This is a list of the various characters throughout the Japanese tokusatsu series GARO. These characters play a major role within the series and often influence many key events. The characters within the series are split into six groups; Makai Knights, Makai Priests, Madougu, protagonist side, antagonist side, and Makai entities.

Makai Knights

Kouga Saejima/GARO the Golden Knight

Kouga Saejima

Main article:Kouga Saejima Kouga Saejima|冴島 鋼牙 Saejima Kōga) Kouga's first name translates as "Steel Fang"/GARO the Golden Knight (黄金騎士・牙狼 Ōgon Kishi・Garo) "Garo" literally means "Fanged Wolf" or Kiba Ōkami is the main character of the series and the Golden Makai Knight of the East.

Kouga is portrayed by Hiroki Konishi (小西 大樹 Konishi Hiroki). As a child, he is portrayed by Ryusei Sawahata (澤畠 流星 Sawahata Ryūsei).

Rei Suzumura/ZERO the Silver Fanged Knight

Rei Suzumura

Main article:Rei Suzumura

Rei Suzumura (涼邑 零 Suzumura Rei)/ZERO the Silver Fanged Knight(銀牙騎士・絶狼 Ginga Kishi)・ZERO|"ZERO" literally means "Cutting Wolf" or Ze Ōkami, once known as Ginga Suzumura (涼邑 銀牙|Suzumura Ginga), is the co-protagonist of the series and the Silver Makai Knight of the West.

Rei is portrayed by Ray Fujita (藤田 玲 Fujita Rei).

Tsubasa Yamagatana/DAN the Knight of the Midnight Sun

Tsubasa Yamagatana

Main article:Tsubasa Yamagatana

Tsubasa Yamagatana (山刀 翼 Yamagatana Tsubasa)/DAN the Knight of the Midnight Sun (白夜騎士・打無 Byakuya Kishi)・Dan is the White Makai Knight of Kantai. He appears only in GARO Special: Beast of the Midnight Sun.

Tsubasa is portrayed by Shouma Yamamoto (山本 匠馬 Yamamoto Shōma).

Taiga Saejima/GARO the Golden Knight

Taiga Saejima

Main article:Taiga Saejima

Taiga Saejima (冴島 大河 Saejima Taiga) is Kouga's father and the previous GARO. Died in combat when Kouga was a boy. Seen only in flashbacks.

Taiga is portrayed by Hiroyuki Watanabe (渡辺 裕之 Watanabe Hiroyuki).

Raiga Saejima/GARO the Golden Knight

Raiga Saejima

Main article: Raiga Saejima

Raiga Saejima (冴島雷牙 Saejima Raiga) is the son of Kouga Saejima and heir to the Golden Knight Garotitle. He is the protagonist in The Makai Flower.

Raiga is portrayed by Masei Nakayama (中山麻生 Nakayama Masei).

Douji Suzumura/ZERO the Silver Fanged Knight

Dōji Suzumura

Douji(涼邑 道寺 Suzumura Dōji) is Rei and Shizuka's adoptive father and the previous Makai Knight known as Zero. Originally assassinated by Barago to steal his stock of special tonic that can give him a handsome face, the Dark Knight and Gulm used his death as well as Shizuka's as means to manipulate Dōji's successor Rei against Kouga.

He was killed by Barago.

Douji is portrayed by Toru Shinagawa (品川 徹 Shinagawa Tōru).


Hyuga(日向 Hyūga) is one of the disciples of Tsubasa of Kantai. He wears a blue uniform and wields a soul metal sword. He's the calmer one compared to Akatsuki. His skills are weak compared to real Makai Knights, but brave in battle.

Hyuga is portrayed by Minoru Tomita (富田 稔 Tomita Minoru).


Akatsuki(暁 Akatsuki) is the second disciple to Tsubasa. Just like Hyuga, he wears a blue uniform and has a sword. He comes off the most nervous amongst the two and often feels shamed when unable to fight well in battle; he and Hyuga will always face danger even if they are afraid. He's taken a liking towards Rei and wanted to be his apprentice, but Rei felt he was better off alone with Silva.

