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Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 09 released

Post by takenoko » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:51 pm

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For tragedy porn, this was a pretty good episode. I think tragedy in Garo tends to be written rather clumsily. I think it helps that we don't get to see the kids get eaten and Seiji's suffering is brutally cut short by Jinga.

And man, you know from episode one that Jinga and Amily are irredeemable motherfuckers, but they keep pushing that line. It's pretty good to see them popping in and continuing to do things, of course.

I really like how this episode really just shows another side of Daigo. He came off as a hardass in his intro episode. But you can see that rigidity soften a bit when he's with his kids. And now, he's been motivated by the plot to go after Jinga and Amily. The episode was also strengthened by being a story about the relationship between Daigo and Seiji with minimal interference from Ryuuga and Rian who only join in for the fight at the end. Like Seiji teaching Daigo's pupil and giving Daigo advice was really good character building scenes.

It's good to see that Daigo plays Giga like a berserker. That's a good match for his personality and the type of suit he wears.

Seiji's sword has a pretty color of green... Actually, I thought it was Giga's sword at first till I remembered that he uses an axe. Sooo... I'm guessing at some point Daigo will take the sword and use it? It's the same color as his armor, so it's almost a given, I think.

Ryuuga's so thick. Rian's not talking about just building a dojo for kids. She wants to make a family, dummy!

Funaki Masakatsu (who plays Wosca, the Horror) has been in a few things. He was in Taitei no Ken, voiced Fei Long in the Street Fighter II movie, Godzilla, Tiger's Mask, etc. What a big dude.

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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 09 released

Post by PHurricane » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:52 am

I spent almost half the episode worrying that Seiji was going to be the Horror, so I'm kind of glad that turned out not to be the case. I figured he was doomed either way, but I never would have guessed that he would have died so brutally by Jinga’s sword...and scabbard.

That fight scene was intense. And before the dust settles, you’ve got Jinga and Amily chilling on the staircase cracking jokes about being on a date and rubbing as much salt in the Knights' wounds as they possibly can. I know I've said it before, but Inoue is slaying it as Jinga.

Garo hasn't handled side-stories too well recently, but having Jinga and Amily briefly pop up at the end was a great way to connect this episode to the main storyline.

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Post by xiiliea » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:48 am

I like the part where Amily sheaths the scabbard into Seiji. That's very original, interesting and... fun.

And it seems that Daigo will become a dark knight, else he wouldn't have said that line about him falling to darkness.

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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 09 released

Post by takenoko » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:49 am

>I like the part where Amily sheaths the scabbard into Seiji. That's very original, interesting and... fun.

Huh, I just realized how that turns the killing into some sort of twisted metaphor for sex. Like do your human bits even still work when you turn into a Horror?

>And it seems that Daigo will become a dark knight, else he wouldn't have said that line about him falling to darkness.

I think Ryuuga said that just because it'll be more ironic later when he falls. I can't really see Daigo losing control of his anger. But Ryuuga on the other hand, Jinga's pressing all of his buttons and that's going to crack him at some point.

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Post by xiiliea » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:45 pm

Oh, that's what you meant by "tragedy porn". Didn't cross my mind at that time. :P Just found it was an interesting way to kill someone, rather than just stab them and done.

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Post by TokuCasual » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:15 pm

Ryuuga acts tough while keeping his humanity close to the chest, but if Jinga/Amily do something to Rian, like say kill her in front of him, maybe force a human to do the murdering at that, Ryuuga will surely break. Daigo and the Priest will have to stop him from turning to a Horror.

With the way Jinga keeps pushing that button, it might actually occur. Would be too tragic though. Maybe even for a Garo series.

All in all, good episode.

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Post by Sukeroku! » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:04 pm

I'd love to see Ryuuga be pushed into becoming a Horror. I'm not sure exactly what the consequences of that would be, and if it'd be the end of the character, but it'd be an interesting progression distinct from Kouga and Raiga both having the timer run out on them, to different results.It'd definitely be a way that this series could stand on it's own, plus separate Garo from more family friendly series like Rider and Sentai. If anything, should Ryuuga become a horror I hope they don't tip toe around it like Eiji becoming a Greeed in OOO.

The fight scenes were pretty awesome in this episode, the Horror had a pretty brutal fighting style. While these hybrid Horrors aren't really too interesting to look at, they definitely do provide better fight scenes than the CGI Horrors have this series, so it's a trade off I'm more than happy to take.

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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 09 released

Post by Dragonfan » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:16 am

Good episode overall, though the way they killed the master without any of them stopping them was kind of lame.

About the fight, they are having the same problem they had in Ywtm. You have to use stunt doubles, ok, but... At least use them wisely. That Rian stunt was just so in your face that it was ridiculous.

P.S: Has anyone noticed that, whenever Daigo summons the armor, the axe appears and disappears at will?

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Post by kuroblack » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:37 am

Funny ... :idea: :o ... looking at those muscly-human-horrors face in this season made me feel nostalgic for Buffy’s vampires. :D

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Post by takenoko » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:28 pm

I didn't mind this Horror being mostly humanoid. They got this big wrestler who's inhumanly huge, that's monstrous enough!

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Post by Catastrophe » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:01 pm

I'm not liking that last exchange between the two knights. Are they foreshadowing he's going to give into darkness and be cut down?

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Post by Ryouga » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:28 pm

Hmm a little off topic, I had a feeling who one of the dancers in the credit was but not till I got the promo on this episode I was sure, I cant believe its Natsume from Gekiranger! Is she also the girl in white who they go to for information?

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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 09 released

Post by Alessar » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:44 pm

That fight was so messy. It was like 4 different players in an MMO trying to get claim on a rare monster. "I've got it!" "No you don't, I do," "Screw you *uses Taunt*" while the support person is standing there facepalming. Props to Rian to getting the first hit in with a solid blast.

The reference to Kantai in this episode was interesting. In Yami the whole thing seemed like an AU until Rian mentioned Kantai in one of the final episodes, and Kantai is where the makai priest training school is in Beast of the White Night. So it might be suggesting Ryuga's series is in the same universe as the original but very far in the future. But, realistically considering how long the Garo armor was vacant and sealed black, it really should be like a century jump and that's just not supported. So I think we've probably got a Kamen Rider Kuga/Agito situation here, where the 2nd series is a subtle AU divergence but keeps any convenient element from the first series.

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Re: Garo -Gold Storm- Shou 09 released

Post by abazigal » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:01 pm

While I understand Seiji's rage, it seems extremely stupid not to warn your friend that he and his pupils are in danger because a very powerful horror is on its way to attack them.

I love the fight. It was intense. I understand not bothering to give Seiji his own armour since it would be too much trouble to design a custom suit for 1 scene (or maybe he already passed it on to someone else?), but it just seems odd when everyone else has already suited up and you are still there trying to fight in human form?

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