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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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Masaya Honda, Wendee Lee (adr script) | 2 more credits »
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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 ... 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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Quotes

Yurine: 1... 2... 3... 4... 5... 6... 7... 8... 9... it is 10. Sway to and fro, sway. RELEASE!
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Followed by Karas: The Revelation (2007) See more »

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24 June 2006 | by saiharrisSee all my reviews

Lovely looking Animation. Similar in style to that of either Blood or Ergo Proxy. Storyline represents that of more classic Ainme demons against each other. Soundtrack is quite good, very "Computer game" feel to it. The fight scenes are all very flash and high in 3D quality. The reason I didn't rate it a 10 would mainly be due to it having slow parts that seem overly slow and sometimes, although the fight scenes are real nice, do get a bit mish mash and lose you on what is actually happening. nice addition to any collection of ainme films. Possibly one of the best demon related Ainme's out there. The dubbing is done extremely well and not too Anericanised either


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Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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