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Arcana (manga)

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Written by  Yua Kotegawa
Demographic  Seinen
Volumes  2
Magazine  Weekly Young Jump
Published by  Shueisha
Original run  2000 – 2001
Directed by  Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
Publisher  Shueisha

Genres  Horror fiction, Romance novel, Supernatural
Similar  Dawn of the Arcana, Kappa no Kaikata, Hanappe Bazooka, Me‑teru no Kimochi, Kirara

Arcana is a manga series written and illustrated by Yua Kotegawa. It was adapted into a live action film in 2013.



Murakami is a police detective who is assigned to investigate a serial bombing as Shuei Elementary, he and his partner Nakabayashi learning that a doctor from a mental institution called on behalf of one of his patients about the explosion minutes before the bomb went off. This leads to Murakami's meeting with the nameless and amnesic patient whom they would eventually call "Maki", who appears to communicate with deceased spirits of the dead that tell her things which no living human would know. Murakami tries to uncover the secret behind the Maki as she helps him and Nakabayashi deal with a series of supernatural crimes by a mass murderer that are beginning occurring. But as Murakami finds himself falling in love, he learns of Maki's true nature and her connection to an identical woman named Satsuki.


  • Maki (Tao Tsuchiya)
  • Satsuki (Tao Tsuchiya)
  • Murakami (Masataka Nakagauchi)
  • Mieko Tomochika (Mitsuki Tanimura)
  • Yutaka Hashi (Goro Kishitani)
  • Nakabayashi (Takuya Uehara)
  • Michiru (Kaito)
  • Gaku Torikawa (Hajime Taniguchi)
  • Munemitsu Kobayashi (Masahiro Noguchi)
  • Taguchi (Masashi Taniguchi)
  • References

    Arcana (manga) Wikipedia

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