Utoque (ウトック, Utokku) is a corpse-like Inga Horror that appears in GARO. Her human host is a prostitute named Kotomi Himigawa (氷見川 琴美, Himigawa Kotomi).


Kotomi, like many possessed by Horror's, was already a fairly sinful individual before being possessed. While her choice in profession might have been born out of desperation, she is shown physically attacking others for their money, suggesting an undue violent streak. As the Horror that approacher her formed a symbiotic bond rather than outright posses her, her pride in her appearance must have been that bad.


A middle-aged prostitute with a violent streak, Kotomi is encountered by Kouga Saejima while he was Horror hunting in a cemetery where she was beating up a man and her competition for their money. After Kouga runs off once deeming her human with his Madō Lighter, Kotomi is quickly possessed by Utoque. But rather than completely destroy her spirit, the Horror forms a symbiosis with Kotomi: making her young and beautiful in return to use her skill to lure men for the Horror to suck their lives out through Kotomi's eyes.

When Kaoru Mitsuki ends up witnesses Kotomi killing her employer as she showed up a bartender job, Utoque is stirred by the Horror blood stigma on the girl, and chases her to the harbor. Unfortunately, Utoque runs into Kouga and ends up being slain by him. Though the Horror is dead, Kotomi is barely alive and pleas Kouga to help her as she resumes her true form. But Kouga explains to Kotomi that she was already dead the moment the Horror possessed her as her body soon disintegrates.


As a human, Kotomi had no special powers or abilities, though she did use a large rock she kept in her purse to use as a weapon. After bonding with the Horror Utoque, she gains his abilities to produce and manipulate tomb stones. When fighting Kouga, not only does she display the superhuman abilities one would expect of a Horror possessed human, she also displays a rather high level of fighting skill, actually getting Kouga into a leg lock despite being unarmed.




Kotomi Himigawa Appearances



  • Utoque is based off a type of Sumerian spirit called an Utukku.