Garo the Animation Streaming on AnimeLab
posted on by Jon Hayward
The news was released over email on Thursday the 9th of October.
Set in a world where Humans known as Makai Knights protect humanity from the demonic beings known as Horrors. When the King of the (fictional) Valiante Kingdom in Spain authorises a witch hunt as part of the Spanish Inquisition, the Makai Knights and Makai Priests are caught and executed. But one Makai Priest gives birth to a son before her execution. This son, Leon Lewis, is brought up in secret by his father to inherit his legendary golden armour and protect the people of Valiante. When the King's advisor takes over control of Valiante and the King's son, Prince Alfonso, is driven out of the kingdom, Alfonso seeks out the inheritor of the legendary golden armour to help reclaim his thrown and save his people.
Based on the Garo Project tokusatsu drama series, a dark story that revolves around humans that have the job of "Makai Knights," people who fight against demonic beings called Horrors. This anime series is an entirely new tale written by Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Attack on Titan) and set in the greater Garo universe. Garo the Animaton is directed by Yuichiro Hayashi (PES: Peace Eco Smile) at Studio MAPPA (Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis, Hajime no Ippo Rising) with Shaman King manga creator Hiroyuki Takei assisting the staff with character design. The other staff includes Kazuyuki Hashimoto (Fullmetal Alchemist) on art direction, Toshiyuki Kanno (Black Blood Brothers) converting the character designs for animation and CG direction by Makoto Kanemoto (Gatchaman Crowds). Music for the series is composed by MONACA (Star Driver, Captain Earth) and musical supergroup JAM Project performs the opening theme "Honō no Kokuin -Divine Flame-" while Sayaka Sasaki performs the ending theme. You can view the voice cast and the character designs for the series here.
The Garo Project began in 2005, with the first series airing into 2006 with 25 episodes. The franchise has had a total of four television series and various films and specials.