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Live-Action Garo Series Kaminokiba -JINGA- Reveals Cast, October Debut

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masahiro Inoue, Yūka Kōri, Sōshi Hagiwara star in series

The official blog for the GARO franchise revealed on Friday that the Kaminokiba -JINGA- live-action series will premiere in Japan in October. The blog also revealed the show's main cast:

Masahiro Inoue as Jinga Mikage

Yūka Kōri as Fūsa

Sōshi Hagiwara as Tōma Mikage

Miyavi Matsunoi as Alva

Satomi Andō as Koyuri Mikage

Koh Takasugi as Rozan

Shigemitsu Ogi as Yōyū

Tōru Kazama as Mizuto Mikage

The show is a spinoff of the series focusing on Ryūga Dōgai, and centers around the character Jinga. The Garo: Kaminokiba live-action film, which focuses on Ryūga Dōgai, opened in Japan on January 6.

The previously announced Garo: Gekkō no Tabibito live-action film, which focuses on Raiga Saejima, will also open this year.

The first 25-episode live-action Garo 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 television series in the franchise, premiered on January 6, 2017.

Section23 Films' Kraken Releasing brand announced in October 2016 that it has licensed the original live-action Garo series. The company released the first 13 episodes on Blu-ray Disc on October 17, and it has since released various installments in the franchise. HIDIVE began streaming the original series last June.

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. Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired, and Funimation streamed the English dub.

Garo: Crimson Moon is getting an anime film, titled Usuzumizakura -Garo- (Gray Cherry Blossoms: Garo), which will premiere in October.

Source: Garo Project News Blog

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