|This article is about a/an ally in the Garo franchise.|
Kaoru is Kouga's pet Makai Dragonfish. During the events of the film Garo: Soukoku no Maryu she became a humanoid named Meru and aided Kouga on his quest through the Promised Land.
After the events of Red Requiem and the defeat of Karma, Rekka gave a Makai Dragonfish to Kouga as a parting gift. She said he could use it to contact her if he ever needed help. Much to Kouga's annoyance and embarrassment, Zaruba named the fish after his girlfriend. During the events of Makai Senki, Kaoru provided a vital role to Kouga in tracking Horrors.
While orignally just a CG effect, as Meru, Kaoru was portayed by Anna Aoi .