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Karas

Karas

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.631 (scored by 17856 users)
Ranked: #11092
Popularity: #814
Members: 33,857
Favorites: 274
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2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action fantasy sci-fi

Synopsis

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Yurine
Yurine
Main
Suzuki, Kasumi
Japanese
Suzuki, Kasumi
Wienand, Gabi
German
Wienand, Gabi
...
Nue
Nue
Main
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Magne, Bruno
French
Magne, Bruno
...
Otoha, Yousuke
Otoha, Yousuke
Main
Staley, Steve
English
Staley, Steve
Wada, Toshihiro
Japanese
Wada, Toshihiro
...
Hinaru
Hinaru
Supporting
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
Shibuya, Asuka
Japanese
Shibuya, Asuka
...

Staff

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



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Feb 3, 2008
NeonToppaTotoro
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
Notturnos
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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Recommendations

Both animes are very similar to each other. has action bloody and the fight scenes are very similar. Also like Karas, they put there suits on instantly and start fighting other demons...
Both of these Anime have similar styles, they are both sci-fi and both have quite a bit of blood and gore in them. Not to mention they're very dark series.

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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Poll: Karas Episode 4 Discussion
aero
7 replies by Lyrisia »»
07-05-14, 1:51 PM
Nue's brother's name
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10-16-13, 7:09 PM

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