The BEST episodes directed by Atsushi Wakabayashi

Conflict
star
8.67
3 votes

#1 - Conflict

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 12

The Raise Gate's construction is coming to an end, but there are shadows moving about in the darkness. Raikou broods over the words left by the knight Zanga as he urges Seimei to remove the seal she placed on him. Seimei must make a choice.

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Encounter with the Wolf
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8.03
30 votes

#2 - Encounter with the Wolf

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 8

Disguised as a Mongaul soldier, Istavan manages to infiltrate the ranks of Lord Marus' men, in preparation for the next stage of Guin's offensive. While the Sems prepare for the coming battle, Guin goes in search of the Largon to recruit them to his cause. The Sems can only hold out against the Mongaul army for four days; Guin must return before time runs out.

Idolator
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7.91
351 votes

#3 - Idolator

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Ministry of Home Affairs learns that Jenoma revolutionary leader Marcelo Jarti has been visiting Japan regularly every five months. Jarti is a drug trafficker and one of the world’s most wanted men, and has been targeted for assassination by commandos of the United States Delta Force and United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS) a total of six times and has survived each of these attempts. When Jarti returns to Japan following the most recently failed assassination attempt, Section 9 is called in to follow him and determine why Jarti has been visiting their country. They discover that the real Jarti had died several months ago after using a ghost-dubbing device to create dozens of cybernetic clones of himself, and the Yakuza running the cloning facility had kept releasing duplicates to prevent the Jenoma government from learning of their national hero's death.

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To The Sea
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7.53
57 votes

#4 - To The Sea

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 13

Guin and the others finally arrive at the Town of Ross, and prepare to cross the Sea of Lent; their plans are put in jeopardy when they lean that Argos has declared war on Mongaul. Astrias is captured by Al Deen, posing as the minstrel Marius, who interrogates him for information regarding the missing twins. Naris sets his plan to win over Amnelis into motion.

The Battle of Nospherus
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7.47
57 votes

#5 - The Battle of Nospherus

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 7

The battle between the Sems and the Mongaul army has finally begun. Although at first the Mongaul's numerical superiority seems an insurmountable obstacle, Guin's decisive strategies allow the Sems to even the odds.

The Battle With Fate
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7.45
56 votes

#6 - The Battle With Fate

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 25

With Mongaul defeated, Skarl heads to Nospherus to investigate the claims that a powerful weapon is hidden there. On their way to Parros, Remus and Rinda are lured into a trap by Sid; they are saved at the last moment by the appearance of Guin. Meanwhile, in Khum, Amnelis is faced with a difficult decision regarding her future.

A Journey Begins
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7.40
57 votes

#7 - A Journey Begins

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 26

Rinda and Remus have finally returned to Parros and preparations for Remus' coronation ceremony are well under way. On the day itself, Rinda has a terrifying vision about her brother's dark future. Meanwhile, Guin is making his way north in search of answers about his past, when he meets his old friend Istavan. He wishes to use Guin's power to become King; Unfortunately Guin refuses, and the duo part not as friends but as fated enemies.

The Masked Leopard
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7.35
87 votes

#8 - The Masked Leopard

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 1

When the Royal twins Remus and Rinda are forced to flee by the invading Mongaul army, they are saved by a mysterious leopard-headed warrior. His name is Guin, but he has no memory prior to meeting the twins. As night falls, the group are attacked by ghouls and must once again fight for their lives.

No Matter What Star Guides Us
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7.19
31 votes

#9 - No Matter What Star Guides Us

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 23

Naris accompanied by Istvan leads his men to Yuno where he will join forces with Lord Skarl, and prepare for the final invasion of Mongaul. The revelation that Rinda might actually want to be with Naris causes Istavan to reconsider his objectives and he takes off alone. Meanwhile, after defeating the last of the Kitai assassins, Guin learns that Sid is waiting in Torus and may know something about his past.

The Black Count's Fortress
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7.18
34 votes

#10 - The Black Count's Fortress

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 2

Having survived their encounter with the ghouls, Guin and the twins are captured by the Mongaul army and taken to Stafolos Keep. Here they meet Vanon, the Black Count of Stafolos, who threatens to torture the twins and extract the secrets of the Parros Kingdom. Meanwhile, Guin is pitted against the mercenary Istavan of Valachia in a battle to the death.

Prisoner of the Lagon
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7.17
30 votes

#11 - Prisoner of the Lagon

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 9

Guin is captured by the Largon, who mistake him for an evil spirit. He decides that he must fight their leader, the Hero Duodou, in order to prove his intentions; eventually he is able to persuade them to join his cause, and aid in protecting Nospherus. Meanwhile, the Mongaul army continues to advance, and the Sems put their latest strategy into effect.

