Karas: The Revelation (2007) is a Japanese-American animation fantasy action movie that is 85 minutes long and whose production company is Tatsunoko Production. Director Kei’ichi Sato (Tiger & Bunny (2011), Karas: The Prophecy (2005), Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (2014), Asura (2012)) did an excellent job executing this wonderful anime. The anime contains graphic violence, gore, bad language, suspense and a great screenplay that should not be missed. Warning: viewers should watch Karas: The Prophecy (2005) before seeing this movie because this film starts off where Prophecy left off making it the second half of Karas: The Prophecy. You might be a bit lost if you did not see The Prophecy. While viewing The Revelation, you will begin to understand The Prophecy in a new way.
Karas: The Revelation starts right where Karas: The Prophecy (2005) left off with the demon Mikuras, protagonist Otoha, and the humans in Tokyo having conflicts. Otoha (Sôkô Wada)) is chosen as a Karas. Karas is someone that has superpowers and is the guardian that will protect its city, Tokyo. Eko (Takahiro Sakurai)) is a rogue Karas that will do just about anything to use demons to cleanse humankind. Eko thinks that the humans are arrogant which corrupts his city, and he must rid the city of them to restore the balance of power. Eko decides to merge demons with machines so that he can create monsters that will obey him and eat humans - that is a way to rid the city of humans! Did I mention that the demons survive from feeding off of human blood in a non-violent way, and the humans cannot see the demons although the demons walk among the humans.
Japanese anime with a unique sense of style that has Japanese animation appearing as it is a 3D-like movie with fast action sequences. I did not understand the plot all too well as it is not easy to understand but after thinking about it, everything flowed well. The characters are interesting, and the awesome special effects make the movie all the more interesting while facing one conflict after another. It was mind boggling to see the humans move in a slow motion pace whereas the supernatural creatures fight at an extremely fast pace. The plot was interesting with a good twist, suspense, terrific, stylish fight scenes, breathtaking backgrounds, and great animation. I love that we were able to see part of the backstory of Otaha’s former life, Nue’s life, and other characters because it makes their role more realistic with a purpose. This movie is much darker than The Prophecy because we see human emotions in this film, ex: a little girl crying over her mother’s dead body because of a demon attack.
About Karas: The Revelation (2007)
Starring: Michael McConnohie, Matthew Lillard, Lex Lang, Jay Hernandez, Doug Stone, Dave Wittenberg, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Steve Staley, Johnny Yong Bosch, Sandy Fox, Wendee Lee, Takahiro Sakurai, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Kim Strauss, Sôkô Wada, Kaiji Tang, Cree Summer
Director: Kei'ichi Sato
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