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Arata Kangatari

Arata Kangatari

Alternative Titles

English: Arata: The Legend
Japanese: アラタ カンガタリ ~革神語~


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2013 to Jul 2, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Popularity: #1122
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Every 30 years, a new princess is chosen from the Hime family to serve the Hayagami. The time has come again, but over these past years, records state not a single female has been born, save for one, the 15-year-old Arata. The only problem is, Arata is actually a male! Forced to disguise himself and take the place of the princess candidate until a formal one can be found, he attends the festival only to witness the current princess, Kokuri-hime, murdered, and his own life is forfeit as well, by the hands of the princess' personal guard, the 12 Shinshou. As he runs for his life, Kannagi of the 12 convinces everyone that Arata is the one who has murdered the princess instead, and now everyone in the Imperial Court is after his head!

(Source: MU)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Arata Kangatari
Side story: Arata Kangatari Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Takagaki, Ayahi
Takagaki, Ayahi
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Ono, Yuuki
Ono, Yuuki
Minagawa, Junko
Minagawa, Junko


Yasuda, Kenji
Theme Song Performance
Kodama, Saori
Theme Song Lyrics
Theme Song Performance

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Jul 1, 2013
The concept of two people switching places in each others worlds is interesting, particularly when nobody recognizes the person as being a different person. Problem is you really can't sympathize with the main characters when the conflict that shows up between the characters in the series is completely unrealistic and not grounded in how people would react in reality. In fact, it seems horribly forced just so the series could have some kind of conflict to it.

For example, the main antagonist was bullied when he was in middle school and he's just getting back to living a normal life only to find himself bullied by read more
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Mar 8, 2014
Arata. It's one of my favorite mangas, and I was excited to see an anime was going out. It was disappointing.

Sure, in the anime Arata is still a guy who wants to win without killing, but he isn't that much of a wimp.

Besides, in the anime the relations between the characters are worked out way better, for example between Akachi and Kannagi.

The main thing that bothered me is that they completely cut out my favorite character who was in fact part of the main cast; a crossdressing female. The reason she is crossdressing is because she is from the hime clan but doesn't read more
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Same series written by Yuu Watase. Similar themes and art.
-both are unsatisfied with current world
-both get transported into magical worlds
-both have a determined-to-beat-you antagonist
-cool fight scenes
both of them can get cliche/over dramatic

Opening Theme

"GENESIS ARIA" by Sphere

Ending Theme

#1: "The Misfit Go" by OLDCODEX (eps 1-8)
#2: "Utsukushii Sebone (美しい背骨)" by OLDCODEX (ep 9-12)

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