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Eko eko azaraku II (1996)

Kimika Yoshino returns in this prequel to 'Wizard of Darkness' to play Misa Kuroi before she was famous, or at least before she realized she was a witch. 'Birth of the Wizard' begins in ... See full summary »

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Kimika Yoshino ...
Wataru Shihôdô ...
Saiga
Chieko Shiratori ...
Shoko Takanashi
Akira Otani ...
Takanashi
Hideyo Amamoto ...
Master of Saiga
Akira Saito ...
Dr. Okawa
Takashi Mihashi ...
Katsuya Terada
Makoto Fujieda ...
Chiharu Kimura
Tamio Ishikura ...
Professor Kaji
Miho Fukuya ...
Kyoko Nanatsuki
Yasushi Higuchi ...
Policeman #1
Takumi Yuda ...
Policeman #2
Kôichi Chiba ...
Young Man with Bicycle
Tomoshi Nakagawa ...
Man in the Park
Erika Suzuki ...
Young Misa
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Kimika Yoshino returns in this prequel to 'Wizard of Darkness' to play Misa Kuroi before she was famous, or at least before she realized she was a witch. 'Birth of the Wizard' begins in Meiji-era Japan, in a village of former witches and wizards. I say former, because someone seems to have slaughtered them. Skip to the present day, and an archaeologist discovers a mummy from the village. Blissfully unaware that the mummy is, in fact, possessed by an evil spirit (naturally), he runs off, leaving his assistant alone. The mummy comes to life, kills her, and the evil spirit takes over her body. This evil spirit is now searching for Misa, who is protected by Kyle Reese, It is Misa's destiny to defeat this evil spirit, but she needs Saiga's help to do it. Written by Anonymous

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An equally amusing second outing in the series
20 January 2013 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

With 'Eko Eko Azarak II', we're offered a prequel this time, learning us (in a subplot) how Misa got acquainted with witchcraft and developed her powers. The rest of the plot is *very* much inspired by the first 'The Terminator' movie. Only replace Arnold Schwarzenegger by an ancient evil witch, jumping from body to body, constantly chasing the young Misa and her protector. The pace of events is higher this time than was the case with the first film. The occasional blood & splatter is still there. The story is interesting enough. And the effects are about as good as they could get for a 1996 modest-budget Japanese horror effort. It does slow down a bit too much just before the third act, but other than that, it's pretty much a fun ride with a great climax. Worth hunting down a copy of it.


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