Frontier King
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7.17
30 votes

#12 - Frontier King

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Mongaul army discover the hiding place of the Sem, surrounding them at night while they sleep. The Sems are surprised by this attack, and after a short fight attempt to flee; with the Mongaul army pursuing the Sems, all seems lost. Guin arrives with the Lagon and counters the Mongaul army, forcing the them to retreat.

The Goddess of Revenge
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7.10
30 votes

#13 - The Goddess of Revenge

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 22

Word reaches Mongaul that Crystal's Palace has been retaken and that Naris is still alive. As such, Amnelis reprises her role as a General of Maongaul and prepares to lead her army to retake Parros; anticipating such an offensive, Lord Skarl orders his men to the Parros-Mongaul border. Meanwhile, Istavan arrives in Crystal and delivers his secret message to Naris.

The Crimson Messenger
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7.03
30 votes

#14 - The Crimson Messenger

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 20

As the maritime provinces prepare to go to war with Mongaul, Istavan tasks himself with delivering a secret message to Parros. With Lord Beck and his men trapped in the mountains, Remus himself prepares to lead the forces of Argos into battle. Guin is attacked by an assassin from Kitai, but easily manages to dispatch the would-be killer. Back in Crystal, Karthron and Naris continue to make their plans.

Quickening
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7.03
30 votes

#15 - Quickening

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 16

While exploring a mysterious cave, Guin and the others encounter a strange ball of light that renders Rinda unconscious. As they attempt to flee the orb they are attacked by a giant monster, but manage to reach the Garm's Head and flee the island. Meanwhile, the King of Mongaul is concerned about Amnelis' relationship with Naris, and plots to eliminate the Prince of Crystal. Vlad is also troubled by the escape of the twins, and dispatches Sid to locate them as quickly as possible.

Onmyou
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7.00
12 votes

#16 - Onmyou

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 1

In Heian period Japan, monsters known as Horrors roam the country side, causing fear and terror. However, a young man named Raikou dons magical golden armor to become a Makai Knight to fight them, alongside his assistant the Makai Alchemist Seimei.

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Tied Sword
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7.00
9 votes

#17 - Tied Sword

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 2

Raikou and Seimei take an apprentice assigned by the Watchdog Center under their wing. While rumors of a possible Horror that is killing warriors for their swords are circulating within the capital, Seimei decides to look into this new apprentice.

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The Crimson Mercenary
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6.98
61 votes

#18 - The Crimson Mercenary

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 3

After the match between Guin and Istavan is postponed, Rinda and Remus are separated by the Count in an attempt to break their spirit. When the Sem launch a night raid on the keep it gives both Guin and Istavan a chance to escape; however, in order to save Rinda, Guin must first face off against Vanon's personal bodyguard and the Black Count himself.

The Warriors
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6.97
29 votes

#19 - The Warriors

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 11

The defeated lady Amnelis returns to her father, where she learns that he has plans to have her married; meanwhile Guin prepares to leave Nospherus, vowing to one day return to the Lagon and Sem. The prince of Crystal returns to his city, only to be betrayed and captured.

A New Fate
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6.97
29 votes

#20 - A New Fate

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 12

Lord Naris has been captured by the White Knights, prompting the survivors of the Parros family and those who oppose Mongaul to prepare for war. As Amnelis heads to Crystal to marry Naris, and legitimise Mongaul's claim to the kingdom, Astrias decides to prevent the wedding at any cost. Back in Nospherus, Guin, Rinda, Remus, Istavan and Suni prepare to leave and continue on their journey.

Ship Of Light, Princess Of Light
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6.97
29 votes

#21 - Ship Of Light, Princess Of Light

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 14

Guin and the others run into trouble on the Garm's Head, when they are double crossed by the ship's captain. Things only get worse, when a storm damages the ship and washes Guin overboard, leaving Istavan and the twins to fend for themselves against the ship's crew. Meanwhile, Astrias arrives in Crystal and encounters the sorcerer Valerius, and Naris continues his plans.

Mirage
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6.97
29 votes

#22 - Mirage

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 19

Having been delivered safely to Agrayan Royal Palace by a passing vessel, Guin and his party are finally able to reach Argos. The difference in social status between Rinda and Istavan has become a problem for the young lovers, and Istavan decides to leave in order to make a name for himself. Meanwhile, Lord Skarl and Lord Beck lead their troops through the Urien Mountains in order to launch a surprise attack, and retake Parros. In crystal, with everyone believing he is dead, Naris is also able to make plans for the reclamation of Parros.

