GARO series’ theatrical anime Usuzumizakura -Garo- will open in Japanese cinemas in October 2018. It has been announced that Masei Nakayama, Romi Park, and Akiko Yajima are some of the great talents who have been cast for this movie.
Usuzumizakura -Garo-, based on a manga by Keita Amemiya, is an anime series spin-off of the tokusatsu series Garo. It takes place during the Heian period, the same time as the 2015 TV anime Garo: Guren no Tsuki. The sad but beautiful revenge play begins when the two onmyoji meet.
Masakazu Katsura (Tiger ＆ Bunny, Video Girl Ai) is in charge of the title’s character design. Yasuko Kobayashi (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Attack on Titan) is handling the script. Hajime no Ippo‘s Satoshi Nishimura is to direct over at studio VOLN (Ushio and Tora). Usuzumizakura -Garo- will be produced by Studio M2 (Onihei Hankachou).
Masei Nakayama, Romi Park and Akiko Yajima will reprise their roles of Raiko, Seimei, and Kintoki from Garo: Guren no Tsuki. Additional cast members are Kenyu Horiuchi as Fujiwara no Michinaga, Daisuke Namikawa as Fujiwara no Yasusuke, Katsuhito Nomura as Minamoto no Yorinobu, Mayu Udono as Inari, Joji Nakata as Tenko and Tomokazu Seki as Takeru.
Early bird tickets can be purchased at Garo‘s special cafe, which is to open at AREA-Q in Shinjuku, Tokyo, from 15 June 2018. B2 posters with the teaser visual design are the extras that come with this tickets. By purchasing tickets inside theaters from 16 June, one out of three illustrated cards, by Masakazu Katsura, will be given out for free. The texture of Katsura’s signature can be felt.
Usuzumizakura -Garo- will be shown at Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in Japan from October 2018!
Anime Movie Usuzumizakura -Garo-
Venue: AREA-Q Shinjuki, Tokyo
Duration: 15 June to 1 July 2018
To open at Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters in Japan from October 2018.
Original Work: Keita Amemiya
Director: Satoshi Nishimura
Script: Yasuko Kobayashi
Main Character Design: Masakazu Katsura
Animation Character Design: Ai Yokoyama, Masao Ebihara
Art Director: Kazuyuki Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Uehama Makishi
Color Setting: Yoshinori Horikawa
CG Director: Masato Takahashi
Editing: Yumi Jinguji
Music: Ryuichi Takada, MONACA
Sound Director: Soichiro Kubo
Production: Studio M2, studio VOLN
Distribution: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Masei Nakayama as Raiko
Romi Park as Seimei
Akiko Yajima as Kintoki
Kenyu Horiuchi as Fujiwara no Michinaga
Daisuke Namikawa as Fujiwara no Yasusuke
Katsuhito Nomura as Minamoto no Yorinobu
Mayu Udono as Inari
Joji Nakata as Tenko
Tomokazu Seki as Takeru