Thursday, February 6, 2014

Garo (japanese, tokusatsu)

Garo focuses on the life of Kouga Saejima, who has assumed the title of Makai Knight to protect humanity against dark demonic manifestations called "Horrors". In his quest to purge them, he encounters a young girl named Kaoru whom he saves from a Horror, but learns that she is stained with its demonic blood. As a rule, those that have been stained by the blood of a Horror shall be cut down, or else they will die painfully in approximately 100 days. Kouga spares Kaoru and tries to find a way to purify her before her remaining time expires. Thus, the series focuses on Kouga's developing relationship with Kaoru and his stand in protecting humanity in accordance with the wishes of his father, the previous Garo. In the process, encountering another Makai Knight named Rei Suzumura who eventually becomes his ally, Kouga confronts his father's former disciple who is also the cause of a recent string of Horror attacks in preparation of a more sinister advent of the Horrors' originator, Messiah.

This isn't your typical power rangers series or kamen rider series. If you loved either but have outgrown them, then this is the mature version. I'm not really a fan of these types of series, but this show was so amazing that I watched all its seasons and movies. hehehe I will blog about its second and third season later.

Some might not like the idea of weak girls or damsels in distress but I don't know. In here, I wasn't averse to the idea. It actually went well with the story and it helped that the actress's character was actually likeable. The best was the action. It was amazing, superb, fabulous, no words can describe it. and the effects were really well done too. Really looked so real. But as I mentioned earlier, it is for mature audiences as there is some nudity and violence. But overall, a series I would recommend. Here's my favourite tune in Garo. Enjoy!!!