InuYasha (犬夜叉, InuYasha? also romanized as Inuyasha) is the protagonist in the manga and anime series InuYasha created by Rumiko Takahashi. Inu means dog and Yasha means spirit, therefore InuYasha literally translates to "dog spirit."
In 2001, InuYasha won the Animage Grand Prix for Best Male Character.
Miroku is part of the legacy of the windtunnel monks. His grandfather got the windtunnel 50 years ago when Naraku disguised himself as a beautiful women and attacked the powerful monk. The curse is born with every son in the family and gets bigger and more powerful every year till it sucks the person in. The only way to stop this event is to kill Naraku.
Miroku spent most of his life hanging with monk Miastu, learning skills, scamming the rich, and being a leacher. Inuyasha, Kagome, and Shippo join him when the discovered Naraku was behind Inuyasha and Kikyo's demise.