Sunday, June 13, 2010
Karas...Colorful lollipop Anime..
I was watching this anime lately,i just got the dvd..it's produced by tatsunoko for celebrating their 40th anniversary..Tatsunoko was known as a studio that brought classic heroes anime like casshern,gatchaman,Polimar,yatterman and much more..
The Japanese episodes initially broadcasted in pay per view channel from March 25 2005 until August 3,2007.But now u can get it on dvd as six single dvd pack..
The story itself took place in Shinjuku..it's looks like Gotham city in Batman a bit dark and gloomy atmosfear..
In the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, humans unknowingly live side by side with spirits and other apparitions, who exist in a dimension parallel to our own. But the balance is being upset by the Mikura, demons who have taken physical form and must then kill to survive. Only Karas, the shadowy guardian crow of the city, can stop the Mikura and maintain the balance with the help of the mysterious Yurine. But the Mikura are being led by Eko, a former Karas who has turned his back on humanity and aims to destroy everything. Can Otoha, Yurine's newly recruited Karas, stop the renegade and his forces, without drawing attention from the locals, police and others with their own agenda?
This OVA (Original Video Animation to you non-otaku), is the 40th anniversary project of Tatsunoko Productions, the folks who gave us Speed Racer and Gatchaman (better known to Americans as "Battle of the Planets"). The show is very reminiscent of the latter, old style Japanese superhero shows from the '70s (think "Power Rangers" and you'll have an idea of what I mean). There's a hero who transforms into his powered-up persona with a special device, a mysterious guide/aide who knows more than she should, a badass villain with a small army of monsters/henchmen... the list goes on and on.
The animation is a mix of 2-D and CGI animation, which really helps bring about some incredible visual effects and Matrix-style camera angles. This really helps the fight scenes, as Karas and the Mikura are done by CGI. Sure, you can tell the difference, but it still looks incredible. It goes to show how far we've come with using CGI in animation production, creating visuals that could never be done before with traditional animation.
if u cant get the dvd u can watch it in here for free