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Arcana (KOTEGAWA Yua)  
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Murakami and Nakabayashi are just policemen trying to do their jobs. When there is a bomb explosion inside Shuei Primary School, they are asked to do their jobs as policemen and check out the lead. It turns out a doctor from a mental institution called in to warn about the explosion immediately before the bomb went off. And so begins their association with the nameless mental patient whom they would eventually call "Maki."
For some reason, Maki can "speak" with spirits. There are spirits all around us, and Maki can communicate with them. These spirits tell Maki about deep dark things... things that go on when no one else is looking...


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Associated Names
Arcana Soul

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6+Extra by Selene Scans (4684d ago)
v.1 c.1-5 by Selene Scans (3992d ago)
v.1-2 c.0-13 by Eternal Blue & Hikaru no Go (4713d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Arcana by Cypher-Khan


User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (323 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.6 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 24th 2017, 7:03pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #618 increased(+311)
Monthly Pos #1588 increased(+474)
3 Month Pos #3270 increased(+280)
6 Month Pos #3606 increased(+774)

List Stats
On 143 reading lists
On 328 wish lists
On 918 completed lists
On 23 unfinished lists
On 113 custom lists

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really good short manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tiamat
May 22nd, 2008, 10:36pm
I was hoping for a bit more trickiness to the cases but I think even though it's based around a mystery theme, it's more about the romance and the characters than anything else. The two main characters are both quite likable, and I found it easy to care about them even in such a short series. There are sad parts but the ending is really good, ending on a happy note. Most mangas have horrible endings, so it's a nice change of pace.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Xeronia
April 27th, 2008, 9:24am
It's different, not something you'd expect. The romance part of it is like Ouran Host Club with a blunt, clueless girl and an overprotective guy. Overall, I found it quite humorous with a sweet ending.
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Too short but nice ending   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by FoxSpirit
November 8th, 2007, 12:08pm
This series could have gone many places, too bad it was too short for the characters to fully grow on you. But in exchange, you get a nice and heartfelt ending.
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Ending sux   
Rating: N/A
by xoSushi
October 13th, 2007, 10:42am
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The ending was like.. Huh? Because they were talking about the doppelganger or whatever the word is and about that guy who tore his heart out and his copy. Then all of a sudden, the marriage proposal and thats it? Huh? o_O The series is truely confusing. T_T
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great manga   
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by svnhddbst
October 2nd, 2007, 8:22pm
read it twice and might read it again later
hilarious with the right amount of drama mystery and a very rare near perfect ending
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Great story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by L3zl13
September 11th, 2007, 10:33pm
Great story, great art.
Sometimes funny, but overall quite sad story.
The idea about Maki's real background is very good.
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My 2 Cents   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Phiiyrael
May 22nd, 2007, 6:42pm
I really love the artwork and charcter design; all the characters are done nicely especially the girls. The story starts nice but its not something you should be reading for a hardcore complex storyline. More of an easy short story with nice art and a mediocre storyline.
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Rather bland   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Decel
October 9th, 2006, 3:16am
Starts out nicely but the ending is rather bland. Its shortness is actually a positive aspect.

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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by jonsi
September 26th, 2006, 6:39am
kinda funny with cute and good drawn girls.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
September 19th, 2006, 10:42pm
It had a promising start, but the rest of the series just blew me (not away).
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