Upon first glance Mujina appears to be a beautiful, self-sufficient young woman with a tragic past. These qualities draw Shippo to her instantly. Mujina tells Shippo that her father was slain by a powerful demon and she hopes to use her sword Datsuki to gain enough power to avenge him.

Mujina's sword can absorb demonic energy to increase its own power. In a fight with Shippo she witnesses the extraordinary power of the Tetsusaiga and becomes determined to have its power as her own. Because Shippo is angry with Inuyasha and cannot resist helping a beautiful girl, he agrees to help her steal some of Tetsusaiga's power for herself.

In the ensuing battle Mujina turns against Shippo after having stolen the power of the Wind Scar. She holds the fox demon hostage as she prepares to dispatch Inuyasha once and for all. Unfortunately for Mujina she does not know how to properly utilize the abilities she has stolen from Tetsusaiga, and with one punch to the face Inuyasha reveals that Mujina is not a sexy young girl, but a fat, old man tanuki. Shippo is obviously upset.

The Meaning Behind the Name

Mujina is an archaic Japanese word for tanuki. For further information on tanuki, please see the cultural notes section of The Inuyasha Companion.

Natsuko Kuwatani

Having previously voiced Shima in Inuyasha Natsuko Kuwatani has a number of significant roles to her name including Ryoko Asakura in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Himiko Kudou in Getbackers, Alistia Agrew in Last Exile, Suiseiseki in Rozen Maiden and Chiaia Furan in Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar. Mujina's true form is voiced by Chafurin.

An Introduction to Inuyasha