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Oct 6, 2014 12:04 PM

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I liked the medieval setting and premise but I stopped watching a little bit more than half way. I did not appreciate the bed scene at all. Maybe I'll pick this up later.
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Oct 6, 2014 12:22 PM
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I heard that Amemiya Keita, the original creator, told Hayashi and Kobayashi, the director and writer of the anime to make it apart from the series as much as possible. Though when he said apart, he did not say make a whole new universe. So I believe he has little or nothing to do with this series other than just being credited as the original creator.

Plus, will Herman have a madou ring, too?

I also wonder if the anime will cast AV stars or make characters based on AV stars like the tokusatsu series has with the likes of Anri Okita and Saori Hara.
 
Oct 6, 2014 12:46 PM
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That definitely was different. It was pretty cool though. The animation is a bit distracting but I can get used to it.

The op and ed songs were AMAZING. Good job Mappa! Two good shows this season.
 
Oct 6, 2014 12:52 PM
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Pretty intresting, I can say already that I will love this, it's unique and Leon is bad-ass.
in the end the father never got laid XD
 
Oct 6, 2014 1:25 PM
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It wasn't totally attention-grabbing for me except for the character designs which I really like. The music was noticeably good. But I didn't really like the 3D, reminds me a bit of Tokyo Ravens...other than that, the setting seems interesting, and I can see myself liking it more later on. Herman is one cool dude, and his interactions with his son Leon is pretty fun.
 
Oct 6, 2014 2:03 PM

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The art style is good I like it.This looks interesting, looking forward to next week. The OP and ED were both good.
 
Oct 6, 2014 2:08 PM

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Looks good so far.
 
Oct 6, 2014 2:14 PM

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I almost didn't watch this, I am glad I did though.. it's looking good.
 
Oct 6, 2014 2:22 PM

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Another pretty great series with lots of potential :O Mappa's on a role!!

Loving the Father and Son combo. They're both BA! Leon and Zoro? Nice names too :3

But really what's with this season's anime and Manservice lol. Lot's of naked Ripped guys XD

Quite some hot action too (I mean it both ways) :3
 
Oct 6, 2014 3:16 PM

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platinumSKIES said:
zellami said:


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


Cool, that's even better. Perhaps we'll have 'the origin' version. I have seen only a few episodes of S3, but it makes sense now, thanks.
 
Oct 6, 2014 4:11 PM

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This.

Wasn't too big a fan of the bedroom scene, but w/e. I like the characters, especially the son (lol that attitude). The animation and OST were wonderful, drew me in right away. I'm surprised that this hit expectation. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
 
Oct 6, 2014 4:26 PM
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Interesting premise. There seems to be a lot of fantasy/medieval anime this season.
 
Oct 6, 2014 4:34 PM

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Not bad even with my allergy to CG I still find this watchable. hope this doesn't let me down.
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Oct 6, 2014 4:58 PM

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I loved everything about this episode....I was completely wow'd
 
Oct 6, 2014 5:12 PM

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ehhh....

I don't like the art style, character designs.
The story seems pretty good (I hope too), characters are bamfs. Sound isn't noticeable.

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Oct 6, 2014 5:19 PM
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Well, the subs I watched I hated. They called the Makai Knight Zero, Zoro. That just annoyed me. And the fact that it seems they might ignore the 99.9 second rule which gave the armor usage a deeper sense of amazement. But overall, the series had a great start.

It set some of the basics of the Garo series: Makai Knights, Horrors, Armors, Their swords. All good, but they need to set up the other rules as the series goes on. Also, I enjoy the question they set. First off, they had a question about why Garo is burning on one side only. And why is Garo praised while Zero isn't? And what is that thing the Prince got? It had Garo's symbol and colors, maybe its got to do with why Garo is burning?
 
Oct 6, 2014 5:48 PM

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It was pretty interesting.

Herman was pretty badass.
 
