Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono

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Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono
Garo Yami.jpg
Promotional poster for Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono
GenreHorror, tokusatsu, Superhero
Created byKeita Amemiya
Written by
Directed by
Voices ofHironobu Kageyama
Theme music composer
Opening theme
  • "Theme of Yami o Terasu Mono"
  • "Isshokusokuhatsu ~Trigger of Crisis~" by JAM Project
Ending theme
  • "So Long" by Kohei Otomo
  • "PLATONIC" by JAM Project featuring Masami Okui
Composer(s)Shunji Inoue
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of episodes25 (list of episodes)
Production company(s)Omnibus Japan, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original releaseApril 5 (2013-04-05) –
September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)
Preceded byGaro: Makai Senki
Followed byGaro: Makai no Hana
Related showsGARO
External links

Garo: Yami o Terasu Mono (牙狼〈GARO〉~闇を照らす者~, lit. "The One Who Shines in the Darkness") is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. that premiered on April 5, 2013, on TV Tokyo. Written and directed by Makoto Yokoyama, Yami o Terasu Mono is the third television series in the Garo metaseries, but is set in a different continuity than previous and following entries. The catchphrase for the series, referred to as the Vol City Chapter (ボルシティ篇, Boru Shiti-Hen), is "Get back your gold." (金色を、取り戻せ。, Konjiki o, Torimodose.).


Yami o Terasu Mono takes place at an alternative universe parallel to that of Saejimas' and focuses events on Vol City (ボルシティ, Boru Shiti), a metropolis built around a volcano and infested by evil demons known as Horrors. Ryuga Dougai, a Makai Knight who has inherited the title of Garo the Golden Knight, is tasked to hunt them down. However, the Garo Armor had long lost its golden radiance and it is not as powerful as it used to be. Joining forces with fellow Makai Knights Aguri and Takeru, along Makai Priests Burai and Rian, Ryuga confronts the dark side of the city that is plagued by a rare breed of Horrors called Madō Horrors (魔導ホラー, Madō Horā), and the mystery behind why a portion of the Garo Armor's golden light is restored every time he destroys one of them.[1]


# Title Writer Original airdate
Transcription: "Ryūga" (Japanese: 流~Ryuga~)
Itaru Era
Makoto Yokoyama
April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
2"Gold wave"
Transcription: "Gōrudo wēbu" (Japanese: 波~Gold wave~)
Itaru EraApril 12, 2013 (2013-04-12)
Transcription: "Danjon" (Japanese: 迷~Dungeon~)
Kei Taguchi
Makoto Yokoyama
April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
Transcription: "Dorīmu" (Japanese: 夢~Dream~)
Hisako Fujihira
Makoto Yokoyama
April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
Transcription: "Naitomea" (Japanese: 夢~Nightmare~)
Hisako Fujihira
Makoto Yokoyama
May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
Transcription: "Rokku" (Japanese: 響~Rock~)
Kei TaguchiMay 10, 2013 (2013-05-10)
Transcription: "Dainingu" (Japanese: 住~Dining~)
Itaru EraMay 17, 2013 (2013-05-17)
Transcription: "Sukūpu" (Japanese: 乱~Scoop~)
Itaru EraMay 24, 2013 (2013-05-24)
Transcription: "Sonshi" (Japanese: 乱~Sonshi~)
Itaru EraMay 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Transcription: "Puromisu" (Japanese: 誓~Promise~)
Kei TaguchiJune 7, 2013 (2013-06-07)
Transcription: "Dezaia" (Japanese: 虜~Desire~)
Hisako FujihiraJune 14, 2013 (2013-06-14)
Transcription: "Torappu" (Japanese: 報~Trap~)
Hisako FujihiraJune 21, 2013 (2013-06-21)
Transcription: "Hantingu" (Japanese: 狩~Hunting~)
Sumiko UmedaJune 28, 2013 (2013-06-28)
Transcription: "Haiena" (Japanese: 腐~Hyena~)
Hisako FujihiraJuly 5, 2013 (2013-07-05)
Transcription: "Hinto" (Japanese: 謎~Hint~)
Kei TaguchiJuly 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)
Transcription: "Rosuto" (Japanese: 友~Lost~)
Itaru EraJuly 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)
Transcription: "Tōsei" (Japanese: 裏~Tousei~)
Itaru EraJuly 26, 2013 (2013-07-26)
Transcription: "" (Japanese: 闘~War~)
Kei TaguchiAugust 2, 2013 (2013-08-02)
Transcription: "Hōpu" (Japanese: 光~Hope~)
Kei TaguchiAugust 9, 2013 (2013-08-09)
Transcription: "Mazā" (Japanese: 母~Mother~)
Itaru Era
Hisako Fujihira
August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16)
Transcription: "Jasutisu" (Japanese: 義~Justice~)
Itaru Era
Hisako Fujihira
August 23, 2013 (2013-08-23)
Transcription: "Masutā" (Japanese: 礼~Master~)
Itaru EraAugust 30, 2013 (2013-08-30)
Transcription: "Gōrudo" (Japanese: 輝~Gold~)
Itaru Era
Makoto Yokoyama
September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06)
Transcription: "Fyūchā" (Japanese: 照~Future~)
Itaru Era
Makoto Yokoyama
September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13)
Transcription: "Biginingu" (Japanese: 道~Beginning~)
Itaru Era
Makoto Yokoyama
September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)


