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Garo Gets 3 Movies, Show, New Anime, Musical

That’s… a far amount of Garo.

Originally a 2005 tokusatsu series about a young man named Kouga Saejima who’s tasked with saving humanity from creatures called Horrors, Garo was notable for being a particularly dark and sometimes frightening series in a genre better known for teams of characters running around in bright primary-colored spandex.

Garo had one 25-episode season back in 2005, but that was followed by specials, films, new series and this year’s Garo: The Animation.

Now for the 10th anniversary of Garo, a huge wave of new properties has been announced. And we mean huge. See if you can keep up.

First up, there are not one, not two, but three live-action films on the way. Garo -Gold Storm- Sho will revolve around character Ryuga Dogai. That film will then be followed by a series.

Next, this year’s Garo live-action series will get two movies, Biku -Yamagirinochi-, centered around the character Biku, and -Makai no Hana-, centered around main character Raiga Saejima (Raiga is the child of the original show’s main character, by the way).

On the anime side of things, a second season of this year’s show has been given the okay. But that’s not it: there’s also a film of the anime in the works.

And as if all that weren’t enough, a musical is also being created.

Let’s just add these up real quick. Three live-action movies, one live-action series, one anime series, one anime film, and one musical.

Garo fans: how happy are you right now?

Non-Garo fans: how confused are you right now?

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.