The GARO franchise made an appearance at Anime Japan 2017, the largest Anime event in Tokyo, exhibiting a 3-meter tall life-size Gouten replica.
Also a photo contest was held at the event with the winners receiving exclusive GARO merchandise. Other items include life-size helmet replicas of Garo, Zero, and Jaaku and a 1/1 replica of the Daizanbaken by JAP Kobo, on sale for the first time exclusively at their Anime Japan booth.
The GARO franchise, created by renowned character designer and director Keita Amemiya, has gone on to spawn five further seasons and two anime seasons, as well as various theatrical films since its debut in 2005. Two new live-action movies as well as a 3rd anime series were announced late last year. The miniseries, ZERO -DRAGON BLOOD– is currently airing.