|Kenichi Kurusu (Young)|
|Kenichi Kurusu (Old)|
Kurusu 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 much like Aomushi rather than being possessed by a Horror is instead a human that was converted directly into a Horror, not unlike the Madō Horrors.
- Some aspects of Kurusu's character such as falling into darkness out of denial from losing a loved one later shared by Banbi in GARO: Fang of God.