Garo: Honoo no Kokuin


GARO: THE ANIMATION

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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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DemonsDemons, FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.421 (scored by 3967139,671 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1169
Members: 115,197
Favorites: 414
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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.

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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

Hayashi, Yuuichirou
Director
Kubo, Souichirou
Sound Director
Matsumi, Shinichi
Episode Director
Fukuda, Noriyuki
Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director


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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)
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Ending Theme

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



Mar 29, 2015
Link_of_Hyrule (All reviews)
**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
Apr 4, 2015
Agil-san (All reviews)
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.

At read more
Mar 29, 2015
chesudesu (All reviews)
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
Mar 30, 2015
Flawfinder (All reviews)
You know there's a sort of irony to the fact that my favorite anime of the past two seasons happens to be the one that nobody likes all that much. Actually, scratch that, they didn't pay attention to it at all when it aired, which I find kind of weird. I know Rage of Bahamut looked prettier and had the more bombastic start guys, but that doesn't mean you should just flat-out ignore Mappa's other fantasy show because it had sex, theatrical drama, and CG fights that look too busy at times but were otherwise well-choreographed and...no seriously, why did people ignore this show? Are read more

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