The Cat Demon was a Yōkai that was sealed under a temple by a Monk (Priest in the anime) 100 years prior to the start of the story. Many years later, a Nun came upon the temple and intended to exorcise the demon and renew the seal on the cat demon's remains; however, she failed and the cat demon was reawakened. The Cat demoness took control of the Nun, and used her to lure unsuspecting travelers to the temple in order to devour them. When Inuyasha and his group stumble upon the temple, they eventually defeat the cat demon with the help of Inuyasha's newly acquired Dragon-Scaled Tessaiga.
Manga vs. Anime
- The Cat Demon never made an appearance in the Inuyasha anime series.
- Instead, the Cat Demon was recycled for the Hanyō no Yashahime sequel anime series.
- A monk, Juan, is possessed rather than a nun.
- The Cat Demon is defeated when absorbed by Towa's energy blade.