Demons have forever been with us, lurking in the shadows,
kept at bay by the Karas. But humanity has forgotten the old
wisdom and with this memory of the demons and the guardian
Karas has faded. Now the lives of police officer Sagisaka,
Otoha (a young man who has inherited the powers of a Karas)
and Eko (a disenchanted Karas) are on collision course...
The Revelation is the second part of a six episode OVA
directed by Keiichi Sato. To be truthful if you have not seen
the first part the show is going to be very confusing, as
this contains episodes four to six strung together to make
a stand alone movie.
they say... the story so far. Karas keep the peace but it
is peace which Eko has decided to challenge by creating an
army to destroy humanity, forcing a confrontation with the
show contains some great animation, a lot of brooding and
some great fight scenes, just don't expect it to make any
sense without having watched part one, Karas the Prophecy.
The Revelation things are coming to a head as Eko is
finally ready to confront the Karas and unleashes his hordes
on to Tokyo. Standing in his way of total domination is Otoha,
who needs to overcome his own self doubt before he can be
show runs for nearly an hour and a half with a great print
and a nice audio selection of audio options. You have the
choice of either English or Japanese stereo, 5.1 or DTS, with
subtitles. Both the English and Japanese voice actors do a
good job, though I would have liked to have heard a more dynamic
use of the rear speakers during the fight scenes.
disc comes with a reasonable set of extras. In the Voice-over
Booth (22 min 14 sec) looks at the production of the English
dub track, which goes to show that it's not just a case of
turning up and saying your lines - these people actually seem
to care about their performance. Rough Cut Excerpt
(27 min 37 Sec) shows various early versions of the 3D and
2D animation. On top of those two good offerings you get a
self playing gallery with around twenty static shots from
the show and the original theatrical trailer.
a great show which makes almost no sense without part one,
perhaps the distributors should have offered it up as a two
disc box set.