Synonyms: Inu Yasha
Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisBased on the Shogakukan award-winning manga of the same name, InuYasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old girl whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into a cursed well on the grounds of her family's Shinto shrine. Instead of hitting the bottom of the well, Kagome ends up 500 years in the past during Japan's violent Sengoku period with the demon's true target, a wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel, reborn inside of her.
After a battle with a revived demon accidentally causes the sacred jewel to shatter, Kagome enlists the help of a young hybrid dog-demon/human named Inuyasha to help her collect the shards and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Joining Kagome and Inuyasha on their quest are the orphan fox-demon Shippo, the intelligent monk Miroku, and the lethal demon slayer Sango. Together, they must set aside their differences and work together to find the power granting shards spread across feudal Japan and deal with the threats that arise.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "Change the World" by V6 (eps 01-34)
#2: "I Am" by Hitomi (eps 35-64)
#3: "Owarinai Yume" by Nanase Aikawa (eps 65-95)
#4: "Grip!" by Every Little Thing (eps 96-127)
#5: "One Day, One Dream" by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 128-153)
#6: "Angelus" by Hitomi Shimatani (eps 154-167)
Ending Theme#1: "My Will" by Dream (eps 01-20,166-167)
#2: "Fukai Mori" by Do As Infinity (eps 21-41)
#3: "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki (eps 42-60)
#4: "Every Heart - Minna no Kimochi" by Boa (eps 61-85)
#5: "Shinjitsu no Uta" by Do As Infinity (eps 86-108)
#6: "Itazurana Kiss" by day after tomorrow (eps 109-127)
#7: "Come" by Namie Amuro (eps 128-148)
#8: "Brand-New World" by V6 (eps 149-165)
I'll Preface this with a bit of personal honesty, I grew up with this show during my early years watching on Adult Swim back in 2002 at age 6 (against parental advisement) with my uncle, watching for over 10 years, with 190+ episodes by the end of its "Final Act" in 2013. so no duh I'm HEAVILY Biased when it comes to this Action Shonen. I watched it even more than most kids my age at the time had watched Pokemon, which is now considered a rite-of-passage by most early parents my age. But watching with the blinders-off, after all these years later it hasn't exactly aged well when compared even to Fullmetal Alchemist's first off-cannon run.
Blinders-On: The story held well for me, with Inuyasha and Kagome growing in complexity as I did, gaining romantic subplots as my young mind was beginning to grasp the idea of truely loving a "stranger", yet keeping my young Carnage-obsessed mind distracted enough to keep me from questioning L-O-V-E too much or getting distracted by whatever was on the floor. The more disturbing and sexually suggestive things (Daemon Egg/Pearl in Sango's Vagina, various things involving tentacles) passed right over my head as a kid, though it contributed to things like the V-Chip to becoming standard in TVs back then.
Blinders-Off: The story takes its own pace, often allowing for a level of distraction in a world with a very real Daemon problem. but at the same time it can get very filler-y at times, with nearly every other episode being a filler EP after the first 30 or so, varying from hardly noticeable to blatant filler where nothing much happens for 25 minutes and nothing develops in any way. The sexually suggestive moments today come off as a bit overtly perverted, with the previously mentioned Vagina Pearl episode bordering on censored pornography.
Blinders-On: Not much to say for someone like me here, It was perfectly standard to me with few other points of comparison from the time frame and none that really WOWed me consistently enough to be above or below anything else, not particularly stand-out outside of a few episodes with epic landscapes that wowed me at the time.
Blinders-Off: Today the art is substandard, under-detailed, and sometimes flatly colored, leaving something to be desired outside of the rare landscape shots filled with detail, presumably to prevent the viewer's eyes from wandering too much.
Even less for me to say here blinders on or off outside of the common absence of overlap between words and sound effects in the background... It was perfectly fine then and still is perfectly fine. no need to fix what isn't broken eh?
Blinders-On: The characters where fresh, and outside the clueless female protagonist first shown here in the USA in Sailor Moon, where completely unique to me and perfectly acceptably written, ignoring the awkward initial dynamic between our leading duo. Inuyasha was always cool but not infallibly so, sometimes showing his more personable side, Kagome was trustworthy but unlucky, sometimes creating hilarious moments with monsters and double-entendres.
