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Demon Beasts Horrors (魔獣ホラー Majū Horā?) are fictional monsters and the antagonists in the Tokusatsu series Garo.

Fictional history[edit]

Originally from a Demon World (魔界 Makai), the normal variety of Horrors, called "Inga Horrors" (陰我ホラー Inga Horā, "Yin-Self Horrors") which are grotesque black-winged skeletal demons. An Inga Horror enters the human world by being attracted to the darkness inside human beings that its kind feed on, using an object as a portal to travel from the Demon World. Those items, called Inga Gates, are objects with large amount of darkness from either playing a role in some sort of naturally accumulated atrocity like mass murder or a traumatic experience left unresolved. There are Inga Gates that are created by someone infusing the object with dark energies. Regardless, all Inga Gates are usually activated when person with inner darkness with the emerging Horror turning that person or any other living thing nearby, into a host body. From there, the Horror "evolves" into a unique form based on the Gate they emerged from with personal tastes and feeding habits. In some cases, instead of taking complete control, an Inga Horror can form a symbiosis with the host to act out the human's dark desires. Regardless, a human is dead the moment an Inga Horror possesses them and what remained of the host follows the Horror in death. Though rare, there are also some unusual Horrors that prefer to possess objects rather than living thing, not having a preference of prey as they consuming whoever comes into close contact one way or another instead. But the rarest Horrors are the ones that assume the form of large beasts without needing a host body, acting only on a primal and indiscriminate urge to feed.

Three common things in Inga Horrors are the fact that they usually hunt at night, their blood can mark someone for death with Horrors having an increase desirability for the afflicted, and they speak in a language which can be understood by either someone learned in the Makai language or a potential host, usually adopting a human language upon possession. Though a Makai Knight can slay them on a regular basis, Horrors can never truly die so long as darkness exists in the hearts of men. Upon a physical death, the Horror's essence is sealed within a Makaiken until its essence is formed into a dagger that is entrusted to a Watchdog to be sent back to the Demon World. Though there is a one night relief in the Inga Lapsing Night (陰我消滅の晩 Inga Shōmetsu no Ban) that occurs once every 20 years to bar any passage of Horrors into the human world, a slain Inga Horror can still return later. Trace essences of slain Horrors latch onto a Makai Knight and accumulate, requiring him to undergo a ritualistic purification periodically. In the case of those who bear the title of Garo, the essence of Horrors that the Garo user slain eventually forms into a Zaji.

Despite their nature as enemies of humanity, some recurrent gaining notoriety as they are named and documented, Horrors are not always targeted for elimination. At times, they are re-purposed by Makai Priests to serve various functions, such as for sealing of other more powerful Horrors, experimentation, or those like Sedinbale sealed to provide their vast knowledge on various Makai-related matters. Even Madōgu (魔導具 Madōgu?) like Zaruba are created with Horrors that hold no enmity against humanity and have pledged their loyalty to the Makai order, the created items entrusted to certain Makai Knights of prestige.

In the events of Yami o Terasu Mono and Zero: Black Blood, given humans as payment for their loyalty as familiars, the Inga Horrors are shown to be significantly weaker as they can be killed by Makai Knights at a quicker pace. These Inga Horrors lack unique Horror forms, mostly seen only in their human form even during battle while some can assume their true usual Horror form.

Messiah the Ultimate Horror[edit]

Messiah (メシア Meshia) is the originator of all Horrors from the True Demon World (真魔界 Shin Makai) and has existed since the beginning of the conflict between Makai Knights and Horrors. Messiah is the most unusual Horror because she is the only Horror that appears almost perfectly human in form, resembling a giant white-skinned half-naked woman with long-clawed fingers and unique jewelry and tattoos around her head and shoulders. Her back contains a Taoist round disc. While the full range of her powers are never revealed, Messiah's abilities include magical shielding, animating her body tattoos into cannons, summoning Horrors by merely touching the ground she walks upon, and flight.

Messiah had long desired to enter the human realm but she could not cross through without a large source of energy. After sensing Barago's desperation for power, Messiah reveals herself in a Madō Book that contains forbidden techniques. Though only a shade of her true self, Messiah offers to give Barago the knowledge and power of the forbidden Makai methods in return to bring about the legendary Kiba. Barago wholeheartedly agrees to give up his soul for power and Messiah proceeds to start him on his path of destroying lives to set up the conditions to summon her in her full glory through Kaoru, who is a suitable vessel due to the conditions of her age and birth. But once he fulfills his part in her summoning by removing any trace of humanity in him, upon being awakened Messiah absorbs Barago using Kaoru's body as a medium to use his power to complete the process. Her plans to reach the human world are foiled by Kouga, who enters her realm and defeats her with spiritual help from Kaoru. She is ultimately defeated when, overconfident with her powers, she arrogantly fails to stop Kouga from running his sword into her head after he discards his armor. Shocked at how a normal human has defeated her, Messiah is forced back into her dormant state while releasing Kiba.

During the events of Makai no Hana, it is revealed that Messiah can also be summoned to the human world through the blooming of the Demon Beast Eyrith. It becomes the goal of Kouga's son Raiga to prevent the return of one of his father's enemies by hunting down Eyrith with the help of Mayuri.

Messiah is portrayed by Sho Nishino (西野 翔 Nishino Shō). In Kiba Gaiden, she is voiced by Asami (亜紗美) in a flashback and Mika Hijii (肘井 美佳 Hijii Mika) while possessing her body.

Garo[edit]

These are the Horrors that appear during Garo.

