Tokusatsu mainstay, writer and filmmaker Amemiya Keita has a calling with his long standing popular suit-action franchise, Garo. Those familiar with the various aspects of the property through film and television will no doubt continue their fandom in the months ahead as they have been, especially with the exciting saga now gearing for its 10th Anniversary and J-idol girl group, AKH48 member Akimoto Sayaka starring.
Biku: Yamigirinochi is the name of the film spun-off from the recent Makai no Hana series which series Akimoto in the title role of a warrior priestess who hunts down fallen Makai knights to dispell the darkness within. She is ultimately assigned to oversee the spiritual state of a fellow Makai priest in question – a mission that only further leads to more questions that require the help of a higher Makai Priest. Suga Kenta and Mickey Curtis also star, and with the latest teaser trailer making the rounds as of just a few weeks ago ahead of the film’s November release, there’s plenty here to look forward to in terms of drama, mystery and depth with plenty of stylish action and dazzling visuals to boot.
The Garo franchise is a lovely one, isn’t it? Watch the teaser for Biku: Yamigirinochi in the player below and watch for more news ahead!
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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).
Chances are if you are a Tokusatsu fan, you have probably heard or read the name, Mark Musashi (or マーク武蔵 if you are Japanese). But don’t be fooled too much by his last name, or even his convincing looks. Although born in the city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan, and having also lived in Shimokitazawa , much of Mark’s history is rooted in the rural town of Buckfield, Maine.