Inuyasha is based on a popular manga Inuyasha, written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, which gained popularity because of its stunning battles, unique setting, and quirky characters.
It follows the adventures of high school student Kagome Higurashi and the half-demon Inuyasha as they search for shards of the Shikon Jewel.
With the last installation, i.e., Inuyasha: The Final Act, the series secured its place as one of the most beloved cult classics in the Shonen genre.
With around 200 episodes, Inuyasha is host to a large number of characters, each with their own unique personalities and power.
It has an incredible cast made up of supernatural beings demons, who occupy both the position of villains and heroes in the series. In fact, the protagonist, Inuyasha, himself, is a half-demon.
While the demons have superior abilities than humans, there are still huge power gaps between each of them.
With the announcement of a new sequel, this is the perfect time to revel in our nostalgia by revisiting the top 10 strongest demons in Inuyasha!
Next on our list is the stubborn young leader of the eastern yokai-wolf tribe.
When he first met Inuyasha as an opponent in battle, Koga went toe to toe with him and almost ended up the unofficial winner due to the Shikon shards in his possession.
These shards allowed him to travel at the speed of the wind, which he used to his advantage during fights.
Despite reluctantly becoming Inuyasha’s ally, Koga served his purpose as a strong rival to the former both in power, as well as romance, mainly due to his persistent courtship of Kagome.
His tornado-causing speed, when coupled with his animalistic battle style, makes Koga a very powerful demon.
Kagura was Naraku’s second incarnation and one of the most beloved female characters in the series. She hated Naraku and wished to be free of him.
To do so, she even offered aid to Inuyasha and Sesshomaru in hopes that they could kill him.
As a wind sorceress, Kagura was one of Naraku’s strongest detachments. Using a fan to enhance her powers, she had a versatile format of attacking.
Since she controlled the wind, any airborne attacks were rendered completely ineffective against her. With her powers, she could create blade-like tornadoes, or even use the wind to animate dead bodies.
However, such attacks could not penetrate extremely defensible barriers, like Hakudoshi’s, which is why she’s placed 9th on this list.
Hakudoshi was Naraku’s eighth incarnation and a formidable demon.
While he was originally Naraku’s 7th incarnation – the Infant, the latter was split in half by a powerful monk, with one half becoming him.
He was much more powerful than other demons because he shared many of the same abilities as Naraku, and was basically a lesser version of him.
Like Naraku, Hakudoshi had the ability to create a barrier, which was strong enough to withstand a direct hit from the Kaze no Kizu, one of the most powerful yoki based attacks in the series.
Furthermore, it was also immune to the barrier shattering Red Tessaiga.
The barrier had another ability that was to reverse the flow of yoki based attacks, which allowed him to redirect the enemy’s attack back on them.
One more factor that made Hakudoshi almost invincible was that on top of not having a heart in his own body, he could be hit with most attacks and regenerate within seconds. Due to this, he’s placed 8th on this list.
Toga was a powerful dog demon who served as the Ruler of the Western Lands and was feared throughout feudal Japan as being the strongest of his kind.
He fathered two sons, Sesshomaru, and Inuyasha, the main protagonist of our series.
He was initially stronger than his sons and was stated to be one of the most powerful yokai.
Toga had defeated extremely powerful Daiyokai, such as Shishinki, the Panther King, as well as Hyoga.
Toga was also a master swordsman with command over the three swords of Supreme conquest: So’unga, Tessaiga, and Tenseiga. While he lost against Ryukotsusei, his legend and legacy are still carried out by his sons.
Kanna was Naraku’s first incarnation whose only purpose was to destroy the Tessaiga.
As a “concealed incarnation”, Kanna had no scent and demonic aura, making her undetectable to Inuyasha’s senses.
She carried a special mirror whose primary ability was to steal the souls of those reflected in it.
Once a soul was trapped into her mirror, Kanna could control that person’s body to carry out her bidding.
Another ability of the mirror was to reflect almost any attack back at the sender, as well as create a glass demon to copy the abilities of whatever it reflected.
