Kagome Higurashi (日暮 かごめ, Higurashi Kagome
) is the second protagonist of both the manga and anime. Kagome can be extremely sweet, but can also become very dangerous when provoked. She is the reincarnation of Kikyo, a priestess who died 50 years before the time Kagome first emerged from the Bone Eater's Well in the Feudal Era. Kagome takes over Kikyo's task of protecting the Jewel of Four Souls after accidentally shattering it in Episode 2. Kagome has also developed feelings for InuYasha. This relationship proves to be a driving point of the series. Kagome has great spiritual power due to the fact she is Kikyo's reincarnation. But the manga recently revealed that the evil side of the Jewel is sealing Kagome's power, out of fear that she might be able to purify it. Literally, "Kagome" translates as "Woven Bamboo Pattern" if written in kanji, using hiragana alone, Kagome is a kind of beet. At the end of the series, she spends 3 years away from the well and finishes high school, then marries InuYasha and lives in the feudal era.
Kagome lives with her younger brother, Sota Higurashi (日暮 草太, Higurashi Sōta
), her mother, and her grandfather in the modern world. These three are the only ones in the modern era aware of Kagome's double life and often cover for her while she is in InuYasha's world. Her mother takes Kagome's time travel adventures in stride and makes sure her daughter gets all the supplies she needs; Sota collects Kagome's homework from school and admires InuYasha, who he respects as an older brother; Grandpa is a shrine keeper and invents many bizarre excuses as to why Kagome is not in school. Hōjō (北条, Hōjō
) is a boy has a crush on Kagome and Yuka, Eri, and Ayumi (由加 / 絵理 / あゆみ, Yuka, Eri, and Ayumi
) acts as Kagome's three closest modern-day friends. In the anime, Sota crushes on a girl, Hitomi.
Satsuki Yukino (Japanese), Moneca Stori (English) But in The Final Act she's voiced by Kira Tozer (English)