Best Inuyasha Characters


The Top Ten

1 Sesshomaru Sesshomaru

I've always really enjoyed the character of Sesshomaru for many reasons, but one thing that always drew me to him, was that he seems like a rather blasé character, but he is actually quite complex. I know that he is pretty emotionless on the outside, but imagine what he must have felt when his father left his mother to be with another woman (and I also belive this is one reason why he desires to pass his father in power). He had to have felt some form of betrayal from that, thinking that neither he nor his mother were enough to satisfy his father. And while he hates Inuyasha, he never actually kills him despite the fact that he could have on multiple occasions. I believe the reason for this is because even though he hates what his father did and wants to surpass him, he still knows deep down that Inuyasha is his BROTHER (half-brother but still) and doesn't really want him dead. Also, the way he opens up to Rin is just the most beautiful thing ever! Sesshomaru has truly endeared ...more

I think he is smoking HOT

I personally love Sesshomaru's character, it's easy to understand how he feels about him getting the Tenseiga and not the Tetsiga even if he is a major jerk about it. It's true that Rin helped Sesshomaru learn that he is not always the center of attention but personally I feel that his love for Kagura furthered that even more. Him and Kagura are the cutest couple! Long live Sesshogura.

Not only is Sesshomaru powerful, but he's also good-looking. And he has a soft spot for Rin! He has such an emotionless attitude toward everybody, but really, he has emotions deep down. And when he wants to protect someone or defeat somebody, he pretty much always wins (unless it's Inuyasha; I think that deep down he cares for his brother).

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2 Inuyasha

Inuyasha is the person/demon thing that the whole story is about. He is really funny and sweet around Kagome even though he hated her at first because he thought that she looked like Kikyo. (Even though in my opinion they look nothing alike. Kikyo has much longer hair and Kagome's hair is darker) Inuyasha is funny when he gets jealous of Koga. And on top of all that, he's extremely cute! I seriously wish there was a real life Inuyasha!

Boo he is so annoying.He should be in last place. - JamesHenry

he is cool

Inuyasha is my top character because of his excellent character development. He starts out as a bad-tempered, cold, arrogant, and unfriendly character particularly because he thought that Kikyo had betrayed him and broken his heart all those years ago. Throughout the series, with the help of his friends and his other companions, we see him start to truly develop as a character. He learns to care about protecting his newfound family, and to seek justice, not only vengeance for his and Kikyo's sake. He learns about the kindness of others and finds in himself a kind and understanding side as well.
By the end of the series, Inuyasha is still recognizable as himself, but has also changed in so many ways compared to the beginning of the story.

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3 Kagome Kagome

More annoying then Iysuhua - JamesHenry

The sweetest anime character I've ever seen and arguably the powerful protagonist by the end.

Love her! She is the truly the best character in the anime! Go Kagome!

Kagome deserves to be second, not first. she cannot beat sesshomaru sama. I love the way she handles her personality so well, she has a nice side and a mean side. It's pretty cool, I love seeing Inuyasha being scolded by a girl 2 years younger than him! I do respect the relationship that Inuyasha is having with Kikyo but I think he is so dumb, who is always by his side helping him, who walked into a pool of acid to help him gain his control. He should also be thinking about Kagome, I mean she had to go through so much!

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4 Kagura

All Kagura wanted was her freedom. She was chained to Naraku for the entirety of the series, and even on the verge of death she was still tied to him since she was murdered by his hands. She has great character development and is a villain that isn't truly bad, making her one of the most loveable characters by far. In many ways she reminds me of Kagome. Both are strong-willed and aren't afraid to get what they want. They won't stand for injustice, especially against Naraku, and are strong in their respective powers. Kagura relates to most of the other characters in the anime as well, such as Sesshomaru. He is also one of those characters that isn't truly bad. Kagura deserved better than what she got. She deserved to get her freedom and enjoy it too, as well as live a long happy life free from Naraku.

Kagura is my number one favorite, she was forced to work for Naraku because he has her heart in her hand, that's why I hate Naraku. She is strong willed and strong even though she's just a part of Naraku but I think Kagura has her own life, own freedom, and own love and shouldn't be controlled even though when Naraku gave back her heart and killed her, the last one to find and see her was sesshomaru and he tried to heal her but didn't work that means he feals for her and Kagura was happy that she saw her own last time. I think they make a good couple, even better than inuyasha and Kagome.

