InuYasha Cosplay: Kagome Higurashi (Hinako Usa) Cosplay 15 NOV 2013

Japanese cosplayer Hinako Usa grabs her schoolgirl costume and transforms herself into the feisty Kagome Higurashi, from the hit 90’s Rumiko Takahashi manga and anime franchise!

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Kagome Higurashi is the female protagonist and narrator of the series. Aged fifteen at the start of the series, she is a middle-school student born 12 March 1982 in modern Japan. She is the reincarnation of the deceased (and later reawakened) priestess Kikyo. Kagome has the sacred Shikon Jewel unknowingly hidden inside her body until her 15th birthday, when a demon pulls her into the Bone Eater’s Well at her family’s shrine and takes her five hundred years back through time.

They emerge in the Feudal Era about fifty years after Kikyo’s death, where the demon tears the Jewel from Kagome’s body. She releases InuYasha from his seal, and he defeats the demon, but after the awakening murder, attempts to slaughter Kagome for the Jewel. Kaede, Kikyo’s younger sister, uses her great spiritual power to force a necklace onto InuYasha, so InuYasha and Kagome are bound by the artifact. The Jewel’s power proves to be a very strong lure for evil. When the Crow Demon seizes the Sacred Jewel, Kagome attempts to stop it with a longbow and arrow, but in doing so, accidentally shatters the jewel into numerous fragments that disperse throughout Japan.

She agrees to help find them, as she can sense the presence of nearby shards, and InuYasha comes along as protector and companion (and, ostensibly, so he can steal the jewel from her when it’s complete, though he makes no secret of this). As the series progresses, she begins to deeply fall in love with InuYasha, and finds herself competing with the revived Kikyo for his romantic love and affections, on top of finding herself trapped in the middle of a very decision that could make or break the world that she knows and love, with just one final wish, along with the help of Inuyasha by her side, Kagome wishes away the jewel saving the world around and is sent back to her own time.

Three years later, Kagome returns to the Feudal Era after completing her high school years and meets up with InuYasha once again. As a result of that, she marries InuYasha.

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