Upcoming exuberant action series, Karneval, has made available its first pair of key visuals – and alongside them, it also unveils the production information, details which incidentally aide no more than the images.
Upon a glance, there is one aspect which immediately comes to mind as relatively “worthy of praise” – compared to each character’s appearance in the manga, they all seemed to have been somewhat adapted for a more general audience. The sparkles, rainbows, and glitter all remains – yet the characters sport poses and gestures which aren’t too overly feminine or excessively accenting of the physique for all the excited fujoshis out there.
The fujoshis will still certainly find their kicks – as a local resident once said “Nothing’s going to stop fujoshis from ravaging anything with a cast full of bishounens. Not the genre, plot, or the personality of the characters…” And that remains true in this case, yet as the series of “Karneval” has seemingly decided to go less explicit, it becomes something more so which all can appreciate.
Onto other matters however, it seems there has been one step forward, and a dramatic leap backwards. The series’ director has been confirmed as Suganuma Eiji – an individual who perhaps last worked on Mashi-iro Symphony, preceded by numerous other sub-par series such as Kodomo no Jikan. And if that was taking a leap back, this is simply packing up and going home – the studio involved is Manglobe, who are responsible for the currently airing desecration of Hayate no Gotoku.
For a Karneval, it seems the only flashing lights and signage in place are warning signs and indicators of danger.