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Karneval (TV)


Alternative Titles

English: Karneval
Synonyms: Karneval (2013)
Japanese: カーニヴァル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, Lantis
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.381 (scored by 42,118 users)
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Ranked: #19682
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Popularity: #489
Members: 96,061
Favorites: 842
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

While in search of his precious friend, a young boy named Nai falls captive to a beautiful woman, whose looks are matched only by her taste for human flesh. Meanwhile Gareki, a clever thief, is in the midst of robbing her luxurious home. After causing a distraction, Gareki agrees to help Nai escape, but they are discovered upon the woman's return. As she transforms into a ghoulish monster, the boys flee.

On the run, Nai and Gareki are found by "Circus," a government defense agency that deals with criminal activity too difficult for the police to handle and protects civilians from "varuga"—terrible monsters that devour humans for sustenance. In the hope that it will lead Nai to his missing friend, he and Gareki decide to join Circus. On their perilous journey, they face dangerous varuga and begin to uncover the secrets behind a shadowy organization known as Kafka.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Frontier Works Inc. released a drama CD titled Karneval Circus on March 25, 2010. An internet radio show premiered on animate.tv on January 25, 2013, with the character voice of Nai, Hiro Shimono, as the host.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Gareki
Gareki
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Yogi
Yogi
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Nai
Nai
Main
Shimono, Hiro
Japanese
Shimono, Hiro
Tsukumo
Tsukumo
Main
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya

Staff

Suganuma, Eiji
Suganuma, Eiji
Director
GRANRODEO
GRANRODEO
Theme Song Performance
KAmiYU
KAmiYU
Theme Song Performance
Kodama, Saori
Kodama, Saori
Theme Song Lyrics


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"Henai no Rondo (偏愛の輪舞曲)" by GRANRODEO (eps 2-12)

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"REASON" by KAmiYU (eps 1-11, 13)



More reviewsReviews

Dackquiri
May 3, 2014
I wanted to like this show. Hand to God, really. It was probably one of the most visually unique programs I'd found in recent memory, and its commitment to the visual theme of a circus reminded me of Soul Eater's gothic design motifs in a refreshingly good way.

But having finished its (insofar) only season, I feel exhausted, and yet, content-wise, I feel grossly underfed.

The main problem is Karneval wants so badly to be a big, interesting anime with big mysterious overarching serial plot threads. It wants to do the FMA:B-esque slow, controlled, gradual reveal of information. All of its arcs (save for the one that read more
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Stark700
Jun 30, 2013
Karneval is a mysterious series. By mysterious, I don't entirely mean it being filled with clues to be solved by some detective. What I mean is how the series comes together through its plot, theme, and most importantly the characters of the mysterious 'Circus'. It spells out mystery in a variety of ways through fantasy and its elegant atmosphere. However, Karneval is one of those series that can be a hit or miss for potential viewers.

The anime series Karneval is based off the manga of the same named written by Touya Mikanagi. With 10 volumes and counting, the manga has received some attention, enough for read more
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kcrystalheart
Jul 9, 2013
The show must go on! No literally, the show should really keep going on. I only recently finished it and I'm already aching for more episodes.

At first, what may appeal to you and make you want to watch the show is the art. After all, it's very colorful, bright, and overall beautiful. It's enticing to say the least, and the first thing that hits you is probably how beautifully animated and drawn it is.

After the outstanding art settles in, the characters and plot may seem lacking. It centers around Nai and Gareki; a dynamic duo who met by chance and chance alone. They're soon read more
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Aeterna
Jul 15, 2013
All flash, no substance. That's what I would say if I had to sum up my thoughts on Karneval.

Just looking at it - either the promotional artwork, the first few scenes of the anime, or the manga artwork - you can easily tell that it's pretty. Characters are drawn in pleasing ways and colours are bright and sharp. The animation of the series is also very well done - everything moves smoothly, action scenes are generally well directed, and CG is used to great effect. I have to admit, even the soundtrack is pretty solid.

That's the flash I mentioned. In terms of substance, this is read more
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