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Ayame is a wolf youkai princess, grandaughter of the well-respected leader of a tribe allied with Koga's. She claims to be Koga's fiancee, though he says he doesn't remember any such thing.

Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (JP), Natalie Walters (EN), Patricia Acevedo (LA SP), Eleonora Leti (IT)


     Akitoki Hojo
The ancestor of Hōjō, one of Kagome's classmates whom Inyasha's group have run into from time to time.

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Jp), Benjamín Rivera (LA SP), Matt Smith (En)

  • Accidental Pervert: Accidentally stumbled upon Kagome and Sango while they were bathing.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Yet another suitor who's smitten with Kagome (which was even speculated by her when she saw Hojo's family history and noticed someone with the name "Kagome" on it) but notices that she and Inuyasha have feelings for each other. The Kagome on the family tree was another woman whom Akitoki had fallen for after leaving the group. It wasn't even her real name (it's Suzuka), he had requested she change it.
  • The Klutz: Is undeniably clumsy.
  • Naked First Impression: His first encounter Kagome and Sango while they're bathing in a hot spring, but neither of them knew he was there.
  • Sixth Ranger: Well somewhat, he lacks fighting skills but fits in quite well with the group.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Delivers one to Hoshiyomi about human nature and how it makes them strong.

     Botan and Momiji

A sibling duo of rookie mikos who are duped by Tsubaki into attacking Inuyasha's group in the anime.

Voiced by: Chinami Nishimura (Botan, JP) and Shiho Kikuchi (Momiji, JP), Nicole Bouma (Botan, EN) and Alexandra Carter (Momiji, EN); María Fernanda Morales (Botan, LA SP) and Patricia Acevedo (Momiji, LA SP)

    Izumo/Gyu Oh
An half demon who's cursed to turn into an ox demon every night. He's trying to create artificials Shikon Jewels to cure his status.

Voiced by: Hiroshi Matsumoto (JP), Lee Tockar (EN), Alberto Caneva [Izumo] and Roberto Draghetti [Gyu Oh] (IT)

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the English dub he's portrayed as a full-fledged villain, while in the original dub is clear that he's just driven by his madness.
  • Carry a Big Stick: As Gyu Oh wields a wooden club embedded with fake Shikon Jewels.
  • Genius Bruiser: Oxen and bovine creatures are usually portrayed as dumb or stupid, but Gyu Oh is far from this stereotype, as he managed to built several artificial (though weaker) Shikon Jewels.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-bull demon. Unlike most other half-demons in the series, his father was the human and his mother the demon.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He ingests a large quantity of his fake Shikon Jewels to go One-Winged Angel and fight Inuyasha, but the toxic properties of the fakes end up killing him by sunrise.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: A more radical variation.
  • A Load of Bull: He's a minotaur
  • Tragic Monster: Izumo is genuinely a good person, but, y'know, turning into a savage bull demon every single night will probably be bad for your sanity.

A moth demon and the brother of Gatenmaru.

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP)

Once a powerful ninja demon, he was in love with Tsukiyomi, a human woman. However, he was possessed by the dark powers of the Naginata of Kenkon, forged by Kaijimbo, and turned evil.

Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (JP), Michael Dobson (EN), Giuliano Bonetto (IT), Salvador Delgado (Latin America)


Hoshiyomi's girlfriend, and a powerful Magical Girl Warrior in her own right. She was a demon hunter who nevertheless managed to "tame" Hoshiyomi and form a Battle Couple with him. However, tragedy struck and Hoshiyomi was consumed by the demonic energy from his Evil Weapon.

Voiced by: Yuri Amano (JP), Maryke Hendrikse (EN), Laura Torres (Latin America)

    The Four Ninja Demons 
The four demons serving Hoshiyomi, they're named and based after the Four Gods of the Si Ling. They're Seiryu (a snake demon), Suzaku (bird demon), Byakko (tiger demon) and Genbu (turtle demon).

