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Garo: Guren no Tsuki Streams 'Seimei' Teaser, Reveals Additional Staff

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Atsushi Wakabayashi, Shou Aikawa join anime project's staff

The official website of the Garo anime began streaming a teaser for the upcoming Garo -Guren no Tsuki- (Garo -Moon of Crimson-) anime on Friday. The teaser is the second in a series, and previews one of the main characters: Seimei, a "rare technique user."

The video features the line, "The spirits (mononoke) are phantoms who reveal people's hearts" next to a silhouette of Seimei. The end of the video features the line, "In a world of peace (Heian), darkness surges."

During Otakon, MAPPA CEO Masao Maruyama hinted that the historical Heian-era onmyōji Abe no Seimei would be a major character in the series (although the kanji used in Abe no Seimei's name is different).

The official website previously streamed a teaser video showing one of the other main characters, Raikō.

The official website also revealed additional staff for the project on Friday:

  • Director: Atsushi Wakabayashi (Guin Saga director, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis episode director)
  • Story Editor: Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven Ao script, story editor)
  • Screenplay: Toshiki Inoue (Ushio & Tora series composition), Takawo Yoshioka (Your Lie in April, High School DxD BorN series composition), Seishi Minakami (A Certain Scientific Railgun S series composition), Masaki Wachi (Kingdom script), Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta. series composition), Shigeru Murakoshi (Knights of Sidonia screenplay, Garo script)

Masakazu Katsura was previously announced as the anime's main character designer. MAPPA will animate the show.

The website teased the designs of the main characters in silhouette with a key visual.

Producer 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. The project has since inspired multiple television series, films, and specials. The most recent live-action entry, 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.


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