The fall 2017 anime series Garo: Vanishing Line is also part of the winter 2018 season and that half is getting its home video releases handled by Pony Canyon in Japan. Two box sets were scheduled for the series with the first set released recently on March 14th, 2018 release and the second just arriving for a June 20th, 2018 debut. I missed the packaging update earlier but now some larger sized artwork has arrived to show off a really great design for it. Both sets are priced the same with the DVD box at 20,000 yen and the Blu-ray box at 24,000 yen.
The work comes from director Seong-Hu Park based on the series composition by Kiyoko Yoshimura. Takashi Okazaki is on board with the original character designs. Studio MAPPA will be handling the animation for it.
The Japanese cast includes Tomokazu Seki as Sword, Rie Kugimiya as Sophie, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Luke, Ami Koshimizu as Gina, Daisuke Namikawa as Knight, Romi Park as Queen, Kenyuu Horiuchi as Bishop, Chiaki Takahashi as Waitress Chiaki, Takaya Hashi as Fei Long, Ayahi Takagaki as Mei Fang, Yuuka Misaki as Miia, and Hironobu Kageyama as Zaruba.
The opening theme song for the first half is “EMG” as performed by JAM Project while Masami Okui will perform the ending theme song “Sofia.” With the second half, Shuhei Kita performed “Howling Sword” as the opening song and Chihhiro Yonekura performed “Promise” as the ending theme song.
Plot Concept: In a prosperous city named Russell City, an omen that threatens to shake its world begins to move within it. A man named Sword is the first to hear the first stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the key word “El Dorado.” He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her missing older brother who has only left her with the same words: “El Dorado.” With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the words, and work together to find out its meaning.