Blinders-Off: Today, the archetypes used for Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, and Sango have been beaten to a sometimes literal death by the new blood coming into the Anime industry having also grown up with Inuyasha&Co. as well, using copyright-dodging stand-ins with more boring designs to echo the characters into their own works. the occasional filler in Inuyasha episode will pick at the characters, revealing details about them previously unexplored leaving no stone unturned by the ending, some details, and by extension episodes, being more mundane than others.
-Appeal- ("Enjoyment"? The level of being able to be enjoyed? Lets go with Appeal.)
Blinders-On: This appealed highly to my pre-teen mind and continued to far into my teens. The action, the characters, the twin settings, it was all perfect in my mind back then and to this date I have trouble critiquing it honestly on its faults and merits.
Blinders-Off: It's very dated, if it where made today people would call it a bland mashup of well abused character archetypes, settings, and attacks that will have far outstayed its welcome. completely bypassing the taboo 50-episode limit most modern anime set for themselves. -Begin American Anime Otaku Rage- creating major plot points then commuting seppuku all over the place, before they *dare* have any negative impact on the LN/Manga they now exist purely to sell, though those things never make it to America, and the episodes will sell for exorbitant amounts in box sets with far more Blu-Ray discs than they have any right to come on for being a sub-50 episode run. -American Anime Otaku Rage End-
Overall, Its a great anime that had a lot of great ideas and story telling for the time, but today it would never survive the expectations of the modern anime buff thanks to being the most heavily copied from anime ever. If you want to know where the most infamous and abused tropes in anime came from give it a go. otherwise please let my darling Inuyasha rest... The years where hard on him. :,(
(Scores based on the most unbiased opinion i can provide comparing Inuyasha to modern anime, though there's probably still a bit of bias there. my true bias-included score would likely be solid 10s) read more
Today, action Shonens are a dime a dozen, since we have Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Toriko, Fairy Tail, Nanatsu no Taizai, and Boku no Hero Academia, as well as many others. But back in the day, even though there were ones like Hunter X Hunter, Yu Yu Hakusho, and DBZ, they weren't nearly as commonplace, or at least as popular. That's why InuYasha stood out so much, and why it's my favorite action Shonen out there, (I don't count FMA).
The story was very interesting for the time. A girl named Kagome finds a portal in the well in her family's shrine; it takes her to Feudal Era Japan. She frees the dog demon InuYasha attached to a tree, and then their journey begins, their journey not only being to collect the pieces of the Sacred Shiekon Jewl once Kagome shatters it, but also their journey of romance, which does begin to bloom over the course of the series.
Before I get to the other story elements, I have to talk about the romance subplot first. Very few shonen battle anime attempt a major romance subplot, and even fewer make it engaging and interesting. InuYasha is the one one that succeed in that regard, from what I've seen. InuYasha, 50 years before the modern day in the past, was in love with a priest women named Kikyo; but due to some...unforseen circumstances, she ends up thinking he betrayed her, and 50 years later, when Kagome releases him, he ends up falling in love with her, who happens to be Kikyo's reincarnation. Now this gets even more complicated, when Kikyo is revived later on by the villain, and a love triangle ensues, one that I think is very well done. Although I've always been on team Kagome, I think Kikyo is a very likable character, but I'll talk about that later. All you need to know for now is that the romance with InuYasha was very well done and very believable.
In addition to InuYasha and Kagome, there's also a secondary romance in the series, that being of the perverted Monk Miroku and the Demon Slayer Songo. I actually liked this romance even more so than the primary romance, mainly because Songo is my best girl and Miroku is my best boy, but also because they just work so well together. They're distant at first, because Miroku's such a pervert, but you can feel their chemistry grow over the series, and let's face it, they become such a cute couple.
Now, let's talk about other story elements. The adventure story is presents is very standard, but executed to near perfection. Throughout every ounce of the journey you're interested in what new threats they'll come across, what new lands and villages they'll discover, what type of people, (and possible comrades), they'll meet, and ultimately if they'll even be able to defeat the main villain, the elusive Naraku. Of course today, since I'm older now, I realize that it was inevitable that they'd be able to defeat him eventually, but as a Kid this really engaged me cause I genuinely DIDN'T know.
However, the story does have one major problem. InuYasha's first run, which is all that I'm reviewing her, ran for 167 episodes, with little to no progress at all. Granted, by today's standards, with DBZ, One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach, among others, that's nothing, but those usually show some progress or throw something else that's interesting in their to make you THINK that it's progress. But not with InuYasha. There's probably a good third of this anime that could be cut out entirely, and the series would greatly benefit from it. Especially since the first run doesn't end, and we had to wait until 2009 for it to be concluded. A lot of it really seemed like filler, but from what I understand, InuYasha had very little filler at all, so it's a major issue.
