Karakuri Circus

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
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In the anime series Karakuri Circus, a young boy fights against evil forces. The events are tied to a cycle of reincarnation that began 200 years ago when two brothers, Bai Yin and Bai Jin, traveled from China to Prague in order to study alchemy and improve their puppetry skills. The brothers encountered a beautiful woman by the name of Francine and they both fell in love with her. The younger brother, Jin, was devastated when his elder brother Yin proposed to Francine and she agreed to marry him. Fueled by hatred and despair, Jin abducted her. After 9 years of searching, Yin arrived in Quiberon, France, only to discover that Francine had fallen ill and had been imprisoned by fearful villagers. In the hopes of curing and freeing her, Yin then worked to create the Aqua Vitae, an elixir of life that could impart incredible healing powers and a greatly increased lifespan. However when he finally completed it, he found that Francine's prison had been set ablaze and she died moments before he could give it to her.

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The curtain falls
36. The curtain falls
June 27, 2019
After boarding the space station, Masaru has a final showdown with Faceless, who wields his own version of Arlequin. Faceless persistently questions Masaru about why he handed
Embrace
35. Embrace
June 20, 2019
Masaru and Narumi have finally reunited and they team up to repel the attacking automata. Masaru then declares that he will board the space shuttle instead of the exhausted Narumi. Meanwhile, near to the launch site,
Rearguard
34. Rearguard
June 13, 2019
After defeating Pantalone, Harlequin closes in on the train carrying Narumi and
The Nakamachi trio vs Lady Spider
33. The Nakamachi trio vs Lady Spider
June 6, 2019
Mr. Nakamachi, Nori and Hiro face off against Lady Spider, but are shaken up by her close resemblance to their late wife and mother. Attempting to create an opening in their automaton foe's defenses, the trio performs one circus trick after another. However, they are beaten down each time, which pushes their bodies to breaking point.
Valediction
32. Valediction
May 30, 2019
After meeting up again with the members of the Nakamachi Circus, Masaru learns that Narumi is also on the same train. Masaru rushes to see Narumi again, only for his path to be blocked by Arlequino and Pantalone. Narumi, meanwhile, seems still to be filled with hatred for
Valediction
32. Valediction
May 30, 2019
After meeting up again with the members of the Nakamachi Circus, Masaru learns that Narumi is also on the same train. Masaru rushes to see Narumi again, only for his path to be blocked by Arlequino and Pantalone. Narumi, meanwhile, seems still to be filled with hatred for
Valediction
32. Valediction
May 30, 2019
After meeting up again with the members of the Nakamachi Circus, Masaru learns that Narumi is also on the same train. Masaru rushes to see Narumi again, only for his path to be blocked by Arlequino and Pantalone. Narumi, meanwhile, seems still to be filled with hatred for
Valediction
32. Valediction
May 30, 2019
After meeting up again with the members of the Nakamachi Circus, Masaru learns that Narumi is also on the same train. Masaru rushes to see Narumi again, only for his path to be blocked by Arlequino and Pantalone. Narumi, meanwhile, seems still to be filled with hatred for
Black shooting star
31. Black shooting star
May 23, 2019
Thanks to Guy's sacrifice, most of the automata have been destroyed. However, those that survived the explosion once again target the train in which Narumi and his companions are traveling. Having escaped before the blast occurred, Masaru is also attempting to catch up to the train. On the train, Hiro and Nori reminisce with Mr. Nakamachi about their late mother as they await the coming battle.
Black shooting star
31. Black shooting star
May 23, 2019
Thanks to Guy's sacrifice, most of the automata have been destroyed. However, those that survived the explosion once again target the train in which Narumi and his companions are traveling. Having escaped before the blast occurred, Masaru is also attempting to catch up to the train. On the train, Hiro and Nori reminisce with Mr. Nakamachi about their late mother as they await the coming battle.
Black shooting star
31. Black shooting star
May 23, 2019
Thanks to Guy's sacrifice, most of the automata have been destroyed. However, those that survived the explosion once again target the train in which Narumi and his companions are traveling. Having escaped before the blast occurred, Masaru is also attempting to catch up to the train. On the train, Hiro and Nori reminisce with Mr. Nakamachi about their late mother as they await the coming battle.
