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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 2798927,989 users)
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Ranked: #22882
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Popularity: #2651
Members: 63,722
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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


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


May 23, 2016
When most recommend a grown-up Anime to someone, they typically go for something along the lines of "Death Note" or "FMA" or "Hellsing" to graduate from a "DBZ" or "Bleach" or something like that. When I recommend a grown-up Anime to someone, I recommend "Karas"

"Karas" combines a lot of popular aspects that people find appealing in adult oriented Anime. There's fighting and violence, interesting characters, some horror, some human drama, and a less than simple story. Add all of it up and you get a two-part series that has something for everyone. The fight scenes are the best thing about this series by a long ...
Sep 13, 2017
Mixed Feelings
When going into this series I really didn't know what to expect, it's only 6 episodes but it also took two years to make. When looking at the art for the series you can really see why it had taken them 2 years to finish this OVA. The art is beautiful and so is the music to each episode. I found the music to be quite the touch a scene needed to really impact the story. However that's where my compliments to this series end. At times the blend between 2D and 3D felt jarring and brought me out of the story(though this may be ...
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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