Art & Animation
The art isn't anything special for the most part, but I really like the character designs of a lot of the demons in the anime, especially InuYasha himself, (especially when he's in his full demon form), Naraku, and InuYasha's father, just to name a few examples. The animation does look dated for shonen battle anime, very similar to Yu Yu Hakusho, but it's by no means bad, and definitely works; and when it wants to be good, it's really fucking good, such as in the most dramatic of scenes, like the first time InuYasha and Kagome kissed when InuYasha was in his demon form.
The sound is the least impressive part of InuYasha. The music fits every scene, weather it's supposed to be comedic, dramatic, action packed, or what have you, but nothing stands out to the point that I remember it afterwards. The only ones that do are the openings and endings, which are ALL amazing, but I never count them in my rating of the sound. But seriously, go listen to them. Like...NOW!
The characters are easily the best critical aspect about this anime. Each one is unique and brings their own flare to the series. InuYasha is your typical brash, headstrong, angry protagonist, but not without reason: his mother, a human, was killed when he was a child, and his father has never been the best father in the world. Not to mention, he's always been discriminated against because he's a half demon half human, by both demons and humans. As a child, the only one who could keep him calm was his mother; but after her death, and his father leaving him, he ended up leading toward a darker place in his life. That is, until awhile after he meets Kagome, who manages to reach that place that only his mother could previously. To me, the drama regarding InuYasha being a half breed is the most interesting, not to mention his relationship with his brother, Sesshomaru, a full demon, who not only chastised him for being half human, but he flat out hates him for being half human. InuYasha gets the most development in the series, and it's such a joy to watch.
On the other side of things, unlike most people, I really liked Kagome. She's a standard teenage girl, who reacts completely normally, (I feel), to everything she's experiencing in the Feudal Era. She was also one of the first Tsunderes, as the manga ran through the 90's, not long after Asuka from Evangelion came into existence, and the archetype probably still seemed rather fresh at the time. However, even though I like Kagome more, I like Kikyo as well, simply because I sympathize with her dilemma; she was in love with InuYasha, Naraku tricked them, and she sealed him, after which dying, only to be revived, see him with another woman, and then find out that Naraku had tricked them, and then have to die in his arms. It's a truly tragic story, and not one that's done perfectly, but will certainly turn your heart strings a bit.
Moving on to the main villain himself, Naraku. Naraku is one of the most evil, most intelligent, and genuinely most fun villains in all of anime. He is the true Troll Kind, who inspired the Troll Prince, Sosuke Aizen, from Bleach. Whenever he's about to be defeated, he always comes with with a unique or clever way to escape. Even though he is a 1 dimensional villain, the fun comes from just how over the top evil he can possibly be, and his origins are really interesting, which I wont' spoil here. Naraku is a cool villain because he's literally the cause of almost every character's problems; he tricked InuYasha and Kikyo turning them into enemies, he killed Song's brother, Kohaku, and then revived him with the Sacred Jewl, and he gave the Wind Tunnel to Miroku's grandfather, which was passed down to Miroku himself: the list goes on. He's one of my favorite villains in anime, and one of the best parts of the show.
Songo and Miroku are also great characters. I talked about their love in the story section, but there's much more to them than just that. Songo is a master demon slayer, and she cares for her brother, Kohaku, so deeply, that she almost looses the will to fight entirely when she learns that she'll have to fight against him. She's very loyal to her friends and allies, and is completely bae. In fact, her relationship with her brother is another one of the most engaging things in this anime to me. Miroku is a perverted monk, who was one of the first Perverted characters who were still likable and strong, akin to Master Roshi from DBZ. You wouldn't think these two would be a good fit, but they surprisingly develop this relationship out quite a bit, making it not only heartwarming, but also believable; hell, they end up having kids at the end of final act. 3, to be exact. Yeah.
Kohaku is also a likable character, and another tragic one, considering there's really no possible way for him to have a happy ending. Shippo and Miyoga are also cool characters, but they're primarily played off for comedy, and nothing else. All the other villains aren't worth talking about cause most of them are working for Naraku; this is because they're either different parts of Naraku, or they're too scared of him to disobey him.
