Name: Kagome Higurashi
Kagome Higurashi was just a normal teenage girl living in Tokyo at the
Sunset Shrine in the year 1997. Then, on the day of her fifteenth
birthday, she stumbles into an old well on the shrine that her family
cares for. A centipede demon grabs her and demands that Kagome give
her the Shikon Jewel. Having no idea what the demon is talking about,
she panics and somehow emits a purple light from her hands that
appears to kill the demon.
After climbing back out of the well, she sees that she is in a forest.
Running to where her house should be, she finds a tree with a boy
pinned to it. Then villagers from a nearby village attack her thinking
she is a shape shifting demon. The priestess of the village, Kaede,
notices that Kagome strongly resembles her dead sister, Kikyou.
During their conversation, the demon attacks again. Kagome runs to the
tree that the boy is pinned to, and after being injured by the demon,
she releases the boy. The boy immediately demands that she hand over
the jewel. By this time Kaede arrives and places a magical necklace on
the boy that will immobilize him when Kagome says the word "sit".
Kaede explains to her about the boy, Inuyasha, and how he was pinned
to the tree. She also concludes that Kagome is the reincarnation of
Later on in the day, the jewel is stolen by a crow demon and is
shattered into many pieces which become scattered all over the land.
Being the reincarnation of Kikyou, Kagome is also blessed with a sixth
sense enabling her to find the jewel shards. She has also seemed to
inherit some of Kikyou's archery skills, though her powers are still