Sayo Ikaruga
 Kanji 斑鳩 小夜 (いかるが さよ)
 Romaji Ikaruga Sayo
 Species Human
 Status Alive
 Age 11
 Gender Female
 Birthday March 3rd
 Height 142 cm (4'6")
 Weight 36 kg (79 Ibs.)
 Blood Type B
 Affiliations Ikaruga House
 Relatives Mineji Ikaruga,
Shimon Ikaruga (Cousin)
Keiji Ikaruga (Brother)
Hoji Ikaruga (Father)
 Manga Debut Chapter 20
 Anime Debut Episode 50

Sayo Ikaruga (斑鳩 小夜 Ikaruga Sayo?) is an exorcist and the host of Kuzunoha, the mother of Abe no Seimei.


Sayo's Tattoos

Sayo is a petite girl with an average height. She has shoulder-length, dark, red hair. She has tattoos on her body to seal her immense power.


She is very caring towards others and openly shows her affections for Rokuro. She even offers to give her own life for others such as when she was kidnapped. Since she was confined in her house for most of her life, she shows interest in the outside world.


Arima Tsuchimikado sends Sayo with Shimon Ikaruga to act as the proctor for Rokuro Enmado. Two years ago, she was told that she would meet Rokuro and that her love for him would develop. Upon arrival, she makes Rokuro go shopping with her. She then unleashes Kuzunoha and brings out Rokuro's guardian. The following day, her escorts are murdered by Hijirimaru. She gets abducted and is severely injured by the Basara. She unleashes Kuzunoha in Magano to summon Benio Adashino's guardian spirit, which turns out to be Kuzunoha's enemy, Ashiya Doman. She is rescued by the latter and leaves the mainland stating that she would wait for Rokuro.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Her guardian spirits are Kuzunoha, the mother of Abe no Seimei, and her 48 retainers.[1] To use her power she has to be naked and perform kagure nude dance.


Shimon IkarugaEdit

She is the younger cousin of Shimon Ikaruga. He is extremely protective over her to keep her from using her immense power too much.

Rokuro EnmadoEdit

She has a huge crush on Rokuro. She snuck into his bed while he was sleeping twice.[2]



  1. Chapter 22, Page 4
  2. Chapter 21

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