Inu-Yasha is a half-human, half-demon that eventually works with Kagome to help find and collect
all the shards of the Shikon Jewel. He wants the Shikon Jewel so that he can use it to make himself a full demon. Unfortunately,
his brother, Sesshoumaru, keeps getting in his way. Inu-Yasha holds his father's grave in the small dot (a black pearl) in
his right eye. His sword is called Tetsusaiga, which was made from his father's left fang. Inu-Yasha sometimes acts like a
jerk to Kagome, but it's only because he is hiding his own insecurities and bad memories. He really does care for her.
Inuyasha is the main character along with Kagome, and is the namesake of the series. His name
translates into "Dog Demon", and is one of two sons of the Lord Inuyoukai. Inuyasha is a demi-youkai, meaning he is half-demon
and half-human. His brother, on the other hand, is full youkai and dispises his brother for being a half-breed.
Because of his bloodline, Inuyasha inherited the powers of a demon and some of his fathers characteristics,
including his eyes, fangs, claws, dog ears, and hair. He also has the ability to heal incredibly fast in his demon state.
He is as strong as most full-youkai, but he does have weaknesses due to his human heritage. On the night of a new moon, his
demon powers vanish and he becomes human.
Fifty years ago, Inuyasha was in love with the pristess Kikyou who was the gaurdian of the Shikon Jewel
[Shikon no Tama]. An evil demon known as Naraku turned them against each other, and Kikyou pined Inuyasha to a tree with
a sacred arrow. She died then after.
In his quest for the Shikon Jewel, Inuyasha meets Shippo, Miroku, and Sango. Everyone but Kagome and Shippo
has reason to hate Naraku.