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Oct 3, 2014 9:47 AM

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Well, they didn't waste any time with the fire and action so far. Not bad.

I find the OP song to be unique so far but not entirely sure the direction this series will go. The series has mature themes so the fanservicy scenes were expected. Actually, that took a lot more screen time than I had thought.

Violence aside, Herman is a certain kind of awesome.
 
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Oct 3, 2014 9:59 AM

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Needs a lot more attention I think.
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well, that was fun

I like the art style, which is surprising.
 
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Oct 3, 2014 10:02 AM
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Miss the OP.

The ED was good.

Don't really like the artystyle though.

Also are this stand-alone GARO series or prequel?
 
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Oct 3, 2014 2:09 PM

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really good start!
 
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Oct 3, 2014 2:19 PM

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wtf did i just watch

ugh i hate the art style i mean it could have a nice premise but im not feeling the atmosphere at all

i hate the mixture of 3D to 2D

this one is a drop from me ( i just wanted to try it out dont castrate me for being a hater im not)
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Oct 3, 2014 2:38 PM

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Miss the OP.

The ED was good.

Don't really like the artystyle though.

Also are this stand-alone GARO series or prequel?


It's totally stand alone. Only thing in common is the franchise

That was a pretty interesting episode (but not the best). I hope the plot gets more interesting later on, and it looks like it will due to the different characters' paths converging
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Oct 3, 2014 4:56 PM

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That scene of the knight who took the baby was pretty awesome to be honest. The art style was interesting, fairly new to what I'm used to. The hint of comedy gave a special note to this first episode. The battle between Leon and the Hollows was quite epic, huh. Looking forward to the next!
 
Oct 3, 2014 5:16 PM

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Just watched that one hot scene and it reminded me of one of Schwarzenegger's movie. Conan maybe hmm.
 
Oct 3, 2014 7:18 PM

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Wait.

What the heck.
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Oct 3, 2014 8:38 PM

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Awesome ep 200% exceeded my expectation
 
Oct 3, 2014 11:46 PM

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Nice, wasnt expecting anything like this during this season.

Started with a really cool scene, that fight with the demon was awesome andthe armor they are use looks badass.

I will be waiting for more.
 
Oct 4, 2014 12:31 AM

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I really love the tokusatsu series (the Kouga era), it is strange to see Garo animated, looked very different. Not sure what to think yet will have to watch some more to get an idea.
 
Oct 4, 2014 2:02 AM
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Omg, the OP animation makes me swoon (as expected of Studio MAPPA). That alone would already put this show above most of other anime airing this season. Looks like Tomoyuki Niho who also did a lot of work on Birdy the Mighty Decode was in charge of handling most of it.

As for the episode the blend of CGI and 2D was much less distracting than it was in Karas that had the same people working on it, it actually looks quite stylish. The character designs are very... angular but I like the sharp look. The scene when a random character was walking down the hallway, lured in by the demon, stood out to me with how atmospheric it was, accentuated by that particular colour scheme.
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Oct 4, 2014 3:04 AM
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Looks pretty promising but I don't know if I can stand the art-style. Also, since his dad likes to screw around a lot, how many bastard half-siblings does he have? Or does the dad only likes to screw monsters?
 
Oct 4, 2014 3:14 AM

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>_< Sugeeee! Chest hair and monster babes! *sniffs a nosebleed*
 
Oct 4, 2014 6:26 AM

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So all of you guys watched it in Japanese?
 
Oct 4, 2014 6:46 AM
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So all of you guys watched it in Japanese?

Pretty much. Nobody's fansubbing it as of right now.
 
Oct 4, 2014 7:11 AM
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I wish Keita Amemiya, the original creator of the Garo tokusatsu series, also did the character design. I love his art work. The design feels too stream line/childish for a mature series like Garo. It is nice to see JAM project doing the music, but the sequences felt too much like an acid trip and does nothing to establish that it is a horror/action thing. I also didn't like the formula of this episode personally. But that's just me way too used to the original tokusatsu series but I do give it credit for doing something different by taking place in medieval Europe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C08AhXvUgQ
plus, ALL of the live action series always have this English narration and was surprised the anime didnt have it.

