Well, I’m finally back home from Seattle after a 3-month long summer program and a successfully completed animation project (although the project could definitely need more improvements, but there wasn’t any time left…). Now, let’s get right into it: Carnival Phantasm. For those who don’t know about this series (or an OVA series?), this is a crossover series with the famed TYPE-MOON series, Tsukihime and Fate stay/night, combined together. This series will surely cater to any TYPE-MOON fan, because of so much good substance from the series that we have come to love. The only thing that doesn’t sit well with me is that there are sadly no characters or substance from Kara no Kyoukai, which would have made Carnival Phantasm so much better and satisfying.
The opening of Carnival Phantasm has now easily become one of my top favorite anime opening of all time. I mean, just look at the cast and the dancing scenes! Plus, I had to laugh at the whole absurdity of the opening and even some subtle differences in the opening.
The first episode, for the most part, focuses on the characters from Fate stay/night, and the Holy Grail War has now been changed into a game show, hosted by Kotomine Kirei and Illyasviel von Einzbern.
The game show has the magicians and their servants participate in matches and compete for the Holy Grail. What follows next is a hilarious sequence of the Fate stay/night characters duking it out in some strange matches…
The next segment after the hilarious game show, courtesy of the Fate stay/night characters, now turns to Arcuied, who is now a mahou shoujo! Wait, what?
The first episode of Carnival Phantasm has exceeded my expectation, being a huge TYPE-MOON fan, and I’m extremely pleased with the way things turned out. I will definitely keep watching this series, and if you are a TYPE-MOON fan, you really should watch this!
Oh, by the way, here’s the animation short that I was involved in and took up all my time. Enjoy! (As this was created by deaf and hard-of-hearing students, there is no sound and music.)