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Reimei no Arcana  
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Princess Nakaba of Senan is forced to marry Prince Caesar of the enemy country Belquat, tantamount to becoming a hostage. While Caesar is pleasing to the eye, he is also selfish and possessive, telling Nakaba outright: "You are my property." With only her attendant Loki at her side, Nakaba must find a way to cope with her hostile surroundings, her fake marriage...and a mysterious power!


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Associated Names
Arcana of the Dawn
Bình Minh Arcana
Dawn of Arcana
Dawn of the Arcana
L'Arcane de l'aube
Tình Yêu Mù Quáng

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.53 (end) by Evil Flowers (547d ago)
v.13 c.52 by Evil Flowers (583d ago)
v.13 c.51 by Evil Flowers (621d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (958 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 26th 2015, 5:54am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Cheese! (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (13 Volumes - Complete)

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Dawn of Arcana to End in 3 Chapters 857 days, 4 hours, 42 minutes ago
In memories of Cain 1525 days, 20 hours, 49 minutes ago
Reimei no Arcana spoilers 1579 days, 17 hours, 3 minutes ago
Loki, Caesar or Cain?! 1585 days, 14 hours, 28 minutes ago

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
October 15th, 2015, 11:15am
This series is so very angsty, most of the characters and most often the 'villains' all have a sad past that isn't just sad but also very interesting and serves as a main internal conflict in Nakaba. It's easy to hate and kill someone 'bad' but she sees the why they turned out that way and also the good through her powers, which in a way makes the plot more have more depth as it's never as simple as black and white. It was an enjoyable read and I found most of the characters likable if not pitiful.... And I have to say near the end the angst game was so strong that it got me sobbing XD The art is also very nice ~ Great series !
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A bit disappointed by the ending though...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Jasminthe
August 9th, 2015, 2:21am
I quite enjoyed the story but it feels like some things weren't properly dealt with.
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Like the cruel prince of Lithuanel who became king by betraying his family and the ajin who genuinely loved him. Seriously, he deserved to be punished, but we never heard about Lithuanel again during the rest of the manga.

AND WHAT ABOUT LOKI? I feel this story was soooo unfair to him.
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After he separated from the rest of the group, Nakaba could have used a bit of her power to meet him sometimes within the Arcana of time. Or she could just have gone see him like she did with Caesar when they were separated. Or just plainly go see him IRL! I just feel he was left out all along, that's too sad. And I actually would have preferred him not to be Nakaba's brother, it makes this story even sadder for him...

... Last updated on August 9th, 2015, 2:24am
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Started good but towards the end..   
Rating: N/A
by budlaygid
May 13th, 2015, 6:33am
Reimei no Arcana started good until it reached exactly the middle part of the story. I felt that the author just wanted to finish it halfway and tried to make ends meet by using Nakaba's arcana of time to conveniently explain the plot. I felt cheated. What should have been paced in one volume was mushed into a couple of pages. :/
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Beautiful Art, Well Told Story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
January 3rd, 2015, 6:25pm
Dawn of the Arcana is a very beautiful series with clean art and fantastic character designs. It wasn't until I read it through for the third time that I noticed the background art and action scenes are much weaker in comparison - but the character art is so strong that you may very well not notice.

The story is concise and well thought out, even if it does fall into some old love triangle tropes. I found each character relatable and likable to a certain extent, because we get to see the story from almost every perspective. My one complaint:

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Caesar's past relationship with Louise was troubling to me purely because of the strong implication that their relationship was sexual, and the fact that he left her without a second thought for Nakaba. This point is greatly glossed over but really… Louise really loved him, even if she was jealous and selfish, but it really seems like he only had sex with her to spite his brother, and never really cared about her. Those are not the makings of a honorable man :/

