GARO Season 01
Garo is a Japanese tokusatsu television series broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2005, to March 31, 2006, lasting 25 episodes (with one additional “Overview” special, summarizing the events of episodes 1 through 13, aired before episode 14).
Since 2007, the show has also been aired in other countries such as Italy (on MTV), Malaysia (on 8TV),
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and Spain (on Canal Buzz). The show’s HD remastered version was broadcast on TV Tokyo starting July 8, 2016. The television series is the first installment of the “GARO” metaseries, which is composed of several installments, including a live action television series, films, TV & film specials, and anime series. The television series has been licensed for a North American release by Kraken Releasing
Garo focuses on the life of Kouga Saejima, who has assumed the title of Makai Knight to protect humanity against dark demonic manifestations called “Horrors”. In his quest to destroy them, he encounters a young girl named Kaoru, whom he saves from a Horror, though he learns that she is stained with its demonic blood. As a rule, those that have been stained by the blood of a Horror must be killed, or else they will die painfully in approximately 100 days. Kouga spares Kaoru and tries to find a way to purify her before her remaining time expires.
Thus, the series focuses on Kouga’s developing relationship with Kaoru, and his responsibilities protecting humanity in accordance with the wishes of his father, the previous Garo. In the process, he encounters another Makai Knight named Rei Suzumura, who eventually becomes his ally.
Later Kouga confronts his father’s former disciple who is revealed to be the cause of a recent series of Horror attacks in preparation of a more sinister advent of the Horrors’ originator, Messiah.