Garo: Goldstorm Sho (牙狼〈GARO〉-GOLDSTORM-翔, Garo -GOLDSTORM- Shō) will be both a film and a television series that serve as sequels to Yami o Terasu Mono. Wataru Kuriyama and Miki Nanri reprise their roles and are joined by new cast members (among them is Masahiro Inoue as the series antagonist Jinga). The film adaptation was released in theatres on March 28, 2015, while the television series began broadcast on April 3, 2015.[3][4]


  • Ryuga Dougai (道外 流牙, Dōgai Ryūga): Wataru Kuriyama (栗山 航, Kuriyama Wataru)
  • Rian (莉杏): Miki Nanri (南里 美希, Nanri Miki)
  • Aguri Kusugami (楠神 哀空吏, Kusugami Aguri): Tsunenori Aoki (青木 玄徳, Aoki Tsunenori)
  • Takeru Jakuzure (蛇崩 猛竜, Jakuzure Takeru): Junya Ikeda (池田 純矢, Ikeda Jun'ya)
  • Burai (符礼): Kohei Otomo (大友 康平, Ōtomo Kōhei)
  • Enhou (燕邦, Enhō): Hiroko Sato (佐藤 寛子, Satō Hiroko)
  • Rivera (リベラ, Ribera): Kumi Imura (井村 空美, Imura Kumi)
  • Sonshi (尊士): Yasuaki Kurata (倉田 保昭, Yasuaki Kurata)
  • Hakana (波奏): Megumi Yokoyama (横山 めぐみ, Yokoyama Megumi)
  • Tousei Kaneshiro (金城 滔星, Kaneshiro Tōsei): Kanji Tsuda (津田 寛治, Tsuda Kanji)
  • Madō Ring Zaruba (魔導輪ザルバ, Madōrin Zaruba, Voice): Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ, Kageyama Hironobu)


Opening themes
  • "Theme of Yami o Terasu Mono" (THEME OF 闇を照らす者)
  • "Isshokusokuhatsu ~Trigger of Crisis~" (一触即発 ~Trigger of Crisis~)
    In episode 24, it is used as the ending theme.
Ending themes
  • "So Long"
    • Lyrics & Composition: Masami Okui
    • Arrangement: Yoshichika Kuriyama, Shiho Terada
    • Artist: JAM Project featuring Masami Okui
    • Episodes: 13-21, 23
  • "Brave Heart"
    • Composition & Arrangement: Yūji Toriyama
    • Lyrics & Artist: Kohei Otomo
    • Episodes: 25

JAM Project, performer on the theme songs for all previous entries in the franchise, will also perform the series theme songs.[5] Kageyama, a member of the cast and JAM Project, says that the song he has written has already put him in tears in how much it has moved him.[6]


Occurring at an unspecified point in the future (later said to take place within the 2200's), the series' featuring the character Ryuga Dougai and his cast-mates does not have a defined relationship to the previous Garo Series and Specials, nor ones that relate to them produced after this series despite sharing the same lore and mythology between them. Fans have popularized two Theories in regards to this: these events take place in an entirely different continuum to the series that focus on characters introduced in entries focused on the Saejima family line Seen of the original series or its direct sequels; or that it is in the future of the same timeline and the length between them was to allow for dissociation from the former's story so the new lead character would be allowed to stand on his own, separate from the previous family line of Garo-bearers. There has to date been no confirmed verification of either their connection nor separation from Official Sources, interviews or media. While the series Garo Makai Retsuden features a brief crossover between Saejima-series Characters and those seen from The Yami Wo Terasu Mono-related entries, the Time-Travel based means by which that crossover was facilitated neither proved nor disproved either sides' assertion.


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  2. ^ a b c "牙狼<GARO> - ニコニコチャンネル:エンタメ" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ "人気特撮シリーズ『牙狼<GARO>』2014年以降の新ラインアップ発表! - CNET Japan". 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-25.
  4. ^ "Garo Gets 3 New Live-Action Films & Show, New TV Anime & Film, Stage Musical". Anime News Network. 2014-11-23.
  5. ^ "牙狼<GARO>新章『闇を照らす者』記者会見!主題歌にJAM Project | ニコニコニュース". Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  6. ^ "「牙狼<GARO>〜闇を照らす者〜」製作発表会見レポート | EnterJam - エンタジャム - 映画・アニメ・ゲームの総合エンタメサイト". EnterJam. 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2013-03-23.

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