Garo: Honoo no Kokuin
MyAnimeList - 7.73
Anilist - 7.2
Kitsu - 7.6
In the name of the king, the Valiante Kingdom launched hunts to exterminate users of witchcraft. Seventeen years later, their pursuit is still growing in both size and brutality. Unbeknownst to the citizens, the targets of these witch hunts are the secret protectors of humanity. Known as the Makai Knights and Alchemists, they have a strong will to protect people from Horrors, demons who possess souls plagued by sadness and pain. One such Makai Knight is 17-year-old Leon Luis who inherits the legendary armor of the Golden Knight Garo from his mother. Though he possesses great power, he struggles to overcome the hatred he bears from his mother's death at the hands of the kingdom. His father German, known as Zoro the Shadow Cutting Knight, is still training Leon when he is called to investigate the upsurge of Horrors in the kingdom's capital. Although German knows Leon's will is wavering, he decides to bring Leon along to continue his training. As German and Leon head to the capital, the king's amiable son Alfonso San Valiante struggles to find a solution to the growing Horror threat. But before he can do so, he is double-crossed and banished from his own kingdom. To return home, Alfonso sets out to find the help and strength he needs to reclaim the throne. During his search, he comes across Leon, whose interactions with the prince will forever change both of their fates.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2014 to Mar 28, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Producers: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Genres: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Magic, Supernatural
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: BD, Dual Audio
Characters & Voice Actors
Souichirou Kubo – Sound Director
Noriyuki Fukuda – Episode Director, Animation Director, Key Animation
Kazuya Iwata – Episode Director
OP2: “B.B.” by JAM Project (eps 13-24)
ED1: “CHIASTOLITE” by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 1-12)
ED2: “FOCUS” by Showtaro Morikubo (eps 13-24)
02: -DIVINE FLAME-
06: -BLACK KNIGHT-
07: -SORROW BEAST-
08: -FULL MONTY-
09: -NEW HOPE-
10: -FALLEN BLOOD-
11: -SHADOW SLASHER-
12: -BLOOD MOON-
13: -BURNING ASHES-
15: -PROJECT G-
17: -SNOW FALL-
18: -SCAR FLAME-
20: -DOUBLE DEALER-
22: -DREADLY FOCUS-
A really cool somewhat episodic battle anime with some great characters and truly epic moments. Deserves more attention than it gets.
Not too loyal to the Toku, but better for it. Great characters and brilliant mirroring in writing the protagonists.
It has a great dialogue, the best phony anime dad and memorable characters, as well as many unexpected encounters
Easily the best Garo series so far. The story and characters were fantastic. One episode was a little weird but it didn’t take away anything
You must watch it.
Suffers from some very bad filler, but the core story is a shockingly compelling medieval fantasy drama. The aesthetic is very striking.