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Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)

Eko eko azaraku (original title)
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Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa... See full summary »

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Kimika Yoshino ...
Miho Kanno ...
Mizuki Kurahashi
Shu-Ma ...
Kenichi Shindou
Naozumi Takahashi ...
Takayuki Mizuno
Ryôka Yuzuki ...
Kazumi Tanaka (as Kanori Kadomatsu)
Mio Takaki ...
Kyoko Shirai
Miki Shibata ...
Chie Watanabe
Juri Maezono ...
Yuka Ozawa
Tatsuki Hirabayashi ...
Yuta Ikeno
Yûta Okusawa ...
Nobuhiro Abe
Kaori Orihara ...
Reiko Matsumoto
Shuhei Minami ...
Kei Takada
Miho Tamura ...
Maki Yoshida
Takeshi Sudô ...
Kengo Kimura
Mika Hirayama ...
Kana Nakamura
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Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa also has to deal with assumptions by her fellow classmates that believe she is the one behind it all. Misa and twelve other students are kept late after school hours one day to retake an exam. Then, after sunset, the entire school is deserted, and the students find themselves trapped inside and their teacher no where to be found. One by one, the thirteen students are picked up and disposed of in horrific and graphic fashion. It is up to Misa to try and gain the trust of her fellow students so that she can protect them and stop the evil before it's too late. Written by Artemis-9 (edited by Anthony C)

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Come, darkness and vicious spirits. Lucifer, let this cute girl be the empress of the universe...

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The chant "Eko Eko Azarak/Eko Eko Zamilak/etc." is an actual chant used at Wiccan rituals. It is often called "The Witch's Rune". See more »

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Followed by Eko Eko Azarak: The Series (1997) See more »

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Reason I started learning Japanese!
23 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on SBS (Australia) two years ago and have scanned the TV guide for it to come on again every week since! I loved it! This movie is the reason that I first became interested in learning Japanese language and about the culture (and I'm still doing it with the intention of becoming a teacher in Japan).

I found the end to be, like a lot of movies that build you up, quite disappointing, but the attractiveness of the actors and the relative originality of the plot more than made up for it. Yoshino Kimika's character Misa is captivating - you can *see* she's no normal Japanese high school girl. Yoshino's doubtful earlier movie career must have brightened considerably on the release of this movie.

However, Yoshino is not the only star in this production. Miho Kanno plays the submissive sacrificial lamb of the school, and with her plaintive face and doe eyes, you just can't help but go 'Awww' whenever she appears on the screen. The others, and unfortunately I can't remember all of their name, are equally as satisfying.

For those of you who can't or won't understand Japanese culture, this movie may confuse you and frustrate you. However, those more open-minded of you who are willing to look past the cover, please see this movie!! I can't guarantee you won't be disappointed, but after all, beauty is in the eye of the movie critic.

10 out of 10 for some great work by all involved.


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