Licensing GET: Kraken Releasing nabs the original Garo series


The golden light shines strong

Ladies and gentlemen: It appears that hell's temperatures have reached a subzero level since another miracle has happened. During Atlanta's Monsterama Convention that happened last weekend, Section 23's division known as Kraken Releasing revealed that they're bringing the first Garo tokusatsu series to North America next year.

Ever since FUNimation brought over the Garo anime to North America, a part of me was hoping that the franchise's original tokusatsu installments would cross the pond as well. Thanks to this news, people who got into the franchise through Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames can now check out the 2005 show that started it all. Best of all, they even have plans to bring the other Garo titles as well, which will likely be based on how well the first show does in the West.

When I first watched the series, the whole thing felt like a nice mix of Devil May Cry and the Castlevania series since you had a cool swordsman with a fancy trench coat fighting against demons called Horrors. Also, Stuntman Mark Musashi (Garo's suit actor for Zero, Street Fighter x Tekken: The Devil Within's Kazuya) appears as a recurring character in the first title.

Since this is a joyous moment for me, I think I'm going to quote the show's signature line that appears before its opening:

Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns. Yet by the blade of knights, mankind was given hope.

To commemorate this, I posted the show's trailer for the original series' Blu-ray release in Japan since it features a sample from JAM Project's song known as "Savior in the Dark," the series' second opening theme.

[via Tokunation]

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