Trivia / GARO

  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time the guy who plays Shijima Wataru has been a mentor; he was formerly Zanki.
    • And later in Makai Senki #15, he appears in a flashback as a Drill Sergeant Nasty, described by the kids as an "oni".
    • Kenji Matsuda appears in Makai Senki as a blue Makai Knight with a curved sword named Wataru. Compare Kamen Rider Kiva, where he appeared as a blue werewolf who had the ability to transform into a curved sword for a young man named Wataru.
  • The Danza: Rei Suzumura is portrayed by Ray (pronounced the same) Fujita.
  • Doing It for the Art: The franchise makes some money from pachinko, but for the most part it's funded almost entirely out of pocket by Amemiya himself. Garo is his baby and he wants to keep it going. It helps that he was born into an extreme amount of wealth and earned a fortune himself in his career as a director.
  • Name's the Same: Makai Senki #8 has a cursed samurai from ancient times called Juuzou. And #9 has a bitter old actor named Ryuunosuke, who even does a Wholesome Crossdresser act at one point.
    • Kenji Matsuda plays a character named Wataru.
    • The powerful Horror who served as a MacGuffin in Makai Senki is named Ganon.
    • The new character from the Soukoku no Maryu movie is named Kakashi.