This demon mirror of hers couldn’t be destroyed by either Kagome or Kikyo’s spiritual powers and was strong enough to match Inuyasha at his peak.
Moryomaru was a yokai vessel created by Hakudoshi and used by the Infant, one of Naraku’s incarnations, to combat Naraku.
He was the physical embodiment of the former’s heart and was undoubtedly one of the strongest demons in the series.
Given Moryomaru’s performance against Inuyasha, Kikyo, Koga, and even Sesshomaru, he exceeded even Naraku in power, especially once he attained his final form.
When he confronted the former himself, he was completely unscathed, even after Naraku’s best efforts.
Moryomaru was able to break Sesshomaru’s Tokijin and only lost to Naraku due to him having a near-complete Shikon jewel.
4Demon of Shikon no Tama
Demon of the Shikon no Tama was an incredibly powerful dragon yokai and the true antagonist of the series.
While he died fighting the ancient priestess Midoriko, he continued his existence once again by manipulating Naruko.
As he resided within the Shikon Jewel, he was virtually immune to all forms of physical damage.
Protected by the evil of the jewel, he was able to regenerate within seconds or become the several demons he used to be.
In the manga, his spirit was only destroyed when Inuyasha cut him using Meido Zangetsuha at the exact point of light within the jewel’s inherent darkness.
In the anime, he was destroyed when Kagome wished for the jewel to disappear forever.
No matter the version, despite being defeated, he still deserves his position as one of the mightiest.
Naraku is the main driving force behind Inuyasha anime and has been the constant motivation factor for the series’ characters.
As his name suggests, he literally had power over the underworld. While he was extremely strong, what made him truly great was his ability to always remain one step ahead of the rest.
Unlike other villains who use brute strength to destroy their enemies, Naraku reveled in playing with their emotions and weaknesses as a human.
He was directly responsible for Kikyo’s death, the seal on Inuyasha, as well as nearly all the other character’s misery.
After he gained all Shikon Jewel shards and made the Shikon no Tama whole again, It took the combination of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha to finally defeat him, and even then, it was Kagome who dealt the final blow.
While Naraku served as a pawn and was manipulated by the Demon of Shikon no Tama, his power made him one of the strongest and best villains in the series.
Next on our list is Inuyasha, the protagonist of his series. We have seen his growth throughout his journey, and though his actions were impulsive and sometimes beyond reason, his strength has grown tremendously.
As the son of a powerful Dog Demon, Inuyasha naturally possessed an enormous amount of demonic power.
His senses, such as hearing, sight, and smell, were all enhanced, and he had the ability to heal incredibly fast.
However, being born a hanyo, his powers fell short when compared to his half-brother, Sesshomaru.
Despite struggling through the majority of the series due to this, Inuyasha never stopped training.
As a result, his power allowed him to wield and unleash Bakuryuha, Kongosoha, and Meido Zangetsuha with his father’s Tessaiga.
He even went on to surpass the latter by defeating the powerful daiyokai, Ryukotsusei, who not even toga could defeat.
By the end, he beat everyone in the story and is still getting stronger. However, he is still placed second on this list due to his brother’s overwhelming strength.
Sesshomaru, son of Inuyaisho and half-brother of Inuyasha, is the strongest demon in the Inuyasha series. He was feared by Naraku himself and was one of the few demons who didn’t covet for the power of Shikon Jewel.
While Inuyasha was strong in his own right, Sesshomaru was a pure-blooded demon, and therefore leaps and bounds more powerful than the former.
The only thing that constantly held Sesshomaru back from reaching his true potential was his obsession with his father’s power and the Tetsusaiga.
Once he let go of his obsession, he was able to regrow his arm and manifest a sword with his own power, the Bakusaiga.
This sword was extremely powerful and was much more destructive than Tetsuaiga. That’s why, Sesshomaru is easily the most powerful demon and character throughout the entire series and deserves his position at the number one position.