Minor Anime Characters

Many of these characters appear in one or two episodes throughout the anime and do not reappear again. Even though these characters most often are not recurring, they do play an important role in the storylines in which they appear.

Jinenji's Father
Serina
Suzuna
Momiji
Botan
Shoga
Soten
Koryu
Bunza
Shuran
Karan
Toran
Shunran
Panther King
Takeda Kuranosuke
Ayame
Hitomi
Kuroro
Tesso
Koume
Kawamura
Enju
Weasel Demon
Izumo
Gyuoh
Gamajiro
Orochidayu
Miko Eating Cave
Garamaru
Koyuki
Chokyukai
Ippo, Jippo, Shiho, Sanpo & Goho
Sara
Byako
Genbu
Suzaku
Hoshiyomi
Tsukiyomi
Rengokuki
Menomaru
Ruri
Hari
Kaguya
Akitoki Hojo
Saya
Takemaru no Setsuna
Sounga
Seiten
Kujaku
Shion
Ai
Dai
Roku
Moegi
Gora
Jura
Kyora
Ryura




Jinenji's Father
voices: None
episode: 31
Jinenji's father is a demon who died leaving Jinenji and his mother alone. Unfortunately Jinenji did not inherit his good looks.


Serina
voices: Hiroko Taguchi & Anna Cummer
episode: 59
Serina is the younger sister of Suzuna. She attempts to steal weapons from Sango in order to fight demons.


Suzuna
voices: Wakana Yamazaki & Brittany Wilson
episode: 59
Like her younger sister Serina, Suzuna tricks Sango into befriending her and then steals some of the weapons from the Demon Exterminator Village.


Momiji
voices: Shiho Kikuchi & Alexandra Carter
episode: 63 & 64
Momiji is a young priestess who is tricked by Tsubaki into fighting against Inuyasha.


Botan
voices: Chiami Nishimura & Nicole Bouma
episode: 63 & 64
Botan is Momiji's partner, and like her friend she is mislead by Tsubaki. Both priestesses' control large paper dolls.


Shoga
voices: Miyoko Aso & Brian Dobson
episode: 65
Shoga is a female flea demon who lusts after Myoga. Shoga has the unique ability to take control of whomever she bites, and so uses the various members of the group in order to sniff out Myoga's location.


Soten
voices: Yuko Mizutani & Rebecca Shoicet
episode: 68
Soten is the little sister of Hiten and Manten and she mistakenly believes that Shippo killed her brothers. She decides to seek revenge against the fox demon and avenge her older brothers.


Koryu
voices: Ikue Ohtani & Tabitha St. Germain
episode: 68
Koryu is Soten's dragon partner. Like Shippo he is able to change his shape.


Bunza
voices: Junko Noda & Cathy Weseluck
episode: 72
Bunza is a feline demon who has sought out Totosai in hopes of receiving a powerful sword in order to help save his village. After meeting Inuyasha he becomes impressed by the half-demon's skill.


Shuran
voices: Masaya Takatsuka & Scott Logie
episodes: 75, 76 & 77
Shuran is one of the Panther Devas with the ability to manipulate lightning. He and his teammates are trying to ressurect the Panther King.


Karan
voices: Yoko Teppozuka & Maggie Blue O'Hara
episodes: 75, 76 & 77
Karan is the fire user of the Panther Devas. The panthers are the sworn enemies of the dog demons which brought them into conflict with Inuyasha's father.


Toran
voices: Yumi Toma & Alison Matthew
episodes: 75, 76 & 77
Toran is the de facto leader of the Panther Devas, and has the ability to manipulate ice. She and the other panthers are sacrificed in order to revive their king.


Shunran
voices: Yuki Masuda & Jocelyne Lowen
episodes: 75, 76 & 77
Shunran's special ability is to create illusions which disorients her opponents. She comes into conflict with Inuyasha and Jaken during the battle to ressurect the Panther King.


Panther King
voices: Tadahisa Saizen & Scott McNeil
episode: 77
A powerful demon slayed by Inuyasha and Sesshomaru's father decades ago. The Panther Devas hope to revive him, but inadvertently sacrefice themselves to bring the demon back to life.


Takeda Kuranosuke
voices: Mitsura Miyamoto & Ted Cole
episode: 78
When Kuranosuke was a child, he met Sango when she came to his village with her father. Years later they meet again and he reveals that he has always had feelings for the demon exterminator.


Ayame
voices: Yumi Kakazu & Natalie Walters
episode: 83, 84, & 102
Ayame is a wolf demon who fell in love with Koga when she was young. Although Koga does not remember the promise he made to her, Ayame intends to ensure that he keeps his promise to care for her.


Hitomi
voices: Akira Tomikasa & Nicole Bouma
episode: 90
Hitomi is a soft-spoken girl and classmate of Sota's. Sota has a terrible crush on the little girl, and Kagome and Inuyasha decide to help him win her heart.


Kuroro
voice: TARAKO
episode: 90
Kuroro is a twin-tailed cat demon like Kirara. Initially she is mistaken for Kirara who has disappeared. Hunted by villagers Kuroro tries to protect her newborn kittens.


