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|Karin Vol 5 - Ascendance|
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Anime & Manga, Animation
n 21st century Japan, a family of vampires settles down in Japan. They live among humans and sucked their blood quietly and discreetly. However their daughter Karin had a secret that she could not share? She did not suck b... more »
Karin Vol. 5 DVD
Steven Redding | Tunkhannock, PA United States | 11/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks and continuing appreciation to Funimation for saving this aime!
It's winter in Japan, Chismastime, in the Shinto nation, and there is a realization that there is more than just a simple friendship and a mutualy beneficial relationship between Karin Makka and Kenta Usui. Karin has realized she is head over heels in love with Kenta however he remains optimisticaly oblivious. He does remark to hs mother (the ever forlorn Fumio) that he is happier or happist when Karin is nearby and admits to Karin that she brings something special to him. But he remains unaware of Karins feelings.
This volume contains more digression than the previous volumes. This is a great story developer though. We find out why Karin's brother Ren is sounpleasant to be around. We see Maki's attempt to win Winner from his obsession with Karin, and Anju's coming of age as a full vampire. Lastly we find that there may be a way for Karin to become a "normal" vampire.
Props to the english voice cast and their continuing steller job on the dub. Again American Director Paul Pistore Re-wrote the dialogue to improve flow, charicter development and just make the original better. His leadership on the dub is evident because of the genuine emotion the cast appears to pour into their respective charicters. My respect to the original Japanese cast, but there's real heart in the English version. Chelsea Curto, and Yahev Rom, continue a great job as Karin and Kenta respectivly.