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Carnival Phantasm

Carnival Phantasm

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Japanese: カーニバル・ファンタズム


Type: OVA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 14, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011
Producers: Lerche, Notes
Duration: 14 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.071 (scored by 24846 users)
Ranked: #4542
Popularity: #753
Members: 49,343
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Carnival Phantasm is an adaption of the manga "Take Moon" by Type-Moon's Eri Takenashi, to celebrate Type-Moon's 10th Anniversary.

Carnival Phantasm shows parodies and new stories loosely based on Type-Moon's original works like Melty Blood, Fate/Stay Night, Tsukihime, and more.


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Related Anime

Adaptation: Take Moon
Character: Shingetsutan Tsukihime, Fate/stay night
Side story: Carnival Phantasm EX Season, Carnival Phantasm: Illya's Castle, Carnival Phantasm: HibiChika Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Toosaka, Rin
Toosaka, Rin
Ueda, Kana
Ueda, Kana
Emiya, Shirou
Emiya, Shirou
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Brunestud, Arcueid
Brunestud, Arcueid
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Yuzuki, Ryouka


Kishi, Seiji
Kishi, Seiji
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Uezu, Makoto
Uezu, Makoto
Script, Series Composition
Kimura, Shinichiro
Kimura, Shinichiro

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Aug 14, 2011 to Dec 31, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Aug 28, 2013 3:44 PM
Okay. So, we have two quite serious franchises most well known for their Visual Novels, Anime... One of them having an anime, and strangely their Fighting Games too. What could we do with them next?

Make a spin-off? Okay... Give it to a freshman company that could ruin it all? Alright...
The result?



Carnival Phantasm is an OVA Comedy Sketch Anime based on the Manga called Take-MOON which was written by Type-MOON's Eri Takenashi to celebrate Type-MOON's 10th Anniversary.

I originally heard about this anime back in 2010 but I never had the chance to watch it. So I decided to watch it last year; and read more
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Feb 7, 2012 9:53 PM
As a gigantic Type-Moon fan, I recognize that this review may be a bit biased. Indeed, if you aren't familiar with any of the characters in Fate stay/night or Tsukihime, or the universe both stories take place in (aptly named the "Nasuverse" by fans after the author, Kinoko Nasu), then don't expect to enjoy it nearly as much as I did. On the other hand, if you are familiar with anything Type-Moon, then prepare for the best parody series in recent memory. In short, your knowledge of Type-Moon lore is directly proportional to the amount of enjoyment you will get out of this series. read more
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Jul 22, 2013 3:02 PM
If you're a big Type-Moon fan, this anime is very close to your fantasy anime as it covers Type-Moon's 2 very popular works Tsukihime and Fate/ Stay Night.

Episode 4 , 12 and the HibiChika Special will be the best episodes if you're into the harem side of the whole thing.

Nothing much to say other than you will either enjoy this or not depending on how much you love Type-Moon. It's definitely one of my favorites.

As a big Type-Moon fan, the only thing beating this anime would be an animation of the manga "All Around Type-Moon" as that covers more Type-Moon series not just Tsukihime and read more
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May 6, 2012 10:27 PM
This is perhaps the best fanservice anime I've seen to date. You may think...Fanservice? But how can it be fanservice if there are no well endowed, scantily clad female characters in there? Well lets just say that's the beauty of this show. Carnival Phantasm is literally servicing the loyal Type-Moon fans that have been following their works over the last 12 years. With that being said, this show is not for everyone. If you do not have an extensive knowledge of Nasuverse from playing Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night(The anime for these two sucked therefore you have to play the games), Fate/Hollow Ataraxia (Fate/Zero novels optional with read more
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Anime: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
Both series are Type-Moon related franchise so expect some of the same characters to pop up here and there. But more importantly, both series are VERY funny for their humor. In fact, both series are portrayed as parodies with no direct/serious plot to the whole.

There is a lot of funny dialogues as well as comedy going on. There is also the school life background where even more comedy ensures.

Verdict: watch for the humor and entertainment rather than taking either series seriously.  
reportRecommended by Stark700
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Even in a not-so-perfect world, these two series seem to be more well-connected than any other show on this list. Wild, zany, cute, and overflowing with energy, that's what defines these two shows.

These shows are a pretty good definition of anime comedy, and if you've seen any one of them and love laughing to the point where you end up having to pause the video just to catch your breath, then stop reading and click the play button already.

It'll also help a bit if you didn't take them so seriously. 
reportRecommended by iSheep
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both are parodies of very serious and dark shows

both use the same voice actors and characters


PS: WATCH THE ORIGINAL SHOW FIRST, as these parodies contain massive spoilers!!!!  
reportRecommended by allhailstuhrling
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Both stories are interestingly funny, could make you laugh and giggle.
and both are comedic and a parody in terms in genre. 
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Opening Theme

"Super☆Affection (すーぱー☆あふぇくしょん)" by Minami Kuribayashi, Miyuki Hashimoto, Faylan, Aki Misato, yozuca*, rino

Ending Theme

#1: "Fellows" by Masaaki Endoh (eps 1-10, 12)
#2: "FINAL DEAD LANCER" by Yasuharu Takanashi (ep 11)

Recent News

New OVA of Carnival Phantasm Announced ( 1 2 )
dtshyk - Oct 13, 2012
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Feb 6, 2013 6:32 AM
Short OVA 'Fate / Prototype' Released ( 1 2 )
dtshyk - Dec 29, 2011
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Jan 7, 2013 6:20 PM

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