Synonyms: Inu Yasha
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Synopsis Higurashi Kagome, after being pulled down a well by a demon, finds herself in Feudal Japan, where she learns that a powerful jewel has been reborn inside her body. After the jewel shatters in an attempt to retrieve it from one of the many demons who was after its power, Kagome must join forces with the half-demon Inu Yasha (also after the jewel's power) to track down the shards of the jewel before its power falls into the wrong hands.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: InuYasha
Side story: InuYasha: Guren no Houraijima, InuYasha: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjo, InuYasha: Tenka Hadou no Ken, InuYasha: Toki wo Koeru Omoi, InuYasha: Kuroi Tessaiga
Sequel: InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen
Other: Shounen Sunday CM Gekijou: InuYasha-hen
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Sometimes I think back on my experience with Inuyasha and my conclusions about it have always been conflicted. It was the first anime that I watched whole heartedly, and it was the first thing that brought me into the realm of Japanese media and culture. I've come to love anime and manga, appreciate the history and the different styles and subtleties that come with every genre and now consider it a very large and colorful part of my life. Naturally I look back on Inuyasha with a sense of fondness,the yellow volumes and DVD's on my shelves only a small testament to the dedication I had to the story. However as I said, Inuyasha is something I think about with a degree of conflict. It was the work that introduced me to the magical world of Japanese television, however in its own right Inuyasha is the most chaotic and exasperating anime I've probably ever seen.
There are flaws in the overall composition. Things one might ask themselves like; why, if you KNEW you we're going to be trekking across feudal Japan for months on end, would you bring only one outfit? And more importantly why would it be your Junior High School uniform - i.e. a bright green miniskirt?
Regardless, the story itself is very weak, as its the random plot arcs and ridiculous character relations that really make the show. To summarize, a young girl falls down a well at her family's shrine, only to be transported back in time to feudal Japan, where she frees a grumpy dog eared half demon man who is stuck to a tree (The result of a bad breakup) and ends up breaking a magical mystical artifact that then shatters into a bazillion pieces. Ditzy teenage girl and pissy dog demon guy now must work together to find all the shards of "The Sacred Jewel" before the bad guys do. Sure there's another load of subplots - pointless, funny and romantic alike - but we'll get to that.
Although the premise is simplistic it does expand further along in the story, but only if one likes the show enough initially to move on in the series through the 160 + episodes.
The subplots and the arcs are what make this series entertaining. (And also agonizing if the arc you're in bores you to tears) We'll have run ins with random demons and get mixed up with numerous characters who may or may not come and go. Each plot brings changes and the characters do a very good job of growing and evolving as a result. The series does, despite its episodic nature, still follow some sense of linearity. Development in the characters remain as they would in a real person. (This excludes the Inuyasha movies, unfortunately)
Despite all that, its still one of those series that makes it very easy to drop in at any time and figure things out eventually. I watched from the middle first before I decided I loved the show and went back to see the beginning - which was drastically different to me considering the amount of change that takes place from beginning to middle to end.
I can't go into detail very well considering the story, as there is so much of it its hard to find a place to start. The elements of the setting and time really come into play with the presence of the spirits and demons all of which offer a uniqueness all to its own. The multiple love triangle issues are superficial but also complex, so there is a degree of decent conflict in that regard. I also really appreciate personally how the development of the relationship between the two main characters, Inuyasha and Kagome, is gradual.
Coming to the characters, there are many. Too many to identify them all in this review. This is a great thing about the show, but can also be annoying and for the casual observer, confusing as hell. I'll touch on the main characters at least:
Kagome is a really plain Junior High School girl. As a heroine she starts out pathetically dull and often comes off as a total ditz. However if you give her a chance she does show you how she can grow to be a capable human being despite the fact that she is a 15 year old idiot running around feudal Japan in a miniskirt. Throughout the show we find shes short tempered, opinionated and rash, but she does keep a sense femininity intact somehow. She also retains an ability to sympathize with and care for the people she comes to know. What I love about her is that she starts out completely incompetent. Literally she is nothing but a Mary-Sue-ish teenage airhead with little care in the world aside doing well in school, and she morphs (gradually) into a priestess who can use a bow and even protect herself. She - going through the show constantly compared to the priestess Kikiyo (Details will become clear if you decide to watch the show) she makes a deliberate effort to break free of that confine and become her own person, and I like that.
Inuyasha is also a great source of character development. I know I keep saying "Development development development!" but really is one of the biggest things this show has going for itself. I almost see this anime as some kind of document of how Inuyasha becomes a man. Hes over 50 years old but despite that he is extremely childish, boorish and often rude and annoying. He also works pretty hard to gain strength and create a name for himself. He is an 'underdog' (lol puns) and also has a bit of a Gary-Stu thing going for him. Being a half demon with a snobby older brother and a messed up undead ex-girlfriend gives him a lot of stuff to complain about.
The characters ARE shallow. But their relationships are entertaining and - if you get all the way to the end of this series and the short Inuyasha Sequel: Inuyasha the Final Act - are rewarding to see until the end.