Piet
30. Piet
May 16, 2019
Narumi,
What Shirogane did
29. What Shirogane did
May 9, 2019
Éléonore awakens at Fou's residence to a distrustful Narumi. In order to prove her innocence, she allows the team to look into her memories.
This little piggy
28. This little piggy
May 2, 2019
Faceless's plan to download himself into Masaru looked to have succeeded, but inside Masaru's head a fierce struggle unfolds as his mind attempts to resist Faceless's efforts to take over. With the rocket's launch time drawing ever nearer, Masaru again engages Faceless in a duel. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the monastery, Colombine and Diamantina face off in their own head-to-head battle.
Download
27. Download
April 25, 2019
Gryphon finds Arlequin and manages to get it to Masaru, who uses the marionette to attack Faceless and the Final Four. However, Masaru is in danger of being overpowered by his numerically superior opponents, until he is joined by reinforcements in the form of Colombine and Lise. As the two of them tackle the Final Four, Masaru engages Faceless in one-on-one combat in an attempt to rescue
Animal show
26. Animal show
April 18, 2019
Colombine leads Masaru to the bunker where the original bodies of the Os lie in suspended animation. Enraged by the selfish nature of the Os' existence, Masaru resolves to fight them. Lise, on the other hand, realizes she has fled into a room full of creatures so ferocious that even Dr. Lao cannot control them. But just as she is staring death in the face, Masaru's words flash through her mind.
At Mont Saint-Michel
25. At Mont Saint-Michel
April 11, 2019
A guided tour of the Final Four's quarters leaves Shirogane feeling empty, prompting her to explain to Arlequino the true nature of
Escape
24. Escape
April 4, 2019
Narumi and Mingxia finally manage to reach the
The demon's return
23. The demon's return
March 28, 2019
The fighting rages on at the research institute. George is overpowered by Schnurzi, a new type of shirogane-O, who then reveals why he has sided with Faceless. Meanwhile, Ashihana squares off against Pantalone, looking to settle an old score from the Sahara. Recalling Fou's advice, he analyzes Pantalone's attacks and manages to spot an opening. However, the automaton will not be easily defeated...
Headed for
22. Headed for"Harry"
March 21, 2019
Narumi and the others arrive at the research institute to protect the
Headed for
22. Headed for"Harry"
March 21, 2019
Narumi and the others arrive at the research institute to protect the
Headed for
22. Headed for"Harry"
March 21, 2019
Narumi and the others arrive at the research institute to protect the
Headed for
22. Headed for"Harry"
March 21, 2019
Narumi and the others arrive at the research institute to protect the
Silver goddess
21. Silver goddess
March 14, 2019
One man, in different guises and eras, manipulating the strings of fate to his own ends. That man is Bai Jin. After revealing himself in the form of Faceless, he kidnaps Shirogane and causes giant ZONAPHA-spreading silver goddesses to appear worldwide. Masaru attacks, but Jack-o'-Lantern has no effect as the goddesses have no solid form. Desperate, he teams up with Guy and Lise to pursue Faceless.
Black sun
20. Black sun
March 7, 2019
To download his brain's data into Masaru and thereby form an intimate bond with
The truth behind the shadow
19. The truth behind the shadow
February 28, 2019
After regaining consciousness, Masaru manages to escape from his captors and resolves to prove he is not Sadayoshi. Pursued by Guy and the Kuroga clan, he unexpectedly runs into Shirogane, who had come to Kuroga looking for him. However, before they can get away, another vision floods Masaru's mind. In the vision, Angelina's hopes have been dashed as
A smile
18. A smile
February 21, 2019
Shoji and Angelina's daughter
Visitors
17. Visitors
February 14, 2019
Masaru continues to journey through Shoji's memories. Therein he sees Shoji drink the Aqua Vitae and decide to live with Angelina. With her by his side, Shoji devotes himself to developing marionettes to aid the shiroganes. The couple are then visited by a man named Dean Maistre, who has traveled from France on Lucille's orders to help supply Shoji's marionettes to shiroganes around the world.
