Ranked #453

Carnival Phantasm

Alternative Titles

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
Source: Unknown
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.051 (scored by 27,800 users)
Ranked: #4532
Popularity: #765
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Kawasumi, Ayako
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Toosaka, Rin
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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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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)

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Originally, Digimon Adventure should be the ninth animated series to be subjected in my reviews for the sake of the upcoming first of the six-part film series, Digimon Adventure tri: Saikai/Reunion. However, I have that urge that I have to do this since this anime it is much easier to do a review with it (but even then, Digimon Adventure did not really have that much to be reviewed as it is all about eight 8-to-12-year-old kids taking the responsibility of being the chosen ones who will save the two worlds from evil). Anyways, let's begin.

Animated Series Review No. 9

Type-Moon franchise best known for their read more
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Nov 2, 2015
When I watched the first episode of Carnival Phantasm, I had no idea that they were going to turn it into an entire season's worth of parody. Carnival Phantasm is pretty much exactly as the description says, a parody of Type Moon's works. If you haven't watched both Tsukihime and FSN then you're not going to get most of the jokes as it's all one giant fun party. For those who have watched the aforementioned series, this is a light, comedic mixer where you have intriguing cross-series situations; Shirou and Shiki planning together on how to carry out harems, for example. Just don't expect a read more
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Aug 28, 2013
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
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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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.  
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Both are parodical comedies that come from large franchises and both require knowledge of these franchises to fully enjoy the jokes. Both also make fun of the characters dying. 
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Both are parody OVAs of big franchises. Both are best watched after you finished the main series (Tsukihime-KagetsuTohya-MBs & Fate/SN-Fate/HA VNs and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu S1 & S2) 
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Both are OVA parodies of a larger franchise (Gundam/Type-Moon). Both are parodies purely for comedic purpose and require knowledge of the original series. Also, both feature race with the character as participants. 
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Anime: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
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
Anime: Black Lagoon Omake
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!!!!  
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