Japanese cosplayer Erika Kurosuzu dons her ninja outfit as she brings to life Sango from the popular 90’s manga and anime franchise, InuYasha!
Sango is a demon slayer, aged sixteen, who hails from a village of professional demon slayers. Of her broad repertoire of tools and tricks for fighting demons, Sango’s most powerful weapon is the Hiraikotsu, a massive boomerang made of purified demon bones. Her other weapons include a concealed sword and poisons. She is accompanied by the demon cat Kirara, who accompanies Sango into battle.
Sango is first seen when she and her family and companions were on a mission to slay an evil demon, while another demon had actually possessed the lord of the castle. The demon possessing the lord ends up controlling Kohaku, Sango’s younger brother, and causes him to slay all the demon slayers except Sango. Realizing a demon was possessing both the lord and Kohaku, Sango attempts to attack the lord, but she and Kohaku are shot by the lord’s retainers and assumed to be dead and buried at the orders of the lord’s son, Kagewaki Hitomi.
Naraku later tricks Sango into killing InuYasha by deeming him responsible for her village’s destruction. When the plot fails and Sango joins InuYasha’s group, Naraku revives Kohaku, controlling him as a pawn to manipulate Sango’s emotions. While Sango seeks revenge against Naraku, her primary goal is to rescue Kohaku from Naraku’s influence and save his life.
Sango is often the victim of Miroku’s lecherous tendencies and gives him a loud slap for it, though she eventually falls in love with him. While she accepts Miroku’s proposal of marriage, she requests that Miroku stop his lecherous actions and not to flirt either. He gradually acquieses to her request, focusing his attention on her exclusively. At the end of series, when Miroku loses his Wind Tunnel, Sango marries Miroku, using the next three years with Miroku and form a family with a pair of twin girls and a baby boy. The two move into a larger home in Kaede’s village.