Arata: The Legend

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VIZ Media LLC, Mar 6, 2012 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
4 Reviews
An action-packed shonen fantasy from the acclaimed author of Fushigi Y 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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User Review  - Jellyn - LibraryThing

Arata from present-day Japan has swapped places with Arata in a fantasy world sorta kinda not really resembling ancient Japan. Mostly with the 'not really' part.In this volume, he's been sent to a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jellyn - LibraryThing

To be honest, this series is starting to disappoint me. It started out more interesting than it's gone on. Still, it _is_ only volume 3. I will keep reading and give it more of a chance. After all ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Yuu Watase debuted in the Sh 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 Y gi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Y gi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Shonen Sunday.

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