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Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by takenoko » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:35 pm

Man, while the story was kind of dumb, you have to appreciate the Garo creators for the effort they put into pushing the boundaries of special effects. Kouga driving a car and riding a bike is pretty silly, but they force it to make it pretty exciting with the long panning shots of the vehicles.

The only thing I wish they had done was to film the last scene at night, because Gouten looks a lot more fake during the day. I can understand that it's hard to get lighting at night though.

I guess my main complaint about this week's story is that it breaks the rule of thumb about not asking your audience to believe too many far fetched things. Like if you ask the audience to believe in magic and sorcery, don't throw predator and Darth Vader into that same story, or things seem really off putting. Like I can see Kouga grabbing a motorcyle to chase down a guy possessed by a Horror on a bike. Asking me to believe he's chasing a possessed bike that's actually a robot dragon that's created from Horrors that's gone berserk because it tasted blood, makes me think that it's pretty retarded.

But anything with Gouten is great, and we get to see... eh... water skiing Garo. But it's all worth it for the guest appearance at the end. The music that plays during that scene is even fitting for this character.

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Lunagel » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:03 pm

I really disliked this episode. Flimsy pretext and some of the most ridiculous scenes I've ever seen. We've never so much as seen Kouga in the back seat of a car and now he's driving not only a car but a motorcycle? It just made no sense. This episode was boring, repetitive and kinda unbelievable. I will be happy if they never show another motorcycle again in this show.

However I was happy to see Rei. Mostly because he broke up the monotony but also since he's awesome and we need more characters.

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Post by Kamen Rider » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:31 pm

I agree that the plot was kinda silly and unneeded >< Like if it rlly did start killing ppl, just destroy it and make another one....

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Akari » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:44 pm

It was one of the more boring episodes of Garo I have ever seen and if there wasnt that little reveal/appearence at the end of the episode then I would have said the episode was without redemption. Two little questions also:

1) How did Leo catch up with the Horror and Kouga when they were riding Motorcycles and he was RUNNING?

2) I understand the attachment to "Colt" but why didnt they outright destroy it instead of risking their lives and other people's lives to save it?

On a side note: Did anybody notice that the ending changes a little every episode?
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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by FangTrigger » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:07 pm

This has nothing to do with the episode, but Garo needs a Giant, mechanical, golden dragon to ride on.
Anyone agree?

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Lunagel » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:08 pm

I'd hit it

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Post by Akari » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:26 pm

FangTrigger wrote:This has nothing to do with the episode, but Garo needs a Giant, mechanical, golden dragon to ride on.
Anyone agree?
It would be even cooler if Garo could turn into the Giant mechanical dragon since he has enough "winged" forms.
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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Biogirl » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:15 pm

Lunagel wrote:We've never so much as seen Kouga in the back seat of a car and now he's driving not only a car but a motorcycle?
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Akari wrote:Two little questions also:

1) How did Leo catch up with the Horror and Kouga when they were riding Motorcycles and he was RUNNING?

2) I understand the attachment to "Colt" but why didnt they outright destroy it instead of risking their lives and other people's lives to save it?

On a side note: Did anybody notice that the ending changes a little every episode?
1) I'm guessing because roads twist, and Kouga was somewhat able to lure it where he wanted it to go. Also hardcore Makai Priest training.

2) I think it was because it was a major advancement in technology that allows Makai Priests to fight Horrors on their own. And Leo would have cried.

And yeah, I noticed last episode when fish-Kaoru showed up.

So is anyone else a little creeped out by mature Rei-sempai? It's just not right somehow...
Oh well, I still love him.
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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Lunagel » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:20 pm

Damn, I thought there was a little niggling doubt "Hey Kouga's been in a car before."

He wasn't wearing a seatbelt though. XD

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Devil D » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:42 am

HES BACK!!! Rei was my favorite character from the first show.

But yes, the plot was weak at best, I think what killed it most was less that it was an episode of them simply hunting a semi-horror and more the setup to the episode. I think it would have been easier if Colt was a nameless Makai tool gone rogue and they had to team up to track it down. Theemotonal attachment was something i would expect from a family or kid friendly toku.

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by DrowningFishy » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:22 am

I kept getting distracted by their choice in blacking out the helmet when it was DUH a stunt driver. Less distracting to have someone who vaguely looks like the actor then having black helmet OH KOUGA clear as day, BLACK HELMET, Kouga agian.... >< Seriously?

Oddly I can understand the purpose of this episode, to point out clearly the fine line between horror and useful item for good. Though they SHOULD have taken a better road when doing it.

YAY! Rei's back!

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Silentwolfdog » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:37 am

Guess I am one of few that actually enjoyed this ep. It's fun to watch Garo outside of his typical role doing all those wacky stunts while riding car, motorcycle, then Gouten.

Kinda cool to see Colt prop having depth instead of one of those props that will just get used and then forgotten.

It is actually kinda cool to see outside being daylight while Kouga is still in Garo mode especially in suit version. Certainly gives off different feeling than if it was during dark.

And nice to see a bit more depth into Leo character. Seems like he is a guy that's passion about creations of his.

Love that scene at end, Rei was like "Whee, lookie at what I have on my chest!".
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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Tuss4 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:49 am

wasn't the point of the ep to strengthen the new bond between leo and kouga? I don't see why the episode is useless, you kinda get some insight into leo's personality. it was cool seeing the guest at the end.
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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by Mitsumi » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:28 am

well this episode was to establish leo as a character and rei is back which is always a good thing since we haven´t seen him in while

kinda misst the effing huge sword gouten usually provides

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Re: Garo Makai Senki 03 released

Post by chronoxiong » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:24 pm

Yeah this was a weak episode. My mind get being distracted and was doing other things while I watched this one. I found the plot to be weak and the Horror didn't make any sense. Maybe they want to put focus onto a motorcycle to promote the motorcylce? Who knows. I'm glad to see Rei back at the end though. I missed seeing him. He was the only saving grace from a lackluster episode.
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