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Karneval  
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Description
Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and picks pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set up, and soon become criminals hunted by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country's most powerful defense organization - "Circus"!

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Manga

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Associated Names
カーニヴァル
كرنفال
狂欢节
黑色嘉年華
Karneval ล่าทรชน
Vòng Tay Người Ấy

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.77 by karnoodle (29d ago)
v.12 c.69 by L.O.V.E. (40d ago)
v.12 c.Extras by karnoodle (69d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 37

User Reviews
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (334 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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April 16th 2014, 12:22pm PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Zero-Sum (Ichijinsha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (Singapore - 6 Volumes, Stalled?)
Madman Entertainment (Australia, New Zealand - 8 Volumes, Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #703 increased(+159)
Monthly Pos #1144 decreased(-306)
3 Month Pos #840 decreased(-314)
6 Month Pos #540 decreased(-255)

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On 1820 reading lists
On 1074 wish lists
On 78 unfinished lists
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Romance? 479 days, 13 hours, 27 minutes ago
Anime of Karneval Announced 721 days, 20 hours, 8 minutes ago
RAW scan? 1358 days, 20 hours, 3 minutes ago

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Beautiful and Fascinating   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
November 25th, 2013, 11:45pm
Tried it out because of the fantastically beautiful art. Got addicted because of the fun chemistry of the characters and ever more intriguing and exciting plot.

Nai is just so darn cute and innocent you wanna squeeze the heck out of him. Yogi comes off a little cloying sometimes but he's just so genuinely NICE you can't help but root for him (and laugh at him) and besides, he gets a lot more interesting when certain things come to light. Gareki is impossible not to like (to tease) and watching him grow and very reluctantly learn to interact with people is fun and interesting. Karoku of course is the source of much of the series' mystery and the more you learn the more curious you get. And the Varuga? Downright FREAKY sometimes, in just the right unnatural, twisted way, without going too far. I've lost much sleep reading this. It's downright beautiful. Lighthearted and innocent, full of dream-like fantasy wonders and nightmares in a world cunningly crafted and filled with detailed and beautiful inventions and special abilities. It's got everything I like.
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....   
Rating: N/A
by jnatsumi
October 15th, 2013, 1:04am
It s probably the amnesia but god dang the protagonist is stupid. "What's 5 minutes?" Seriously? There's something called innocence, but this is stupidity,...or extreme extreme extreme amnesia.
I don't know if I have the will power and patience to plow through these first few chapters... I dearly hope it gets better.
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The art is beautiful!   
Rating: N/A
by silverblueroses
May 11th, 2013, 4:44pm
I'm currently halfway done with whats updated (so basically up to chap 30 ish) and really, the plot is kinda boring me. I read this mostly for the art and the interesting tags. The art is truly breathtaking and I have to say, Yogi looks very much like Gary from IB, right up to the thorns and
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silver hair
(am I the only one who thought that?)
Let me just say this...
the only thing that has somewhat captured my attention is
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Nai being part niji and Karoku's mysterious back story with Nai

Again the art is amazing and if the plot was more toward what I like then maybe I'd be more intrigued. I'll continue reading for now, and if my opinion somehow changes... then I'll update this... then again, I might be so bored with this that I just never finish reading. It just isn't my cup of tea.
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(Y)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yennyenn
April 27th, 2013, 3:37pm
I actually prefer reading the manga to watching the anime. Just because the anime skips all the funny scenes. But the main storyline is still adapted well. The drawing is so adorable! Love Nai and Gareki! biggrin

... Last updated on June 8th, 2013, 10:48pm
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Somehow...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zelly006
April 17th, 2013, 11:19am
Karneval really suprised me with it´s plot. I didnt expect much of it at first but I kept on reading because the art is eye catching. Yes the plot is a bit dragging but it is going somewhere and I really like the way it is taking. But the question is... am I the only one who was bawling her eyes out for no apparent reason? It has something to do with the innocence of some characters, it´s just heart warming. I never felt like this towards a manga before. Especially Nai. The artist really did an amazing job in expressing Nais view of his surroundings. And even thought I´m a person for romance the friendship and the platonic love that is going on is refreshing and beautiful. I hope it stays this way. Otherwise I don´t see anything that could go wrong with Karneval. If not for the plot people should read it for the characters. They´re lovely and unique.
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Quite good   
Rating: N/A
by Sami_chan
April 13th, 2013, 12:52am
The art is really pretty, the uniforms and clothes are well designed, characters have personalities and the story is quite fun to watch... But put that aside, there are too much characters and some of them are quite redundant, not to mention the meaningless POVs and suppose to be touching stories... Uhm, not much for my liking but it's still good I guess...

But not like ForteAtrox, the person I hate the most in this series is Yori, not Nai. Nai is my fav one. Just like you said, Nai is innocent, but he has a reason for that. He is not human, he is an animal, a small and extremelly weak animal to begin with, so what more could you expect an animal to behave? I find him sweet and lovely.

But Yogi is opposite. He is innocent, childish, girly, clumsy, cheerful, emotional... kind to everyone and get scared easily, even more than Nai! I want to tell you that I actually don't find these guys Hatori or Akari hot at all, I've always fond of cute and kid-like guys, but Yogi is just too much. He had cross the line and became really annoying after each chapter. Not the main character, yet he appears sooooooo much, and the shouen ai-ish he give off doesn't annoy me any less . I admit, I like shounen ai, but can not with some unreasonable character like this.

p/s: ah well, I also love Gareki. But who wouldn't tho? smile

... Last updated on April 14th, 2013, 12:32pm
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well planned   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by namu76
November 16th, 2012, 4:56am
then again I think one difference between shounen series and shoujo or josei is that in shoujo or josei, it (the story) seems more likely to stick to the author's original plan, in which shounen (e.g. jump) the series will be soon canceled once they lose popularity.

so, in all likelihood, I love how the story seems to be well planned by the author and the way the mysteries being unfold one by one neatly
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:D   
Rating: N/A
by ForteAtrox
May 19th, 2012, 1:16pm
Quit enjoyable, I love the art especially <3
And Gareki is on top my favorite character list, Yogi is up there too.
It's slightly confusing in some aspects but that's alright with me, I just wish things were explained a lot sooner. My main issue with this series is Nai. I want to slap Nai around so much because he pisses me off in sooo many ways. AUUUUGHHH USELESS LITTLE THING!! And I know WHY he's the way it is, but it doesn't annoy me any less. Bleh, ignoring him is a bit tough and I would be happier if another character replaced him, but that's not gonna happen so oh well. ;P
With my love for Gareki! I shall endure!
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Good series   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by blublaise
August 23rd, 2011, 11:42am
I started reading this because I discovered it through a Surprise Me! in another website. I thought the art was pretty interesting so I decided to check it out...

Well, watta ya know! I actual fell in love with this series! The art is just absolutely gorgeous, and the bishies are just too cute! The storyline is very unique, I like it very much. It goes on a quick but followable pace and the art goes very well with it. There's enough action to keep you at the edge of your seat. The characters' looks can be a bit consistent so I often mixed them up at first, but they're overall likable (especially Nai!)
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Karneval?   
Rating: N/A
by kujika
February 2nd, 2011, 6:58am
If art and some story concepts wouldn't be as shoujo-like I'm sure more guys would read it too. It has many great details and awesome platonic relationships. Like at the very beginning, when Gareki (who is still an unknown entity) suddenly abstained from helping his comrade because he saw something, you can already have a guess at part of his character and maybe past(?).

This is one thing that makes the difference between superficial or not in this genre I guess.
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