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The Shitōshin (四闘神しとうしん, "Four War Gods") were four powerful demons who attacked the island of Hōraijima after its time barrier weakened.

Despite their success in routing the inhabitants of the island, the priestess Kanade sealed their Spheres of Power into a comb box and leapt into the Cauldron of Resonance. Unable to leave the island without their power, the Four War Gods took over Hōraijima and sacrificed half-demons in the cauldron to release a portion of their power to sustain themselves, since they scarred they the mark of the Shitōshin on the half-demons.

They were eventually defeated by Sesshōmaru (Kyōra), Sango (Jūra), and Inuyasha (Ryūra and Gōra). Their Spheres survived to make as a their true forms, until they were destroyed forever by Kagome using Kikyō's bow with a Sacred Arrow along with Inuyasha using Adamant Backlash Wave.

Trivia

  • The Four War Gods were created specifically as the main antagonists of the fourth Inuyasha movie, Fire on the Mystic Island.
  • They were based on the Four Celestial Animals. The members and their respective animals are Ryūra (Dragon), Kyōra (Phoenix), Jūra (Tiger), and Gōra (Tortoise), based on the four Chinese constellations.
  • Each of the War Gods names end with the kanji '羅'(Ra), which translates to 'Compass'. This is a reference to them being based on the Four Celestial Animals.
  • They are the second group to follow the four celestial animal trope. The other group is a clan of demon ninja named after them: Genbu, Seiryū, Suzaku, and Byakko.

References

InuYasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island
Hōraijima: Cauldron of Resonance  •  Mount Hōrai  •  Village
Objects: Jeweled comb box
Shitōshin
War Gods: Gōra  •  Jūra  •  Kyōra  •  Ryūra
Weapons: Crimson Demon Fan  •  Fūjinga  •  Raijinga  •  Thunder Cannon
Miscellaneous: Kikyō clone  •  Spheres of Power
Island Natives
Hanyō: Ai  •  Asagi  •  Dai  •  Moegi  •  Roku  •  Shion
Humans: Lady Kanade
Marked by the Four War Gods
Outsiders: Inuyasha  •  Sesshōmaru


Dog Yōkai
Daiyōkai TōgaSesshōmaruSesshōmaru's mother
Hanyō InuyashaTowa HigurashiSetsunaMoroha (quarter)
Allies BokusenōHōsenki IHigurashi familyJakenKaedeKohakuKujakuMyōgaRōyakanSayaSea GodSeitenTōtōsaiMō-MōMirokuKirinmaru (formerly)Zero (formerly)RikuRionSpirit of the Tree of AgesAkuruNanasukeRokutaHisui
Enemies Hyōga clan (HyōgaMenōmaru) • NarakuPanther tribe (Panther King) • RyūkotsuseiShishinkiShitōshinTakemaruShikyōKirinmaru (currently)Zero (currently)
Locations Kagome and Inuyasha's houseSesshōmaru's mother's manorStone tombTōga's tomb
Unique Items BakusaigaBlack PearlMeidō StoneRobe of the Fire-RatSō'ungaTenseigaTessaigaHoshikiri no FueRainbow PearlKyūyōkon RootKikujūmonjiKurikaramaruKanemitsu no TomoeWindmill of TimePinwheelYukari no TachikiriZanseiken
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