  • Mesa Crowd: They're capable of creating clones of themselves.
  • Ninja: All of them
  • One-Winged Angel: Suzaku turns into a giant red bird, Byakko becomes a sort of tiger man, Genbu grows a turtle shell on his back. The only exception is Seiryu, who grows dark green hair.
  • Panthera Awesome: Byakko.
  • Red Baron: Suzaku of the Flower, Byakko of the Snow, Seiryu of the Moon and Genbu of the Darkness.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Seiryu and Genbu.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Suzaku towards Hojo and Seiryu towards Sango.

     Sara Asano

A princess that fell for Sesshomaru when he slaughtered the army that was attacking her family. However, after tragedy strikes and she is totally broken, she returns with a darker purpose.

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Tabitha St. Germain (EN)


The leader of the Panther Devas and daughter of the Panther King who was the swore enemy of Inuyasha's father. She sets out to revive her father with her fellow siblings in the hope of conquering the land.

Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Jp), Alison Matthew (En)

  • An Ice Person: Uses ice and freezing attacks
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Distaff Counterpart: Her personality and attitude are reminiscent of early-series Sesshōmaru.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She genuinely loves her family and was distraught by their father sacrificing them to revive himself.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After seeing her father sacrifice his own family to revive himself. As well as Sesshōmaru, whom she's been mocking through the story arc, revive her siblings. She decides to call off the feud as there nothing to fight over anymore.
  • Pointy Ears: As with most human looking demons
  • Smug Snake: Pretty much, mostly due to seeing Sesshomaru lacking an arm and Inuyasha and his father being dead while hers is just sealed away.

     Panther Devas 

Shunran, Karan, and Shūran. Tōran's siblings who command the remnants of the Panther Tribe.

Voiced by: Shunran: Yuki Masuda (Jp), Jocelyne Lowen (En)
Karan: Yoko Teppozuka (Jp), Maggie Blue O'Hara (En)
Shuran: Masaya Takatsuka (Jp), Scott Logie (En)



Sister of Manten and Hiten. She challenges Shippo to a duel to avenger her brothers.

Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani (Jp), Rebecca Shoichet (En)

  • Arch-Enemy: To Shippo whom she thinks killed her brothers.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She's no older then Shippo.
  • Easily Forgiven: While Shippo didn't kill her brothers as she'd thought, Inuyasha did. This doesn't seem to be a problem once her little spat with Shippo is resolved.
  • Foe Yay: She apparently develops a crush on Shippo after he gives her the crayons they were fighting over.
  • Harmless Villain: Nowhere near the level of her older brothers.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Shippo and the others didn't know this until Kagome started hugging her.
  • You Killed My Brothers: Mistakenly believes Shippo did this.


The Big Bad of the first Movie, a powerful moth demon from Asia, but he and his father were defeated by Inuyasha's father and sealed inside the Tree of Ages. Released by a fragment of the Shikon Jewel, he's now back with revenge.

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Jp), Vincent Gale (En)

     Ruri and Hari 
Menomaru's servants who aid in his evil plan.

Ruri voiced by: (Ruri) Hekiru Shiina (Jp), Venus Terzo (En)
Hari voiced by: Tomoko Kawakami (Jp), Lalania Lindjberg (En)

  • Assimilation Backfire: Ruri copies Miroku's Wind Tunnel for her own use, and this hits her hard when she later deliberately expands it with a knife to gain an edge over Miroku, only to quickly lose control of it and be consumed.
  • The Beastmaster: Hari who takes control of Kirara and turns her against Sango.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Ruri really should have done more research on the Wind Tunnel before she copied it.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Hari ends up getting this via Sango's boomerang. Doesn't quite kill her but her master going One-Winged Angel and sucking in souls at the worst possible time does the trick.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ruri who tries to even the deadlock against Miroku's Wind Tunnel by expanding hers. However she winds up losing control and ends up sucked into it.
  • Moral Myopia: Hari sees the beasts she commands as her slaves, to be used or disposed of at her whim. When Menomaru takes her soul when he feels that she is no longer useful, Hari becomes heartbroken, begging her master for a second chance as she dies.
  • Power Copying: Ruri who copies Miroku's Wind Tunnel for her own.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Hari sees the beasts under her command as nothing but slaves, to be used or disposed of as she sees fit. If they break her control or are rendered helpless, she kills them without a second thought. Hari herself becomes a victim of this trope when her own master steals her soul to power himself, apparently having decided that she was no longer useful to him.