... Last updated on November 14th, 2015, 7:29pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Chiba-san
November 15th, 2014, 5:20am
I don't know if I should call this sorry disappointing, frustrating or what. Everywhere you look, everything is falling apart. The was fine but who was really happy in the end?!?! GEEZZZ MOOD SPOILER.... P.S. I still like it, about.... only about 65%, maybe a lil more. Had it's exciting points.
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Feeling sad...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
November 12th, 2014, 8:02am
...for Loki. I think he's probably the most pitiable character in this manga. He's like forever alone yet he have to bear such tragic feelings and
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such tragic ending.
As for Nakaba, I didn't like her that much. She was pretty irritating even at the beginning of the story and as she progresses throughout the story, I find her confusing herself in every chapter more and more. She's really indecisive and well...I just don't like her. I think the one with biggest character development would be Caesar. He's all high and mighty at first but gradually turning into a gentleman. He's still strong but less aggressive compared to how he is in the beginning.

As for the story, I think it's quite decent and the flow of the plot goes on like a seamless line which I think it's pretty fine. It's not complicated and it's very clear what's going on around. The art...well, I've always loved Toma Rei's way of drawing so I've got no complains, definitely. Just a tiny bit of the characters. :> Even so, it's a nice read.
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Good but...   
Rating: N/A
by Moonclaw7
October 24th, 2014, 10:57pm
The art can be lacking in many places in this series. Also seems to be some trend with shoujo to make the dialogue as hard to follow as possible, which leaves plot holes and questions, though that could also be the fault of the translators. Overall it could have been better.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2014, 10:58pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
September 16th, 2014, 12:14am
This is definitely one of the more interesting plots out there and it always keeps you on your toes because there's always something happening. I do admit, some parts are pretty predictable but there was just such a good balance of romance, mystery, fantasy and especially adventure. There are so many twists that get you hooked and yeah, i definitely had a lot of "WHHAAAAATTT?!" moments all the way to the last chapter of the manga. I definitely loved Nakaba because she's strong but also because she has a weak side that she's aware of and still strives to overcome it and grow. The romance was pretty good too! Although their relationship was pretty predictable, it was nevertheless full of support, love, trust and strength.

The Ending:
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Damnit! I knew Loki was going to die! I knew it right from the start but I chose not to believe it because fuck, can't everyone just live for once?! Anyways, the ending was alright. It definitely left me with a big "WTF!!" reaction and all but I couldn't stop thinking about poor Loki. He sacrificed so much only to be alone. Not to mention the ending was a little confusing like why did he take the throne from her only to die and give it back? Anyway i just wish the mangaka didn't kill him off just because Nakaba chose Caesar.

The ending i guess was necessary because everything just made sense after that and wrapped it up but yeah......

and I give it a 9/10! Pleaseeeee give it a try, the adventure is too good to pass.

... Last updated on September 16th, 2014, 12:16am
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A thrilling ride   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by .Miki-chan.
August 29th, 2014, 8:04pm
I just finished this manga in under 3 days and it is now one of my very favorites. The plot and character developments have so many unexpected twists and turns that it kept me at the edge of my seat. The end of almost every chapter left me desperate to know what happens next. The political aspect was at the forefront of the manga, and the romance was there, but not as much as a typical shoujo. Don't get me wrong, it is a major emotional roller coaster. One minute, laughing, the next crying, the next saying "aww". If you are looking for a well-thought-out manga with a bit of everything (love, politics, fight scenes) Reimei no Arcana is probably for you. Lastly, I LOVED the art. Toma has a talent for facial expressions. With minor details, the expressions on her characters can deal quite the emotional wallop!
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Charoite
August 5th, 2014, 1:59pm
.......I hated Nakaba. I really disliked her personality. Nakaba and Caesar coming to love each other was very predictable, and at times I wanted to drop the manga. Some characters are likeable, and the art is above average. Nakaba's ability - Time's Arcana is interesting at first but then you lose interest in it. Honestly I wouldn't say that the MC is a "Strong Female Lead." The only areas in the manga I still remember clearly is the tragedy. The rest is blurred and the characters are pretty forgettable.
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