Arata Kangatari

Arata: The Legend

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: アラタカンガタリ~革神語~
English: Arata: The Legend
German: Arata: The Legend
Spanish: Arata: The Legend
French: Arata: The Legend
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2013 to Jul 2, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.441 (scored by 3288032,880 users)
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Ranked: #69762
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Popularity: #2461
Members: 72,050
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As a young boy from a noble family in Amawakuni, Arata has always expected to make life his own—until word of the princess growing weak reaches his city. Unbeknown to him, his grandmother had claimed him to be female at birth, and now, with no other girls to succeed the princess from the matriarchal Hime clan, he is next in line for the throne! Disguised as a woman awaiting a replacement to be found, Arata witnesses an assassination attempt on the princess by none other than her own guard, the 12 Shinsho. The crime is pinned on his head, forcing Arata to escape to the Kando forest, where it is said that no one comes out the same.

Meanwhile, in modern-day Japan, Arata Hinohara longs for escape from the cruelty of his classmates. Hearing his name called from an alley, he wanders from his path and unwittingly switches universes with Arata from Amawakuni. With his own power as a newly awakened "Sho"—a warrior able to wield Hayagami, weapons with the power of the gods—and the help of his companions he meets along his journey, Hinohara sets out to restore order to this new world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kadowaki, Masato

Kimura, Ryouhei


Suzuki, Tatsuhisa


Inoue, Gou


Miyano, Mamoru


Ishida, Akira


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


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 9-12)


May 22, 2020
I haven’t read the original material, so I cannot say anything about how well/bad adapted it is, but I have a few things to say about this anime.

You have probably already read the summary; this anime is supposed to be a symmetrical Isekaï with two characters from different worlds switching places. One world is modern Japan, the other one is common magic-based fantasy universe.

Let’s say most of this anime revolves around the concept of TRUST, FRIENDSHIP and BETRAYAL. How can you trust someone? What does it mean? After being betrayed again and again by the ones you trusted most, would you be able to have ...
Jul 29, 2013
This is an enjoyable watch. The fantasy elements don't feel completely contrived, and the characters are above average on the believability scale. The main character is never the whiny little baby that some people will portray him as (though he does have some issues), and he does grow and change as a person throughout the show.

To those who found Kadowaki's hatred unbearable, I can only say this: I found it very true to life. Hatred seldom follows a logic others would understand (a concept that Jigoku Shoujo explores both thoroughly and believably). Someone may hate you for the ...
Jul 7, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Arat Kangatari, a anime about a young boy in high school who gets bullied a lot by an old ex friend and people who he thought are his friends get bullied as well into not being friends with him. Basically making the main character's life pretty miserable and to the point where he wants to disappear. Which in a sense . . he does, just he gets transported to another world or dimension, whichever you prefer to call it.
Arata our main character gets transported into another world and replaces another guy named Arata. Yet they see him as the Arata from their world, they don't ...

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