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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Kasumi Suzuki Kasumi Suzuki ... Yurine (voice)
Sôkô Wada ... Otoha (voice) (as Toshihiro Wada)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Hoshunin Eko (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame Hitomi Nabatame ... Homura (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara Keiji Fujiwara ... Nue (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Suiko (voice)
Asuka Shibuya Asuka Shibuya ... Hinaru (voice)
Hiroto Torihata Hiroto Torihata ... Kure Narumi (voice)
Tetsuo Gotô 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)
Sandy Fox ... Amefuriko (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... 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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The old laws have a new hero. See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Tatsunoko Production See more »
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1.78 : 1
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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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A New Hero is Born
29 November 2006 | by submitorSee all my reviews

Pros: This movie will blow your socks off in terms of visuals. Karas: The Prophecy is very fast paced and the character designs are very unique and nothing like anything you've seen stateside. The story is coherent enough for the viewer to understand and the dubbing is far better than expected. The music and sound effects are spectacular and coupled with the great visuals, it is a feast for the eyes and ears.

Cons: Unfortunately, this animated feature flows more like a TV show than a movie and the pace of this feature can get a little broken at times. Secondly, my 2nd gripe about Karas is that the visuals are so mind-blowing and fast, it's sometimes hard to follow the animation. You almost have to watch some of the fights in slow-mo to see exactly how the fight progresses.

This is a great movie to rent or to buy for anime lovers, and as a comic fan, this movie feels like it jumped out of a graphic novel. A new Hero is born!


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