Dawn of the Arcana - Recommendations

Alt title: Reimei no Arcana

Dawn of the Arcana

If you're looking for manga similar to Dawn of the Arcana, you might like these titles.

Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...

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Canal Canal says...

Both manga are about a girl with red hair that attracts the attention of others and has often gotten her in trouble. The heroine lives in a castle and is close to the second prince and sometimes she happens to get involved in political or diplomatical affairs. While Akagami no Shirayukihime is a rather light-hearted manga Reimei no Arcana is a bit darker but both feature a capable heroine who tries to help others and opposes injustice.

MADwonderholic MADwonderholic says...

Both have female leads with bright red hair that attracts the attention of others. They both involve relationships with the second prince of a country and have a complex relationship between the prince and the servant.

kayelyn08 kayelyn08 says...

the concept and setting is the same. Even the prince and commoner "plot". The color of the heroine's hair is actually the same for the two. Finally, both are a good read. It has a strong heroine which you won't get pissed off.

rosethorn999 rosethorn999 says...

Very similar, fierce and determined heroines, the male counterparts are also very admirable. The plotlines, though differing, both contain elements of fantastical worlds and a sense of adventure. 

closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

Both main characters have had hard lives because of their red hair. Both get into very close relationships with some very sweet second princes, and both are strong females who work hard for their relative goals. I agree that Arcana is the darker of the two, but both have thier light funny moments and overall share a similar feel. If you liked one you should like the other. 

Fantasyanimegirl Fantasyanimegirl says...

both female characters have red hair

both females are independent

both manga is a romance genre

both have royal family involved

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

These young woman are faced with trouble due to their bright red hair. They each leave home and become romantically involved with a handsome young prince, although they are deemed unworthy by some people. 

Simyrin Simyrin says...

both historical, both red heads, both running away from places that don't want them. Dawn of Arcana has a bit more of a serious tone to it and akagami no shirayukihime is a bit more lighthearted but they're both really good

WolfGirl185 WolfGirl185 says...

Both Dawn of the Arcana and Snow White with Red Hair have strong female leads. Both MCs encounter a prince. While at first the prince in Dawn of the Arcana was mean and rude he eventually became almost as nice as Zen was to Shirayuki. The plots are both very interesting to follow but if anything Dawn of the Arcana had more a realistic love story than Snow White with Red Hair did, (not everything worked out perfectly 100% of the time, as is often the case in Shoujo Manga). Snow White with Red Hair is more light-hearted but still a good read, and though Dawn of the Arcana often tackles more heavy themes and can get a little overwhelming at times, it is also a good read. I recommend both highly if you like either of them. 

Juliette56 Juliette56 says...

Both of these mangas are about strong, spirited young girls who are fighting the stereotype that women are nothing more than property, and they both include valuable insights, an interesting plotline, and amazingly realistic characters. I couldn't put down either one of these series once I started them.

Bianime Bianime says...

 I Love the 2 mangás very much!

The 2 mangás have: 

  • Female protagonist with red hair 
  • Fantasy 
  • Strong female protagonists 
  • King/Prince characters 
  • Romance 
  • Strong characteres in geral 

I think this 2 mangás have much in commun. 

Glassblower45 Glassblower45 says...

Beyond the self-confident, independent minded red-haired female leads of both titles romances and dramas with their own ways of pulling on your affections for them. 

Snow White with the Red Hair is a historical fantasy takes inspiration from a fairy tale while writing its own adult romance "fairy tale." It is hard to recommend either this story or the other on the premise of romance or red hair alone. But Snow White with the Red Hair is an excellent recommendation for a matured adult couple romance.

There are moments of danger in both Snow White with the Red Hair and Dawn of the Arcana. However, the latter story carries more sadness in its tale of political arranged marriage and conflicts. Dawn of the Arcana is also more fantastical world. There are beast kin people who are discriminated against and a supernatural power in existence. The romance story is just one but important half of this story. The other half is of lives, other relationships and conflict ahead. The two halves complete this memorable tale.

Dawn of the Arcana is a work I highly recommend reading at least once from beginning to end. Thirteen volumes is easier than a 20+ volume work still in progress. I don't want to spoil anything ths same way I do for recommending the experience of Your Lie in April. While this story is not up there in the same way as Your Lie in April, I vividly remember experience of the final arc that still had secrets to tell! Dawn of the Arcana is good to experience once, in particular for the last moments that circle everything back to the beginning of the story. It changes things.

Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen

Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen

The long-lasting war between the Northern and the Southern Kingdoms is unbearable. So the northern Prince Johane and the southern Princess Euda decide to tell everyone they are in love, because their marriage can stop the war. But the truth is they don’t get along at all!

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Canal Canal says...

Both manga are about the second prince and a princess from enemy countries who had to get in an arranged marriage in order to stop the war between their countries. At first the princess hates the prince, but starts warming up to him once she realizes he's not actually a bad person, although she feels quilty for liking the enemy.

MADwonderholic MADwonderholic says...

They both involve arranged marriages between warring countries in order to make peace with each other. At first they pairs both hate each other but their relationship improves as the story progresses.

Miimocha Miimocha says...

Both mangas are based on a marriage that is arranged so that the war between the countries would form peace.

closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

Political marriage. Cute princess conflicted over her feelings for her new husband. Main character wroking hard for peace. Sound firmilar? If you have read either of these manga it should. And if you liked these aspects of either of these manga then you should check out the other one.

