Brand New English Manga Graphic Novels Set Arata the Legend Volume 01 - 24. In a mystical world called Amawakuni (, Amawakuni), 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 a boy called Arata must pose for the role, due to the lack of females born to this family. During the ceremony, the Twelve Shinsh, the wielders of special swords called Hayagami (, Hayagami), led by Kannagi, betray Princess Kikuri by trying to assassinate her and Arata (an eyewitness) to become emperor. Kannagi frames Arata for the princess' murder, Arata manage to escape and runs into the mysterious Kando Forest.
Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a shy 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 Masato Kadowaki, the bully from his old school, emerges. Feeling the world is unreliable, Hinohara walks into an alley, and soon finds himself in Amawakuni, where the world mistakes him for "Arata".Having to run to Arata's house, Hinohara learns from Arata's grandmother that he and the other Arata have "switched lives", according to the legend within Kando Forest. When Kannagi searches the house, Hinohara comes across a rusted sword, activates its power, and becomes a Sh (, Shou). The sword is a Hayagami named Tsukuyo.
Kotoha, Arata's childhood friend, offers Hinohara the princess' charm (, Michihi no Tama) before he is arrested. In a jail cell, Hinohara talks to Arata via the other charm that Kotoha had given him, and he discovers the truth behind the princess' assassination from Arata, and are forced to take each other's roles.
At the Imperial Court, Hinohara is found guilty, and exiled to Gatoya Island. On the trip to the island, Kotoha tags along and gives him his Hayagami. Also because of the charm's power he is able to talk to Princess Kikuri (who is just barely alive) and she asks him to govern the world as otherwise there will only be war. After escaping Gatoya Island, Hinohara and Kotoha with their new friend Kanata, head to the mainland on a quest to restore order and save the princess.At the same time, Arata emerges from the forest and finds himself in Japan. He has a run-in with the police because he is shirtless but is saved by Nao, Hinohara's younger sister, and is taken into Hinohara's family mistaking him for their "Arata". He goes to school where he meets a strange girl named Imina Oribe. Later, Arata discovers Imina is a girl from the Hime Clan who ended up lost on Earth years ago. As they come acquainted, Harunawa, a servant of the mysterious Six Shinsh, is ordered to eliminate Imina to prevent her from becoming a successor for Kikuri. Together Arata and Imina search for information (prophecies) and resources on how to stop the Six Shinsh motives from becoming emperor of both Amawakuni and Earth. Traveling across the mainland, Kannagi reluctantly joins Hinohara's group when having his Hayagami stolen by a vengeful Akachi.
Kotoha eventually learns Hinohara's true identity as the duo become close. Upon realizing the situation, Kadowaki is summoned in Amawakuni and also becomes a Sh as he activates a Hayagami, a spear named Orochi. Determined to fight Hinohara, Kadowaki repeatedly encounters him on his journey. Having Yorunami and Kugura, members of Twelve Shinsh, submit to Hinohara.He soon learns his destiny as Emperor Of Hinowa the origin of all Hayagami - he embarks with Mikusa and Rami, relatives from the Hime and Uneme Clan. Hinohara later confronts Yataka, a Twelve Shinsh who once loved Princess Kikuri. Yataka receives a change of heart, and accomplices Hinohara's quest to redeem himself. After Kannagi retrieve his Hayagami from Akachi, Hinohara is lured into a conspiracy on Muroya Island by a fellow traveler Hiruha who has been manipulated by the Six Shinsh. Following Rami and Hiruha's deaths, the gang resolves in defeating the Six Shinsh, those who are revealed to be humans formerly from Earth that experienced tragedies in the distant past. Hinohara struggles to endure when Kadowaki absorbed Kanata, as to meet Kikuri and Tsukuyo's faith in him to rid the world of evil. By adding more books in your CART. Some books may have yellowing on the sides due to long storage time. Every book came from the distributor brand new.
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