– Karakuri Sākasu
– 꼭두각시 서커스
– Le Cirque de Karakuri
– Циркът Каракури
Karakuri Circus (からくりサーカス Karakuri Sākasu) is a manga by Kazuhiro Fujita, also the manga artist of Ushio and Tora.
The animation is rather uninspiring to borderline cartoonish. Even up close shot doesn’t contain that many details. The series also use a mixture of 3D CGI to blend in some scenes. Overall, the animation is marginally good.
Bump of Chicken performed the series’ opening theme song “Gekkō” and Lozareena performed the ending theme song “Marionette”. Both the opening and ending themes are way better than what this anime deserves.
This series appears to be aiming at children to young teen, as the writing is rather crude and nonsensical. There is no need to create a fictitious disease that causes you to die if you don’t make people laugh. It is just an excuse to attempt some crude and cringy slapstick touches of humor, and I use that term loosely.
Perhaps I am too old for this series core demographic, but I would suggest not to bother with this anime if you like good writing and character development. Karakuri Circus contains graphic violence and intended for young teens.
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