Vanishing Line Anime Revealed as New Garo Anime, Premieres on October 6
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for MAPPA's original Vanishing Line television anime began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals its October 6 premiere date, as well as its new title as Garo - Vanishing Line, making the series part of the Garo franchise, and the previously announced new television anime in the franchise.
The site also revealed additional cast members and the theme song artists. The new cast members include:
- Daisuke Namikawa as Knight
- Romi Park as Queen
- Kenyuu Horiuchi as Bishop
- Hironobu Kageyama as Zaruba
- Chiaki Takahashi as Waitress Chiaki
- Takaya Hashi as Feilong
- Ayahi Takagaki as Meifang
- Yuuka Misaki as Mia
JAM Project are returning from previous Garo installments to perform the anime's opening theme song "EMG." JAM Project member Masami Okui is performing the ending theme song "Sophia."
The tagline in the poster visual below reads, "That's the future, linked to the past."
The main cast includes:
Tomokazu Seki as Sword, the main character who is a tough guy with a body of steel. In order to expose an evil conspiracy, he is chasing a mystery surrounding the word "El Dorado."
Rie Kugimiya as Sophie, the heroine who is searching for her missing older brother. She now lives in an orphanage because her relatives passed away. She meets Sword after a certain incident.
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Rook, Sword's partner who is always calm and collected. He has few words, but when he is involved with Sword, it breaks his pace. He is known as a man who brings rain wherever he goes.
Ami Koshimizu as Gina, a mysterious woman who seems to be friends with Sword and Rook. However,
their connection in unknown. She deceives the men of the world with her beauty.
The anime's story is set in a prosperous city named Russell City. Even as the city celebrates its success, a conspiracy that threatens to shake its world has been set in motion. A man named Sword is the first to hear the earliest stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the keyword "El Dorado." He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her older brother who left her with only a message with the same word: "El Dorado." With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the word, and work together to find out its meaning.
Seong Ho Park (Terror in Resonance, Yuri!!! on Ice key animator) is making his directorial debut at MAPPA. Kiyoko Yoshimura (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Riddle Story of Devil) is in charge of series scripts. Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, X-Men) is designing the characters, and Tomohiro Kishi (My Little Monster, 91 Days) is designing those character for animation. Monaca (Wake Up, Girls!, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) is composing the music.
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 in June. 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. The live-action Zero: Dragon Blood series, the newest entry in the franchise, premiered on January 6. The franchise is also getting a new live-action film focused on Raiga Saejima titled Garo: Yuena no Tabibito, as well as an upcoming live-action film focused on Ryūga Dōgai titled Garo: Kaminokiba.