The self-declared Moon Bear King is the wretched evil in this story. A nasty piece of work if ever there was one, that proves his odious intent, by spiriting away children and stealing their souls to increase his already vast magical powers.
Kutaro is a young boy, kidnapped by the Moon Bear King and turned into a puppet. The Moon Bear King asks Kurato if he’ll be his friend, forever. Kurato nods but in a rage the Moon Bear King pronounces Kutaro a liar, pulls off his head and swallows it.