  • Anglay (アングレイ Angurei): The 12th Horror to appear, Anglay is a trapper able to bring artwork to life. The Horror poses as a female nude portrait within a painting until the gallery owner, Tasuke Taniyama (谷山 太輔 Taniyama Tasuke), finds it and is possessed by it. The monster has a taste for young women, liquifying them into paint for consumption, and targets Kaoru. But Kouga's appearance forces the monster to lock down the art exhibit. In the fight with Kouga, Anglay bursts out from its host and manifests itself into a painting, gaining an acidic paint-muck exterior with a frame collar until it regresses to its original form. Garo kills it and Kaoru stained by the Horror's blood as a result. Taniyama is portrayed by Toru Minegishi (峰岸 徹 Tōru Minegishi).
  • Ishutarb (イシュターブ Ishutābu): The 13th Horror. Emerging from the "Chain Gate", it possesses the body of Azusa Kujō (九条 あずさ Kujō Azusa), a con-woman who takes advantage of money-minded people using an IT company as a front. Using it's host's plan, Ishutarb uses money to lure it victims to meet it at nighttime. From there, it would rip them to shreds with chains shooting from Kujō's body and ingest the pieces caught by its chains' links. it is about to kill Kaoru when dumb luck and Kouga stops her. During the fight, Ishutarb alters it host's form into an iron maiden-like armored form. Garo kills it in a parking lot. Kujō is portrayed by Kahori Fujii (藤井 かほり Fujii Kahori).
  • Morax (モラックス Morakkusu): A unique Horror that has no need for a human host, once said to have wiped out an entire village in one night. Possessing a time-piece, altering it into a variety of forms, Morax lures those driven by time to pick him up. Once he has a hold on his victim, by after dusk, it dehydrates the victim until only dust remains. Forced to use humans as host, Morax takes advantage of Kouga's sympathy for humans to escape. Once he captures Kaoru, Morax assumes the form of a clock tower. Though he is armed with arsenal of bladed arms, Morax is killed finally by Garo, ripped out of his vessel as it crumbles to the ground.
  • Pazuzu (パズズ): A Horror that first appeared around the time Taiga was alive. It takes over the body of Ryōichi Tategami (立神 亮一 Tategami Ryōichi), making him a miracle worker of a surgeon so Pazuzu can feed on the euphoria-enriched blood of Tategami's patients. it slices them apart with the scalpel-bladed tendrils from the back of its head, while leaving the remains for its Horror minions. To ensure it could eat without interference, it erects a barrier to put any Makai Knight at a disadvantage. Kouga has trouble until he uses Kaoru to remove the seals that power the barrier. Upon Pazuzu's last moments, it pleas to devour Kaoru as its last meal. Utterly repulsed by this idea, Garo delivers the final blow, thus ending its reign of terror. Tategami is portrayed by Taishu Kase (加勢 大周 Kase Taishū).
  • Lunarken (ルナーケン Runāken): A moth demon, possessing a woman who tries to commit suicide as the result of a man's insensitivity. it remains dormant in it zombified host until the full moon, when its bloodlust is at its zenith. During the fight, Garo realizes that the host is nothing more than a puppet composed/filled with moths. The actual Lunarken is the orb like weapon the puppet uses in its attacks. Lunarken is portrayed by Emi Kitagawa (北川 絵美 Kitagawa Emi).
  • Utoque (ウトック Utokku): A corpse-like Horror that appears in a graveyard and possesses the body of a middle-aged prostitute named Kotomi Himigawa (氷見川 琴美 Himigawa Kotomi), making her young again and giving her a beautiful body. In return, Kotomi uses her beauty to lure men for the Horror to devour, using the eyes as a medium to suck the life out of the victim's body before he explodes. In battle, she could launch graveyard tombs to attack Kouga & Rei before Utoque takes over. Once Utoque is killed by Garo, Kotomi is fatally wounded, and begs for help. But Garo states that she is already dead because she has allowed the Horror to possess her in the first place, and her body soon disintegrates. Kotomi is portrayed by Nao Oikawa (及川 奈央 Oikawa Nao), while her original form is portrayed by Yoshie Uehara (上原 由恵 Uehara Yoshie).
  • Moloch (モロク Moroku, 8, 21): A Horror that is attracted to the sadness of Miri Kamisugawa (神須川 美理 Kamisugawa Miri), a woman who killed six young men and collected their fingers after her pianist boyfriend committed suicide for being robbed of his dream. The Horror rapes/possesses her, using her intent to kill a remaining four men for their fingers while eating the rest. In its true-form, Moloch's body is two-toned (flaming on the left, icy on the right) with control over the elements of ice and fire, launching its hands to attack its enemies or kill its victims. Garo kills Moloch, with only the ring Miri had from her boyfriend remaining. Later the father of Miri, Yūki Kamisugawa (神須川 祐樹 Kamisugawa Yūki) obtains the ring, along with the Horror's essence dagger and special bullets forged from other purified blades. Intent on revenge for his daughter, Yūki uses the bullets to create a pack of Horrors to help him kill Kouga. But after they are all killed, and he is denied death, Yūki stabs himself and became Moloch's new host. However, Yūki feels the pain that his daughter suffered and has Garo end his misery before the demon fully consumes him. Miri is portrayed by Erika (エリカ), while Yūki is portrayed by Reo Morimoto (森本 レオ Morimoto Reo).
  • Humpty (ハンプティ Hanputi): A Horror that manifests from construction rubble to become a giant with strong armored body that seems invulnerable to the Garoken. Garo manages to kill it with the aid of Gōten and the Garo Zanbaken.
  • Asmodai (アスモディ Asumodi): A clown-like Horror that possesses the body of an unnamed clown (道化師 dōkeshi). Using the red nose and its puppets, Asmodai forces its victims to show "their nature", turning them against each other in a fight to the death, while laughing all the way. Once they are dead,it turns them into beach balls to ingest. It is giant-sized in his true form, using it's arms for locomotion. Though its attempts to con Garo out of similar ideologies, it is killed when Zero lops off its red nose. The clown is portrayed by Yuji Nakamura (中村 有志 Nakamura Yūji).
  • Dantarian (ダンタリアン): A neon-green stag beetle Horror that possesses a con artist gambler named Reijirō Kunugi (椚 礼次郎 Kunugi Reijirō), tricking people to play a fixed coin game and after they lost, sealed their souls inside a coin. After its takes Kaoru, it brings Kouga into its alternate realm with three games of chance to save Kaoru's soul. After the third, Dantarian assumes its true form out of rage to lower itself to physical combat and is defeated by Garo. However, the Horror sets up a final challenge for Kouga upon its death that Kouga manages to succeed. Kunugi is portrayed by Jay Kabira (川平 慈英 Kabira Jei).
  • Noul (ノウル Nōru): A Horror that appeared during Taiga's time as Garo. Possessing the body of an old toymaker (おもちゃおじさん omocha ojisan), he befriended Kouga whom he used as a shield to protect himself from Taiga, but Taiga mortally wounded the host so that the Horror ripped itself out, resembling a reddish version of its original form, in an attempt to kill Taiga. It was from that ordeal that Kouga understood the treacherous nature of a Horror. The old toymaker is portrayed by Zenjiro (ぜんじろう Zenjirō).
  • Vuel (ヴエル Vueru): A Horror that possessed a vehicle.
  • Gargoyle (ガーゴイル Gāgoiru): A Horror that takes the body of Kōhei Kuramachi (倉町 公平 Kuramachi Kōhei), a sculptor who sold his soul to the "devil" to possess the "Hands of God" so he could create the ideal sculpture. Using his "gift", Kuramachi creates voodoo sculptures to torture his victims (young women) to death before sucking them down face first. He attempts to kill Kaoru when she hopes to learn more of her father through him, as she thinks Kuramachi had met her father. However, she finds out Kuramachi actually never met Yūji Mitsuki and was only inspired by his work. Gargoyle is killed by Zero, with a dying Kuramachi in awe of finally finding his "ideal piece" just before Zero kills him. Kuramachi is portrayed by Itsuji Itao (板尾 創路 Itao Itsuji).
  • Haru (ハル): A Horror that possesses a fish, its uses a shut-in programmer Mitsuru Tonuma (戸沼 充 Tonuma Mitsuru) whom its befriends to get its prey, killing women dumped into its tank and taking their attributes to become more human and move about on land without trouble. Tonuma is about to feed Kaoru to Haru as the final victim when Kouga arrives and exposes Haru, and kills the weakened monster, much to Tonuma's dismay. Though tempted to kill Tonuma, Kouga manages to control his anger and only knocks him unconscious. Haru's final words, how Kouga uses Kaoru to get to her, causes a rift between Kaoru and Kouga. Haru's human form is portrayed by miko.
  • 12-piece Fusion Giant Horror (12体融合巨大ホラー Jūnitai Yūgō Kyodai Horā): A Horror born from the twelve purified blades containing the invading Horrors Kouga and Rei defeated. Much larger than others, Garo and Zero are unable to defeat it. In the end, the monster is killed/absorbed by Barago.
  • Bonafaltz (ボナファルツ Bonafarutsu): A skeleton gunman, created from Tochino (栩野), a security guard for a museum owned by Yuki Kamisugawa, using one of the special bullets made from Horror essences provided by the Watchdogs, in his attempt to avenge his daughter's death on Kouga. Tochino is portrayed by Yukitomo Tochino (栩野 幸知 Tochino Yukitomo).

Byakuya no Maju[edit]

Garo Special: Byakuya no Maju features new types of Horrors and dark forces.

Eruzu[edit]

Eruzu (エルズ) is an arachnid Horror that possesses a young girl, using its host to target aggressive men. Its abilities, other than spider-related powers, include each surviving piece of its body being able to regenerate into a new Horror. This power means that Garo cannot simply cut it down and has to burn it, using his Blazing Armament technique.

Legules[edit]

Legules (レギュレイス Regyureisu) is a Horror that has existed for over 1,000 years. The Makai community has no recorded history and his movements have no records. One thousand years ago during a solar eclipse, Legules successfully crossed through the barrier between worlds and revived his followers known as the Legules Family. Many Makai Knights and Makai Priests died that day in order to suppress the Horrors that Legules unleashed on humanity. To make sure that the catastrophe would never happen again, the Makai Priests created the Phosphorus Arrow to destroy the barrier and seal away Legules. One thousand years later, Legules manages to find another gateway to return to the human realm by assimilating a dead body to make it his own. Legules is not the usual variety of Horror, as he is seemingly demi-human and possessing elementals similar to Oni or Yokai.

He quickly begins building forces of his own by converting Horrors and a human into "his family". He then attacks Kantai during the night to find the Phosphorus Arrow so that he can complete his task of reviving his family. He tries to convert everyone, including the Madōgu of each Makai Knight, to join his forces. Tsubasa's Madōgu Goruba somehow gets possessed and Legules controls his bracelet body. When the night raid fails, he transfers himself into Goruba during the day and comes when people least suspect anything wrong. Legules takes the arrow and Rin Yamagatana with him, as he needs her blood to activate the arrow.

