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Masakazu Katsura Designs Characters for 2nd Garo Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
New cast of characters unveiled in silhouette

The official website for the Garo anime announced on Friday that Masakazu Katsura (Tiger & Bunny character design, Zetman original creator) will design the characters for the upcoming second anime series, Garo -Guren no Tsuki- (Garo -Moon of Crimson-). The website teased his designs with a key visual of the characters in silhouette.

The website also began streaming a teaser video focusing on one of the main characters, Raikō, a "person who attacks the darkness." The video is the first in a series.

The video features the line "I will definitely not forgive those who exploit the weakness of people's hearts" next to a silhouette of Raikō. The end of the video features the line "In a world of peace (Heian), darkness surges."

Producer Masao Maruyama announced at animation studio MAPPA's Otakon panel in July that the new series will be set in Japan's Heian period and will have a female protagonist.

The Garo Project began in 2005, with the first live-action series airing in 2006 with 25 episodes. It has since inspired multiple television series, films, and specials. The most recent live-action drama, Garo -Gold Storm- Shō, debuted with a film in March, followed by a television series in April.

The first television anime, Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, premiered in October, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

An anime film with a new story is slated for this summer in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie

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