    Princess Kaguya
The Big Bad of the second movie. The legendary maiden found in a bamboo stalk, this one is actually a powerful demon who devoured the real Princess and disguised as her. Confined inside a mirror, she's freed by Kanna and Kagura and tries to bring forth the "Eternal Night".

Voiced by: Mieko Harada (Jp), Nicole Oliver (En)

  • Affably Evil: Most of the time...
  • Barrier Warrior: Can make barriers capable of repelling attacks.
  • Benevolent Boss: She's pretty nice to both Kanna and Kagura. Before she betrays and imprisons them anyway. Even then, she's still nicer than Naraku who outright murders or sacrifices them in the end.
  • Big Bad: Of the second movie.
  • Conspicuous CGI: Her "smoke blob form" is the most overt example in probably all of anime. It consists a total of EIGHT polygons!
  • Cool Sword: Makes a giant golden sword out of her hairpin.
  • The Corrupter: She almost manages to permanently transform Inuyasha into his demon form.
  • Dark Action Girl: One of the strongest in the series
  • Dead Person Impersonation: It's not the real Princess Kaguya. She's a demon who's long since killed her and just took her name and form.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: After her Evil Costume Switch.
  • Evil Costume Switch: When she appears for the first time, she wears the typical Yamato Nadeshiko style dress. After revealing her true nature, she dons a skimpier outfit complete with cape and breast bands.
  • Evil VS Evil: The promo materials made it look like she might be yet another one of Naraku's mooks. They most certainly are not friends, though in the scheme of the movie, she's the bigger threat.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates half-demons even more than your typical youkai.
  • Green Thumb: She can grow flora like Menomaru, but uses it for more combative uses,
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: During her true form.
  • It's All About Me: Unlike other villains, she's overwhelmingly selfish in her goal (namely, ruling over a world where the time is frozen and nothing is alive.)
  • Manipulative Bitch: No Naraku by any means, but is still very manipulative
  • No Body Left Behind: Deprived of the Celestial Robe, she's hit by Inu Yasha's attack and turns into a handful of cherry blossoms.
  • Noodle Incident: It's implied she had an old score with Naraku in the past, but it is never elaborated upon. All that is known is that they were both enemies of Miroku's grandfather, and whatever grudge they had with each other was serious enough for Naraku to fake his own death simply to lure her out of hiding.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Naraku at the end, naturally.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Was sealed in a mirror. She spend the first part of the movie still inside it.
  • Time Stands Still: The effects of the Eternal Night.
  • Vain Sorceress

The Big Bad of the third movie. Literally "Fang of the Gathering Clouds", was a demonic sword owned by Inu Yasha's father, and more powerful than Tenseiga or Tessaiga, having the ability to summon 100 dead souls from hell. Is the main villain in the third movie, manipulating the actions of Inu Yasha and later Takemaru.

  • Big Bad: Of the third movie.
  • Body Horror: When possessing Inuyasha, it sprouts tentacles that pierce his hand and anchor it to the hilt.
  • Combat Tentacles: Grows some on Inu Yasha while trying to possess him.
  • Demonic Possession: Inflict this on everyone who holds it.
  • Evil Weapon: Unlike Tenseiga and Tessaiga, this sword is extremely evil.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He attempts to manipulate people by playing on their greatest resentments. He succeeds in doing this with Takemaru and uses him as a host.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Can raise the corpses of a hundred people and demons.
  • One-Winged Angel: Develops a self-reliant body for itself after Takemaru lets go of his anger and dies in peace when he realizes that Izayoi wanted him to live and that he always loved her.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can
  • Unholy Nuke: Gokuryuuha ( Hell Dragon Wave, "Dragon Twister" in the dub).

