The Facts are These:
In the Valiante Kingdom a witch is being burned at the stake. While burning she gives birth to a young boy, who is saved by a man clad in Silver Armor, part of a order known as the Makai Knights. This boy is the descendent of one of the greatest Makai Knights, Garo the Golden Knight. The boy, Leon’s, goal is to avenge his mother and save the world from demons known as Horrors.
Garo is a great looking anime with the Makai Knight looking badass. The show is well written with the arc of Leon finding his motivation after defeat great. It was great that it wasn’t a one off episode, but several episodes that cemented his reasoning for his continued fight. But even after saying that I have to go back to the look of the anime which is the show looks great and just visually makes you want to continue it.
Behind the Scenes:
The series is based off the Tokusatsu series of the same name by Keita Amemiya. The animated series is written by Yasuko Kobayashi he has been the head writer of other series such as, Attack on Titan, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Gokusen. The series was directed by Yuichiro Hayashi, who has directed such anime as Peace Eco Smile and Batman Gotham Knights Episode 4. The series was produced by Studio MAPPA and licensed by Funimation in North America.
Here is the first opening “Divine Flame” by JAM Project
The second opening is “B.B.” by JAM Project
A Brief View of the World:
The anime takes place in Valiante Kingdom, which resembles a medieval Europe. It operates like a medieval Europe though technology is more advanced as seen in (EPISODE 14?) where they build a steam engine powered mechanical armour. Though the world is being attacked by Horrors demons that possess people and turn them into monsters. The Makai Knight and Makai Alchemists use magic armour and equipment to defend civilians from the Horrors.
The show is interesting enough to make me want to watch the live action series this show is based off of. With great cast, visuals and actions it is a must watch for any fan of Kamen Rider, Super Sentai and action anime.
I do not known how rewatchable the series is without seeing the second season, but on this season the character arcs and the visuals are enough to give the show a second look at.
Shingeki no Bahamut – For an interesting fantasy series that came out around the same time.
Slayers – For a classic high fantasy series.
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