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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (389)

Karneval is an anime series that premiered in 2013. It is an adaptation of the shoujo manga series of the same name by Touya Mikanagi. The anime is produced by studio Manglobe and consists of 13-episodes. The story of Karneval revolves around the lives of a young boy named Nai and a thief named Gareki. The two meet each other by chance when Gareki is trying to break into a mansion. Nai is found hiding in a box in the mansion and the two end up being chased by the mansion’s security. They manage to escape and end up on a journey together.

Their journey leads them to an organization known as Circus, which seems to have some connection to Nai. Circus is a secret government agency that is responsible for protecting the country and its people from threats that are beyond the capabilities of regular agencies. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows at Circus, as there seem to be some dark secrets lurking within the organization.

The series follows the journey of Nai and Gareki as they become involved with Circus and get to know its members. Along the way, they encounter a vast array of characters, each with their own unique abilities and personalities.

The main characters of the series are Nai, Gareki, Yogi, and Tsukumo. Nai is a small boy who seems to have some special abilities. He is innocent and naive but has a strong desire to find someone important to him. Gareki is a thief who has had a tough life, and as such, he has a cynical and suspicious personality. He is initially reluctant to become involved with Circus but ends up getting caught up in the organization’s affairs.

Yogi and Tsukumo are two members of Circus who become friends with Nai and Gareki. Yogi is a cheerful and carefree guy who enjoys making others laugh. He has the ability to control the flow of air and can use it to fly. Tsukumo, on the other hand, is a serious and reserved girl who is skilled in hand-to-hand combat. She has the ability to create blades of energy and manipulate them at will.

As the series progresses, the plot becomes more complex, and the true nature of Circus is revealed. The organization is not as benevolent as it seems and has been involved in some dark activities. Nai’s past is also revealed, and his connection to Circus becomes clearer.

The animation and visual style of Karneval are excellent. The characters are well-designed and have distinct looks that make them easily recognizable. The action sequences are well-animated and are a joy to watch. The backgrounds are also well-detailed and add to the overall atmosphere of the series.

The soundtrack of the series is also noteworthy. The opening theme, “Henai no Rondo” by GRANRODEO, is an energetic and catchy song that fits the series well. The ending theme, “REASON” by KAmiYU, is a more mellow and emotional song that perfectly captures the feelings of the characters.

Overall, Karneval is an enjoyable series that blends action, adventure, and mystery into an entertaining package. The characters are interesting and likable, and the plot keeps you guessing until the end. The animation and soundtrack are top-notch, making for a visually stunning experience.

Karneval is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2013.

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July 1, 2013
Nai and Gareki travel to the strange rainbow to see if Karoku is there, the rest of Circus work to wrap up what they can of the raid on the Kafka facility.
The Niji''s Promise
12. The Niji''s Promise
June 24, 2013
Nai is determined to go to the Misty Mansion, a Kafka facility, in order to rescue Karoku. And Circus decides to use this as an excuse to raid the facility.
Ice Cream Parade
11. Ice Cream Parade
June 17, 2013
Hirato and Tsukumo take a meeting with the CEO of the Lindain Group in Vantnum while the rest of the gang gets the day off. The CEO has disturbing news, but a boy they run into in the city has even more intriguing information.
Tears of the Wild Beast Tamer
10. Tears of the Wild Beast Tamer
June 10, 2013
With Yogi and Tsukumo out of commission, Nai and Gareki are given into the care of Airship One. The team dynamic is a little different, but the two of them still go on a mission with them, where Gareki learns more about their special powers.
Blue Rose
9. Blue Rose
June 3, 2013
Yogi going berserk sends the bad guys running, but when Nai senses that something is wrong with him, Tsukumo turns back alone, only to run into trouble herself.
Opus 8: Silvery Box
8. Opus 8: Silvery Box
May 27, 2013
Yogi and Tsukumo are sent on a mission to Rinole, the City of Ice, to follow-up an investigation started by Team One. Nai and Gareki are sent along with them, and the four of them find more than they bargained for.
The Mermaid's Sigh and the Three Knights
7. The Mermaid's Sigh and the Three Knights
May 20, 2013
Team Two is helping Team One put on their Circus parade and show. Yogi gets Nai and Gareki to join the parade in an attempt to cheer up Gareki. However a malfunctioning Team One rabbit throws a wrench into their festivities.
Wings of Morning Light
6. Wings of Morning Light
May 13, 2013
With Yotaka gone, Gareki and Tsubame are left to pick up the pieces and make sense of what has happened.
Clown Prescription
5. Clown Prescription
May 6, 2013
Yotaka has become a Varuga and Yogi fights him, telling Gareki and Nai to get back to Karasuna on their own. But Gareki feels very conflicted about his past with Yotaka and Tsubame, and what has happened to them now.
Opus 4: Evening Swallow
4. Opus 4: Evening Swallow
April 29, 2013
After their trip to Rainbow Forest, Gareki asks to drop by Karasuna, where they run into an old acquaintance of his. From this enounter, Nai and Yogi learn more about Gareki's past.
Opus 3: Illusory Picnic
3. Opus 3: Illusory Picnic
April 22, 2013
While under Circus's protection, a curious fact comes to light regarding Nai's true identity. With that clue in hand, Nai, Gareki, and several members of Circus pay a visit to where they believe Nai came from.
Opus 2: Fortune Cat
2. Opus 2: Fortune Cat
April 15, 2013
When Nai figures out that Karoku's bracelet has something to do with Circus, he goes in search of answers, but he discovers that his earlier brush with trouble is far from over.
Rainbow Fuse
1. Rainbow Fuse
April 8, 2013
Sheltered Nai is on a journey in search of Karoku, a man who abruptly disappeared from his life. All he has to go on is Karoku's bracelet, a form of ID for members of Circus - a government agency made up of men and women with supernatural powers.
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Karneval is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Karneval on demand at Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (389)