Garo the Animation Visual 001 - 20160227The search for the Golden Knight will begin anew.

Earlier today, Funimation unveiled the English dub cast for Garo: The Animation. The series will star the following:

  • León Luís: Ricco Fajardo
  • Germán Luís: David Wald
  • Alfonso San Valiante: Justin Briner
  • Bernardo Dion: Ivan Jasso
  • Mendoza: Vic Mignogna
  • Anna Luís: Anastasia Muñoz
  • Ema Guzmán: Monica Rial
  • Garm: Tia Ballard
  • Rafael: Ben Bryant
  • Zaruba: Barry Yandell
  • Octavia: Colleen Clinkenbeard
  • Fernando: Ben Phillips
  • Esmeralda: Dawn M. Bennett
  • Ximena Coronado: Jād Saxton

Caitlin Glass will direct the adaptation, with Peter Hawkinson and Mat Grounds assisting as ADR engineers. Patrick Seitz is the lead writer for the scripts.

Garo: The Animation is based on the Garo tokusatsu series. Yuichiro Hayashi (PES: Peace Eco Smile) helmed the project at studio Mappa, with Toshiyuki Kanno (Black Blood Brothers) providing character designs. Yasuko Kobayashi (Attack on Titan, Claymore) was in charge of series composition. The 24-episode series originally aired during the Fall 2014 broadcast season, and spawned two continuations: TV series Garo: Crimson Moon and theatrical film Garo: Divine Flame.

Funimation describes the show as follows:

A long time ago in the kingdom of Valiante, humans shared the world with Horrors—monsters who feed on humans with weakness in their hearts. Desperate to put an end to the Horrors’ reign, the King allowed his advisor Mendoza to launch a witch hunt targeting the magic users who had sworn to protect humanity from evil.

One-by-one the famed Makai Knights and Alchemists were cut down by Mendoza and his men. That is, until a young Makai Knight named León inherited the golden armor of Garo and with it, the power to save the kingdom. But unlike the other Makai Knights who fight to protect humanity, León is young, reckless, and driven by his desire to avenge his mother’s death at Mendoza’s hands. How can an immature Golden Knight who fights for the wrong reasons hope to protect anyone?

Funimation streamed the series as it aired in Japan. The first set, Garo: The Animation Season 1 Part 1, will hit store shelves on April 26 in a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack.

Source: Funimation Blog