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Welcome to the last La Storia della Arcana Famiglia weekly report! 12 weeks has passed so quickly, and the series is all wrapped up. Let's goes over the episode.

Plot

The day of the Arcana Duello is here! Who will the winner and the new Papa or Donna (the female mafia boss) of the Arcana Famiglia? Be prepared for the season finale of La Storia della Arcana Famiglia!

All episodes of this series can be watched legally on Crunchyroll.

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Best yet predictable match
Best yet predictable match
  • We finally get the tournament and some action. Though, there's not much since Libertà and Nova's match along with Felicità's match with Mondo take up a lot of attention.
  • For Libertà and Nova fans, you'll love this episode. Besides those two characters, Felicità gains some closure since she saves her father and restores everything back to normal. She has matured well throughout the series.
  • For wiki, this is just me being weird. I got to see most of the stigmata except for Mondo and Elmo's. We'll never know what Elmo's Arcana Powers are unless you guys play the game or read the manga. Feel free to fill me in.

Here's the stigmata shots.

I hope to complete the Arcana Powers wiki page soon. I didn't expect Luca's stigmata to be on his tongue because I thought Debito's stigmata would be under his eyepatch or his tongue.

Bad

Don't cry Luca. You'll get some love
Don't cry Luca. You'll get some love
  • Characters missing in action: For fans who love Jolly, Debito, Pace, or Luca, you'll be sad with their matches and low spotlight. This series just favored Libertà, Nova, and Felicità. Though, I felt that Jolly had a more significant role than the three guys due to his past and involvement with Arcana Powers. It's such a shame that we don't see their fights in detail.
  • Unneeded flashbacks: We seen Libertà and Nova's flashbacks twice already. There's no need to play them again in this episode where we need to see new stuff and more action.

Bizarre

I expected more boom from Dante
I expected more boom from Dante
  • Debito and Luca's Arcana Powers are amazing. I thought Luca had a good chance because he pretty much nullifies other people's power. For Debito, he cheats with his powers.
  • Why was Sumire fighting? There was nothing to gain for her.
  • Weapons Match up: Even though most were swords, there were guns, a fan, knives, and a bazooka. I was stoked that Dante is using a bazooka, yet he misses Libertà. This means Dante is a bad shot. But, it's anime, so there's no logic.

Overall, this episode is fine and depends on you guys and gals. The action leaves a lot to be desired since you have flashbacks that stalled and were unneeded. A little action between Felicita and Debito, Pace, and Luca wouldn't hurt. The sword fight between Nova and Liberta is good but a bit mediocre. The best sword fight in the series was Dante and Liberta on the ship.

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for reading this report and supporting the franchise.

Wiki Progress: I finished Ep. 12, and I have to add the right accent mark to Felicità and Libertà's names for each episode. Also, I have to make sure the formatting is consistent. For characters and concepts, I have to put it off later, or my teammates will tend to them or not. I have other wiki projects with teammates that need attention since this series is done.

If you fans out there have free time, my teammates and I appreciate any help on the wiki pages.

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Takashichea

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Welcome to the weekly La Storia della Arcana Famiglia! Last week, Felicita, Nova, and Liberta stumbles upon a person in tube while in Jolly's laboratory. It's a homunculus. Things just got interesting in this series.

Plot

Felicita finds her father sleeping due to excess work, and she questions Dante and Jolly about her father and homunculus in the tube.

What secrets has Felicita has uncovered about her daddy?

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Mondo and the Arcana Cards
Mondo and the Arcana Cards
  • We finally know why Mondo hosted Arcana Duello and get a glimpse of his past and personality. Mondo's excess work is providing energy to Arcana Cards/ or Tarocco who have no hosts. This why Jolly is finding new hosts by experimenting on young children. Poor Debito, Luca, and Pace. They never knew the full truth.
  • Felicita's character shines in this episode. I'm glad she does because she is the main character who is overwhelmed by the presence of the interesting, male love interests. It's interesting that she is only character (as of right now) who holds two cards.

Bad

  • With these secrets exposed, wouldn't it be better to have explained after the tournament? Yet, this series is slated for 12 episodes from what I heard.
  • I hope this series finish what it started or at least end with a good ambiguous cliffhanger.

Overall, this episode is great but not perfect because we still have some things to expect from this show.