Akatsuki is portrayed by Noboru Yasunaga|安永 昇|Yasunaga Noboru.


Madougu are sentient items that serve Makai Knights with advice and magical powers.


Main Article: Zaruba

Madou Ring Zaruba (魔導輪ザルバ, Madōwa Zaruba?) is the Madou Ring for Kouga's duties as a Makai Knight. Zaruba originally belonged to Taiga Saejima. After Taiga was killed, Kouga has since worn his father's ring. Zaruba himself was created by the Makai Priest Amon who creates the anti-Horror equipment to aid and support a Makai Knight. Zaruba is voiced by Hironobu Kageyama (影山 ヒロノブ, Kageyama Hironobu?).


Main Article: Silva

Madou Necklace Silva (魔導具シルヴァ, Madōgu Shiruva?) is the Madou Necklace of Zero. She belonged to the former Silver Fang (Rei's father) and serves the current one. She takes the form of a Madou necklace of a woman wearing a mask.

Silva is voice by Ai Orikasa (折笠 愛, Orikasa Ai?).


Main Article: Goruba

Madou Bracelet Goruba (魔導具ゴルバ, Madōgu Goruba?) is the Madou Bracelet of Tsubasa. Similar to Zaruba and Silva, Goruba also serves as Horror detector. From Zaruba's comment, it's suggested Goruba to be very old.

Goruba is voice by Kenichi Ogata (緒方 賢一, Ogata Ken'ichi?).

Makai Priests


Main Article:Amon

Priest Amon (阿門法師, Amon Hōshi?) is a Buddhist priest who helped Taiga in creating anti-Horror weapons, spells and devices.

Amon is portrayed by Akaji Maro (麿 赤児, Maro Akaji?).


Main Article:Jabi

Jabi (邪美, Jabi?) was student under Makai Priest Amon and was a former childhood playmate with Kouga.

Jabi is portrayed by Yasue Sato (佐藤 康恵, Satō Yasue?).

Rin Yamagatana

Main Article:Rin Yamagatana

Rin Yamagatana (山刀 鈴, Yamagatana Rin?) appears in Garo Special: Beast of the Midnight Sun as a messenger of Makai Priest Amon. Rin is a young 11 year old Makai Priestess in training and little sister to Tsubasa (Dan the Knight of the Midnight Sun) from Kantai.

Rin is portrayed by Yuzumi Shibamoto (柴本 優澄美, Shibamoto Yuzumi?).


Main Article:Garai

Priestess Garai (我雷法師, Garai Hōshi?) is the Makai Priestess of Kantai and the very master that trained Rin Saejima.

Garai is portrayed by Kazue Tsunogae (角替 和枝, Tsunogae Kazue?).

Rin Saejima

Main Article:Rin Saejima

Rin Saejima (冴島 りん, Saejima Rin?) is the wife of Taiga and mother to Kouga.

Rin is portrayed by Junko Tashiro (田代 純子, Tashiro Junko?).


Main Article:Mayuri

Mayuri (マユリ, Mayuri) is one of the protagonist of GARO: The Makai Flower. She's a human-born girl with the unique ability to seal horrors. Because of this, the Makai Priests classified her as a Magō (魔号?, Magic Tool).

Mayuri is portrayed by Natsumi Ishibashi (石橋 菜津美 Ishibashi Natsumi?).

Protagonist Side

Kaoru Mitsuki

Main article:Kaoru Mitsuki

Kaoru Mitsuki (御月 カオル Mitsuki Kaoru) is the narrator and the female protagonist of the series. She is a twenty-two year-old aspiring artist who's always having trouble making money.

Kaoru is portrayed by Mika Hijii (肘井 美佳 Hijii Mika). As a child, she is portrayed by Kanami Katchi (甲地 夏波 Katchi Kanami). Yuji and Karin are portrayed by Katsuyuki Murai(村井 克行 Murai Katsuyuki) and Asako Kobayashi (小林 麻子 Kobayashi Asako).

