Arata the Legend

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3.3
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  • 18 out of 22 people found this review helpful:
    Poorly structured and paced
    It has the feel of many 50 to 60 episode long shows but with only 12 episodes. What I mean by this is that the story would have been told better if it were considerably longer. Instead we are given drastic character mood swings that seem to be brought on by minor events, useless characters that add nothing to the story, and a villain with what is probably the worst motive I have ever seen. In the ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Not the Story Yuu Watase Wanted...Go in with an Open Mind..
    Arata isn't completely horrible when you go into it not expecting it to be an actual Watase story. Unfortunately, Watase had many hardships in writing the 22 volume manga which got rectified too late to save the anime.

    Below is a link talking about how editorial harassment ruined Arata's story as well as almost ruined Watase's want to create more manga.

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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Wouldn't Rewatch and only watching this to waste time
    Sadly this isn't on par with Yuu Watase's other works such as Fushigi Yuugi, Alice 19th, and Absolute Boyfriend. Character development was really slow and used cliche scenarios. Perhaps I just got tired of the same stuff. (No way, I was able to go through both Fushigi Yuugi versions). Then again I didn't like the anime version of Fushigi Yuugi and I haven't checked out the manga for Arata so ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Slow start, but definitely worth a watch!
    As a warning, the series starts off slow. Most of the first few episodes deal with Arata Hinohara (the protagonist) whining about trust issues, and being chased. The pacing on these episodes is kind of slow. Around episode four or so, the series takes a turn for the better. The pacing seems to become better, the plot becomes better, the characters (including Arata H) become better (in fact, Arata ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Arata the Legend: Coming of Age
    Arata the Legend's first season has recently finished airing. It is an anime about a world governed by a Princess and her 12 Guardians/Advisers called 'Shinsho' - warriors chosen by magical weapons called 'Hayagami'. The story starts with the Shinsho betraying the princess and attempting to kill her, and using the main character as a scapegoat for their ambitions. And thus begins the first season ...
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Great Animation... But the characters? ugh
    Hear me out... The Animation is Great... The characters on the other hand? Ugh... I don't want to spoil but in case i do heres a SPOILER WARNING.... just in case lol

    I understand Arata's situation... But "Trust" is stressed soooooo much in this show ! I guess thats the point of the show but it's kind of annoying and the main character is so wrapped up on the subject there is times he ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A Series With Alot More Then Just School Life
    To put a manga series in an anime is nothing new but since I have actually read most of it before this release I can say after seeing it so far it is not that far of from the dedicated artist's manga series. There are some scenes for the manga I am looking forward to seeing animated since the artwork in this series does it justice. And I do agree it may not be the best of the season but if it ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Unsatisfying Satisfaction
    In a story that appears to be aiming for exploring the different types of relationships, Arata the Legend falls flat on its face. By the time motives are exposed, the show is over. By the time the whining about how hopeless the protagonist is ends, so does the show. The ending clearly indicates an indication of a second season even though one can not be found.

    Arata the Legend shows a lot of ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Loved it hope there is another season
    it reminds me of InuYasha a liitle with the whole human world thing hope it cuntinues. Great show ...................................................................................................................................
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    So far this is a good show.
    It's a pretty good show, i just fnished ep 4, it's not ground breaking, insanely original, or super duper awesome but it has a good story so far, entertaining, and enjoyable, i suggest you give this a chance.
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