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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)
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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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Additional Details

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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
In short...explosive, 22 March 2008
Author: dexterneptune from United States

This comment will probably sound vague, as words can simply not describe this movie. Akira, Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away - all classics in their own right. And now, I have no reservations whatsoever about adding "Karas: The Prophecy." This movie is, without qualification, the most amazing piece of animation I have seen in probably a decade. It is utterly unbelievable.

From the very beginning, the senses are assailed with mind-blowing action sequences and a soundtrack that grabs you and won't let go. I realize that this may sound like some lame synopsis on the back of the movie case, but I can think of no other way to describe it. I've had the movie for probably 6 hours now, and I've watched just the opening sequence probably 8 times or so. It's that good. Some critic praised this movie, saying, "It's like Batman Begins." I say this: Batman Begins wishes it had half the energy of this movie, and "Batman Begins" was awesome.

The animation is nothing less than absolutely flawless - easily on par with, or better than, any of the masterpieces previously mentioned. The soundtrack is superb. The storyline could have been completely missing from this movie and I still would have given it no less than a 7 rating - but I'm pleased to say that the story is strong and vibrant. Voice acting is masterful - for once the English dub sounds every bit as good as the Japanese. The direction of the film is stellar on every level, as well.

If you are a fan of good action movies (not just anime), you have to see this movie. You will not regret it - I promise you. Those with decent-sounding home theater systems, you're in for an extra treat - you'll understand when you start watching Karas. But, everybody - do yourself a favor and go get this movie now. Then, turn the volume up, press play, and prepare to have your ass blown away.

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