Garo: Honoo no Kokuin


GARO: THE ANIMATION

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Garo Project
Japanese: 牙狼〈GARO〉-炎の刻印-
English: GARO: THE ANIMATION
German: Garo: The Animation
Spanish: Garo: The Animation
French: Garo: The Animation
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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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.351 (scored by 5132851,328 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1575
Members: 144,442
Favorites: 447

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Synopsis

In the name of the king, the Valiante Kingdom launched hunts to exterminate users of witchcraft. Seventeen years later, their pursuit is still growing in both size and brutality. Unbeknownst to the citizens, the targets of these witch hunts are the secret protectors of humanity. Known as the Makai Knights and Alchemists, they have a strong will to protect people from Horrors, demons who possess souls plagued by sadness and pain.

One such Makai Knight is 17-year-old Leon Luis who inherits the legendary armor of the Golden Knight Garo from his mother. Though he possesses great power, he struggles to overcome the hatred he bears from his mother's death at the hands of the kingdom. His father German, known as Zoro the Shadow Cutting Knight, is still training Leon when he is called to investigate the upsurge of Horrors in the kingdom's capital. Although German knows Leon's will is wavering, he decides to bring Leon along to continue his training.

As German and Leon head to the capital, the king's amiable son Alfonso San Valiante struggles to find a solution to the growing Horror threat. But before he can do so, he is double-crossed and banished from his own kingdom. To return home, Alfonso sets out to find the help and strength he needs to reclaim the throne. During his search, he comes across Leon, whose interactions with the prince will forever change both of their fates.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Ootsuka, Manabu
Producer
Hayashi, Yuuichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director


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Opening Theme

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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)
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Ending Theme

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




Reviews

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 ...
Jun 27, 2015
Mixed Feelings
(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 ...
Aug 1, 2018
Garo: Honoo no Kokuin is an anime from the mid 2000s. It was created by Amemiya Keita (who's done a lot of work on Kamen Rider). Although the anime was written by Kobayashi Yasuko (who also worked on the anime for Claymore & Shakugan no Shana) and was brought to us by MAPPA. A studio I only know because they worked on Sakamichi no Apollon, which was pretty crap.

Story:

We open with a very pregnant witch being burned at the stake for “causing disease.” Although she was probably just a woman who owned some land, given the history of actual “witch” burnings. She gives birth while ...

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