Arcana Powers Wiki Pages and Images

Besides collecting card images, I find the seals on the bodies interesting. I have to recapture them. Jolly's seal is on his right eye while Sumire's seal is on her left palm. I couldn't get a good shot for Felicita's Wheel of Fortune seal which is on her back. It was too far away.

Thanks

Felicita (Profile Portrait) by Sonata
Felicita (Profile Portrait) by Sonata

Thank you guys and gals for reading this report and supporting the franchise and the wiki pages. Every contribution counts and makes this community better.

Wiki Progress: With this recent development, I have to update Mondo, Dante, Jolly, Sumire, and Felicita's origin stories. I finished Ep. 9's page, but I need to add the accent marks to Felicitá and Libertà.

Due to Daniel's new image policy, Sonata is working on the profile portraits, 300 by 450 size images.

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Takashichea

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Welcome to the weekly La Storia della Arcana Famiglia report! Last week's episode reveals more about Luca and Jolly's relationship, and this week's episode will reveal why Luca, Debito, and Pace hate Jolly.

Plot

While Felicitá sees Elmo and Jolly and Debito is suffering from headaches, Felicitá asks the others about Luca, Jolly, and Debito's relationship. During a spring cleaning for the church, Felicitá gets her answers when Jolly appears.

What secrets does Jolly hold about Debito, Pace, and Luca?

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

They mystery behind the eyepatch is solved!
They mystery behind the eyepatch is solved!
  • We finally learn more Pace, Luca, and Debito's origin story and what is underneath Debito's eyepatch, an amethyst that serves as a restrain on Debito's Arcana Powers.
  • For Debito and Felicitá fans, you get a naughty scene. I'll show you later.
  • Ooh, I was right about Elmo being in the tube in the Piccolino episode. I still wonder what is Jolly's purpose is creating homunculi.

Bad

  • We got some action, and this episode is not devoted 100% to an origin story. It's done well than the last couple of episodes which causes a slow pacing in the anime.

So far, this anime feels like a Slice of Life with the Arcana Duello put on hold. I still wonder how are they going to show us who is the winner, the guy who marries Felicitá. My hopes are high, but I still have doubts.

What you guys and gals feel?

Best Snapshots of the Week

I was debating what is the best default image for the wiki page (episode 8) and weekly report. Usually, I pick the same image for both of them. The ones below are ones I had trouble choosing between.

I chose this one for the wiki page b/c it shows how Debito is a womanizer
I chose this one for the wiki page b/c it shows how Debito is a womanizer
I have this weird fascination with guns at people's face who are not fazed
I have this weird fascination with guns at people's face who are not fazed

Yeah, I'm a weirdo.

Thanks

Thank you everyone for reading this report. Please support the anime and the wiki project. I welcome any help. Oh, I just noticed Teshy_Acee added Fel as a nickname to Felicita. Any contributions to the wiki or discussion is really appreciated.

Wiki Progress: Since this episode had a lot of information, I have to update the origin stories for Luca, Debito, and Pace. I finished Ep. 8 page.

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Takashichea

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Howdy everyone and welcome to another weekly report of La Storia della Arcana Famiglia. Last week, we got an insider's look in Libertà and Dante's past. This week, it's all about Nova. We find out why he is so cold.

Plot: Libertà is not the only one dealing with memories of the past. Nova who has been a part of the family since childhood, has never fully felt comfortable.

By Crunchyroll

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Who's in the tank?
Who's in the tank?
  • Nova's past is revealed in this episode. I find it interesting that he was in an arranged marriage with Felicitá until he voided it when he lost control of his powers and end up killing his parents. He opens up a little bit, but he thinks Felicitá does not understand him.
  • Jolly's secret left some questions. I'm thinking it's Elmo who is in the tank.
  • The chickpea soup scene is pretty humorous. I haven't tried chickpea soup.

Bad

  • It depends if you like Nova or hate him.
  • For those who are aching for Arcana Duello or a faster pace, I doubt you'll be happy with this episode at this point.

Overall, this episode is good for fans who like to take it slow, and for fans who are the opposite, you'll probably dropping this.

Gallery

These are the highlights. For more images, please check out the La Storia della Arcana Famiglia's image gallery.

Thanks

Thank you guys and gals for supporting the anime and the wiki editors who are working hard. Sonata has a cool transparent PNG this week.

Wiki Progress: I finished Ep. 5 but needs proofreading; I updated Nova's origin section.

