Kraken Releasing is unleashing GARO


Speaking at the Monsterama fantasy and horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia, Kraken Releasing’s Matt Greenfield revealed that the company’s next major release will be the first installments in Japan’s dark horror/fantasy/martial arts live-action mega-franchise GARO. First launched on October 7, 2005, the original live action TV series, GARO (Fanged Wolf,) quickly set itself apart from other Japanese fantasy series with its darker themes, adult content and spectacular fight scenes, unleashing a non-stop stream of GARO television series, feature films, collectibles and videogames. Often described as the closest thing ever made to a live action anime, GARO has gone on to become a major force in the Japanese entertainment industry, and Kraken Releasing is very honored to be the first to bring the epic live action saga to North America, beginning with GARO (Fanged Wolf) in 2017.           


Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns

Yet by the Blade of Knights, Mankind was given Hope

 

For thousands of years, mankind has been under attack by an ancient race of demons, nightmarish creatures that feed off the darkness in men’s souls and enter our world seeking bodies to possess. Against these Horrors, the human race has just one hope: the enchanted weapons and armor of the Makai Knights, a secret legion of warriors, priests and magic users who stand as humanity’s last line of defense. Created by famed film and video game designer/director Keita Amemiya (Zeram, Onimusha 2, Kamen Rider Black) and directed by Amemiya and pantheon of Japan’s top action and horror directors including Makoto Yokoyama (Power Rangers,) Kengo Kaji (Tokyo Gore Police, Marvel’s Ironman-Rise Of The Technovore,) and Ryu Kaneda (Parasite Dr. Suzunne, Video Girl Ai,) GARO’s amazing battle sequences, stunning special effects and complex multi-character storyline make it an epic unlike anything you have seen before.               

 

GARO (Fanged Wolf) will be released in 2017, with future installments in the GARO franchise to follow.

 

About Kraken Releasing: 

KRAKEN RELEASING is a new international video distribution label specializing in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genre entertainment for mainstream audiences. With releases such as THE RETURN OF GODZILLA® and GODZILLA® VS. HEDORA™ , Kraken’s goal is to bring the best filmed entertainment from around the world to our customers. 

About Section23 Films:

Section23 Films provides home video marketing and distribution services for a variety of companies, including Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Maiden Japan and AEsir Holdings. With its special focus on genre entertainment, Section23 Films distributes some of the very best anime, martial arts, and horror titles on the market today.

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Sentai aquires Squid Girl!

Another fantastic acquisition by Sentai Filmworks! This is a great addition to the anime world. Taken directly from Sentai:


Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its acquisition of the Squid Girl franchise for North America. Sentai’s acquisition will extend availability of the series, including seasons one, two, and the OVA’s to home video, television, and select digital outlets. 

 

The cutest little tentacle-haired invader from the sea, Squid Girl, has come to subdue humanity! Unfortunately, she’s in hot water with the Aizawa siblings after a demonstration of her squid powers destroys their restaurant, the Lemon Beach House. Now, she’s forced to work as a waitress for them until she pays off her damages. Between her aquatic puns, bickering with the Aizawa sisters, tiffs with customers, and the many misadventures that come with seaside life, Squid Girl has her hands, and her tentacles, full!
The original manga series by Masahiro Anbe was serialized in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion for nearly a decade from 2007 to 2016. Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls und Panzer, SHIROBAKO) directed the animated series, with series composition by Michiko Yokote (RIN-NE, SHIROBAKO). Animation production was handled by diomedéa (Gingitsune).
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Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit http://www.sentaifilmworks.com

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