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P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by takenoko » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:40 pm

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Pretty cool. I'm a bit confused as to when this was filmed though. Was this a recent thing to bridge the Makai no Hana and Gekkou no Tabibito movie or was this filmed a while ago? Because Kouga, Rei, and Kaoru look kind of young in this. I was also surprised because I thought this was a preview based on the length, but it seems like this is the whole thing.

Love the choreography though, but there's a kind of fan filmish quality to it? It's like watching a video game fight. I think the form Kouga uses is from the Pachinko games, I don't think I've seen it before.

Anyway, it's a cool appetizer for the new movie. It's a hearty reminder of why I love the Garo series so much. Even their side stuff doesn't feel like it's meant to be throwaway nonsense the way sometimes Toei does things. Cool to see the bear character from Souryuu again. Could have gone without the filler middle episode, but still amazed by the effort that went into this.

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by The M » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:05 pm

Whats this about ? I didn´t even know it was in production

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by Xirix » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:23 pm

This was a cute little thing, I can't help thinking there's some continuity issues though, may just be because time travel is a thing now.

If I recall, when Kouga's kid got the Garo armour passed to him, he actually had a conversation with him and seemed to have not found Kaoru yet. And here they see an alternate timeline version where he didn't get the armour and died because he didn't have it.

I hope they don't fall too far into the "it's time travel we don't need to explain it" catagory, nice to see the OG cast regardless though.

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by Catastrophe » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:02 pm

The end of Maki no Hana had a whole bunch of GARO appear at the same time, so they can probably hand wave it that way.

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Post by Aberration » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:40 pm

It's nice to finally get the full-fledged prequel to "Makai no Hana" that we've always wanted to see, but... the execution kinda sucks. It definitely looks and feels like someone pasted together all the FMV segments of a video game and threw that on YouTube. I wish they could've fleshed it out into a full 45 minutes, and that would've been a nice lead-in into the movie.

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  • Always like seeing Kouga, Kaoru, and Rei
  • I like seeing the standard issue armor from "Makai Senki" make an appearance again. They should just build a couple of those suits that they can use whenever other knights guest star
  • What was with the little Makai Dragon at the end of Kouga/Rei's fight? Was that supposed to be Kaoru 2? I don't remember what happened to it.

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by Lunagel » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:59 pm

Well, to be fair, it was originally intended to be a background video for pachinko game machines. It's gotta be short and sweet. I'm just happy they even released it online.

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by JustiFanV2 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:52 am

I liked this, for what it was. It's good to see the "Garo Golden Couple" again. It does seem to slightly contradict what we've seen of this story before but, eh, I'll roll with it. When Kouga turns into a giant Garo head, how can you be disappointed?

A little thing: I don't know if it's just me but the video seems a little... less than smooth a lot of the time. I'm assuming that's just an artistic choice they took with the filming, rather than a problem with the actual encodes. Can I just confirm it's supposed to be like that?

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by Aberration » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:00 pm

The links to the original YouTube videos are on the wiki. They have the same herky-jerky framerate, it's not just you.

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by takenoko » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:35 pm

If Luna's right, then it's as I suspected. The video footage was shot a while ago for Pachinko machines (like the ones that always show in Garo cm's). And they're just now releasing it on Youtube. It was never meant to be high quality

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Re: P Garo Saejima Kouga 1-3 released

Post by JustiFanV2 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:06 am

Good to know. Thanks for confirming, guys! :)

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