One the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: seven GARO’s, six OH GAWDS YUNO IS MOE!, five ZERO!, four VOLTEKKA!, three PRIMAL SCREAMS OF HOT BLOODED FURY!, two(million) RONs!, and one GIGA DRILL BREAKER!
This is the seventh post in a series as I look at the twelve best anime moments of the year from shows I watched. Key there being watched, as a few of these moments are going to be from some pretty old stuff, but I think they’re damn good enough to talk about at any time. This is a joint ABC blogging project with other contributions from Roxas, CCYoshi, Orion, Owen S, Xerox, Nekoron, Martin, Michael Huang, usagijen, and Moogy. Yeah, there’s a lot of us. And if you haven’t seen GARO then go watch it now, as this post contains some ending spoilers.
I like GARO a lot, both because it’s a great action story and because it introduced me to the wonderful world of tokusatsu. It does have a pretty simple story, normal good vs. evil that’s been repeated ad nauseam, but with good characters and a lot of great action scenes. Almost every episode of GARO has a memorable action scene, but my favorite is from the final episode with the showdown between Kouga and Kiba. Both are fighting on a metal ring that’s hurtling towards the ground above Tokyo. It’s an intense fifteen minute smackdown. My favorite part is at the end when Kouga uses the strength of all the men who have borne the title of GARO as inspiration to deliver the final blow. It’s manly, melodramatic, and slightly cheesy, but I love it. I think it’s just as important that a show make me feel raw emotions like that as making me think. Which is why I love GARO.