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  • Kraken Releasing to release GARO (Fanged Wolf)

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    Honestly not sure what to do with this news, but Kraken Releasing (one of Section 23's live-action labels, the one releasing some Godzilla movies) has announced they've acquired the live-action GARO franchise.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pres...h-garo/.107472

    October 10, 2016 – Speaking at the Monsterama fantasy and horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Kraken Releasing's Matt Greenfield revealed that the company's next major release will be the first installments in Japan's dark horror/fantasy/martial arts live-action mega-franchise GARO. First launched on October 7, 2005, the original live action TV series, GARO (Fanged Wolf,) quickly set itself apart from other Japanese fantasy series with its darker themes, adult content and spectacular fight scenes, unleashing a non-stop stream of GARO television series, feature films, collectibles and videogames. Often described as the closest thing ever made to a live action anime, GARO has gone on to become a major force in the Japanese entertainment industry, and Kraken Releasing is very honored to be the first to bring the epic live action saga to North America, beginning with GARO (Fanged Wolf) in 2017.

    Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns
    Yet by the Blade of Knights, Mankind was given Hope

    For thousands of years, mankind has been under attack by an ancient race of demons, nightmarish creatures that feed off the darkness in men's souls and enter our world seeking bodies to possess. Against these Horrors, the human race has just one hope: the enchanted weapons and armor of the Makai Knights, a secret legion of warriors, priests and magic users who stand as humanity's last line of defense. Created by famed film and video game designer/director Keita Amemiya (Zeram, Onimusha 2, Kamen Rider BLACK) and directed by Amemiya and pantheon of Japan's top action and horror directors including Makoto Yokoyama (Power Rangers,) Kengo Kaji (Tokyo Gore Police, Marvel's Ironman-Rise Of The Technovore,) and Ryu Kaneda (Parasite Dr. Suzunne, Video Girl Ai,) GARO's amazing battle sequences, stunning special effects and complex multi-character storyline make it an epic unlike anything you have seen before.

    GARO (Fanged Wolf) will be released in 2017, with future installments in the GARO franchise to follow.

    About Kraken Releasing: KRAKEN RELEASING is a new international video distribution label specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genre entertainment for mainstream audiences. With releases such as The Return Of Godzilla® and Godzilla® Vs. Hedora™ , Kraken's goal is to bring the best filmed entertainment from around the world to our customers.

    About Section23 Films:
    Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

  • #2
    Re: Kraken Releasing to release GARO (Fanged Wolf)

    @WTK: Could you check with Section23 and find out which version they're releasing? There's an HD-remastered broadcast airing in Japan right now with a Blu-ray Box set planned for December so I'm wondering if they have that or the original version.
    Avatar: From Sailor Moon S Episode 118 "The Battle in a Demonic Dimension! The Sailor Soldier's Bet"

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    • #3
      Re: Kraken Releasing to release GARO (Fanged Wolf)

      They better have the new version because I own the Region 2 DVDs to the old one and there is a lot of blurriness to it that the HD versions have cleaned up. I just hope they don't skip episode 4.

      Nevertheless, I can't wait because I will be buying this on day one!!!!

      First Sentai, then Garo, now where is Kamen Rider?
      I'm a gamer first, fanboy second. :D

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      • #4
        https://shop.sentaifilmworks.com/pro...v-collection-1
        https://www.rightstufanime.com/GARO-TV-Blu-ray

        Title: GARO TV COLLECTION 1 BLU-RAY
        Published by: Kraken Releasing
        Distributed by: Section23 Films
        Run Time: 325 min.
        Street Date: 10/17/2017
        Format: BD
        Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
        SRP: $39.98

        SYNOPSIS: For thousands of years, mankind has been under attack by an ancient race of demons: nightmarish creatures that feed off the darkness in men?s souls and enter our world seeking bodies to possess. Against these Horrors, the human race has just one hope: the enchanted weapons and armor of the Makai Knights, a secret legion of warriors, priests, and magic users who stand as humanity?s last line of defense. Get ready for an epic experience unlike anything you?ve ever seen before as famed designer/director Keita Amemiya (Zeram, Kamen Rider Black) and a pantheon of Japan?s top action and horror directors, including Makoto Yokoyama (Power Rangers), Kengo Kaji (Tokyo Gore Police), and Ryu Kaneda (Video Girl Ai), unleash the amazing battle sequences and stunning special effects that revolutionized the world of Japanese horror in GARO!

