Watch or Drop? Karakuri Circus Debuts a Three Episode Impression!

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Karakuri-Circus-Manga-1-300x429 Watch or Drop? Karakuri Circus Debuts a Three Episode Impression!

Karakuri Circus

Genre:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy


Airing Date:
October 11 2018


Studios:
Studio VOLN

Honey’s Highlights

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This has that sort of... rough yet unique appeal that other shounen/action series like Ushio to Tora, Hunter x Hunter, and JoJo.
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I was going to say that the art reminded me of Ushio to Tora. Yes, you are totally right, Bee-kun.
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Why does this remind me of Aguu though. The marionettes look like dolls. Angelic Layer?
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Sometimes, you say funny things that are completely accurate.

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Synopsis

When elementary school 5th grader Masaru Saiga’s father was killed in an accident, he inherited an enormous fortune. This lead to attempts being made on Masaru’s life. At the same time, Masaru happens to meet a young man named Narumi Katou who decides to help Masaru.

However, what came after Masaru were not humans, but rather puppet masters who possessed incredible amounts of fighting ability. Then one day, the two find themselves in a desperate situation against these puppet masters when a girl with silver hair named Shirogane who controls a marionette appears and saves them.

Then, these three individuals who met in Japan are dragged into a strange fate as the cogs of fate begin to turn…

Three Episode Impression

Karakuri Circus is an anime all about people who fight using puppets. Right from the beginning, we come across Narumi who tries to get people to go to the circus and apparently has a disease that makes him choke if he doesn’t make someone laugh every once in a while. Narumi runs into Masaru who is a little kid who has puppet masters coming after him. Then we meet Shirogane, a silver haired girl who is a master puppeteer. These three people join together so that Masaru can be safe and figure out what exactly he’s supposed to do. Karakuri Circus is very much a shounen anime in which you are thrown into the shounen action right at the start. You don’t have time to marvel at all of the puppet mastery or moves at first; you just see it as it happens, although it’s quite clear that Shirogane is super OP. Masaru is a whiny brat at the beginning who says really innocent things about his losing his mother and asks Narumi not to leave him like his mother did. Whether you like him or not, though, is really just a flip of the coin because I’m not quite sure I care for him at all, however he does get some sort of revelation of some sort and becomes strong by episode 3, but I can’t say I’m super amazed since it is a shounen anime. It’s not even the most logical either aside from him remembering that he should be showing strength. Then there’s Narumi who I find to be a bit ridiculous especially with the inclusion of his weird disease. Was this really necessary? Also, why does he know Chinese martial arts when he currently works for a circus and cannot live without making people laugh? And what do puppets have to do with a circus anyway? I’m thinking this show is a little all over the place so far, but I’m willing to keep going to see where it goes.

Characters & Voice Actors List

Masaru Saiga

Voice Actor: Chihiro Ueda


Masaru is a 5th grade elementary school student. He’s a crybaby and weak-hearted, but he has a gentle personality and is considerate of others. When his father, the head of the massive Saiga corporation, died, Masaru found himself inheriting an enormous fortune. However, this now means that there are many attempts on his life.

Narumi Katou

Voice Actor: Rikiya Koyama


Narumi is an 18-year-old boy. He is a strong individual who cannot ignore people who are in trouble. He’s skilled in Chinese martial arts and thus is in excellent shape. He has to make people laugh or his Zonapha syndrome symptoms flare up and he suffers from dyspnea (shortness of breath).

Shirogane Saiga

Voice Actor: Megumi Hayashibara


Shirogane is a girl who can control the marionette Arurukan. She made a promise with Masaru’s father to make keeping Masaru safe from harm her number one priority. She’s indifferent and never smiles, but she welcomes Masaru with a warm love.

Eiryou Ashihana

Voice Actor: Takahiro Sakurai


Eiryou is an assassin from Kuroga Village which was known for its puppet masters of long ago. Eiryou will take any job as long as the price is right and his loyalty is to the price, not the client.

Guy Christophe Rech

Voice Actor: Nozomi Sasaki


Guy is a legend with a unique name of ‘the destroyer of 200 dolls’. At first glance, he appears to have a cool personality, but his passionate and angry heart can silently flare up like blue flames.

Talanda Liselotte Tachibana

Voice Actor: Kurosawa Tomoyo


Talanda is a wild animal tamer who has crossed over the ocean and arrived in Japan. Amongst the members of Karakuri, she is often called ‘Lise’.

Vilma Thorne

Voice Actor: Marina Inoue


Vilma is an expert knife thrower. Due to a something that happened to her in the past, she has a deep-seated hatred towards automatic dolls.

Nobuo Nakamachi

Voice Actor: Hisao Egawa


Nobuo is the ringmaster of the Nakamachi circus. He used to perform formerly as the ‘stone eating man’. His goal is to bring back the Nakamachi circus.


Episodes36
Other TitleLe Cirque de Karakuri
Theme Songs
  • Opening Song: Gekkou by BUMP OF CHICKEN
  • Ending Song: Marionette by Loza Reena
Adaptation
Manga

Main Staff
  • Original Creator: Kazuhiro Fujita
  • Director: Satoshi Nishimura
  • Series Composition: Toshiki Inoue
  • Character Design: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
  • Music: Yuuki Hayashi

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