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Synonyms: Arcana Soul
Japanese: ARCANA (アルカナ)
English: Arcana
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2001
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Horror Horror, Mystery Mystery, Romance Romance
Theme: Detective Detective
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Kotegawa, Yua (Story & Art)


Score: 7.151 (scored by 16181,618 users)
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Ranked: #65902
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Popularity: #6169
Members: 3,216
Favorites: 16


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Arcana features a humorous plot starring two detectives, Murakami and Nakabayashi, and an unidentified mysterious girl who possesses the power to see spirits. As the story unfolds, Murakami and Nakabayashi have been assigned to a serial bombing case that specifically targeted elementary school kids. Neither of them have any idea of what to go about. Their only source: the prophecy of a patient suffering from amnesia and currently undergoing rehabilitation at a local mental clinic. The detectives try to uncover the secret behind the mystery girl as job reassignments and supernatural occurrences occur more and more frequently.


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Jun 25, 2014
While I had higher expectations for this manga regarding the depth of the story and characters, it turned out to be a quite a fun and easy read. While the author said that it was quite a broad spectrum of subjects and plots she could have followed I feel she could expand and explain why some have this power, for example the detective has such powers. How are they chosen? And how can they tap into their power. Anyway, I really liked it for what it was, maybe my expectations were higher, but it was a fun and very interesting story, the characters were fun, ...
May 18, 2009
Preliminary (13/14 eps)
I liked this manga and you could just see the policeman and her getting along. Overall this manga was a little creepy because of the way they drew the characters. I liked how she had all of these awesome powers including seeing ghosts and allowing others to. I liked the female lead she was a typical smart girl that was cute with amnesia.

Overall this story was not typical at all and did not have as much romance as I would have liked, but the story had alot of imagination. If you enjoy ghosts as much as I do, ...

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