Legules's capabilities include, and are not limited to, bodily assimilation, dark magic, immunity to regular physical attacks, human energy absorption, body transference, martial arts, ultra human strength, ultra healing, body parts that can move without attachment, and biological transfiguration. Once the eclipse begins, Legules transformed himself into his true form, a giant metallic skeleton-like Horror. In this form, he is able to transform into a bladed metal wasp. Legules is defeated when Garo throws the Phosphorus Arrow into him and destroys the barrier at the same time. With Legules destroyed, the demon family vanishes.

Legules is portrayed by Mizuho Yoshida (吉田 瑞穂 Yoshida Mizuho) and is voiced by Hirose Masashi (広瀬 正志 Hirose Masashi).

Aomushi[edit]

Aomushi (アオムシ) is a murderer who is trying to dispose of a body that Legules takes over. Aomushi is given the chance to live by becoming a servant to him. Legules fires demonic energies from his eyes to the man's eyes, transforming Aomushi into a member of the Legules Family. Though not possessed, Aomushi counts as a Horror because he serves as an extension of Legules like those he converts. His capabilities are cloaking and being acrobatic. He eventually suffers a severe injury in combat from Tsubasa and Legules finishes him off as he has no use for him, reverting Aomushi to his original form.

Aomushi is portrayed by Namihei Koshige (こしげ なみへい Koshige Namihei) and is voiced by Keiichiro Satomi (里見 圭一郎 Satomi Keiichirō).

Karakuri[edit]

Karakuri (カラクリ) are Horrors that are changed by Legules. Legules carries with him demonic masks and transforms live Horrors into his Legules family foot soldiers. Just like regular Horrors, they are able to enter humans and take control of them. However, they seem to be unable to blend in naturally as the regular Horrors can behave like a normal person. Their movements are very mechanical and move almost like karakuri puppets. They have high regenerative capabilities, bladed weapons as arms, and seem to have a ninja-like combat method. Their combat potential and strength is not above a regular Horror, but Horrors act independently as these Horrors serve a master. They do not speak, but merely make sounds and shift their eye sockets up and down as they react to their environment. Their body parts are known to function on their own even though if dismembered. They are all destroyed as the result of Legules's death.

Red Requiem[edit]

Garo: Red Requiem features two of Apostle Horrors (使徒ホラー Shito Horā),[Note 1] the generic name for seven powerful Horrors who are near equal to Messiah, and their followers.

Karma[edit]

Karma (カルマ Karuma) is a Demon Mirror Horror (魔鏡ホラー Makyō Horā) and one of the Apostle Horrors who lives in a mirror rather than human hosts, though she can turn a human into a Horror familiar if their darkness is great enough. She consumes human souls by showing illusions of their greatest desires, drawing them into her mirror realm and turning their bodies into piles of broken mirror shards to ingest with their souls trapped in the mirror world. Among her victims are untold numbers of Makai Knights who came to slain her, only to be defeated and devoured. Karma is able to jump from mirror to mirror if the one she is currently housed in is destroyed. The sorrows and hatreds of people consumed by her are used for her as childlike Warashi (ワラシ) and the shadowy Mercenaries of the Demon Mirror (魔鏡の傭兵 Makyō no yōhei). Eventually, forced to fight Garo, Karma assumes a giant mirror-shard themed harpy form while trying to convince Garo to swear loyalty to her in return for immortality. However, empowered by the fallen Makai Knights' souls within the realm, Garo destroys Karma.

Karma is portrayed by Saori Hara (原 紗央莉 Hara Saori) and is voiced by Mika Hijii (肘井 美佳 Hijii Mika).

Babel[edit]

Babel (ベビル Bebiru) is a Demon Tower Horror (魔塔ホラー Matō Horā) and one of the Apostle Horrors, a gigantic bull-like beast with a large headpiece resembling a guillotine with a blindfolded, naked human female form mounted on its front. The blade of the headpiece, tethered by the chains running through the Horror's body, can be launched. Unlike other Horrors, Babel is a cannibal and feeds on its own kind, posing as an infant in a carriage before being found out and destroyed by Garo.

Kurusu[edit]

Kurusu (クルス) is a Horror under Karma. Originally an elderly painter named Kenichi Kurusu (来栖 謙一 Kurusu Ken'ichi), Kurusu was driven mad by the death of his lover, Shion. He eventually snaps and kills a girl he was using as a model for a painting, trying to emulate Shion onto her. Karma, hearing his anguish, transforms him into a Horror, restoring his youth, and revives the said girl's corpse in Shion's image. In his human form, Kurusu fights with a large sword, holding it in a reverse grip. His Horror form is a large, skeletal creature composed half of bone and half of a fleshy substance. Finding Shion dead, Kurusu goes after the Kouga and Rekka while refusing to accept his love for the girl is a lie before being destroyed by Garo.

Kurusu is portrayed by Shinji Kasahara (笠原 紳司 Kasahara Shinji), his original form portrayed by Akira Nakao (中尾 彬 Nakao Akira).

Shion[edit]

Shion (シオン) is a Horror under Karma. In reality, she is a Horror created from the corpse of a girl Kurusu murdered prior to his transformation and altered to resemble the real Shion who died long ago. Her Horror form is not monstrous like most, only possessing a single white wing and an angelic outfit. She is killed by Rekka, her body lasting long enough for Kurusu to find before it dissolves into feathers.

Shion is portrayed by Hiromi Eguchi (江口 ヒロミ Eguchi Hiromi).

Baul[edit]

Baul (バウル Bauru) is a Horror that posed as a woman, who carried around the Apostle Horror Babel. She is killed by Rekka.

Kiba[edit]

These are the Horrors that appeared in Kiba Gaiden.

Garius and Blade[edit]

Garius (ガリウス Gariusu) and Blade (ブレイド Bureido) are two Horrors that were among the many that were absorbed by Kiba. While Garius is a serpentine flyer, Blade is a giant mantis-like monster.

Kokuryū[edit]

Kokuryū (哭竜) is a dragon-like Horror that exists within the mind of Barago in Kiba Gaiden and exists in a space produced by Sigma Fudō in Makai Senki.

Gyanon[edit]

Gyanon (戯阿音(ギャノン)) is one of strongest Horrors in existence, labeled as Messiah's Fang (メシアの牙 Meshia no Kiba) and the Ancient Red Demon Beast (太古の赤き魔獣 Taiko no Akaki Majū). Having seemingly died, the Makai Senate sent a group of three Makai Knights and one Makai Guide to retrieve the monster's corpse from Amber Rock Valley. However, Barago also sought the Horror and Gyanon was no where to be found by either party. It is revealed in Makai Senki, that Sigma Fudō had stolen Gyanon as he intends to utilize the Horror in powering up his Magōryū Idea while reviving the fiend with large numbers of human sacrifices. To achieve this goal, Sigma obtains the pelt of a Spirit Beast to ensure the revived Gyanon is under his complete control while infusing Kouga's body and soul into the Horror to complete his resurrection. Though Kouga is freed, Gyanon awakens after Idea's creation in response to Sigma's darkness, devouring him and assimilating the ultimate Gōryū while assuming his androgynous human-like form. While telling Garo that his resurrection was unplanned, Gyanon intends to take advantage to bring all Horrors into the human world. However, Idea is destroyed with the Makai Knights and Madou Priests joining forces with Gyanon reduced to a head as Garo destroys the bodiless Horror.

Gyanon is portrayed by Peter (ピーター Pītā).

Makai Senki[edit]

These are the Horrors that appear in Garo: Makai Senki.

