Fans of anime based on josei manga for older, female audiences such as Kids on the Slope and Natsuyuki Rendezvous will be getting a bit more this spring with an adaptation of Touya Mikanagi's fantasy series Karneval.
The anime site has been updated with this promo art...
Cover art for first DVD/Blu-ray, slated for 5.28
The story follows the journey of a boy called Nai who is looking for someone called Karoku with only a bracelet as a clue. Through a series of unfortunate events he winds up partnered with a thief called Gareki and they learn that the bracelet is actually an ID from the defense organization called "Circus."
Director: Eiji Suganuma (Sasameki Koto, Kodomo no Jikan)
Scenario : Tôko Machida (Saiyûki Gunlock, Saiyûki Reload)
Character Director : Toshie Kawamura (Smile Precure!)
Music: Shiro Hamaguchi, Keiji Iuchi
Studio : Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Of You)
The open will be "Henai no Rondo" by GRANRODEO, with "Reason" by KAmiYU as the ending
Nai - Hiro Shimono (The World Only God Knows' Keima Katsuragi)
Gareki - Hiroshi Kamiya (Durarara!'s Izaya Orihara)
Yogi - Mamoru Miyano (Hunter x Hunter's Chrollo Lucilfer)
Tsukumo - Aya Endo (Kids on the Slope's Yurika Fukahori)
Hirato - Daisuke Ono (Black Butler's Sebastian Michaelis, Saizō Kirigakure from Brave 10)
Tsukitachi - Koji Yusa (Yoru no Ou from Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?, Lunatic from Tiger & Bunny)
Akari - Daisuke Hirakawa (Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls' Yagyuu Muneakira)
Iva - Youko Honna (Pretty Cure's Cure Black)
Kiichi - Eri Kitamura (Bakemonogatari' Karen Araragi)