Karakuri Circus Anime Adds 5 New Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the television anime of Kazuhiro Fujita's Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri) manga revealed five additional cast members for the anime on Friday. The new characters are members of the "Final Four" organization of automated puppets facing Shirogane and the others, as well as the puppet Cupidea. The additional cast includes:

Kenta Miyake as Harlequin

Mika Kanai as Diamantina

Kensuke Satou as Capitan Grazziano

Akio Suyama as Brighella

Hiroshi Kamiya as Cupidea

(Note: Character name Romanizations are not official.)

The anime premiered on Amazon in Japan on October 10, and on television on Tokyo MX last October. Amazon Prime is exclusively streaming the anime in Japan and overseas.

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. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!) is composing the music.

Sources: Karakuri Circus anime's website, Comic Natalie

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