  • Cigarein (シガレイン Shigarein): A tricky Cigarette Horror (煙草ホラー Tabako Horā) that inhabits an antique cigarette lighter owned by a murderous military officer, his method of feeding being to invoke internal combustion in his victims and swallow the airborne ashes. Cigarien's lighter eventually ends up in the possession of Eiichi Anan (阿南 英一 Anan Eiichi), a petty crook who makes an enemy out of a mob boss named Katagiri by stealing his money. Making Anan an offer to save him in return for his soul, Cigarein possesses the man before slaughtering Katagiri and his entourage. Cigarein then proceeds to devour those who are considered to be scum of society before being found by Kouga. Though he repeatedly tries to weasel out of his fight with Kouga, Cigarein is forced to assume his true war-themed armored form before Garo cuts him down. Anan's soul endures a bit before Garo stabs the soul into oblivion. Anan is portrayed by Naoto Takenaka (竹中 直人 Takenaka Naoto).
  • Luzagin (ルーザギン Rūzagin): A Streetlight Horror (街灯ホラー Gaitō Horā) that inhabits a streetlight in an area once used for unsavory executions, able to use heat and light in her attacks. Luzagin possesses the body of Shino Ichikai (一貝 志乃 Ichikai Shino), a vain yet dirty homeless woman who desires handsome men to the point of murdering them so she can have them. Acting on Ichikai's desires, Luzagin goes to captures ideal men, mutilating their bodies before freeze-drying them to add to her collection. However, she has strict physical requirements on who makes it to her collection, and devours through their shadows those who do not "pass". She eventually fights Kouga, forced to assume her true form before being cut down and left to die from the fatal wound. Ichikai is portrayed by Reona Hirota (広田 レオナ Hirota Reona).
  • Melgis (メルギス Merugisu): A Horror that is terrorizing the road by murdering those who travel through a tunnel. He is destroyed by Reo with the Gōryū Colt.
  • Evil Wheel Gōryū (邪輪号竜 Jarin Gōryū): Reo's Gōryū Colt which he uses to destroy the Horror Melgis. However, wounded during the fight, some of Reo's blood ends up on Colt and awakens its Horror-based instinct as it possesses a motorcycle and enhances it with multiple weapons. Eventually, Garo manages to destroy the Horror core and forces Colt out of the motorcycle.
  • Genojika (ゲノジカ): A bird-based Horror that possesses the body of a gambler named Kid (キッド Kiddo), using his host to invite various gamblers to an underground casino on an island maintained by his Horror familiars. There, he has the gamblers play a life-and-death poker game where he uses his Joker card to sent his victims into a limbo, where he can eat at his leisure along with those dear to the victim if they borrow chips from the house. However, posing as one of the guests, Kouga destroys the Joker card to release those among the victims still living and then the Horror himself. Kid is portrayed by Kohei Murakami (村上 幸平 Murakami Kōhei).
  • Death Hole (デスホール Desu Hōru):[Note 2] A venus flytrap-headed Gate Horror (ゲートホラー Gēto Horā) that emerges from a gate that manifests from a manhole cover which was manufactured by Kōji Kijima (黄島 宏二 Kijima Kōji), an artistic metal caster who left his wife Mayumi (真弓) to die under a manhole prior to the cover's creation. Possessing the body of a woman, and converting her host into the shaded woman in black (黒服の女 kurofuku no onna), Death Hole uses Kijima to mass-produce more of the manhole covers to bring more of her kin into the world. However, while Death Hole meets her end against Garo, Kijima faces his own horrific end at the hands of his wife's specter. Kijima is portrayed by Takeshi Nadagi (なだぎ 武 Nadagi Takeshi), while the woman in black is portrayed by Hiromi Eguchi (江口 ヒロミ Eguchi Hiromi).
  • Erinnerung (エリンネルグ Erinnerugu):[Note 3] A Horror that inhabits a tree which Osamu Shōnai (庄内 治 Shōnai Osamu) and his wife Naoe (直恵) grew from a seed that they found among the belongings of their son Masato (眞人), a wartime photographer who was killed in action. The two proceed to invite people who pass by into their house for a meal. They then poison their guests and bury them under the tree which casts an illusion of "Masato" under the moonlight which acts on the couple's stronger memory of him. Rei is invited for dinner and later poisoned as well. However, immune to poison, Rei confronts Erinnerung as it personally attacks him and kills the Horror with the couple heartbroken. Erinnerung is voiced by Yukari Okuda (奥田 ゆかり Okuda Yukari).
  • Rebecca (レベッカ Rebekka): A Horror that possesses the body of a security guard before being slain by Zero.
  • Kagemitsu (カゲミツ): A Horror that inhabits a katana, originally owned by a man named Ukyō (右京) who was turned into a Horror familiar. But one day, a skilled swordsman named Igari Jūzō (猪狩 重蔵) finds Ukyō and cuts him down. Having seen a Makai Knight in his youth, yet unaware of his identity, Jūzō had made it his life's goal to search for an opponent like that figure. But suffering from an illness and have little time left to live, Jūzō accepts Kagemitsu's offer of a second chance in life in return to give him the blood of living people. It takes the Horror several centuries to heal Jūzō, placing the samurai in suspended animation before reviving him in the modern era. However, as he follows bushidō, Jūzō is disappointed that he cannot find someone strong to fight with until he finds Rei by chance and challenges him. But as Kagemistu refuses to allow him to use the sword until he draws blood, Jūzō is forced to fight Rei with makeshift bokkens made from broomsticks. The duel cannot be truly concluded as Jūzō's symptoms resurface and Rei admits defeat, with Jūzō learning fully of the Makai Knights from Kagemitsu as the Horror demands blood if the human wants his help to maintain his health as well as using his sword. Still refusing to cut any innocent down to honor his pact, Jūzō commits seppuku instead to quench the blade's thirst, along with absorbing the horrified Kagemitsu, becoming his host. Surprisingly, as noted by Silva, Jūzō remains in control of his body as he forces Rei to resume their duel as Horror and Makai Knight, though Rei sees that the samurai had potential to become a Makai Knight, due to the surprising fact of being able to pick up one of Rei's swords without trouble despite having never touched Soul Metal before. Jūzō is eventually slain, dying with satisfaction that he was defeated by the blade of one stronger than him. But learning of Kouga as an even stronger fighter, Jūzō hands Rei his wakizashi before turning into ash. Igari is portrayed by Kohei Otomo (大友 康平 Ōtomo Kōhei) and Kagemitsu is voiced by Rintarō Nishi (西 凛太朗 Nishi Rintarō).
  • Agturus (アグトゥルス Aguturusu): A Horror that inhabits a makeup box, altering appearances to whatever suits him. Agturus possesses the body of Ryūnosuke Takamine (高峯 龍之介 Takamine Ryūnosuke), an aged frail janitor at a theater who was once a star stage actor in the play The Sword of Arcite. His frustration over a flamboyant actor ruining the play as the lead attracts the Horror. After being possessed with his youth restored, Ryūnosuke devours the other actor and takes the stage for his own. Kouga eventually buys all the tickets to one of his plays one night to have a showdown with him, eventually cutting him down. Takamine is portrayed by Mayo Kawasaki (川崎 麻世 Kawasaki Mayo).
  • Zuformer (ズフォーマー Zufōmā): A serpentine Furious Sky Horror (烈空ホラー Rekkū Horā) that flies at fast speeds. Sent to kill it, Kouga is forced to wait the Horror out before slaying it.
  • Yashaul (ヤシャウル Yashauru): A Horror that appears at the site of a traffic accident where she possesses the nearby dead body of Toshiko Hoshikawa (星川 敏子 Hoshikawa Toshiko), a pâtissière who was forcing her daughter Misao (ミサオ) to follow in her footsteps. When Misao attempts to commit suicide to escape the pressure, Toshiko sacrifices herself to stop her daughter prior to being possessed. Using Toshiko's body, Yashual assumes her host's identity and uses Misao's guilt to manipulate her. The Horror is eventually found and slain by Rei, though the deed pained him a bit as he is forced to leave Misao heartbroken. Toshiko is portrayed by Yōko Ishino (いしの ようこ Ishino Yōko), while Misao is portrayed by Nako Mizusawa (水沢 奈子 Mizusawa Nako).
  • Raizon (ライゾン): A Horror from Kouga's childhood, who devoured the friends he made during his training under Wataru Shijima. In the present day, Kouga crosses paths with Raizon and avenges his friends' deaths by slaying Raizon personally.
  • Sedinbale (セディンベイル Sedinbeiru): An ancient Horror who can use word characters in her abilities and attacks, using printed words as gates. Due to her vast Makai-related knowledge, Sedinbale is sealed with a Madō Book instead of being destroyed so Makai Priests can gain access to her knowledge. However, breaking Sedinbale's seal, the red-masked man has the Horror help him translate the old Makai script in his possession before allowing the Horror to act on her whim. Being pursued by Rekka and Kouga, Sedinbale takes the body of a young woman who surrounds herself in depraved words before targeting Kaoru. Revealing Kouga's condition with Kaoru present, Sedinbale battles Garo and Rekka before they manage to rip the main character from the Horror's body and seal it into a Madō Book. The possessed woman is portrayed by Asami (亜紗美).