Fukulota Transparent PNG by Sonata
Fukulota Transparent PNG by Sonata

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Welcome to the weekly La Storia della Arcana Famiglia report! I'm Takashichea, a wiki editor who is a bit of weirdo if you haven't a chance to know me. Anyway, last week is another slow paced episode where you get to know more about Debito and Nova. This week is the same as you will find out about Dante and Libertà's back stories.

Plot

Libertà tries to remember what has happened in his past, and Felicitá accidentally reads Dante's heart where she learns from Dante about Libertà's dark past.

What is the connection between the mask and Libertà's past?

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Dante and lil Liberta = daddy and his lil boy
Dante and lil Liberta = daddy and his lil boy
  • Whoo! We get to see what has happened in Libertà's past and what his Arcana Powers are. I was stoked that Libertà's powers involve just using words with a bit of willpower and emotions. You can imagine all sorts of things that Libertà can do.
  • Nova and Libertà's scene is bit touching where Nova reminds Libertà about his goal to become stronger in order to help Felicitá.
  • Speaking of Arcana Powers, Dante mentions he can seal memories. Makes me wonder if he can do more than that. I liked how Dante is like a father figure to Libertà.

Bad

  • Pacing: Well, it's a hit or miss with fans. If you're okay with the slow pacing, you'll be alright. For folks who are aching for some action, it's going to be tough to keep watching.

I'm in this for a research blog, harem vs reverse harem. I'm comparing this show to Campione! since both have an Italian theme. Overall, this episode is great because it shows Dante and Libertà's past and more of Libertà's character. Hopefully, Felicitá gets some attention because next episode is on Lucas, I think.

Gallery

For more images, check out Ep. 4's image gallery.

Sonata uploaded some cool transparent PNGs.

Thanks

Thanks everyone for reading this weekly report.

Wiki Progress: Last week, Sonata uploaded cool transparent PNG, and I finished Ep. 4's wiki page and updated Felicitá's evolution section and Libertà's origin section.

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Takashichea

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La Storia della Arcana Famiglia Report - Ep. 1: La notte del compleanno

Welcome everyone to the first La Storia della Arcana Famiglia Weekly Report!

For those who are new to this series, I welcome y'all to try it out. It's a reverse harem series that revolves around an Italian Mafia family.

Plot: The Arcana Famigila protects Regalo Island with powers granted to them the Tarocco. At birthday party for the head of the family, “Papa” Mondo, he tells them he is thinking about retirement and the Arcana Duello will begin.

By Crunchyroll

Verdict

Good

  • You got a cool Italian Mafia family who have some cool powers called Arcana. The ones who have powers have a card with an Italian name. I find it really interesting.
  • Classic Love Triangle or Rivalry: I enjoyed Libertà and Nova's rivalry and how they complement each other. Between them, they have a goal to help Felicitá gain her freedom.
  • To everyone: What was your favorite characters? - For me, I find Luca and Dante, awesome and funny characters.

Bad

  • The exposition feels a little strange when the head of the Mafia decides to step down and arrange a tournament called Duello Arcana where the winner claims his daughter as his/ or her bride.
  • Plus, this anime is based on a game. For game fans, it might be bad if the anime doesn't have alternate routes, but I haven't see anime with multiple endings.
  • Hit or Miss with the Main Heroine: This is crucial for harem and reverse harem series. The main player (bad pun, I know) has to be likeable. So far, you may hate or love her. I hope she matures in this series because she needs more of a rebellious and spicy attitude. She's not a sweet girl who is going with daddy's orders to become a trophy wife.
  • Next episode seems like a filler. They're looking for a cat.

Bizarre

Weird: What if the winner is a girl? I had that question. Since it's reverse harem, you don't usually see female love interests in those harems.

Overall, this episode is good but not awesome. I'm still interested to watch and do wiki work on it. This series is for people who enjoy reverse harems or those who want to try it.

Right now, the best reverse harem shows would be Ouran High School Host Club.

Thanks

Thank you everyone for reading this weekly report. Sorry for posting this late. I'll try to get this up early. I was busy with other wiki projects. Please see July's wiki projects.

New Wiki Pages: Arcana Famiglia (concept), Regalo Island, Arcana Powers

Characters: Felicitá, Libertà, Nova, Debito, Mondo, Pace

My partner, , is going to add the rest of the new characters.

Updates: Luca, Sumire, Jolly, Dante

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