The BEST Episodes of Garo
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2019
Network: TV Tokyo
"Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns. But by the blade of Knights, Mankind was given hope." The Makai fight a secret war against the demon forces known as Horrors, evil creatures that manifest themselves through darkness to devour Humanity. On the frontlines are the Makai Knights, given the task of watching over a district and eliminating any Horrors that manifest there. GARO follows the tales of the Knights bearing the title of ‘Golden Knight Garo’, and their duty to vanquish the Horrors and protect Humanity from the darkness.
#1 - Movie
Season 4 - Episode 4
Harima, an old projectionist, is informed by his employer that the theater where he works will be closed and is fired after attacking the man furiously. Distraught with his situation, Harima is possessed by the Horror Ilgishin and kills his former employer by trapping him inside a horror film. Upon being informed of Ilgishin's appearance, Raiga and Mayuri depart to confront it, just as the Horror is about to take another victim. After being trapped into scenes of famous horror films, the Makai Knight manages to strike down the Horror and rescue the man after Zaruba realizes that its weakness is fire.
#2 - Tousei
Season 3 - Episode 17
In this special edition of ‘NEWS TIME with Rivera’, questions are answered, and secrets revealed. Just who is the “Lord” that Rivera is referring to?
#3 - Dining
Season 3 - Episode 7
Dream Garden Hills is a paradise in Volcity. Promising a better quality of life, with free education, healthcare, and rent-free housing, you'd be a fool to turn it down. The only catch to this dream arrangement? You're on the menu.
#4 - Iron Man
Season 4 - Episode 20
After having extinguished some Yin Gates, Crow reminds Orva of his duties as the Phantom Knight to act from the shadows. He soon receives a letter from Meme with orders to defeat a large Horror named Duoct. After sunset, Crow encounters a school girl he believes to be Duoct before she summons the actual Horror to her aid. Raiga soon joins him, but the two find themselves powerless against Duoct. Just before dawn, they hear a voice from within Duoct as the Horror and the school girl leave. Crow recognizes that her school uniform is the same as a school he had passed the previous day, and after arriving he discovers a man attempting to find his missing daughter Saki Mizuno. He tells Crow that she mysteriously disappeared three nights ago when she and her friends were having a courage test in the forest. However, Crow wonders how she could possibly be the Horror's host without having an inner darkness. Later, Duoct attacks Mayuri, and during the fight it is revealed that the Saki who is ordering Duoct around is a Horror posing as her while the real Saki is inside Duoct's body. Crow quickly kills the impostor and Duoct escapes Crow believes that Saki is beyond salvation, but Raiga tells him that he has a plan and wants him on stand-by. Having remembered how his father saved his mother in the past, Raiga meets Duoct and allows the Horror to consume him so he can destroy it from the inside while having the Garo armor form around himself and Saki. After explaining that Saki will awaken with no memory of her ordeal, Raiga tells Crow that he deserves thanks for his role in saving Saki. The next day, Crow watches Saki resume her normal life before assuming his duties as the Phantom Knight.
#5 - Black Fire
Season 1 - Episode 19
After donning their Soul Metal Armor, Garo and Zero have an epic battle with Jabi watching as the two combatants are forced out of their armor. However, before Rei can kill a weakened Kouga, Jabi intervenes and spirits him off to where Kaoru is. After Jabi tells her that Kouga was actually trying to find a way to save her life, a confused Kaoru runs off before Gonza finds her and brings her to the cabin where Kouga spent his childhood. As Kaoru regains her faith in him, after his wounds were tended to, Kouga asks Jabi to help him enter the Forest of Glen. After revealing the legend behind the Horror-eating Makai Knight and the true nature of the Eastern Watchdogs, Jabi proceeds to perform the ritual to send the Horror Daggers into the underworld with his help. However, before she could finish telling Kouga something important, Jabi is seemingly killed by Kodama, the Watchdogs' servant. Kouga attempts to fight the stronger Kodama as they fight for the Horror blades. Rei arrives, but is unable to send the Horror Blades to the other side as they turn into a giant Horror. Neither Garo and Zero could harm the titanic Horror as the Horror-eating Makai Knight appears and absorbs the beast before taking his leave.
#6 - Wizard Water
Season 2 - Episode 13
After Kouga and Leo finish a training session, Zaruba spontaneously combusts. Kouga calls Jabi to help, who goes off to repair Zaruba, but the man in the red mask appears before her and attacks.
#7 - Era
Season 2 - Episode 24
The Makai Knights defeat Ganon, but Kouga still must honor his contract with Gajari. On his way home with Leo, someone arrives to greet him.