Yami o Terasu Mono[edit]

  • Bride (花嫁 Hanayome): The Bride is portrayed by Miku Sano (佐野 光来 Sano Miku).
  • Palkeira (パルケイラ Parukeira): A large Horror that has gorged on so many humans that it is trapped underground, using one of its two disembodied hands into Naked Woman (全裸の女 Zenra no Onna) as an effective lure. The Naked Woman is portrayed by Yukiko Suoh (周防 ゆきこ Suō Yukiko).
  • Danda (壇田, 4, 5): A man who becomes the vessel of a Horror that emerges from a radio. Danda is portrayed by Namihei Koshige (こしげ なみへい Koshige Namihei).
  • Yuya (ユーヤ Yūya): An overweight Horror who is normally weak until exposure to Shin's music gives him a power boost. Yuya is portrayed by Katsuya (勝矢)
  • Man (8): The man is portrayed by Makoto Ito (伊藤 慎 Itō Makoto).
  • Miho Toyama (遠山 未歩 Tōyama Miho): A teacher who became the vessel of a Horror that devours students periodically, sparing only those she considers promising. However, Ms. Toyama is forced to consume Haruka Kitajima and her family when the girl witnesses her true form. With the aid of Haruka's classmate Hiroki Tsuboi, Ryuga slays Ms. Toyama with her death covered up. Ms. Toyama is portrayed by Nao Nagasawa (長澤 奈央 Nagasawa Nao).
  • Boara (菩阿羅): A Horror in the service of the Kaneshiro Group who is based at the nightclub Paradaice. Able to read the minds of others and assume the form of what they desire, Boara lulls her victims into a moment of weakness and turns them into a vapor she consumes. Her victims are mostly men who the Kaneshiro Group are disposing of before Ryuga and Rian destroy Boara and her business. Boara is portrayed by Nao Oikawa (及川 奈央 Oikawa Nao), while her naked young woman, mature woman, and plump woman forms are portrayed by Mana Sakura (紗倉 まな Sakura Mana), Kyoko Hayami (速水 今日子 Hayami Kyōko), and Naru Nashio (なしお 成 Nashio Naru).
  • Maki (万樹): A violinist who became the vessel of a Horror that devoured an opera singer before being found and killed by Takeru and Aguri. Maki is portrayed by Hirotsugu Imamura (今村 浩継 Imamura Hirotsugu).
  • Karen (華漣): Tousei Kaneshiro's mother, a fallen Makai Priestess who was left to care for her child after her lover Kensui Kaneshiro abandoned them. Becoming a Vol City resident, Karen raised Tousei to believe that he is destined for greater things. However, while entertaining her guests, Karen ends up being possessed by a Horror that her teenage son deliberately summoned into their home. Karen is portrayed by Makoto Togashi (冨樫 真 Togashi Makoto).

Madō Horrors[edit]

"Madō Horrors" (魔導ホラー Madō Horā, "Heretic Horrors") are a unique form of Horror first created by Zedom by infusing human bodies with Horror Seeds, which germinate into Madō Horror Plants that spread across the body. As a result, unlike regular Horrors, Madō Horrors are born directly within the bodies of humans regardless if they have an innate darkness or not, willing or otherwise. Though bound ultimately to serve Zedom, Madō Horrors also answer to anyone who sires them as loyal servants in Zedom's absence. The personality of the sired human is retained to an extent, but warped in a way to suit to its master's needs, allowing Madō Horrors to adapt more easily than Inga Horrors with the need to feed a secondary priority. The need varies from one person to another, some might feed constantly while others only do so when they need to fight better or heal damage. This also enables them to hide from the usual means of Horror detection, with Makai Knights and Makai Priests forced to use investigative deduction to hunt Madō Horrors before developing a specific device that exposes a Madō Horror's red eyes and lined face markings to confirm their identity. Unlike most Inga Horrors that devour human bodies, Madō Horrors rip the soul off a human and devour it with the body turning to dust. In a fight, Madō Horrors can create weapons from parts of their bodies and are stronger than Inga Horrors. The process of Madō Horrors being sired varies on their inner strength, which can be quicken to a certain extent with Zedom's Requiem. Due to the possibility of being sired without consciously knowing it, the turned humans can be blissfully unaware of the transformation until their powers and nature awaken by their first feeding. Ultimately, because of their origins as innocents, a Madō Horror is as much a victims as those they consume.

During the events of Yami o Terasu Mono, Tousei creates his Madō Horror minions, using them to create a shadow empire within Vol City, from the Madō Horror Plants resulting from forcing Hakana to germinate Madō Horror Plants from the Zedom Seeds, seeded within her by accident from Zedom's Arm. However, Hakana altered the batch of Madō Horror Plants inside her for the purpose of restoring the Garo armor. As a result of singing enhancing them and the armor's restoration, these stronger Madō Horrors can only be slain by one bearing the title of Garo. However, other than Ryuga seeing Hakana's memories, there is adverse effect from killing these Madō Horrors one by one as the armor temporary regains its glow while rendering it unwearable for the moment. It was once all Madō Horrors in the city are slain that the Garo armor is restored to its original state.

  • Masahiko Washizu (鷲頭 正彦 Washizu Masahiko): The manager of Kaneshiro Real Estate, tending to only use his Horror powers whenever dealing with someone proves to be a hassle. Though slain by Ryuga, a scale from Washizu's body ends up in the possession of a youth named Shin who used it as a guitar pick before Ryuga destroys it. Washizu is portrayed by Junichi Haruta (春田 純一 Haruta Jun'ichi).
  • Hideyuki Shiranami (白波 秀行 Shiranami Hideyuki): The manager of Vol City's Immigration Bureau who desires to make others happy, bringing people accepted by the city to a manor in Vol City's Dream Garden Hills community where they are devoured by the Horrors residing there. Shiranami almost fed the Suzuki family to his familiars before the Makai Knights intervening with Ryuga and Takeru slaying the Horror. Shiranami is portrayed by Kenji Mizuhashi (水橋 研二 Mizuhashi Kenji).
  • Tsumazaki (妻崎): The manager of Kaneshiro Foods' factory with a warped work mentality, Tsumazaki is tasked to develop a method by his kin where human souls can be stored within capsules to be ingested later. Wounded by Aguri, Tsumazaki is slain by Garo. Tsumazaki is portrayed by Hideaki Kusaka (日下 秀昭 Kusaka Hideaki).
  • Councilor (議員 Giin): A Vol City councilor and the first of the Madō Horrors to be hunted down after the development of the Madō Horror Detector. Though Aguri's arrows had no effect on him, the Councilor is decapitated by Garo before being finally destroyed. The councilor is portrayed by Yoshinori Okamoto (岡本 美登 Okamoto Yoshinori).
  • Doctor (医者 Isha): A doctor of Vol City's central hospital, he is slain by Garo when he fell into a trap that he, Rian, and Takeru set up. The doctor is portrayed by Yujiro Komura (小村 裕次郎 Komura Yūjirō).
  • Hyena (ハイエナ Haiena): Originally known as Kaga Kaneshiro, he worked as a psychologist in the eastern district before being turned into a Madō Horror by his brother Tousei and rendered mute for being a blabbermouth. Forced to flee to the graveyard after being stripped of his ability to speak, Kaga came to be known as the deranged grave keeper Hyena due to being forced to feed on remnant human souls to survive. Hyena also becomes one of Vol City's urban legends as those who see him were said to fall ill in three days and die three days later. When Ryuga and Rian found him, with the latter restoring his voice, Hyena acts as a pervert to get Ryuga alone while lying of wanting to be human again. From there, revealing Zedom while hiding his true identity and that of his brother as the Madō Horrors' leader, Hyena sends Aguri and Takeru on suicide missions while managing to trick and restrain Ryuga. However, tricking Hyena at the last second, Ryuga dons the Garo armor and slays the Madō Horror. Hyena is portrayed by Dankan (ダンカン).

Zedom[edit]

Zedom (ゼドム Zedomu) is an Ancient Horror, labeled as the Battle Commander of Slaughter (殺戮の闘将 Satsuriku no Tōshō), whose body is composed of various blocks and alter themselves into weapons. Zedom created the first Madō Horrors in order to create the most powerful Horror army to conquer the world. However, Zedom is defeated by the Makai Priests of old with his body broken into pieces and each part sealed at various locations, with his head buried under the site of Vol City with the Goddess Statue erected, through the sacrifice of large numbers of Makai Priests, to keep the Horror imprisoned. The seeds from his body parts were used to create Madō Horrors that were entrusted to the Makai Priests who sealed the Horror, with two Makai Priestesses enacting a ritual where they open the Hill of Zedom's Arm's seals long enough to painfully absorb a Zedom seed and grow a Madō Horror Plant from which Soul Metal is developed from. Though sealed, Zedom retained consciousness and witnessed the Makai Knights' birth, resulted in his resentment of the Makai Order for using his body parts to develop weapons used against his kind.

