Characters » Ashitare
When Soi fails to kill Miaka and the Suzaku warriors, Nakago sends Ashitare to obtain the Shinzaho of the Priestess of Genbu (Takiko Okuda). He kills Nuriko during the fight to acquire the Shinzaho, but with the last of his strength, Nuriko breaks his neck. Though Nuriko has killed Ashitare's human side, Ashitare's beast half takes over his body and successfully steals the Shinzaho and delivers it to Nakago. With his usefulness to Nakago exhausted, Nakago kills Ashitare.