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Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness (1995)

Eko eko azaraku (original title)
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Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa... See full summary »

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Shimako Sato

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Shinichi Koga (story), Junki Takegami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimika Yoshino Kimika Yoshino ... Misa Kuroi
Miho Kanno Miho Kanno ... Mizuki Kurahashi
Shu-Ma Shu-Ma ... Kenichi Shindou
Naozumi Takahashi Naozumi Takahashi ... Takayuki Mizuno
Ryôka Yuzuki Ryôka Yuzuki ... Kazumi Tanaka (as Kanori Kadomatsu)
Mio Takaki ... Kyoko Shirai
Miki Shibata Miki Shibata ... Chie Watanabe
Juri Maezono Juri Maezono ... Yuka Ozawa
Tatsuki Hirabayashi Tatsuki Hirabayashi ... Yuta Ikeno
Yûta Okusawa Yûta Okusawa ... Nobuhiro Abe
Kaori Orihara Kaori Orihara ... Reiko Matsumoto
Shuhei Minami Shuhei Minami ... Kei Takada
Miho Tamura Miho Tamura ... Maki Yoshida
Takeshi Sudô Takeshi Sudô ... Kengo Kimura
Mika Hirayama Mika Hirayama ... Kana Nakamura
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Misa Kuroi is an adorable high-school girl who arrives at her new school when it is falling under an evil supernatural force. Trying to figure out who's behind the supernatural attack, Misa also has to deal with assumptions by her fellow classmates that believe she is the one behind it all. Misa and twelve other students are kept late after school hours one day to retake an exam. Then, after sunset, the entire school is deserted, and the students find themselves trapped inside and their teacher no where to be found. One by one, the thirteen students are picked up and disposed of in horrific and graphic fashion. It is up to Misa to try and gain the trust of her fellow students so that she can protect them and stop the evil before it's too late. Written by Artemis-9 (edited by Anthony C)

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Come, darkness and vicious spirits. Lucifer, let this cute girl be the empress of the universe...

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Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness See more »

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GAGA, Tsuburaya Eizo See more »
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Trivia

The chant, "Eko Eko Azarak, Eko Eko Zamilak, Eko Eko Cernunnos, Eko Eko Aradia," translates as "Hail, hail force of fire; Hail, hail to the glory; Hail, hail Cernunnos; Hail, hail Aradia." See more »

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Better than Ringu.
14 July 2004 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Of the only two Japanese horror films I've seen, Eko Eko Azaraku (Wizard of Darkness) and Ringu, I enjoyed Wizard of Darkness far more. I didn't find myself watching the clock as I did with Ringu and it seemed to be just the right length for this type of movie.

Kimika Yoshino did a fine job in the leading role and is a fine actress. She grew on me more as I got further into the movie. Ryôka Yuzuki was another actress I enjoyed watching, as she was probably the best looking female in the movie. She didn't have a very big part but the part she had was fine with me.

Overall, no one stood out as a bad actor or actress, which is rare, but it was in Japanese so what do I know? I looked all right from my perspective.

And finally, the plot wasn't too terribly original, but the movie did have it's own unique feel to it. I really couldn't find much wrong with the movie as a whole. I gave it an 8 of 10.


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