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Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?

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Name Role
Kenji HAYAMA Character Design
Keiichi SATOU Director
Yoshihiro IKE Music

Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
Karas sothis 9.5/10 Apr 14, 2006
Karas: The Prophecy sothis 9.5/10 Apr 14, 2006
Karas: The Revelation sothis 9.5/10 Apr 14, 2006

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Karas roriconfan 5/10 Jul 20, 2012
Karas: The Revelation roriconfan 5/10 Jul 20, 2012
Karas: The Prophecy roriconfan 5/10 Jul 20, 2012
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Movie (1 ep x 101 min)
  • 2005

In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.

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noone

"Karas" and "FF VII: Advent Children" are dealing with special times in the lives of the heroes, times of change, decision and action. There was a lot of attention to details in developing the characters, the stories support the art beautifully and the ending is surprising. Some of the best fights in anime, state of the art FX, great music for both of them. Action fans will probably get obsessed with these.

saiyamar

Both films are very action based and make good use of CG in them. If you like the CG fight scenes in anime then this is the one for you to watch.

sothis

Karas and FF7AC, hands down, are action-packed popcorn flicks with plenty of eye candy to go around. They dont have similar stories, but you'll watch both and think "wow, that was badass!"

I strongly prefered Karas: the Prophecy to the exceedingly fanboyish FF7AC, but fans of one will probably enjoy the other.

risuta

Things are pretty simple. If you liked Karas, you probably liked the unbelievable, gorgeous animation, the super cool music and of course the fact that good vs bad (let's not say evil, it's jst too much!) is a badass concept! I am pretty sure that you will like FF VII so give it a try!

wolfangel87

In the two movies Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and Karas both involve intense times of change with hardships along the way.  The exciting fighting scenes involve a great deal of action taking the viewer through the lives of the characters.

Kara no Kyoukai Movie 1: Fukan Fuukei

Kara no Kyoukai Movie 1: Fukan Fuukei
  • Movie (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 2007

When an odd string of suicides begins to occur at a local high rise building, most of the townsfolk treat it as an unfortunate series of events. One girl, however, senses something more sinister at work - especially when a close friend of hers falls mysteriously ill. After witnessing one of the deaths for herself, Shiki begins to realize that a strange connection exists between each of the girls, and predicts a total of eight will die. With seven dead and the accuracy of her prediction unclear, she sets out to put an end to the killings. Yet, as she nears the truth, she finds herself closer and closer to the brink of death; will Shiki become the town's savior, or the next victim?

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CelestialVoices

Both animes both share a very 'epic' broad arching plot which may require concentration and thought to fully comprehend.  They also both utilise superb and dark animation syles with seamless, yet selective, use of CGI.

stingreis

Both are ova's with some intense graphical scenes, the story in both are episodic, yet related... and if you enjoyed watching one of these series because of the crazy graphical content and the intense action and some parts with a bit of mystery... then you should enjoy the other as well

MugiwaraMarius

Both series use stunning animation and great action scenes to draw the viewer into the dark and complex plots.

badazz5001

Both are darck supernatural film series that take place in an urben setting. They both are very complex and can be very confussing. While is i perfer the garden of sinners karas isint completley awful eather. if you like karas youll love the far suppiorer in the garden of sinners

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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runpsicat

A melancholy urban gloom and the struggle to make sense of the uncanny are two elements that really tie these two maybe-not-too-similar series together. KARAS is more eye candy than plot and Darker Than Black makes more concessions to comic relief elements, but both series will be sure to delight anyone who enjoys darker fare with stunningly high production values.

sloggerK

Behind the government something is hidden. Over powered killers run amok. Inside mysterious cities, who will uncover the truth and make a stand?

MDHTR

Both films take place in a highly amusing magical world. I love when the surroundings are well thought out and when city life has a bit of magic in it. For me, the base of comparision is the feeling a movie leaves in me. It's mostly based on the artwork of the film, and how well-plakuryed the caracters are. These two are really fine ones. Also, there are similar characters, the man with black hair and the girl with white hair helping the man, the girls with white hair are pretty and loveable, and the man is a gentle person with a good sence of right.

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Blood The Last Vampire

Blood The Last Vampire
  • Movie (1 ep x 48 min)
  • 2000

In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...

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2007digitalboy

Beautiful animation? Check. Perfect integration of CG? Check. Some of THE most badass fight scenes around? Check. Blood and Karas are two brutal, dark, and positively awesome romps of violence and fun with little focus on the story and more focus on gritty realism, awesome cinematography, and as much ass-kicking as can possibly be jammed into a short amount of time.

wolfangel87

The dark, heavy environment that is seen in Karas is duplicated in Blood the Last Vampire with violence galore and intense fighting scenes.

Sengoku Basara

Sengoku Basara

The time is centuries ago, during the Sengoku period; the place is feudal Japan. Political ambitions and bloodshed run rampant as rival warlords battle it out in an attempt to rule the nation. Some seek to spread their noble ideals, some seek to protect justice and yet others seek destruction. Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimumra and a variety of other warriors will fight it out time and time again; their actions helping to ultimately decide the fight of Japan.

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sothis

If flashy, gorgeous action sequences are your thing, make sure to check out Karas (only the first half, ie: Prophecy) and Sengoku Basara. Karas has way more of a plot and is sci fi while Sengoku is essentially 'let's watch the history of feudal Japan with nonstop fights' - and frankly I liked Karas WAY more - but they'll likely appeal to the same fans.

MugenNeS

Epic action sequences are pretty much what links these two anime together. Both are seriously done nicely, although you'll want to stick to Karas: The Prophecy to fully understand what I mean when I speak of the action.

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