Raikou 2
Golden Knight Garo (黄金騎士・牙狼(ガロ)Ogon Kishi Garo)
Garo Crimson ver.
Family: Minamoto no Yorinobu (half-brother)

Raiko is a Makai Knight, inheriting title and armor of Golden Knight Garo and protagonist in GARO: The Crimson Moon. His actual name is Minamoto no Yorimitsu (源 頼光).

Personality & CharacterEdit

Raikou is shown to be somewhat impulsive and naive, though deeply devoted to his duty as a Makai Knight to slay Horrors and protect people.

Skills & AbilitiesEdit

Tools & WeaponsEdit

  • Garo Ken
A sword wielded by all Golden Knights. In normal conditions when Raikou possesses the sword, the Sword of Garo appears to be a plain light short katana.
  • Garo
Donning the armor of Garo the Golden Knight, Raiko possesses all the strength and weaknesses of his predecessors that include the 99.9-second time limit.


Prior to events of the series, Yorimitsu was exiled from his home at a young age in a bid to have the Garo armor pass to his half-brother Yorinobu, therefore putting the Golden Knight in the hands of the corrupt aristocrats. But the title of Garo ended up with Yorimitsu and he wandered the wilderness before he was found by the Makai Priestess Seimei in his armor's Lost Soul Beast form while covered in Horrors. Though Seimei manages to free Raikou while placing a seal on Zaruba to prevent the Makai Knight from using his armor without her permission, Raikou lost all memory of his life before being found by the Makai Priestess but gradually remembers his old life.

Pics GalleryEdit


  • Raikou is based on real-life historical figure Minamoto no Yorimitsu, also known as Minamoto no Raikō. Raikou served a regent of the Fujiwara clan and is well known for taking violent measures that the Fujiwara were themselves unable to take, usually accompanied by his four legendary retainers: Watanabe no Tsuna, Sakata no Kintoki, Urabe no Suetake, and Usui Sadamitsu. Yorimitsu is also featured in many Japanese folk tales like the legend of Shuten Douji and the tale of the Tsuchigumo.

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