Aah, the carnival. The parades, the music, the rip-off games everyone loves and let us not forget the cotton candy. Wait! I’m not here to talk about the “carnival” but Karneval. Karneval started off as a manga by Touya Mikanagi and is now this Spring’s new animation series, licensed by Funimation.
Nai is imprisoned in a nice mansion owned by a sexy rich lady.
How did he ended up there? Is he a slave? These questions remain unanswered.
He does mention a person named Karoku, who’s bracelet he wears on his wrist.
Nai and Karoku seem to have a connection. My guess is that they may be childhood friends.
Nai desperately wants to find him and he’s only ticket to freedom is a young criminal.
He seeks help from Gareki, who attempts to rob the mansion. When Gareki escapes he ends up taking Nai with him.
With the police on the look out the two decide to leave town.
Just when they think their good to go they fine themselves in a middle of a kidnapping.
The goddess of good fortune does not appear to be on their side.
They also meet some interesting characters along the way. Each giving off the impression they might know the whereabouts of Karoku. But no one is talking.
Whether Nai knows it or not he is now one step closer to finding Karoku.
This all appears to be just the beginning of this crazy carnival ride.
When you love someone you will do anything to protect them. But sometimes a line needs to drawn between simply protecting someone and taking away their freedom. In this episode of Amnesia
Toma’s love for the heroine spirals out of control. He starts off with just druging her but when that doesn’t work he takes it way too far. She is no longer human but treated like an animal. Locked behind caged doors she rendered helpless.
She trusted Toma and can’t seem to understand why he would do this to her when he loves her so much. Toma tells her he is doing this for her protection but the only protecting she needs is from some jerks who won’t stop harassing her. Is the cage truly necessary? Despite being locked up she never says she hates him. She comes to find out that he may be just selfish. He might be doing this to keep her to himself.
The Good Job Club or GJ Club members are experiencing some intense heat as they try to make the best of their club activities. Because the president, Mao is feeling a bit generous she tells the group that they will go to the pool tomorrow. Kyoro, the only boy member, is in for a surprise the next day to find out their not the only ones going. Mao has invited Kyoro’s little sister, Kasumi and her friends along with them. Coincidentally, all of Kasumi’s friends happen to the group’s little sisters. (This group may be odd but they have the most adorable little sisters. )
Kasumi, Kyoro’s little sister
Kasumi is your typical little sister who loves her Onii-chan.
Jill, Kiara’s little sister
Jill is a foreigner from Canada. She speaks English so she carries a whiteboard around to communicate.
Seira, Mao & Megumi’s little sister
Seira is smart and a bit mature for her age. She has a mask on her head that lets out a supernatural power when she doesn’t like something.
The girls have reherase their moves, memorized their lyrics, chosen their costumes and are ready for some action. Muse, the new school’s idols are going to perform their first concert. The girls have waited for this moment but their nerves are getting to them. After so needed encougarement their butterflies go away and the stage is set!
As the girls hold each other’s hands the excitment builds. The curtain rises and tensions rises along with it. Confidence has been restored as the begin to calm down. Their eyes are closed, probably creating and replaying their imaginations of this soon to be perfect moment. As the curtain gets higher the take a deep breath. They slowly open their eyes to capture their audience’s faces…
The girls have been working really hard to earn their title as Otonokizaka High School’s “School Idols”. Honoka realizes that being an idol isn’t as cracked up as she thought it would be. There is a lot of exercise and smiling involved.
Then they have to think of a what they are going to wear. That itself takes some time and preparation. But Kotori has that department under control. (Yeah, wardrobe is much more important than music it seems.)
After coming up with ideas for wardrobe, next is music. They come up with some great lyrics but they need a composer. Honoka thinks of Nishikino, who she saw playing panio after school one day. But sadly she is rejected a few times before Nishikino finally decides to help out and their new song is amazing!
They also face some minor trials like when Umi trys to back out because doesn’t wear a mini skirt. Then Honoka and Kotori have to beg Umi to write some lyrics for their new song. (Umi is a bit problematic and she takes things way too seriously.)
Through all the challenges the girls have faced so far they haven’t give up. Hopefully all their hard work will be a success or it just cause them to fail miserably.
Shinobu-sensei is creating the storyboard for Comic Earth Star’s Editorial Staff’s first project. Hana, the editor-in-chief doesn’t seem to know how to do her job. The artist ends up telling Hana what to do as she helps her with some suggestions. Although Hana’s knowledge from reading manga does contribute to some ideas, she just wants the protagonists to say her name. Its surprising they even made it this far with the lack of experience they have.
Comic Earth Star’s Editorial Staff go out for a gravure shoot for the magazine. Sakuradai Kiiro was there beautiful model for the day. Even though their were slight problems like Hana blinding the Kiiro with her mirror, the shooting was a success.
Kirro is so cute. I love the pictures they took. I’m sure the magazine will be a hit! Well as long as they don’t screw up…