Sesshomaru is a tall human, with fair skin, pointy ears, golden eyes with slit pupils and wist-length white hair with short bangs. He has a purple crescent moon on his forehead that could be seen beneath his bangs, two magenta stripes on each cheek, and a magenta stripe on each eyelid. He wears armor with a spiked pauldron covering his left shoulder attached to the upper section of his cuirass and "lotus petal" folds. His kimono is white with a red and white cherry blossom flower crest at the collar and sleeves.
Sesshomaru's name literally means: "Destruction of life". The kanji 殺 means: to kill, the kanji 生 means: raw, raft or fresh. As well, live, uncooked, rare, natural or unprocessed. The kanji 丸 means: ball, which can be used to mark circular thing such as a bullet or pill. It is as well a counterword for pills.
Sesshomaru is one of the antagonists of the manga series InuYasha (Japanese: 犬夜叉,InuYasha), also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale (Japanese: 戦国御伽草子 犬夜叉,Sengoku Otogizōshi Inuyasha). The manga is illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from November 13, 1996 until June 18, 2008. The manga was adopted into an anime series from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004, with the second season from October 3, 2009 to March 29, 2010. The series even had four movies that ran in the Japanese theaters.