Due to Tousei's actions fifteen years prior, Zedom's arm briefly emerged from the corrupted seal it was trapped in, infusing Hakana with more seeds than initially intended and knocked her out. When he attempts to harvest a new supply of seeds from the Horror's head for Rian to absorb, Tousei ends up awakening Zedom when one of the seeds accidentally falls back into the seal. As a result, Zedom begins to destroy the Goddess Statue in order to break free from his prison while having Sonshi acquire a Makai Knight to serve as his new body. Taking the lifeless Sonshi after he was killed as a vessel and altering it into a militant dressed form, Zedom attempts to recruit the Makai Knights in serving him before resolving to remake the world in his image. Although he is incredibly powerful, Zedom inadvertently created a weak spot within himself when he destroyed Burai, who offered to serve as a host to stop the Horror. Further weakened by a special arrow fired by Aguri into the said spot, Zedom is slain by the combined effort of the Makai Knights under the Garo armor's influence.

Zedom is portrayed by Makoto Otake (大竹 まこと Ōtake Makoto).

Zero: Black Blood[edit]

Ring[edit]

Ring (リング Ringu) is a powerful skeletal and anthropomorphic bird-like Horror who is the main antagonist of Zero: Black Blood, appearing in the form of a handsome European gentleman dressed immaculately and predominantly in a white suit. Unlike most of his kind, though he considers humanity very selfish, Ring actually plans to have co-existence between his kind with humans as an improvement to how his kind normally feed. Ring begins this agenda by establishing a community where he offers sanctuary for humans escaping from reality. The conditions require the humans to undergo a monthly lottery where there is a 2% chance that one of them would ingest a pill containing crystallized Horror blood to become a Blood Dolce for his fellow Horrors to feed on. Ring's plan also relies on Iyu's calming ability, having also fell in love with her to the point of obsession as it allows him to maintain his sense of self, to keep the humans serene and indifferent to the arrangement. Though Ring usually opting to settle things peacefully instead of resorting to violence, he is a powerful Horror who can transform his feathers into various weapons. In a state of rage however, Ring reverts to his true form where he loses control over himself unless Iyu sings to him. After devouring Iyu when she refuses to sing for him any longer, Ring is eventually slain by Zero with help from Yuna.

Ring is portrayed by Thane Camus (セイン・カミュ Sein Kamyu).

Makai no Hana[edit]

  • Succubus (サキュバス Sakyubasu): A Horror resembling a Venus flytrap that emerged from a pair of pruning shears which belong to Erina Tokiwa (常盤 エリナ Tokiwa Erina), an ikebana artist who currently creates works with the theme of death. Dissatisfied with her current works, Erina commits acts of murder to get to higher stages of her art, which causes her to be possessed. Allowed to maintain her sense of self in the possession, Erina acts on her desire to create art from victims by petrifying them for her art, her new mannequins sprouting flowers whose petals she consumes. Erina takes an interest in Mayuri and intended to make the girl into her masterpiece before Raiga intervened. Despite losing interest later due to realizing that Mayuri is but an object, she fights Raiga nonetheless due to him destroying her work. During the battle that followed, Succubus is slain by Raiga with Erina lasting long enough for the euphoria of her impending death to turn into utter dread. Erina is portrayed by Hinako Saeki (佐伯 日菜子 Saeki Hinako).
  • Ilgishin (イルギシン Irugishin): A Horror that emerged from an old horror film that is able to sent people into illusionary worlds, possessing characteristics of various Horror movie characters that include Freddy Kruger, Leatherface, and Pinhead. Ilgishin possesses the body of Harima (ハリマ), a Horror film buff projectionist who allows the Horror to enter him so he can enact revenge on his manager for intending to close the movie theater down. Acting on Harima's passion, instead of feeding, Ilgishin places his victims in films to watch them get killed off by the film's monstrous antagonists. When Raiga refuses to play by his rules, Ilgishin personally battles the Makai Knight before being destroyed when Raiga uses his Makai Flame to burn him and his film away. Harima is portrayed by Kitaro (きたろう Kitarō).
  • Egosiren (エゴサイレーン Egosairēn): A glass-based Horror that possesses the body of Shimada (シマダ), the owner of a wind chime shop who Raiga met as a child and taught him on how to make a wind chime - a memento which he has kept to the present day. However, after his son and apprentice Tetsuya died in a car crash, Shimada ended up becoming the host of Egosiren as he places pieces of his being into wind chimes that transform into ghostly geishas to devour buyers. When Raiga learns of this, he sees no other way to save Shimada other than slaying him. Shimada is portrayed by Hiroki Matsukata (松方 弘樹 Matsukata Hiroki).
  • Delitus (デリィータス Deryītasu): A giant Oni-faced Horror that takes the form of a traditional Japanese straw-thatched house with its core assuming the form of a patriarch Ichiro (イチロウ Ichirō) and his family: his wife Mako (マコ) and their children Jiro (ジロウ Jirō), Mami (マミ), Saburo (サブロウ Saburō), Shiro (シロウ Shirō), Mari (マリ), and Goro (ゴロウ Gorō). Tricking people into entering their abode, the family makes the guest feel welcomed and joyful before tossing them into the empty communal pot in the center of the house to stew. From there, the house vanishes and appears at another unlikely location. Raiga arrives when they are about to cook their latest victim and is framed as a villain, but he reveals their deception shortly after. After being overwhelmed, Delitus assumes its true form with Raiga slaying the Horror with the help of Gōten. Ichiro is portrayed by Guts Ishimatsu (ガッツ石松 Gattsu Ishimatsu), while his family is portrayed by Yoko Oshima (大島 蓉子 Ōshima Yōko), Takuro Takahashi (高橋 卓郎 Takahashi Takurō), Yumi Yoshino (芳野 友美 Yoshino Yumi), Tsubasa Matsuzaki (松崎 飛翼 Matsuzaki Tsubasa), Fubomichi Takazawa (高澤 父母道 Takazawa Fubomichi), Aoi Ito (伊東 蒼 Itō Aoi), and Kotaro Fujitomi (藤冨 航太郎 Fujitomi Kōtarō).
  • Lizary (リザリー Rizarī): An insect-based Horror that emerged from the corpse of a woman that was raped and murdered by his host, a disturbed university student named Mikimoto (ミキモト) who is obsessed with insects and locked himself away in the Natural Science Club. As Lizary is a Horror that does not fully manifest after possessing a human body, Mikimoto is unaware of the possession with his perception altered to believe his unconscious feedings were the work of the woman's corpse, believing her to be a random person he found who is an insect in human form, and his subsequent victims to be molted forms of the said corpse. Eventually, after Mayuri unlocks Mikimoto's memories, a fully manifested Lizary takes over his host's body before being slain by the combined efforts of Raiga and Crow. Mikimoto is portrayed by Tokio Emoto (柄本 時生 Emoto Tokio).
  • Caricatuan (カリカジュアン Karikajuan): An ink-based Horror that emerged from a dip pen which belongs to Seiji Kawabata (カワバタ セイジ Kawabata Seiji), a manga artist who has become shadowed by newer manga artists with his talent and renown slowly fading. Kawabata ends up becoming Caricatuan's host when he attempts to kill an assistant who is leaving and insulted him prior, using his new power to regain his former glory by turning his victims into manga caricatures that he eats to gain their talents. Though a barrier is created around his workshop which effectively hides his presence as a Horror, his actions in accidentally using ancient Makai script in the popular manga Makai King he created under Caricatuan's influence tips off Raiga and Mayuri. He uses manga images to fight the Makai Knight, and assumes that he will be victorious by scripting every single aspect of the battle up to Raiga's death. However, Caricatuan is slain when the last panel is blotched by Raiga. Kawabata lasts in human form just long enough to be praised by Mayuri for Ninja Rin, his first manga drawn during elementary school. Kawabata is portrayed by Masanori Ishii (石井 正則 Ishii Masanori).
  • Profundes (プロファンデス Purofandesu): A Horror whose eyes are located on the skull-shaped side of her head, Profundes is particularly detested by the Makai warriors, as her feeding methods require subjecting many victims at the same time to sheer terror and then drag them into the Demon World. Profundes possesses the body of Kiera (キエラ), an amusement park ride developer who wears a witch's outfit, and she uses her host's skills to develop a motion simulator that doubles as a portal to the Makai realm. Kiera succeeds in setting up an arrangement with the Okura company, but her feeding is thwarted by Raiga. Profundes battles him in the entrance to the Demon World before he slays her. Kiera is portrayed by Mao Miyaji (宮地 真緒 Miyaji Mao).
  • Duoct (ドゥオクト Duokuto): A mechanical Giant Figure Horror (巨偶ホラー Kyogū Horā) that captures a pure-hearted human inside its body to serve as its power source, before going out to feed. After capturing a high school girl named Saki Mizuno (ミズノ サキ Mizuno Saki) Duoct hunts humans together with a Horror familiar that assumes Saki's appearance. However, some of Saki's thoughts still leak to hold Duoct back, which is presumed as mechanical glitches from the outside. After the fake Saki is slain by Crow, Raiga pulls off a gambit to allow himself be captured by Duoct to destroy it from the inside while saving the real Saki, who is unconscious and has no memory of her time inside the Horror. Saki is portrayed by Sakina Kuwae (桑江 咲菜 Kuwae Sakina).