Secondary antagonist of the third movie, he was a samurai lord who was crazy jealous of Izayoi, Inu Yasha's mother, and tried to kill her. He's resurrected as a wraith by So'unga, so that the sword may have a wielder.

Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (Jp), Jonathan Holmes (En)

  • Alas, Poor Villain
  • Came Back Wrong: Resurrected as a yuurei.
  • The Dragon: To So'Unga.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was a highly skilled samurai before being brought back as a Nigh Invulnerable zombie.
  • Evil Weapon
  • Healing Factor: Thanks to his new form he can regenerate at will.
  • Heart Broken Badass: He was in love with Izayoi but she instead fell in love with the Inu no Taisho.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Ends up being killed finally by Inuyasha, who he had attempted to kill before birth.
  • Hopeless Suitor: In love with Izayoi but couldn't have her as she was in love with the Inu no Taisho.
  • Horned Humanoid
  • If I Can't Have You...: He kills Izayoi after he realizes that she will never love him. Also probably to kill the child she is giving birth to. He looks back when he realizes he failed in killing the child when he hear his first cries but doesn't have time to finish the job after the father storms in.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He always loved Izayoi dearly and never resented her. He is able to die in peace when he realizes this.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Seriously, he nearly killed Inuyasha's mother just because she loved a demon.
  • Master Swordsman: Capable of taking on Sesshomaru in a fair fight.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "In the heat of the moment" This suits him perfectly.
  • Noodle Incident: We don't know the precise nature of his relationship with Izayoi. It's possible they were more than just associates since she seems to have cared enough about him to try and save him from the wrath of the Inu no Taisho(her own husband), who she knows he is no match against.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Villainous Valour: Even as he's dying, he fights the great dog demon to the death in a burning house. He was probably powered by his jealousy over Izayoi's feelings for the great dog demon.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He attempts to kill Izayoi probably also in an effort to kill her child before it can be born. He also is willing to kill Rin and Kagome since they remind him of Izayoi.

    The Shitoshin
The main villains of the Fourth Movie. The Shitoshin (Four War Gods) were four powerful great demon lords that invaded Horaijima but got their power source removed, forcing them to stay on the island. The four members are (again) based on the Four Guardian Gods and are named Ryuura (Dragon), Kyora (Phoenix), Jura (Tiger) and Goura (Turtle).

Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna [Ryuura], Takeshi Kusao [Jura], Nobuo Tobita [Kyora], Tadahisa Saizen [Goura] (Jp), Kristian Ayre [Ryuura], Jason Simpson [Jura], Ted Cole [Kyora], Ward Perry [Goura] (En)

     Kikyo Clone

A clone of Kikyo who had been hibernating in an artificial womb for 50 years. She was created from a blood sample taken from the real Kikyo 50 years prior to the events of the movie to do the Shitoshin's bidding. She is a soulless body with no will of her own. She is unleashed to seduce and kill InuYasha but is easily taken out by the real Kikyo.

Video Games

The protagonist of the DS game "Secret of the Divine Jewel."

    Michiru/Kaname Kururugi

The protagonist of the PS2 game Secret of the Cursed Mask.

