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Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by takenoko » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:03 pm

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Okay, so it seems like it's what we thought it would be. A series of episodic tales from the Garoverse, hosted by Gonza as our Tales of the Cryptesque storyteller.

For you Rekka fans, you won't be disappointed. Speaking of which, "Hi, Shiguto. Bye, Shiguto!" At least he showed up, right?

Hey it's the bad guy from W and whatever again. He sure has been popping up a lot lately. Edit: Nevermind, it's Riku from Kabuto. I swear that old Japanese guys all look the same to me:
http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Honda_Hirotaro Kagami Riku
http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Terada_Minori Bad guy from W
http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Horiuchi_Masami Bad guy from Drive

It's nice to see Rekka's acting has improved. Like if she had a lone story before, it would have been unbearably stilted. But she seems a lot more comfortable with the whole thing now. I kind of wish the choreography were a little better though. It seems like her previous work was a little better, so it's a little give and take.

Is that Nishi Rintaro back as the voice of the heroic spirit Garo? And it's Kengi! It's always exciting to see his actor.

A nice nod to Red Requiem at the end.

And I like the little twist at the end. It takes a ghost to fight a ghost.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by xiiliea » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:51 pm

Pretty nice start, I loved it! Hopefully we will get to see every major character by the end of the series.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by TypicalStandUser » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:57 pm

I'm glad Shiguto-san is back!! Hope to see more!
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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by PHurricane » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:08 pm

I was so relieved that the grandfather turned out to be a guardian spirit, since I suspected for most of the episode that he had been possessed by the Horror he mentioned got chased into the forest.

Nice little story. To be honest, the last couple plots in Garo fell on the weak side, so I think short stories that give the side characters a little more screen time will be a fun change of pace. Plus, there is so much in the Garo universe that can stand to be explained in more detail. These stories might be a good way to flesh out an already-detailed fictional universe.

Hibana's actress looked so familiar. I was sure she'd been in Sentai or Rider, but it doesn't seem like it.

I hope Shiguto and his gigantic brush get to come back for their own vignette.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by Lunagel » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:25 am

Garo's strong point has always been the side stories, which are interesting and well fleshed out and give a lot of life to the world around them. If the whole series is going to be just a bunch of vignettes with no overall arching story, I could honestly get really behind this. I hope there's another one similar to the manhole cover Horror, that one takes my vote for best Garo episode ever.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by OOOKaiser » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:53 am

i better see gai and aguri in this episodic series I've missed them :)

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by Dragonfan » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:54 pm

Where do you think this is placed chronologically? Considering that Shiguto has the big brush, among another RR references, it obviously takes place after Red Requiem. But after Makai Senki? Tougen no fue? Is there any hint about those?

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by mholden020 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:28 pm

Garoooooooo!!! I am excite.

I'm curious as to how much this series will cover, and what will happen at the mid-point of the series. The Saejima period could cover Rekka, Jabi, Rei, Tsubasa, Baron (the Zanki fellow, can't remember his name), Reo Fudo, Kaoru, and Kouga, but that's only 8, assuming the "lesser" characters of Baron and Reo were to be covered, and whether or not they went back to do something else on the well-covered Rei, Kaoru, and Kouga stories. I can't see the series moving into the Ryuga series though, since Gonza wouldn't really be part of that, right?
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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by takenoko » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:36 pm

Dunno. Gonza is just a storyteller, so anything goes. Given the ambiguous status of the Yami no Terasu storyline, they could make up anything to connect it to Gonza. Besides, it'd seem rude to overlook Ryuuga and his friends, since they had two TV series and a movie. They're just as much a part of the 10th anniversary as anyone else.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by Dragonfan » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:20 pm

In the eyecatch for the commercials you can see Saejima's Garo sword and Garo Sho's sword, so it's pretty much confirmed that this show will cover some "future timeline" characters.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by Catastrophe » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:42 pm

Nice. This should be really good going forward.

Holding out for my boy Tsubasa as always.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by TokuCasual » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:09 pm

Love it. Garo best were always the one off stories. And this seems like it's going with that.

I look forward to discovering that standout standalone. Rekka kicking off the show is interesting. We got talks of Makai Knights and their battle against Horrors, but we saw none of that in this episode. Good set up for what's to come. Also this is a return to form in term of atmosphere.

Excited to see the other characters.
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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by Phyllobius » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:36 am

どうもありがとう

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by takenoko » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:51 am

That says "Doumo arigatou" for people who don't ready the kana. Please remember this is a primarily English board.

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Re: Garo Makai Retsuden 01 released

Post by Alessar » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:28 pm

A solid start. I really liked it, and the end credits song was good.

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