Zakuro (柘榴) was a high class demon in the Makai Tournament who vowed to kill Yusuke and Yomi . In the waiting room, he called Yusuke out and threateningly told him that: "I'll kill you." "Them, him (Yomi)." "I'll kill everyone until I win this tournament." In doing so, he believed that he'd have a clear path to victory, and would plunge the Makai into darkness. He was defeated by an unknown demon, by the name of Toboso in the second round. Neither Hokushin, nor Yusuke had knew he'd lost, and neither one could remember his name.
He makes a small cameo in the anime as a member of Hiei's patrol group.