Garo: Gekkō no Tabibito Live-Action Film Slated for Next Spring or Summer

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New Garo project also announced

Director Keita Amemiya said during a special program on Friday that filming has already wrapped for the Garo: Gekkō no Tabibito (Garo: Moonbow Traveler) live-action film, and he is hoping to see it released next spring or summer. An official website opened and lists the film with a 2019 theatrical release.

In addition, Amemiya announced that a new Garo project is in development, but he said it is not confirmed whether the project will be film or television.

Amemiya is directing Garo: Gekkō no Tabibito and writing the script. The film stars Masei Nakayama in a story focused on his character Raiga Saejima.

The first 25-episode live-action Garo series premiered in October 2005 and has spawned multiple live-action films and television series. The live-action Kaminokiba -JINGA- series, the newest television series in the franchise, premiered in October.

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 in October 2017, and it has since released various installments in the franchise. HIDIVE began streaming the original series in June 2017.

The Garo the Animation, Garo: Crimson Moon, and Garo -Vanishing Line- television anime aired in 2014, 2015, and 2017, respectively. Funimation streamed the first two series and released them on home video. Crunchyroll streamed Garo -Vanishing Line- with English subtitles as it aired, and Funimation streamed the English dub. Garo: Divine Flame, a film sequel to Garo the Animation, opened in Japan in May 2016. Garo: Crimson Moon also got an anime film that opened in October.

Sources: Garo: Gekkō no Tabibito film's website, Eigaland via Tokusatsu Network

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