Young Gun Carnaval (ヤングガン・カルナバル Yanggugan Karunabaru?) is a Japanese light novel series written by Makoto Fukami and illustrated by Tow Fukino. The first novel was released on June 2005, and As of June 10, 2009[update], eleven volumes have been published by Tokuma under their Tokuma Novels EDGE imprint. In 2007, Drama CD series started, tough its over in CD 4, since the author become too busy for make the script. A manga adaptation by Yuko Satō started serialization in webcomic FlexComic Next on June 2008.
Kogura Jinpachi, a manga research club member in Kouenzi High School, whose parents were killed by a plot of some organization. Then there's Tetsuyoshi Yumika, who was brought up by her mother, an expert mercenary. These two live as the usual high schoolers, though the truth is, they are members of Hybrid, an organization whose duty is to hunt and punish the villains and criminal organizations who cant be judge by the usual law. The two fight with other Hybrid members and assassins, while trying to confront the plot of a criminal organization that endanger the lives of Japanese citizens. As the story reveals itself, the two are also have to face their dark pasts...
- Jinpachi Kogure (木暮塵八 Kogure Jinpachi?)
- Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi
- The lead male character. Lost his parents when he was young, and seeking for revenge. Hybrid' young assassin, also known as the "Young Gun". A skilled assassin, but when it comes to school life, he's become dork and awkward. A member of manga research club in his school. Mostly use SOPMOD-M14 or SW191.
- Yumika Tetsuyoshi (鉄美弓華 Tetsuyoshi Yumika?)
- Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki
- The lead female character. Lesbian. Always failed in her romance life. Daughter of the Legendary mercenary, Seika Tetsuyoshi (鉄美聖火?). Born and rised in battlefield. Mostly use FN Five-seveN or AN-94.
- Shironeko (白猫 Shironeko?)
- Voiced by: Shizuka Itō
- Boss of Hybrid. A mysterious woman who wants to make a revolution in criminal organization world. A lesbian too, just like Yumika. She got respect from her all subordinates.
- Utsuro Tsubaki (椿虚 Tsubaki Utsuro?)
- Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama
- One of Hybrid's executive staff. When he was young, he's also a Young Gun. A silent and expressionless guy. Jinpachi's assassination skill teacher. A gun-maniac. Use Colt Government mostly.