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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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7232
Popularity: #94
Members: 200,636
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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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Adaptation: 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

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
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Matsui, Hitoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishimori, Akira
Nishimori, Akira
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Aired  Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 29, 2012 11:24 PM
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 read more
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Jul 28, 2008 3:19 AM
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 read more
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Aug 2, 2007 11:00 PM
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 read more
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Jan 29, 7:35 PM
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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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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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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