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Tokusatsu Show 'Garo' to Receive Anime Adaptation

by tsubasalover
Nov 23, 2013 10:16 AM | 56 Comments
According to the Garo Project Official Blog, the midnight tokusatsu show "Garo" will be receiving a TV anime series. More information will be announced at later time.

Garo is a tokusatsu show that "focuses on the life of Kouga Saejima, who has assumed the title of Makai Knight to protect humanity against dark demonic manifestations called 'Horrors.' In his quest to purge them, he encounters a young girl named Kaoru whom he saves from a Horror, but learns that she is stained with its demonic blood. As a rule, those that have been stained by the blood of a Horror shall be cut down, or else they will die painfully in approximately 100 days. Kouga spares Kaoru and tries to find a way to purify her before her remaining time expires. Thus, the series focuses on Kouga's developing relationship with Kaoru and his stand in protecting humanity in accordance with the wishes of his father, the previous Garo. In the process, encountering another Makai Knight named Rei Suzumura who eventually becomes his ally, Kouga confronts his father's former disciple who is also the cause of a recent string of Horror attacks in preparation of a more sinister advent of the Horrors' originator, Messiah." (Source: Wikipedia)

Tokusatsu, which translates as "special filming," is a Japanese live-action genre that uses special effects. Examples of tokusatsu are hero shows that air in the mornings like Kamen Riders, Super Sentais, Ultraman (TV series usually targeted at kids), and Godzilla (films). (More information on Wikipedia.)

Source: Garo Project Official Blog

Story by symbv

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin on MAL

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sounds interesting enough and the plot is straight

Nov 27, 2013 7:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sounds awesome

Nov 24, 2013 4:15 PM by QuiGonJon

Wow this looks good :D looking forward to watching it

Nov 24, 2013 1:12 PM by WhiteJoker

Yes! We need more toku anime like my fav kikaider anime can't wait>

Nov 24, 2013 7:25 AM by Wesson8Magnum

symbv said:
I would say men, because there is quite a bit of gore and fan service for guys but still women watch it because of the ikemen cast :-D


Hmmm, so it's popular with both.It has things for both huh.

Thank you.

Nov 24, 2013 6:03 AM by phoenixalia

phoenixalia said:
Symbv, is this tokusatsu show more popular with men or women? I'm just curious.
I would say men, because there is quite a bit of gore and fan service for guys but still women watch it because of the ikemen cast :-D

Nov 24, 2013 4:33 AM by symbv

Well, after Samurai Flamenco, I'm open to more tokusatsu shows.

Symbv, is this tokusatsu show more popular with men or women? I'm just curious. Wonder how it'll be adapted into anime. And it's supposed to have an original story too...

Nov 24, 2013 4:32 AM by phoenixalia

Sounds intersting. I think Im going to watch this. I never saw the TV series but the plot sounds coo. Im only wondering does the show realy have a horror theme (those who watched it plese reply) :)

Nov 24, 2013 3:42 AM by inurutoshinobi

symbv said:
wakka9ca said:

No I mean the studio for the anime.
But you said "I need to watch the movies", right? The anime is not the movies... Or you were talking about different things when you said "any speculation on the studio" ?


Two different things in the two sentences. Sorry for lack of context between the two. It has been a long day of work.

Nov 24, 2013 1:43 AM by wakka9ca

gonna check it out

Nov 24, 2013 1:31 AM by isekai

wakka9ca said:

No I mean the studio for the anime.
But you said "I need to watch the movies", right? The anime is not the movies... Or you were talking about different things when you said "any speculation on the studio" ?

Nov 24, 2013 1:27 AM by symbv

symbv said:
wakka9ca said:
Speaking of which I need to watch the movies....
Any speculations on the studio? Tatsunoko?
The live action movie to be released next March you mean? No need for speculation. It can be found on official movie website: http://garo-project.jp/ZERO/
See 東北新社 on it? It is the film company. Also check
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tohokushinsha_Film

Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6lu2EXuHJc


No I mean the studio for the anime.

About the ZERO special, it's not out yet and I haven't watched the latest two movies...

Nov 24, 2013 12:53 AM by wakka9ca

wakka9ca said:
Speaking of which I need to watch the movies....
Any speculations on the studio? Tatsunoko?
The live action movie to be released next March you mean? No need for speculation. It can be found on official movie website: http://garo-project.jp/ZERO/
See 東北新社 on it? It is the film company. Also check
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tohokushinsha_Film

Movie Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6lu2EXuHJc

Nov 24, 2013 12:18 AM by symbv

Speaking of which I need to watch the movies....

Any speculations on the studio? Tatsunoko?

Nov 23, 2013 11:55 PM by wakka9ca

Oh god, I love the LA, so I'll definitely watch this one as well

Nov 23, 2013 11:01 PM by Suntears

^ Precisely, to be honest, even the tokusatsu show aired in daytime is watched more and more by adults (in fact by women because of those ikemen). The notion that tokusatsu show must be kids show is so outdated these days.

Nov 23, 2013 10:04 PM by symbv

symbv said:
It is a very popular tokusatsu franchise watched more by teenagers and adults than kids.


This is a late-night tokusatsu so kids can't really watch it without recording.

Also, there is nudity and gore to some extent. I used to joke about how every season the first episode must show tits and the last boss is always a giant nude lady.

Nov 23, 2013 9:56 PM by wakka9ca

It is a very popular tokusatsu franchise watched more by teenagers and adults than kids. It is having a live-action movie coming and the 4th season of the show is coming too. A tokusatsu show getting animated is quite rare so it is quite significant news.

Nov 23, 2013 9:06 PM by symbv

i liked the Toku show so hmm

Nov 23, 2013 5:46 PM by DateYutaka

Hopefully it'll decide what it's going to be from the beginning, unlike Samurai Flamenco..

Nov 23, 2013 5:39 PM by Candor

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