Karas: The Prophecy

Karas: The Prophecy

Director: Mamoru Oshii, Keiichi Sato Cast: Jay Hernandez, Matthew Lillard
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Karas: The Prophecy

Gotham City has Batman and New York has Spiderman, but what dark hero protects the gritty, future Tokyo? The answer is the Karas, the main characters of this feature-film-length anime of the same name. Blending 2D cell-shaded animation and 3D computer graphics, Karas: The Prophecy finds the delicate balance between the humans of Tokyo and the ghostly beings that inhabit the city in a parallel universe suddenly disrupted. For thousands of years, the peace has been kept by noble beings called the Karas, who strive to make both the dark and light sides live in harmony. Power breeds corruption however, and now Eko - a former Karas who once swore to protect the city and maintain the balance there -- has since grown bitter and vengeful. He has granted some malicious poltergeists physical bodies so that he can personally rule the humanity he once served. The incarnate of the city, Yurine, must come to the people's aid and so she creates a new Karas to battle the old one. Two Karas have never existed in the same city before, and as a battle for the fate of humanity ensues, it is certain that only one will remain.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2007
UPC: 0013138502599
Original Release: 2005
Rating: NR
Source: Manga Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround EX]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

English and Japanese languages; Original Japanese feature with English subtitles; Behind the scenes; Original Japanese trailers and TV spots; Interviews

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jay Hernandez Nue (US)
Matthew Lillard Eko (US)
Piper Perabo Yurine (US)
Dave Wittenberg Detective Narumi Kure (US)
Doug Stone Detective Minoru Sagisaka (US)
Michael McConnohie Chief of Police (US)
Melissa Fahn Chizuru (US)
Keith Burgess Suiko (US)
Kate Higgins Homura (US)
Steve Staley Karas/Otoha (US)

Technical Credits
Mamoru Oshii Director
Keiichi Sato Director
Andy Frain Executive Producer
Kazunori Ito Screenwriter
Kenji Kawai Score Composer
Kodansha Producer
Ruth Lambert Casting
Kaoru Mfaume Executive Producer
Teruo Miyahara Executive Producer
Hiromasa Ogura Art Director
Mami Okada Associate Producer
Kaeko Sakamoto Casting
Shigeru Watanabe Executive Producer
Shin Yoshida Screenwriter
Margo Zimmerman Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Karas, Vol. 1: The Prophecy
1. Chapter 1 [8:05]
2. Chapter 2 [7:39]
3. Chapter 3 [11:56]
4. Chapter 4 [6:06]
5. Chapter 5 [17:05]
6. Chapter 6 [12:12]
7. Chapter 7 [12:24]
8. Chapter 8 [4:08]
9. Chapter 9 [:08]

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Karas: The Prophecy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Karas goes into the world of what if. It explores the Struggle of power within.I explors the world as we may see it and also the unseen world of demons and guardians alike. It is one of the greatest movies i have ever seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film has all the components of a great anima. If you’re into visually stimulating anima, I highly recommend this title. The storyline is a bit confusing and I have to admit I don’t understand the whole thing, but I didn’t feel that it detracts from the over all experience. Decide for yourself…