Ady Slate Horrors[edit]

In Garo: Makai no Hana, besides the run of the mill Inga Horrors, there are nine special Horrors used by Makai Priests in the foundation of Eyrith's sealing. Unlike common Horrors, having been exposed to Eyrith's power, their personalities are dominant over their human hosts to the point where they wont recognize people the humans had known. They cannot be sealed within Makai Blades when vanquished and their essence congeals into stones. Mayuri is sent by the Senate to seal these stones due her power to seal Horrors within her body, using them to reform the Ady Slate after Eyrith is defeated.

  • Azdab (アズダブ Azudabu): A fish-like Horror who is the first of the Ady Slate Horrors Raiga encounters. Upon his freedom, Azdab possesses the body of the museum security guard Sekiya (セキヤ) after sensing the human's inner darkness from having murdered a girl. From there, Azdab proceeds to scare his victims with his water-based body before manifesting a swarm of piranha to eat them alive. Ultimately, Azdab is not is a particularly powerful fighter and is soon slain by Raiga with Mayuri sealing him once he congregates into a stone. Sekiya is portrayed by Yūki Himura (日村 勇紀 Himura Yūki).
  • Exta (エクスタ Ekusuta): An one-eyed spider-like Horror that once freed, assumed the form of a cat before possessing a shabby and old homeless woman after sensing her inner darkness. Altering her host to look youthful, Exta uses her power to assume the form of an object to ambush her prey. While she is a decent fighter, Exta mostly ran from Raiga and Crow before fighting the former in her true form before being sealed by Mayuri once congregated into a stone. The possessed woman is portrayed by Aki Hano (羽野 晶紀 Hano Aki).
  • Stellas (ステラス Suterasu): Stellas possesses the body of Luke (ルーク Rūku), an English-speaking foreigner and serial killer who murders people because he claims that they are "his stars". Stellas is a flamboyant goofball who toys with his victims bilingually, and then turns his prey into stardust that he inhales. In his true form, Stellas is capable of flight and creating meteor-like Inga Stars. After being grounded by Crow's flight abilities, Stellas is slain by Raiga and then sealed by Mayuri once congregated into a stone. Luke is portrayed by Thane Camus (セイン・カミュ Sein Kamyu).
  • Granda (グランダ Guranda): A mechanical spherical Horror able to turn invisible and create clones of itself. As Granda is a type of Horror whose upcoming location is confirmed despite the time of arrival a mystery, Raiga and Mayuri wait it out before the former slays it and sealed by the latter once congregated into a stone.
  • Idora (イドラ): A holder of Eyrith's seed, possessing the body of a young woman to move about. Though Idora is slain by Raiga as Eyrith transfers into one of her fellow Ady Slate Horrors still active, her essence attempts to take advantage of Mayuri's weakening condition from opening her inner cage during the encounter with Barg to regain physical form. Luckily, Raiga uses a Makai spell to enter Mayuri's consciousness to metaphysically destroy Idora and save Mayuri. The possessed woman is portrayed by Haruka Ando (安藤 遥 Andō Haruka).
  • Latel (ラテル Rateru): Latel is a powerful Horror who seeks equally powerful opponents to devour. Latel first defeats the fallen Makai Knight Izumo (イズモ), Biku's younger brother, before possessing his body to go after another worthy opponent. This leads to Latel going after Raiga, only to be slain by Raiga after Biku targeted a weak point on her brother's body. Once Latel is reduced to a stone, Biku proceeds to purify what remained of Izumo's body. Izumo is portrayed by Sanshiro Wada (和田 三四郎 Wada Sanshirō).
  • Abysscore (アビスコア Abisukoa): Abysscore is a Horror who uses music to hypnotize his victims into a state of euphoria before converting them into cotton-candy like Life Scores. Possessing the body of a crazed conductor named Johann (ヨハン Yohan), he goes on a feeding frenzy with the aid of his Makai March band before becoming bored with normal humans. This leads to Abysscore to target Raiga and Mayuri, only to be slain with Johann lasting long enough to praise the song of Raiga's soul. Johann is portrayed by Rolly.
  • Gogeet (ゴギート Gogīto): A bat-like sword-wielding Horror that is an eccentric sadist who possessed the body of a young man named Matō (マトウ) and prefers to toy with his victims, before devouring them. While he normally eats humans, Gogeet can devour other Horrors as well, despite not liking it much. After becoming the host of Eyrith's seed, Gogeet gains the ability to create an illusion of his first victim: a little girl that he devoured in front of her father. Gogeet calls the illusion "Ai" and refers to her as his daughter to put Raiga at a disadvantage. But after losing his ability, Gogeet gloats the truth about Ai and is slain by an enraged Raiga after being attacked with extreme prejudice. Matō is portrayed by Dai Watanabe (渡辺 大 Watanabe Dai).
  • Jienda (ジエンダ): The last of the Ady Slate Horrors, Jienda is a Horror with an eye for a right hand. Having just possessed the body of a young woman, Jienda become the final host of Eyrith's seed. However, she is soon found by Eiji Busujima and easily knocked out so he can extract the seed from the Ady Slate Horror when she congregates back into a stone. The possessed woman is portrayed by Hiromi Eguchi (江口 ヒロミ Eguchi Hiromi).

Eyrith[edit]

Eyrith (エイリス Eirisu) is an ancient plant-like Horror labeled as Messiah's Tear (メシアの涙 Meshia no Namida), and the originator of the Makai Trees. Eyrith is also tied to a legend that her flower, the Makai Flower (魔戒ノ花 Makai no Hana), has the power to resurrect the dead. Ages ago, Eyrith was sealed in the Ady Slate (アディーの石板 Adī no Sekiban) by Makai Priests using nine other Horrors as foundation stones. Having left the slate where it was after the sealing is completed rather than secure it, the slate was forgotten throughout the ages even by the Makai Order until it was eventually dug up in present day by archaeologists. The slate ended up in a museum as an archaeological relic until a mysterious person, who is later revealed to be Eiji Busujima, unraveled the seal after opening hours.

Despite the slate's unsealing, Eyrith remains as a seed and is hidden within Idora, one of the Ady Slate Horrors who were also freed and each possessing the first human with inner darkness they come across. However, as Mayuri explained in the worst-case scenario, Eyrith would bloom within 100 days and enable Messiah's return by removing the boundaries that separate the human world from the Demon World. Though Raiga nearly succeeds in capturing it by slaying Idora once he finds her, Eyrith escapes by transferring its essence into the Ady Slate Horror Gogeet. As such, it is deemed impossible to capture and seal Eyrith until the remaining Ady Slate Horrors have been slain and sealed first. Despite Raiga finding and slaying Gogeet, Eyrith transfers into the last Ady Slate Horror left, Jienda, which is soon captured and Eyrith's seed is extracted by Eiji Busujima.

