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Usuzumizakura -Garo- Anime Film Reveals Cast, Character Designs, October Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
More staff also revealed for latest entry in Garo franchise

The official website for the Usuzumizakura -Garo- (Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo) anime film project revealed the film's main cast, more staff, and October premiere on Saturday.

The film will star:

Masei Nakayama as Raikou

Romi Park as Seimei

Akiko Yajima as Kintoki

Kenyuu Horiuchi as Fujiwarano Michinaga

Daisuke Namikawa as Fujiwarano Yasusuke

Katsuhito Nomura as Minamotono Yorinobu

Mayu Udono as Inari

Additionally, Jouji Nakata will play Tenko and Tomokazu Seki will play Takeru.

Satoshi Nishimura (Ushio & Tora, Hajime no Ippo, Trigun) is directing at Studio M2 and Studio VOLN, and Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is writing the script. Masakazu Katsura (Tiger & Bunny, Zetman) is returning from Garo: Crimson Moon to design the characters.

Additional staff members include:

The official website describes the story:

The Heian world, the beautiful capital Kyo in its glorious splendor.
When two attractive Onmyōji meet, the sad, ephemeral, yet beautiful cherry blossoms …
… will bloom after a millennium.

The official website of the Garo franchise revealed in November that the Garo: Crimson Moon television anime series is getting an anime film project.

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. The latest anime entry in the Garo franchise, Garo -Vanishing Line-, premiered on October 6, and Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired. Funimation streamed the series with an English dub.

Sources: Usuzumizakura -Garo- anime film's official website, MoCa News

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