I immensely enjoyed this anime, from the drama, to the romance, to the action. I loved it when I was a kid, and I loved it now. But more importantly, this is the anime that got me into watching anime as much as I do now. DBZ was the actual first, but this one was the "gateway" of sorts, so even though I do have issues with the series critically, I can't give enjoyment anything less than a 10. However, it does require The Final Act to be viewed with it to get a completed experience, which I'll review in the future.
This is one of the most fun, yet one of the most critically pleasing shonen you'll ever see. From the pleasing visuals, even now, to the amazing action, to the heart pounding romance, to the tear jerking drama, to the comedy, (which, granted, does tend to be hit or miss in this series), there's something for almost everyone, and it nails it on almost all accounts; the only things preventing this from being a 10 is the mountains of content that seems to be filler to me, plus the less than stellar sound, but it's still a must watch for any fans of battle shonen who have yet to experience it. read more
Inuyasha was one of the earlier anime that I had watched and is one of the few anime that are over 100 episodes that I have stuck with. However, this is also one of the series that I am seriously conflicted with.
The story of Inuyasha is one that I feel drags on for a bit too long. It starts with the simple story of Kagome who is transported to another world and accidentally breaks apart a crystal called the Shikon no Tama that she has to put back together. Along the way she meets people who become her friends and enemies. However, Inuyasha is one series that I feel the story that goes on for longer than necessary. The main enemy nearly always makes clean escapes and comes back stronger. The heroes then receive an upgrade to fight the new empowered villain and this goes on for a while. While this is typical of a lot of anime, the pacing is what ultimately hurts it. The earlier episodes have great pacing, but towards the middle and later episodes, it feels like it was beginning to drag out to the point where it became a formula. The earlier parts of the series even had more interesting Youkais that existed in Kagome's world as well. The one episode that keeps coming back to my mind is the one where one of the main characters is walking through a sacred mountain and has to avoid thinking perverted thoughts and staring at the butt of a female character. I felt like that was not necessary.
I really like the art style of this series for some reason. The effects used for special abilities felt like they were something that did not belong and ultimately, I felt that it was a good thing because it emphasized how Miroku's Kazaana could be supernatural and otherworldly in nature. The thing that I dislike is the fact that a lot of character faces look too similar to one another. I did not notice it at first, but it became problematic in the latter part of the series as they introduced more characters. However, it seemed like they gave up entirely with generic villagers and I sometimes felt like they were just running into the same few people who always got into trouble.
The sounds of the series definitely contributed to the feel of the series. One thing I liked is that they were very consistent with the usage of their music, such as that one song they play whenever a fight is coming up. The opening songs were kind of strange to me for some reason and felt awkward and out of place. Then again, I do remember the first one very well so maybe it did its job after all.
The characters that I liked in this series were the ones that received only some character development, such as Sango. She had a strong reason for fighting and the way she was introduced set her up as a tragic heroine. This was done well, but there are other times when characters like Inuyasha spend too much time thinking about which girl he feels closer to when one is an undead clone that will fade away and Kagome trying to figure out whether she loves a minor character boy from her own time or Inuyasha.
Overall, the series was mediocre at best. It has a strong beginning, a very weak middle, but improves again towards the end. It gets much better with the sequel series that is also the conclusion. However, this one felt disappointing as it went on. read more
Mod Edit: This review may contain spoilers.
I debated writing a review for Inuyasha since I believe for the most part the majority of people already know what they think of it but after forcing myself to re-watch the series I felt compelled to write this.
The story is designed to never end and gives you roughly 4 filler episodes in-between anything that actually progresses the story. Is it a spoiler to tell you that at the end of 167 episodes they still have to complete the jewel and defeat the villain? Well I wish someone would have spoiled it for me. However despite saying that the anime clearly isn't trying in any way to have an interesting or meaningful story so some of you maybe able to over look that. This is a anime that is trying to relie on fights and characters to be entertaining.
Honest opinion? I've seen better and I won't be watching anything worst I hope. Mediocrity's definition really. Normally art is one of the last things I base a anime on. Sure it's important but to me so long as everything looks okay I don't care. However in the case of Inuyasha the fighting animations were really disappointing. If you don't wanna have a story that is fine, but in this case with nothing else going for it I feel like going beyond normal really would have made a huge difference in term of enjoyability.
