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From Yen Press:

Nai–a young man who travels in search of another by the name of Karoku, a lone bracelet his only lead. Gareki–a willful young man who earns his daily bread by thieving and picking pockets. Thrown together at an eerie mansion, where they are entrapped and framed, Nai and Gareki are soon hunted down as criminals by national security forces. As they are driven into a corner, before them appears the most powerful defense agency in the country, “Circus”–!!


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Associated Names
Karneval ล่าทรชน
Vòng Tay Người Ấy

Groups Scanlating
Scarlet Carnival

Latest Release(s)
c.121 by Karnoodle 22 days ago
c.120 by Karnoodle about 1 month ago
c.119.5 by Karnoodle 3 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

4 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (386 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
 36% (139 votes)
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 21% (82 votes)
 13% (49 votes)
 5% (19 votes)
 4% (15 votes)
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 1% (5 votes)

Last Updated
November 14th 2017, 4:46pm PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Yen Press (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #494 increased(+232)
Monthly Pos #1089 decreased(-92)
3 Month Pos #1492 decreased(-116)
6 Month Pos #1412 decreased(-57)
Year Pos #1508 increased(+94)

List Stats
On 2011 reading lists
On 1210 wish lists
On 110 unfinished lists
On 444 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Did this stop being translated? over 2 years ago
Romance? over 5 years ago
Anime of Karneval Announced over 5 years ago
RAW scan? over 7 years 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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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
October 30th, 2008, 1:12pm
The thing I love most about this manga are the characters. They make it a fun read (not to mention, I believe Nai to be the cutest character I've come across in any manga). The plot seems to be going somewhere, and the art is nice. So, all in all I think it's a great manga ^^
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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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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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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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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 Story   
Rating: N/A
by lvchuanguang
July 31st, 2014, 10:51pm
一直都很喜欢这部动 漫,今天无意间来到 外文的这个网站看到 狂欢节了好开心w,我 最喜欢的就是小无了 ,感觉网站上没人刷 cp所以我来刷一帖:花 无王道!嘉无赛高!
translate:I‘ve been loved this animation [and manga]for a long time,today i come here by accident and found karneval.i love every people here,especially nai chyan~~~he is always so cute!
it seems that nobody like CP hereconfusedso i have to say:garenai is so good!karonai is so good too!!!
[my first language is not english so lost all the capital form here,sorry]
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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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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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