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Japanese name: りん
Nickname: an orphan girl who finds Sesshomaru in the woods after he is badly injured by Inuyasha's sword
Rin is an orphan girl who finds Sesshomaru in the woods after he is badly injured by Inuyasha's sword. Although Sesshomaru is heartless and sternly to her, she visits him regularly and attempts to take care of him, even stealing fish from the village for him until she learns that he doesn't eat human food. The villagers beat her for stealing the fish, but when Sesshomaru idly inquires about her injuries, she seems strangely happy about his interest in her welfare. During this time, she never speaks, only communicating with hand gestures and smiles.
Later, the wolf-demon Koga chases a thief to her village, then lets his wolves kill and eat the villagers. Rin flees through the forest towards Sesshomaru, but the wolves catch up to her. Recovered from his wounds, Sesshomaru is leaving when he catches Rin's scent and follows it to her lifeless body. Remembering her friendly smile, he retests Tenseiga by using it to resurrect her. After setting Rin on her feet again, Sesshomaru walks away, leaving the dumbfounded Jaken and a wide-eyed Rin standing on the path. After a moment, they both follow. Rin is treated nicer than Jaken, even though Jaken has traveled a long way with Sesshomaru. From her next appearence, Rin comes out clean, wearing a new, colorful kimono with white and orange squares, and talking and acting more like a typical child. Throughout the series, she continues to follow "Lord Sesshomaru," as she calls him; when he is away on dangerous tasks, she waits for him with Jaken and a two-headed dragon which she names "Ah-Un." Rin bonds a strong and kind-hearted friendship with Kohaku, althought she isn't aware of that Kohaku is under Naraku's spell. When meeting Kohaku, Rin was safely guarded until Naraku ordered him to kill her, but failed. The second time Rin meet Kohaku was in Mt. Hakurei; she was excited to see Kohaku, but was dangerous in a cave full of demons, so Kohaku protected Rin and let her escape. The third time was in the Final Act when Rin was to watch over Kohaku after being injured.
Though Sesshomaru never states any feelings for Rin, he displays a strong protective instinct, and Rin is obviously devoted to him. Rin is killed for a second time when she and Kohaku, now also journeying with Sesshomaru, are taken by the "Dog from Hell." When he finds her body, Sesshomaru is visibly disturbed, especially when he learns that Tenseiga can only revive a person once. Rin's lifeless body is taken by the Master of Hell, with Sesshomaru and Kohaku following to retrieve her. When they return from the Land of the Dead, Sesshomaru's mother, Inukimi, uses her Meidou Stone to revive Rin. Jaken confirms that it made Sesshomaru happy while Sesshomaru puts his hand on Rin's cheek.
In the last episode of the Final Act, set three years after the defeat of Naraku, Rin no longer travels with Sesshomaru and Jaken. Instead, she lives with Kaede, which Inuyasha comments is "practice" for her to live in a human village so she can choose to follow Sesshomaru or to live in the village when the time comes. Sesshomaru is shown visiting her and bringing her gifts.
In the anime adaptation, Rin is voiced by Mamiko Noto. In the English dub, she is voiced by Brenna O'Brien.


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