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Karura (迦楼羅, Garuda) is a god from the anime and manga series "GeGeGe no Kitarō."

Appearance

Personality

In most adaptations, he has a wise and protective-like nature to those that pray for him.

In the fourth anime, he warned humanity's arrogance.

History

Manga

Second Anime

Gyūki appears in episode #15 of the second anime, Gyūki.[1]

Third anime

He appears in episode #42 of the third anime adaptation, Yōkai Gyūki.[2]

Fourth anime

He appears in episode six of the fourth anime adaptation, Runaway! Kitarō-Gyūki. [3]

GeGeGe no Kitarō: Yōkai Sen-Monogatari

Fifth anime

He appears in episode #14 of the fifth anime adaptation, Kitaro Dies?! Gyūki Reborn.[4]

Sixth anime

He appears in episode #22 of the sixth anime adaptation, Berserk!! The Terrifying Yōkai Gyūki.[5]

Abilities

Flight: By using the pair of feathery wings on his back, Karura is able to fly, seemingly without the need to constantly flap them.[5]

Flute Playing: Karura is able to play an alluring tune on his flute, capable of attracting the attention of the Gyūki and making it follow him.[5]

Vanishing: After sealing the Gyūki back in Gyūki Rock and warning the humans to never open it again, he vanishes from sight and presumably goes back to his shrine.[5]

Talisman:

Legend

Karura is an Indian god that sealed away the yōkai Gyūki in Japan centuries ago. His appearances in the series are as the arch-nemesis of the Gyūki and sometimes the Mikoshi-Nyūdō. He is one of the 28 guardians of the 1000-armed Kannon.

Trivia

  • In GeGeGe no Kitarō Yōkai Yōchō, Garuda appeared instead of Karura.

References

  1. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1971): Episode 15
  2. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1985): Episode 42
  3. GeGeGe no Kitarō (1996): Episode 6
  4. GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 14
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 GeGeGe no Kitarō (2018): Episode 22

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