Garo The Animation - Recommendations

Alt title: Garo: Honoo no Kokuin

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Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

Two thousand years ago, the dragon Bahamut terrorized the magical land of Mistarcia. The humans, gods, and demons that inhabited the land joined forces against the fiend and bound its power to a key which was split in two—one half guarded by gods and the other by demons. Mistarcia became a peaceful realm—until the fateful day a woman stole the god’s half of the key.

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InnocentSmile InnocentSmile says...

Both have awesome animation by same studio Mappa and good stories. Both animes have a similar medieval setting. Garo has really good story, I was pretty impressed at ep 1.

ameretis ameretis says...

They both have a great story line that leaves you satisfied at the ending and leaves a window for a whole new stroy to continue

davidntk davidntk says...

Both are dark and have a steampunk vibe to them, have witty characters(for comic relief) also elements of otherworldy creatures, magic and ofcourse, the unlikely hero(with good share of challenges)

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Both have supernatural/demonic elements, with a dark and violent air but also a dash of comic relief.

Karas

Karas

Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?

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Nicknames Nicknames says...

I'm surprised nobody has done this recommendation before. Setting-wise Karas and Garo are quite different, since Karas is set in a futuristic world while Garo is set in the middle-age. Despite that, both of them are notorious for merging 2D animation with 3DCG and being very action-packed series full of awesome fights and such. Fans of one will surely enjoy the other

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both of these shows are fantasy series about people dedicating their lives to protect civilisation from dangerous monsters. Lots of swordswinging, clandestine monster-hunting orders, ugly monsters, a rather dark setting, and lots of blood are what they have in common. Fans of either show could do worse than checking out the other one.

Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both series are dark fantasy titles, with a big focus on character interaction and good old grimdarkness. Both have lots of violence, sexual themes, interesting characters (especially Berserk), and that gritty low-fantasy feel. While obviously not for everyone, and both do have some rather stupid stuff I personally could have done without, if you liked one of these, you might give the other a go.

Castlevania

Castlevania

When his wife is murdered by the church, the powerful vampire Dracula exacts his revenge by unleashing all the powers of Hell upon Wallachia. Wandering a land now plagued by hoards of demonic creatures, Trevor Belmont, the last son of the excommunicated Belmont clan, seeks to defeat Dracula. He is aided by the power of Sypha Belnades and Alucard, Dracula's estranged son.

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are dark fantasy titles, in which the church is not portrayed in a very flattering light. Monsters roam the lands, and few people have the power to stand up to them. If you liked either one, chances are that you'll like the other.

Sword Gai: The Animation

Sword Gai: The Animation

A young man becomes host to a legendary infernal sword and, with the fate of humanity now in his arm, wields its demonic power against his enemies.

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VioletMadder VioletMadder says...

Garo and Swordgai could almost take place in the same universe. Same premise-- warriors bearing supernatural weapons that are dangerous and might take over their personality. Both quite good and dramatic, though Swordgai lacks the humor of Garo. Swordgai only has the 1 season (at the time of this writing), while Garo has an extended world with stories that traverse generations, and with every season Garo's animation gets more impressive.

Usuzumizakura: Garo

Usuzumizakura: Garo

The Heian world, the beautiful capital Kyo in its glorious splendor. When two attractive Onmyouji meet, the sad, ephemeral, yet beautiful cherry blossoms…… will bloom after a millennium.

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Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown

Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown

“Please find any information on the Noble Fencer that disappeared after leaving to slay some goblins.” Goblin Slayer and his party head up to the snowy mountains in the north after receiving that request from the Sword Maiden. A small village gets attacked, they encounter a mysterious chapel, and something about how these goblins are acting bothers the Goblin slayer. “I’m going to take back everything that I’ve lost!”

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Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who's just become a new adventurer has formed her first party... and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer.

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Ellcia

Ellcia

The Sacred Book of the land of Eija has been rediscovered and with it the legends of a mysterious and all powerful ship. Now Princess Crystal of Megaronia has set forth on a quest to recover the ship and its ultimate weaponry. All that stands between her and total domination of the world is a small group of misfits.

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