Crossing the River of Death
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6.94
32 votes

#23 - Crossing the River of Death

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 4

Having escaped from Vanon's fortress, Guin, the twins and Istavan attempt to cross the Kes River to reach the Kingdom of Argos. The journey is not easy and the group must not only deal with dangerous creatures, but Princess Amnelis and her White Knights.

Assembly of the Sem Tribes
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6.93
29 votes

#24 - Assembly of the Sem Tribes

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 6

With the Mongaul army closing in on the group, Guin decides that he has no option but to stand and fight. As such he lets Istavan and the twins go on ahead, while he doubles back to take on an entire legion of soldiers single-handedly. It isn't long before Suni and the Raku tribe arrive to lend a hand, but their victory may be short lived; the Mongauls are preparing for a full scale invasion of Nospherus!

Reunion
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6.93
29 votes

#25 - Reunion

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 15

Istavan and the twins take their chance to escape from the Garm's Head, and end up on a mysterious desert island. The ship's crew follow them, and things look bleak until Guin appears to defend his comrades. In Argos, Lord Skarl and his forces head to Ruan Oasis to join up with Lord Beck, in preparation for the coming battle against Kualos. Back in Crystal Rana, begins to question Naris' motives for marrying Amnelis.

Farewell, My Beloved (Part 2)
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6.93
29 votes

#26 - Farewell, My Beloved (Part 2)

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 18

On the day of the wedding, Naris is apparently assassinated by Astrias; this is all an elaborate scheme by Naris and his followers to hasten the recapturing of Crystal, and the liberation of Parros. Marius' unwillingness to kill Miail causes Rorca to step in, and the crime is blamed on Marius.

The Crystal Revolt
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6.93
28 votes

#27 - The Crystal Revolt

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 21

As most of the Mongaul forces leave Crystal to engage the approaching rebel army, Naris seizes the opportunity to instigate a revolt and retake the capital. Regia is devastated when Karthron is killed in the battle. Meanwhile, Remus and his men are held up by Kualos's forces, and must find a way to end the battle quickly so that they can reach Parros.

Farewell, My Beloved (Part 1)
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6.90
29 votes

#28 - Farewell, My Beloved (Part 1)

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 17

Al Deen (still posing as the minstrel Marius) continues to grow closer Miail, which makes his task of assassinating the young Prince all too difficult; instead, he decides on a daring plan to assassinate the Archduke. Meanwhile, the day of Naris and Amnelis' wedding approaches, and the scheming of both Vlad and Linas finally comes to fruition. Naris is no fool and has made preparations of his own.

The Last Day of Mongaul
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6.90
29 votes

#29 - The Last Day of Mongaul

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 24

Following her father's death, Amnelis is forced to retreat to back to Torus. Unfortunately, Mongaul's former ally Khum has switched allegiances and the Princess' fleeing army is trapped between two forces. Despite Amnelis' determination to fight, the overwhelming odds force her men to surrender. Soon after, the rest of Parros' allies arrive in Torus and the Mongauls are forced to yield. Meanwhile, Guin is captured by Sid and learns that the young ward is seeking the ancient machine of Parros.

Sinister Evil
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6.89
9 votes

#30 - Sinister Evil

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 16

Two brothers who fight for what they believe is right in two completely different ways decide to team up. Yasusuke finds out that perhaps his older brother, Yasumasa, is not the weak man hungry for social power that he once believed him to be.

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Worst
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6.89
9 votes

#31 - Worst

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 15

No matter what era, there are always problems between husband and wife. Especially when that husband is a man like Masamune, who is well-known for his cheating ways. Izumi Shikibu tries to help her friend and enlists the help of Raikou and Kintoki.

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Destined Meeting
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6.87
30 votes

#32 - Destined Meeting

Guin Saga - Season 1 - Episode 5

Guin and the others head for Suni's home with the Raku tribe, attempting escape from the pursuing forces lead by Princess Amnelis and Lord Marus. Marus tracks them down and Guin and the twins are captured; it is up to Istavan to infiltrate the camp and save them, before they are taken to the feared Avalon Keep.

Soul Moon
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6.86
7 votes

#33 - Soul Moon

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 14

Though Raikou has gained the power to don the Golden Armor himself, he is unable to move forward whole heartedly with Seimei missing. The Light Palace is quickly recovering from the Horror attack, but now aristocrat girls have begun disappearing.

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Zanga
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6.75
8 votes

#34 - Zanga

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 11

Yasumasa goes in search of the legendary Silver Armor that is said to be passed down the Fujiwara family. At the same time, his little brother, Yasusuke, meets a certain man that will change his life. Whether he wants to change or not.

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Brothers
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6.71
7 votes

#35 - Brothers

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 8

The Fujiwara household is the next to be attacked by a Horror. Yorinobu visits Seimei in hopes of aid, but Raikou ends up going with Yorinobu alone. Yorinobu unawaringly leads Raikou back to his birthplace and Tadano Shinbochi's darkness is revealed.

