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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: 7.371 (scored by 2813628,136 users)
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Ranked: #24022
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Popularity: #2714
Members: 64,208
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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, Storyboard, Original Creator, Planning
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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


Feb 3, 2008
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 ...
Mar 25, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 23, 2016
Preliminary (2/6 eps)
I had really high hopes for this show as it seemed very similar to Garo, but I just couldn't get into it. The story seems to pick up in the middle of nowhere, I got what the idea was, but it just felt like I was watching an anime that was half ways through. The fights felt lackluster and overall the show just felt boring. The moment I finally said "yeah I'm done" was when Karas turned into a friggin car and started shooting rockets....your armor...also turns into a car that shoots rockets? Ooookay then. Went from modern style medieval fantasy to scifi medieval fantasy.

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