Tesso
voices: Issei Futamata & Peter New
episode: 91
Tesso is a rat demon disguised as a human. He misleads villagers into believing that Kuroro is an evil demon that must be exterminated.


Koume
voices: Yuri Shiratori & Tabitha St. Germaine
episode: 91
Koume finds Kuroro and helps take care of the twin-tailed cat demon even as the rest of her village attempts to kill Kuroro.


Kawamura
voices: Seiji Sasaki & Ward Perry
episode: 92
Like Kikyo, Kawamura was created by Urasue. After Urasue's death he inherits her clay soldiers and goes on a rampage.


Enju
voices: Fumiko Orikasa & Rebecca Shoicet
episode: 92
Enju, like Kawamaru, was created by Urasue and was forced to unwillingly do her bidding. Enju abhors her existence and wishes for death.


Weasel Demon
voices: Naoki Tatsuta & Scott McNeil
episode: 93
This weasel demon is terrorizing a small village when Hatchie, disguised as Miroku, is forced to try to exorcise him.


Izumo
voices: Hiroshi Matsumoto & Lee Tokar
episodes: 94 & 95
Izumo is a half-demon who disguises himself as a kindly monk. In actuality he is the bull demon Gyuoh.


Gyuoh
voices: Hiroshi Matsumoto & Lee Tokar
episode: 94 & 95
As Gyuoh Izumo is extremely powerful. He manufactures false Shikon Jewels which give him a limited boost in power, and leads a large band of powerful demons. He hopes to use jewel to become a full human.


Gamajiro
voices: Fumihiko Tachiki & Ward Perry
episodes: 94 & 95
Gamajiro is a frog demon who ensnares people in his embryos. He serves Gyuoh loyally.


Orochidayu
voices: Daiki Nakamura & Colin Murdock
episodes: 94 & 95
Orochidayu resembles Daija, the false water god, and is another ally of Gyuoh.


Miko Eating Cave
voice: None
episode: 98
Although it resembles an ordinary cave, this creature lures priestesses inside of it and then seals its entrance and attempts to kill its trapped victim.


Garamaru
voices: Toshihiko Seki & Mark Oliver
episode: 100
Garamaru comes from the same clan of moth demons as Gatenmaru. He traps Inuyasha's companions inside his cocoon and attempts to transform them into moth demons like himself.


Koyuki
voices: Yuko Minaguchi & Patricia Drake
episode: 101
Koyuki is a snow spirit that tricks Miroku into believing he has fathered numerous children with her. Miroku is all the more willing to believe this because Koyuki saved his life years earlier.


Chokyukai
voices: Ritsuo Sawa & Peter New
episodes: 129 & 143
Chokyukai is a boar demon who is terrorizing the women of a local village. He insists upon finding a beautiful young maiden to become his wife, and uses a tiara to entrance them into loving him.


Ippo, Jippo, Shiho, Sanppo & Goho
voices: Etsuko Kozakura/Michael Coleman Ippo, Saori Higashi/Rebecca Shoichet Jippo, Kaori Shimizu/Terry Klassen Shiho, Yuki Masuda/Cathy Weseluck Sanpo, Rie Kugimiya/Lalaina Lindbjerg Goho
episode: 130
Ippo (blue and maroon stripe vest), Jippo (brown vest), Shiho (blue bib), Sanpo (green vest) and Goho (red bib) all witness the Wind Scar tear through the forest and kill a demon. When Shippo emerges to taunt the corpse they mistake him for a powerful demon and become his diciples.


Sara
voices: Fumiko Orikasa & Tabitha St. Germaine
episodes: 133 & 134
Sara is the spirit of a woman who was infatuated with Sesshomaru for most of her life after witnessing him in battle against her father. Upon her death she seeks out Sesshomaru and attempts to convince him of her love.


Seiryu
voices: Tadahisa Saizen & Colin Murdock
episodes: 137-141
A dragon demon who works under Hoshiyomi to recover the Naginata of Kenkon.


Byako
voices: Masahito Kawanago & Mike Kopsa
episode: 137-141
A tiger demon who works under Hoshiyomi to recover the Naginata of Kenkon.


Genbu
voices: Fumiko Orikasa & Tabitha St. Germaine
episode: 137-141
A turtle demon who works under Hoshiyomi to recover the Naginata of Kenkon.


Suzaku
voices: Mitsuo Iwata & Andrew Toth
episode: 137-141
A phoenix demon who works under Hoshiymoi to recover the Naginata of Kenkon.


Hoshiyomi
voices: Kazuya Nakai & Michael Dobson
episode: 137-141
Hoshiyomi is a powerful demon who is searching for the powerful demonic blade, the Naginata of Kenkon, which was created by Kaijinbo.


Tsukiyomi
voices: Yuri Amano & Maryke Hendrikse
episode: 137-141
A human woman who was in love with Hoshiyomi. Like Kikyo and Inuyasha the two lovers betrayed one another, sending Hoshiyomi down a dark path.


