The official website of the Garo franchise started streaming a trailer for the upcoming Garo: Kaminokiba live-action film on Wednesday. The website also revealed a new poster.
The film will open in Japan on January 6, and stars:
- Wataru Kuriyama as Ryūga
- Miki Nanri as Rian
- Sakina Kuwae as Ryūme
- Miyavi Matsunoi as Amily
- Tomohito Wakizaki as Daigo Akizuki
- Moka Komatsu as Haruna
- Shigeru Izumiya as D Ringo
- Momoko Kuroki as Yukihime
This film will focus on Ryūga Dōgai. Franchise creator Keita Amemiya is directing and scripting the film. JAM Project is returning from previous Garo installments to perform the film’s opening theme song “Kaminokiba ~The Fang of the Apocalypse.”
The live-action Zero: Dragon Blood series, the newest entry in the franchise, premiered on January 6. The franchise is also getting a new live-action film focused on Raiga Saejima titled Garo: Yuena no Tabibito. The film is also planned to open in 2018.
The Garo the Animation and Garo: Crimson Moon television anime aired in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and FUNimation Entertainmentstreamed both series. Funimation has also released both series on home video. Garo: Divine Flame, a film sequel to Garo the Animation, opened in Japan in May 2016.
Section23 Films‘ Kraken Releasing brand announced in October 2016 that it has licensed the original live-action Garo series. The company released the first 13 episodes on Blu-ray Disc on October 17. HDIVE began streaming the series in June. Kraken Releasing announced last month that it will release the live-action Garo: Kiba – The Dark Knight! (Kiba ~Ankoku Kishi Gaiden~) special on Blu-ray Disc on February 20. Kraken Releasing also plans to release other installments in the Garo franchise.
The latest anime in the Garofranchise, Garo -Vanishing Line-, premiered on October 6, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series with English subtitles. Funimationbegan streaming the series with an English dub on October 19. Garo: Crimson Moon is also getting an anime film project.
The first 25-episode live-action series premiered on October 7, 2005 and has spawned multiple live-action films and television series.
This film focusing on Ryūga opens in Japan on January 6
Date published: 25/11/17
Written by: Joseph Opoku