Garu is a twelve-year-old boy. He is one of the main characters in the Pucca series. He is a skilled, shy, and quite serious-natured ninja who is the best friend of Abyo and the titular character's unrequited love interest. To Pucca's frustration, however, he rarely returns any form of affection and always tries to escape Pucca's attempts to kiss him.


Garu is the only person that seems to realize that he is not actually Pucca's boyfriend, while everybody else thinks that Garu returns the same feelings that Pucca has displayed for him. Garu can sometimes be mean, callous and even a bit selfish to other characters (including his close friends and Pucca), though he usually makes it up to them whenever he has gone too far. Despite trying to avoid Pucca's advances toward him, Garu's feelings toward her are shown to be strongly platonic. Interestingly enough, one can come to separate conclusions about Garu's true feelings, depending on which series one chooses to follow. In the original Flash cartoons, it was suggested that Pucca and Garu were a couple, and he occasionally gave her boxes of chocolate and other amorous gifts. In one episode, he melted down his beloved sword to make a little ring for her, and in another, he left a rose on her windowsill. The TV series, on the other hand, has shown that he does care about her as a friend. He has openly admired her combat skills more than once, but is almost immediately driven off by her lovey-dovey forcefulness. Garu is capable of superhuman athletics and endurance (i.e. such as running around the entire world without tiring), although Pucca still manages to get the best of him. Much like Pucca, he does not talk at all in the TV series, continuing to only use the grunting sounds from the Flash cartoons. It is briefly mentioned in the TV series that he has taken a vow of silence. Garu has been shown to almost immediately accept a quest if told it will bring him "great honor." The reason for this, although never revealed in the TV series, most likely stems from one of Garu's ancestors bringing dishonor upon his family.

Physical Appearance

Garu, like many ninjas, dresses in black. He is a 12-year old boy. According to official sources, he is 5'0" (152 cm) in height. He has the same height as Pucca. On his ninja jumpsuit is a large red heart. Garu is often referred to as a 'pretty boy' or 'handsome' and has attracted several females over the course of the show. He also has a smart and loyal cat named Mio.



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Pucca (TV Series)
Heroes and Allies: PuccaYaniGaruMioAbyoChingMaster SooUncle DumplingHoLinguiniDadaSsosoDestinySanta Claus

Villains: TobeTobe's NinjasChiefClownShamanMuji • Muji's Zombies • Ring Ring • Yuni • Doga • Black Powder • Cat Clan • Lazlo Gozalotovish • Tex Lugie and Sloppy Sue • Australian Man • Hottie • Master Hiel Kikyu • Master Mel • Master Loo
Others: Policeman BruceChang • Master Soo's Maidens • Hai-Tais • Goblins • Kua • Heidi • Emily • Cupid • Easter Bunny • Father Time • Baby New Year

Season One: "Funny Love Eruption / Noodle Round the World / Ping Pong Pucca" • "A Force of Won / Chef Slump / House of Doom" • "The Cursed Tie / Chicken Spots / Flower Power" • "Cat Toy / Let's Go Fly a Ninja / Gone with the Noodles" • "Them Bones / Ghost of a Kiss / The Usual Ching" • "Treasure of the Comfy Sofa / Snow Ninjas / Slam Bam Birthday Bash" • "The Sooga Showdown / Scenes from a Maul / Up from the Depths" • "Dream On / Armor Plated Love / Catnapped" • "Invisible Trouble / High Voltage Ninjas / Ninjail Birds" • "Tis the Season for Revenge / Northern Lights Out / Secret Santa" • "Rootin' Tootin' Ninjas / Special Delivery / Ninjitsu for Dummies" • "Misplaced Face / Swiss Kiss / Big Top Bang Bang" • "No Year's Eve / Noodle to the Stars / Ring Ring's Party Favors" • "Ninjasaurus / Unfortunate Cookies / On Thin Ice" • "Matinee Mayhem / Feud Fight / Dance, Pucca, Dance" • "Evil Love / A Better Boyfriend / Prince Not So Charming" • "A Leg Up / Surf Ninjas / The Shirtless Avenger" • "And the Band Played Rong / Tobe's Nighttime Troubles / Datin' and Dumplins" • "Oh the Bells! / Lumberjacked / Autograph This!" • "Man of the Tree House / Spainful / Romancing the Clone" • "Tokyo a Go-Go / Ninja License / Four-Alarm Fire" • "The Ring Ring Touch / Garu of the Jungle / Peace Out" • "Itsy Bitsy Enemy Within / Puccahontas / Sooga Size Me" • "Little Miss Sooga / Gold Medal Garu / Cat Scratch Fever" • "Garu Down Under / Woolen Warrior / A Close Shave" • "Soap Opera / The Choo-Choo Trouble / Pucca Goes Dutch"

Season Two: "Puccapatra / Knock it Off! / Trial by Fury" • "Unsinkable Pucca / Break My Day / Samba of Doom" • "Pucca's Fishy Tale / Invincible Vengeance / Dragon Player" • "Chop Chewie / Janitaurus / Stop That Yang" • "Monster Truck Island / Astral Boy and Dream Girl / Hex Door Neighbor" • "Chefnapped!" • "Enter the Dragon Girls / Hot and Bothered / Stuck on Goo" • "Hooray for Bollywood / He Loves Me Not / 4 Eyes - 2 Minds" • "Ching it On / Striking Out / Tomb it May Concern" • "Fab Abyo / The Bride of Muji / Full Moon Pucca" • "It's a Ring Ring Thing / Jingle Cans / Garu Hood" • "Cuckoo Love / Double 'A' Attack / Super Sooga Squad" • "Tame That Toon / Abra-Ca-Pucca / Skip to My Loo"

Sooga Village • Goh-Rong Restaurant • Turtle Training Hall • Ssoso Palace • Tobe Base