Plot Summary: The story follows Arcana Famiglia, a self-appointed organization with mysterious powers that has protected a small Mediterranean island from pirates, foreign countries, and other threats. The only daughter of the family's "Papa," Felicitá, will be married to the next head of the family in two months — and the successor will be decided in a competition that Felicitá herself will take part in.
Online media service Crunchyroll annnounced more titles in its simulcast lineup for the upcoming summer season:
• Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere II
• Chitose Get You!!
• So, I Can't Play H! (Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.)
• Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
• Natsuyuki Rendezvous
• Kokoro Connect
• La storia della Arcana Famiglia
• Tari Tari
• Sword Art Online
Crunchyroll also announced that it will begin streaming to PlayStation 3 consoles and certain Samsung televisions.
Hmmm.....the description on the show page compares it to The Bachelorette and The Sopranos. I've seen a few eps of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, and the competitions are the only parts of them I enjoy. I've seen adds for The Sopranos, which is on a network I don't subscribe to, and nothing about them has ever come close to appealing to me. Now that I've watched the first ep I might try hanging on through the series (mostly to see if Felicita can win the Arcana Duello herself), but I'm going to almost be forcing myself to attempt to finish it from what I've seen so far. An anime being compared to two such American shows (yes, that is a bad thing coming from me, there is some stuff that Hollywood makes that I like, such as NCIS, CSI, and similar types of dramas, but the reality type shows tend to leave me feeling the brain cells dying when I attempt to watch them) in such a manor as to imply it's as good (again, for me that would be horrid) as them was a rather significant warning, and from the first ep it is a warning to take to heart. I'm not sure if the game it's based on is any better (I'm positive it can't be any worse), but unless the show improves a lot, and quickly, it'll be one dating sim that I'll consider myself heavily forewarned about playing (yes, I'm a guy who can actually enjoy a dating sim meant for the gals, a good story is a good story regardless of the slant it is told at), and I'll probably end up waiting for the last two eps to just see how it ends and not subject myself to the abuse of seeing how it got there (and normally it's how they get there that I enjoy the most).
Well, I've finally managed to get caught up to ep 3. It is better than I'd thought it was going to be after the first ep and the crappy description they gave the series. Aside from having more of a 'reverse harem' thing going (although not very strongly at this point) I really don't see the supposed connection to The Bachelorette, and although I'll admit that I don't know jack about The Sopranos since the first ep I can't say as I've seen anything that reasonably resembles what little I've seen of commercials for The Sopranos.
I will say though that the only reason this one has managed to get a pass at this point is I normally watch the first 4 eps before making a definitive decision regarding whether or not I'll finish it, and although I'll drop the extremely bad ones before then I don't think I've ever dropped one after just the first ep.
A new unaired anime episode and a new game were announced for the La storia della Arcana Famiglia franchise at Sunday's "Anime La storia della Arcana Famiglia's 1st Event 'La prima festa.'" The unaired extra episode is titled "Capriccio – stile Arcana Famiglia" and it will be on the Arcana Famiglia Special Disc "La prima festa" along with a summary video of Sunday's event. The Blu-ray Disc/DVD release will arrive on March 27, 3013.
The limited first edition of the disc will also have a new character song for Jolly, and the Animate chain of character goods stores will add a bonus special DJ CD and an exclusive sleeve illustrated by original game's character designer Yomi Sarachi.
The event offered no more details about the new game's release and contents other than its title: Arcana Famiglia 2.
The franchise originated in HuneX (VitaminX Addiction) and Comfort Soft's adventure game for female players. The game has sold over 50,000 copies and is spawning a November 22 spinoff called Festa Regalo. (Sunday's event revealed the spinoff's opening theme song that the characters Mondo and Sumire, as voiced by Fumihiko Tachiki and Kikuko Inoue, are singing.)
The story follows Arcana Famiglia, a self-appointed organization with mysterious powers that has protected a small Mediterranean island from pirates, foreign countries, and other threats. The only daughter of the family's "Papa," Felicitá, will be married to the next head of the family in two months — and the successor will be decided in a competition that Felicitá herself will take part in.
Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. Sentai announced at Anime Expo that it licensed the anime for North America.