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Kanade

Kanade

Kanade

Nihongo

Name meaning

Play Music

English TV

Lady Kanade

Biographical information

Status

Deceased

Occupation

Guardian Miko of Hōraijima

Physical information

Species

Human

Gender

Female

Affiliation

Loyalty

Hōraijima

Debut

Movie Debut

Fire on the Mystic Island

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū

Tomiko Van

English VA

Rebecca Shoichet

Kanade (奏, かなで, "Play Music") was the guardian miko of Hōraijima, a place where demons and humans lived in harmony, and consequently the birthplace of many hanyō.

History

Every fifty years, the time barrier around Hōraijima would weaken, and yōkai from the mainland would attack. Among the bloodthirsty horde, were the Four War Gods. Kanade fought during those battles and managed to seal the War Gods' powers in four spheres in her comb box, before throwing herself into the Cauldron of Resonance, at the cost of her life. Unfortunately, the Four War Gods figured that by throwing half-demons into the cauldron, they could regain a small portion of their powers.

During the story

Fifty years later, she reappeared as a glowing green orb at the bottom of the Cauldron of Resonance when Inuyasha and Asagi were thrown into it. She gave Inuyasha her blessings and the little that remains of her life force in order to allow him to escape the cauldron. In return, she asked him to save the children that are on the island. She also gave him the container holding the power of the Four War Gods.

Personally

Kanade cares very much of the children of Hōraijima. She wishes for Asagi and the others to have a happy life and expresses regret of the fact that they are forced to be sacrificed by the Shitōshin.

Powers & Abilities

Kanade is powerful enough to seal away the true powers of the Shitōshin.

Quotes

"I shall pass on what little life I have left. In exchange, save these children."
―Kanade[src]

Trivia

  • She mainly appears in the movie as a glowing green firefly that speaks.
  • The meaning of Kanade's name, "play music," likely refers to the song that she taught to the children of the island.

References

InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island
Hōraijima: Cauldron of Resonance  •  Mount Hōrai  •  Village
Objects: Jeweled comb box
Shitōshin
War Gods: Gōra  •  Jūra  •  Kyōra  •  Ryūra
Weapons: Crimson Demon Fan  •  Fūjinga  •  Raijinga  •  Thunder Cannon
Miscellaneous: Kikyō clone  •  Spheres of Power
Island Natives
Hanyō: Ai  •  Asagi  •  Dai  •  Moegi  •  Roku  •  Shion
Humans: Lady Kanade
Marked by the Four War Gods
Outsiders: Inuyasha  •  Sesshōmaru