I'll keep the review of the art quick in saying that it is very traditional for the time it was made. Its got a lot of square and rectangular shapes and brightly colored character designs that fit in well with its shounen genre. The style is very consistent, budget obviously allowed for lots of attention to detail and a tone of seriousness. It has its own sort of beauty, very reminiscent of Takahashi's earlier works like Ranma 1/2 and the like, which aired in the late 1980's. Almost a retro anime style if you get my meaning. Movies have much more bold and sharp lines. Character designs could use work (I can't get over the miniskirt thing, I'm sorry. Its just too stupid. And I get really sick of Inuyasha never wearing anything but his giant red.. thing)
Even quicker, my opinion of the sound. The music is diverse and beautifully complex. One of the best parts of the show. Multiple opening and ending themes, background music all magical and perfectly suitable to the time period. Voice acting is always better in Japanese. English is very harsh on the ears, I strongly dislike it nowadays.
Very long review and I've only just scratched the surface. Inuyasha, as I see it, is a classic shounen. Its time in the limelight long passed when it made room for Naruto and Bleach to move in on the scene. For those of you who can take a long series and like the sound of this show, give it a shot. Perhaps google a list of filler episodes you might feel like skipping if this does tickle your fancy. Inuyasha does have something for everyone. From the action to the supernatural, to the romantic and the historical. Its a story hard to place and hard to review with a fair share of chaos and confusion. Its a mess, really. But its a big fun mess if you're willing to see it through.
As always, keep good humor in mind while watching. This show is bananas and it will make you want to throw objects at the screen from time to time.
For now, I tip my hat to Inuyasha. I thank it for showing me this world, showing me complexity and hilarity, and for showing me how flaws can be celebrated for their entertainment just as well as the parts that shine. read more
Overall, Inuyasha is very enjoyable. The art is brilliant although in the movies the art does slip because Rumiko Takahashi (the mangaka) helps with the drawings.
The storyline is basic and very easy to follow, however the story does seem to drag on, so if you have patience with animes this could be for you.
The characters are pure genius, each with their own running joke. Each character (with the exception of Kagome) has a dark and kind of upsetting past often including the death of a loved one. My favourite is Miroku by far. He is a perverted womanising monk who flirts with pretty much any girl. However, some characters, like Shippo (an adorable fox demon), have a minor role with little or no fight scenes. (Then again that's a small part of his jokes).
The fights are good, lots of blood in some places. However the fights are short and it seems to always be Inuyasha doing most of the work. (As he has stated a few times). The others seem to be back up and use the same moves. For example, Sango, a demon slayer, uses her Hirakotsu (a giant boomerang often used hitting Miroku when he flirts with other girls or touches her butt) but she has a sword which rarely gets used. I think I've seen it 3 times and then I can only remember when she is about to use it on Kohaku (her little brother who has no memory of killing their whole village because he's being controlled by the main bad guy).
The romance is my favourite part in all of the series. It's more sweet than it is romantic. But it's the sort that makes you feel all warm inside. I'm sad to say that the romance barely progresses. (Apart from Miroku and Sango). And there is a really big love net. But like I said, it sweet in a LOT of places.(Oh, for you fan girls, I know Sesshomaru, Inuyasha's brother, is a favourite. Oh, I'm not a fan girl.)
All in all, Inuyasha is a good anime (and my favourite). Watch it if you have patience and love a good laugh, fight sometimes full of blood and sweet romantic bits in an anime.
Inuyasha started off very well, it is fairly entertaining at the beginning of the series, with the story progressing rapidly at the start, coupled with lots of humour by Kagome. However, the series quicly deteriorated when the fillers start kicking in, and even in the later stages, many of the scenes and jokes were repetitive, not to mention the lack of plot development.Probably the only exceptions were episodes relating to Kagome's life in the present world - these episodes were definately worth re-watching.
After the intoduction of the fourth protagonist ( Sango), apart from a few side-stories, the plot essentially deteriorates into a viscous cycle. In a few occasions it seems there will be some new development, but I was dissapointed when the same-old thing happened again. The fillers were heavily Naruto-like, admittedly better.
Overall: I think the series can be alot better, but if you like extended series, this could be for you.
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
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 InuYasha you will like Fushigi Yuugi
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 of these follow strong-willed guys, who travel with a female companion(with hints of romance), while searching for feathers/shards.
Inuyasha is a group of 5 collecting Jewel Shards
Tsubasa is a group of 5 collecting Feathers
They both have fight scenes lol
It's similar because, in both of the series they are in search for shattered pieces.. Also the two main characters are in love!
Besides the obvious fact that both have a male lead and a female counter part, but in both animes the travel with strangers in order to accomplish what they want, (InuYasha=Shards, Tsubasa=Feathers). From the second episode of Tsubasa you get the InuYasha feeling.
In both series the main character and the heroine travel together with other companions they met in the beginning if the story to gather shrads ( in Inuyasha - of the Shikon jewel and in Tsubasa - of Sakura's memories). And the antogonists are trying to gather them first.
They keep that lovely feeling of 'this could happen to you'. The humor is a lot alike, and the serious parts on both will make you cry for the same reasons. For anyone who loves adventure, action, ninja/samurai, romance, etc.
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)more
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)more
#7: "Come" by Namie Amuro (eps 128-148)
#8: "Brand-New World" by V6 (eps 149-165)