Kagewaki Hitomi (人見蔭刀ひとみかげわき, "Shadow Sword (first name), See People (family name)") was the son of Nagasaki Hitomi, a daimyō. Naraku needed a temporary body to remain in the world, so he took advantage of Kagewaki's position and killed him to assume his identity. Kagewaki's father was also possessed and then killed by Naraku while he was disguised as Kagewaki. Kagewaki's position also helped him with tricking Sango into believing that Inuyasha was responsible for the death of her clan. He used a Kugutsu to pose as his real identity while he was disguised as Kagewaki.

Although Naraku changes bodies throughout the series, he keeps Kagewaki's face (and voice in anime).


  • His seiyū, Toshiyuki Morikawa, later provided the voice for Otobe from Rumiko Takahashi's newest series Rin-ne.
  • The true Kagewaki never appears at any point in the story; Naraku having assumed his identity before the reader is introduced to him.
  • In Chapter 452 of the manga, the soul of Onigumo appears as having a face similar to Kagewaki but with long ghostly hair. The reason behind this is unknown.

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