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Picture Book (絵本, Ehon?) is the first episode of Garo and the first episode of the Garo Series overall.


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The story opens on Taisuke Taniyama examining the paintings in the storage of his gallery. Upon investigating the sound of a woman giggling, he finds a beautiful painting of a naked woman, which comes to life, possessing his body.

Kaoru Mitsuki wakes up from a dream involving her being saved by a golden knight as a child, before going to the Art Gallery. While she is hanging up posters in the gallery Taisuke Taniyama, now the host for Anglay, attempts to drag her into the storage room. After having a sudden vision of a Horror, Kaoru hurriedly leaves the gallery.

Kaoru recounts her dream to Karune Ryuzaki, her psychologist. She mentions how in her dream, the last page of her fathers picture book is blank. Her dream is thought to be a sympton of anxiety.

Mayu Tsukimoto speaks to Taisuke Taniyama regarding the possibility of her work being displayed in the gallery. Taniyama agrees to discuss this with her before devouring her.

Gonza Kurahashi passes Orders Documents on to Kouga Saejima, which Kouga reads using his Madou Lighter.

Upon arriving at the museum, Kouga's ring, Zaruba, senses that the Horror is there somewhere in the building. At first, Kouga mistakenly thinks that Kaoru is the Horror, before using his Madou Lighter to confirm that she is human. Kouga offers to buy a painting in order to get Kaoru out of the room.

Using the pretense of buying another painting to confirm that Taisuke is the Horror's host, Kouga and Anglay battle. After Kouga defeated the Red Knights summoned by Anglay, the horror disposes of its hosts body, before Kouga summons the Garo armor. Unable to escape the room, Kaoru gets showered in horror blood.

At first, Kouga attempts to kill her, as those stained in the blood of Horrors must be cut down, as it is a law of the Makai Order. When Kaoru faints in terror, Kouga hesitates and decides to spare her, deciding to use her as bait to attract and lure more Horrors to him. When she wakes up, she finds the knight standing next to her in her apartment. She is angered by his threat to kill her as well as ruining her big debut as an artist, only for Kouga to say he was serious about what he said about her painting earlier and that he wants to buy it before leaving.


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  • The scene where Kouga equips his armor and walks toward Anglay is paid homage to in the first episode of The Makai Flower, Fossil, when Kouga's son Raiga dons the armor.

Home Video Release

  • Garo Vol. 1 Blu-Ray disc set

    Garo Season 1 Vol. 1 featured episodes 1-13 on two discs, with English subtitles by Kraken Releasing.


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