Alternative names:



Human, Archer, Ponytail, Shrine Maiden, Teenager


Gender: Female
Age: 18
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Black
Hair length: To Waist
Nationality: Japan
A shrine maiden who loved InuYasha and was killed by Naraku (disguised as Inuyasha) who made the two fight fifty years prior (in InuYasha's time) to the story's start. She is brought back to life by the ogress Urasue. Although she looks alive, her body is still "dead," and she must ingest the souls of the dead to move.
Her body is made of mud and leaves and hosts a portion of Kagome's soul. Still under the impression that Inuyasha had betrayed her, she tries to kill him and drag him to hell upon her reunion with him. However, after learning from her sister Kaede that Naraku was behind her death and that he had turned her and Inuyasha against each other, she decides to dedicate her time in the earthly realm to kill him.
Though she acts cold towards Inuyasha and in numerous times implies that they were through, she still has feelings for him, and at the begining of the series displays jealousy towards her reincarnation, Kagome. Though, instead of acting on her feelings and jealousy she distances herself from Inuyasha and his group and continues to pursue Naraku alone, and during her journey she gradually casts away her bitterness and returns to her old compassionate self. She ends up saving Kohaku and Miroku's lives and dies peacefully in arms of InuYasha after being attacked by Naraku. As the group mourn over her death, they watch as her soul is released to be reborn in the future as Kagome.
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Related anime:

InuYasha TV, 2000
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Movie, 2001
InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Movie, 2002
Inuyasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Movie, 2002
Inuyasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Movie, 2003
InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island Movie, 2004
Fire on the Mystic Island Movie, 2004
Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen TV, 2009

Related manga:

Inu-Yasha Manga, 1996

Voice actors:

Noriko Hidaka, Japanese
Willow Johnson, English
Barbara De Bortoli, Italian
Francesca Guadagno, Italian
Letícia Quinto, Brazilian
Gertrúd Szabó, Hungarian
Andrea Kwan, English
Georgina Sanchez, Spanish
Susana Damas, Spanish
Claudia Lössl, German