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Format: DVD
Sku: 204855717
UPC: 013138502599
UPC 14: 00013138502599
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Curious. Fantastic. Mischievous. Unpredictable. Wayward.
In the shadows of Shinjuku lies a spirit world brimming with monsters and magic. Tokyo's guardian spirit is the "Crow" (Karas), a superhero in black armour, dedicated to preserving the border between this world and the next. But when a former Karas goes rogue, humans and their supernatural allies must bring him down. Their last hope is Otoha, a young doctor in an illegal clinic, treating impossible patients. He must suit up as the newest Karas to fight man's otherworldly enemies, before all hell breaks loose.

Directed by Keiichi Sato (City Hunter, Wolf's Rain), and made in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Japan's Tatsunoko Studios, the creators of Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets, Karas is packed with extras including behind-the-scenes footage, voice actor interviews and shot comparisons.

Editor's Note
Tatsunoko Productions presents KARAS: THE PROPHECY, an anime featuring the voices of actors Piper Perabo, Matthew Lillard, and Jay Hernandez. Jam-packed with fighting sequences, and with music by the Prague Symphony Orchestra, KARAS: THE PROPHECY takes place in a fictional version of Tokyo, where humans and demons coexist. As the city's guardian, it is Karas's responsibility to keep all these different forces in balance, a task that proves manageable enough until the power-hungry Eko intervenes at all of Tokyo's expense.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Manga (Anchor Bay)
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/30/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 5025
Video UPC UPC: 00013138502599
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English Dubbed, Japanese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cree Summer - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Jay Hernandez - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Keiichi Sato - Director
Video Cast Info Matthew Lillard - Voice Of

Professional Reviews

Widescreen Review
"[The DVD] delivers the fantastic anime images with excellent quality....Interesting atmospheric effects like smoke, vapor and haze give the animation depth and dimension." 05/01/2006 p.71

Product Attributes

Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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