In a world where humans and gods coexist, Arata is a member of the important Hime clan. One day, he winds up switching places with Arata Hihara, his counterpart in the modern world. As Arata of the Hime acclimates to the life of a high school student, Hihara sets out on a life-changing journey in an unfamiliar land...Arata Hihara and his friends enter the territory of Kikutsune, one of the Six Sho, a group comprised of Arata's most formidable adversaries. The greeting they receive from Kikutsune's lieutenants is anything but friendly and only Arata, by sheer chance, escapes injury. This, however, does little to help him figure out how to defeat Kikutsune - if that's even possible!
Yuu Watase debuted in the Shojo Comic manga anthology in 1989. She won the 43rd Shogakukan Manga Award with Ceres: Celestial Legend. One of her most famous works is Fushigi Yugi, a series that has inspired the prequel Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden. In 2008, Arata: The Legend started serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday.