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Karas (鴉-KARAS- Karasu, lit. The Crow) is a six-part original video animation produced by Tatsunoko Production to commemorate its 40th anniversary. Each episode was first televised in Japan as a pay-per-view program from March 25, 2005, to August 3, 2007, before being released onto DVDs.

In the United States, the series was released by Manga Entertainment, compiled into two feature length, direct-to-DVD films.

Synopsis

In the city of Shinjuku, a conflict between a rouge Karas by the name of Eko and the "will of the city" rage in a conflict for dominance. A Karas brought about to fight the rouge has fallen, leaving the city and its inhabitants defenseless. Soon after, Otoha, a comatose patient, is chosen to become a new Karas to face off the rouge Karas Eko to decide the fate of the city and its inhabitants.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Karas
Yousuke-otoha-11447.jpg Yousuke Otoha Toshihiro Wada Steve Staley
Yurine.jpg Yurine Kasumi Suzuki Piper Perabo
(eps. 1-3)
Cree Summer
(eps. 4-6)
Homura.jpg Homura Hitomi Nabatame Kate Higgins
Humans
Hinaru-11455.jpg Hinaru Asuka Shibuya Julie Ann Taylor
Kure-Narumi.jpg Kure Narumi Hiroto Torihata Dave Wittenberg
Minoru Sagisaka.jpg Minoru Sagisaka Tetsuo Gotō Doug Stone
Yoshiko Sagisaka.jpg Yoshiko Sagisaka Saeko Chiba Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Commissioner Gyuuki.jpg Police Chief Rokurō Naya Michael McConnohie
Youkai
Nue.jpg Nue Keiji Fujiwara Jay Hernandez
Amefuriko.jpg Amefuriko Etsuko Kozakura Sandy Fox
Mikura
Eko-Hoshunin.jpg Eko Hoshunin Takahiro Sakurai Matthew Lillard
Suiko-71756.jpg Suiko Kiyoyuki Yanada Keith Burgess
Wanyudou.jpg Wanyudou Tōru Ōkawa Paul St. Peter
Tsuchigumo.jpg Tsuchigumo Misa Watanabe Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Kamaitachi.jpg Kamaitachi Tomohiro Nishimura Dave Mallow

Additional Voices

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2006 Encore United States United States
2007 Sci-Fi Channel

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Manga Entertainment 2006-2007 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
United States United States
2 Volumes
2007 The Complete Series*
2 Discs

External Links

  • Karas (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • Karas at the Internet Movie Database
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