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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
فجر أركانا
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 (1294d ago)
v.13 c.52 by Evil Flowers (1331d ago)
v.13 c.51 by Evil Flowers (1369d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1046 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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December 13th 2016, 2:24pm PST



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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (13 Volumes - Complete)

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Dawn of Arcana to End in 3 Chapters 1604 days, 18 hours, 19 minutes ago
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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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Personally, I love the ending   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by otaku_mel
August 1st, 2014, 1:44pm
I'd initially started reading Reimei no Arcana around two years ago, back when I loved shoujo. Since I don't like reading ongoing series due to the suspense (and forgetting the plot), I decided to leave it and come back when it was finished.

Now, finished it is, and I'm rather happy with how the story turned out. All I really wanted was Nakaba to be happy-especially with Caesar.

While I have to agree that certain parts of the last few chapters seemed rushed, ultimately the last twist was something I never suspected. It was sad, but it made everything make sense. Actually, I might even go so far as to say the ending is one of my favourite parts of the series.

Plus, Toma Rei's art is amazing ^^
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It's finally over....   
Rating: N/A
by Yaoichick
May 28th, 2014, 9:23pm
Well, I have been following this For.Ever. The ending was decent. It wasn't spectacular or anything. I wasn't disappointed by the end though, which is great. Poor Loki....I rather liked him quite a bit. Also that very last panel.... Nakaba. O.O Her face expression is like "how did this happen?" ;p
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Its great...but...   
Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by naruto_1493
May 28th, 2014, 10:00am
I had high expectations for this manga since my friends said it was pretty good. At first, I thought that this was an amazing manga. I really liked the art, the plot, and the characters, however I dont know if it was just me but the "tempo" of the plot changed after chapter 45. I found that it was rushed after that point and was done half-assed confusing me for a while....well thats just me anyway...BUT dont get me wrong, I did like the ending!

... Last updated on May 28th, 2014, 10:03am
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Not great   
Rating: 3.5 / 10.0
by CodeG
December 8th, 2013, 9:09am
I liked this manga at first but as it went on it got totally dull. The characters' personnality change a bit drastically and the romance is dragged on and becomes a bit heavy. The main female character was really egoistical and annoyed me a lot by her aloofness and weak personnality.
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The thing that made this manga unenjoyable was the fact that the main(forgot her name) realised how she was hurting that poor Loki and cried etc but yet she continued to let him suffer. I didnt like how unconscious and egoist she is about him who sold his body for her. The whole story turn around the suffering of Loki and all his life was full of suffering, even the ending will be bad for him.

Most of the best characters are sub characters and dont appear a lot or get tragic endings

... Last updated on December 8th, 2013, 9:11am
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maybe sounds cliche but it's not   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by cliff
May 30th, 2013, 12:41am
Okay, so I always thought this will be similar to other manga where romance is the main thing. The twist is the Arcana power and later as the story progressed, there's a question about life, future and others. It's deeper than its surface or how it sounds in the summary so I highly recommend it. There are times when it's a bit slow, where romance is not the main thing but it has a potential to develop into an amazing one. So read on.
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Long overdue glowing review   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
April 1st, 2013, 10:37am
I can't believe I haven't given a glowing review about this yet.
It's 4:30am, though, so i'll keep it kinda short.
This manga is fantastic. One of the best shoujo I've ever read. In the top 3 at the very least. It blends multiple genres seamlessly. If it was given a seinen label I wouldn't be too surprised. There's only a couple of factors that push it to a more shoujo/josei style.The initial romance is dealt with quickly, which is great as otherwise it'd just be cliched and wouldn't move on for too long. It's got the potential to be an epic fantasy, really. I did not see the events of volume 10 coming haha biggrin

... Last updated on April 1st, 2013, 10:37am
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Not the worst, but definitely not the best   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
January 15th, 2013, 4:09pm
If you're into the genre (namely, fantasy shoujo with an arranged marriage because of a conflict between countries), go for it. Otherwise, it's a miss (at least for me).
The lead couple is okay, I guess. There's nothing heinous about them, but there's nothing special about them either. They fall in love in one chapter, which is kind of annoying but to be expected. Honestly, most, if not all, of the characters are bland and cliche. However, the main issue that I have with it is that the story tries to juggle too many things at once. There's romance between the two leads, the heroine also has supernatural abilities, war is threatening to break between a couple countries, there's a civil rights-y bit with the subhumans, and the royal family sucks. It's just too much, and nothing gets enough spotlight in order to become engaging.
Unfortunately, Reimei no Arcana finds itself in a weird position. It tries to be more than the run of the mill brainless shoujo manga, but it bogs itself down with too much extra stuff. Because of this, the manga doesn't appeal to hardcore shoujo addicts (not enough romance), but it doesn't appeal to readers who're looking for something more than traditional shoujo (not enough substance).

... Last updated on January 15th, 2013, 4:11pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
January 11th, 2013, 7:34pm
I really like this series. I don't get where some people say it falls flat, though I do agree that the whole bit in Lithuanel is a bit boring. There's too many twists and turns for no reason. And I'm starting to think that there won't be a happy ending for Nakaba and Caesar :-( I hope thats not true..

I kinda agree on the whole arranged marriage thing (though I wouldn't like it in real like) but having the couple picked out already and watching them fall in love with each other is rather nice. And brings a smile to my face when it does happen. They always end up falling hard! The way that Toma sensei expresses the characters is amazing, and I really do like the artwork. Sure the story reminds me of other mangas, but the feel is completely different. One thing I have a problem with is that Nakaba is supposed to be a "strong" character, but I feel she was a lot stronger before she cut her hair. It's like the story of Samson.. Cut your hair and lose all your strength. I like that she kind of returned to herself in chapter 39, but it took so much for that to happen =/

My favorite characters are obviously Nakaba and Caesar because they're just so gosh darn cute together. And I don't know if it's just me, but I didn't really find him mean in the beginning. Boys always bully the girls they like haha At first I liked Loki, but I have to agree that there is something a little shady about him. I understand the whole loving Nakaba thing, but even that I find creepy since he did raise her. He should see her as a daughter or at least a younger sister smh

I think the whole reason for Nakaba and Caesar separating is bogus (rolls eyes) I mean really?!
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I understand that Caesar had to leave her because she had things that she must finish and he had to become king so he could be with her the way he wants, but I still don't like it. I also understand that Nakaba HAD to marry that idiot Adel so she could become queen and take over and be prepared for when Caesar becomes king, but still. I also understand that Caesar had to marry Louise to get the army on his side and make his ascension to the throne that much easier, but why?!

I really hope that this won't go on forever and a day like Goong. I really want to know how it'll end really soon. With this time skip that I hear is supposed to happen, I hope it shows Caesar and Nakaba together again. Tired of crying haha

... Last updated on January 11th, 2013, 9:50pm
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