Ratings Poll: Garo

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What do you think of the first season of Garo?

***** Shrine the light Golden! Garo!
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91%
**** Shrine into Silver! Zero!
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9%
*** It's okay
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** Turned into Horror
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No votes
* Dark Knight
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Ratings Poll: Garo

Post by DaVinci030 » Sun May 31, 2015 6:19 pm

What do you guys think of Kouga and his adventures? 5 for me.
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Post by Catastrophe » Sun May 31, 2015 8:35 pm

The original is great. Fantastic series when viewed while airing. Doesn't really even seem that dated now either.

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Post by wisdomcat » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:36 am

The original was probably the best season I have ever seen and it spawned like several spin-offs and movies. I'm giving it a 4.

EDIT: Changed my mind and giving it a 5
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Post by xiiliea » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:48 am

I gave it a 5/5. I love the seriousness of the series and of Kouga. Even though the first half of the series was basically motw, the second half was just way too epic.

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Post by AxemYellow » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:52 am

I really have to go back and watch this again, since it's been quite a while. I know I really liked it, but it's hard to compare to the newer series. I don't want to rate it too highly, since I think nostalgia googles are in full effect. I'll give this amazing show a 4.

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Post by takenoko » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:36 pm

I'll gave it a 4. I honestly feel like people see the first season with rose colored glasses. It definitely has a lot of strong elements like Rei being a jokey knight compared to Kouga's seriousness, Kouga's father is largely involved, we see Kouga and Kaoru have an actual arc, Jabi, Mark Musashi as Kodama.

I dunno, if we're grading on a curve, I feel like maybe the first season is the least flawed, most tightest of the Garo series. But with the mythos established in Makai Senki, I think they were able to do more interesting things, even if that wasn't a beloved as the first series.

Actually, I've talked myself into switching it to a 5. I mean, Beast of the White Night is still my favorite thing in all of tokudom. So I think that says something.

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Post by VerusMaya II » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:45 pm

I must've missed the Makai Senki poll! Damn. I would've given that a 5 in a heartbeat.

5 for this, too. Some episodes are just so poignant to me, that linger even all these years later.
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Post by Sukeroku! » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:32 pm

Hands down my favorite Toku ever, giving it a 5.

I feel like the original Garo did the best job balancing MotW plots along with an overarching plot and character development. There were alot of good plot threads going around - Kouga's past, Kouga and Kaoru's relationship, Kaoru and her father's book, Rei and his past. And while it for the most part was a series of self contained stories, there wasn't even much of a promise of an overarching story until Barago showed up. Which is so much better than having a plot dump the first episode and then having the main story not show up until like, the last four episodes.

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Post by TokuCasual » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:09 pm

A 5 for me. This little season kick started a franchise. The first half was slow but the second half was super exciting. Makai Senki is the better series for me, but this first season also deserves a 5. Kouga, Kaoru, Rei, Barago, Kodama, Kodama's mom, (forgot her name) she was pretty cute. Oh and Jabi. So much awesome.

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Post by Alessar » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:11 am

Near-flawless masterpiece.

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Post by hinomars19 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:44 am

I genuinely loved this series, a couple of flaws aside. It had a tone and level of visual design I hadn't seen in a long, long time. It was simple in premise but that was it's charm. At times it felt a little slow, but at the same time was....relaxing? Each episode had something to it as well. I feel Amemiya had stories to tell, and Garo was his vessel for them. Later Garo series have only seen that happen here or there, which is a shame. I can't think of a single character I didn't like either.
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I think my biggest 'problem' I had was the death of Jabi, I think that could've been handled a little better. But she was resurrected later so, yay!


After watching this series I want to be a swordsman! Kouga FTW!

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Post by fenrir » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:43 am

without this series, the whole Garo world wouldnt be as attractive as now.
it reminds me almost 10 years ago when i read in local anime magazine that an adult new tokusatsu series gonna be aired. i look the armor and it's quite cool. later on somehow i find the 2 dvd for full season of this series & give it a try. and i never regret it.

have some flaws & too many unnecessary naked here and there. but it gives a character, a set up of the whole Makai world etc.
good series & almost complete in many ways.
otw: Ex-Aid , Hurricane (ep3), Amazons S2, Kyuuranger

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