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“Karakuri Circus” Hits Home Video Spring 2021 from Sentai

2/5/2021 7:00:54 PM

HOUSTON, TX February 5, 2021 — Sentai announced today that it will release Karakuri Circus, adapted from Kazuhiro Fujita’s manga of the same name, for home video this spring. Hailed as one of the best series from the Fall 2018 season, the 36-episode series blends unique artwork, characters and storytelling with gripping action all set within a complex, enigmatic world. 

Following his father’s untimely demise, Masaru Saiga inherits the family fortune as well as his father’s company. Too bad he also inherited a target on his back since his unscrupulous relatives want to murder Masaru and take what’s rightfully his! The only thing standing between Masaru and assassination is a sickly clown named Narumi Kato, a white-haired girl name Shirogane who claims she’s Masaru’s guardian, and the mysterious puppet left to Masaru by his father upon his death.

Karakuri Circus is a production of Studio VOLN (I want to eat your pancreas, Ushio & Tora). Satoshi Nishimura (Trigun, Hajime no Ippo) directs the series while Kazuhiro Fujita (Ushio & Tora), the manga’s original creator, and Toshiki Inoue (Death Note, Sword Gai the Animation) provide series composition. The series stars newcomer Chihiro Ueda as Masaru Saiga, Megumi Hayashibara (Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Shirogane and Rikiya Koyama (Fate/stay night, Food Wars!) as Narumi Kato.

The series will be released on home video, including Blu-ray and digital sell through, Spring 2021.

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A Cool Japan Fund portfolio company, Sentai is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Sentai offers thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms and is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Food Wars!, Princess Tutu and Parasyte -the maxim-, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Bloom Into You, Revue Starlight and O Maidens in Your Savage Season, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes and The Big O. For more information, visit http://www.sentai.com/.

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