Narumi Kato[1] is a young man who learned Kung-Fu from his master Liang Jian-Feng at China. He suffers from Zonapha Syndrome, and must make people laugh to continue living.He is also the reincarnation of Bai Yin.


Narumi is a large muscular man, with shoulder length black hair. He has a pointy nose and sharp eyes. After being caught up in an explosion he loses his left arm, but it is replaced with a bionic puppet arm.


Although he is said to be a selfish individual, as he does things for his own good, but he is actually quite a kind man. He is always ready to help someone in need or see injustice. Due to his disease he tries to be funny at times, but ends up being scary instead. He is easily angered, especially when he is choking and needs to make someone laugh.

Abilities and PowersEdit


Chi-Kong Techniques: [1]

Hard Chi-Kong: By focusing the vital energy in a special point of the body, one can gather an incredible amount of energy to resist the most powerful attacks.[2]


Accelerated Healing: After being treated with Aqua Vitae he gains the power to quickly heal his own wounds.


Narumi is first seen in a bear costume, giving leaflets for a circus and wondering what someone will do if is asked by a boy with a big suitcase to be led to a circus. He decides to ignore him. He then narrated his past in China and how he got sick with a rare disease and now must make people laugh in order to live. But since no one was laughing he started to choke, until the same boy laughed and saved him. He then saw the same boy was being kidnapped and rushed to save him by attacking the abductors. Even though Narumi supposedly broke some of their bones, they continued to move and he decides to run with the boy.[1]

After they escaped in a train, he started to question the boy, who got sad and he forced him to laugh in order to not choke to death. The boy, named Masaru Saiga, told him his story and soon after that, one of the men who tried to kidnap him showed up on the train. He started to fight that man, but his strength was overwhelming. He then saw another man, staying in the way of the train and after it was hit by it, he saw him turning to pieces and realized they were puppets, but also the train got out of the tracks from the hit. He gave the boy a lecture of not giving up on his life and grabbed the man-puppet and jumped out of the window with him.[1]

Surviving the jump, he saw how Shirogane, a female acrobat and bodyguard who Masaru mentioned, used a puppet from Masaru's suitcase and defeated the man-puppet. When Shirogane saw him, she though he may be an enemy, which annoyed Narumi. As they started to argue, they eventually started to fight too and Masaru tried to stop them, but got accidentally hit by the puppet Shirogane was controlling, Harlequin. She took Masaru and left Narumi alone, who went to help the injured from the train crash.[3]

He later went looking for Shirogane and Masaru, knowing it's Sunday and they won't be able to find a hospital, so he was able to convince her to bring him to a doctor he knows. At the doctors house, after he treated Masaru, he had another argument with Shirogane until they saw a large puppet outside and prepared to fight it.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Karakuri Circus manga; Chapter 1
  2. Karakuri Circus manga; Chapter 22
  3. 3.0 3.1 Karakuri Circus manga; Chapter 2