Karakuri Circus Anime Debuts on Amazon Prime
posted on by Karen Ressler
Amazon Prime is now streaming the first episode of the television anime of Kazuhiro Fujita's Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga. The service is exclusively streaming the anime in Japan and overseas.
In Japan, Amazon debuted the anime's first episode on October 10 at 24:00 (effectively, October 11 at midnight). The anime premiered on television Thursday, October 11 on Tokyo MX at 10:30 p.m. and on BS11 on 24:00 (effectively, October 12 at midnight). It will also air on Hokkaido TV on October 15 at 25:55 (effectively October 16 at 1:55 a.m.).
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.
Studio VOLN (Ushio & Tora, Idol Incidents) is animating the television anime series for Twin Engine. Satoshi Nishimura (Ushio & Tora, Trigun, Fighting Spirit) is directing the series, and Takahiro Yoshimatsu (2011 Hunter × Hunter, Trigun) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director. Toshiki Inoue (Ushio & Tora, Death Note) and original manga author Kazuhiro Fujita are handling the series scripts. Yūki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is composing the music.
Source: Amazon Prime