They are all so shallow. One personality trait was handed to each of them and trust me they only get one. If you don't think mary-sue after meeting kagome read a fan-fiction with an oc. Actually never mind, it would probably be better.
Inuyasha may have been more enjoyable if it hadn't of been so long. Also since I didn't find it funny (I don't like slapstick humor) that to could contribute to it's lack of enjoyability.
It get's a 5. Inuyasha easily could have gotten a seven if it had done one of two things, either developed nicer fights or developed it's characters at all. It's a long anime with nothing going for it. If you like pointless filler episodes there are animes that cater to that much better, If you like action then there are animes that also cater to that much better.
At the end of the day it's hard to find something outstanding or great about Inuyasha. It is an anime I can not recommend to anyone. read more
Both are similar because they involve a modern girl who gets transported to alternative feudal Chinese world. They also appear to have some of the same historical Chinese myths and legend occasionally. Both are fantasy anime but Fushigi Yuugi seems to involve more dramatic plot turns, deeper romance between the main characters, and occasionally serious subject to bring depth to the character and expose their psyche. Overall Fushigi Yuugi and Inu Yasha both have good characters and are both humorous and entertaining anime.
Both are Are "Magical Girl" (Mahō shōjo) Animes and Mangas, with the main character being transported into a "Fudal Era" alternate world. I prefer Fushigi Yuugi over InuYasha for the fact that all though it is a long running series, the series does come to a conclusion! In both the Manga and Ainime...
in both of them there are priestess that have a mission and role to complete and on their journey they both make friends with some more people.
I think they are both similiar in such a way and maybe in the plot, another thing is that the both priestess came to this world by a magic entrace and live in their own modern world.
I think Fushigi Yuugi contains much more romance and cuteness and I liked it so much, if you liked Inu Yasha and want something with a little more romance Fushigi Yuugi is the Anime for you :)
The girl goes back in time and falls in love with someone from there.
Its a must watch for girls!!! They both have adveture, romance and lots of action!!!
THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOO SIMILAR ITS CRIMINAL!!!!!
Magical item to past: Well(Inuyasha) Book(Fushigi Yuugi)
Inuyasha: Tama Home
ITS got the whole "you are a priestess who will save us" thing and the whole forbiden love and 2 lovers for Inuyasha thing. The dub is better but thats for you to decide. There isnt very much bad language in this as there is in Inuyasha but they are sooooooo similar i think i will die! there arnt as many episodes in this but its still awesome!!!
The show is in feudal time Japan. It has many different genres like action, romance, fantasy and more! This is my favorite anime and Fushigi Yuugi remind me so much about it. (There's a monk in Inuyasha too; Except he doesn't say "You know" a lot but he rubs girls butts enough!) Please watch Inuyasha AND Fushigi Yuugi they're both REALLY good animes!
Both of these titles have a female lead character who travels back in time and falls in love with a guy from the past. They also have a following of people helping them out. The key difference between the two is most likely that Inuyasha is less "romantic" than Tamahome, and Kagome can actually fend for herself, unlike Miaka.
Well, in both there's a girl who travels to a different world. Also, there are some similarities in the plot if you watch them both all the way through. Also two of the main characters have a thing going on.
Here's a tip about animes: wait until at least the 5th episode or so until you make a finaol disision on whether or not to finish an anime.
The female leads live in modern day Japan and then enter ancient times through different means to different places, however, the main characters still deal with an ancient evil that needs to be exterminated only by journeying throughout this ancient domain with their newfound friends that they meet along the way. The female leads each find a romantic interest that keep them tied to their new found realities. They also juggle their lives in modern Japan and journey back into ancient times.
both have comedy, fantasy, drama, action, adventure. They are about a girl who went to another epoca and found her love there.
They both have the same plot. A girl falls into Ancient times, both fall in love with an ancient character from back then, both are clumsy and weak, and both are very loyal and loving to their friends. Only fushigi yuugi came first before inuyasha.
Both animes have a girl who is capture by a powerful magic and goes to a "different world"! They are both Mikos, with a important role to do in that world... Have, also, a love triangle, fights and comedy.
Both of these anime have a high school girl transported back in time. Both also have a lot of love triangles, squares, and pentagons. One of the only differences is that there a more demons involved in Inuyasha and the main character Kagome doesn't try to become a priestess but she is the reincarnation of one. Other than that its pretty much the same!
