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If I successfully accomplish my duties, I'll get lots of praise and tasty food, right?
— Garu
Biographical information
Birthday28 November (appearance age 18)
OriginKlein Continent
TerritoryDead Zone
General information
Release date24 February 2022
Voice actorKuroi Isamu (黒井勇)
In other languages
Traditional Chinese可爾 / 凱爾 (Kě ěr / Kăi ěr)
Simplified Chinese可尔 / 凯尔 (Kě ěr / Kăi ěr)
EnglishGaru / Karu
Japaneseガル / カイル (Garu / Kairu)
Korean가르 / 케일 (Galeu / Keil)

Garu (Chinese: 可爾 Kě ěr) also known as Karu (Chinese: 凱爾 Kăi ěr) is a character in NU: carnival. He is introduced in Chapter 7.


A magical wolf beast turned man, Garu lives his life out in the wilderness. Both pure and simple of heart, in order not to lose his ability to speak human language during his years in solitude, he started to have conversations with himself. Ultimately, in those wild and unforgiving conditions, he developed a second entirely different personality.[1]


As a wolf spirit, Garu was separated from his pack when a group of humans stole him away. They experimented on him because of the gemstone embedded in his body from birth, leaving him with scars all over his body.[2] At some point, he obtained human form, which erased much of his memories of his time as a spirit. Eventually he was discovered by an old man who found Garu alone in the Dead Zone carrying several small gemstones which burned him to touch.[3]

The old man constructed a collar for his gemstones, and taught him to speak the human tongue.[3] After the old man fell into a river, he got sick and died.[4] Garu was then left to fend for himself in the wilderness as survival became increasingly perilous.

Possessing an innocent heart, Garu desires nothing more than to make new comrades and leave his life of solitude behind. Food has always been scarce in the wilderness, so Garu is easily lured by the smell of freshly roasted meat... or just about anything edible. He might be small in stature, but he always fights his hardest to protect anyone he cares about. He especially looks forward to getting "rewards" in return for his hard work.

After meeting Eiden and becoming his ally, Garu decides he's finally met the master he's been looking for. He's willing to undertake any task Eiden gives him, giving his all to ensure he pleases his new master.

Appearance and personality[edit]

Garu is 168cm tall. He has brown hair and blue eyes. His in-game sprite's eyes turn yellow when his personality changes to Karu, but according to other characters, they look visually indistinguishable. His Moonstone Gemstones are attached to the collar around his neck. His wolf ears and tail have the same brown color as his hair.

Garu's special skill lies in combat. He likes his Master, friends, and tasty food.[5]


Garu is innocent and friendly. He easily charms others with his personality, and although timid at first, he's upfront and honest about his desires. He can be forceful and stubborn when he's worried about the well-being of those he holds dear. Although he considers himself to be less brave than Karu, he can be confident and acts well in a leadership role if it's necessary.


Karu is overconfident and foolhardy. He is determined to become a powerful Yokai worthy of respect and to never be taken advantage of again. He talks down on others and is dishonest about his vulnerabilities and the things he likes. Although he refers to Garu as a fool, he is very protective of him and won't let him come to harm.


ID Name Rarity Type Class Character Image
Wolf Pup Garu
N Water Striker Garu
Human Conquerer Garu
R Light Striker Garu
Wild Wolf Garu
SR Dark Striker Garu
Master's Gift Garu
SSR Dark Striker Garu
Endless Banquet Garu
SSR Light Striker Garu
Howling Cyclone Garu
SSR Light Support Garu
Forgotten Fruit Garu
SSR Water Guardian Garu
Ethereal Guardian Garu
SSR Wood Healer Garu
Binary Starlight Garu
SSR Water Striker Garu
Stampeding Adventurer Garu
SSR Fire Saboteur Garu


Garu's place
Garu's bathroom
at Aster's mansion
Garu's Room
at Aster's mansion
Type Item name
Basic Roast Rabbit
Intermediate Roast Fish
Advanced BBQ Meat


The following is a list of default interaction and home quotes for the character. SR and SSR allies may have additional quotes. Along with contract and battle quotes, they are being listed on each ally page.

Type Quote(s)
Interaction on head Oh... only Master is allowed to touch my ears...
Interaction on torso
  • It feels... so tingly... and a little... strange...
  • H-Human! Who said you could touch that!
Interaction on limbs
  • Fine, I suppose I can let you join my genius master plan to conquer the human race!
  • Just you wait and see! One day, I'll have this body all to myself!
  • You're looking for Karu? He's sleeping right now. He'll be super grouchy if we wake him up!
  • Let me make it clear, this so-called Master is nothing more than the first participant in our 'human trial period'!
  • Actually, Karu is just like me. He loves Master’s scent!
Home greetings
  • If I complete all my tasks, I'll get tons of food and praise, right?
  • Nom nom...
Home dialogues
Master, Master, what's with all this food? And these napkins, baskets, plates... Are there some special guests coming?
When I saw how great the weather is today, I decided I'd invite you out for a picnic, Garu. How about it? Fancy joining me in the great outdoors?
That sounds awesome! I can bring that ball you bought for me, and we can play catch after we've eaten. What do you think?
No problem, just toss it in the picnic basket... Wait, that's the wrong ball! Who knows what kind of trouble we'd get in if we used this outdoors...

Human Slave No. 1, it's time for my mighty comeback. The dish I've prepared this time is sure to enslave your stomach! Then, I'll conquer all of humanity!
A new dish... You can't conquer humanity if they all drop dead, right?
Isn't that obvious? My new dish will give humans all the nutrients they need to live on as I conquer them. Hah, scared to the bone, aren't you?
Erm... If I surrender right now, do I still have to try your new dish...
Eiden's birthday Eiden... just why do humans enjoy celebrating birthdays so much? Tch... I suppose I can give you one of my spare chicken legs.
  • I never used to understand what gramps meant by the "right person"... but after meeting Master, I finally got it. The right person is always right! No matter whether it's giving orders, head rubs or sleeping together, whatever Master wants to do, I wanna do too!
  • So much has happened in the last two years that I could never have imagined back in the Dead Zone... I feel so lucky to have met Master and everyone! And it can only get better from here, right?
  • How did a three-month trial turn into an entire year!? But... since he's performed okay, I suppose I can let him be my slave for another year!
  • Human Slave No. 1, you've done okay these last two years, but if you want to get in my good graces, you should... Oi! I didn't say anything about stroking my head and tickling my chin!


  • Garu does not like pajamas that are restrictive or impede movement. If it is cold, Eiden will wrap him up in clothes or a blanket.
  • Garu's sensitive area is his tail.
  • When Garu showers, he starts by washing his tail.
  • Garu's favourite place in Aster's mansion is the kitchen (to steal Yakumo's cooking).
  • It was only after living with Aster that he started getting more clothes.
    • Aster and Eiden buy clothes for him.


  2. Misty Vale - 08
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 7
  4. Yokai Banquet
  5. The Art of NU: carnival, page 52
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