The following is a guide for the layout of character pages. Note the red text gives a description of what goes in each section. Where possible, supply the coding: <ref name="Insert unique ref name here">source goes here</ref> alongside text as to where a piece of information came from for quick referencing as well as validation of information.

See also: Naming policy and Writing policy

Character pages should be started with the {{Character infobox}}. Then a brief encyclopedic description of a character should be written. This brief description should start with {{Translation|PAGENAME|Nihongo|Literal Meaning}}, then go on to describe who the character is and what they are to the story. This should be brief and without too much specifications.


What the character did before the Storyline began. If the character does not have any real known history as to what they did before they came into the series, skip to the Arc sections.

During the story (Arcs)

Things that have happened since the character was introduced to the storyline, and the character's involvement in these things. They should be separated into story arcs, but until a definite list of arc names is generated and approved by community consensus, these sections can simply be grouped by relevant plot events (for instance "Fighting 'Character X'" or "Searching for 'Character/Object X'").


How the character acts overall.

Physical description

This describes in detail the overall appearance of the character. The description should comprise notes on important details such as tattoos and important facial features, etc. The description should contain enough detail to give a reader an idea on what the character looks like without a visual aid.


Information on the character's clothing and their equipment. Any outfits, weapons or other items that are present and visible on their person should be mentioned. If the character goes through many outfit changes (like Kagome), only ones seen across multiple story arcs should be mentioned. For instance, in the case of Kagome, the sweater she was wearing when she first met Sesshōmaru was never seen again in the series, and so should not be mentioned in this section, given its low level of importance. Conversely, her miko robes, which are worn on multiple occasions throughout the series and which she adopts permanently at the end, should be mentioned. However, for characters such as Kagura, Renkotsu, or Jakotsu, who change outfits after important events in the plot (usually after their initial outfit has been damaged), all outfits should be mentioned. Temporary outfits such as disguises should not be listed.

Powers & Abilities

Full details on what the character can do, both inside and outside of battles. (e.g. transformations, spiritual powers, innate abilities, etc.)


Give details on any weapons the character uses and how they are used, including moves/attacks unique to these weapons.


How the character acts towards other characters. Use ===Level 3 headings=== for different relationship categories such as Family, Allies/Traveling companions, Enemies, and Other. To start a section on a specific character, instead of using headings, use the semicolon (;) at the beginning of a new line with the character name and link. It will automatically bold the name for the new section. Additionally, only include characters in relationship sections who have meaningful interactions and relationships with one another in the series. If characters have only briefly interacted, or have not interacted at all, they are not to be included in the relationship section.

Manga vs. Anime

Differences, similarities, and other aspects of the character's portrayal in the manga versus the character's portrayal in the anime.


Notable quotes of the character. Quotes should be well-known and unique to this character, not random, comical sayings. Listed using a * at the beginning of the line. To prevent use of any and all sayings, please make the MAX limit 20 quotes.


Misc. info that cannot be fitted into the article. Listed using a * at the beginning of the line.

Media appearances

A list of media the character has appeared in; this is only necessary if a character has appeared in more than one instance of a particular kind of media. For instance, if a character appears in a chapter of the manga and an episode of the anime, then they do not need a list of appearances, as this information can be found in the character's infobox. However, if they appear in several chapters and several episodes, then they will need a media appearances section. Only include episodes or chapters that characters physically appear in; if the character is only mentioned but not seen, then do not add them to this section. The list should be divided into 'manga' and 'anime' appearances. Movies can also be included in the anime list. Movies fall into the InuYasha chronology as follows: Episodes 1 - 54, Movie 1, Episodes 55 - 95, Movie 2, Episodes 96 - 136, Movie 3, Episodes 137 - 167, Movie 4, Final Act Episodes.


Contains the code {{reflist}}. Any information references in the article appear here. Naviboxes should be listed directly below references.

At the bottom of every Character page, please supply Categories of which this page falls into:

This is for easy finding via category directories.