Arata Kangatari

Arata: The Legend

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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
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.481 (scored by 2852228,522 users)
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Ranked: #60752
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Popularity: #2080
Members: 62,867
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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


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


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)

Jul 1, 2013
Yemi_Hikari (All reviews)
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
Jul 1, 2013
ainthemix (All reviews)
I started watching Arata Kangatari as soon as it began airing and being pretty interested in it, I also started reading manga. I am happy that this part of the show was totally along the manga storyline, which I find quite enjoyable. There are few bad parts of the series, but nothing extravagantly bad, I believe.

STORY: Story is pretty much cliche, which I find to be one of the "bad parts". It is a typical shounen "I wanna save the world" storyline, so nothing new. Some powers do seem refreshing and there is some character growth (I believe especially when it comes to Kannagi), read more
Mar 8, 2014
acheta (All reviews)
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
Jul 12, 2013
pantythief666 (All reviews)
the purpose of this review is to give a concise,detailed,subjective view on this anime with little of my personal opinions as possible, and avoid using strict numbers.

Story:Good (about a 7)
The concept is pretty unique i will say. The idea of switching roles with a different character, in a different world gives a refreshing perspective on the characters and you can feel their reactions and experiences because of this. However, the story progression is sometimes slow and the fight scenes are kinda dull. But that aside, its not a bad storyline.

Art:Fair (about a 6)
the art style is kinda generic, like what you might expect in most read more

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