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Arata Kangatari  
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Description
Every 30 years, a new princess is chosen from the Hime family to serve the Hayagami. The time has come again, but over these past years, records state not a single female has been born, save for one, the 15-year-old Arata. The only problem is, Arata is actually a male! Forced to disguise himself and take the place of the princess candidate until a formal one can be found, he attends the festival only to witness the current princess, Kokuri-hime, murdered, and his own life is forfeit as well, by the hands of the princess' personal guard, the 12 Shinshou. As he runs for his life, Kannagi of the 12 convinces everyone that Arata is the one who has murdered the princess instead, and now everyone in the Imperial Court is after his head! Now, another Arata from our world has crossed over in Arata's place! How did this happen, and how will these two survive?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Арата: Легенда
アラタカンガタリ~革神語~
อาราตะตำนานเทพแห่งดาบ
革神语
Arata
Arata: the Legend
O Mito de Arata (Brazilian Portuguese)

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Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.193 by Project Kurai Ryu (2d ago)
v.20 c.192 by Project Kurai Ryu (24d ago)
v.20 c.191 by Project Kurai Ryu (86d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol. 4, Ch. 62

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (267 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 7th 2014, 9:21am PST


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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Defunct)
Viz (17 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #423 increased(+342)
Monthly Pos #608 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #752 decreased(-188)
6 Month Pos #553 increased(+144)

List Stats
On 1774 reading lists
On 944 wish lists
On 121 unfinished lists
On 310 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Arata Kangatari Heading Toward Climax 294 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes ago
Arata: the Legend Gets Anime 634 days, 6 hours, 59 minutes ago

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Stop removing shounen   
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by MinM66
July 6th, 2013, 3:54am
I won't argue whether it is a shoujo or not, because in all honesty there are maybe 3 shoujos that I have read where I didn't want to slam my head against the wall, so I am not the most experienced shoujo reader-- but would you PLEASE stop removing shounen. By definition it is run on shounen magazine, gives more credibility for it to have shounen there than shoujo. Add shoujo if you absolutely feel it is necessary, like in half-prince, but removing shounen is pure idiocy... thank you

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It's shoujo   
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by philip72
March 22nd, 2013, 11:18am
Yes, I know it appears in Shounen Sunday, but without a doubt it's shoujo. All the repellent tropes enjoyed by a stereotypical female readership are there in abundance. The only males I can see this appealing to are the effete and the gelded.
Shounen Sunday must be trying to attract female readers and broaden it's audience.
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Boring and confusing   
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by RS456
December 4th, 2011, 8:49am
The current Arata (future Arata) is boring. He is not as interesting as the past Arata. Though it started out as the past Arata as the main character he was eventually made into a side character which is kind of depressing. He was the more entertaining Arata. It would of been alot more interesting it they frequently switched places.
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Lurve it ^_^   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
May 23rd, 2011, 7:38pm
Poor modern Arata, no one loves him as much as they love the other one! Personally, I think he's great, although it's true I would like to see a little more of what's happening back home because it's HILARIOUS every time, and now super suspenseful. I think the reason modern Arata is the main character though is because he has more issues to work out and that makes him more interesting and easier to feel for. As for the story, I think it's just as great and just keeps getting better with every twist. The characters are solid (I like that even the villains have a good amount of depth, and the good characters aren't perfect), the art is clear and beautiful (and it's obvious this author loves bishies), and the plot is both fun and suspenseful. I also like that the occasional awkward situations are mostly funny instead of just... awkward in a bad way, like so many other mangas.

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2011, 7:42pm
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this is shoujo   
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by ns2np5
March 4th, 2011, 7:27am
Well I had given up on Yuu Watase until I decided to try Sakuragari and whaddaya know it was good. I thought this would also be a change from her other works, since this is supposed to be shounen. But no, this is just her usual crappy shoujo stuff that I detest. The story is nothing special and it's hard for me to like the characters. The only character I like is the Arata that went to the future but he's only rarely shown.
Seems to me she should only write yaoi...
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Arata   
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by sumitinte
August 31st, 2010, 6:40pm
I love this series, it's absolutely great. I'm a big fan of Watase Yuu, her artwork is acceptable, and her humor really gets me--especially the facial expressions of her characters!
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not that good, not that bad, just average   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kaito Zero
April 29th, 2009, 11:03pm
the modern Arata seems really boring. i would rather read about the Arata that went to the future. from what I've read so far it seems like the modern one is the main character and he doesn't seem as interesting.
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Not bad   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by fayt709
February 24th, 2009, 1:07pm
I just keep wandering what's happening to the other arata, the one who was introduced in the first chapter but has been virtually ignored since except for brief appearences every now and then.
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LOLOLOL   
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by itachi187
February 17th, 2009, 9:29pm
just when i was thinking "frik aratas getting a bit boring i wish theyd switch to the other arata at school" they do and like finally its frikkin 18 chapters in already.
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Not Bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Aeylis
January 7th, 2009, 3:06pm
I usually don't like series like this, but it isn't bad so far. It is interesting, pretty original...So Yeah...I like it so far. I'm still not attracted to the storyline where people travel through time but...Its good enough that I overlook that!
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