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Garo: Guren no Tsuki's Cast, Characters, Debut Date, New Visual Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website of the Garo anime revealed on Tuesday that the Garo -Guren no Tsuki- (Garo: Crimson Moon) television anime series will star Romi Park, Akiko Yajima, Daisuke Namikawa, Tomokazu Seki, and Kenyuu Horiuchi. Which characters that these voice cast members are playing will be revealed at a later date.

The website revealed a new visual by manga creator Masakazu Katsura (DNA², Video Girl Ai), who is also designing the show's characters. From left to right, the characters are Dōman, Seimei, Raikō, Yasusuke, and Kintoki. The website lists the tagline, "A golden wolf that howls at the darkness of the Heian Era."

The website also revealed that the anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 9 at 25:23 a.m. (effectively, October 10 at 1:23 a.m.) It will then begin airing on Star Channel on October 16 at 8:15 p.m., and on Family Theater on October 24 at 8:25 p.m. The website reveals the anime will run for two cours or half a year.

The official website previously streamed four teaser videos with silhouettes of the characters Raikō, Seimei, Kintoki, Yasusuke Fujiwara, Michinaga Fujiwara, and Dōman Fujiwara.

Atsushi Wakabayashi (Guin Saga director, Rage of Bahamut Genesis episode director) is helming the new anime in MAPPA, with Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, EUREKA SEVEN AO script, story editor) and Toshiki Inoue (Ushio & Tora series composition) as series script supervisors. 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), and Shigeru Murakoshi (Knights of Sidonia screenplay, Garo script) are writing the anime's scripts.

Masakazu Katsura is designing the main characters, and Masao Ebihara is adapting his designs for animation. Daisuke Niitsuma is designing the props, and Toru Kubo is credited for "horror design." Katsuhisa Takiguchi is the art director, and Maho Takahashi is in charge of art design.

Shigeteru Asakawa is the director of photography, and Chiho Nakamura is the color key artist. Katsuki Nanba is the CG director, while Kiyoshi Hirose is editing. monaca is composing the music, and Sōichirō Kubo is directing the sound at Tohokushinsha Film Corporation with sound effects by Naoto Yamatani. Tohokushinsha is presenting and producing the project with special thanks to Sansei R&D.

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. 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.

[Via Ota-suke]

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