Arata Kangatari, (アラタカンガタリ ～革神語～, Arata Kangatari ~Engaku Kougatari~) or Arata: The Legend, is a Japanese manga written by Yuu Watase that began serialization in the Weekly Shōnen Sunday in 2008. The first volume of the series was released in Japan on January 16, 2009. The series has 16 volumes and is still serialized in Shōnen Sunday. The series is Watase's first shōnen series. It is licensed by Viz Media as part of their Shōnen Sunday imprint.
In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, 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 the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a 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 he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata.