Karneval Anime Advert Previews Opening Song

The Japanese TV channel BS11 has aired a new advert for the anime adaptation of Touya Mikanagi’s Karneval manga, which is set for release in Japan on 3 April. The video features the anime’s opening song “Henai no Rondo” by GRANRODEO (Code:Breaker, Kuroko’s Basketball).

The original manga follows Nai, a boy who is searching for someone important to him with only a bracelet as a clue. He ends up meeting a pickpocket called Gareki. The two of them soon find themselves part of a setup; they manage to escape, but they become wanted criminals, hunted by military security operatives. When the two seem to have run out of options, they come into contact with the country’s most powerful defence organisation, Circus. The bracelet turns out to be a Circus ID, which grants special abilities to the owner.

Eiji Suganuma (Ninja CadetsSasameki Koto) will be directing the series at Manglobe (Deadman WonderlandHayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You).

Latest Karneval Anime Promo Released

A new promotional video of the anime adaptation of Touya Mikanagi’s fantasy manga Karneval has been released. The video introduces more characters and is narrated by Aya Endo (Tsukumo) and Mamoru Miyano (Yogi). The series is set to be released in spring 2013.

The anime’s official website has also released artwork and further information for these characters.

The original manga follows Nai, a boy who is searching for someone important to him with only a bracelet as a clue. He ends up meeting a pickpocket called Gareki, and they find themselves part of a setup, becoming wanted criminals by military security operatives. The bracelet turns out to be an ID for the country’s most powerful defense organization, Circus.

Eiji Suganuma (Ninja Cadets, Sasameki Koto) will be directing the series at Manglobe (Deadman Wonderland, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You).

To view the first preview of the anime click here.

First Karneval Anime Preview Released

The first preview of the television anime adaptation of Touya Mikanagi’s Karneval manga has been released on the series’ official website. The series is set to be released in spring 2013.

The original manga follows Nai, a boy who is searching for someone important to him with only a bracelet as a clue. He ends up meeting a pickpocket called Gareki, and they find themselves part of a setup, becoming wanted criminals by military security operatives. The bracelet turns out to be an ID for the country’s most powerful defense organization, Circus.

Eiji Suganuma (Ninja Cadets, Sasameki Koto) will be directing the series at Manglobe (Deadman Wonderland, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You).

New Zettai Karen Children Anime Set for 2013 Release

Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has revealed that the new Zettia Karen Children anime, Courtesy of Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited – Hyobu Kyosuke. This spin-off, based on the previous anime series and Takashi Shiina’s original Zettai Karen Children manga, will centre around Kyosuke Hyobu; the leader of P.A.N.D.R.A, Hyobu wants people with ESP powers like himself to wipe out the “Normals”. Koji Yusa is reprising his role of Hyōbu, and Junichi Suwabe will voice Andy Hinomiya. The series will premiere in Japan in 2013.

The new anime will be directed by Shishō Igarashi (Deadman Wonderland, Armored Trooper Votoms Case;Irvine) at Manglobe anime studios, and Shinichi Inotsume (first Zettai Karen Children, Hayate the Combat Butler) will provide the series’ scripts. In the animation department,  Jun Takagi (Romeo × Juliet, Submarine 707R) will be the character designer and chief animation director, and Kenji Teraoka (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is the mechanical designer. The soundtrack for the series will be provided by Kotaro Nakagawa (first Zettai Karen Children, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Hayate the Combat Butler).

The original anime series was released by Sentai Filmworks in North America as Psychic Squad.