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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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Credited cast:
Kasumi Suzuki ... Yurine (voice)
... Otoha (voice) (as Toshihiro Wada)
... Hoshunin Eko (voice)
Hitomi Nabatame ... Homura (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ... Nue (voice)
Kiyoyuki Yanada ... Suiko (voice)
Asuka Shibuya ... Hinaru (voice)
Hiroto Torihata ... Kure Narumi (voice)
Tetsuo Gotô ... Minoru Sagisaka (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Suiko (voice)
... Yoshiko Sagisaka (voice)
... Ikeda (voice)
... Chizuru (voice)
... Amefuriko (voice)
... 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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Yurine: 1... 2... 3... 4... 5... 6... 7... 8... 9... it is 10. Sway to and fro, sway. RELEASE!
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This is just the beginning...
19 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

After being rushed to an emergency ward in a hospital, a man is called to protect the spirit world by becoming both a doctor and a guardian. By battling a man who once had his job in the past and the spirits whom he took under his wing and turned them into machines that feed on human blood, Otoha has to preserve the balance of the human world and the nether world by using his power as a Karas.

Guaranteed that if you love action, you will be drawn into the movie by the first 10 minutes of this film. The story strikes as odd but the action completely makes up for it, for every minute of boring talk and calm scene, there is an equal minute of hardcore fighting. Combining both CG and Japanese animation, this is truly a masterpiece of anime. If you're a first timer, I would highly recommend this film.


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