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Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend Manga Gets Spring TV Anime (Updated)

posted on 2012-12-06 22:28 EST

2013's combined 2nd/3rd issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend (Arata Kangatari) manga series is getting a television anime adaptation.

Watase launched the manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2008 and it is still running in the magazine. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee - and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata's world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!

Watase's Ceres, Celestial Legend and Fushigi Yûgi manga also inspired television anime series.

[Via Manga News]

Update: More background information added and typo fixed. Thanks, 誤称.

Update 2: The studio Satelight is producing the anime for airing next spring. [Via Manga News]


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