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English: Karneval
Japanese: カーニヴァル


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 28, 2007 to ?
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, JoseiJosei
Authors: Mikanagi, Touya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic ZERO-SUM


Score: 8.051 (scored by 81458,145 users)
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Ranked: #6082
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #303
Members: 28,870
Favorites: 1,380
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Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country's most powerful defense organization—"Circus"!!

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Karneval has been published in English by Yen Press in omnibus format since March 24, 2015 and in Polish by Waneko since July 2013.

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Mar 19, 2011
Orulyon (All reviews)
I was hesitating to start this manga, still for the beautiful art i decided to try it and got addicted to the intriguing plot and mostly to the characters. It became one of my favorites. And it has originality (starting by the name, Karneval), all the universe of Karneval its quite charming.

Story- Karneval is about a kid named Nai who seems to be searching for his lost "brother" Karoku. In his journey he eventually finds a teenage named Gareki and they end up in the Organization Circus, where they develop a friendship with two young Circus agents. The four start living together as a group read more
Dec 1, 2010
KayceesObsession (All reviews)
This is probably one of the greatest mangas I've ever read. Just thought I should start with that. The art work is done beautifully, something that's pretty hard to come across. Not just because the characters are beautiful (Gareki, Yogi, Karoku, Hirato...need I go on?) but detailing and the effects are powerful.
I gave it all a ten because I truly feel it deserves that. As an ongoing, monthly manga, I find myself checking it each and every day in hopes that some miracle happened and the internet set another juicy chapter in my lap. Too much? IT'S JUST THAT GOOD!!! I promise no disappointments read more
Aug 6, 2015
emerald-coast (All reviews)
Karneval is a very original and interesting story filled with many fun moments, you cannot help but become intrigued by the plot-line and the wonderful characters surrounding it. The characters are all interesting in their own ways with their strengths, personalities and even flaws.

The only let down you may have with Karneval is that it can become confusing and difficult to understand in some places (Aka; explanation points) although most people will probably get the gist of it.

If you plan to watch the anime instead (or after reading the manga) you I say go ahead! The anime is almost exactly identical to the read more
Sep 14, 2015
ThisAgio (All reviews)
I've never ever written a review before, so this will be my first.
There are many things that I want to say about this wonderful manga and the reasons for the which you SHOULD really give it a try if you're still hesitant about reading it or not, but I'll move step by step, just to be clear.

~ STORY: 9

The plot is wonderful and pretty original. I won't go through everything that happens since it's all written in the synopsis but I'm a person who prefers watching anime instead of reading manga. I don't have much time to spend on them and I pretty dislike reading read more

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