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Fantasy Battle Action Manga 'Karakuri Circus' Gets TV Anime

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Mar 13, 12:21 PM
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This year's 16th issue of Shogakukan's Shounen Sunday magazine announced on Wednesday that the fantasy battle action manga Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) will receive a TV anime adaptation. Entertainment school Human Academy will also hold an audition for the main character, Masaru Saiga. More information will be announced in future issues of the magazine.

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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. (Source: Baka-Updates Manga, edited)

Kazuhiro Fujita drew Karakuri Circus after ending the serialization of Ushio to Tora. The series was published in Shounen Sunday between 1997 and 2006 and originally compiled into 43 volumes. Shogakukan later reprinted the series in 23 wide edition volumes between 2011 and 2013. According to Shogakukan, Karakuri Circus has sold a cumulative 15 million copies of its compiled volumes.

A 30-second animated promotional video was created for the manga in 1998. Characters from the series also appeared in a 1999 omnibus animated commercial commemorating the 40th anniversary of Shounen Sunday.

Karakuri Circus CM (1998)


Official site: https://karakuri-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @karakuri_anime

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Oh another old manga getting an anime.

That is the biggest load of bull I've ever heard in my whole life

 
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Nice to see an adaptation of an old manga

43 vols ... let's see how much they will adapt
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A bit late but I digress (well its fine tbh).

I heard nothing but good things regarding on this manga but I do hope it at least is better than the author's last work (which is Ushio to Tora) since I wasn't a big fan of Ushio to Tora.
 
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Wow, never hear about that manga. and that promotional video looks outstanding.

yet, I felt spoiled for watching that oldschool animation, while we wil lrecieve a digital one that might not be that good, Wish they give it the same treatment Araki gave to Kabaneri in terms of animation.
 
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A shounen manga that ended almost 12 years ago, with a total of 426 chapters, is getting an anime. There's no way that they're going to make this a complete adaptation, is there? It'd have to be about 106 episodes to cover the whole manga.
 
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wildhood said:
A shounen manga that ended almost 12 years ago, with a total of 426 chapters, is getting an anime. There's no way that they're going to make this a complete adaptation, is there? It'd have to be about 106 episodes to cover the whole manga.
Not necessarily. The author's previous work (Ushio to Tora) which was 313 chapters long got adapted into 39 episodes and was good. Maybe they'll do the same with this one too.
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Great news, that's the adaptation I was hoping for instead of Ushio. Seems like there's a lot of old and/or long-running manga getting adaptated lately: Banana Fish, Piano no Mori, Devilman, Hôshin, Altaïr,... They are often rushed as hell but I prefer that to LN adaptations.
 
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Nice! I hope the pacing and overall will be as great as Ushio to Tora's remake was. hopefully we can another new badass villain again!
 
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wildhood said:
A shounen manga that ended almost 12 years ago, with a total of 426 chapters, is getting an anime. There's no way that they're going to make this a complete adaptation, is there? It'd have to be about 106 episodes to cover the whole manga.
Not necessarily. The author's previous work (Ushio to Tora) which was 313 chapters long got adapted into 39 episodes and was good. Maybe they'll do the same with this one too.
They skipped some manga chapters
 
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They skipped some manga chapters
Obviously they would have skipped some stuff, but for me personally the anime wasn't rushed and it didn't feel like something was missing.
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This means ushio to tora was a success and now they're doing his other series as well.
 
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joe_g7 said:
wildhood said:
A shounen manga that ended almost 12 years ago, with a total of 426 chapters, is getting an anime. There's no way that they're going to make this a complete adaptation, is there? It'd have to be about 106 episodes to cover the whole manga.
Not necessarily. The author's previous work (Ushio to Tora) which was 313 chapters long got adapted into 39 episodes and was good. Maybe they'll do the same with this one too.
Yeah but, from what ive heard, compared to Ushio to Tora they cant cut too much stuff on this one while Ushio had random filler chapters they could just skip.
 
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yes, ushio to tora has too much random chapter who can be skip.

But with Karakuri Circus is most difficult.
 
Mar 13, 2:51 PM

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I did read this series awhile back (I did wonder if it would ever get an anime).
 
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About time MAL reported on this, lol. Anyway it's cool to see this finally get an anime.
 
Mar 13, 4:22 PM
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Old properties are coming back in full force. I'm loving it.
 
Mar 13, 7:27 PM
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I liked Ushio to Tora quite a bit, so I'm excited for this one. Head positive things about its manga.
 
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Seems interesting. I'll give a try when it airs.
 
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wow 400+ manga chapters and its finished so hoping for a complete anime adaptation of this
 
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I don't know anything about this series, but considering the number of chapters, a more lengthy adaptation this time around would be nice. Ushio to Tora was good, but it needed to be at least another cour longer than it ended up being. The thing is, is that MAPPA actually wanted to animate all of it, but the mangaka decided otherwise. I don't even think they animated half of the manga, and Ushio to Tora is over 100 chapters shorter than this. I guess we'll just have to see whether or not the same thing happens here.

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amazingg....!! never thought the day this manga would get an anime is coming..
i bought this manga since it released in my country, this manga has 30 volumes so far,and im excited every time the new volume come out..
the story is just amazing,and the art as well..
i hope the anime is amazing as well..
 
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Nice, although I wonder how much they will adapt. There's so many chapters and they would need more than 3-cour to get across a good chunk of the story.

Hopefully it retains the style of the manga art too.
 
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Hope it will be long running. That would be ace.
 
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Looks really interesting. I'm excited! Is it worth reading as well?
 
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If it's as good as Ushio to Tora I will love it.
 
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Nice, a commemorative adaptation, I guess? What is the celebrated event?


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the author's last work (which is Ushio to Tora)

Since when is it this man's last work? o_O He keeps writing other series or one-shots and Ushio & TOra is one of his first works.

@Wasshio My bad.
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Rei366 said:
Nice, a commemorative adaptation, I guess? What is the celebrated event?


Wasshio said:
the author's last work (which is Ushio to Tora)

Since when is it this man's last work? o_O He keeps writing other series or one-shots and Ushio & TOra is one of his first works.

I just meant adapted into anime. Not mangas.
 
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Ushio to Tora was poop but maybe this one is noycer.
 
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Who will animate this series will be the Revoroot Studio, or Geno Studio. Both studios belong to Twin Engine, which has already announced that it will work the animation of this series.

https://twitter.com/Twin_engine/status/973827441629245442
 
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ronie91 said:
Who will animate this series will be the Revoroot Studio, or Geno Studio. Both studios belong to Twin Engine, which has already announced that it will work the animation of this series.

https://twitter.com/Twin_engine/status/973827441629245442

Ohhh. Not what i expected but interesting.
 
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ronie91 said:
Who will animate this series will be the Revoroot Studio, or Geno Studio. Both studios belong to Twin Engine, which has already announced that it will work the animation of this series.

https://twitter.com/Twin_engine/status/973827441629245442

Ohhh. Not what i expected but interesting.


Although Twin Engine and its subsidiaries, Geno Studio and Revoroot are of my interest [I see a lot of potential in this group], it was not the [studio] I had thought of either. I had thought about the MAPPA studio. There is a great acquisition of good works by good studios. MAPPA has already taken some very important works, both for the program Noitamina [which usually invests in adapting iconic manga], and of manga praised to adapt in traditional TV animation.

Although the adaptation of this series is not necessarily for the Noitamina, nevertheless it is still an interesting adaptation, being the manga of a highly praised author.
 
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