Lanye Lanye says...

Both manga have a story of a prince marrying a prince for the sake of peace between the two countries. The relationships of the characters near the beginning  were at first tainted but gradually grew to love eachother.

Adarushan no Hanayome

Adarushan no Hanayome

The kingdom of Adarushan is locked in a heated war with its neighbor Castoria, and prospects of victory are bleak. In order to halt the rising death toll, the king of the country negotiates a political wedding between a Castorian princess and the king's half-brother, the illegitimate Prince Alexid. And although the prince isn't pleased about being ordered to marry, he obliges due to his unerring loyalty to his king. But he is shocked by the arrival of his bride-to-be – not only is Princess Justinia only ten years old, but she pulls a knife on him! With tensions rising between the two betrothed, can they learn to get along in order to stop the ongoing bloody war?

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Canal Canal says...

Both manga are about the arranged marriage between a prince and a princess from enemy countries. At first the pair doesn't get along since the princess hates the prince but soon realizes he's not a bad person and starts warming up to him, while the prince slowly changes thanks to the princess: Ceasar becomes a bettter person and starts treating Nakaba better, while Alexid becomes more relaxed and tries to overcome his insecurities.

MADwonderholic MADwonderholic says...

Both involve arranged marriages between a prince and a princess. Similarly to ZHD, their relationship starts off not very well but improves throughout the story, and shows character development of the male lead.

The World is Still Beautiful

The World is Still Beautiful

Nike, the fourth princess of the Rain Dukedom and one who holds the power to call forth the rain, travels to the Sun Kingdom to marry King Livius on behalf of her country after losing a game of rock, paper, scissors to her three older sisters. Upon arriving at the Sun Kingdom, she discovers that the Livius, who conquered the world in only three years after his ascendance to the throne, is only fifteen years old!

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differentfromu differentfromu says...

The main male characters are extremely similar. The female protagonists both exemplify a stubbornness and strong will. Borh novels are set upon an arranged marriage that becomes a sorce of strength, trust, and eventually, love. 

irb0red irb0red says...

Premise: Strong female lead marries ill-mannered, foreign royalty

Story: How they fall in love

Hyakunen Renbo

Hyakunen Renbo

Eva, a long-lived witch, takes in Fernest kingdom’s fifth prince, Louis, when she is asked to heal the first prince of an illness. Although witches are traditionally despised, Louis forms a close bond with her. When Louis is called back to the palace by a strange twist of fate to take his father's place on the throne, Eva must decide whether to let him go or follow.

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Miimocha Miimocha says...

I think that if you loved one, you should read the other. Both mangas have a protagonist that is an outcast or unwanted, and is associated with the prince.

Akuma to Duet

Akuma to Duet

Due to her ability to tame demons, Mel has been persecuted as a witch all her life. One day, she's summoned to the castle and asked to marry Prince Claude. But Prince Claude is actually...!

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Miimocha Miimocha says...

These mangas relate in a way in which the protagonists both have a rarity that they possess unlike everyone else. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other!

Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

Princess Yona lived a happy life with her peace-loving father, King Il. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her smart-mouthed bodyguard, Hak, Yona's only difficulties in life were her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. Then one day a betrayal in the palace causes Yona to lose everything, turning her into an exile with no one left but Hak to defend her. Yona is determined to become strong in her own right and defeat those who wronged her, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom. 

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Stories of red-haired princesses whose royal lives are changed when they are forced from their birthplace. Yona and Nakaba each have unusual abilities, as well as strong personalities that make them interesting, likeable characters.

Erased

Erased

Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it...and with it, comes a "Revival" that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again--the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki's fate...But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance?

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

The main characters of they manga have the ability to see events that happen in the future. Each struggle to use their ability for good by aiding people they know are in danger.

Amina of the Lamp

Amina of the Lamp

On the day of the Wizarding City Paz's destruction, Amina got stuck inside a lamp while trying to turn back time. And 300 years later, she was awakened by a military commander, Jackal. Amina, who needs to go back into the lamp after granting wishes suddenly meets Jackal who wants to give up his wishes to be with her. However, there are many dangers and threats that prevent him from doing so. Will Amina achieve her wish in the end?

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abbyishere4manga abbyishere4manga says...

The mangas are very similar; between the rivalry of brothers, the female protagonists postion, and, of course, the romance. Both Amina and Princess Nakaba, esepecially their circumstances are  indistinguishable. The settings are very alike (and the art is very detailed, Amina of the Lamp is in color) both are very good reads that i reccomend earnestly.  

Dokuhaki Hime to Hoshi no Ishi (Light Novel)

Dokuhaki Hime to Hoshi no Ishi (Light Novel)

Abandoned as an infant in spite of her royal blood, young princess Elsa has lived the life of a beggar. Now bitter, foul-mouthed and vengeful, she feels no gratitude when the seers who abandoned her in the name of prophecy retrieve her to use as a royal pawn by marrying her off to the cursed Prince Claudius of the neighboring kingdom Red Ark. Elsa loudly curses them and swears to ruin their plans for the marriage being forced on her, so the seers decide to keep the princess's foul mouth from ruining their scheme- by stealing her ability to speak!

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