What did I just finish watching? Damn, I was about three or four minutes in before I started getting these annoying Medaka Box flasbacks. Seriously, what did I just watch here?
I must admit that the artwork looks a whole lot better than some of the other shows this season, especially the characters. These are characters that I would be able to pick out of a line-up. I think that having unique and interesting characters is important on a show.
I have no idea what to say about this story though. It’s messed up. A bunch of kids get locked up inside of a messed up school and the only way out is for them to kill each other? It’s like Medaka Box fused with BTOOOM! or something.
There’s no doubt that horror fans will watch this no matter what I say, but to those that don’t enjoy the sight of blood or psychological warfare; skip this. Don’t even give the first episode a try because it’ll mess with your mind.
Plot Summary: A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?Read More
Hum… I can only describe this show as “okay”. The idea of having a loli grave keeper in a village of zombie-like people kind of puts me off. I’m not a big fan of morbid crap like that.
The artwork is so-so at best. Ai, the aforementioned loli, really looks plain and indistinguishable from any other brown-haired loli. Those clothes and that shovel of hers are the only things that separate her a little bit from other loli. At least that other character, Hampnie I believe, seemed rather interesting.
I have no idea how I should describe this story though. It’s extremely morbid and it doesn’t look like that’s about to change. One might almost say that the story is overly dramatic and focusses too much on death.
This show has somewhat sparked my interest, and although the chances of me writing about this one are slim, I still think that your average fantasy and horror fan might come to enjoy this particular show. I suggest you give the first two episode a chance though, because the first episode alone might not do it for you.
Plot Summary: God abandoned the world on Sunday. As a result, nobody in the world can die or reproduce. A little girl, Ai, is the gravekeeper for a village. She has prepared 47 graves for the eventual deaths of every member of the village. Later, a boy who identifies himself as “Hampnie Hambart, the ‘Man-eating Toy’,” which is coincidentally the name that Ai’s mother left behind as the name of her father, arrives in the village and slaughters everybody. Just what is going on?Read More
So this season finally ended? Good. I really hate to say this but I was getting really tired of writing about it. The story was going back and forth so much that it became difficult to follow. I don’t like to see that in a show.
So this is a season finale, right? You’d expect to see some drama and a lot of action, right? Well, there was a little bit of drama and quite a bit of action, but why do I feel so uneasy? Is it because Nai, one of the main characters that the story revolves around, has done absolutely nothing during these past thirteen episodes? That hasn’t gone unnoticed. Looking for Karoku was his quest, yet he had other people fighting his battles. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Nai fight. Hell, I don’t even think I’ve ever seen him defend himself (let alone his friends). I think that’s one of the biggest things that I dislike about Karneval.
But oh well, it’s over now. Gareki somewhat held his own for a while, Circus won the battle yet again, evil survived and is bound to return in the future, and, if all that isn’t “exciting” enough for you, they finally found (a near-dead) Karoku. After thirteen weeks (of which ten were a struggle) we finally see Nai and Karoku reunited.
People; bust out your blow horns, put on same evil classical music and raise your middle fingers as we say goodbye to season one. We have been waiting thirteen weeks for this, yet Karoku wasn’t even conscious in the end. Nothing god solved, no questions were answered and the episode ended with both a crappy cliff-hanger and an even crappier preview of season two. Well done, Japan.Read More
Is there something wrong with me? This episode didn’t excite me at all. There’s only one episode left but the ending still seems so far away. The episode was bursting with action and excitement, yet I couldn’t even give a damn. I’m just worried about the ending…
It is really strange; everyone finally found Karoku, headed out to enemy territory and finally brought the fight to them. It was mayhem. People were dropping like flies and even Uro, quite possibly one of the biggest enemies that Circus has ever encountered, seemed to be a piece of cake. It looked like Tsukumo and Iva were in a pinch, even though they were teaming up on the guy, but even they were holding back because they needed him alive. Is the difference in power that great? I don’t know about the rest of the viewers, but that seems rather disappointing. I expecting one hell of a struggle to defeat them…
It’s nice that they now know where Karoku is after all this time and all, but isn’t it a bit too ironic that they couldn’t even find him, despite knowing that he was supposed to be there? I thought the episode was primarily about finding the guy? It just seems to me that Circus is prioritizing their wishes over everybody else’s.
The ending still seems so far away, especially now that new problems keep surfacing. This maddening. Karneval, in my books at least, has been very average after the second episode. Had I known that it would turn out this way then I probably wouldn’t have written about it. I probably would’ve picked Valrave the Liberator instead. I’m getting really nervous here… Just find Karoku already, dammit!Read More
Amazing! Karneval actually came on time this week. I wish I could describe the episode in general in the same way. Unfortunately, I cannot. The story is completely messed up and it doesn’t do the manga justice.
I am getting really tired watching the same thing over and over again. There are always characters in Karneval that need help, and it’s always Nai’s group that encounters them. Nai, being the good red-eyed rat that he is, will always help out these characters, even it means postponing his own quest of finding Karoku.
Imagine my surprise when that kid showed up, demanding that they helped him find some hard-to-find pasta restaurant. Was I seriously supposed to enjoy that? It’s almost like I just watched a filler. There are two episodes left, Karoku isn’t even in sight yet, but they think it’s alright to focus on some kid that ran away from home? What the…
The only good thing that came from all of this, if any, is that they’re finally going after Karoku. Following this story has been like walking in a big, complicated maze. There was always something that got in the way of progress, so, now that they know where he is, they’re finally starting up a search and rescue mission. I can only hope at this point that it won’t be too predictable, that Karoku doesn’t turn out to be a bad guy that’s luring Nai and his friends into a trap, and that he was after Nai all this time. That would be the worst possible ending.Read More