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Akitoki Hōjō

Akitoki Hōjō

Hōjō Akitoki



Name meaning

Autumn time

Surname meaning

North line

Biographical information


Married to Kagome Hōjō

Physical information





Eye color


Hair color


Skin color





Hōjō clan


InuYasha Anime

Episode 137

Movie Debut

Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū

Yūji Ueda

English VA

Matt Smith

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Akitoki Hōjō (北条秋時, "Hōjō Akitoki") is an ancestor of Kagome Higurashi's classmate Hōjō, who harbors a crush on Kagome. Akitoki also falls in love with Kagome though his feelings go unrequited.


He is traveling to dispose of a sword that has brought nothing but trouble upon his family.[1] He meets Inuyasha when Inuyasha saves him from bandits. It soon becomes clear that he has had a crush on Kagome since first meeting her.

Due to finding her name on her classmate Hōjō's family tree, Kagome begins to wonder if maybe she is to end up marrying Akitoki. Also, due to a comment Inuyasha makes about demons and humans just not understanding each other, Kagome further ponders if she really does end up marrying Akitoki rather than Inuyasha.

When Kagome is held hostage by Hoshiyomi, Akitoki jumps in and gives a speech about how weakness is what enables humans to understand each other and how love never fades in humans and mortals.[2]

Later, he confesses his love for Kagome and that he loved her with all his strength; saying how she was different and special from anyone else he had ever met and he would go as far as to die to save her. He jumps in to save Kagome and ends up getting hurt less than she did.

After seeing Kagome and Inuyasha together, he secretly leaves Kagome and the others while they are all arguing near a river. In the end while traveling, he meets his future wife, Suzaku. Akitoki asks her to change her name to Kagome, which is why the name "Kagome" is present in Hōjō's family tree.


Like Hōjō, Akitoki is a very health conscious person. He is also very clumsy, to the point that people wonder how he can survive in the Feudal Era, much like Amari Nobunaga. He is shown to very selfless, judging by the fact that he carried the burden of the Ken blade in order to get it purified instead of throwing it away, as he didn't wish for another family to suffer misfortune like he did.


Kagome Higurashi

Akitoki fell in love with Kagome the moment he saw her, believing her to be a celestial being from heaven. Kagome, in turn, was more than willing to help him bring the Ken blade to the Furai Shrine and tried to convince Inuyasha that he was being too hard on him. After seeing how Inuyasha and Kagome put their lives on the line, Akitoki realized that Kagome was really in love with Inuyasha. Unlike the possessive Kōga, however, he did not get jealous and humbly accepted that his feelings would never be returned. His feeling were so great that he convinced his future wife to change her name to Kagome, though this was partially because her birth name was Suzaku and he had already been the victim of another Suzaku.

Trivia Edit

  • Akitoki's surname and the pattern on his clothes could possibly hint he belongs or is related to the Hōjō clan. One of the mos powerful clans of ancient japan. Who actually controlled japan during sometime in the Kamakura Shogunate and fought during the Mongol Invasion. During the feudal era they controlled the provinces of Sagami and Izu. neighbors of Musashi province where Kaede's village is located.
  • Akitoki would not be the first character in the series to be related to a real clan of ancient japan. As Nobunaga a character who bears many similarities with him is related to the Takeda clan. As well as Kuranosuke Takeda a leader of the Takeda castle.
  • Akitoki is unique in that he first appears in a movie, and returns in a later episode.


  1. InuYasha anime; Episode 137
  2. InuYasha anime; Episode 140
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