Ranked #712


Alternative Titles

English: InuYasha
Synonyms: Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉


Type: TV
Episodes: 167
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #99
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Based 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

Yamaguchi, Kappei
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Higurashi, Kagome
Higurashi, Kagome
Yukino, Satsuki
Yukino, Satsuki
Kuwashima, Houko
Kuwashima, Houko
Takagi, Motoki
Takagi, Motoki
Tsujitani, Kouji
Tsujitani, Kouji


Ikeda, Masashi
Ikeda, Masashi
Director, Script
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(30/167)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Girl Who Overcame Time... and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome
Jidai wo Koeta Shoujo to Fuuinsareta Shounen (時代を越えた少女と封印された少年)
Oct 16, 2000
2 Seekers of the Sacred Jewel
Shikon no Tama wo Nerau Mono-tachi (四魂の玉を狙う者たち)
Oct 23, 2000
3 Down the Rabbit Hole and Back Again
Honekui no Ido kara Tadaima! (骨喰いの井戸からただいまっ!)
Oct 30, 2000
4 Yura of the Demon-Hair
Sakasagami no Youma Yuura (逆髪の妖魔 結羅)
Nov 6, 2000
5 Aristocratic Assassin, Sesshomaru
Senritsu no Kikoushi Sesshoumaru (戦慄の貴公子 殺生丸)
Nov 13, 2000

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)

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Nov 24, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 9, 2015
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 read more
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Jan 29, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 2, 2014
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 read more
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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. 
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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 ^_^  
reportRecommended by -SeRg-
Anime: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
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 
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Both have lots of sword fights with samurai or ppl who look like sumurai and have to deal with demon slaying 
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