Arcana (manga)

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Written byYua Kotegawa
Published byShueisha
MagazineWeekly Young Jump
Original run20002001
Live-action film
Directed byYoshitaka Yamaguchi
Licensed byNikkatsu
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Arcana is a manga series written and illustrated by Yua Kotegawa. It was adapted into a live action film in 2013.[1]


Murakami is a police detective who is assigned to investigate a serial bombing at Shuei Elementary, he and his partner Nakabayashi learn 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 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)


  1. ^ "Yua Kotegawa's Arcana Supernatural Manga Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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