Rengokuki
voices: Naoki Makishima & Andrew Francis
episode: 142
Rengokuki is the original demon who was chosen by Entei as his rider. Resurrected by the return of Entei, he attempts to begin a second reign of terror.


Menomaru
voices: Tomokazu Seki & Vincent Gale
movie: 1
Menomaru is a demon from China who attempts to invade Japan. He is opposed by Inuyasha's father but returns decades later to battle once more.


Ruri
voices: Hekiru Shima & Venus Terzo
movie: 1
Ruri's hand contains a Wind Tunnel just like Miroku's. This makes her an incredibly deadly opponent. She serves her master Menomaru in his battle against Inuyasha.


Hari
voices: Tomoko Kawakami & Lalania Lindjberg
movie: 1
Hari is able to manipulate Kirara into attacking Sango and her compatriots. Like her sister Ruri, she is a loyal servant of Menomaru.


Kaguya
voices: Meiko Harada & Nicole Oliver
movie: 2
Kaguya is the princess of the moon. Once Naraku is believed to be dead she usurps his underlings and seeks out certain items that will allow her control over amazing powers.


Akitoki Hojo
voices: Yuji Ueda & Matt Smith
episodes: Movie 2 and Episode 137-140
Akitoki is the ancestor of Kagome's classmate. He gets involved in their battle against Kaguya when she attempts to steal a family heirloom that belongs to him. He later returns when the Naginata of Kenkon, another heirloom is stolen by Hoshyomi.


Saya
voices: Kaneda Kimotsuki & Michael Dobson
movie: 3
Saya is an elderly spirit who is charged with protecting the Sounga blade, a sword so powerful it has the potential to end the world.


Takemaru no Setsuna
voices: Yasunori Matsumoto & Jonathan Holmes
movie: 3
Takemaru is a jealous human who fell in love with Inuyasha's mother. He attempts to kill Inuyasha's father in order to claim Izayoi for himself. After his death he is resurrected by Sounga.


Sounga
voices: Fumihiko Takechi & Ward Perry
movie: 3
A powerful sword that was forged as a companion blade to Tetsusaiga and Tenseiga. This sword proves to be too powerful for even the mightiest of demons. The sword falls into the hands of Takemaru and reanimates him decades after his death.


Seiten
voices: Tomonori Jinnai & ???
movie: 4
A demon who travels to Horai island to battle against the powerful demon lords who have made their home their.


Kujaku
voices: Mitsuki Saiga & Anna Cummer
movie: 4
Seiten's traveling companion, Kujaku is also travels to Horai island, and with her partner, encounters Sesshomaru. Knowing of the demon lord's great power, she hopes to enlist him in their fight against the four demons of the island.


Shion
voices: Kaori Shimizu & Aidan Drummond
movie: 4
A very shy inhabitant of Horai island who will have to find his inner strength in order to save the lives of the other half demon children of the island.


Ai
voices: Emi Motoi & Nicole Bouma
movie: 4
Ai is brave enough to leave Horai Island in hopes of finding Inuyasha and bringing him back to the island to save the children from Ryura.


Dai
voices: Yu Kobayashi & Gabe Khouth
movie: 4
Roku's mischevious twin brother.


Roku
voices: Reiko Kiuchi & Gabe Khouth
movie: 4
As much of a trouble maker as his brother, Roku is Dai's identical twin. The only way to tell them apart is their reversed colored hair.


Moegi
voices: Yuki Masuda & Justine Wong
movie: 4
Wise beyond her years Moegi knows most everything about Horai Island.


Asagi
voices: Fumiko Orikasa & Rebecca Shoichet
movie: 4
Even though she's young Asagi has taken on the role of protector of the other half-demon children of Horai Island. She is very protective of her friends and is willing to sacrifice herself for their safety.


Gora
voices: Tadahisa Saizen & Ward Perry
movie: 4
A gigantic turtle demon who inhabits the ocean surrounding Horai island. Too massive to come ashore, Gora instead unleashes his incredibly powerful attacks on the island itself.


Jura
voices: Takeshi Kusao & Jason Simpson
movie: 4
Carrying a powerful cannon known as Saitenho on his shoulder that he stole from his opponents years earlier Jura is a fearsome opponent with lightning fast speed. Extremely aggressive and violent he faces off against Sango, Miroku and Kirara singlehandedly and holds his own without any problems.


Kyora
voices: Nobuo Tobita & Ted Cole
movie: 4
Kyora marked Sesshomaru in a battle years earlier and has desired a fight to the death ever since. In their first meeting Kyora killed a demon who was hunting him and took the weapon Kojakukisen. Kyora possesses the ability to summon flame birds which he utilizes in his attacks.


Ryura
voices: Nobutoshi Kanna & Kristian Ayer
movie: 4
The leader of the Shitosen who have takend over Horai Island, Ryura became a sworn enemy to Inuyasha years earlier when he marked him in battle. Upon Inuyasha's return to the island the two renew their feud. Armed with the blades Huzinga and Raijinga, Ryura is a match for Inuyasha and his Tetsusaiga.

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