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Karas: The Prophecy (2006)

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Gotham City has Batman and New York has Spiderman, but what dark hero protects the gritty, future Tokyo? The answer is the Karas, the main characters of this feature-film-length anime of the same name. Blending 2D cell-shaded animation and 3D computer graphics, Karas: The Prophecy finds the delicate balance between the humans of Tokyo and the ghostly beings that inhabit the city in a parallel universe suddenly disrupted. For thousands of years, the peace has been kept by noble beings called the Karas, who strive to make both the dark and light sides live in harmony. Power breeds corruption however, and now Eko - a former Karas who once swore to protect the city and maintain the balance there -- has since grown bitter and vengeful. He has granted some malicious poltergeists physical bodies so that he can personally rule the humanity he once served. The incarnate of the city, Yurine, must come to the people's aid and so she creates a new Karas to battle the old one. Two Karas have never existed in the same city before, and as a battle for the fate of humanity ensues, it is certain that only one will remain. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
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NR
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Action & Adventure , Animation , Anime & Manga , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Jay Hernandez
as Nue (US)
Matthew Lillard
as Eko (US)
Piper Perabo
as Yurine (US)
Dave Wittenberg
as Detective Narumi Kure (US)
Doug Stone
as Detective Minoru Sagisaka (US)
Michael McConnohie
as Chief of Police (US)
Melissa Fahn
as Chizuru (US)
Keith Burgess
as Suiko (US)
Kate Higgins
as Homura (US)
Steve Staley
as Karas/Otoha (US)
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Critic Reviews for Karas: The Prophecy

All Critics (1)

...it's hard to imagine even the most devoted anime fan finding anything here worth embracing.

Full Review… | July 11, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Karas: The Prophecy

deffinately one of the best animes made. the story is quick and not highly developed, but that leaves the viewer in the dark, which works for this story.

Josh Schabel
Josh Schabel

This film feels really incomplete, it just suddenly cuts and it doesn't have a proper ending I wanted to know what else happened. I could see how people would find this film confusing I wasn't confused I just had to try harder to keep up This film does a really cool thing where it just throws you into this world which I quite enjoyed the mystery of who these people were what "side" were they on. I watched it in subtitled, can't comment on the dub. I also didn't know that there was a sequel hopefully it answers the questions posed in this film.

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

Cool az.. Spirirual ninja stuff.. Excellent, there's a Part 2 .. check it out, sub heading:The Revelation ^_^

EightThirty .
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