They bouth have a girl that is going back to time. Have fantasy and romance. InuYasha is longer and it has less romance then Fushigi Yuugi but they are really similar. I am sure if you liked Fushighi Yuugi you will like InuYasha
It gives the same feeling that Inuyasha gives but doesn't take itself as seriously. Although, Kamisama is more romance then Inuyasha. If you like a bit of romance, give it a try. I liked Kamisama better then Inuyasha.
Both series feature an at first, somewhat naive and helpless young school girl, who discovers powers she never knew she had.
She meets various Youkai and has adventures!
Inuyasha, is a Shounen with many action scenes and also some romcom, and Kami-Sama Hajimemashita is a romcom with some action scenes.
Both series heavily feature magical powers and 'Youkai'.
Kamisama Hajimemashita is a little like a new-age Inuyasha. Both main female protagonists are regular high school students before they find themselves immersed in a world of youkai. In both cases, the main male lead is a youkai (dog in Inuyasha, fox in Kamisama Hajimemashita) who was once in love with the female lead's previous form/predecessor, as well as both female leads having a key plot object inside of them. Both female leads can travel back and forth through time as well as having to solve problems created by the youkai. Both also include a slow-moving romance between the male and female lead, based largely at first on the two characters trying to get along.
Both stories feature a normal school girl who somehow gets involved with demons. Both show a romance between this girl and the main male which is a demon (KH: a Kitsune-fox demon; Inuyasha: Hanyo- half demon).
Both male characters had a dark past and were in love with a human woman.
Inuyasha has more action, drama etc. while KH shows a lot of funny moments. The KH anime doesn't show to much character development because it's really short (13 ep) but is still very enjoyable and easy to watch. It's more suited for girls of course, being a shoujo but if you are a guy who likes funny demon stories, you should give it a try!
And if you watched KH and like the demon themed love stories, well, than you should watch Inuyasha! The story is really good, quite long, but that is the best thing about it. It has a lot more fighting scenes, dramatic and romantic moments than KH.
Even though Inuyasha is a shoonen anime and Kamisama Hajimemashita a shoojo anime there are a few things that they have in common, like:
• both heroines have magical powers.
• both heroines are in love with the male leads, who both so happens to be yookais (well in Inuyashas case half yookai) and have white hair.
• the male leads also always comes to the female protagonists rescue when they're in trouble, even though Nanami can handle some of her problems by herself!
• there seems to be the shadow of a past lover in the both animes, though Tomoe didn't remember his st first ...
• both male leads wanted to become humnas so they could be with their past lovers, which didn't end so well ...
• both female leads had a jewel inside them; Kagome, Shikon no tama and Nanami, Dragon King's eye.
There might be even more facts that makes Kamisama Hajimemashita and Inuyasha similiar, but these are all I can come up with now! :)
Both anime contain a theme of spiritual powers and both contain a plot based around an event that takes place at the start of the series. Also, both anime contain a bit of romance between a seemingly normal human girl and an unusual male lead.
They both have :
a demon, who loves someone in their past.
a human girl, who gets involved in demon stuff.
a great love story.
two worlds: demon and human.
In Kamisama Kiss, you will find it's similarities to Inuyasha as astounding. Basically, Kamisama Kiss is Inuyasha's Shoujo counterpart.
Watching it is like watching inuyasha and maid sama! combined.
The main characters are very similar, Tomoe is a powerful demon who is bound - reluctantly - to serve and protect Nanami, a high school girl. The romance is funny, cute and heartbreaking at the same time, the storyline and the animation is superb.
The concept of the bond between a human and a youkai which both contains a ton of comedy, romance between the 2, and some action (Kamisama have less)
My friend criticized me for comparing them, but when I first watched Kamisama it distinctly reminded me of Inuyasha.
A girl finds a hot demon(looks-wise) with a shady past and lands a new job by accident. She then somehow binds him to herself, and eventually falls for him despite his apparent rudeness(after all he's a jerk with a heart of gold). The demon also eventually comes to accept the girl, all the while protecting her through the...uh.. episodes.
The two shows also follow a monster-of-the-week format, with the girls becoming more and more adept in their new jobs(helping and killing respectively). The only difference is that Inuyasha is of the action/adventure genre and has a overarching plot line(big baddie) whereas Kamisama has a more slice of life feel to it with no endgame.
Oh! And both can also be considered to be a bit reverse harem-ish.
