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Netflix Announces 'Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf' Anime for May 2024

by Hyperion_PS
Apr 21, 10:01 PM | 10 Comments
Netflix Japan announced an anime based on Baku Yumemakura's Garouden novel on Monday, revealing the main staff, cast, theme songs, key visual (pictured), and promotional. The anime, tilted Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf, will stream worldwide on Netflix on May 23.

The anime series focuses on the protagonist in the book, Juuzou Fujimaki, a rival of Bunshichi Tanba. On the run from his troubled past, Juuzou is forced into competing in a deadly underground fighting tournament. Skilled in the respected martial art Takemiya-ryuu, Juuzou must navigate a path filled with formidable foes and his personal demons—all while dealing with a bounty of three million yen on his head and a detective on his trail. (Source: Netflix, edited)

Juuzou Fujimaki: Ryouta Takeuchi (Mahoutsukai no Yome)
Tanba Bunshichi: Tetsu Inada (Boku no Hero Academia)
Tsutomu Himekawa: Shunsuke Takeuchi (Akudama Drive)
Matsuo Shouzan: Rintarou Nishi (Tokyo Ghoul)
Souichirou Izumi: Tesshou Genda (Naruto)
Saeko Izumi: Aya Endou (Macross F)
Ryouji Kubo: Ryouta Suzuki (Dr. Stone: New World)
Fumito Tamon: Hidenobu Kiuchi (Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha)
Tomoyuki Hikita: Junya Enoki (Jujutsu Kaisen)
Carlos Nagato: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Shinoichirou: Junichi Suwabe (Black Clover)
Oleg Zaitsev: Kenjirou Tsuda (Ninja Kamui)
Ranbo: Shiro Saito (Megalo Box)
Sergeant: Maki Izawa (Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari)
Chisaki Shino: Yume Miyamoto (SSSS.Gridman)
Miyuki Koiso: Yuuko Kaida (Yakusoku no Neverland)

Director: Atsushi Ikariya (Sabikui Bisco)
Assistant Director: Daisuke Mataga (Sabikui Bisco)
Series Composition: Sadayuki Murai (Ooyukiumi no Kaina)
Character Design: Atsushi Ikariya (Fate/Zero), Momoko Kawai (Rhapsody)
Chief Animation Director: Atsushi Ikariya (Id:Invaded), Ai Asari (Sabikui Bisco), Momoko Kawai
Director of Photography: Tsubasa Takagi (Sabikui Bisco)
Art Design: Yoshihiro Sono (Watashi no Shiawase na Kekkon)
3DCG Director: Mito Kunihiko (Good Night World)
Sound Director: Kisuke Koizumi (Chainsaw Man)
Sound Editor: Masatoshi Katsumata (Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul sound effects)
Color Design: Emiko Okada (Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki)
Editing: Yoshiaki Kimura (Hametsu no Oukoku)
Main Animation: Yutaka Matsubara (Sora no Otoshimono), Hitomi Takechi (Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume chief animation director)
Video Director: Yihui Zhang
Music: Takeshi Ueda (AA=) (Sabikui Bisco)
Animation Producer: Yasuo Suda (Thermae Romae Novae)
Studio: NAZ

AA= will perform both the opening theme "FIGHT & PRIDE" and ending theme "CRY BOY."

Yumemakura penned the martial arts novel in 13 volumes under Futabasha's novel imprint from 1985 to 2003. A sequel novel titled Shin Garouden began under the same imprint in December 2006. The fifth volume went on sale in October 2020.

Jiro Taniguchi (Kodoku no Gourmet) drew a manga adaptation in Asahi Sonorama's Shishiou magazine from 1989 to 1990.

Keisuke Itagaki (Grappler Baki) began serializing a second manga adaptation in Schola's Monthly Comic Birz magazine in 1996. After the magazine ceased publication, the manga transferred to Kodansha's Young Magazine Uppers in 1999, and again to Evening after Young Magazine Uppers ceased publication. The manga went on an indefinite hiatus in 2010.

Itagaki also drew the Garouden Boy prequel manga in Weekly Shounen Magazine from 2003 to 2004. Masami Nobe drew a manga adaptation of the Shin Garouden sequel novel in Weekly Shounen Champion from 2013 to 2014.


Source: Netflix

Garouden: The Way of the Lone Wolf on MAL

10 Comments Recent Comments

Netflix definitely has a type, lol. Should fit in nicely with Baki and Kengan Ashura.

Apr 22, 8:37 PM by malvarez1

Yikes, studio NAZ,didn't they animate Hajimete no Gal?

Apr 22, 6:24 PM by VivavideoUser2x

@wildhood, there is no exact quantity of the episodes.

Apr 22, 1:02 PM by Memore

Wait. This starts airing next month? And the anime was just announced? Not a long wait, thankfully. But since it's Netflix, they'll probably release 10 episodes at the same time. I also just noticed that the novel ended 21 years ago, and only now is getting an anime.

Apr 22, 6:47 AM by wildhood

i hope its not cancelled

The one time we get something that has the potential to have ambitious storytelling and it turns out like this.

Doubt he'll have the rights to it, but at the very least, a manga release would still be great. The Bisco site still lists the same staff as season 1, that's where they'll go next.

Apr 22, 4:06 AM by Etherius_ZS

@Genoard, no, it is a completely different work and not a game.

Apr 22, 3:40 AM by Memore

@Etherius_ZS sad got delayed then but i hope its not cancelled

Apr 22, 3:21 AM by deg

So what happened to Special Kid Factory?

Apr 22, 2:18 AM by Etherius_ZS

Is this related to Garou: Mark of the Wolves?

Apr 22, 2:12 AM by Genoard

Great news! I like martial arts. Waiting for the series to air.

Apr 22, 1:34 AM by Memore

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