Ranked #5061
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: 6.431 (scored by 40691 users)
Ranked: #50612
Popularity: #451
Members: 81,068
Favorites: 186
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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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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
Jolly
Jolly
Main
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese
Yusa, Kouji
Muranaka, Tomo
Japanese
Muranaka, Tomo

Staff

Kon, Chiaki
Kon, Chiaki
Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nihei, Yuuichi
Nihei, Yuuichi
Storyboard
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Birthday Night
La Notte del Compleanno (La Notte del Compleanno)
Jul 1, 2012
2 Commander of The Animal Protection Team
Il Comandante della Squadra Protezione Animali (Il Comandante della Squadra Protezione Animali)
Jul 8, 2012
3 Piccolino
Piccolino (Piccolino)
Jul 15, 2012
4 Confession of a Mask
Confessioni di una Maschera (Confessioni di una maschera)
Jul 22, 2012
5 Childhood Friends
Amiri d'Infanzia (Amici d'infanzia)
Jul 29, 2012

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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snoh
Jul 26, 2012 11:47 AM
I'm a huge fan of shoujo, romance, and reverse harems; my absolute favorite is Ouran High School.

So I really, REALLY, wanted to enjoy this.

The art is beautiful, the characters are beautiful and all each unique in their own way.

The powers are very cool; very unique and original in concept.

The storyline seemed promising.

Everything, seemed promising, everything has so much potential.

"So what's the problem here?" You may ask.

The main character, is the problem.

The story revolves around one girl; named Felicita, she does not speak, does not have a personality, all she really honestly does is stand in the background of every scene and look pretty while read more
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snodiggutt
Sep 16, 2012 6:30 PM
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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AuronPond
Feb 27, 2013 8:14 PM
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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Stark700
Aug 11, 2012 2:36 PM
Watching Arcana Familga is like reading an autobiography, you know..the sort of book a person writes about his or own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details. In any case, Arcana Famiglia is a strange series from the start.

La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia details a group of people who have made contracts with the Arcana cards to obtain special abilities in his or her own rights. On the birthday of the head of household, the Father decides to host a tournament - a series of duels known as the Arcana Duello, between Arcana-users. It is every one read more
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