Kazuhiro Fujita's "Super Important Announcement" is Revealed as "Karakuri Circus" TV Anime

The audition for the voice cast of the protagonist Masaru Saiga is planned

March 14, on the official release day of this year's latest 16th issue of Weekly Shonen Sunday, Web Sunday revealed that a TV anime project based on 53-year-old manga artist Kazuhiro Fujita's 1997-2006 work Karakuri Circus is now in the works. The TV anime's official website and Twitter also open today. The news was teased as a "super important announcement" in the magazine's previous 15th issue last week.



Karakuri Circus (Le Cirque de Karakuri in French) ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1997 to 2006

as Fujita's second serialization work following Ushio to Tora (1990-1996). It was compiled in 43 tankobon

volumes and has printed over 15 million copies in total. The perfect edition of the manga is also confirmed

to be released soon.


In addition, an open audition for the voice cast of the 11-year-old protagonist Masaru Saiga is planned

as a collaboration project with Human Academy. No previous experience is required and professionals

can also join. And five amateurs chosen from the finalists will be able to join the anime's voice recording

session as "Gaya" (background chatters). Entries will be accepted until April 30. 




The manga author Fujita announced the news on his official Twitter at the same time today.


"'Karakuri Circus' will become an anime! Thank you very much! Thank you very much!"


"I have thought this would never be possible. But 'Never' does not necessarily mean true."


"The credit goes to all the readers who have quietly supported 'Karakuri Circus' for so long. Thank you!

I am extremely happy!"


Source: Web Sunday, TV anime "Karakuri Circus" official website/Twitter, Kazuhiro Fujita Twitter


© Kazuhiro Fujita/Shogakukan


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