First Impressions – Karneval



Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country’s most powerful defense organization—”Circus”!! (Source: OneManga)


White haired shota+ Black Haired dude = Love.

This was pretty much popular, seeing so many fanarts and mangacaps reblogged in tumblr before it was actually aired. Well, maybe because I’m following a lot of fujoshis in tumblr and they can’t help but squeel “YAOI” with it. Remember Shion and Nezumi of No. 6? How about Shiro and Kuroh of K? And now we have Nai and Gareki.

I tried reading the manga, but decided to wait for the Spring season. I’m pretty much excited for this one, as the only anime I’m really looking forward to. The character designs and visuals are beautiful.

Anyway, a lot of things happened in its pilot episode. Some still doesn’t make sense but that’s alright (I’m being pretty much biased here lol). We are already shown how creeeeepy this show can get. Damn that neck-twisting scene. Eww.  I’m looking forward for mooooore!

Our cute little Nai (I can’t help but compare him to a cat) is searching for someone who seems to be an important figure in the show. And it seems that he, and Gareki, will join the “Circus”. I’m excited to meet the other characters – and their awesome abilities!


I liked it. I will be covering this show for my episodic post this season.

5 thoughts on “First Impressions – Karneval

  1. It was a lot better than I was expecting it to be. I really did not get any yaoi vibes from it thus far, but since this is based off a Josei manga, I wouldn’t hold my breath for their not to be.

    • Yeah, so far there’s no yaoi vibes to it. Well, it isn’t yaoi or shounen-ai to begin with. Let’s see with its second episode. The blonde guy will be introduced and I saw in tumblr that he’s beeing shipped with Gareki lol

  2. Shiizumi-san, I’m following you on Twitter too ! And like I told you before, I put your blog link to mine.
    Because Mikoto and Yata-san left me, I’m trying to find something else for entertain’ me (as far Minekura-sensei and her Saiyuki is coming at the end of June), so I’m going to look for “Karneval” asap !

    Thank u so much !

    • Yeah, thanks! I’d like to visit your blog but it’s Italian xD Anyway, I definitely recommend Karneval. It’s good, in its own “beautiful” way.

  3. Ihihi you’re right!Because I got other friends from United States and Japan, I’m going to write in english asap! They can’t speak Italian, like you, so it would be better to me to write in english for everyone’s sake XD

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