The Curtain Rises (開幕ベル, Kaimaku beru) is the 1st episode in the Karakuri Circus anime TV series.
- Masaru Saiga
- Narumi Kato
- Shoji Saiga
- Eiryo Ashihana
Eleven-year-old Masaru Saiga inherited a vast fortune after his father died in an accident. These riches make Masaru a target for kidnappers, who send fearsome puppets to abduct him. Masaru escapes with the help of circus employee Narumi Kato, but the kidnappers soon catch up with them. All seems lost until a mysterious woman named Shirogane appears.