She's very powerful and determined. Her death scene was so sad, but at least she regained her freedom in the end, though Naraku made her die in pain. She's as free as the wind, and she's the wind itself, cool, pure, gentle and strong at the same time, and most of all, FREE. - Goku02

Kagura want only freedom and have a miserable life. I love her strong, courage and ambition.

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5 Sango

She is really pretty but powerful at the same time, which is great.

She is very lovely, beautiful and strong enough to bear as many babies as Miroku wants... even 20 babies doesn't seems to be a problem to her. She is cute like that.

Sango is the best character. She has the most sad story in inuyasha and in any other anime for that matters. She is stronger than everybody else cause she have more to deal with than everybody else. And with no mistical powers she is capable of sense dark forces and have great intuition.

She is a human, yet able to keep up with InuYasha without any problems. She is very strong and her tomboy attitude is awesome

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6 Miroku

The Jiraya of this series - TheDarkOne_221b

He is just so funny! The 'I want you to bare me a son' line still cracks me up when I think about it. Plus how nice he is to Kagome. SInce InuYasha is rarely nice to her she deserves a guy like Miroku

He always makes you laugh when he flirts with girls. Plus he has a wind tunnel!

His one of my favorites his funny crazy when it comes to beautiful women but just lovable

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7 Koga

I think Koda should be number 2,3,or 4. He loves Kagome so much I feel sorry for him. So sad he didn't end up with Kagome

Okay, so why isn't this dude number 2? or at least number 3? honestly.

Don't understand why he isn't second place.

! Kagura is higher than Koga?! KOGA IS AMAZING! He is way fast and really hawt! Laugh out loud But looks aside, my favourite anime moment probably ever is when Koga declares he loves Kagome. He just comes out and says it which I LOVE! Also he is always trying to protect Kagome, and is never to far away when she is in danger. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED KOGA/KAGOME TO GET TOGETHER! But it was really disappointing that they didn't... and Kikyo could'e went with InuYasha or something. Koga is really funny and honest and strong and hawt and... I LOVE YOU KOGA!

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8 Kikyo Kikyo

Kikyo is hot. She is super powerful and can kill the strongest of demons. She is deadly but in an attractive way. Good for her.

Kikyo used to be a bad person and I hated her a lot. But when I finished Inuyasha, I thought back about her and she wasn't so bad after all. I think in the final act, Inuyasha finally loved Kagome more than Kikyo because he said that he was born to meet her and all of that stuff. Kikyo and Inuyasha do make a good match because they are very common, they have people who are scared of them and they were lonely, then they finally met each other. A great love story. But before all of that, I think that Inuyasha was seriously obsessed with Kikyo, if you've finished watching the final act, you would've saw the way he kissed Kikyo, compare it to the way he kissed Kagome, there's not much movement. I still like Kagome more than Kikyo.

Kikyo is a complex character; the story would be dull without her.

Her so story waaas so sad
i love her

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9 Bankotsu

Definitely the hottest guy in any anime he is just so laugh out loud but seriously he deserves to be way higher he is loyal, a good friend and despite being just human can kill the toughest of demons and yes like you when he die I cry too :'(

That voice! I can't help thinking of Trunks whenever he appears! - Goku02

His voice actor is the one who voiced Trunks ( DBZ )

Lol he is badass

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10 Jakotsu

I love his flamboyant self. He's quite pretty too. Like, I literally thought he was female at first.

He's one of my 5 favourite chracters in the series! He's extremely powerful, funny and then absolutely HILARIOUS when he's struggling with mathematics. Too bad he's sexist though. He thinks girls aren't worth fighting because they're too weak huh? Let's see how he would fare against Android #18! She would stomp him with extreme ease! - Goku02

"He" is really funny! But I don't like the way he hold grudges against girls and think they're weak and not worth an opponent, however

He's really funny yet extremely powerful. It's fun to see him struggle with mathematics

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The Contenders

11 Shippo Shippo

Shippo is the cutest character ever!

Shippo is the most adorable little kid ever

He's cute and adorable! He very funny!

So cute! I love his tail!

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12 Naraku

Yes hot ass evil guy

He is cute I mean hot but he is down right to evil.

Perfect example of a down right villain who uses/manipulates other to do his dirty deeds

Best character ever! Without Naraku, there would be no show.

