First mentioned in Day 161.
Also known as Horseheaded Demon Guard Beast.
Mezuki is a kind of demon with the head of a horse.
It is approximately 4 to 5 meters tall, making it slightly smaller than certain Trolls and Minotaurs. The muscles it possesses greatly increase its armor, while also hiding its inhuman strength. It had horse legs that were as thick as a log, which allowed it to move faster than its appearance suggested. Since it is a boss monster, its vitality is strong, as well.
It won't die easily even if it's disemboweled with a large sword, and it can keep moving even after half of its brain has been destroyed, making it a very difficult monster.
Its outward appearance is closest to a Minotaur, but it specializes in using the Sasumata or Tsukubō , instead of a battle axe. Mezuki always seems to appear with Gozuki, a bull-headed demon that is equipped with living body armor that is shaped like large armor.
While Gozuki are superior in terms of the destructive power of their blows, Mezuki surpass them in terms of speed and like to play with their enemies.
The heavy offensive unleashed by the coordination of these two demons deals a lot of damage and has defeated many adventurers, including those who can make it to the last level of the dungeon.
They are both a strong species to begin with, and they are further strengthened by the effects of the dungeon. I hear that currently they're only taken out about once a month because of their considerable strength.
Hot pot that uses Mezuki meat costs alot.
Was used in the stew that Rou and company ate.
When used as food, it is known as Horseheaded Demon Guard Beast's Chablis Stew.