Karas - The Revelation
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Just as a quick review of what I think about this second part:
- the story is straight forward, explains pretty much every "mystery" the first part set up
- feels like there's slightly less action, but definitely more story telling
- still beautiful graphic, great action and exceptional music score
I can't really think of any cons about the movie. Yet the ending is somewhat a let down. It is a great closure, but it just feels like there should be more.
Karas absolutely has the potential to be made into a series, in which case the audience coule have a better chance to fully appreciate the story. I guess my disappointing feeling came from the fact that a story with such potential to have deep characters development and complex story line is squeezed into a three hours movie.
Karas, nonetheless, is a great anime that should not be missed by anime fans. The first part (the prophecy) definitely requires a bit thinking, but if you can overcome it you'll find yourself enjoying one of the best action animes.
The action (admit it, is there another primary reason to have watched Karas?) is nearly nonexistent. What little action does occur happens like it does in most other mundane anime: Big, dusty explosions that conceal all vision, single sword strokes, etc. The elaborateness of the fight scenes is completely gone.
The graphic quality changes from the first one too, and not for the better. The superb blending between CG and hand drawing that made the first one so beautiful is markedly gone. You end up with an awkward non(mix) of CG and hand drawings, with the hand drawings resembling typical anime (though in the upper tier) and CG reminiscent of Saturday morning cartoons like Beast Machines. And after watching The Prophecy, that's a letdown.
Basically, Karas: The Prophecy (the first volume) is an exceptional anime. Karas: The Revelation is just anime.
1. Story - the story is pretty interesting for what it is. Demons and humans have a clash of sorts and Karas basically keeps the peace. The characters are interesting, the main character himself is especially mysterious and you can ally feel the characters feelings.
2. Animation - Beyond words! I cannot be more impressed. When I saw Final Fantasy XII I almost soiled myself, but Karas...In the words of Neo from the Matrix "Woah" The integration of 3d animation with 2d animation is nearly seemless, not to mention the combat in the series. I mean Newton, Einstein, and Boyle have to be rolling in their grave because of the physics defying action. The studio also brings in new concepts of speed and strength, and a new way to exemplify them.
Overall this was an amazing anime and I DEMAND A SERIES OR ANOTHER MOVIE POST HASTE!!!
To begin with, the series starts off exactly where the previous one stopped. Now, Otoha (the main protagonist - and the `good' Karas - is respectively stripped of his powers) and his cat-girl is imprisoned. On top of that, Eko - the bad Karas - has almost accomplished his plans. No matter the circumstances, Otoha will head out with his friend (the guy who is a daemon as well, I think Nue was his name) for their final stand so as to stop Eko and his foes.
This will result to mind-blowing action scenes, flashbacks and therefore, more character development, both worlds (the spiritual and the material) will start to collide, the city will be annihilated during the fights, the new awakening of Karas and his cat-girl (something that you have to watch or otherwise I will give away the entire story), the Karas of the entire nation will come into the picture as well, protagonists/characters will die (well, unfortunately it will happen) but most of all it will lead to one of the best final and action packed battles of the anime series.
One more thing (Spoiler!!!) In a scene, close to the final battle it is implied that the feelings of `master and servant/helper/warrior (or whatever you want to call it)', cat-girl and Karas (referring to the cat-girl and Otoha), are deeper than they may appear at first...
Now, to the other details.
The dub is done perfectly as it was done in the first part.
The animation lives up to the expectations of the previous one.Read more ›
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This is an epic conclusion to one of the most unique original video animes (OVA). Not only is the the first movie, The Prophecy, exciting and action packed, it's also extremely... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lord Elfstone
After the battle in the hospital which saw Yurine abducted and Karas human body Otoha awakening from his coma. Lord Eko continues with his plan to remake the city. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Luquillo
thank you for the newly sealed karas dvdwe have been looking for the first one.
this will make a nice addittion to our anime collection
The DVD skips alot terrible condition of disk case was in decent shape but all inserts missing and very bad discription of productPublished 23 months ago by Trey Johnston
karas the revelation is the boom baby. the story line and animation was simply wow I cried toward the end.Published 24 months ago by marrio Gandy
I Love the movie. It Was in great condition. There were no scratches or anything like that on the disk.Published on January 10, 2014 by Priscilla Madrid
Quicker than I thought, no problems with getting my items. Recommend to all for others in North America regions or abroad!Published on August 22, 2013 by Stephane Michaud
This was an instant classic! Action packed story driven samurai demon slayer goodness. I liked it deep story and fast action. Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Cash A. Echevarria