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Miroku


 

Alternative names:

弥勒
みろく

Tags:

Human, Pervert, Exorcist, Monk, Piercings, Teenager, Vengeful, Robes, Ponytail, Staff, Prayer Beads

Information:

Gender: Male
Eye colour: Green
Hair colour: Black
Hair length: To Ears
Nationality: Japan
Age: 18
A Buddhist 'houshi,' or low-ranking, itinerant monk, Miroku traveled the countryside performing services such as exorcisms and yōkai exterminations to earn his living. He suffers from a hereditary curse originally inflicted upon his grandfather Miyatsu (also a Buddhist monk) by Naraku, who exploited Miyatsu's weakness for attractive women by taking the shape of one, and reflected one of Miyatsu's ofuda back to pierce the palm of his right hand (it appears to be his left hand in the English language manga where right and left are reversed). The hole in his hand became a kazāna (air void or "wind tunnel") which sucks in anything not nailed down, regardless of mass.
Miroku uses the kazāna as a powerful weapon against yōkai, but as he grows older, the kazāna grows inevitably larger, and if the curse is not broken by Naraku's death, it will grow too large to control and consume Miroku himself - the same fate his grandfather and his father have already met. Probably as a result of this, Miroku takes a hedonistic approach to life which is uncharacteristic of a proper monk; he is a talented con artist who does not hesitate to invent fictitious supernatural menaces which he can then offer to combat in return for food and shelter, and like his grandfather he has a distinct weakness for pretty women. He makes a point of asking every attractive woman he meets if she will bear his child, claiming that he wants to be sure of an heir to continue his pursuit of Naraku if he dies, and his hands have a seemingly uncontrollable habit of wandering - something which often gets him soundly thumped by Sango, the favorite subject of his groping. However, in spite of his less-than-saintly behavior, Miroku proves to have a core of deep spirituality and, as a result, impressive spiritual powers. ("Miroku" is Japanese for Maitreya.)
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Related anime:

InuYasha TV, 2000
InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Movie, 2001
InuYasha The Movie 1: Affections Touching Across Time Movie, 2001
Inuyasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Movie, 2002
InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Movie, 2002
InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Movie, 2003
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
Ranma 1/2: Akumu! Shunmin Kou OVA, 2008
Inuyasha: Kuroi Tessaiga OVA, 2008
Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen TV, 2009

Related manga:

Inu-Yasha Manga, 1996
3.11 o Wasurenai Tame ni Heroes Comeback Manga, 2013

Voice actors:

Kouji Tsujitani, Japanese
Kirby Morrow, English
Chiwa Saito, Japanese
Motoki Takagi, Japanese
Rieko Takahashi, Japanese
Fabio Boccanera, Italian
Fábio Lucindo, Brazilian
Florian Halm, German
Tamás Markovics, Hungarian
Dave Bridges, English
Ja hyeong Gu, Korean
Oscar Redondo, Spanish
Gabriel Gama, Spanish