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Karas: The Prophecy (2005)

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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Wow!
18 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is sick. The animation is some of the best I've seen. That being said the first time through I missed a lot of the story so it didn't make much sense. Watch it again! The story is really good once you can see past the amazing visuals, the colors and different approach to storytelling is so good I can't speak enough about this DVD. One of the few DVD's I can watch multiple times with out ever getting bored, it's like watching art in motion, you don't have to understand it to appreciate it.

The better the system you run Karas on the more you will enjoy it. This was made to push the limits of your audio and video equipment get ready to be blown away.


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