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La storia della Arcana Famiglia
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Preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL9zh5NUsFU

Synopsis

The story takes place on the small island of Regalo in the Mediterranean Sea. The island has been protected by a vigilante committee called "Arcana Famiglia". The members of the family have psychic powers gained by a secret ritual.

Felicita is a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her strict mother. She visits Regalo to see her father who is the head of Arcana Famiglia. He tells her to become the leader of "Serie of Sword", the arbitrator section of the family.

As one of the members of Arcana Famiglia, Felicita interacts with other handsome but eccentric members.


Main Characters & Voice Actors

Note: A bit too many to list so I'll just give the list link instead:



Opening & Ending

OP: "Magenta Another Sky" by Hitomi Harada
ED: "Pieces of Treasure" by Liberta & Nova (CV.Jun Fukuyama & Tsubasa Yonaga)

Other Information

Type: TV
Aired: Jul 2, 2012 -
Producers: J.C. Staff, Sentai Filmworks
Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural, Action, Reverse harem
Availability: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden


Dat Impressions

Well well, not a bad start, not bad at all. It seems that the story will be in sort of a game setting with the winner becoming the head of household and future heir. So, I'm assuming it'll be every member for him or herself later on? Also, it seems that Libertà may have a puppy/tsundere crush on the hime :P. Additionally, the members of the family are based on Tarot cards..so it'll be interesting to see how they all play their roles as the series progresses.

The art so far is pretty good as for most recent series. The music is alright, and the Op song is catchy. Overall, I'd say that this series definitely has potential, in the good way.

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It has potential. Well see after the next episode, but I enjoyed this first ep more than I did the one for Hiiro no Kakera. For me, it will really depend on how good a character she turns out to be.
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deadpanditto wrote:

It has potential. Well see after the next episode, but I enjoyed this first ep more than I did the one for Hiiro no Kakera. For me, it will really depend on how good a character she turns out to be.

Same. I liked this better than the Hiiro no Kakera's pilot episode, one which had a slow pacing. This seemed to get right to the point so hopefully will shine as the episodes progresses.
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I'm liking it more than Hiiro no Kakera as well, which I actually dropped after about 3 or 4 episodes. I don't really like reverse harem shows. There simply aren't enough girls, haha. This ones looks promising so far though.
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not bad
Posted 7/1/12
this anime seems really interesting will continue watching it. i like more than hiiro no kakera to i stoped watching after episode 3 found that one kind of boring clad this is more interesting though and i think it might become one of my fave anime of the year i like all of the characters to
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Pretty good so far. I'm going to wait a couple more episode before making my decision on it, but so far it looks like I'm going to be with this one for the long haul.
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Loved the pilot episode! It was able to introduce us to very entertaining characters as well as the conflict. It didn't waste any time and was able to explain the plot. So everything will be action-paced from here on out. I have an inkling she'll end up with either Liberta or Nova. It's just ironic how there the ones who can't control their powers though.
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observantzani wrote:

Loved the pilot episode! It was able to introduce us to very entertaining characters as well as the conflict. It didn't waste any time and was able to explain the plot. So everything will be action-paced from here on out. I have an inkling she'll end up with either Liberta or Nova. It's just ironic how there the ones who can't control their powers though.


Same or it could be one of those open ended love triangles at the end.

It seems that Libertà is one of those guys that acts before they think as he clearly shows in this episode. Maybe, when he does that in the future from what I'm guessing, it might earn affections from Felicità for being a "baka" but one that is brave and putting others before his own safety and concerns.

As for Nova, he seems to be one of those serious and cold guys with the tough side although I assume that he may have a soft personality most likely towards towards Felicità from behind the scenes.

Not sure if these will hold true or not but those seem to be the personalities I judged from this pilot episode
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Yeap Reverse Harem.

Hope the story is not too shallow but it sure has a lot of my favorite seiyuu

Jun Fukuyama as Liberta
Mamiko Noto as Felicitá

Fumihiko Tachiki as Mondo
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Debito
Juurouta Kosugi as Dante
Koji Yusa as Jolly
Tomokazu Sugita as Pace
Tsubasa Yonaga as Nova
Yūichi Nakamura as Luca

Kikuko Inoue as Sumire

i plan to follow this one and hope not to get too disappointed
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Same or it could be one of those open ended love triangles at the end.

It seems that Libertà is one of those guys that acts before they think as he clearly shows in this episode. Maybe, when he does that in the future from what I'm guessing, it might earn affections from Felicità for being a "baka" but one that is brave and putting others before his own safety and concerns.

As for Nova, he seems to be one of those serious and cold guys with the tough side although I assume that he may have a soft personality most likely towards towards Felicità from behind the scenes.

Not sure if these will hold true or not but those seem to be the personalities I judged from this pilot episode


I got the same impressions as you did for those two. Well, I'm hoping it'll be a resolved decision. If ever the ending is going to be open, I'll only be happy if it was because Felicita was the one who made her own path.
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Tried watching this show.

B-O-R-I-N-G

Tries too hard to be interesting and cool. Instead it comes off as bland and ho-hum.

The main girl looks are below average, her behaviour is stupid (hurf durf she has personality and dresses like a man at a birthday party for her dad and randomly kicks people in the stomach because she read their mind)

The way they introduced the powers was jejune and made me want to strangle a drowned squid. The characters were dreary, much like the action scenes that were rather prosaic.


I rate the first episode and the entire show 3/10.
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well .. d 1st ep was okay... but i do wanna continue to watch and see hw it goes
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I felt it was a pretty interesting first episode, and much better than many firsts for similar titles [ex: Hiiro no Kakera] I've seen in the past. Felicita seems to actually have a bit of personality, and she's actually pretty cute rather than being bland in looks and in spirit like many an otome title protagonist. I appreciate that she has skills and talents of her own to fight with, and seems to be relying on Liberta and Nova more as support than her only way out of the mess.

Seriously, I almost stood up and cheered when she decided to fight on anyways and yelled that she'll carve out her own path. You go, Felicita. Also, props to the writers for thinking up a legitimate reason or two for the reverse harem to exist. It's also nice that the characters all have a past with each other, further enforcing that the various men not being opposed to marrying her isn't that odd or out of character. It's a pleasant change of pace.

I also really like the setting and the tone it gives the show as a whole. Not many otoge do a faux-Italian setting at all! Typically it's either high school or a vaguely historic setting. This is a nice change of pace, and I'm happy to see the aesthetic in names, title, and art design, rather than being dropped in favor of something more conventional.

My only gripe is some of the character design is a bit uninspired and samey. Nova makes me think of Persona 3's protagonist [others have said Ciel Phantomhive] Luca is a dead ringer for Gil from Pandora Hearts, and there's something a bit familiar about Liberta and Pace as well. It's a shame that this is the one place where originality is lacking. :c Not a deal breaker though.

If anything, episode one has made me lament that the game it was based on isn't available in English and probably never will be! :c
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Not bad. Not bad at all. I quite like the characters. I'm not sure where this story is heading to since I haven't actually read the manga (if there is one), but I think I will follow through this series. One character ( I think his name is Nova) makes me think of Ciel Phantomhive, and I don't think I'm alone on that thought. I just know there will be a big yaoi-doujin fandom for this series. Well maybe not so big, but there are just so many potential pairings, that even I am already shipping couples just on the first episode. Anyway, I'll be looking forward to where this story is heading and how everything will develop.
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