The Original Series are the collective works of Garo, involving the main protagonist Kouga Saejima. As the franchise progressed and expanded, new works were created that took inspiration from the original and made it something new.
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The entire Garo series was started by the first series, Chapter of the Black Wolf. While the original series wasn't a phenomenal success, it did gain a following and that allowed creator and director, Keita Amemiya, to continue developing Garo. With the success of Demon Beast of the White Night, Red Requiem, and its pachinko games, a second season was created, Makai Flash Knight. By then, the Garo story established a firm ground about Kouga Saejima's story and the people behind the Garo franchise decided to take production to different directions, starting with creating the Ryūga-verse (an alternative universe from Garo). Eventually, they would lead to spin-offs and animation developments like the ZERO Series and the Anime Series.
Featuring the adventures of the original Golden Knight Garo, the story focuses on the adventures of Kouga. With the success of Garo, certain spin-offs and side stories were made to expand the universe.
- Chapter of the Black Wolf / Kiba Side Story / Smile
- Demon Beast of the White Night
- Red Requiem
- Makai Flash Knight
- Demon Dragon of the Blue Cries / The Tougen Flute
- Makai Tales
- Saejima Kouga
Zero Spin-Off Series
The series features Kouga's son, Raiga. With Kouga and his wife embarked on the quest to mend the cracks of time and space resulted from Eyrith's actions, Raiga took over as the new Garo.
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Notes & Trivia
- GARO series is stands out compared to other tokusatsu heroes such as Super Sentai/Power Rangers or Kamen Riders, as the titular Makai Knight and his fellow Knight only assumed their powered forms sparingly instead of most of the time during the fight against monster of the week.