Animenewsnetwork - Mendoza might've been defeated, but León's spiritual journey has just begun. Having failed during a crucial moment and lost the Golden Armor to Prince Alfonso, León tried to end it all, casting himself off of a cliff. It was a literal cliffhanger – with three weeks until the next episode, GARO THE ANIMATION's first season ended with a shot of the protagonist tipping over towards uncertain doom. It was infuriating at the time, but it pays back here. –BURNING ASHES- is a great episode, enthralling despite the low-key material.