Sennin, master of Tokajin




Name meaning


English TV

Old Sage

Biographical information


Sacrificed his own life





Physical information





Hair color


Skin color


Skills information


Spiritual Power


Manga Debut

Chapter 83

InuYasha Anime

Episode 58

Voice Actors

Japanese Seiyū

Tamio Ōki

English VA

Paul Kloegman

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Sennin (仙人, せんせん, "Hermit") was a hermit and the former master of Tōkajin.

History Edit

He took in Tōkajin and trained him to become a sage. Tōkajin grew frustrated after a couple of years of training due to the amount of time it took for him to become a sage. He decided to turn against his master. His body was eaten by Tōkajin, but he was alive in the form of a plant because he did not reveal all the secrets to create the potion for eternal life.

During the story Edit


Inuyasha, Kagome Higurashi, Miroku, and Shippō were trying to escape Tōkajin's temple. He asked is someone was there after hearing Inuyasha and Kagome argue about how to escape from the temple. He told them that he was once Tōkajin's master. Inuyasha grabbed him by the stem and angrily asked how he could train such a monster to become a sage. The sage explained that Tōkajin turned against him and is no longer a human.

Tōkajin soon arrived explained that reason he kept him alive was to learn the potion of enteral life from him. An already injured Inuyasha tried to take the shards of Shikon Jewel shards from Tōkajin's bellybutton, but he was knocked back into a vat of human-faced fruit. The sage told Inuyasha to drink some of the potion that was in the vat. It was an imitation of eternal life potion that Tōkajin made, but it was effective enough to heal flesh wounds. Inuyasha refused to drink it and claimed that he could beat Tōkajin without drinking something so disgusting.

Tōkajin easily subdued Inuyasha. Kagome grabbed a nearby bow and arrow to save Inuyasha. The sage told her that a bow and arrow couldn't bring down Tōkajin. As she was prepared to shoot, the sage could sense Kagome's spiritual power that surrounded the bow and arrow. The bow suddenly broke before she could shoot. He pleaded with Kagome to slay Tōkajin and used the last of his energy to change into a bow and arrow as a way to make amends for training him in the first place. Kagome was able to remove the jewel shards from Tōkajin. The bow disappeared afterwords.

Personality Edit

He was a very knowledgeable person. He was the only one who knew the potion for eternal life. He felt great shame for taking on Tōkajin as his student due how he was abusing his teachings for evil purposes.

Powers & Abilities Edit

As a sage, he has great spiritual power and knows many spells. He is the only one who knows how to make the potion for eternal life. He is able to sense Kagome's spiritual power and use the last of his power to transform himself into a bow and arrow to defeat his former apprentice.

Manga vs. Anime Edit

  • The manga shows what Tōkajin does to his body. It is hacked with an axe, and then devoured.
  • In the manga, he is kept inside the lowest chambers of the temple. In the anime, he is kept outside beside Ninmenka.
  • In the manga, Tōkajin turns against him of his own accord. in the anime, Tōkajin turns against him after being influenced by Ninmenka. Furthermore, in the anime, Tōkajin turns him into a flower so he could be used as fertilizer for Ninmenka.

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