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Stark700



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:52 pm Reply with quote

Garo -Vanishing Line- (TV)

Genre: Action

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In prosperous Russell City, a conspiracy threatens to shake its world has been set in motion. A man named Sword is the first to hear the earliest stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the keyword "El Dorado." He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her older brother who left her with only a message with the same word: "El Dorado." With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the word, and work together to find out its meaning.


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Been a fan of the Garo franchise since I began watching their TV anime series in 2014. The PV in this looks amazing and the premise has my interest. It has some solid staff choice too.

Could easily be a dark horse for Fall.
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Misaka 10032 Boyfriend



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:37 pm Reply with quote
I am a Garo fan too and I find the modern setting for this to be interesting after the 1st 2 seasons and I plan to watch it.
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:00 pm Reply with quote
Has this been announced for streaming? I wasn't interested in the first two anime, but this being closer to the TV series makes me want to see it.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:52 pm Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:
Has this been announced for streaming? I wasn't interested in the first two anime, but this being closer to the TV series makes me want to see it.


Crunchyroll announced it recently for streaming.

First episode is out today. (not on their site yet but it aired on TV)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:06 am Reply with quote
The first episode was damn amazing. I'm remaining cautious after Virgin Soul but wow. I absolutely love the style of this season.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:53 am Reply with quote
I on the other hand am not much of a Garo fan. I watched both of the previous seasons, and had problems with both for different reasons, some poor characterisation in the first, and the plot just falling apart in the second. I was not too impressed starting the first episode of this, with its ridiculous buff male character, who rides a ridiciulous motorcycle making him feel like a dated over the top idea of a cool character, along with what I might call slight sexist like themes with things like boobs. A bit gracious with things like property damage too. Also, how does he drive if the girl on his lap prevents him from looking left?

But complaints end there, because the looks of episode one were fantastic, and at least in my eyes have me looking forward to what might be the first good Garo anime. I feel the need to break down everything this episode did right. A modern setting feels instantly recognisable, it being set in America like this is sort of unusual for anime, the only real comparison like this I could think of was Blood Blockade Battlefront, but it is that sort of stylisation that can work really well, and it looks like they have a handle of that. The animation is filled with a bunch of details, like how when the headlight hit the cat its eyes lit up, and I was kind of fond how it did some corruption like internet things. The details went into the fight too, where it actually worked out really nicely choreographed, and if a bit over the top, it was exciting. Although one thing I was wondering was where the signature powers were, barehanded could only work for so long, and when a sword came into play it felt like we were getting somewhere. But I was also wondering if he could even transform, which should be a mainstay, yet it was looking like it was not coming, but then it happened, and it did not only happen but it did not look like trash CGI that clashed with all the other animation, I think it might have had some CGI to it, but it actually felt like it blended with the style it was going for, it looked really good.

New paragraph, but I think I also started to really appreciate the setting, that this thing really has some tone nailed down, and some of it had to be down to the music, which sounds fantastic. I still am not totally sold on Sword, I was thinking that his relationship to female characters in the show is troubling, as was a line by Zaruba of them making him smell of makeup, which feels a bit misogynistic. But Sophie on the other hand actually feels rather interesting, indeed she was needing saved in this episode, but she feels like she can usually look after herself and has strength in her own right, could act as a good foil to Sword. Added onto that Sophie is being voiced by the great Rie Kugimiya. This is looking good.
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:17 pm Reply with quote
Finally getting a chance to start this, since my internet is stable again, and, wow... If this is any indication of what the first two anime were like, I'm glad I didn't watch them.

What's with that stupid motorcycle?! Where's the Horror's true form?!

YAY, Zaruba~! I love you Zaruba, almost as much as Silva (sorry, Zaruba, but ZERO will always be cooler than GARO).

Okay, there's the Horror's true form, finally. But where's the worry of Sophie being hit with it's blood?

Still don't like the motorcycle. Can we have a Makai Horse?

Okay, I will admit, the way he opened the transformation circle was cool, although I do prefer it in the air. Where's the timer, though?

Wait, Zaruba is the motorcycle? How demeaning and insulting for Zaruba!

There's 2 more episodes out for me to check out, but I have a feeling I'm just going back to my BD of the toku.
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