Garo: Kaminokiba Live-Action Film Opens in 2018

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Keita Amemiya directs, pens script; Wataru Kuriyama reprises role as Ryūga Dōgai

The official website of the Garo franchise opened a new website for Garo: Kaminokiba, the upcoming live-action film focused on Ryūga Dōgai. The site revealed the film's 2018 opening date. Franchise creator Keita Amemiya is directing and scripting the film, and Wataru Kuriyama is reprising his role as Ryūga Dōgai.

The live-action Zero: Dragon Blood series, the newest entry in the franchise, premiered on January 6. A new television anime series has been green-lit. The franchise is also getting a new live-action film focused on Raiga Saejima titled Garo: Yuena no Tabibito.

The Garo the Animation and Garo: Crimson Moon television anime aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and Funimation Entertainment streamed both series. Funimation has also released both series on home video. Garo: Divine Flame, a film sequel to Garo the Animation, opened in Japan in May 2016.

Section23 Films' Kraken Releasing brand announced in October 2016 that it has licensed the original live-action Garo series. The company plans to release the first 13 episodes on Blu-ray Disc in October. HDIVE began streaming the series last month. Kareken Releasing also plans to release other installments in the Garo franchise. The first 25-episode series premiered on October 7, 2005 and has spawned multiple live-action films and television series.

Source: Anime! Anime! (Kōsuke Obana)

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