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Kraken Releasing Licenses Garo Live-Action Series

posted on by Karen Ressler
2005 tokusatsu show gets western release in 2016

Section 23's Kraken Releasing announced at the Monsterama convention in Atlanta this past weekend that it has licensed the original live-action tokusatsu series GARO and plans to release it in 2017. The company also plans to release other installments in the GARO franchise.

Kraken Releasing describes the story:

For thousands of years, mankind has been under attack by an ancient race of demons, nightmarish creatures that feed off the darkness in men's souls and enter our world seeking bodies to possess. Against these Horrors, the human race has just one hope: the enchanted weapons and armor of the Makai Knights, a secret legion of warriors, priests and magic users who stand as humanity's last line of defense.

The first 25-episode series premiered on October 7, 2005 and has spawned multiple live-action films and television series.

The Garo the Animation and Garo: Crimson Moon television anime aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed both series. Funimation released the first series on home video this year. Garo: Divine Flame, a film sequel to Garo the Animation, opened in Japan in May.

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