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Karakuri Circus Anime Gets Third Teaser Trailer


The circus is in town next week, and this one has more than a sad, gin-soaked clown.

Earlier today, the official Karakuri Circus anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 48-second promo features closing theme song Marionette by Rosarina as a background track.

Karakuri Circus will hit Japanese TV on October 11. The full broadcast schedule is as follows (All times JST):

  • Tokyo MX: 10/11/2018 at 22:30 (10/11/2018 at 10:30PM)
  • BS11: 10/11/2018 at 24:00 (10/12/2018 at Midnight)

Karakuri Circus Anime VisualAmazon is listed as the exclusive digital distributor for the series worldwide.

Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) will direct the project at VOLN, with Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Future GPX Cyber Formula, Trigun) providing character designs. Original creator Kazuhiro Fujita and Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Ushio & Tora) will team up to tackle series composition.

Yuuki Hayashi will score the show’s soundtrack. Bump of Chicken will perform opening theme song Tsukiniji (Lunar Rainbow).

Twin Engine is listed on general production.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Masaru Saiga: Chihiro Ueda
  • Shirogane Saiga: Megumi Hayashibara
  • Narumi Katō: Rikiya Koyama
  • Eiryō Ashihana: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Gii Christoph Resh: Nozomu Sasaki
  • Taranda Rizerotte Tachibana: Tomoyo Kurosawa
  • Viruma Thorn: Marina Inoue
  • Nobuo Nakamachi: Hisao Egawa
  • Noriyuki Nakamachi: Ryōta Iwasaki
  • Hirō Nakamachi: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Shoji Saiga: Masahiko Tanaka
  • Yoshiharu Saiga: Akio Ohtsuka
  • Lucille Bernouille: Romi Park

Kazuhiro Fujita’s Karakuri Circus manga launched in the pages of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1997. The series ran through 2006, spanning 43 compiled volumes.

Anime resource Anime Planet describes the title as:

Masaru Saiga is a fifth-grade boy who aims to become a puppeteer. After Sadayoshi Saiga — the CEO of the giant home telephone maker Saiga and Masaru’s father — passes away, Masaru inherits 18 billion yen. Masaru is targeted for his wealth, and is saved by two people. Narumi Katō is a man who has studied Kung-Fu and has a weird illness called “Zonapha Syndrome,” and Shirogane is a silver-haired woman who controls the puppet “Arurukan” (Harlequin). Together, Masaru, Narumi, and Shirogane get thrown into various conspiracies by those who would try to steal Masaru’s fortune.

Source: Comic Natalie

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