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Synonyms: Crow, Raven, Karas: The Prophecy, Karas: The Revelation
Japanese: 鴉 -KARAS-
English: Karas
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2005 to Oct 26, 2007
Producers: Showgate
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 2728727,287 users)
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Ranked: #20682
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Popularity: #2368
Members: 61,103
Favorites: 302

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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

Hoshunin, Eko

Sakurai, Takahiro


Ookawa, Tooru



Kure, Narumi

Torihata, Hiroto


Shibuya, Asuka


Satou, Keiichi
Director, Original Creator
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nakamura, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"REVELATION" by Yoshihiro Ike (eps 2-6)

Ending Theme

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

Feb 3, 2008
NeonToppaTotoro (All reviews)
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
Dec 29, 2007
anime_junkie (All reviews)
Great anime!! Its got everything an anime should have. Great story that you can reflect on with "what ifs?"; delivered in a partially non-linear form, superb animation, you have to see to believe it, great sound with a fitting score, characters that grow even in just 6 eps. Its starts of with a bang and ends in a satisfying yet quiet way. The story may be confusing in the beginning but everything slowly irons out and its all completed at the end. I personally like the references to japanese folklore, it made it modern with an traditional twist.
Jun 3, 2009
nolongerusingbye (All reviews)
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
Mar 25, 2008
Ayria (All reviews)
Story: I guess it's better to say there was no real story. I was completely confused throughout the first half, we were plunged into the middle of the story with no explanation and no idea what was going on. The second half was filled with predictable cliches and I found it was more stimulating to have no idea what was going on as it drove me to continue to watch in order to figure out what was happening. Overall, the plot was boring and something we have seen a thousand times before, only a lot more vague.

Art: The series is undeniably beautiful, the animation read more

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