Ranked #1248


Alternative Titles

English: Karas
Synonyms: Crow, Raven, Karas: The Prophecy, Karas: The Revelation
Japanese: 鴉 -KARAS-


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2005 to Oct 26, 2007
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.591 (scored by 19361 users)
Ranked: #12482
Popularity: #969
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The world of the humans and the world of the demons (youkai) have overlapped one another, leaving humans to walk the streets of life as they normally would, while demons walk, hidden from the naked eye, down the very same streets. A seemingly young woman named Yurine and her servant, the Karas (from the Japanese word for "Crow"), have long maintained order and balance between the overlapped worlds, ultimately keeping the demons from interrupting the lives of humans. However, humans have come to forget and jest at the existence of demons, and no longer understand the privilege it is to live without fear. Disgusted by this arrogance, an old Karas turns his back on the laws he had once upheld, and in his human form, named Eko, he creates an army of Mikura, or mechanized demons, to ready an attack on the human race.

A young man named Otoha inherits the powers of the Karas and takes his place at the side of Yurine, who claims that his soul called out for her while he lived the life of a human. They live in the world of the demons. It is now up to Otoha to prove himself as a Karas, and restore the balance that Eko threatens to upset.

Meanwhile, a superstitious police officer named Sagisaka and his rational new recruit, Kure, follow the trail of the murders dealt by Eko's Mikura, as well as the trail of a rogue Mikura named Nue. The prophecy unfolds from here into a grave revelation for all in the city.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Suzuki, Kasumi
Suzuki, Kasumi
Otoha, Yousuke
Otoha, Yousuke
Wada, Toshihiro
Wada, Toshihiro
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Kozakura, Etsuko
Kozakura, Etsuko


Satou, Keiichi
Satou, Keiichi
Director, Original Creator
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Yamazaki, Hiroshi
Yamazaki, Hiroshi
Episode Director

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Episodes  0 / 6
Aired  Mar 25, 2005 to Oct 26, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Feb 3, 2008 9:04 PM
STORY: The story or stories within Karas stem from several archetypal anime genres. We have a story of redemption, a story of discovering oneself, a story of the super-natural versus the corporeal, a story of good against evil and the blurry line between. In fact there is a ton of story in here that, with proper plot development, could easily fill an entire 25-27 episode season. And therein lies the problem of Karas's story. There are just too many many plot lines being developed in this movie. Also, the show paces itself slowly, telling the audience only the bare minimum of what needs to be read more
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Jun 3, 2009 9:23 PM
STORY: 7/10
In my opinion, I thought the story plot was the weakest part of Karas. It took me until two episodes or so to understand what even went on, although once you get the hang of the characters and such, the plot does come together. Perhaps one of the reasons why the plot is so difficult to understand is that the series has been condensed to a mere six episodes. If it were spread out like other anime (13 or 26 episodes), if anything, I think the plot would have been amazing. If you really do pull all the story lines that weaved Karas, they're read more
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Jul 29, 2009 1:50 PM
Story: The weakest part of the anime, There is just soo much going on, and so little information to explain anything. Because this series was condensed into such a short time frame, these ova just dont get to the full potential it might have had with a classic 26 ep series. Honestly i was just lost for the first few episodes until you finally get into the flow of the anime and just accept what is happening in each plot line try and piece everything together on your own. I would love to give a plot summary of this series but in all honesty read more
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Jan 11, 2009 7:45 AM

When I first started the anime, I didn't really get anything from it. I started to understand it from around episode 3. The real problem with the story is that we just get into the middle of it. When the plot started, I felt like I missed 2 or 3 eps before it. That's why I give a 6 for this.


I have to tell this first, this anime has very computerish graphic. But it's amazingly beautiful. I don't really like animes with very computerish graphic, but Karas has one of the greatest animation I've ever seen in anime. From this aspect, Karas gets 10+++ from read more
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Opening Theme

"REVELATION" by Yoshihiro Ike (eps 2-6)

Ending Theme

#1: "Selenite" by Rurutia
#2: "Under Fire" by Sasha Antonis

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