Second anime focused on a female version of semi-historical Heian Period onmyōdō mystic Abe no Seimei in a jedaigeki-style period piece.
MAPPA and Madhouse founder Masao Maruyama packed his panel room at Otakon, enjoying his new fame as the inspiration for Shirobako's Masato Marukawa. In addition to clarifying that his own cooking skill are far superior to limited repertoire of his anime alter-ego, Maruyama let his audience know that a second TV Garo anime is planned for fall, focused on a female version of semi-historical Heian Period onmyōdō mystic Abe no Seimei in a jedaigeki-style period piece.
A Garo movie is also planned for 2016.
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 inspired a fall 2014 anime. Attack on Titan's Yasuko Kobayashi will be wrote the original story based on Zero line. Animator Yuichiro Hayashi directed the MAPPA production.
The second anime was announced earlier as part of a 10th anniversary celebraiton.
The event also hosted a dedicated Garo panel