Circus tries to get into the Rainbow gate, but only Gareki and Nai get through. They see Karoku and Nai runs up to hug him, but Gareki suddenly can’t move. He realizes that something is wrong and struggles to shout at Nai. Nai looks back and realizes that the real Karoku is lying in a death-like state on the ground. They eventually complete the mission and bring Karoku back, where he is saved by Akari but stays unconscious. Gareki decides to leave and study to become a member of Circus and they bid a sad farwell to him. After the credits, Karoku is seen awake in the hospital bed, watching a bird fly away from his window.
If Karneval is meant to advertise the manga, then it definitely succeeds in doing so because I want to read the manga right now. This show has a LOT of potential and when things are getting better and better, it ends. That just sucks right? I mean, that left us wanting to know more about them and to uncover the mysteries surrounding the series.
So apparently, there are two Karokus: The real one and a clone. The clone claims that he has the same cells as Karoku so he is also Karoku. I wonder if Karoku really made a clone of himself. That clone is the one communicating with Nai telling him to leave Gareki and go back to him. He’s also the one who hurt Tsukumo, which I was glad since the real Karoku is not the one at fault. But… Karoku is still a mystery. We never get the chance to know him. He may be as bad as the clone, who knows. Maybe they are really one and the same just like a snake shedding its skin. Unfortunately, if one would not read the manga or just wait for the second season (if there’ll be one), then we’ll never get to know Karoku better. Right now, I’m just glad that he’s still alive.
This episode felt rushed. The fight ended so suddenly so I’m a bit disappointed. Uro was defeated by the Circus members! I thought that he’ll be a much formidable opponent and he’s going to face either Tsukutachi or Hirato. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that Tsukumo and Iva have their moments but…
Anyway, their mission to retrieve Karoku was accomplished even though they didn’t get evidence about Palnedo’s involvement in Kafka. The traitor, Azana also escaped. And we never got the chance to know what’s inside the small box! Oh god, there’s so much thing left unsolved.
Gareki decided to enter a school to get more credentials so that he can join the Circus with his head held high. He felt so useless in this whole event (well in the whole show as well) so his pride was severely hurt. He still wants to stay with them of course, but he needs to prove his worth. Him joining the Circus is another thing to look forward to in the second season.
Overall, this show has been a great ride for me. There’s a lot of ups and downs but this show manages to redeem itself in the end. The greatest aspect of this show is its character design and visuals. Really, it’s one of the best this season. It’s flashy and colorful. The OP and the ED are both memorable. But most especially, I had a lot of fun shipping a lot of possible couples of this show!
I’m going to miss my weekly dose of beauties, but I guess not for long cause I’ll read the manga. The show has been all over the place but I think it wrapped up everything in this final episode pretty well. I just hope that Karneval has been this good earlier so that some people didn’t dropped this show. Oh well, it just followed the manga honestly and I wouldn’t like it if they changed so much stuffs. This is one of the shows that will benefit for another season. But even if the sales are doing well, the materials are not enough so let’s wait with our fingers crossed.