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Karakuri Circus Anime Gets 36 Episodes

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

At a talk during the AnimeJapan 2018 event on Saturday, manga creator Kazuhiro Fujita revealed that the upcoming television anime of his Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga will have 36 episodes.

Masao Maruyama, the anime's creative producer also said at the event, "No one would do [a manga] this tough, so I decided I'd do it."

Studio VOLN (Ushio & Tora, Idol Incidents) is animating the production for Twin Engine, and Amazon will exclusively stream the anime in Japan and overseas.

Human Academy is hosting May auditions for a voice actor to play protagonist Masaru Saiga, and both professionals and amateurs can apply before the April 30 deadline.

The story centers on Masaru Saiga, 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.

Fujita (Ushio & Tora) published Karakuri Circus in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1997 to 2006, and Shogakukan published 43 volumes for the manga. Shogakukan published the manga in a new wide edition with 23 volumes from 2011-2013. The manga has more than 15 million copies in print.

Source: Comic Natalie

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