Encounter
16. Encounter
February 7, 2019
Masaru has been captured by the Kuroga puppeteers. When he regains consciousness, he sees in front of him his grandfather Shoji, who Masaru had thought dead. However, the once kindly Shoji is now hostile and calls Masaru by his father's name, Sadayoshi. Forced to drink Shoji's Aqua Vitae-infused blood, Masaru begins to experience Shoji's memories of working as a town doctor in Tempo-era Nagasaki.
Back to the starting point
15. Back to the starting point
January 31, 2019
Having set out alone to seek answers to the mysteries surrounding his birth, Masaru visits the apartment where he lived with his mother. There he remembers being taken in by the Saiga family after her death, but can't seem to remember his father Sadayoshi's face. As his thoughts turn to conversations with his grandfather Shoji, Masaru then heads for the place he was reborn, the Karakuri mansion.
By the sea, in the dead of night
14. By the sea, in the dead of night
January 17, 2019
One life after another is extinguished in the fierce fighting. Narumi also teeters on the brink of death as Rockenfield attempts emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Arlequino and Pantalone regain their freedom after having been forbidden to move by Doll Francine's exact lookalike, Doll Angelina. As the situation grows bleaker, Narumi opens his eyes, his body now infused with the hopes of his friends.
By the sea, in the dead of night
14. By the sea, in the dead of night
January 17, 2019
One life after another is extinguished in the fierce fighting. Narumi also teeters on the brink of death as Rockenfield attempts emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Arlequino and Pantalone regain their freedom after having been forbidden to move by Doll Francine's exact lookalike, Doll Angelina. As the situation grows bleaker, Narumi opens his eyes, his body now infused with the hopes of his friends.
By the sea, in the dead of night
14. By the sea, in the dead of night
January 17, 2019
One life after another is extinguished in the fierce fighting. Narumi also teeters on the brink of death as Rockenfield attempts emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Arlequino and Pantalone regain their freedom after having been forbidden to move by Doll Francine's exact lookalike, Doll Angelina. As the situation grows bleaker, Narumi opens his eyes, his body now infused with the hopes of his friends.
By the sea, in the dead of night
14. By the sea, in the dead of night
January 17, 2019
One life after another is extinguished in the fierce fighting. Narumi also teeters on the brink of death as Rockenfield attempts emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Arlequino and Pantalone regain their freedom after having been forbidden to move by Doll Francine's exact lookalike, Doll Angelina. As the situation grows bleaker, Narumi opens his eyes, his body now infused with the hopes of his friends.
Lucille
13. Lucille
January 10, 2019
After fighting their way through to the center of the Midnight Circus's big top, the shiroganes finally catch sight of Doll Francine. However, before they can reach her, they must first defeat the four oldest automata. When one of the four, Colombine, attempts to finish off the already gravely wounded Narumi, the other shiroganes find a new unity in their shared desire to protect him at all costs.
Lucille
13. Lucille
January 10, 2019
After fighting their way through to the center of the Midnight Circus's big top, the shiroganes finally catch sight of Doll Francine. However, before they can reach her, they must first defeat the four oldest automata. When one of the four, Colombine, attempts to finish off the already gravely wounded Narumi, the other shiroganes find a new unity in their shared desire to protect him at all costs.
Lucille
13. Lucille
January 10, 2019
After fighting their way through to the center of the Midnight Circus's big top, the shiroganes finally catch sight of Doll Francine. However, before they can reach her, they must first defeat the four oldest automata. When one of the four, Colombine, attempts to finish off the already gravely wounded Narumi, the other shiroganes find a new unity in their shared desire to protect him at all costs.
Lucille
13. Lucille
January 10, 2019
After fighting their way through to the center of the Midnight Circus's big top, the shiroganes finally catch sight of Doll Francine. However, before they can reach her, they must first defeat the four oldest automata. When one of the four, Colombine, attempts to finish off the already gravely wounded Narumi, the other shiroganes find a new unity in their shared desire to protect him at all costs.
