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Review: Karas The Prophecy


Karas is anime the way God intended: a heady mix of incomprehensible plotting and visual spectacle. Set in the modern day Shinjuku area of Tokyo, the story follows young, skeptical cop Kure Narumi as he joins the Observation Department set up to monitor multi-dimensional demon crime. You still following me?

A battle is taking place between Otoha—the good guy, who is a Karas, or guardian of the people of Tokyo who can take the form of a crow-like flying ninja—and Ekou, the bad guy, who used to be a Karas until he decided that he wanted to take over the world. Muddying the water is Nue, a Mikura (demon) in human form, who once sided with Ekou but is now a renegade, hunting down other Mikura.

This is one hell of a mixed up anime, so fast paced that when its done you really have that confused look on yourself. This movie is an extreme mix of 2D and 3D animation with amazing battle scenes. So much detail has been put into the animation its amazing. The story wasn’t the concentration of the Director when creating this anime, but the animation and attention to detail is key to this story. This is the type of anime which leaves you thinking at the end of it, its very entertaining and fast paced. Your left at the end of it thinking about the whole thinking, but its a visual festival to say the least.

Link: IMDB