Karas: The Prophecy in April
Manga Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Karas Part 1: The Prophecy for 24th April 2006 priced at £19.99. Tokyo - a city populated by both humans and by ghostly beings. They exist in both dimensions, seen and unseen: spirits, apparitions, demons. The balance between these two dimensions has long been upheld by the city's guardian raven Karas and his masters. But that balance has been thrown into disarray as Eko, a former Karas, has attempted to seize power and bring order to the streets through force. The entity Yurine, who represents the will of the people, stands in his way with her newly risen Karas. Now an ageless battle stretching across both dimensions and killing humans and spirits alike is in progress between the two sides and their armies. Karas is humanity's last hope.
Released as a two-disc set the main feature is repeated on both discs, presented in Japanese and English 2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround on one, and Japanese and English 2.0 Stereo and DTS Surround on the other. Both offer optional English subtitles, and extras include Japanese voice actor interviews, a sound effects featurette, behind the scenes montage, concept animation comparison, original Japanese trailers and TV spots and Manga trailers. The set comes complete with an exclusive 24-page collectible Dark Horse KARAS comic book and special limited edition collector's slip cover packaging.