  • Audience Surrogate: Oh heck yes, and a rather awesome example, at that. He/she quickly becomes very useful thanks to the Shikigami powers and is integral in solving some of the major problems that come up (for example, one of his/her powers is essential to taking away enemy barriers so attacks will actually damage them). He/she's the "player character". Not to mention that given that Kururugi can "hook up" with one of the members of the group, he/she's also a "fanboy/fangirl surrogate". Although that last part's kind of spoiled during the ending when Kururugi is sent back to the modern era...unless it's Kagome's ending, since of course Kagome lives in the modern era as well, so they can meet up pretty quickly.
  • But Now I Must Go: How his/her story arc ends.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Since Kururugi must rely on the powers of Shikigami in order to use any of his/her moves, every attack gets its own phrase.
  • Canon Name: The default names of the male and female Kururugi are Michiru and Kaname respectively.
  • Character Development: When Kururugi is first sent to the Feudal era, he/she's a fish out of water and is upset that there are no supermarkets around and his/her cell phone doesn't work. Then he/she is granted "Shikigami" powers, and eventually develops into a brave warrior in his/her own right. Also, in another example albeit a more minor case, Kururugi eventually learns (through his/her optional "romance" arc should the player choose to become especially close to a specific member of the group) to be more true to his/her feelings.
  • Guide Dang It!: It's possible for Kaname (and not Michiru, since he isn't gay or bisexual) to end up with Sesshomaru of all people... but that requires a convoluted effort to not only not build up much affection with the other group members but also to do all the Sesshomaru events in the right order when you get them so you don't miss any. And at one point you have to choose to worry about Rin instead of your friends, but the impact of the choice isn't apparent right away. You'll only know you're on the right track if the "profile picture" on your save file suddenly has Sesshomaru's picture on it instead of one of the group members' pictures.
    • On the other hand, it can be surprisingly easy to get the Sesshomaru ending, even if you wanted to get a different ending. All that's required is to worry about Rin and trigger the random event on the road to Castle Town when it's available towards the end of the game; seeing the other random events involving Sesshomaru is not necessary.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Because the player can change Kururugi's first name, said first name is never uttered during audible dialogue. As shown in the opening cutscene, s/he's apparently on a Last-Name Basis with his/her friends.
  • Level-Up at Intimacy 5: Michiru/Kaname Kururugi can learn more "team-up" techniques depending on which member of the group Kururugi chooses to spend his/her days off with. (This is also indirectly how the others learn different "team-up" techniques, since if Kururugi pairs up with one of the group, the rest of the group must then pair up with different people for their days off).
  • Nice Guy\Nice Girl
  • Schrödinger's Player Character: Some plot details change slightly depending on whether you pick Michiru, the boy, or Kaname, the girl. For example, the senior citizen "Kakuju" whom you meet early in the game is an old woman if you pick Michiru, and an old man if you pick Kaname, so Kakuju is always the opposite sex of whomever you pick as the player character. Likewise, if you pick Michiru, the antagonist "Utsugi" turns out to be a man, and it's a fake person who looks like your identical ancestor. Utsugi is also your identical ancestor (not really) if you pick Kaname, but Utsugi is female instead. So unlike Kakuju, Utsugi is always the same sex as whomever you pick as the player character. This is a major plot point; you find out near the end of the game that Kakuju and the real Utsugi were lovers, but Utsugi died and Kakuju created fake versions instead. And since the real Utsugi is your identical ancestor, this is why both Kakuju and Utsugi are each a different sex depending on whom you pick.
  • Squishy Wizard: S\He serves as this to the group.
  • Took a Level in Badass


The Big Bad of Secret of the Cursed Mask alongside Naraku, and the one responsible for Kururugi's arrival in the feudal era. Like Kururugi, his/her gender is chosen by the player.

For the sake of clarity, Utsugi will not be referred to by any gender-specific pronouns.

  • Artificial Human: Utsugi is actually a Hitogata, an enchanted clay doll created in the image of the real Utsugi.
  • Big Bad: Part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with Naraku.
  • Blood Knight: In their first encounter with the gang, they injure Inuyasha and remark that his wounds are "beautiful like the setting sun."
  • Cloning Blues: Part of the reason for Utsugi's actions is to become a real human and not just a duplicate of the original Utsugi.
  • Dramatic Unmask: After Inuyasha's Wind Scar splits their mask in two.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: For the Final Boss, they're possessed by Naraku, who seizes their Shikigami powers for himself.
  • Love Makes You Evil: They want to steal Kururugi's soul and become a real human so that Kakuju will love them just as if they were the original Utsugi.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: The female Utsugi wears red lipstick and eyeshadow.
  • No-Sell: In their first encounter, Utsugi effortlessly deflects the Wind Scar.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just look at all the spoiler tags.

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