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Alt Title: Battle Royale Garo

Seemed okay, seen enough battle royalelikes that this didn't really excite me.

Definitely a mystery as to how this connects to Garo. The game they're playing at the arcade looks like it's Kouga fighting a Horror.

I assume if you die in the game, you die in real life. Will the whole series be spent in the game?

So far my favorite character is the skinny kid who becomes strong when in VR.
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I really quite enjoyed this, I like the potential. I thought the videogame looked like it was Kouga too, which begs the question of when this takes place, has the Saejima family become known to the point someone made a videogame?

So they've made up this battle royale to bring out the worst in people, so their Inga will feed the Garo armour, I wonder if this takes place just before Ryuuga in that case, and maybe the armour didn't lose it's shine by "using up all its power in a final attack", and rather got stolen by something afterwards and then slowly blackened by this game.

Either way, looking forward to more.

(By the way, not that I want to ruin the musical opening, but when the guy puts on the VR glasses it just reminded me of Amatsu Gai >.<)
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After Shinken, Tori was in a short series called Death Game Park. I got a similar vibe from the main character in this one.
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Given that GARO was always stated to be the prize, I didn't expect any knights or anything to actually appear, but I'm not sure if people fighting the whole season is going to hold my attention.

At least the fight scenes this episode looked good?

Also, the game that they are playing is the PS2 GARO game.
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Oh yeah, I was going to ask if it was it or not, since I haven't played it myself
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This so far is giving me Sword Art Online vibes.
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I was translating the names of the extras and Aoninger, Matsumoto Gaku, is in this. Looks like his character "name" is maybe Takemoto or Okamoto, but it's basically rearrangement of his actual name, so I'm guessing he's just a named extra.
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I wonder about Account name in this episode "Galaxy Kingfisher" how to write in romaji? "Ginga Kawasemi" ?
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Ah, I looooove this! Did Amemiya direct this as well? I really like the tone and casting. Even some of the side characters are really well cast. I'm excited to see where the story goes. ALSO, all those scenes of people running away from horrors are really anxiety inducing... I love it. Lol

P.S. I've been watching a lot of UFC recently and I see that MMA is definitely influencing a lot of fight scenes which is really cool. They seem more brutal and raw.
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I don't remember if he said a no in there but Ginga no Kawasemi 銀河の川蝉 is my guess. (Thanks for mentioning that, I forgot we heard his name in the show, so I had to correct it on our wiki page).

The funny thing is I caught Ginga and Semi (cicada) but didn't catch the first part. So I did a kanji search with semi as the ending kanji and saw that kawasemi (kingfisher) was a thing. Interestingly, the kanji for that is river+cicada, so I wonder if kingfishers are famous for eating cicadas and living on the river in Japan?

I don't see Amemiya in the credits for directing. But there's four writers and three directors, so maybe they'll do three episodes each with Amemiya surprising everyone in the end? But it looks like he's credited as just having the original idea and the showrunner this time is Tananka Aya so this could just be a spinoff without him. That's not always a good sign, but Era Itaru and Taguchi Kei are longtime writers for the Garo series so hopefully they can help steer this one in a good direction.
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Thanks, Takenoko!
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so, giving garo another shot. I figure new series, why the hell not. How intertwined are these compared to KR & SS? Am I gonna miss references, or do I need to really watch the other series to know everything?

also.... TF is that Waffle Sandwich?????
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This one appears to be standalone, but there will be terminology that they may not explain.
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This is a 2 for me. Not armor or something relevant on episode 1 was really bad. Also the isekai/shitty sword online plot is just overused by now. This could have been like the Ryuki version of Garo but if they doesn't have armors there is no point. If this is going to be a 13 episodes show I can see that is going to be bad and I doubt this is going to be 25 episodes.
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Sinkuu wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:08 pm
also.... TF is that Waffle Sandwich?????
Isn't that just chicken and waffles? It's a fairly common combination in America
Kurow wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:16 pm
If this is going to be a 13 episodes show I can see that is going to be bad and I doubt this is going to be 25 episodes.
The official website lists 12 episodes
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