Name meaning


Viz Manga


English TV


Physical information




Male[citation needed]



Eye color


Hair color

Brown, black and white

Skills information




Manga Debut

Chapter 1

InuYasha Anime

Episode 1

Movie Debut

Affections Touching Across Time

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū

Ginzō Matsuo

English VA

Richard Ian Cox

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Buyo (ブヨ, ぶよ, "Gnat") is Kagome Higurashi's overweight cat in modern-day Tokyo, and led to her falling through the family well into the sengoku jidai.


Buyo was the reason Kagome first finds the well, since she was looking for the cat for her brother. Buyo belongs to the Higurashi family and has been part of their family for an unknown length of time, but its likely he has been a part of their family for a while. Kagome and Sōta would often give him stupid artifacts that they had been given by their grandfather and he would eat them.


Buyo is very lazy, like many house cats. Most of the time, he would be found on Kagome's bed sleeping or wandering around. Buyo mostly provided comic relief to the series.

Physical descriptionEdit

Buyo is an overweight Japanese bobtail cat of average height and with multi-colored fur. There are various patches of brown and black on his white fur. He has a patch of brown over his left ear stretching all the way to midback, on the bottom half of his front left leg, and one on his bottom by his tail. There are black patches in the middle of the two brown patches located on his back. He has claws, but does not always bring them out.


  • Inuyasha liked to play with him on the occasions when he visited Kagome's house in the modern era though Buyo apparently does not seem to enjoy it when Inuyasha gets too rough with him. Most of the time though, Buyo doesn't mind. Sōta is seen doing this as well.
  • Despite how Inuyasha has occasionally shown dog instincts (as he is part dog yokai) ; such as how Kagome played fetch with him or how he tried to dry himself in the same manner as an actual dog as well as sitting like a dog, Inuyasha does not seem to react much to cats as seen when he, from only his view, harmlessly plays with Buyo.
  • Buyo's seiyū, Ginzo Matsuo, was also the first voice of Kagome's grandfather, while his English voice actor, Richard Cox, was also the voice of Inuyasha.

Media appearancesEdit




Higurashi (日暮)
Family Grandpa  •  Grandma  •  Mr. Higurashi  •  Mama Higurashi  •  Kagome Higurashi  •  Sōta Higurashi  •  Buyo  •  Inuyasha
Places Higurashi shrine  •  Goshinboku  •  House  •  Storehouse  •  Wellhouse
Unique Items Mermaid scale  •  Sacred sutras  •  Shikon Jewel keychains  •  Sō'unga

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