Anime Basics: GARO-VANISHING LINE- 

GARO-VANISHING LINE-
Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Season: Fall 2017
Premiere Date: October 6, 2017

Introduction

The Garo franchise began as a live-action dark fantasy television series in 2005. This is the second television anime for the franchise, with the first–Garo the Animation–airing in 2014. This anime features a different setting, story, and cast of characters from the previous Garo works.

Story

This story takes place in the metropolis of Russel City.

Sword, a Makai Knight with the title of “Garo” spends his days alone fighting off Horrors—evil beasts from the demon world that possess humans—in order to protect the town. One day while defeating Horrors, Sword comes upon the mysterious keyword “El Dorado.” Sensing a larger conspiracy on the side of the Horrors behind this keyword, he not only continues his extermination of Horrors, but also searches for the true meaning of the keyword “El Dorado.”

Amongst all of this, Sword meets a girl named Sophie. Sophie is also searching for the meaning behind the word “El Dorado,” which her elder brother left behind for her when he disappeared. Sophie, who has lost her brother, and Sword, who lost his younger sister in the past. These two, brought together by the words “El Dorado,” feel a bond between each other, and begin to work together.

And so, this journey of entangled feelings begins…


Characters

Sword
Voice: Tomokazu Seki

A tough guy with muscles of steel. He chases the mystery of the keyword “El Dorado” while hunting the Horrors–evil beasts that terrorize humans.


Sophie
Voice: Rie Kugimiya

A girl looking for her elder brother who has gone missing. She ends up meeting Sword during a certain incident, and begins working alongside him.


Luke
Voice: Nobunaga Shimazaki

A Makai Priest. Always calm and collected, he doesn’t say much, but breaks his silence when dealing with Sword. People call him “Rain Man” because of his ability to manipulate memories by making the rain fall.


Gina
Voice: Ami Koshimizu

A mysterious woman who is actually a Makai Priest. She’s childhood friends with Sword and Luke, but it appears her goal differs from them. She will use her beautiful looks to complete her mission if needed.


Where to Watch

Crunchyroll (sub)
FUNimation (dub)

Links

Official Website
Official Twitter

Staff

Original Creator: Keita Amemiya
Director: Sunghoo Park
Series Composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura
Scripts: Shingeru Murakoshi, Kazuaki Kaneda, Yutaka Yasunaga, Michiko Shinozuka
Original Character Design: Takashi Okazaki
Character Design/Animation Director: Tomohiro Kishi
Prop Design: Takayuki Sano
Art Director: Yoshimi Mineta
Art Setting: Juichi Okubo, Kayoko Tomono, Miho Norimatsu
Color Design: Ami Kushina
Director of Photography: KIM BOO CHEOL
CG Director: Takema Sawamura
Special Effects: Chiemi Irisa
Motion Graphics: sankaku△
Editing: Hiroshi Kiyose
Music: Ryuichi Takada, Keiichi Hirokawa (MONACA)
Sound Director: Soichiro Kubo
Sound Effects: Katsuo Nakano
Sound Production: Tohoku Shinsha
Opening Theme Song: “EMG” by JAM Project
Ending Theme Song: “Sophia” by Masami Okui
Animation Production: MAPPA
Production: Tohoku Shinsha

Cast

Tomokazu Seki as Sword
Rie Kugimiya as Sophie
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Luke
Ami Koshimizu as Gina
Daisuke Namikawa as Knight
Romi Park as Queen
Kenyu Horiuchi as Bishop
Chiaki Takahashi as Waitress Chiaki
Takaya Hashi as Fay Long
Ayahi Takagaki as May Fan
Yuka Misaki as Mia
Hironobu Kageyama as Zaruba

©2017”VANISHING LINE” Keita Amemiya/Tohokushinsha