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|Blood Type||Type O|
|Occupation||Hotel Owner/Dog Lender|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 6|
|Anime Debut||Life and Death|
|Japanese Voice||Shindou Kei|
Inukashi has a short and slender frame with long dark brown hair, tan skin, and dark brown eyes. They dress ambiguously (due to limited resources, probably) with old, worn clothes. They wear a low-cut, long sleeved button up blouse that is a faded maroonish-purple. The left side is torn to above their elbow. Their pants are a faded blue and the right side is ripped into a shorts length and the other side is capri-length. They wear a gray belt (presumably much too large as it hangs down almost to their knee). Inukashi wears tan sandles with two straps over their feet, one behind the ankle, and several up their shin. Inukashi is a young child, and their gender is left up to the viewer.
Inukashi is an independant person who views humans as dispicable. They are quick tempered and speaks their mind very bluntly. They have a rash way of speaking and Rikiga considers them a brat. They're very cocky and self aware, but they have a kinder side. Inukashi loves their dogs and constantly speaks about how they're better and kinder than humans. They think Shions is a huge odd ball, and not only because of is looks, but offers him a job and as the series goes on Inukashi finds themselves wondering if they've gotten attached or too involved. It has been implied that Inukashi is younger than Shion and Nezumi but overall seems to dabble in more dangerous things than they do in order to provide for their dogs. Overall, Inukashi is very tough, and Rikiga even says in the novel that Inukashi may be tougher than Nezumi in the long run, remarking, "Maybe I should watch out more for the dog than the fox."
They're very cunning and wary of the world around them, and they have a great understanding of the world they live in. Inukashi has a deep fear of suffering and despite being closed off and secretive, is almost open about the fact, and Nezumi uses it to manipulate them. Inukashi doesn't understand caring for other human beings, only their dogs, until the end of the series when Shion saves a baby and entrusts it to them. Inukashi also cares for Shion, and on some level even Nezumi. When Shion and Nezumi are inside the correctional facility it is shown that in the novels Inukashi can't help but wish for their return, despite their knowledge that Shion and Nezumi most likely perished.
Inukashi was abandoned in West Block as a baby, and an old man with numerous dogs took them in. They were raised primarily by a female dog, who Inukashi refers to as their mother. The old man that took them in disappeared one day, and Inukashi was left to be raised by dogs alone. Along with the environment in West Block, this caused their disdain towards other humans and their selfish, independant personality. As they grew up, they've found multiple ways to earn money. Inukashi lives in a rundown hotel and rents out dogs to people who need warmth and a place to stay for the night. Inukashi and their dogs are information gatherers, and they sell the information to people (Nezumi included) for profit. They also gets shipments of food, clothes, and other materials from a garbage sorter from the Correctional Facility.
Inukashi is an information gathered that sells the things they learn to people who can pay, Nezumi included. Nezumi uses and manipulates them to gather information about various things, the Correctional Facility included. Inukashi gives Shion a job washing dogs, and at times wonders if they've gotten too involved with the two. After The Hunt, they take care of a baby that Shion entrusts to a dog of theirs. Inukashi, along with Rikiga, help Shion and Nezumi sneak into the Correctional Facility. The two wait (im)patiently for them to get out. When they've discovered Shion has died, they leave alone, per Nezumi's request to stay with Shion.
Powers & Abilities Edit
Inukashi is able to assess people very well, seeing subtle changes in emotions. They can also synchronize their mood with the dogs around them. They can use their dogs to assault others. One of their most prominent abilities is information gathering, as they have various sources that they can gain intelligence from. Inukashi has a fairly acute sense of smell, as a result of being raised by dogs.
Inukashi was raised by a dog (now deceased) that they call their mother, and there is another dog (also deceased) that was the brother of their mother, which Shion replies it was Inukashi's uncle.
Inukashi has a deep hatred for Nezumi, and speaks illy of him constantly. Their relationship before Shion arrives in West Block is strictly business. Despite their dislike of each other, they have their uses for each other, and so their relationship continues. Inukashi doesn't like it, but he's glad Nezumi is willing to sing for his dogs when they're dying. Nezumi also promises to sing Inukashi's soul away if they die.
Inukashi thinks Shion is very strange, in both personality and looks. At first they're very wary and just treats him as Nezumi's pet, but later they develop a soft spot for him. They, like Rikiga, treats Shion much nicer than Nezumi, even before they start to get to know each other better. They offers Shion a job washing their dogs.
Inukashi and Rikiga have a disdain for each other, and though they work together later in the series, it's begrudginly. Rikiga calls Inukashi a brat, and they call him an old man. They have a great dislike of Rikiga's alcoholic tendencies, and constantly comments about the smell.
In the novels, Gestsuyaku is Inukashi's business partner. He is a citizen of No. 6 and takes care of the trash produced by the correctional facility. In exchange for money, he takes out all the leftover food and articles of clothing from the trash and gives it to Inukashi, who sells it to the food and clothing stalls. Later in the books, Inukshi pays Getsuyaku to mess around with the cleaning robots and make them spew trash around. He is also paid to put tiny capsules into the robots, which release a horrid smell that affects many of the workers in the correctional facility.
Inukashi's name means Dog Keeper and they got the name from their trade.
There are several instances where it is implied that Inukashi is designated female at birth, but there's an art piece that shows most of the main characters in suit: whereas Safu wears a skirt, Inukashi wears a suit like every other male, which could possibly be hinting that they identify as a boy.Their gender, however, is left deliberately ambiguous, and Inukashi themself doesn't seem to care.
In an episode near the end of the series, when Inukashi is used as bait for the No. 6 supervisor, Rikiga says, "even a boy can feel like a girl." Also, in the same episode, Shion grabs Inukashi's shoulder and says, "You're a-" implying Inukashi is, in fact, female.