        Disc 1 (225 min) eps. 1-9; Disc 2 (100 min) eps. 10-13
        Last edited by WTK; 06-21-2017, 10:19 PM.

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        • #5
          via Sentai Filmworks Shop & TRSI:

          https://shop.sentaifilmworks.com/pro...v-collection-2
          https://www.rightstufanime.com/GARO-...tion-2-Blu-ray

          Title: GARO TV COLLECTION 2 BLU-RAY
          Published by: Kraken Releasing
          Distributed by: Section23 Films
          Run Time: 300 min.
          Street Date: 12/12/2017
          Format: BD
          Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
          SRP: $39.98

          SYNOPSIS: For thousands of years, the Makai Knights and their allies have fought a secret war against the Horrors. But now the threads of trust that have held the Knights together are unraveling. As Kouga and Zaruba continue to seek a cure for Kaoru's lethal exposure to Horror blood, the tension between the current wearer of the golden Garo armor and the wearer of the silver Zero armor, Rei, hits the breaking point. Was Kouga somehow responsible for the death of Rei's family? Why are the watchdogs forcing them to work together when they know what Rei believes? And meanwhile, will Kaoru's trusted advisor turn out to have the darkest secret of all? Friends die, love shatters, heroes fall, and monsters reign in the spectacular conclusion to the first epic series of GARO!

          Disc 1 (225 min) eps. 14-22; Disc 2 (75 min) eps. 23-25
          Last edited by WTK; 08-22-2017, 09:27 PM.

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          • #6
            I watched the first disc to Collection 1 and it was outstanding. The audio really made use of my subwoover (something the series didn't really do on DVD) and the video quality has been nicely cleaned up (no longer looks a bit foggy). Sadly, the disc menu is generically boring and the freaking subtitles are locked, but at least the translations are accurate. Too bad they put the clip show on this disc, but I guess it had to be somewhere. Hopefully Part 2 has some bonus features like that bonus episode they did.
            I'm a gamer first, fanboy second. :D

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            • #7
              via Sentai Filmworks Shop & TRSI:

              - https://shop.sentaifilmworks.com/pro...he-dark-knight
              - https://www.rightstufanime.com/GARO-KIBA-Blu-ray

              Title: GARO: KIBA - THE DARK KNIGHT! BLU-RAY
              Published by: Kraken Releasing
              Distributed by: Section23 Films
              Run Time: 50 min.
              Street Date: 2/20/2018
              Format: BD
              Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
              SRP: $19.98

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              • #8
                So happy that that is happening. Hopefully it means we will be getting Beast of White Knight soon.
                I'm a gamer first, fanboy second. :D

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                • #9
                  via Sentai Filmworks Shop & TRSI:

                  - https://shop.sentaifilmworks.com/pro...ro-red-requiem
                  - https://www.rightstufanime.com/GARO-Red-Requiem-Blu-ray

                  Title: GARO: RED REQUIEM BLU-RAY
                  Published by: Kraken Releasing
                  Distributed by: Section23 Films
                  Run Time: 97 min.
                  Street Date: 4/10/2018
                  Format: BD
                  Language: English & Japanese with English Subtitles
                  SRP: $19.98

                  SYNOPSIS: In the ancient war against the monstrous creatures known as Horrors, many Makai Priestesses have fought and died in battle, yet no woman has ever been chosen to wear the mystic armor of the Makai Knights. Kouga, the current bearer of the gold wolf armor Garo, doesn't believe it's even possible, but when his quest to destroy the Horror Karma thrusts him into conflict alongside the fiery Priestess Rekka, he's forced to acknowledge that the female is often the deadlier of the species! Because Rekka has a personal score to settle with Karma, and she's determined to destroy that Horror herself! It will be all Kouga and his Mado Ring Zaruba can do to keep the three of them alive long enough to do it in the GARO universe's first spectacular feature film - GARO: RED REQUIEM!
                  Last edited by WTK; 02-22-2018, 10:24 PM. Reason: missing links