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13 Kirara

I wish I had a cat like kirara

Badass companion of a badass owner

Kirara is the only reason I even watched this show.

Kirara is the best normal demon in the show.
She's so cute

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14 Ginkotsu
15 Gatenmaru
16 Rin

Dude. This girl is amazing! More than anything I want there to be a spin off show of this Rin! She's an even better main character than Kagome, she's a really smart girl, she's super sweet, believe it or not she has done more for the show than Kagome ever has considering she turned the huge threat that is Sesshomaru into a not so bad guy. She's obviously the most open minded becuase when ever there's someone who's doing a not so great thing she'll call them out of being bad even though she travels with demons...shE TRAVELS WITH DEMONS! SHE'S SUPER BADASS IN THAT ASPECT AS WELL! Have you seen her in the 3rd movie? She was the one who went out of her way to get Sesshomaru's sword, she threw the beads at that demon that was going to attack Kagome, she jumped in front of kagome saying that Sesshomaru was going to rescue them so don't worry becuase the both of them were about to get killed by the bad guy, she collected the beads that were scattered from Inuyasha's necklace, she was a big ...more

Yea there should be her own show

Rin never judged anyone. She loved sesshomaru like a father or older brother.

Rin is so adorable! She is so caring and is kind to everybody.

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17 Myoga

Such a coward but also very knowledgeable

He called inu no taisho's blood delicious

18 Menomaru
19 Goshinki
20 Hoshiyomi
21 Kanna

I love her! She's so pretty and like her sister, she always longs for freedom. She helped everyone defeat Naraku and she looks so emetionless, but deep down she's really kind and does know how to love. She's also ultra powerful with her mirror, and I'm proud to say that she's my favourite character in InuYasha! - snowfairyqueen

Why is Kanna so low? She's as great as her sister Kagura, both yearned for freedom

22 Kyokotsu
23 Ryura
24 Byakuya
25 Kaede

Kaede was pretty but now shes just an old hag.Anyways after inuyasha's seal was broken by kagome she wasn't able to seal hom back although she had finished her miko training


26 Juromaru
27 Kohaku

A kid with more logical thinking for his age, than the rest of the main characters

Tragic character, his story is the most painful. Its almost Shakesperian

28 Tessaiga

This sword is amazing

29 Bakusaiga

WHAT?! You count a sword a character?

The best weapon in the show! Even stronget than Tetsaiga!

30 Magatsuhi
31 Amari Nobunaga

He is the only characte I think in the entire series who did'nt want to kill anybody. He is stupid but in a cute way and I know he is only in InuYasha for a short time but he did leave an impression.

32 Inu no Taishou

Inu no Taishou is the father of the great Inuyasha and supreme Sesshomaru. The power combined? Unbeatable.

But eventually he was surpassed by both of his sons

Probably even stronger than sesshomaru! He's the legendary demon who lended the power to defeat Naraku! Inuyasha snd Sesshomaru"s basic power is all based on him. If he was the main charactoer and hold grudge on Naraku, Naraku would of died in that moment! Nothing can defeat him!

33 Hakudoshi

I wouldn't say he's the best, but far from it. But his badass attitude really gives him justice. He's in my top ten and I think he should be at least 1 spot higher here.

34 Totosai

He is so hilarious! Like the time in episode 34 when he ate all the roast it made my family and I role playing it over and over again!

Funny as hell. Him with Myoga and Miroku give the show a lot of humor. Add in the two "bamfs" (Sesshomaru and Inuyasha) and you got yourself some action too. Totosai's random appearances though make the show that much more enjoyable.

35 Hiten

This guy was the hottest guy in the series. He was only there for a short time and next to Bankotsu is my favourite character :) It must be the braides aye? Laugh out loud he is strong and sexy ;) I hated that both he and Bankotsu ended up dying like AWWWWW

36 Ayame

Best girl character ever!
Koga's girlfriend


37 Master Jaken

He is just adorable on his loyalty to sesshomaru how he love's sesshomaru and admirers him and fatefuly go every where with his master he also made me laugh in several times he just tries so hard I love him

Just love how he's always kicked around by Lord Perfect.

He is 10/10

38 Mukotsu
39 Moryomaru
40 Takemaru
41 Suikotsu
42 Nazuna's Master (Spider-Demon)
43 Kageromaru
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