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Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 05 released

Post by takenoko » Fri May 08, 2015 2:25 pm

Wiki: http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Garo_-Gold_Storm-_Shou_05

Five episodes in, and we're still in the "bad guys doing bad things for mysterious reasons" phase. Maybe Yuki will be an important character throughout this series, but I'm still not seeing the overhaul to the story that was promised in episode 0. It still suffers from Garo's broken pacing (which happens in every Garo series, if we're going to be honest).

It's like the writers of Garo performing a fatality on the story, splitting it in half with the main story falling on one side and the monster-of-the-week hunts on the other. There's never really been a good cohesion between the two. To highlight this, let's look at the writers for episodes 1-5: Amemiya Keita, Taguchi Kei, Izumisawa Youko, Taguchi Kei again, and Kida Norio. That's almost a different writer each episode (and only Amemiya and Taguchi count, if we're going to be fair). No wonder it's all over the place!

Anyway, enough bitching. The episode itself was alright as a standalone ep. Kind of liked the tension that the Risa had to deal with. Team Garo's private investigations wasn't any great shakes and was largely forgettable. And like something out of sadness porn, "that Horror had a family!" time to feel bad, I guess?

Random thoughts:
-A rotary style telephone booth?
-Why the random first person shots? They didn't work for me. Looks like this guy doesn't have much directing experience under his belt, which might explain that.

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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 05 released

Post by XIII » Fri May 08, 2015 2:39 pm

it defiantly did feel like an ep of two halves, the first half had loads of dialog, the 2nd half had little dialog and loads of fight scenes and other non-verbal scenes,

I didn't quite get the point in that, just didn't seem all that interesting while timing it, hopefully when I come around to watching back through this ep it will make more sense in the grand scheme of things
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Post by zeta_gundam » Mon May 11, 2015 7:40 am

So Decade is becoming the destroyer of worlds by creating Horror-human hybrids?

The only consistent thing seems to be that the evil duo are experimenting with different ways to summon more Horrors (or something to that effect). We see them turning the building into a Gate at the end of episode 3 (with the said building-Gate being the focus in episode 4), and now we have the room where they convert humans in Horrors. I'm just gonna assume the presence of Horrors helps Radan to awaken faster?

The red glow on Ryuuga's face at the end; is that supposed to be the result of the red dagger amplifying the Inga-half of Ryuuga? Also, they haven't explained Ryuuga's ESP abilities yet, have they?
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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 05 released

Post by Dragonfan » Tue May 12, 2015 4:53 pm

Really liked this episode, the best of the season so far for me.

Although it has the funniest way of summoning the armor in the whole franchise lol.

P.S: Is it just me or this season is the one with more rehashed tracks from previous seasons? We don't even have a main theme for summoning the armor, it is the one from Yami wo terasu mono.

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Post by TokuCasual » Wed May 13, 2015 12:10 am

This was an okay episode.

It seems our evil duo are Gate collectors. That half-mask face statue in this ep also appeared in the last ep, it was on a table with various other objects on Decade's table. I guess they gather as many gates as they can to make armies of horrors.

Yu Yu Hakusho's Toguro has appeared!

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Interesting look for a Horror. The first non-CGI horror this season, and he's not even a full on monster.

Also, is that girl with the short hair who ask Ryuuga to help her sister the same girl that got attack in the first ep? Look similar. A cool tie-in, but also kinda odd. I wonder if she's been tailing them.

As far as story goes, it's not doing much. But in the case of Garo, it'll pick up by ep 12 or so. Once the opening theme changes. Hopefully.

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Post by kyoichikiller90 » Wed May 13, 2015 1:09 am

The fight hand to hand scene was the badass scene ever.I enjoyed this episode
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Post by Mandalori » Wed May 13, 2015 2:03 am

I've seen this Horror guy before. Wasn't he one of the delinquants in Fourze?

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Post by takenoko » Wed May 13, 2015 7:08 am

Mandalori wrote:I've seen this Horror guy before. Wasn't he one of the delinquants in Fourze?
Indeed he was. Did you know that character's name was Ban Chousuke?
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Post by abazigal » Thu May 14, 2015 5:19 am

Is it me or does Ryuga's mysterious "power-down" not make sense?

We are talking about a makai knight who, in the last season, was able to take Sonshi head-on and win. How and why is Ryuga getting beaten up by what are probably run-of-the-mill horrors at best?

I also can't get used to his new fighting style. Where are all his signature moves, like that hadoken-punch and his flashier, more confident sword-wielding style?

I thought the plot was ambiguous again. We are left to fill in the blanks as to what exactly happened, and how the people got into their mess. My guess is that there will be a clip show of sorts somewhere in the middle of the show, with a massive plot dump that connects all the dots, but right now, I am scratching my head and going "um..."

There's just something about the show that doesn't feel right. It seems the lack the energy of its earlier season. Like the characters are even struggling to just talk or something.

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Post by kyoichikiller90 » Thu May 14, 2015 11:41 am

Why I got Shin Kamen Rider Prologue feelings on this episode? Those CGI got early 90's theme? Or the Sakuma guy make up?
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Post by chronoxiong » Thu May 14, 2015 10:41 pm

It seems like the only thing I enjoyed about this series so far are the action scenes. The directing has been on and off. I did noticed the different tones between the two halves of the episode too. First half like a horror movie and the heroes are trying to figure it out. Second half had the nice fight scene. For some reason, I liked the slow motion shot of that guy firing his gun to Ryuuga and Rian.
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Post by Sukeroku! » Fri May 15, 2015 5:22 pm

The fight was pretty good, it's great seeing some horror's that aren't CG. But I'm a little worried that if they continue in this direction that we'll have a bunch of uninteresting human/horror hybrids as villains, like how Yami had Madou Horrors.

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Post by MadCow » Sun May 17, 2015 5:17 am

takenoko wrote:-Why the random first person shots? They didn't work for me. Looks like this guy doesn't have much directing experience under his belt, which might explain that.
Or more likely, the director just watched the Doom movie and had silly ideas. Because the moment I saw the Horror I immediately thought, "man, this guy would totally fit in as a Doom demon." And then the FPS sequence came. :mrgreen:

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Post by wisdomcat » Sun May 17, 2015 6:22 pm

The episode was great if you ignore the first person camera angles. I guess I understand what the writer was trying to do. One half a horror and the other half the story (Were they trying to do it like the first season where we get to learn about the character before he gets possessed by a Horror?). The transformation scene was weird for me not sure how the sword appeared in his hand when it should be stuck lol

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Post by kyoichikiller90 » Mon May 18, 2015 1:47 am

The transformation on this episode was same thing happened on Kamen Rider OOO. He scanning the driver but during the Henshin his scanner that he hold was suddenly put back on his driver. Probably same thing happened here too.
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