Arata the Legend

Alt title: Arata Kangatari

TV (12 eps)
3.102 out of 5 from 3,238 votes
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In the fantastical land of Amawakumi, a succession ceremony occurs each 30 years to pass control of the kingdom to a female heir of the Hime clan. But three decades ago, the Hime clan was unable to produce a daughter and was warned that if history repeated itself, the entire clan would be purged. Now faced with the same problem in the present, the Hime clan opts to send their disguised son Arata to the ceremony instead, unaware that he’d be sent into a trap where the former princess is murdered and the boy would be framed for the crime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Hinohara suffers a similar sense of betrayal at the hands of his classmates, and after wishing he could just disappear, he and Arata switch bodies. Now, as Arata struggles to find a way to return the two to their own worlds, Hinohara must try to escape capture, clear Arata’s name and fulfill this princess’s last wish by exposing her killers.

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Episode 1

The Life of Arata

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Episode 2


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Episode 3

The Reckoning

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Episode 4


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Episode 5


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Episode 6


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Episode 7


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Episode 8


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Episode 9


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Episode 10


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Episode 11

Life Force

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Episode 12

The Light of Creation

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tennis101101 Nov 26, 2013
Score 6.5/10

This was a fairly good anime. I like this anime because it had a good story line to it. What confused me was that the one main character going back in time. However it is still really good. I like the animation of the anime because it is good. This anime also had good setup of the coflicts, however the resolutions might have need just a little more work to them. The characters of this anime had very good... read more

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triviper Jul 2, 2014
Score 3/10

Spring 2013 Anime Review - Arata Kangatari
- potential, but too cliche
- voice acting isn't bad, soundtrack overall is good
- really wish this got more money poured into, or a better director
- "annoying misunderstanding issue"
- 2 pairs of rival dualism is kinda cool
- Looks like Naruto has made eye trading a "thing" now -.- I do however like how the iris changes... read more

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Arata: The Legend
  • Vol: 24; Ch: 214
  • 2008 - 2015

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