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Karakuri Circus

Alternative Titles

English: Le Cirque de Karakuri
Japanese: からくりサーカス


Type: TV
Episodes: 36
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio VOLN
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.501 (scored by 4,378 users)
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Ranked: #16562
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Popularity: #2387
Members: 27,491
Favorites: 74
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The protagonist, Masaru, has just inherited a big fortune after the death of his father. However, people are trying to get their hands on it by any means necessary, even if it means killing him. Narumi helps Masaru from being kidnapped after fighting strange figures. He finds out that they're not humans, but wooden puppets with amazing strength. After a hard fight, Narumi is forced to admit that he's no opponent for them; and just when he starts to think that Masaru will be captured, Shirogane, Masaru's watcher arrives from France with a weapon, the puppet Arlequin. Here begins the story of Karakuri Circus.

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"Gekkou (月虹)" by BUMP OF CHICKEN

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"Marionette (マリオネット)" by Lozareena

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Dec 2, 2018
donati01 (All reviews)

[Story 8/10]
The story is great. It's simple and original. It may sound stupid at first, but trust me, you'll get used to it.

[Art 10/10]
It's just beautiful and smooth. Everything looks good to the eye and all the colors are greatly combined.

[Sound 9/10]
The sound is also fantastic. Themes are great and match the scenes, and the opening is one of the best of the season.

[Character 9/10]
All characters are interesting and enjoyable. The development is going fast, but doesn't look forced and all characters are lovable in general.

[Enjoyment 9/10]
It's an enjoyable anime. If not the most enjoyable of the season.

[Overall 9/10]
I feel bad because this read more
Dec 4, 2018
OG_Gattsu (All reviews)
Karakuri Circus is the latest shounen this season revolving around puppets and the circus. It sounds like an interesting concept on paper and it is more grounded than your typical battle shounen, however it still falls into the same pitfalls that plagues most shounen.

Note: This review is based on the first 4 episodes and may be subject to updating in the future.

Story: (4/10)
The story is about a boy named Masaru who has inherited his late father’s fortune. However, a group of people wielding these mysterious puppets are after him trying to get their hands on it. Through a sequence of events he meets Narumi, a read more


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