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Karas: The Prophecy -- In PROPHECY, Pastor Chris delves into the power of this God-given ability to determine your future and change situations by speaking forth that inspired word, and to have what you say come to pass. What an ability!

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Release Date:
25 April 2006 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Like Batman Begins, with a Samurai Sword. See more »
Plot:
In a Japanese city haunted by nature spirits and demons, a secret war is raging between the renegade... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ready for Piper Perabo and Covert Affairs Season 2?
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kasumi Suzuki ... Yurine (voice: Japanese version)
Sôkô Wada ... Otoha (voice) (as Toshihiro Wada)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Hoshunin Eko (voice: Japanese version)
Hitomi Nabatame ... Homura (voice: Japanese version)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Nue (voice: Japanese version)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Suiko (voice: Japanese version)
Asuka Shibuya ... Hinaru (voice: Japanese version)
Hiroto Torihata ... Kure Narumi (voice: Japanese version)
Tetsuo Gotô ... Minoru Sagisaka (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Burgess ... Suiko (voice: English version)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Yoshiko Sagisaka (voice: English version)
Doug Erholtz ... Ikeda (voice: English version)
Melissa Fahn ... Chizuru (voice: English version)

Sandy Fox ... Amefuriko (voice: English version)

Barbara Goodson ... Tsuruta (voice: English version)

Jay Hernandez ... Nue (voice: English version)
Kate Higgins ... Homura (voice: English version)

Lex Lang ... Monster (voice: English version)

Matthew Lillard ... Eko (voice: English version)
Dave Mallow ... Kamaitaichi (voice: English version)

Michael McConnohie ... Chief of Police (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Tsuchigumo (voice: English version)
Tony Oliver ... Detective Sawada (voice: English version)
Bob Papenbrook ... Governor of Tokyo (voice: English version)

Piper Perabo ... Yurine (voice: English version)
Paul St. Peter ... Wanyudo (voice: English version)
Steve Staley ... Karas / Otoha (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Detective Minoru Sagisaka (voice: English version)

Kim Strauss ... Nurse (voice: English version)
Julie Ann Taylor ... Hinaru (voice: English version)

Hynden Walch ... Little Girl (voice: English version)
Dave Wittenberg ... Detective Narumi Kure (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Kenny (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kei'ichi Sato 
Hiroshi Yamazaki 
Akira Takada (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masaya Honda 
Shin Yoshida 

Produced by
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... producer
Takaya Ibira .... producer
Shoichi Yoshida .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yoshihiro Ike 
 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Okuda 
 
Sound Department
Sean Foye .... dialogue editor
Kevin Patzelt .... dialogue editor
Kevin Patzelt .... sound editor
Pat Rodman .... adr engineer
Pat Rodman .... supervising sound editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Casting Department
Marc Frankowski .... casting supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"The Prophecy" - International (English title) (subtitle)
"The Revelation" - International (English title) (subtitle)
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Runtime:
90 min | USA:80 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Quotes:
Yurine:1... 2... 3... 4... 5... 6... 7... 8... 9... it is 10. Sway to and fro, sway. RELEASE!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Adventures in Voice Acting (2008) (V)See more »

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First half of a rather good movie, 31 July 2010
Author: siderite from Romania

First of all, do not watch the movie without having Karas: The Revelation, too. It basically ends abruptly and Revelation starts abruptly at the same point in the story.

The film is a Japanese anime, but in a style that is not often met. The characters are designed in an original way and the usual great Japanese animation is complimented with 3D-like, very fast, action sequences. And, before you say it out loud, it looks good, not like the usual 3D crap, and it blends very well, without that feeling of changing art style.

The plot is a bit weird and not easily grasped and felt, however once you get it, it's OK. Every city is alive and it creates a creature that looks like a punkish little girl to blend with a human soul and create a Karas, which is raven in Japanese, not a golden fish. The Karas is the city protector, both in physical and spiritual senses. Also, the city is full of demons that normal people cannot see, but that are essential to the functioning of the city. The demons do feed off human blood, but usually in a non violent way, and they gain strength from the human belief in them.

Now, the bad guy comes, a disgruntled former Karas, bent on destroying all humans, which he sees as spoilers of the city. The demons can't do much about it, since people have stopped believing in them and so are weak to the point of dissolution. The bad Karas is merging demons with machines to create monsters that eat humans and obey his commands.

The premise is pretty fun, the characters are also interesting, and the conflicts, while being pretty obvious and a bit childish, are also with enough complexity to add to the film. Where Karas chines is the action sequences, which are great in term of design and scale and animation. You often get these slow motion scenes where humans just seem to freeze in time, while supernatural creatures take long conversations and battle at ridiculous speeds and power levels.

Bottom line: not as complex as many anime that I've seen, but with great animation. It's like a Japanese blockbuster anime movie: simple plot, great special effects.

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