Also, where the fuck was Zaruba? I hope this anime gives him an origin story though I believe it was Amon, a priest from the original series who created him unless Amon based it on another Zaruba.

i also wish Leon fought the horror in his human form without transforming too quickly, I always loved in the tokusatsu series, Kouga, Ryuuga and Raiga would always fight without the armor and then transform as a last resort. I also hope in this series they re-establish the 99.9 second rule. But I hope as the series progresses, we learn how they obtained the Golden armor.
 
Oct 4, 2014 10:29 PM

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It's such a pain waiting for subs. If they don't come out in the next 2 days, I'm dropping this.
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It's such a pain waiting for subs. If they don't come out in the next 2 days, I'm dropping this.


Yeah, that would actually work in case you were paying for it, but I guess you don't, so nobody but you is losing in this case.
 
Oct 5, 2014 12:31 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Well, they didn't waste any time with the fire and action so far. Not bad.

I find the OP song to be unique so far but not entirely sure the direction this series will go. The series has mature themes so the fanservicy scenes were expected. Actually, that took a lot more screen time than I had thought.

Violence aside, Herman is a certain kind of awesome.


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first watch the live-action series before watching the anime version, dude!!!

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I really love the tokusatsu series (the Kouga era), it is strange to see Garo animated, looked very different. Not sure what to think yet will have to watch some more to get an idea.


this can be see as alternate timeline from garo main series, maybe
since main script handle by Kobayashi Yasuko & the setting in europe rather than japan
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Oct 5, 2014 1:15 AM

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Is that so? I thought it was just not on the list. So... anyone knows any other group?
 
Oct 5, 2014 1:49 AM
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I want to know if the series will mostly have Herman as the main character or Leon.

Plus, usually the Makai Knight titles as pass from father to son or from instructor to disciple so the idea that both father and son are Makai knights is just too uncharacteristic for me but I still want to support this as a long time fan of the franchise. I just want Zaruba damn it and I heard that Kageyama Hironobu will continue to voice him.

I also have a big ass feeling that the advisor to the king is really a horror.
 
Oct 5, 2014 4:30 AM
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Does anyone know if subtitles will be coming out at all? I couldn't find anything. :(
I really need them! I have to translate the episode and people still need to voice it in Russian.
 
Oct 5, 2014 4:47 AM

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Haven't found anyone willing so far. Garo is to be simlcast by Funimation, however a date has not been set yet.

Whoever has a Funi subscription and access, could tell us the story a bit.
 
Oct 5, 2014 6:48 AM

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As a Garo fan this did not disappoint. It wa all I wanted from a Garo anime can't wait for more
 
Oct 5, 2014 6:56 AM
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its not as good as the live action il watch makai no hana more tham this any day
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Oct 6, 2014 12:46 AM

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I don't have high hopes for this show so far. First ep was meh.
 
Oct 6, 2014 12:55 AM

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pretty cool first ep.
 
Oct 6, 2014 1:16 AM
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Hidayat246 said:
this can be see as alternate timeline from garo main series, maybe


Long time Garo fan here, no indication yet its in some kind of alternate continuity or setting. From what we know, its just a prequel work since its set hundreds of years earlier. The One Who Shines Through Darkness aka Garo Season 3 is set two hundred years after Kouga's era.

It's just a canon side story set earlier in the timeline.
 
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Bad-Average first ep. I'll give this maybe one or two more episodes to show itself
 
Oct 6, 2014 2:49 AM

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Yoshikage said:
Hidayat246 said:
this can be see as alternate timeline from garo main series, maybe


Long time Garo fan here, no indication yet its in some kind of alternate continuity or setting. From what we know, its just a prequel work since its set hundreds of years earlier. The One Who Shines Through Darkness aka Garo Season 3 is set two hundred years after Kouga's era.

