Most tokusatsu (special effects) series feature Japanese superheroes in brightly colored outfits duking it out for dominance of your sunny weekend mornings. Garo—which originally aired for 25 episodes on TV Tokyo from 2005-2006—was different. The franchise is rolling on with a slate of new projects including an anime spin-off. Get the details after the jump.
Golden Knight Garo, a more mature version of Power Rangers/Kamen Rider style tokusatsu, is returning to late night TV this April in Garo: The One Who Shines in the Darkness. Then, in July the franchise returns to theaters in Garo Gaiden: Tougen no Fue (Garo Side Story: The Whistle of the Phantom Peach). Get a look at the feature after the jump.
The third series of the adult strength live-action superhero GARO show is preparing to air on Tokyo TV in April. In anticipation, a new trailer has just been unleashed, full of new heroes, villains, and a whole lot of monsters. Watch after the jump!
In 2010, a "My Ryoma Illustration" art exhibit toured Japan, offering 50 manga artists' interpretations of 19th century samurai and modernizer Sakamoto Ryōma. The exhibit will be revived starting January 27th to raise funds to support the victims of the March 2011 earthquake. See some of the art after the jump.
Direct to video V-Cinema spin-off Kiba: Dark Knight Gaiden features Masaki Kyomoto and Mika Hijii reprising their roles from 2006's more graphic, mature tokusatsu series Golden Knight Garo. Singer/model Leah Dizon also joins the cast for the feature, scheduled to hit DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on September 3rd. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Most tokusatsu (special effects) series feature Japanese superheroes in brightly colored outfits duking it out for dominance of your sunny weekend mornings. Garo—which originally aired for 25 episodes on TV Tokyo from 2005-2006—was different. Decidedly more "adult," the late-night series is soon to see a resurgence in the form of a new video production spin-off: KIBA the Dark Knight Gaiden.