Arata Yakushiji
Real Name Arata Yakushiji
Aliases Afrone,Champion
Voice (Japanese) Wataru Hatano
Voice (Italian) Leonardo Graziano
Voice (Thai) Thanakrit Janklongtham
Gender Male
Age N/A
First Appearance Ep 1
Battle Statistics
Preferred Color Red
Key Cards The DragonHero Sieg-Yamato-Fried, The SwordHero Sieg-Susano-Fried
X-Rares The DragonHero Sieg-Yamato-Fried, The SwordHero Sieg-Susano-Fried

Arata Yakushiji (薬師寺 アラタ) is a character in the anime and manga series Battle Spirits Heroes


Arata has spiked up brown hair. He has an x-shaped scar on his forehead. He wears a white shirt, blue jeans, brown gloves and an orange jacket.


He's very passionate, and likes to inspire other card battlers. He's also a bit of a pervert, especially showing interest in Mika.


Arata is the Battle Spirits champion. He considers Antony Starck his personal rival, and is always looking to battle any strong card battlers. He plans to battle the winner of the Hero Championships, as a reward.

Prior to the championship, he battled the number two player, Antony Starck, from Europe, in a special match. Arata won, claiming it was because of his strong Battle Spirits spirit, and bond with his cards.

Despite his skill, he's never been able to defeat Mika once. He thought that If he defeated her, she would date him.

During the national tournament in Japan, a girl named Izumi Rollerthrough Junko appeared. She entered the tournament with the goal of winning, then confessing to Arata. She was his first love as a child, but with her talent of rapidly falling in love with different men, broke his heart. He was now just disturbed to see her. Fortunately for Arata, when she lost, she kept her word and decided not to confess. She ended up falling in love with Galaxy Watanabe instead.

In Italy, while flirting with random girls, Arata got a new X-rare from a vending machine, The SwordHero Sieg-Susano-Fried. He met Hajime and the others there, and allowed Kimari to battle him, where he tested the card out. Now having the power of two level four spirits, he easily defeated her.

After the Hero Championship, Arata battled the winner, Tegamaru. He was defeated, and gave us his title. He made a speech afterwards, about how Battle Spirits is supposed to be fun regardless of whether you win or not.

In the epilogue, he revealed that he and Afrone were the same to Hajime, and challenged him to a battle, acknowledging Hajime as a hero now that he defeated Tegamaru.


Arata uses a red deck, with burst cards.

Name Color Type
The DragonHero Sieg-Yamato-Fried Red Spirit (Burst)
The SwordHero Sieg-Susano-Fried Red Spirit (Burst)
Kagutsuchidragoon Red Spirit
Ryzard Red Spirit
Bari-Burn Red Spirit
One-Kengo Red Spirit
The LeoDragonPrince Leogulus Red Spirit
The SwordHorse Granim White Spirit
The GunDragon Phoenix-Cannon Red Brave
The KnightSnake Pendragon Purple Brave
The Thousand Knowledge Canyon Red Nexus
The Permafrost Capital White Nexus
Double Blaster Red Magic (Burst)
Blaze Slash Red Magic (Burst)
Revelation Aura Red Magic
Critical Burst Red Magic (Burst)
Crystallize Illusion White Magic (Burst)
Burst Wall White Magic (Burst)

Battle Stats:

Episode Type Opponent Result
1 Single battle Hajime Win
4 Single battle Antony Win
32 Single battle Kimari Win
35 Single battle Mahiru Win
48 Single battle Tegamaru Lose
50 Single battle Hajime Undecided


  • Arata is the only anime and manga character to use not one but two level 4 spirits


Battle Spirits Heroes anime

Battle Spirits Heroes manga


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