Nova
Main
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese
Yonaga, Tsubasa

Staff

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

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Episodes  12 / 12
Aired  Jul 1, 2012 to Sep 16, 2012
Status  Finished Airing



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Feb 27, 2013 8:14 PM
AuronPond
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 16, 2012 6:30 PM
snodiggutt
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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Sep 11, 2013 6:21 PM
Theanimepack
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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Dec 1, 2012 5:18 AM
TheLastVeo
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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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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