A little while after the series ended, Kouga meets Makai Priestess-in-training Rin, who has been sent from Kantai with a message for him from Priest Amon. Kouga is understandingly skeptical, seeing as how Amon is dead, but begrudgingly drags her home. Rin summons up the spirit of Amon, who tells Kouga that Jabi, his childhood friend who was killed in the series proper, is not dead, but held captive in the Makai Forest. So Kouga sets out for the Makai Forest in Kantai with Rin in tow to rescue Jabi. Elsewhere, an incredibly old and powerful Horror known as Legules appears, his one mission to convert normal people into Horrors as part of his clan and cover the world in them. Rei, a fellow Makai Knight and friend of Kouga’s, is sent to Kantai also, to help in a ceremony that seals Legules.
In Kantai Kouga meets Tsubasa, the Makai Knight for that area and Rin’s brother. Also a royal ass to everyone around him and a useless fighter. Naturally, he and Kouga hate each other from the get go. After some fighting Tsubasa allows Kouga to enter the Makai Forest in search of Jabi. Inside, Kouga is forced to fight illusions of Kodoma, Barago, Rei, and even Kaoru. After defeating them he finds the tree where Jabi is held, and after defeating it escapes to the real world with Jabi’s body and soul, reviving her. With that out of the way, it’s time to deal with Legules. Every time Legules reappears, a ceremony is held to seal him away by piercing the eclipse with the phospherous arrow, but the arrow is too weak to do the job now, so Jabi has to fix it (part of the reason why Amon wanted to revive her). While she’s doing that, Legules and his Horrors attack. The Makai Knights fight them back, but not before Rin is struck by an attack from Legules. The poison slowly begins killing her, turning her into a Horror for Legules. Tsubasa wants to kill her, but Jabi decides to exchange her blood with her to cure it.
While she is doing this, Kouga talks to Tsubasa and forces him to admit how much he cares about Rin and that it’s not wrong for Makai Knights to have emotions. He agrees, and appears happy when Rin comes out healthy. Shortly afterwards however, Legules appears, having possessed Tsubasa’s madou ring Goruba, and kidnaps Rin and the phospherous arrow, prompting a chase by everyone after him. A not-so-epic battle ensues, culminating with most of the cast getting their asses kicked. Finally Kouga says enough of this, stabs himself with the Phosperous arrow, gains an awesome pair of wings and a spear, and basically impales Legules. Everyone’s happy; Jabi’s alive, Tsubasa loves his sister, and Rei continues to woo his madou ring. Kouga goes home to find Kaoru there, and the two share a tender embrace, ending the series on an “Aaah~” moment.
Beast of the White Night is basically a two-hour long special that aired last December, about half a year after the original series ended. It did a few things right, and a few things wrong. Overall enjoyable, bu lacking the basic epic moments of the series. First off, the good things. Jabi was revived, which was awesome. No priestess that sexy deserves to be dead for long. I wished she would of said something about if Kouga saved Kaoru or not, since she was something of a rival there. Rin was probably the only good new character introduced, managing to be somewhat cute and not overly annoying. GARO’s final form was also badass, and its two major fights, against the Makai Tree in the first episode and Legules in the second, were great.
Now for the bad things. First there’s the arrogant prick Tsubasa. Despite being useless and incredibly weak, he insisted that he was the best throughout and knew what do. Hello, your talking to the guy who not only killed the Dark Knight, but has also killed a hell of a lot more Horrors than you. I think he’d know something about what he was talking about. The fight scenes that didn’t involve Kouga weren’t that interesting, as Rei and Tsubasa mostly got beaten over again and again. Legules himself wasn’t such a great villian. He never even did anything evil, just showed up and started fighting. The whole thing felt underwhelming at best. At least the ending was good, with Kouga meeting Kaoru again, but I wished they would of kissed at least. Oh well, I guess any proper continuation of Garo would need a full series instead of a special.