Kaname Kururugi

Kaname Kururugi

Kururugi Kaname



Physical information





Eye color
  • Brown (In-game character model)
  • Grey-blue (cut-scenes)
Hair color




Inuyasha, Kagome Higurashi, Miroku, Sango, Shippō


Game Debut

The Secret of the Cursed Mask

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū

Ryōko Nagata

English VA

Carol-Anne Day

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Kaname Kururugi (枢木かなめ) is the female version of the main character in The Secret of the Cursed Mask. She has the mysterious and powerful powers of the Shikigami, which come down to the four elements: fire, water, wind, and light. Animal symbols for her elemental attacks also exist.


The game begins when Kururugi enters the family storage shed in modern day Japan to retrieve an item for father. After falling through a mysteriously etched pentagram on the floorboards, the player is transported to Feudal Japan. Unfortunately, the villagers mistake the time traveler as a demon and attack. After several close calls, Kururugi comes face to face with Inuyasha, who notices the stranger's clothes "look like Kagome's."

Kaname and Kagome

Kaname and Kagome together.

After introductions with the rest of the cast, the player begins to search for answers as to why Kururugi has been brought back to the feudal era and how to get home. The game progresses as any normal InuYasha storyline, with the Inuyasha group traveling from village to village in pursuit of Naraku (and Kururugi's answers), sometimes helping out with a local problem or two. Occasionally traces to Naraku himself are revealed, as well as leads to Kururugi's mystery and the title's "cursed mask," which holds secrets to returning the character to the present. Along the way, Kururugi learns to harness the power of shikigami from a mysterious old villager called Kakuju, a force needed in order to help Inuyasha and the others overcome the dangerous obstacles ahead while unraveling the plot of the mystic Utsugi.

Kururugi Kaname
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