Gonza Kurahashi

Main article:Gonza Kurahashi

Gonza Kurahashi (倉橋 ゴンザ Kurahashi Gonza) the butler of the Saejima household and the only family Kouga had after his parents died. Gonza does all butler related activities and also advises Kouga on certain matters.

Gonza is portrayed by Yukijiro Hotaru(螢 雪次朗 Hotaru Yukijirō).

Asami Shinohara

Main article:Asami Shinohara

Asami Shinohara (篠原 亜佐美 Shinohara Asami) is Kaoru's best friend. She always helped Kaoru's financial problems by giving her financial tips, loans, and job references.

Asami is portrayed by Mina Fukui(福井 未菜 Fukui Mina).


Main article:Shizuka

Shizuka (静香|Shizuka) is the deceased lover of Rei.

Shizuka is portrayed by Alisa Durbrow|Alisa (有紗 Arisa).

Antagonist Side

Barago the Black Fang

Main article: Barago

Barago (バラゴ Barago) is the main antagonist of the series. He was once a talented Makai disciple of Taiga Saejima.

Barago is portrayed by Kenichi Kobayashi (小林 健一 Kobayashi Ken'ichi). As Ryuzaki, he is portrayed by Masaki Kyomoto (京本 政樹 Kyōmoto Masaki).

The Dark Armor of KIBA/KIBA the Dark Knight

Main article: KIBA

The spirit of KIBA the Dark Makai Knight (暗黒魔戒騎士・呀 Ankoku Makai Kishi・Kiba) influenced everything since the beginning. Though he called himself a Makai Knight, KIBA was no different to a Horror. KIBA's spirit resides inside what was once a grey colored Makai Armor that's filled with the dark knowledge of Makai Power.


The Three Priestesses/Gulm

Main article:Gulm

Three Priestesses(三神官 San Shinkan) are three ancient priestesses of the Eastern Watchdog Castle, they assumed the forms of three little girls in white angelic clothing. Their names starting from oldest to youngest (left to right) are Keiru(ケイル Keiru), Beru(ベル Beru), and Rosu(ローズ Rōzu) (A pun on Cerberus). Their thoughts are so unified that they sometimes complete each other's sentences in conversations. Centuries ago they were chosen to be the link between Makai and the human world and, in order to work as such, given eternal youth. In a conversation between Jabi and Kouga it's revealed they used to be a single human being, but she split herself into three forms.

They are voiced by Keaki Watanabe (渡辺 けあき Watanabe Keaki)/Fumiko Inoue (井上 富美子 Inoue Fumiko), Anri Okamoto (岡本 杏理 Okamoto Anri)/Machiko Kawana (川名 真知子 Kawana Machiko), and Yukina Kashiwa|柏 幸奈|Kashiwa Yukina}}/Akemi Satō (seiyū))Akemi Satō (佐藤 朱 Satō Akemi). GULM is portrayed by Kimika Yoshino (吉野 公佳 Yoshino Kimika).


Main article:Kodama

Kodama (コダマ, Kodama?) is the "butler" of the Watchdogs, Eurasian in appearance, and his relationship with them is that he is their son.

Kodama is portrayed by Mark Musashi (マーク武蔵, Māku Musashi?).

Makai Entities

Old Woman Tamu

Main Articles: Old Woman Tamu

Old Woman Tamu (タム婆, Tamu Bā?) is a living Makai gateway.

Tamu is portrayed by Toshie Negishi (根岸 季衣, Negishi Toshie?).

The Grou Dragon

Main Articles: The Grou Dragon

The Grou Dragon (グラウ竜, Gurau Ryū?) is the guardian of the Barankas fruit which it produces within its body.

The Grou Dragon is voiced by Masakazu Handa (半田 雅和, Handa Masakazu?).

The Makai Tree

Main Articles: The Makai Tree

The Makai Tree (魔戒樹, Makaiju?) is a tree-like creature that resides in the Makai Forest.

The Makai Tree is voiced by Yukari Okuda (奥田 ゆかり, Okuda Yukari?).


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