Best Inuyasha Characters

The Top Ten

1 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'm surprised I never added a comment to this sooner... Sesshomaru is hands down the best character in Inuyasha... And don't get me wrong I love Inuyasha's character and I love Inuyasha as a main character but I enjoyed Sesshomaru's character far more. I've read some comments saying Sesshomaru should be the main character but I would have to disagree... Sesshomaru is an AMAZING supporting character and having him as supporting makes him much more mysterious and appealing. If he was to be the main character... The mysteriousness would most likely disappear. Because with that much screen time he would then become way to easy to understand. A lot of people like him because he is 'hot' but my reasons are different... He is such a complex and hard to understand kind of character... Which makes him really fun trying to figure out... One of the first question I wondered about him was whether he 'really' hated Inuyasha... And guess what guys he doesn't. News flash Inuyasha was alive for 200 ...more

For a few amount of episodes Sesshomaru has great character development. His emotionless attitude makes him unpredictable, a total badass, and lovable. Especially when we do start to see his true emotions later on throughout the series. Plus he is the first character in the feudal era that we get to meet the mom of! Altogether he is just fabulous!

He's so powerful, slicing his sword like a lightning but is as graceful as the moon at the same time. Not to mention extremely good-looking, mysterious and emotionless, but he has emotions deep down and is an amazing anti-hero who changed over time and learned how to love. He also cares for his half demon brother but doesn't show it. What's not to like?

2 Inuyasha

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.

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!

Inuyasha is my favorite character out of all these other characters!
I love him because he is just TOO adorable! He is so funny on mostly every episodes, I mean I just can't enjoy watching 'InuYasha' if there isn't any funny moments.
I mean, what if Sesshomaru was the main character? Wouldn't the show be a little bit boring because he is serious and cold all the time?
I really really LOVE the relationship he had with Kagome, I find it quite cute and pretty.

I think Inuyasha is the second strongest demon in the story, he is very nice and weak to the people who he cares for. With tetsaiga he can defeat anything except for sesshomaru. And with out tesaiga, he can defeat most demons may be even Naraku with it's demon blood.

3 Kagome

I love Kagome and her personality, Kikyo can die in a hole for crying out loud. Also does anyone else think it weird that when you look up a character's birthday and it one day before your's! by the way her bday is march 12 lol found out this a few days ago. Mine's on the 13th go march bdays!

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!

Kagome is truly admirable because of how she strives to help everyone.
She helped Inuyasha learn to love again. Inuyasha was in a bad state, due to his heart being broken by Kikyo. Thanks to Kagome, he gradually became more of a kind and selfless individual.
She helped form their group of companions. Without Kagome's persistent, compassionate spirit, Shippo, Miroku, and Sango (& Kirara! ) would never have been able to come together to ultimately defeat Naruku at the end of their long journey.
And in the end, it was all because of Kagome's wish that the Sacred Jewel was destroyed and Naraku gone for good.
Nothing could have began or ended without Kagome.

I like kegome because she's strong whenever inuyasha goes to find kikyo n also doesn't stop inuyasha because she knows that even if she stops him from going to find kikyo, she can't stop him from thinking about her no mattef what.
I also like because she doesn't show her emotions that easily and cry, throw tantrums or get angry.
She is a strong girl, she can control her emotions and also a good friend.

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.

She died. All I wanted was her to be with sesshoumaru towards the end of the show. But that stupid naraku killed her. I shipped them so much. In the end she just dies...

5 Sango

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 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.

Her story with her brother and what happened to her entire village is too sad. Easily my 2nd favorite character, she should be ahead of kagome. this if rigged

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

6 Miroku

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

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

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

Miroku is so hot! I literally just died whenever he becomes the pervert!

7 Koga

Oh Koga, beautiful Koga. He is a master piece to behold. Many people legit hate the dub, but I love his voice in the dub. He is a work of art. Yes, he is beauty and and grace, and will steal Kagome. That speed though, it makes him all the more exilherating.

! 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!

He’s so brave and tenacious but knows when to run away! And he is so completely confident in himself. Even somebody like Inuyasha who at first you might think is very confident because of how brash he is, doesn’t compare to Koga in terms of confidence. Inuyasha covers up his insecurity with a bold exterior but Koga is self-assured through and through! He’s very mature in that way. And he’s really a nice guy and the way he loves Kagome is so sweet. He should be top 5 at least!

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

8 Bankotsu

A wasted character with so much potential to evolve into a good ally. The design is very distinguished. I thought he was one of the key characters in Inuyasha.

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 :'(

The Leader of the Shichintai and the hottest character in the series Haha but he is strong despite only being human and he is so nice to Jakotsu even though Jakotsu is like... really weird laugh out loud But anyways I cry when he die :'(

Totally hawt... he should hang out with Sesshomaru and make their own Band of Two or something. Makes sense doesn't it? Sesshomaru is the strongest demon, and Bankotsu's the strongest human! Plus they're the hawtest of their races...

9 Kikyo

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's short life was centered around slaying demons, making her the the most skilled and capable characters in Inuyasha. Without Kikyo, Naraku would never have been defeated. She is one of the most intelligent characters, often giving Inuyasha's group advice on how to defeat Naraku. She is also the most beautiful with an enviably clam and collected manner. Kikyo is the most outstanding female character.

I don't worship Kikyo as a perfect female character. She had serious flaws. She is kind but cold. She showed less emotion. If she did, she showed hatred (after being reconstructed). She is smart but quite manipulated. She made up plan and followed it in a strange ways such as: fighting all alone; giving Naraku the Shikon Jewel to make him & the Shikon Jewel disappear;... She didn't show reasons for people to feel sympathy for. I don't think other characters as well as readers would understand (or even want to know) her.
However, she is perfect in her imperfect ways. She failed and she succeed. She put all her efforts to destroy Naraku and Shikon Jewel as a Miko. She developed as helper, a character who understands and accepts her own death... knowing there were things that she could and couldn't do for the living as a dead person. Personally, I acknowledge her as an independent character... rather than the triangle relationship.
Kagome is just too perfect as a human to me =.='' ...more

If she was alive, most likely Inuyasha would have chosed her. In addition, she separated to prevent problems due to the fact that she was already dead and jealousy issues with her counterpart. Inuyasha also never stopped loving her.

10 Jakotsu

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!

"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

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

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

The Contenders

11 Naraku

Not juz attractive. He was intelligent too. I like the moment when he starts to concern about kikyou. He has loved a woman that he can't have. :'(

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.

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

12 Shippo

Shippo is the most adorable little kid ever

Shippo is the cutest character ever!

He's cute and adorable! He very funny!

So cute! I love his tail!

13 Kirara

Kirara is the only reason I even watched this show.

Badass companion of a badass owner

I wish I had a cat like kirara

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

14 Ginkotsu
15 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

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

RIN IS THE CUTEST, MOST INNOCENT, VIVACIOUS, AND STUBBORN LITTLE GIRL AND I LOVE HER. SHE KNOWINGLY WALKED WITH THE DEVIL AND MADE IT OUT ALIVE. Go Rin.

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

16 Gatenmaru
17 Myoga

Such a coward but also very knowledgeable

He called inu no taisho's blood delicious

18 Menomaru
19 Goshinki
20 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!

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

21 Hoshiyomi
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

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