#8 - War
Season 3 - Episode 18
Now branded as criminals, Ryuga and his companions go after the master of the Madou Horrors. Knowing they're walking into a trap, can they survive long enough to get answers?
#9 - Hope
Season 3 - Episode 19
The group has been separated. Now blinded and held in solitary confinement by SG-1, Ryuga attempts to escape and recover the Garo-Ken.
#10 - Mother
Season 3 - Episode 20
Ryuga is reunited with the group, and meets a long lost Makai Priestess. The horrific past of the Master of Madou Horrors is revealed.
#11 - Gold
Season 3 - Episode 23
As the Makai Knights go to confront Sonshi, Burai heads for Zedom's crypt, aiming to quench the Horror's fury.
#12 - Fossil
Season 4 - Episode 1
Ages ago, an evil Demon Beast known as Eyrith was sealed into a stone slate by Makai Priests using nine other Horrors as foundation stones. In the present day, the slate was uncovered and while being exposed at a museum, it is unsealed by a mysterious figure, and one of the Horrors possesses the body of the security guard Sekiya who has been watching over the museum that night. Meanwhile, an unknown woman wakes up from a grave at an unknown location. At the Saezima estate, Raiga Saezima is informed about Eyrith's advent and that a magic tool is being sent from the Senate to assist him. Raiga then starts his investigation with Zaruba when the mysterious woman meets Sekiya and starts trailing him. When night falls, Sekiya confronts the woman and just as he is about to attack her, Raiga appears to confront him, revealing himself as the current Garo. Zaruba then identifies Sekiya as the Horror Azdab who attempts to flee, but is slayed by Garo before he can go. Instead of being sealed into the Garoken, Azdab is transformed into a small stone and the woman introduces herself as Mayuri, the person mentioned in the letter from the Senate. When Raiga asks her about the magic tool he was entrusted to, Mayuri seals the stone into her own body, revealing that the magic tool in question is actually herself.
#13 - Dining Table
Season 4 - Episode 10
Raiga is informed of the advent of the Horror Granda, but despite knowing the location, it is uncertain when it will appear, and thus Raiga and Mayuri leave to stand guard for its arrival. Before leaving, Raiga suggests to Gonza that he take the day off, but the butler offers some sandwiches for them to eat, and Mayuri claims that she cannot tell him how good it is because as a magic tool, she has no sense of taste. Gonza then spends his break with his old friend Anna. While out with her, Gonza expresses to Anna his attachment to Mayuri and his will to make her smile. Anna then suggests that he make Mayuri the special soup of the Saezima family. Elsewhere, Granda finally manifests itself and Mayuri recognizes it as one of the Horrors from the slate, but it still does not carry Eyrith's seed. As the Horror is defeated by Raiga and sealed by Mayuri, Gonza finishes cooking the soup, but feels it is not enough to please Mayuri until he has a plan. After Mayuri and Raiga return home, Gonza serves them the soup, and remembering how Mayuri smiled for a while while looking at a Makai painting, he asks Anna, who made the painting, to make a magic drawing on the plate, and she smiles just as Gonza expected. Gonza mentions that the soup is a special recipe exclusive to the members of the Saezima family, implying that he recognizes her as a part of it.
#14 - Boy
Season 4 - Episode 17
It is Raiga's birthday and as Gonza explains to Mayuri and Crow that making the cake is one of the duties Kaoru left to him, Raiga dreams about of the events that took place four years after his parents' disappearance. Injuring himself while training, Raiga met a Makai Priestess who heals while warning him of weak Makai Knights getting killed. Back at home, Gonza asks Raiga which cake he wants for his birthday party, but he refuses to celebrate it. Later at night, Raiga is visited by Rei Suzumura, who tests his strength before taking him on a Horror hunt. After Raiga correctly deduces that a woman sitting in the park is a Horror's vessel, on the grounds that she was reading in the dark, Rei lends the boy a Madō Lighter to have him handle her. Once he exposes the Horror, with Rei watching from afar, Raiga emulates Rei's fighting style against the Horror before she overpowers him. Luckily, Rei intervenes and forces the Horror into her true form before slaying the monster in front of Raiga. Soon after, Rei presents Raiga the choice to live a normal life or take the dangerous path of a Makai Knight as his apprentice. Raiga accepts and the two resume the Horror hunt. The next day, Raiga meets the Makai Priestess on the way home, thanking her for her help before giving her a present while learning someone dear to her has embarked on a dangerous journey. Upon returning home, Rei explains to a worried Gonza that he promised Kouga to train Raiga once he turned 10 and, as Raiga sleeps while they finished the preparations for the boy's birthday, Rei informs the butler that he will search for Kouga and Kaoru once their son's training is complete. Raiga then reminisces celebrating his birthday with Gonza and Rei and upon awakening at the present time, he does so with Gonza, Mayuri, and Crow as well.