Oct 6, 2014 5:58 PM

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I really liked this episode, the overall feel from the anime reminds me of Berserk (further into the manga). I really liked Herman's armor, but the golden one didn't look as good - personal preference I guess. I have mixed feelings about the mixture of 2D and 3D, or whatever you call it. It seems like nowadays anime are trying to push this trend, but do people really find it enjoyable? Perhaps it's just me again. Other than that, everything was interesting and the combat was very well animated! I liked Herman's character, but I'm not sure about Leon. He seems like your typical silent character bent on revenge, at least judging from this episode. I'll definitely come back for more.
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Oct 6, 2014 6:13 PM
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I really liked this episode, the overall feel from the anime reminds me of Berserk (further into the manga).


Lol if it becomes that graphic and depressing then I'm going to stop watching :P. So far it looks like the two series that are definitely worth watching are Garo and Fate/Stay Night UBW.
 
Oct 6, 2014 6:26 PM

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An anime that is entirely focused on how badass the characters look in their armor! I like it.
A father and son duo is inevitable!
Like most other CG anime (in this case, CG during action scenes, battles, etc) I can definitely handle after watching a few episodes or so.
 
Oct 6, 2014 7:11 PM

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Just wow, I didn't get bored, pacing was great.
The soundtrack sounds a lot like Nier which is awesome.
 
Oct 6, 2014 7:17 PM

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Only real watched because JAM Project did the opening. Doesn't seem so bad, if it wasn't for the armor being done in cgi, which is not my favorite thing.
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Oct 6, 2014 8:38 PM

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Lol. Looks like they spent all of their budget on the 3D CGI, and left little to none for everything else. That opening was practically colored storyboards. Wish they had made it all more consistent. The contrast between the the game-quality 3D models to the drawn frames looks like a child's doodles. Well, at least the action is decent, so I'll continue to watch it.
 
Oct 6, 2014 9:26 PM

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6.5/10 for this episode.
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He keeps performing multiple plastic surgeries on those Shingeki No Kyojin characters in a SINGLE chapter.
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Forced myself to read through the kidsketching chapters after the anime's ended. At least from now on, I only have to go through the hell once a month.
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Oct 6, 2014 11:56 PM

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Glorious first episode. OST was great, premise is interesting. Can't wait to see more.
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Oct 7, 2014 3:02 AM

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I have mix feelings on this. I like the OP and the mature theme but while the shiny CGI is indeed, done good quality-wise, just doesn't sit well right with the Medieval era 2D for me. Maybe I'll get use to it later.
 
Oct 7, 2014 6:22 AM

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Boy, this seems promising. . . Hmmm
 
Oct 7, 2014 6:24 AM
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Realy liked the first episode, he had sex with a demon,while he knew she was one intresting.
 
Oct 7, 2014 6:35 AM

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nice. that bj scene tho.lol. badass mc. so far it has interesting start and i enjoyed it :D
 
Oct 7, 2014 10:37 AM

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I'm not exactly familiar with the GARO franchise but man for sure the first episode piqued my interest!
and that OP animation is just GODLY! It looks like something that is directed by Maasaki Yuasa..

And finally, we see a guy with chest and pubic hair in anime! Delicious ♥
 
Oct 7, 2014 10:42 AM
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really heavy berserk vibe, after it got all fantasy'ish. liked how knights was killed, that's what really happens when you got outnumbered.
 
Oct 7, 2014 4:50 PM

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I liked the episode aside the CGI-fight. Why? Why didn't they draw it? It doesn't fit with the style and doesn't look too good. And they will focus on it, oh God...

But maybe the designs of the teen protags won't sit well with me, so I'll drop it for another reason. It would be a pity though, since the world is interesting, the political intrigue seems promising and the artstyle is at least unusual.
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Oct 7, 2014 4:53 PM

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Horrible bulky armors, but Romi Paku voices one of the main characters. ADDED.
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Oct 7, 2014 7:48 PM

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I think ep 1 is pretty good

dat end card =))

 
Oct 7, 2014 8:20 PM

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MAPPA is makin it happen man..
 
