Arata: The Legend

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VIZ Media LLC, Mar 6, 2012 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
21 Reviews
An action-packed shonen fantasy from the acclaimed author of Fushigi Yű gi!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.

In a mythical world where humans and gods coexist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren't going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata...

While on a mission disguised as a girl, Hinohara becomes utterly dismayed when Shinsho Kugura takes a liking to him. Meanwhile, Hinohara’s rival Kadowaki shows up and initiates a showdown! Will Kadowaki manage to best Hinohara?

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Review: Arata: The Legend, Vol. 01 (Arata: The Legend #1)

User Review  - Jennifer Cole hemphill - Goodreads

Did not make sense to me. Manga is not something I would normally read and I can see why. Not sure of the appeal to this typical genre, but the graphics were good I guess. Read full review

Review: Arata: The Legend, Vol. 01 (Arata: The Legend #1)

User Review  - Sunshine - Goodreads

Actually better than what I expected it to be. It deals with challenges from both the real, modern world and the magical world. On book 6 and so far the main character, Arata Hinohara, has developed ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Yuu Watase debuted in the Shô jo Comic manga anthology in 1989. She won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award with Ceres: Celestial Legend. One of her most famous works is Fushigi Yű gi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Yű gi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Shonen Sunday.

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