So you decided to watch Inuyasha(good for you)!You loved it(seems legit)...but now it's over...and I know that you feel sad!Well...dont...
Kamisama Hajimemashita will surely fill a big gap in your heart!
There are demons, there is romance, there is action, there is kawainess, but most of all there is that special atmosphere you loved about Inuyasha!It's all there, plus the humour!!!So much of it!Its witty...pure humour!
- Both main characters are human/animal like "Spirits"
- Both main characters have this carefree attitude
- Both stories relate to some human girl falling in love with this spirits
- Very comedic like
- Both want to protect what they love or care for.
Both have a high school girl with some sort of demon (with white hair and adorable ears) involved in their lives. They give off the same feeling (if you know what I mean). If you have a bit more romantic taste then I really recommend Kamisama Hajimemashita. If you want a bit more action then I recommend InuYasha. They both have an interesting plot and are very funny.
This is very similar animes,even same devloper,Inuyasha and Kikyo voice actors,here as Ranma and Akane,both have action-romance and comedy, even same personality ^_^
Same mangaka, similar graphics, same seiyuus. Wanna hear Yamaguchi Kappei again? Then you should watch this.
it's just like inuyasha but more like the love side. it doesn't really have any blood. and ranma 1/2 is just a little more silly =P
Another long series by the same creator Rumiko Takahashi that revolves around the term 'tsundere'.
A lot of people already said it but I guess it is a good reason to watch Inuyasha then:)
I love both series very much,and that is because I'm a big fan of Takahashi Rumiko, the creator of both, Ranma 1/2 and Inuyaha.
The story isn't really similar, but the art and the characters sure are! Inuyasha is more dramatic and serious , while Ranma has a quite stupid and illogical story, it is amazingly funny though! If you like the funny moments in Inuyasha you should know that if you watch Ranma 1/2, you'll laugh at least every 5 minutes. Also, if you were craving for a more serious story in Ranma 1/2, you should watch Inuyasha.
The main characters are also very alike, Ranma Saotome and Inuyasha even have the same voice and the behavior is almost the same. This goes for their relationship with the main female as well! Of course there are a lot of fighting scenes and interesting antiheroes in both series.
As a conclusion, if you are a Takahashi fan and only watched one of these two, you should definitely check out the other one!
Both anime are by the same person, great comedy and mostly liked by people who watched it as a child or watched when they just starting to like anime, both has prideful and powerful protaginist and with a girl that they must work together
The characters, story and art are very similar. What else do you expect if it's made by the same creators? Though the genre is not exactly the same thing. They added action (Not matrial arts, but fighting most of the time monsters) and adventure to InuYasha, so Ranma 1/2 has more comedy. Ranma 1/2 is also older, they made InuYasha after Ranma 1/2. So the art looks very similar, but InuYasha's art is better.
There are some characters with almost excatly the same personality..
Akane Tendo - Kagome Higurashi
Ranma Saotome - InuYasha
Ryoga Hibiki - Koga
Cologne - Kaede
and probably more.. InuYasha and Kagome's relationship is almost the same as Ranma's relationship with Akane.. It gives me the same feeling.
If you liked Ranma 1/2 I strongly recommend you to watch InuYasha.
If you you watched InuYasha you might think Ranma 1/2 sucks because its old. That's what I thought before watching it, and now I'm really glad I've tryed this series.
Im almost sure you'll like it, vica versa ^^
The characters are very similar and both series since they are written by the same author. Each series is on the lengthy side and although there is more story in InuYasha it still follows a similar comedic and romantic pattern with Ranma 1/2
there both great animes that idk they just remind me of eachother in many ways. they love tringals-the fights-realistice in some ways to real life (not by much in some situations but anyway XDDD)
n i think they have all the things that a anime needs to make at list me wanna watch :D
the desing of the characters is very similar, the personality of inuyasha and ranma and its the same and aome and akane
The main couple hide their feelings for eachother andit has good action.
ti both by the same company or person you all know what i mean but its really good it love and you cry i love it so i hope you all watch if you didnt all ready thank you for reading
Ranma and InuYasha both involve fighting and love. Also, both of these shows were created by the same lady: Rumiko Takahashi.