Oct 8, 2014 12:02 AM

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Whoa !!! 0___0
 
Oct 8, 2014 5:37 AM

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If they every time have to put this ridiculous armor for fighting, I think I'll drop it.
 
Oct 8, 2014 6:51 AM

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If they every time have to put this ridiculous armor for fighting, I think I'll drop it.
This is based on a tokusatsu show so yes they probably will.
 
Oct 8, 2014 6:55 AM
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If they every time have to put this ridiculous armor for fighting, I think I'll drop it.


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Oct 8, 2014 8:18 AM

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Father and Son combo. Not exactly my cup of tea at the moment, but the story was quite interesting. Good start, especially the action. Maybe the following episodes are better than the this one.
 
Oct 8, 2014 9:39 AM
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Garo is just badass. wheres Zaruba tho
 
Oct 8, 2014 10:23 AM

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4/5

Episode intriguing, very nice armor, maybe the CG is a little smoother, but seeing them in action is veeery nice.
Plot that convinced me immediately, engaging narration, I hope to go with the best TV series of episodes.
the opening is quite original.
The Character Design may not like it, but it did not bother me that much.
For now, my vote is 6/10!
 
Oct 8, 2014 10:49 AM

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Hmm. I don't think I like this kind of anime with such ridiculous armors but I will keep watching and see how it turns out.
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Oct 8, 2014 12:08 PM
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I swear to god I've seen this whole concept somewhere.. but where, I cannot remember at all.
 
Oct 8, 2014 1:44 PM

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*sigh* So underwhelming...
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Oct 8, 2014 1:46 PM

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I'm just passing by to say that both Funimation and MAL have their last names wrong. It's not Lewis since they're obviously from Spain, and Luis (not "Luís") is a first name. It should be Ruiz.
EDIT: It seems Luis is an actual last name. I've certainly never heard of it (though I've heard of other given names used as surnames) and Ruiz is just much more common. I guess if the actual creators actually said it's Luis, then it's Luis, though.

Other little errors on MAL:
It should be Germán, not Herman.
Likewise, it should be San Variante, not Saint. (Variante itself is not an actual name as far as I know, but that's just the name of the kingdom, it seems, and it's correctly written as a word, so that's alright.)
It's also "León", not just Leon (but maybe that's too much).

It must seem like nitpicking, but it just bugged me.
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Oct 8, 2014 2:24 PM

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Germán Luis & León Luis are both acceptable Spanish names. Because, yeah, the story happens to be set up in some alternative Spain country. And yeah the name Lewis is everything but an acceptable Spanish name. As for Luis, it is very ok. And the first Spanish subs didn't translate correctly their proper language. How weird.

(yes I saw both ESP & ENG subs, bcs I understand both languages and live in Spain for now)
 
Oct 8, 2014 2:45 PM

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Quite interesting with no experiences or knowledge of the original franchise. Some of the scenes with CG seems really out of place and did quite bother me by quite a bit since I am not the biggest fan of CG. Otherwise, I'll try to bear with the CG and hopefully get a really good watch from this season with this anime (along with other anime but I'm jus sayin).

I will be tuning in next week to see whassup with our "heroes".
 
Oct 8, 2014 3:27 PM
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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


The operating term is "usually". Rei inherited Zero from his master, without actually being blood related to him. There is no rule for this in the franchise that it always must be blood related. Sigma was skipped over from receiving the Flash Lord armor as well in Makai Senki.

I don't think you even understand the the fact that the anime does not contradict the timeline in the televised series. Many Makai Knights are shown to simply use mass produced standard soul metal armors instead. Its that simple.
 
Oct 8, 2014 3:43 PM
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What a surprise! A mature and atmospheric dark fantasy with a compelling narrative.
Even the sex scene is handled maturely which rarely happens in this medium. This is a definite watch.

Also, this character design seems similar to Tatami Galaxy (or is it just me).
The CGI blends kind of well with the normal animation (imo).
 
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