After releasing season one, HiDive has announced they will also release the final two seasons of the dark fantasy ‘Karakuri Circus’ on their streaming service. It will feature the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
“We’ve got great news for all you Karakuri Circus fans out there: we’re ready to announce the streaming schedule for BOTH seasons 2 and 3,” HiDive said on their website. They added that season two will be released on February 28th, 2023 with the final season being released on March 28th, 2023.
Based on the 1997 manga series by Kazuhiro Fujita, the television show follows Masaru who meets lifelike wooden puppets he inherits from his father. Directed by Satoshi Nishimura, the show ran for thirty-six and was produced by the Japanese animation company Studio VOLN.
You can watch the trailer below:
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“The protagonist, Masaru, has just inherited a big fortune after the death of his father. However, people are trying to get their hands on it by any means necessary, even if it means killing him. Narumi helped Masaru from being kidnapped after fighting some weird guys. He found out that they’re not humans but wooden puppets with amazing strength. After a hard fight, Narumi was forced to admit that he’s no opponent for them; and just when he started to think that Masaru would be captured, Shirogane, Masaru’s watcher arrives from France with a weapon, the puppet Arlequin. Here, begins the story of Karakuri Circus.”
The series ran from October 11, 2018, to June 27, 2019, and had its debut on the Tokyo MX network. The show was written by Toshiki Inoue and Kazuhiro Fujita.
Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday, the manga was published by the Tokyo-based Shogakukan and released in forty-three volumes from 1997 to 2006.
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