Web Series Spotlight: MARI-KARI

Mari-Kari

Today I am highlighting a new animated web series from FEARnet.com called MARI-KARI, which premiered on June 3, 2010.

Mari-Kari is an eight episode web series, which follows a lively grade school girl named Mari, and the ghost of her identical twin sister Kari. Mari-Kari begins with Mari’s return to school after the recent and unexplained death of her sister, Kari. Calamity and hilarity ensue as the revenge-minded Kari unleashes her wrath on everyone who torments and teases her sweet-natured sister. Set in the ordinary world of Mari, viewers see how her supernatural sisterly bond affects her life at home, at school, on the bus, at the mall – and how her life and her sister’s lack of one makes them a very scary pair. Their close relationship has a dire effect on anyone who has the ill fate of coming between them.

Mari-Kari stars Shannen Doherty who lends her voice to both Mari and Kari. Jody Schaeffer is the director as well as the writer and creator. Executive producers are Austin Reading and Jim Burns. Keith Fay also serves as a writer for the series.

Don’t be fool by the sweet looking drawings, Mari-Kari is pretty hard core and features a lot of gore elements, which I found very original (even though I’m not usually a horror fan). It’s definitely worth a look and I can’t wait to find out what happens next to Mari and her psycho ghost sister Kari.

You can watch the first two episodes of Mari-Kari over at FEARnet.com and go back every Thursday in June for new episodes.

You can also take a look at a sneak peek of Mari-Kari, as well as more photos below.

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