Both about a man that had a bad past and then after a few years they began to change although in Inuyasha the main mostly changed because of the meeting with the girl other then that the story is quite similar both revoled around the guy main character both has romance although not so much in Rurouni Kenshin
It's a love story and a comedy, but not a love comedy. In both anime, the main character is a former mass-murderer who has deadly potential which is deliberately restricted (Inuyasha's necklace and Kenshin's reverse-blade sword). And mind you, both Kenshin and Inuyasha wear red kimonos (although in Kenshin's case, it's often violet).
Rorouni Kenshin and Inuyasha are very similar. They both have to deal with not fitting in with most people around them because Inuyasha is seen by half youkai to humans and to demons he's seen as half human, and then kenshin used to be a man slayer so he has to deal with that and the guilt he feels for taking human lives. Inuyasha meets Kagome and he starts to transform into a better person (demon?) while also becoming friends with miroku and sango and everyone else. Kenshin also gets friends and settles down when he used to just be a wanderer doing good deeds. Both people are trying to change for the better.
They are both about people (Kenshin and Inuyasha) battling with the past. Kenshin has do deal with his reputation of being the "man slayer". Inuyasha has to deal with Kikyo (dont know if I spelled that correctly). They also carry around weapons (Kenshin his reverse-blade sword. Inuyasha his giant sword [forgot the name]).
I know this doesnt make them sound similar, but trust me. They have the same feel and immensly reminds me of one another.
Both have a simular story line where one man/half demon seeks out to achieve their goals, to destroy their enemy. Along the way the gather friends to help them on their journey and the leading womans falls in love with the main character.
Inuyasha and Kenshin share a lot of qualities, especially considering the 'feel' or 'mood' of the series. Where one is set in Meiji era, the other takes place in a fantastical alternate world, however both concentrate on fighting on the canvas of more light-hearted slice of life (which occasionally goes into deeper, darker drama) comedy and romance.
All in all, if you watched one and want more of that feeling you had while watching, the other if the first place you ought to visit.
Both set in feudal japan, both are funny and have similair female protaganists
The usual high school student who finds a portal to a different world whilst finding a "foreign" love. The main female ends up befriending many people to help the love interest with his problems. A bunch of action/romance/drama here yet still very entertaining to watch.
The usual high school girl gets "teleported" to another world. There she falls in love with a boy, who is not exactly human. There are fights like every single episode and both girls carry a pendant (same color I think). Lastly, both girls play an important role (if not the main role) in the plot (shoujo anime).
A magical girl gets somehow transported to a magical world where there is action and adventure and a cute boy with a sword and wings. Great characters and a general "to busy fighting for a love story until the end" feeling.
Both involve a female character going to another world full of fantasy with male protagonist. They fight for the survival of the other world, while romance also plays a big factor.
Both are about a high school girl who enters a magic portal to a magical world where she falls in love and makes friends in a fantasy adventure.
Both anime focus on the same genres: action, fantasy, romance, as well as some comedy.
The plotlines are very similar too.
Inuyasha: Kagome Higurashi, a high school girl, travels 500 years back in time after falling in a well. She meets a half-demon, Inuyasha. Together they must collect all the shards of the Shikon jewel.
Escaflowne: Hitomi Kanzaki, a high school girl, is sent to a mysterious world named Gaea. Along with Van, Allen, and others, they go battle the Zaibach Empire to unite Gaea.
In both anime, there is a lot of character development, as well as romance between the main characters. Of course, Inuyasha being a much longer series is more slow paced than Escaflowne.
In any case, if you are looking for an anime similar to Escaflowne, Inuyasha might be the best choice.
Vann is like Inuyasha and Hitomi is like Kagome.
They both have fantasy,historical,romance,Drama,adventure,and action scenes although Escaflowne is a little darker,older,and has mecha.
They both have great Characters,ost,and artstyles
They both are entertaining to watch.
Both have lots of sword fights with samurai or ppl who look like sumurai and have to deal with demon slaying
Demon of some sort or another apear, though the concept behind each are very different. There are also a ton of sword play in there that works beatifully.
- Power-up after Power-up after Power-up etc.
- The main antagonists are the biggest trolls you'll ever meet
This series doesn't really have demons in it, but much of it has to do with spirtual beings and powers and there's a lot of action similar to what's seen in Inuyasha. The episode count is pretty close as well as the characters' special abilities and swordplay.
the story remembers me inuyasha very much... both have a main caracter that has a weapon and envolve it untill it stay very strong and they fight against monsters
both are high-action anime, with a humorous plot featuring sword wielding male protagonists with similar teenage problems.
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