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Karas: The Prophecy (2005)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  25 April 2006 (USA)
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In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kasumi Suzuki ...
Yurine (voice)
Sôkô Wada ...
Otoha (voice) (as Toshihiro Wada)
Takahiro Sakurai ...
Hoshunin Eko (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame ...
Homura (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
Nue (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ...
Suiko (voice)
Asuka Shibuya ...
Hinaru (voice)
Hiroto Torihata ...
Kure Narumi (voice)
Tetsuo Gotô ...
Minoru Sagisaka (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Burgess ...
Suiko (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Yoshiko Sagisaka (voice)
Doug Erholtz ...
Ikeda (voice)
Melissa Fahn ...
Chizuru (voice)
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Amefuriko (voice)
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Tsuruta (voice)
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In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade demon Eko and a spectral warrior known as the Karas. Eko has mechanized himself and his followers to defend against the unearthly fury of the Karas; in addition to an armored humanoid form, the Karas can transform into any of various heavily armed and armored vehicles. Eko and his followers prefer to live in the material realm in human form, but to continue doing so they must feed on the fluids of human bodies. Their periodic feasts result in massacres that leave only a single traumatized survivor; these "inexplicable" tragedies are the obsession of a marginalized police inspector whose daughter was the survivor of one such massacre. Opposing Eko are the renegade demon Nue, who also lives in the material world in human form but refuses to drink blood or take a mechanized form, and Otoha, a former human who is summoned by the mysterious Yurine to become the new Karas. Written by balkaster

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Yurine: 1... 2... 3... 4... 5... 6... 7... 8... 9... it is 10. Sway to and fro, sway. RELEASE!
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Amazing movie that will leave you breathless and wanting more
27 August 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I chanced upon this anime when aimlessly browsing through the internet and it has totally changed how I look at animes. So far, no anime has ever managed to surpass Karas in terms of visuals, action or storyline. The storyline unfolds as you watch the movie. Nothing is explained to you beforehand. You are brought straight into the midst of action. The visuals are simply astounding. Never have I seen an anime which places so much emphasis on detail. The visuals are even artistic and abstract to a certain extent. Truly a work of art. The action is truly breathtaking. Watch this anime and immediately every other anime you've watched will pale in comparison. This is like The Matrix of animes. A definite must-watch. The cool factor alone will keep you watching this over and over. I've watched this over ten times.


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