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Karas: The Revelation Volume One & Two (Manga DVDs)

 

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C- Episodes: C

 

 

In the near future, there is a demon (youkai) world hidden in the shadows of the world we know. But within this world exists 'Karas', a mix of both human and demon, but neither at the same time. A Karas watches and protects over the human world when the youkai becomes thirsty for human blood. Both powerful and immortal, Karas can not only transform, but move so fast time seems to stop. But only a human who has experienced ultimate sorrow can become a Karas, but when Eko, an old Karas, become disappointed with the human world decides humans are no longer worth protecting and should be destroyed... A new string of mysterious murders occur and a new Karas is born...

 

Faster than the eye can follow, Karas can move and fight beyond what the human eye can follow. Secretly they exist in the human world, protecting humans from the 'youkai' (demon) world. But with the mysterious murders in the city, Karas is not far from behind. As the new Karas learns the ropes, he stumbles on Nue, another youkai, but is he friend or foe? They met in the heat of combat, there are no places for second losers.
 
This is an amazing anime with awesome designs and incredible CG, it has an interesting blend of old legends of demons in Japanese mythology with futuristic sci-fi. The demon world is a hidden world, a creation from humans to represent the dark side of human nature, but when humans deviate from nature and become too greedy, man's power is turned against itself in the first volume.

 

Otoha, the main character is the new Karas, watches over the feuding battles between the demon world and human world, sides blur and blood is spilt. Otoha protects humans and those who are innocent, but Eko has other plans for him and his city. The demon world is a hidden world, a creation from humans to represent the dark side of human nature, but when humans deviate from nature and become too greedy, man's power is turned against itself.  Between the demon and human world, Otoha's past will hold the key to the city's end or future. Both worlds will be rocked between the clash of two Karas...

 

This is an amazing anime with awesome designs, cool heroic music and incredible CG, it has an interesting blend of old legends of demons in Japanese mythology with futuristic sci-fi. If I would say in only a few words what this series is "Karas IS AWESOME!"  My only complaint is there series was short I wish there were more episodes.

 

 

 

Episode 1:
 
After a string of mysterious murders found in local WC with victims drained of blood, 'Kapa' (water demons) are blamed for the murders, but Otoha a even more mysterious man emerges and the countdown begins....
 
Episode 2:
 
As human detective Sagisaka investigates the trail left behind by the 'youkai', he is the only one who believes in demons whom he blames for attacking, traumatizing and hospitalizing his daughter. Karas continues his battle in from the shadows... but when an unexpected new comer appears 'Nue' is he friend or foe?
 
Episode 3:
 
Turns out Nue has his own reason for being in the human realm to save his brother from the fallen Karas, Eko. But Eko has other plans for both Nue and the new born Karas, as he sets the stage he prepares a trap for both Nue and Karas... Can Otoha stop Eko?

 

Episode 4:

 

After Otoha loses the power of Karas, he returns to a human life, but both the past and demons won't leave him alone. But tragedy seems to follow him...

 

Episode 5:

 

Eko starts destroying the city for his own purposes, threatening both demon and human world. Otoha is surround by demons, corpses and a ruined city. How can a mere human fight demons?

 

Episode 6:

 

Otoha once again is able to become Karas, but can he stop Eko who can control the whole city? Can he protect the humans who fear him regard of him a demon as well?

 

 

- Ricky Chiang


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