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Eko Eko Azarak II: Birth of the Wizard (1996)

Eko eko azaraku II (original title)
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Kimika Yoshino returns in this prequel to 'Wizard of Darkness' to play Misa Kuroi before she was famous, or at least before she realized she was a witch. 'Birth of the Wizard' begins in ... See full summary »

Director:

Shimako Sato

Writers:

Shinichi Koga (story), Shimako Sato
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimika Yoshino Kimika Yoshino ... Misa Kuroi
Wataru Shihôdô Wataru Shihôdô ... Saiga
Chieko Shiratori Chieko Shiratori ... Shoko Takanashi
Akira Otani Akira Otani ... Takanashi
Hideyo Amamoto ... Master of Saiga
Akira Saito Akira Saito ... Dr. Okawa
Takashi Mihashi Takashi Mihashi ... Katsuya Terada
Makoto Fujieda Makoto Fujieda ... Chiharu Kimura
Tamio Ishikura Tamio Ishikura ... Professor Kaji
Miho Fukuya Miho Fukuya ... Kyoko Nanatsuki
Yasushi Higuchi Yasushi Higuchi ... Policeman #1
Takumi Yuda Takumi Yuda ... Policeman #2
Kôichi Chiba Kôichi Chiba ... Young Man with Bicycle
Tomoshi Nakagawa Tomoshi Nakagawa ... Man in the Park
Erika Suzuki Erika Suzuki ... Young Misa
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Storyline

Kimika Yoshino returns in this prequel to 'Wizard of Darkness' to play Misa Kuroi before she was famous, or at least before she realized she was a witch. 'Birth of the Wizard' begins in Meiji-era Japan, in a village of former witches and wizards. I say former, because someone seems to have slaughtered them. Skip to the present day, and an archaeologist discovers a mummy from the village. Blissfully unaware that the mummy is, in fact, possessed by an evil spirit (naturally), he runs off, leaving his assistant alone. The mummy comes to life, kills her, and the evil spirit takes over her body. This evil spirit is now searching for Misa, who is protected by a survivor from the original massacre, known only as Saiga It is Misa's destiny to defeat this evil spirit, but she needs Saiga's help to do it. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 April 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Wizard of Darkness II See more »

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Production Co:

GAGA, Tsuburaya Eizo See more »
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Color
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nearly as good as the first
20 May 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

In this prequel to to the very enjoyable first film "Wizard of Darkness", Misa (again played by Kimika Yoshino) not knowing that she;s a witch yet is pursued by a body-hopping evil spirit. After coming back from a convenience store to find all her friends dead and the body-hopper has her within it's grasp, she's saved by a mysterious stranger who has to earn her trust. Very reminiscent of "Terminator" as well as "the Hidden", this movie is enjoyable none the less. And it's a rare instance of the second film in a series being even nearly as good as the first.

My Grade: B-

DVD Extras: 17 minute Making of; Interviews with Shimako Sato and Kimika Yoshino; Film Premiere footage; Theatrical Trailer; and Trailers for "Eko Eko Azarak 1", "Ichi the Killer", "Pyrokinesis", and "Versus"


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