Yura of the Hair

Like many of her demon brethren Yura comes in search of the Shikon Jewel shortly after it was shattered by Kagome. Yura, like most demons that resemble humans, is extremely dangerous. She is able to manipulate strands of hair, using it to slice off heads and limbs and manipulating corpses like puppets on strings.

Yura uses strategy to her advantage. Realizing Kagome can see the hair she uses to ensnare her victim she dumps Kagome into the Bone-Eater's Well which sends her back to modern times. Next she runs across Inuyasha who has a difficult time dealing with her because of his inability to see the hair she uses to manipulate people. With Kagome gone, Inuyasha has no choice but to travel through the well and retrieve her. Yura discovers the secret of the well, and manages to send her hair through the well and endanger the Higurashi family.

Choosing to battle Yura on her own turf, Kagome and Inuyasha realize that she is so powerful that nothing seems to harm her. Amidst Yura's huge nest of hair and skulls Inuyasha struggles to defeat the demoness. Her body quickly regenerates any damage they inflict upon her, until Kagome and Inuyasha realize that Yura has separated her soul from her body. Within one of the hundreds of skulls, they find a comb which Yura has placed her soul inside. Kagome destroys it, and Yura dies.


The Meaning Behind the Name

Sakasagami no Yura translates to "Yura of the Hair". Yura means beginning.

Voices:
Akiko Yajima & Chiara Zanni

Akiko Yajima is not only Yura's voice, but also Kohaku's. Her other characters include R. Dorothy Wayneright in The Big O, Relena Peacecraft in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mitsuru Tsuwabuki in Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Manami in Jungle de Ikou.

Chiara Zanni, the English voice of Yura has played Sandy on Hamtaro. She returns to Inuyasha to play the Infant and Hakudoshi late in the series.


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