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Garo: Honoo no Kokuin


Alternative Titles

English: GARO THE ANIMATION
Synonyms: Garo Project
Japanese: 牙狼〈GARO〉-炎の刻印-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2014 to Mar 28, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 20,385 users)
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Ranked: #15112
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Popularity: #895
Members: 56,943
Favorites: 250
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

In Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, Makai Knights and Alchemists, those who are able to keep supernatural enemies at bay, are feared and hated in the kingdom of Valiante. Encouraging this fear is the king’s trusted advisor, Mendoza, who convinces him to launch an all-out purge. Those of Makai blood are hunted and imprisoned or burned at the stake for so-called witchcraft. However, a dark omen is cast over Valiante when the execution of the last “witch” ends in the birth of her child who is saved from the flames by his father, a Makai Knight.

German spirits the baby Leon away from Valiante and raises him as a Makai Knight of the Garo armor. Now, they have been recalled to Valiante by the ever-increasing swarm of Horrors preying on unsuspecting civilians. With no Makai Knights left to defend them, the people are desperate. In answer to this desperation, Valiante’s Prince Alfonso sets out for help. How will these two sides clash? Will Leon and German be able to save their homeland?

Background

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin is inspired by Garo Tokusatsu and one of the few Tokusatsu franchises adapted into an animation.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Luis, Leon
Luis, Leon
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Horii, Chisa
Japanese
Horii, Chisa
...
Luis, German
Luis, German
Main
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Guzman, Emma
Guzman, Emma
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
San Valiante, Alfonso
San Valiante, Alfonso
Main
Nomura, Katsuhito
Japanese
Nomura, Katsuhito

Staff

Hayashi, Yuuichirou
Hayashi, Yuuichirou
Director
Kobayashi, Yasuko
Kobayashi, Yasuko
Script, Series Composition
Murai, Sadayuki
Murai, Sadayuki
Script
Seko, Hiroshi
Seko, Hiroshi
Script


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Honoo no Kokuin: DIVINE FLAME (炎の刻印-DIVINE FLAME-)" by JAM Project (eps 1-12)
#2: "B.B." by JAM Project (eps 13-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "CHIASTOLITE" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 1-12)
#2: "FOCUS" by Showtaro Morikubo (eps 13-24)



More reviewsReviews

Link_of_Hyrule
Mar 29, 2015
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

If you were one of the people who dropped Garo back in 2014 because the plot seemed a little too aimless, this is a PSA: Y’done goofed. What started off as a slightly clumsy and generally directionless action romp with only a mature tone to differentiate it eventually came into its own and emerged as a visually stunning, well written, memorable action-drama complete with strong characters and an emotionally investing plot. Garo was arguably the best anime that aired this season and it deserves far more attention than it is getting.

Synopsis: In a world full of bloodthirsty creatures known as horrors that terrorize read more
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Agil-san
Apr 4, 2015
I will refrain from spoilers in this review

Garo, has turned into one of my favorite anime at the moment. The story follows a young Makai Knight named Leon, and his father German who is also a Makai Knight. Makai Knights have a job to play and that is to kill the "Horrors", which are people who have been possessed by dark spirits, that threaten the every day lives of humans. Leon, the Main Character of the series, is a Makai Knight who still hasn't fully matured. He is learning what it means to truly be a Makai knight, with his father as his teacher.

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chesudesu
Mar 29, 2015
If you're talking about the season's most under-appreciated, you're sure to have mentioned Garo somewhere in your conversation. No one expected an anime series that could hold itself together, much less walk on its own legs. The series does not aspire to be more than what it is nor does it condemn itself to its own confines. That is exactly what Garo does - and it does so beautifully.

Essentially, Garo is a story about good versus evil. There is nothing special nor wholly new about it, but that is where the show keeps it tight. The series takes us to a fantastical but horrific world read more
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Cauthan
Jun 27, 2015
(This is a spoiler-free review adapted for this site)

[Synopsis]: Under the influence of his trusted adviser Mendosa (Hashi, Takaya), the king of Valiante initiates a massive witch hunt in order to exterminate both the Makai Knights and the Makai Alchemists after the king’s health was threatened by the curse of a witch. As she was burned at the stake, the witch in question gave birth to a son, Leon Luis (Namikawa, Daisuke) who was then spirited away by his father and Makai Knight Luis Herman. Many years later Leon returns with his father to exact his revenge on those responsible for his mother’s death and read more
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