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Hakamadare
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6.67
6 votes

#36 - Hakamadare

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 5

Raikou meets Yasusuke again and befriends him. Yasusuke is part of the police magistrate, but in love with a discharged criminal named Kosode. Each struggle with their status. Is there any way to overcome the gap between the rich and poor?

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Curse
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6.63
8 votes

#37 - Curse

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 3

Someone has placed curses throughout the mansion of Michinaga, Minister of the Left. The police magistrate immediately begins to investigate, taking all onmyouji that are not from the Onmyouryo into custody in order to find the culprit.

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1/10th
star
6.63
8 votes

#38 - 1/10th

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 10

A Horror appears in the mansion that houses low-ranking onmyouji. Unable to admit the possibility of onmyouji falling victim to a Horror, Yasunori claims it to be the work of aristocrats against Michinaga. Raikou tries to fight it alone, but...

Seimei
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6.63
8 votes

#39 - Seimei

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 13

Abandoned by Raikou, Seimei moves forward to hunt Ashiya Douman down herself. The darkness grows within her as she heads to the Light Palace. At the same time, Raikou seethes with anger, blaming both himself and Seimei for the deaths of the innocent.

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Frenzy
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6.63
8 votes

#40 - Frenzy

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 18

Seimei's body has been taken over by the darkness and Rudra runs rampant in the city in search of the Golden Knight. Various people close to Raikou get hurt in the process. Will Raikou raise his sword against Seimei once he sees what she has become?

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Vessel
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6.63
8 votes

#41 - Vessel

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 19

Raikou realizes that Seimei is the vessel that the Watchdog Center ordered him to destroy. And though Kaguya is the key to the seal of the Crimson Moon, she is currently powerless. Torn between his duty and his emotions, Raikou slowly loses hope.

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Duel
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6.63
8 votes

#42 - Duel

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 20

Raikou is sure that Seimei is still alive. Yasusuke is sure that she is gone, especially after Rudra kills his brother. Consumed with grief, Yasusuke fights against Rudra while Raikou tries to stop him. Words no longer work and blades must talk.

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Resonance
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6.63
8 votes

#43 - Resonance

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 21

With the help of Haruaki, Raikou enters Seimei's mind to drive Rudra out and bring her back. Of course, Douman will have none of that and comes to get into their way. Kintoki tries to keep Douman at bay as Haruaki rushes to reopen the gate.

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Rudra
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6.63
8 votes

#44 - Rudra

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 22

Douman regains consciousness as Raikou and Seimei move to eliminate Rudra. Before they do, Douman steals Haruaki's body and awakens Rudra using his own darkness. As hell breaks loose, Yorinobu discovers what kind of person Michinaga truly is.

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Assault Moon
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6.63
8 votes

#45 - Assault Moon

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 23

With Kaguya's memories recovered, Raikou and the others enter the final battle against Rudra. They must cut away the ties of darkness within Rudra before Garo and Zanga reach the limit of their armor. Otherwise, the lost soul beasts within will roar.

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Mother Daughter
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6.57
7 votes

#46 - Mother Daughter

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 7

The seal on Seimei's mother weakens and the Horror within tries to get out. As Douman works to free the Horror buried under Kumano, Michinaga sends Seimei to eliminate the threat. Raikou chases after Seimei to stop her from killing her own mother.

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Kaguya
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6.50
6 votes

#47 - Kaguya

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 4

Everyone in the capital is currently gossiping about the beautiful blue-eyed princess Kaguya. Her beauty is breathtaking and suitors fight desperately for her hand in marriage. Rumors spread that she is cursed as her suitors die one after another.

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Lurking Demon
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6.50
8 votes

#48 - Lurking Demon

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 6

Though parents worry over their children, the children themselves rarely realize. Seimei finds an exquisite item after a day of shopping around Touji Temple, only to have it stolen by a little brat! Raikou and Kintoki give chase and meet Gobeh.

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Extinguished Star
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6.38
8 votes

#49 - Extinguished Star

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 17

Seimei chases after Douma in hopes of finding a way to eliminate the darkness eating away at her. Haruaki finds Seimei and realizes quickly that something must be done. Her time is running out and something inside her wants to take control.

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Shine and Ruin
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5.89
9 votes

#50 - Shine and Ruin

Garo: Crimson Moon - Season 1 - Episode 9

Raikou fights a Horror that absorbs light and gets the light of the Golden Armor stolen from him. After eliminating the Horror, Seimei and Kintoki quickly realize that Raikou is still affected by the darkness that seeped into Zaruba and his armor.

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