A female character in the popular anime/manga series, InuYasha
. Inuyasha's first love, Kikyo was a priestess who watched over the sacred Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls). After Kikyo and Inuyasha fell into a trap set by the cunning Onigumo, Kikyo sealed Inuyasha to a tree and died, the Shikon Jewel vanishing with her. Later reincarnated into a modern-day high school girl named Kagome
who released Inuyasha from the tree, Kikyo was ressurected by the ogress, Urasue.
Although Kikyo doesn't appear in every episode, she has a huge presence within the series. In her heart she carries enormous hatred, but also enormous love for Inuyasha.
Kikyo is named after the balloonflower, which carries the meaning, "unchanging love."
Alternate spelling: Kikyou
"The reunion between Inuyasha and Kikyo is a crucial point in the early part of the story." - Director Misahi Ikeda