Tareo (タレオ, Tareo) also known as Busaiku (ブサイク, Busaiku) is a child that Garou occasionally talks to.


Tareo is a young boy with dark hair in a bowl cut with an apparent bald spot, a unibrow and large lips. He wears a normal white T-shirt and black shorts.


Tareo is a kind boy who loves heroes and wants to be one when he grows up, even though he admits he is weak and will never achieve his goal. He also is afraid of monsters. He is also slightly naive, talking to Garou, not knowing he is a hero hunter, and providing him the information from his hero guide book.


Tareo and his dog were saved by Saitama from a speeding car. Later, Saitama lectured him on road safety as passersby's marveled at Saitama's amazing feat. After that, he seemingly forgot about Saitama.[1]


Human Monster SagaEdit

Hero Hunt ArcEdit


The destined meeting

Tareo first meets Garou after Garou just beat up three C-Class heroes.[2] Garou asks Tareo for the hero catalog, but Tareo refuses. Garou's interest furthers once he learned that the catalog contained information about monsters as well. Garou ends up reading through the catalog to find out Golden Ball and Spring Mustachio's location.[3]

Monster Raid ArcEdit

Tareo is later seen talking with Garou again. Garou asks him the whereabouts of the S-Class hero Watchdog Man, with the intention of fighting him. However, their conversation is interrupted by an alert about the fight between Senior Centipede, Rafflesidon, and Metal Bat. Garou then tells Tareo to run.[4] Tareo is later at home, when he heard the news that Lightning Genji's, was defeated by the monsters and was frightened by the monster reports.[5]

Monster Association ArcEdit

Tareo and his friends were discussing about how someone has been using their secret hut in a park. When they arrived, Tareo was bullied into entering the hut to tell the person to leave and as he enters the hut, much to his surprise he encounters Garou. Tareo sees Garous gerivious wounds and is petrified. He then explains to Garou that he has to leave the hut, but Garou figures that Tareo was bullied into it.[6] Garou tells Tareo that if he wants to stand up to his friends he has to become strong, which Tareo already knew. Garou then sensed that he was surrounded and asks Tareo for the hero catalogue.[7] Tareo later lends his Hero Association Catalog to Garou.


  • "Busaiku," literally meaning "non-craftsmanship",which refers to the ugliness of his facial figure. In the webcomic, he wears a shirt that reads "THE BUSAIKU."


  1. One-Punch Man Omake; Brushing Up
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 47, page 12
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 48, page 1-4
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 54, page 9-11
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 9
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 80, page 18-24
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 80, page 30-33