The BEST Episodes of Arata The Legend

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Network: TV Tokyo

Every 30 years, a new princess is chosen from the Hime family to serve the Hayagami. The time has come again, but over these past years, records state not a single female has been born, save for one, the 15 year old Arata. The only problem is, Arata is actually a male! Forced to disguise himself and take the place of the princess candidate until a formal one can be found, he attends the festival only to witness the current princess, Kokuri-hime, murdered, and his own life is forfeit as well, by the hands of the princess' personal guard, the 12 Shinshou. As he runs for his life, Kannagi of the 12 convinces everyone that Arata is the one who has murdered the princess instead, and now everyone in the Imperial Court is after his head!

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#1 - Awakening

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2013

Kanate ahas been taken by The Reckoning of Warden Tsutsuga. Arata goes to search for them and finds them facing off before Tsutsuga in a battle to the death. Tsutsuga says the winner will be declared innocent of his crimes. Outraged, Arata draws his Hayagami on Tsutsuga, but ends up in a tight spot when he's unable to call upon its power...

star 9.46
39 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#2 - Orochi

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2013

After learning of Kannagi's past, Arata is even more determined to change the world. He practices swordsmanship with Kanate as the party continues toward the Capital. Meanwhile, in modern Japan, Arata meets the friend who betrayed Arata and now feels immense guilt over what he's done.

star 9.32
38 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#3 - Demonization

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 10, 2013

Kadowaki has appeared in Amawakuni! Arata is confused, but after being bombarded with hateful words by Kadowaki, his emotional state changes. Later, stunned by the presence of Kadowaki and the change in Arata, Kannagi makes a powerful declaration. Arata is still hesitant, so Kannagi tells him...

star 9.32
38 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#4 - Admiration

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 17, 2013

Arata and the others have arrived in the domain of Yorunami, one of the Twelve Shinsho. Rather than meeting Yorunami directly, Arata decides to talk to one of his Zokusho first to learn what kind of man he is. The party reaches Suzukura, a city ruled by the Zokusho Hiruko, but are told that they are required to pay a passage tax to enter...

star 9.32
38 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#5 - Zokusho

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2013

In the modern world, Arata's family knows something is different about Arata, but they continue to try to converse with him despite their confusion. In Amawakuni, Arata is heading toward the Capital. Along the way, he learns of the relationship between the princess of Amawakuni and the Twelve Shinsho. He also encounters some nomads who say that, with the princess gone, the world will fall into chaos...

star 9.29
41 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#6 - Judgement

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 23, 2013

Arata and Kotoha are taken to Gatoya, "the ultimate hell," where they are immediately attacked by two boys. A certain rumor has been spreading around regarding Arata, the alleged murderer of the princess.

star 9.28
39 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima
Sword of God

#7 - Sword of God

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2013

Accused of being the murderer, Arata is forced to stand trial. On the way he gets a chance to speak with his double.

star 9.28
40 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#8 - Homura

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2013

Still living in Hinohara's place back in the modern world, Arata meets Kadowaki at school and decides to "play" with him. Meanwhile in Amawakuni, Kotoha injures her foot on the way to the Capital and the party is forced to take a break in a ruined village. Alone with Arata, Kotoha works up the courage to make an unexpected move...

star 9.28
40 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima

#9 - Okoro

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2013

Ohika saves Arata after he collapsed during the party's travels. Shortly after, Akachi of the Twelve Shinsho arrives and orders Ohika to become his Zokusho. Ohika refuses as he has sworn his loyalty to Kannagi, but Akachi isn't content with taking no for an answer.

star 9.24
42 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima
The Light of Creation

#10 - The Light of Creation

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 1, 2013

Kadowaki shows up yet again in the midst of Arata's battle with Yorunami. He tells Arata that he became a Sho for the sake of "fighting for submission," but Arata disagrees. The beliefs of Arata and Kadowaki, after crossing two worlds, are about to clash.

star 9.19
68 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima
The Life of Arata

#11 - The Life of Arata

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 9, 2013

Arata Hinohara’s school life is terrible and he wishes he could disappear. Arata of Amawakuni must fight for his life after he is wrongfully accused of murder.

star 9.14
44 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima
Life Force

#12 - Life Force

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 24, 2013

Arata and his party arrive at the palace, Tamayori, but Yorunami immediately uses his power to capture Kotoha. Arata pursues her and finds Yorunami himself within the palace. He challenges Arata to duel...

star 8.82
67 votes
Writers: Mayori Sekijima