InuYasha

InuYasha is a anime/manga character in the InuYasha franchise
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InuYasha is the half-breed demon who fell in love with a human priestess, Kikyo; but the two fell into the trap of the demon Naraku to turn against each other. After several decades of slumber, he's released by Kikyo's descendant to find the shards of the Shikon Jewel.

Origin

Born to a beautiful human woman and the powerful leader of the Inugami youkai (demon) clan, InuYasha lived in the human world with his mother for the duration of his childhood, teased and harassed by the other humans around him who were scared of his demon half. When his mother and father died, InuYasha joined the youkai world, where he gained little more acceptance than he had in the human one-- and that only because of his father. He lived for a long time incapable of trusting anyone.

Eventually he met Kikyo, a beautiful priestess who guarded a magical item known as the Shikon no Tama, or the Jewel of Four Souls. Upon hearing that the jewel could turn him into a full-blooded youkai, he attacked Kikyo in order to acquire the jewel, but she repelled him with her holy powers. Over time, his attacks on her waned and the two slowly became allies, friends, and then perhaps more than friends. Kikyo then convinced him to use the Shikon no Tama to become human.

A vicious being known as Naraku then tricked the two, telling them different times to meet and attaching each one in the form of the other. The two then meet again as enemies, and Kikyo's dying act is to use a holy arrow to seal InuYasha to a giant tree. He remained there for fifty years, until Kagome-- Kikyo's reincarnation from the future --came and freed him.

Creation

InuYasha Vol. 1 JPN (May 1997)
InuYasha Vol. 1 JPN (May 1997)

The character of InuYasha is a supporting character in the InuYasha series that was created by Rumiko Takahashi. The series first began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996.

His first appearance was in InuYasha Volume 1 CH. 1 "The Accursed Youth", and his first anime appearance was in InuYasha - Episode 1 "The Girl Who Overcame Time... and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome". His character in the Japanese series is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi, and the U.S. dub has been performed by Richard Ian Cox.

Character Evolution

In spite of his immense physical prowess, InuYasha's emotional growth was stunted by his traumatic experiences as a child. He has immense pride and difficulty trusting people, which leads him to do all manner of stupid things in order to avoid looking stupid, which tends to fail. He is also not particularly bright, although his instincts are sharp.

Thinking that he had been betrayed by Kikyo, he is very slow to trust Kagome, Kikyo's reincarnation who he says "smells" like Kikyo. Thanks to Kaeda-baasan'smagic necklace that forces InuYasha to sit like a puppy at Kagome's command, the two strike an uneasy partnership collecting the shards of the Shikon no Tama, which had resided within Kagome's body.

Kikyo is eventually revived by a crazed witch and continues to walk the world, helping people. She cannot rid herself of her immense hatred for InuYasha, but neither can she completely throw off her love for him. As a result, InuYasha is often torn between Kikyo and her reincarnation, Kagome.

Major Story Arcs

Powers & Abilities

Super Strength & Stamina

InuYasha possesses super human level of strength to lift incredibly heavy objects with ease. He can even carry people on his back and run for long periods of time.

Enhanced Durability

Being the child of a demon has also granted InuYasha the ability to stand up against incredible amounts of damage and suffer little injury. He is not invulnerable.

Health Regeneration

InuYasha can also heal incredibly fast from even the most extreme injuries. In the span of a night and with rest, he can completely heal from being pierced through the chest.

Animal Senses

As being part dog-demon, InuYasha possesses super human level senses of sight, hearing, and scent. He can track the scent of a person from great distances, but his sensitivity can also be used against him when a strong enough odor becomes overpowering.

Blades of Blood

Transformations

Human Form

Yōkai

Purified

Demon Techniques

Iron Reaver Soul Stealer

Sankon Tessō (散魂鉄爪Soul Scattering Iron Claw)

Blades of Blood

Hijin Kessō (飛刃血爪 Flying Blade Blood Claw)

Weapons

Tetsusaiga

The Tetsusaiga (鉄砕牙, Iron Crushing Fang) is a sword that was crafted from the fang of InuYasha's father and was commissioned specifically for him.

Tetsusaiga Forms

True Form

Red Tetsusaiga

Diamond Tetsusaiga

Dragon Scaled Tetsusaiga

Black Tetsusaiga

Other Media

Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Richard Ian Cox
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36
Kappei Yamaguchi
4
36
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General Information Edit
Name: InuYasha
Name: 犬夜叉
Romanji: InuYasha
Gender: Male
Birthday:
1st manga book: InuYasha #1
1st anime episode: InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale #1
1st anime movie: InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
Aliases Inu Yasha
Inuyasha
Hanyou
Hanyō
Recent Movies
InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

The fourth Inuyasha movie.

InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

The third Inuyasha film.

InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

Inuyasha and friends finally kill Naraku. With all of his curses lifted everything returns to normal. But Kagura and Kanna become servants to Kaguya who ...

InuYasha the Movie: Affections Across Time

200 years ago Inuyasha father defeated the Chinese Moth Demon "Hyoga" but now his son "Menomaru" has been freed and desires revenge for his fathers ...

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