Introduction of Garo: Guren no Tsuki 2nd Season
What is the anime “Garo: Guren no Tsuki 2nd Season” about?
The new Garo. The anime made by the genius of the industry. The story of Heike begins here.
This anime is created by one of the most unique and creative writers, Keita Amemiya. It is the second animation series based on GARO, a drama that has a 10 years history. This anime is a new original anime and is not based on the 1st season. The characters are completely new and the story is set in a different period – the Heian period.
Amemiya’s friend, Masakazu Katsura, is the designer of the protagonists. He is also a comic artist who drew famous manga such as “ZETMAN”. He is known for creating beautiful and enormous characters. The plot is written by famous scriptwriters, Shou Aikawa and Toshiki Inoue. The director of the anime, Atsushi Wakabayashi, is also the director of GUIN SAGA, who is known for making good animations. Not to mention, Studio MAPPA and TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION who created high quality animation such as “Ushio & Tora”, “GENESIS (Rage of Bahamut GENESIS)” will be in charge of making the animation too.
【What is the GARO project?】
This story follows a “Makai Kishi” who dons the highest magic armor GARO to protect people from evil spirits and, and a “Makai priest” whose role it is to support the Makai knight.
Only males of the ancestor of a certain race can summon the highest magic armor GARO.
The Garo series is based on a story which is set in 2005 where Makai knights and Makai priests fights evil spirits with the Golden Knight Garo. They have made five television dramas, five movies, a special drama and spin-offs where they based their characters on actual historical people. In 2014 they made their first television animation called “Garo: Houno no Kokuin”.
Heian-kyo, capital and the center of the elegant, aristocratic culture, is heavily guarded by a spiritual force field.
However, there seems to be something going on in the prosperity of the Heian-kyo. In reality, Onmyouji (court magi who creates the spiritual force field) can only defend the palace located in the northern part of the city. While, in downtown, monsters that feast upon human souls, known as “horror”, appear after sunset.
Like Onmyouji protecting the castle, there ia a group of people that protects the commoners from “horrors”. This group of people is called the “Makai Kishi” and the “Makai Priest”. The Makai Kishi (knight)” summons a magic armor to protect people from evil spirits and the “Makai priest” uses magic to support the Makai Kishi.
The story surrounds Raikou, a young guy raised by a Makai Priest, Seimei, and his servant Kintoki, that runs across the city to protect commoners from “horrors”.
“Horrors” that feast upon human souls after sunset. What future would these heroes face?
Original Work：Keita Amemiya
Main Character Design：Katsura Masakazu
Series Composition：Shou Aikawa, Toshiki Inoue
Script：Takawo Yoshioka, Seishi Minakami, Masaki Wachi, Shinichi Inotsume, Shigeru Murakoshi
Anime Character Deisgn：Masao Ebihara
Props Design：Daisuke Niizuma
Horror Design：Nobutada Gotou, Tooru Kubo
Art Director：Katsuhisa Takiguchi
Art Settings：Maho Takahashi
Director of Photography：Shigeki Asakawa
Color Design：Chiho Nakamura
CG Director：Katsuki Namba
Sound Director：Souichirou Kubo
Sound Effects：Naoto Yamatani
Sound Production：TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
Special Cooperation：Sansei R&D
Production：MAPPA/TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
Production：TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
Fujiwara no Yasusuke：Daisuke Minakawa
Fujiwara no Michinaga：Kenyu Horiuchi
Ahiya Douman：Tomokazu Seki
Inari：Udono Mayu, Sayaka Sasaki, Toriko Satoh and others
TV Animation『Garo: Guren no Tsuki 』Offical site：http://garo-project.jp/ANIME2
TV Animation『Garo: Guren no Tsuki 』Offical Twitter：@anime_garo／Hashtag：#anime_garo
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