In a prosperous city named Russell City, an omen that threatens to shake its world begins to move within it. A man named Sword is the first to hear the first stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the key word "El Dorado." He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her missing older brother who has only left her with the same words: "El Dorado." With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the words, and work together to find out its meaning.
First of all its no sequel of other Garos , so you dont need to watch any other Garo series in order to understand this 1 , so feel free to give a start.
I already watch the Garo animation so i know little bit about the monsters.This garo is an awesome series so far.Its 10/10 for me.
You got a cool Male mc that is badass and A girl who got guts to stand against horror , she is trying to find her brother tho.Don't worry if you wanna see badass girl then this series have 1.In episode 3 you will find a S rated badass
girl.Damm she is so badass.
Story is simple but good,Sword the mc who is makai knight , that fights horrors created by negative energy and looking for a place Eldorado and the female mc Sophie is a normal girl but her brother went missing and she finds out that horrors and the name eldorado has to do something with her brother missing.They both counter each other and sopphie find out that sword will be helpful to find her brother and so it goes on.
I love the sounds of the anime its amazing.
Character are so good , good job by mappa.We have kawii girl and cool mc.We have badass supporting chracter Luke and Gine and both are badass.
Overall i enjoyed this anime its amazing for and according to my taste well its far batter than Die Iraes , lol.Its amazing and unique anime its just have low score that does not mean you should not watch.Its worth a try and its amazing.This 1 is far batter than Garo The crimson moon and good as Garo the animation(first garo series)
Well my review will be deleted after episode 12 coz i know this series will have 20+ episodes.
This might be the best version of Garo yet. Now granted, I haven't watched any of the prequels, but I'm most certain that fans of the series will say that both this and the original Garo: The Animation (back in 2014) are the pinnacle of the series.
And also one thing to note: The director is a Korean, and is rarely heard of in purely-Japanese production.
Every Garo series pertains to a certain country setting and the aesthetics follow the setting while the formula remains episodic, with the unchanging one being the Makai knight hunting down Horrors.
In this instance, the setting is in the USA, with the
references being that of the motorcycle (I'm damn tempted to call this Ghost Rider: The Animation oops) and the city settings. Sword, a Makai knight, has come to investigate an omen that's happening within the city, with the only clue being of "El Dorado". Meanwhile, Sophie, a girl who claims to be looking for her lost brother, also have the same clue to go by, and forms a team with Sword (Ep 4) to find out the real happenings around.
Sword himself is a playboy at heart, and always give thanks for his boisterous attitude on breasts, but I gotta admit I like that kind of bad-ass character who acts on accord. Zaruba is the Ghost Rider-like motorcycle and Sword's main mode of transport, I'd like to say that they make a formidable team.
Sophie is just an average girl all around, but her potential is yet to be realized (have to see proceeding episodes).
(For this instance, I'm focusing on the main characters instead of the supporting ones if they ever get mentioned during the course of the series (Luke, Gina etc.)
Anyone who's watched MAPPA shows will definitely be shown how they handle the production such as the aesthetics (know that weird camera flipping in Episodes 1-2? That was overwhelming...) but overall nothing to complain about. Art is vibrant for its overall dark premise and animation is not top-notch, but also nothing to squander about.
The one thing I love about MAPPA is that their art and animation quality never gets bad or worse overtime (I do feel Kakegurui is the only exception) and is consistent and good to look at.
Sound is also top-notch (I feel IMO). The OP ("EMG" by JAM Project) was the first OP that I was instantly hooked on, and I absolutely love it to pieces. Not everyone will agree that this is one of JAM Project's good songs, but it is decent at best. The ED is also good but decent at best. The BGM resounds with the action and is good at places as well.
Verdict (after Ep 4):
I have a feeling that most people will overlook this show (looking at the MAL scores) but I do love what this show has to offer. So don't pass this one up too soon, take some time to enjoy it and you won't be disappointed (if you're willing).
Obviously preliminary and I'll updated once the show is complete. I knew another adaptation was coming, but wasn't aware it was gonna be so soon. Dunno how I missed the announcement. Was literally eating food and about did a spit take when I saw the word Garo on anichart, thought it was just by coincidence it shared the same name until I watched the trailer. Still didn't believe it was Garo until I started seeing symbols from the series and Garo himself at the end. Late to the party as usual, thankfully only by 2 weeks.
Interesting so far, I didn't expect the future or
spinoff for that matter. So far this matches up with what you'd expect from Garo, high packed action and the people who do the sound always go above and beyond to make every scene feel epic. Actually you can see that more predominant in this one and that's one of the differences that's making this series unique compared to the predecessors. Normally you get a killer soundtrack during fight scenes, but every scene in this has a track and this is a great example of just how important music alone can be in entertainment to convey different emotions. I wouldn't be shocked if they won an award for sound alone.
Further I believe this series takes places in America? Get ready to have your mind blown: if you're a fan of the Silent Hill series, the reason Silent Hill takes place in America and I'm taking a direct quote here "many aspects of Silent Hill are a critique, commentary, and satire on how America is flawed, since America is where the series is set." I'm being a conspiracy nut here and it's probably not that deep, but I just thought that to be kind of interesting, maybe this series has deeper meaning? it makes sense since horrors take over people who become corrupt no? Especially with politicians and stuff. Food for thought I don't wanna get into a political debate, whole worlds corrupt, but yeah.
My criticism thus far...not the best name for the main character. Sword is a bit cheesy. I'm also a little bit ehhh about how this guy inherited the golden armor, he seems a lot less about honor and obviously less serious than what we're used to with Leon. I guess in a sense he's just the American version of Germán who happened to be my favorite character in the original series, this guy just seems more douchy? Kind of like what people complained about with Dante in the new DMC, but hey I'll probably warm up to him, just a bit interesting to see such a different personality attached to the golden armor we all know.
Looking forward to seeing where this goes. I'm gonna make a blind guess and say they went with a spinoff possibly because they're still working on the main series. The main series could be finished for all we know, but they could continue it and it'd be sense.