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Yen Press Adds Touya Mikanagi's Karneval Manga

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Story of boy searching for friend to ship in N. America in March 2015

North American publisher Yen Press announced on Twitter on Friday that it licensed Touya Mikanagi's Karneval manga. Yen Press plans to begin releasing the series in March 2015.

Mikanagi launched the fantasy action series in 2008, and Ichijinsha released the 13th compiled book volume in Japan in April. Madman Entertainment publishes the series in Austrailia.

The manga follows Nai, a mysterious young boy who knows nothing other than his name and Karoku. With nothing but Karoku's bracelet from "Circus" to go on, Nai set out in search of Karoku when he was rescued from trouble by Gareki. When Gareki demands the bracelet in exchange for his help, Nai begins to travel with him and joins the National Defense Agency, “Circus” after getting involved with them and a freight train high-jacking. Nai will learn many new things as works together with various people. Gareki too will find the doors opening to worlds he never knew of before.

Mikanagi's manga inspired a television anime adaptation last year. Funimation licensed the series and released it in a DVD and Blu-ray Disc set this past June. Funimation also streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

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