The faceless commander
12. The faceless commander
December 27, 2018
Inside the Midnight Circus's big top, Narumi and his companions have managed to defeat Merry-Go-Round Olsen and the Acrobat Brothers. Presented with two doors, only one of which leads to Doll Francine, they decide to split into two groups. Beyond the doors, however, a new enemy lies in wait.
The faceless commander
12. The faceless commander
December 27, 2018
Inside the Midnight Circus's big top, Narumi and his companions have managed to defeat Merry-Go-Round Olsen and the Acrobat Brothers. Presented with two doors, only one of which leads to Doll Francine, they decide to split into two groups. Beyond the doors, however, a new enemy lies in wait.
The faceless commander
12. The faceless commander
December 27, 2018
Inside the Midnight Circus's big top, Narumi and his companions have managed to defeat Merry-Go-Round Olsen and the Acrobat Brothers. Presented with two doors, only one of which leads to Doll Francine, they decide to split into two groups. Beyond the doors, however, a new enemy lies in wait.
Fanfare
11. Fanfare
December 20, 2018
The events in China allow the location of the Midnight Circus to be traced to the Sahara Desert. There, Narumi encounters desert-specialist Fatima, as shiroganes from around the world converge to annihilate the automata. Also gathering for the fight are the bionically enhanced shirogane-Os, led by Commander Faceless.
Francine
10. Francine
December 13, 2018
Liang recounts the tale of the love triangle that lead to the birth of ZONAPHA syndrome. Brothers and aspiring alchemists Jin and Yin both fell in love with the same woman, Francine, and their rivalry unleashed the tragedy that would overtake the world. Narumi and his companions are still reacting to learning this terrible truth when Pantalone, one of the four oldest automata, appears before them.
Memories
9. Memories
December 6, 2018
The members of Nakamachi Circus rescue the injured Guy, who turns out to be Shirogane's marionette teacher. This unexpected reunion leads Shirogane to open up about her past to Masaru, who in turn sets out alone on a journey to solve the mysteries surrounding his own upbringing. Narumi also reunites with a figure from his past as he and Lucille meet his old martial arts master, Liang, in China.
Moment's beginning, moment's end
8. Moment's beginning, moment's end
November 29, 2018
With their numbers boosted by the addition of knife-thrower Vilma and their coffers swelled by successful fundraising, Nakamachi Circus are ready to put on a show in Izu. As they prepare for opening night, Narumi, Guy and Lucille board a plane for Shanghai on the trail of the Midnight Circus. However, several automata are also on board and a fierce fight breaks out high above the Pacific Ocean.
Demonic
7. Demonic
November 22, 2018
Having learned the truth about ZONAPHA syndrome, Narumi realizes there is only one way he can give children who suffer from it a chance of a future. He must destroy the automata the Midnight Circus uses to spread the disease. To do so he resolves to become a
Hell
6. Hell
November 15, 2018
Narumi, despite being presumed dead after the explosion in Karuizawa, awakens to find himself in a hospital. There he meets ladies' man Guy and an old woman named Lucille and struggles to regain his memory of what happened. As Narumi interacts with the hospital's child patients and witnesses his own wounds healing with incredible speed, he begins to suspect that something strange is going on.
Circus - Departure
5. Circus - Departure
November 8, 2018
After having rescued Masaru numerous times, Narumi got caught in the blast that destroyed Zenji's mansion and has not been seen since. Masaru's sense of loss is profound, but he is determined to be strong as Narumi had taught him. He decides to go back to school in an effort to return to a normal life. Shirogane also enrolls in the adjacent high school so she can continue to watch over Masaru.
Swirling Tiger
4. Swirling Tiger
November 1, 2018
Masaru determines that overcoming his own weakness is the only way he will escape from his uncle Zenji. He comes face to face once more with his would-be assassin Ashihana, but chooses not to run and makes Ashihana a counter-offer to work for him instead. While attempting to rescue Masaru, Narumi and Shirogane are themselves captured by Zenji's puppeteers and seem to have no way out...
Abyss
3. Abyss
October 25, 2018
The kidnappers relentless attacks finally succeed and they snatch Masaru. Narumi and Shirogane discover that Masaru's uncle, Zenji Saiga, is the mastermind behind the abduction, and they rush to his mansion to attempt a rescue. Masaru, meanwhile, tries to make his own escape, but in doing so stumbles across a shocking file written by his late father.