Accepting Busujima's wish to bring back his lover, Eyrith produces a cloned body of Akari that will come to life the moment Horror is fully grown and blooms. When the time of her blooming draws near, Eyrith intends to turn Mayuri into her host to reach the place where she can bloom. However, Crow offers himself to her in order to spare Mayuri. Seeing that the now-repentant Busijima no longer has his original wish, Eyrith cancels her pact with him and brutally beats him up when he tries to stop her. Once reaching her destination, Eyrith leaves Crow's body and assumes her true human-like form before proceeding to grow into a giant tree. From there, Eyrith proceeds to spirit some numerous Horrors from across time and space so that the bulb on top of her body can bloom and she can unleash a Horror army on the world. When Raiga attempts to destroy the bulb, Eyrith manifests a nude demonic version of her human form to fight him. Ultimately, the fight ends with Eyrith revealed to be the one who took Raiga's parents from him before she uses her temporal powers to suck out the Makai Knight's remaining time in the Garo armor so he can drive off his friends in his Lost Soul Beast form while she can bloom without interference. However, Raiga is later awakened as the Light Awakening Beast Garo and promptly resume to foil her plans. In a desperate bid to further demoralize Raiga, she tells him that all she has summoned are Horrors in both the past and the future and how his attempts have ended in vain, to which Raiga asserts that they will be taken care of by the Makai Knights of the past and future, as he proceeds to destroy the rest of her tree body. Left defenseless, Mayuri releases all nine stones at once and seals what remains of Eyrith in the Ady Slate once more.

Eyrith is portrayed by Momoko Kuroki (黒木 桃子 Kuroki Momoko).

Gold Storm Sho[edit]

These are the Horrors that appear in the television series Garo: Gold Storm Sho and its movie prequel. The majority of Horrors in Gold Storm Sho are recruited servants of Jinga.

  • Hell Zwei (ヘルツバイ Heru Tsubai): A Horror that possesses the body of a girl, splitting into two to pose as twin sisters that can merge back into their true form. Hell Zwei is the third Horror that Ryuga has been encountering since a mysterious increase of Horror manifestations, Rian capturing one of the twins before the other appears with Ryuga arriving to pursue them. After attempting to hinder their pursuer by throwing humans at him, the twins assume their true form and attempt to kill a girl caught in the crossfire until Rian arrives to cancel their fusion. The twins attempt to convince Ryuga to let them have a final meal, but he refuses as he equips the Garo armor and cuts the reformed Hell Zwei down the middle. The possessed girl and her clone are portrayed by MIO and YAE, while both are voiced by Akiko Tanaka (田中 晶子 Tanaka Akiko).
  • Bicro (ビクロ Bikuro): A moth-winged Horror in the service of Jinga that manifests from the body of a man that Amiri flung off a building. Allowed to act on his own devices, Bicro was about to eat a lady when Ryuga intercepts the Horror and forces him to flee. Bicro later gets instructions from Amiri to find the red dagger that was part of the Houken, facing Ryuga again before being slain by the Makai Knight with Rian's assistance. The possessed man is portrayed by Hidekazu Ichinose (市瀬 秀和 Ichinose Hidekazu).
  • Bukeri (ブケリ): A blade-based Horror that feeds on live prey by stabbing into them, releasing a pressure through the victim's body that causes it explode before the blade sucks up the blood. By chance, Bukeri possesses the body of a robber named Hayashi (ハヤシ), eating his host's partner. Then, with indirect assistance from Amiri, Bukeri fatally injures Mina with Rian watching the young woman die while Ryuga eventually slays Bukeri. Hayashi is portrayed by Kazuki Namioka (波岡 一喜 Namioka Kazuki).
  • Sakuma (サクマ): A man who was Risa's accomplice before they got captured by Jinga and Amiri to be made into Horror hosts. Though Risa was saved by Ryuga and Rian, Sakuma ended up being possessed by a Horror that emerged from a type writer before being slain by Ryuga. Sakuma is portrayed by Takahiro Kuroishi (黒石 高大 Kuroishi Takahiro).
  • Danke (ダンケ): The owner of an antique shop who has been distributing Inga Gates across the city, having become a Horror after killing the one who murdered his beloved. But Danke is not bothered by transition, seeing no distinction between remorseless murderers and Horrors. When found by Rian, Danke captures her and attempts to make her a Horror's host. But she escapes before being joined by Ryuga as he destroys the Inga Gates with Danke assuming his Ganesha-like true form in response. But in the end, Danke is killed and devoured by Jinga. Danke is portrayed by Lou Oshiba (ルー大柴 Rū Ōshiba).

Degol[edit]

Degol (デゴル Degoru) is an ancient Horror that was slain by a previous Garo ages ago, the Horror's arm is currently sealed in a small shrine located in Line City.

Jinga[edit]

Jinga (神牙(ジンガ)),[Note 4] is the main antagonist of the television series Garo: Gold Storm Sho, a Makai Knight who became a Horror that feeds on his own kind. He is laid-back, cynical, arrogant and manipulative, seeing his transition into a Horror as form of freedom as he freely admitted to have once been like Ryuga as a human. He began his schemes of freeing Radan by tricking a Makai Priest into breaking the seal on the Horror Radan for his own agenda. He managed to gain one of the twin daggers that form the Hōken and seeks the other while waiting for Radan to reawaken. He also employs the use of Horrors, creating Inga Gates and offering the emerging Horrors human hosts. When the daggers resonated with each other, he and Amiri casually goes to meet Raiga and Rian and promptly reveal himself and Amiri to be Horrors, seeing the time to be right to take the other dagger. He and Raiga fight each other, gaining the upper hand until they both use the sealing daggers to continue fighting, blades transformed into longswords upon contact. The fight ended in a standstill as Garudo grabbed both swords as they merged back into the Hōken.

Jinga dresses primarily in black like most Makai practitioners would and has silver-white hair. His attire consists of a dress shirt, a pair of slacks and a pair of dress shoes, all of which are black with the exception of his dark brown corset. His horror form is a grotesque version of his Makai Knight armor, predominantly in crimson and black, which he summons forth by swiping his left fist sideways. He wields a makaiken, which transforms when he dons his armor, sporting a more grotesque appearance like his armored form. In his Horror state, Jinga can sprout webbed wings for flight and a tail with a sharp protrusion end to grab others.

Jinga is portrayed by Masahiro Inoue (井上 正大 Inoue Masahiro).

Amiri[edit]

Amiri (アミリ) is Jinga's assistant and a Horror who originally was a Makai Priestess. She can create blue butterfly constructs that she uses as her spies, ingesting them to acquire their intel while recruiting Horrors to serve Jinga's purposes. When the daggers resonated with each other, he and Amiri casually goes to meet Raiga and Rian and promptly reveal himself and Amiri to be Horrors, seeing the time to be right to take the other dagger. She and Rian then fight each other to a standstill.

Amiri dresses in a simple, flowing black dress, and wields a madō brush like a Makai Priestess would, which sports red hairs instead of silver-white. She uses her brush extensively and is capable of sprouting four enormous spider legs on her back in combat. Being a former Makai Priestess herself, she has extensive knowledge of magical spells, and is capable of breaking a barrier Rian set up - a formidable feat in Ryume's opinion - with just one of her blue butterflies.

Amiri is portrayed by Miyavi Matsunoi (松野井 雅 Matsunoi Miyabi).

Radan[edit]

Radan (ラダン) is an ancient Horror, labeled as the Legendary Demon Castle (伝説の魔城 Densetsu no Majō), who was too powerful to be destroyed. As a result, two Makai Priests used the elements of Yin and Yang to create two daggers that form the Hōken blade that sealed Radan in the space between the human world and the Demon World. However, tricking the Makai Priest Gen into helping him break the seal and taking possession of one of the Hōken's dagger components, the other being retrieved by Ryuga and Rian. Jinga releases Radan with the Horror to awaken in the next full moon.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the book GARO - Red Requiem - Makai no Sho R, it is revealed that the other five Apostle Horrors are Demon Dust Horror Daroda (魔塵ホラー ダロダ Majin Horā Daroda), Demon Thunder Horror Bakugi (魔雷ホラー バクギ Marai Horā Bakugi), Demon Paper Horror Pulc (魔紙ホラー パルク Mashi Horā Paruku), Demon Needle Horror Nedle (魔針ホラー ニドル Mashin Horā Nidoru), and Demon Sound Horror Unizo (魔音ホラー ユニゾ Maon Horā Yunizo), and the seven Apostle Horrors were destroyed in two months by Kouga Saezima.
  2. ^ In the ending credits, it is credited as Terubo (テルボ).
  3. ^ In the ending credits, it has a subtitle of Makai Tree.
  4. ^ The kanji that make up the name "Jinga" (神牙) are literally translated as "Spirit Fang".

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