Anime Review: Arcana Famiglia



Felicitá is the one-and-only daughter of the Papa of the organization, maybe even mafia, known as the Arcana Famiglia. The Famiglia is made up of people who have made contracts with the Arcane cards, and have received special abilities due to this. The Papa has decided it’s time for him to retire and give up his seat to a new male who has control over an Arcane. To decide who in the “family” gets this seat, he calls for a tournament between Arcane users. To the winner, he promises the “Papa” seat, a wish of the winner’s choice…and his daughter’s hand in marriage. Refusing to accept this, Felicitá decides to fight to choose her own path, with her friends Liberta and Nova fighting for her freedom by her side.

General information:

Alternative Title: La storia della Arcana Famiglia
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jul 2, 2012 to Sep 16, 2012
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Themes: Bishounen, Mafia, Reverse Harem, Special Abilities, Tarot Cards
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


When I first saw the anime Hitman Reborn came in mind, though they are nothing alike. I liked the action in the anime, and how the story is settled then. The story is well written… And the characters are pretty cool. I very much enjoyed the anime. I wouldn’t mind watching it again. Despite the fact, there was something about the anime… I don’t know how to explain it but it was too PG-13. I’m not sure if that’s makes any sense… But it’s still worth watching.


Overall Rate: 9/10

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