It's just a canon side story set earlier in the timeline.


Are they the same person (who reincarnates) or the legacy goes to different people in different eras (like in Karas)?
 
Oct 6, 2014 4:27 AM

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Prettty good first ep. I really love the OP and ED animations they are pretty slick.
4/5
 
Oct 6, 2014 4:47 AM

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So glad this live action got an anime. I hope they show Zaruba but i doubt it. I'm just glad its not in the future.
 
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Welp, its been a while since I heard Daisuke Namikawa and Romi Park voicing a main character but story-wise, I'm gonna stick to it, sasuga MAPPA for the OP
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that art style is kinda weird
 
Oct 6, 2014 6:07 AM

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That scene of the knight who took the baby was pretty awesome to be honest. The art style was interesting, fairly new to what I'm used to. The hint of comedy gave a special note to this first episode. The battle between Leon and the Hollows was quite epic, huh. Looking forward to the next!


yeah, this season a lot of fantasies, some with good animation.
 
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The direction and execution of the anime were good to others, but for me missing the story a bit more convincing, this whole universe sounds kind of cliché and too forced, I do not see anything new, little can be seen of the characters in this episode, but the action scenes were great! I hope the quality does not drop.
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Oct 6, 2014 8:04 AM

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Well this pretty much exceeded my expectations, art and animation were amazing and the atmosphere is quite nice , definitely a great first episode
 
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I love this anime , outstanding
 
Oct 6, 2014 10:39 AM

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The weird armor totally reminded me of Karas...
 
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MAPPA is gradually becoming my favorite studio.

This looks promising and has a lot of potential! The staff behind this is trustworthy, I'm expecting it to be at least excellent. But this is so underrated, people are missing out a good series, I would have watched it as soon as it was out if I knew it was the 3 oct...

The CGI was apparent but acceptable. I don't mind it. :) And the OST played during the last fight reminded me so much of Kajiura Yuki's OST in Tsubasa Chronicle and Pandora Hearts.

And all the scenes in the hotel were hawt. 8)
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Garo fan here and I personally don't get all the bitching since this was a fine episode. Plus I rather like that we get a prequel to the main series instead of an anime that tries to shoehorn itself into the present day shows (pretty sure that would be a big ol' mess). :P

I'm honestly excited to see where this will go, since the action was damn cool and the plot is definitely going to be something else. CG was handled well and it did blend into the animation nicely. (I said it somewhere else, but it looks better than the initial CG done for the first Garo season. ...no, I really don't mean to bag on the first season. The whole series just got better after it.) And I guess I'm one of the few fans of the art style. I do miss the super intricate coats though.

Also can't wait for Zaruba! God I miss that smartass ring. XD
 
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Yoshikage said:


Long time Garo fan here, no indication yet its in some kind of alternate continuity or setting. From what we know, its just a prequel work since its set hundreds of years earlier. The One Who Shines Through Darkness aka Garo Season 3 is set two hundred years after Kouga's era.

It's just a canon side story set earlier in the timeline.


Are they the same person (who reincarnates) or the legacy goes to different people in different eras (like in Karas)?


Nope, the Garo armor usually passes on from father to son or master to disciple. So Leon isn't the same as the main TV show Garo holders, but with this being a prequel, he could either be an ancestor to Kouga (the main Garo knight in the TV series up to the 3rd season) or just someone who ends up passing on the armor. :D
 
Oct 6, 2014 11:36 AM

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Well, it looks promising so far, I hope it doesn't degrade into a generic shounen...
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Oct 6, 2014 11:49 AM

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Very good first episode.
I really enjoy the different animation style as well as the music.
Too bad this will probably not get the attention it deserves.
 
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I feel bad for the whore who have to die co'z of some Horror who intervened with German's love making.
 
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