The Shichinintai are seven human assassins in the Anime and Manga series of Inuyasha. Naraku uses several fragments of the ‘Shikon No Tama’ to revive the seven assassins, who once terrorised the surrounding area of Mount Hakurei before they were tricked and all beheaded. What purpose does Naraku have for reviving these deadly assassins? As usual, Naraku is manipulating and using others for his own malevolent purposes. Each member of the Shichinintai have the kanji ‘Tsu’ ( つ ) at the end of their names. ‘Tsu’ means skeleton or remains, this relates to the fact that each member is undead.