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                  • #10
                    Um... Did we miss the announcement for Beast of White Night? Kraken does know that one comes BEFORE Red Requiem, right?
                    I'm a gamer first, fanboy second. :D

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                    • #11


                      FINALLY!!!

                      http://hero-club.com/kraken-releasin...st-demon-night
                      I'm a gamer first, fanboy second. :D

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                      • #12
                        via Sentai Filmworks Shop & TRSI:

                        - https://shop.sentaifilmworks.com/col...he-demon-night
                        - https://www.rightstufanime.com/GARO-...-Night-Blu-ray

                        Title: GARO SPECIAL: BEAST OF THE DEMON NIGHT
                        Published by: Kraken Releasing
                        Distributed by: Section23 Films
                        Run Time: 100 min.
                        Street Date: 6/26/2018
                        Format: BD
                        Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
                        SRP: $19.98

                        SYNOPSIS: A soul-stealing plant, a nightmare forest and ancient master Horror are just a few of the deadly challenges that Kouga Saezima must face when a young Makai Priestess interrupts his new assignment with the news that the deceased Priest Amon wishes to speak with him from the other side. Even more shocking is the revelation that Kouga?s childhood friend Jabbi isn?t dead as has long been believed, with her body having been absorbed into a plantlike being called the Makai Tree. Now it?s a race against time as the golden knight Garo must save Jabbi and join forces with Rei, the silver knight Zero, to defeat the newly resurrected Horror Lord Legules? and if they fail, the entire world will be plunged into eternal darkness in GARO SPECIAL ? BEAST OF THE DEMON NIGHT!

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                        • #13
                          For some reason they gave Red Requiem an English dub. Makes no sense when they ddin't bother dubbing the rest of the show.
                          I'm a gamer first, fanboy second. :D

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                          • #14
                            Since I'm not sure if this should go in the anime cast thread...

                            Garo: Red Requiem

                            https://twitter.com/strongest_human/...85637147664384
                            https://twitter.com/strongest_human/...95598271582208

                            English Cast:

                            Kouga: Josh Grelle
                            Zaruba: Brett Weaver
                            Rekka: Tiffany Grant
                            Akaza: John Swasey
                            Shiguto: Jay Hickman
                            Kurusu: David Wald
                            Shion: Shelley Calene-Black
                            Karma: Kelly Manison
                            Young Kouga: Kira Vincent-Davis
                            Kengi: Christopher Patton

                            Additional Voices:
                            Allison Sumrall
                            Matt Greenfield
                            Shelley Calene-Black
                            Tiffany Grant
                            Jay Hickman
                            Kelly Manison
                            Christopher Patton
                            Kira Vincent-Davis
                            David Wald

                            ADR Director & Script: Matt Greenfield
                            Last edited by NJ_; 03-17-2018, 12:51 AM.
                            Avatar: From Sailor Moon S Episode 118 "The Battle in a Demonic Dimension! The Sailor Soldier's Bet"

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                            • #15
                              via Sentai Filmworks Shop & TRSI:

                              - https://shop.sentaifilmworks.com/col...2-collection-1
                              - https://www.rightstufanime.com/GARO-...tion-1-Blu-ray

                              Title: GARO SEASON 2 COLLECTION 1 BLU-RAY
                              Published by: Kraken Releasing
                              Distributed by: Section23 Films
                              Run Time: 325 min.
                              Street Date: 8/7/2018
                              Format: BD
                              Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
                              SRP: $39.98

                              SYNOPSIS: In the war against the nightmarish creatures known as Horrors, Mankind's most formidable line of defense has always been the power of the Makai Knights. But now, one by one, the Knights are being mystically marked for death by a mysterious magic user in a crimson mask. Even Kouga, the bearer of the golden GARO wolf armor, is among the afflicted, with the accursed mark slowly draining his strength, and making the use of his armor incredibly painful. Who is the Red Mask and how has he (or she) been able to target the Knights so effectively? All signs point to a betrayal from within their own ranks and now it's up to Kouga, Rei, and the other Knights to track down their enemy while they're still strong enough to defeat him in GARO: MAKAI SENKYU - COLLECTION 1!

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