Promise
2. Promise
October 18, 2018
After the briefest of respites, Masaru, Narumi and Shirogane are plunged into peril once more. Assassin Eiryo Ashihana has tracked them down and attacks with the evil clown-like marionette Pulcinella. Shirogane unleashes her own marionette Arlequin in response, but while she is distracted, Ashihana's henchmen seize Masaru.
Promise
2. Promise
October 18, 2018
After the briefest of respites, Masaru, Narumi and Shirogane are plunged into peril once more. Assassin Eiryo Ashihana has tracked them down and attacks with the evil clown-like marionette Pulcinella. Shirogane unleashes her own marionette Arlequin in response, but while she is distracted, Ashihana's henchmen seize Masaru.
Promise
2. Promise
October 18, 2018
After the briefest of respites, Masaru, Narumi and Shirogane are plunged into peril once more. Assassin Eiryo Ashihana has tracked them down and attacks with the evil clown-like marionette Pulcinella. Shirogane unleashes her own marionette Arlequin in response, but while she is distracted, Ashihana's henchmen seize Masaru.
Promise
2. Promise
October 18, 2018
After the briefest of respites, Masaru, Narumi and Shirogane are plunged into peril once more. Assassin Eiryo Ashihana has tracked them down and attacks with the evil clown-like marionette Pulcinella. Shirogane unleashes her own marionette Arlequin in response, but while she is distracted, Ashihana's henchmen seize Masaru.
The Curtain Rises
1. The Curtain Rises
October 11, 2018
Eleven-year-old Masaru Saiga inherited a vast fortune after his father died in an accident.These riches make Masaru a target for kidnappers, who send fearsome puppets to abduct him.Masaru escapes with the help of circus employee Narumi Kato, but the kidnappers soon catch up with them.All seems lost until a mysterious woman named Shirogane appears.
The Curtain Rises
1. The Curtain Rises
October 11, 2018
Eleven-year-old Masaru Saiga inherited a vast fortune after his father died in an accident.These riches make Masaru a target for kidnappers, who send fearsome puppets to abduct him.Masaru escapes with the help of circus employee Narumi Kato, but the kidnappers soon catch up with them.All seems lost until a mysterious woman named Shirogane appears.
The Curtain Rises
1. The Curtain Rises
October 11, 2018
Eleven-year-old Masaru Saiga inherited a vast fortune after his father died in an accident.These riches make Masaru a target for kidnappers, who send fearsome puppets to abduct him.Masaru escapes with the help of circus employee Narumi Kato, but the kidnappers soon catch up with them.All seems lost until a mysterious woman named Shirogane appears.
The Curtain Rises
1. The Curtain Rises
October 11, 2018
Eleven-year-old Masaru Saiga inherited a vast fortune after his father died in an accident.These riches make Masaru a target for kidnappers, who send fearsome puppets to abduct him.Masaru escapes with the help of circus employee Narumi Kato, but the kidnappers soon catch up with them.All seems lost until a mysterious woman named Shirogane appears.
Description

In the anime series Karakuri Circus, a young boy fights against evil forces. The events are tied to a cycle of reincarnation that began 200 years ago when two brothers, Bai Yin and Bai Jin, traveled from China to Prague in order to study alchemy and improve their puppetry skills. The brothers encountered a beautiful woman by the name of Francine and they both fell in love with her. The younger brother, Jin, was devastated when his elder brother Yin proposed to Francine and she agreed to marry him. Fueled by hatred and despair, Jin abducted her. After 9 years of searching, Yin arrived in Quiberon, France, only to discover that Francine had fallen ill and had been imprisoned by fearful villagers. In the hopes of curing and freeing her, Yin then worked to create the Aqua Vitae, an elixir of life that could impart incredible healing powers and a greatly increased lifespan. However when he finally completed it, he found that Francine's prison had been set ablaze and she died moments before he could give it to her.

Karakuri Circus is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on October 11, 2018.

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  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (321)