Karas: The Revelation in October
Manga have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Karas Part 2: The Revelation on 22nd October 2007 priced at £19.99. Completing the epic narrative set up in Karas: The Prophecy this visually impressive anime adventure boasts an innovative hybrid of 2-D and 3-D CGI animation techniques, and features a soaring and emotive orchestral score performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
The worlds of humans and demons have overlapped since time immemorial and a young woman named Yuri and her servant, Karas, have long maintained order and balance between the worlds. But humans have finally lost their fears of the denizens of darkness. Disgusted by human arrogance, Karas turns his back on the laws he helped uphold for so long, taking the name Eko and leading a group of mechanized demons in an attack against the human race.
Meanwhile, a detective named Kure, who works at the police division in charge of demon-related incidents, opens a case involving a series of bizarre murders that look like the work of a water demon. Elsewhere, the demon Nue, who came to town to fight Eku, spots a water demon disguised as a famous warrior just as Yuri shows up with a new Karas. This new guardian of the city is determined to stop Eku's evil ambitions, but he has a fierce fight ahead of him.
Presented in anamorphic widescreen with English and Japanese 2.0 Stereo, DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround audio with optional English subtitles, extras include “In the Voiceover Booth” (22mins), “Rough Cut Excerpt” (27mins), a trailer and a gallery.
View some clips: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Also released is the complete Karas adventure, including both Karas: The Prophecy and Karas: The Revelation as a special three-disc Manga Double Bill set (£29.99 RRP).
Please note the artwork below incorrectly states that Karas: The Revelation is a 2-disc set.