Carnival Phantasm

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Carnival Phantasm
Carnival Phantasm Title.jpg
Title of Carnival Phantasm
(Kānibaru Fantazumu)
GenreComedy, fantasy, parody
Written byEri Takenashi
Published byIchijinsha
Original runJune 25, 2004September 24, 2005
Original video animation
Directed bySeiji Kishi
Produced byYūji Higa
Written byMakoto Uezu
Music byYasuharu Takanashi
Released August 12, 2011 July 7, 2012
Runtime8-20 minutes
Episodes16 (List of episodes)
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Carnival Phantasm (カーニバル・ファンタズム, Kānibaru Fantazumu) is a comedy OVA series based on the Type-Moon gag manga, Take-Moon (テイク・ムーン, Teiku Mūn) by Eri Takenashi, the author of Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens. The OVA series was created by Type-Moon to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary. The series focuses on funny and absurd situations happening to the various characters of the Type-Moon franchises, mostly from Fate/stay night and Tsukihime.


The Ahnenerbe is a pub/shop that appears and disappears among parallel worlds. Once every ten years, an event called "The Carnival Moment" occurs, where tales from other dimensions and worlds cross paths, allowing characters from various tales to encounter each other. During this particular Carnival Moment, a multitude of characters from Type-Moon works meet, mainly from Fate/stay night and Tsukihime. These characters are then subjected to a series of situations and parody not seen in their respective works they come from.




The anime is produced by Lerche studio and directed by Seiji Kishi, produced by Yūji Higa, written by Makoto Uezu and music by Yasuharu Takanashi. The anime was released in seasons which each season contain 4 episodes. The first season was released on August 12, 2011, the second season on October 28, 2011, and the third season on December 31, 2011. An extra episode titled "Carnival Phantasm EX Season" was released together with the omnibus version of the Take-Moon manga on November 26, 2011.

The anime's opening theme song is "Super Affection" (すーぱー☆あふぇくしょん) by Minami Kuribayashi, Miyuki Hashimoto, Faylan, Aki Misato, Yozuca* and Rino and the ending theme song is "Fellows" by Masaaki Endoh.

List of episodes[edit]

No. Title Original Release date
01"The 5th Great Clash of the Magicians: The Holy Grail War"
Transcription: "Dai-go-ji Majutsushi Dai-gekitosu Chikichiki Seihai Sensō" (Japanese: 第5次魔術師大激突チキチキ聖杯戦争)
August 12, 2011 (2011-08-12)
The Holy Grail War gets reduced to a wacky game show.
02"Badump! Melty Blood"
Transcription: "Doki Meruti Buraddo" (Japanese: ドキッ☆メルティブラッド)
August 12, 2011 (2011-08-12)
The female cast of Tsukihime get involved in a game of beach volleyball that turns violent.
03"It's a Daydream Everywhere"
Transcription: "Dokodemo Hinata no Yume" (Japanese: どこでもヒナタノユメ)
August 12, 2011 (2011-08-12)
Arcueid decides to enroll in school in order to be closer to Shiki. Also Ilya creates mischief using her magic.
04"Badump! Date Super Plan"
Transcription: "Dokidoki Dēto Dai-sakusen" (Japanese: ドキドキデート大作戦)
August 12, 2011 (2011-08-12)
Shirou asks Rin to record a T.V. show for him, but it turns out to be too much for her. Then, the main protagonists of Fate/Stay Night and Tsukihime meet and discuss their problems namely how they can accomplish dating all the heroines of their respective games on the same day.
05"Berserker's First Errand"
Transcription: "Bāsākā Hajimete no Otsukai" (Japanese: バーサーカー はじめてのおつかい)
October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
While sent on an errand for his master Berserker unknowingly finishes the Holy Grail War.
06"Type-Moon Serial TV Novel Sakura"
Transcription: "Katasuki Renzoku Terebi Shōsetsu Sakura" (Japanese: 型月連続テレビ小説 さくら)
October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
A T.V. soap style episode that stars Rider in her attempts to protect Sakura from her malicious brother.
07"An Expert Gift"
Transcription: "Tsū na Okurimono" (Japanese: 通な贈り物)
October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
Arcueid decides to cook okonomiyaki for Shiki. Also, starring Caster of Fate/Stay Night, it focuses on the inner workings of a woman who happens to be a hidden Otaku.
08"Saber at work"
Transcription: "Hataraku Seibā" (Japanese: はたらくセイバー)
October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
Saber gets a job working for Ahnenerbe, however on her first day the situation almost immediately becomes chaotic.
Special"Ilya's Castle"
Transcription: "Iriya Jō" (Japanese: イリヤ城)
October 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
A playthrough of the Fate/hollow ataraxia mini game, Ilya's Castle, the voice actors of Fate/stay night provide a hilarious live commentary in-character.
EX–seasonTBANovember 26, 2011 (2011-11-26)
Caren Ortensia attempts to control the world using money with varying degrees of success, Phantas-Moon receives a movie adaption of her T.V. show, and Shiki is involved in a love plot that spans years.
09"Holy Grail Grand Prix"
Transcription: "Seihai Granprix"
December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31)
The Masters and Servants enter a road race to win the holy grail. Grail-kun appears to offer Shinji questionable advice.
10"Loli Reversion"
Transcription: "Sennō Tantei Rori Gaeri" (Japanese: 洗脳探偵ロリ返り)
December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31)
Shiki is forced to take care of his sister after her personality reverts to that of a 4-year old. Kohaku creates stories based on Hisui's detective persona with comical results.
11"Final Dead Lancer"December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31)
Lancer is approached by Grail-kun who warns him of his impending demise within the story of Carnival Phantasm.
12"Badump! Date Super Plan - Answer"
Transcription: "Dokidoki Dēto Dai-sakusen - Kaitō-hen" (Japanese: ドキドキデート大作戦 解答編)
December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31)
A continuation of Episode 4 "Badump! Date Super Plan". Shiki and Shirou attempt to simultaneously date all of their heroines at once in a single day with disastrous results. The Ahnenerbe holds a party to celebrate the end of the series, and it includes various characters that haven't appeared in the series from Fate/Zero, Fate/hollow ataraxia, Kara no Kyōkai, and Notes. The final segment features Ayaka Sajou calling Ahnenerbe as a lead in to Fate/Prototype.
-"Fate/Prototype"December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31)
Fate/Prototype is a digest version of the original novel concept of Fate/stay night that follows the heroine Ayaka Sajō and a male version of Saber as well as a prototype Lancer.
Special"HibiChika Special"
Transcription: "HibiChika Supesharu" (ひびちかスペシャル)
July 7, 2012 (2012-07-07)
A new episode of Carnival Phantasm released on the Type-Moon Fes - 10th Anniversary Event - Blu-ray.


Otaku nuts give the anime series a 7,5 out of 10 saying that show is completely insane, random and that seeing serious characters of a gritty show in this scenario it really works but criticizing the lack of character's from fate/zero like Emiya Kiritsugu


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