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Garo: Ashura Pro Wrestling Special to Air in July


Garo: Ashura Pro Wrestling Special to Air in July

A new Garo TV special has been announced.

Following the end of the currently airing Garo: Makai Retsuden, a one-off TV special featuring members of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling league will air. The special will feature Togi Makabe and Hiroshi Tanahashi, who has previously appeared in the music video for “Life is Show Time”, the Kamen Rider Wizard opening theme and who famously wore a Kamen Rider W themed suit to a match years ago. Tanahashi will be portraying a Makai Knight.

The Garo: Ashura special will air on July 1st.

Source: Official Site, Tanahashi’s Instagram

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  1. Itoku

    June 12, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Wait, so is this a Garo-themed Prowres match or Prowres-themed Garo episode?

  2. MNH

    June 12, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    @Itoku either way it is garbage. After Retsuden being nothing but useless filler, airing an entire season of reruns from a decade ago, to garbage wrestling. That is what I call three strikes you’re out. Garo as a franchise is lost past its best by date.

    • ouwait

      July 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      You’re not only out of your depth when it comes to talking about NJPW, you’re out of your depth when it comes to your “other strikes”.

      1) If you have a series with a “Retsuden” title in it, they’re almost always side stories (like Garo Makai Retsuden) or some form of compilation (Ultraman Retsuden). Complaining about Garo Makai Retsuden being “worthless filler” is nonsense because the whole point of the series is to provide side stories with additional world building and character development tied into previous Garo series. Besides, filler that doesn’t actually advance a storyline usually takes place during a series that has some ongoing story arc in mind. If Garo Maki Retsuden is created purely for the sake of providing additional world building and character development without interfering with the series the episodes are tied into, then how is it filler? Just because content is optional doesn’t mean that the content is worthless. Heck, even filler isn’t always bad, it just depends on how it’s handled. Like the original Sailor Moon anime, it had a lot of filler content but a lot of it added character development that wasn’t in the original manga and in the later “manga faithful” anime, Sailor Moon Crystal. It’s only when you get into the nonsense that was Naruto filler pre-Shippuden, when filler actually lives up to its name, that it’s bad. Sometimes a little diversion from the main plot can be fun.
      2) Anniversary reairings of older shows happen sometimes. Not usually full series, but you get the occasional reairing like Cardcaptor Sakura or an HD version like Dragon Ball Z Kai. It seems to happen more with anime, but counting an HD reairing of the first Garo season with additional commentary for its 10th anniversary as being a strike against the series just reeks of you trying to find something to complain about. More pragmatically, creators can’t always afford to put out a new installment all the time, so reruns help as a stopgap while a new series is planned.

      I have no clue why people get so salty about more recent Garo series, especially when you get weak explanations why “sometimes Garo doesn’t air new stuff but when it does, some of it doesn’t appeal to me, therefore Garo is officially dead to me”.

  3. Josh Gallie (@NewJoshGallie)

    June 29, 2016 at 8:36 am

    @MNH Garbage wrestling? You’re clearly out of your depth to talk about NJPW like that. Don’t run your filthy mouth about something you don’t know about.

  4. anto

    August 24, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    whether Garo is called tokusatsu too?

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