#15 - Watchdog
Season 4 - Episode 22
Recognizing the figure, Crow gives chase after the figure left while leaving a foreboding message that everything will begin soon. Raiga, after sending Mayuri home, approaches Jiiru and learns the mysterious man to be a Makai Knight of the Senate named Eiji Busujima. Raiga also learns that Busujima is the holder of the title Giru the Evil Bone Knight and is Crow's mentor. Though he refuses to accept Crow may have spying for Busujima, Raiga agrees that finding Busujima and sealing Eyrith is essential while asking for Mayuri's freedom once it is over. At the same, sensing Eyrith entering its final Horror host, Mayuri leaves Saezima Manor to find it. Eventually, after a confrontation with his mentor, Crow finds Raiga and tells him that Busujima needs Eyrith to bring back someone from the dead. While it would be impossible, Crow remembered the first time he met Mayuri while under Busujima and that his mentor mentioned it is possible she can also seal human souls. The two Makai Knights realize Mayuri is targeted by Busujima and attempt to find her. However, after knocking out the Ady Slate Horror Jienda, Busujima captures Mayuri and proceeds to extract Eyrith's seed from Jienda. Awakened as a result, the Makai Knight promising to allow the Horror to bloom, Eyrith agrees to grant Busujima's wish to bring back his lover as she uses a strain of the woman's hair to produce her body in her root. But Mayuri consciously opens her gate to enable Raiga and Crow to pinpoint her location with the contained Horror essence. However, leaving Mayuri with Eyrith, Busujima confronts Raiga and Crow to keep them from preventing the revival of his beloved Akari: The Makai Priestess that Raiga met as a child.
#16 - Taiga
Season 1 - Episode 12
Gonza and Zaruba reflect on Kouga's growth as a knight, remembering him training with his father, Taiga. Out one night with his father, they encounter a Horror, with Taiga becoming Garo to destroy it. Later, Kouga witnesses his father dying at the hands of what he thought to be a Horror, though it is actually a figure named Barago. Kouga trains for years to be able to use the Garoken and fight as the new Garo, eventually becoming the man he is today.
#17 - Nightmare
Season 1 - Episode 14
While resting, Zero dreams of his past with Shizuka and their ill father, both of whom were murdered by an armoured figure who he comes to believe was Garo. Waking up in the present, Zero finds Kaoru visiting him but drives her away. Summoned by the Eastern Watchdogs, Zero is ordered by them to support Kouga in sealing a gateway and slaying the 100 Horrors within it. They enter the Demon Realm and eventually destroy the gateway's energy source, but Zero still has his doubts about Garo's part in his step family's murder.
#18 - Mask
Season 2 - Episode 16
A Makai Knight is killed right in front of Rei and Leo says goodbye to Kaoru as she gets the final inspiration for her picture book. Rei and Kouga go hunting for the creature that killed a Makai Knight when they find the man in the red mask, and his identity soon becomes known.
#19 - Beast Herd
Season 2 - Episode 18
Kouga wants to figure out if Leo really is Red Mask; Makai Priests all over are turning on the Makai Knights.
#20 - Golden
Season 2 - Episode 23
Ganon has awakened. It's now up to Kouga, his friends, and an army of Makai Priests to stop it.
#21 - Gold Wave
Season 3 - Episode 2
Mysterious disappearances surround Kaneshiro Construction manager Masahiko Washizu, a man said to be able to forge any contract, no matter the odds. Ryuga finds himself hunted down by the Volcity Security Force, SG-1.
#22 - Dream
Season 3 - Episode 4
While investigating Tousei—the estranged fourth son of the Kaneshiro family—Captain Enhou runs into Ryuga, who is on the trail of a Horror with the ability to jump into radios.
#23 - Nightmare
Season 3 - Episode 5
Captain Enhou finds her dreams tormented since witnessing a Horror attack for the first time. But what is real and what is part of the nightmare?
#24 - Sonshi
Season 3 - Episode 9
Kazami goes to Rivera for help publicising the existence of Horrors. The mysterious figure working with the Madō Horrors springs his trap.
#25 - Trap
Season 3 - Episode 12
In order to detect the Madou Horrors, Burai needs to obtain a sample of one. With a lead that there may be one at the TV station, Rian is sent undercover.