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Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by takenoko » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm

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Action/Design: A+
Amemiya Keita's imagination is amazing as always

Story/Writing: F
I was shocked to see Amemiya wrote this one. Really phoned it in. I'll go into details in the next part.

Characters: B-
Okay, on one hand, you brought back all the Yami wo Terasu main characters. But aside from Jinga, no one has anything interesting to do that isn't an action moment.

Ryume barely gets any cool scenes, and Haruna and Daigo are just cameos.

Takeru and Aguri are even flatter than in Yami wo Terasu Mono. Takeru is back to being an idiot brute since his underage girlfriend isn't present. And Aguri, did he have a personality before? I guess we learn more about his past, but he doesn't really get any character moments.

We don't even see an advancement in Ryuuga and Rian's will they/won't they relationship. If this is the finale to the Yami wo Terasu stories, it's a disappointment. You brought all these great characters back, and they're all as interesting as mute Amily.

Summary: D
This is the worst Garo story I've seen in a long time. The action and visuals are great, but at the cost of everything else. And porn without a story is a sad thing indeed. It's only truly exciting when the action happens within a context that the audience can care about.

The only real fun is to see Inoue Masahiro playing Jinga. And even then, it's not totally Jinga because he doesn't really remember anything.

What a waste of potential.

Not sure what to think of the ending. It's a cool visual and at least Amily has one line of dialogue. Buuuut... didn't Kouga kill Messiah in the original series? Weren't they trying to revive Messiah, not just summon her in the human world? Also, points for getting the original actress to come back to play the part. I think Messiah got some new shoes since then?

Notes I wrote down while watching:
-Movie is named after Jinga's nickname, but he doesn't appear till 40 minutes into the movie. Also, ark shares same name as him, for reasons???
-Ryuuga and friends are assholes that go up the wrong side of the escalator during an evacatuion
-Notes: machine gun pup
-pup = horror???
-High rise building is now a castle that's also a transformer???
-/me writes note "Makai Knights and Priests can breathe in space"

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Xirix » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:14 am

I quite enjoyed the watch but yeah it did feel lacking compared to other movies. It was very nice seeing Messiah again, I'm guessing maybe their little ressurection ritual partially worked enough to bring her back, maybe just not optimally? I don't think it matters that Kouga killed her, wasn't she technically 'dead' in Season 1 as well before they summoned her? They're using the same ingredients too, a fallen Makai Knight (Kiba in this case) and a load of horrors.

Even though this was lukewarm I am kinda honestly curious what the TV series is going to be like, the guy who plays Jinga is just so fun to watch. (Any idea if that's going to be a full 24/25 episodes thing or just a small one?)

Also yeah... gundog, that came out of bloody nowhere, can horrors just do that now? I would assume the dog isn't a horror because surely Ryuuga would have just killed it.

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Post by OOOKaiser » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:44 pm

The movie felt empty to me as I was watching it. The action scenes were great as usual, but there wasn't really anything interesting other than that. They bought back Aguri and Gai and it seems like they were just there as backup and they didn't add much to the movie. Remove those two away and you probably would have the same result. Like take said movie had potential, but it was wasted. Hopefully they don't screw up the spin off tv show for jinga.

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by TypicalStandUser » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:27 pm

Action's awesome but the story's SUBPAR. I did like Masahiro Inoue being a jerkass again. Based on the post-credits stinger, seems GARO now has a Vergil in Jinga.

So... can Tsunenori Aoki come back to GARO after his charges of indecency have been dropped?? Dunno if Amemiya or Tokushinsha are forgiving of him.
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Post by takenoko » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 pm

When did that incident happen? Knowing Garo, this was probably filmed last year.

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Post by OOOKaiser » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:18 pm

I think the incident happened this year. I remember seeing it on facebook on a toku group page.

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Post by TypicalStandUser » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 pm

I remember posting about it on 4/5/2018. Like, 15 days later, it happened again but Aoki denied that he groped her. Prosecutor who checked 2nd groping incident just dropped the case with no reason why. In any case, Aoki's kinda free, but can he be forgiven??
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Post by takenoko » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:10 pm

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Catastrophe » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:57 am

Kind of average. The fact that they needed to bring JInga back because he's the most interesting character says a lot.

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Dragonfan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Pretty much agree with everything you said takenoko. I had to check the staff after watching the movie because I couldn't believe it was Amemiya's.

And I don't even like the visuals. The practical suits have only a few stills, the rest is all pretty obvious and subpar CGI.

BTW, horrors never completely die, so that's what Messiah is back. She was "killed" by Kouga, but she returns as every horror does.

Thanks for the subs.

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Mandalori » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:14 am

I liked the return of Takeru and Aguri since Yami was my favorite. They could bring almost every one from Gold Storm except for Gald, and he didn't show up for Retsuden either.

Is it just me or the two Ryuuga movies had the same cube-like building where they showed the first Horror of the movie? I wonder if it was an actual building or if ti was CGI.

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Xirix » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:57 pm

It's been a while, but the area Jinga and Ryuuga have a fight in inside the arc reminds me a lot of the council building all the Knights were trapped in way back in Makai Senki.

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Fat D » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:25 pm

The story may have been a bit bland, and the endgame definitely suffers from the "I knew your plans all along" cliché that is all too common in Toku movies, but the fanservice - not in terms of breasts but in terms of character appearances and action scenes - was enough to make the movie entertaining in my eyes. The sidekick knights of Ywtm were caricatures of themselves, but Aguri's glasses flip had serious style.

The dog was pretty fun though. Reminded me of One Piece and the gun that became a dog.

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Re: Garo -Kami no Kiba- released

Post by Alessar » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:26 pm

Xirix wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:57 pm
It's been a while, but the area Jinga and Ryuuga have a fight in inside the arc reminds me a lot of the council building all the Knights were trapped in way back in Makai Senki.
You're not wrong, I recognized it immediately too. That location was also the Senate HQ in Makai Senki. The plaza area was where all the makai knights were trapped in a barrier while their death curses started to activate. For a quick look, pull episode 21 of Makai Senki and go about 5 minutes in.

Overall the movie's plot was pretty shit. I feel like they had the money to do really great visuals so they just strung a weak story to hold it together. I did enjoy that but it was clear it was just a long pretty episode and not another Beast of the White Night (or even Tougen Flute....!). Sadly lazy on the creator's part but I did still enjoy the movie for what it was.

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