Most of you already familiar with Tokusatsu have some basic knowledge abour the Japanese television show, Garo, created by Keita Amemiya in 2005. The series also contains miniseries and theatrical installments such as the 2006 release of Byakuya no Maju (Demon Beast Of The White Knight), the 2010 theatrical release of Garo: Red Requiem, and the 2011 spin-off, Kiba Gaiden (Kiba: The Dark Knight).
On July 20, 2013, the story continues with the upcoming release of Garo Gaiden: Tougen no Fue (The Whistle Of The Phantom Peach), a film that was originally announced back in March. In the film series, the story takes place during the 2011 story, Soukoku no Maryu (Demon Dragon Of The Blue Cries), about two Makai Priestesses who set out on an adventure to protect the mystical whistle of the Phantom Peach. The film stars Yasue Sato, Mary Matsuyama, Masahiro Kuranuki, and Kanji Tsuda. The film is reportedly the first of the franchise to not feature Makai Knights as lead characters.
I’m not too familiar with Garo, although I have seen clips-I am familiar with some anime and tokusatusu shows I have seen; Really it was my interview with Mark Musashi
in early 2013 that brought the show to my attention, and I hope one day I can get around to watching these kinds of shows myself. Because, if there is one thing I am always fascinated by when it comes to action cinema, it is how Japanese filmmakers are able to translate such anime and manga-oriented fantasy and majesty onto the screen.
At any rate, I’m very glad to see these kinds of shows break ground for larger venues. And I look forward to seeing Tougen no Fue when it is released for the rest of the world to see.
also states the tentative release date of the DVD is September 4, 2013
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