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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: 7.341 (scored by 6,214 users)
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Ranked: #23202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2042
Members: 37,003
Favorites: 111


Same staff, same artstyle. Both have a hot blooded old school vibe and are adventurous battle shonen that somehow perfectly balance dark undertones with a light hearted atmosphere. 
report Recommended by WeeboBaggins
Both anime are based on older 90s action shonen manga series written by the same author. Also both of them are being animated by studio VOLN and share similar comedy elements 
report Recommended by Pan0s
Both have puppets and puppet masters whom were at war with each other, where one side fights to survive, while in the other anime the ones were fighting were out to save souls of people.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
I don't know how to describe it, but they both have the same feel to them. Karakuri Circus is about a boy who's travelling around, running away from an organisation after his money that was handed down to him from his father. Fullmetal Alchemist is about two boys travelling around the country, trying to find a way to get their bodies back. 
report Recommended by Thorf
Supernatural summons and their ridiculously dressed owners have violent, campy battles with mysterious stakes.  
report Recommended by jRad522
They have a similar vibe and both are adventure shonen. They also both have quite a story hidden behind their battles between silly yet creepy carnival-like foes. Will humanity survive or have their last laugh? 
report Recommended by Pomfball
While not anything alike in plot, both shows feature mystical puppetry as their main gimmick. They both have highly stylized characters, both feature suspense, mystery, and violence, and both will likely not get the attention they deserve. They're also both an interesting mix of silly and violent, which is a fun combination.  
report Recommended by jRad522