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InuYasha

InuYasha

Alternative Titles

English: InuYasha
Synonyms: Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 104005 users)
Ranked: #7482
Popularity: #89
Members: 192,248
Favorites: 7,611
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy fantasy romance supernatural

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.

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 167
Aired  Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Inuyasha
Inuyasha
Main
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Cox, Richard Ian
English
Cox, Richard Ian
...
Sango
Sango
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Sheridan, Kelly
English
Sheridan, Kelly
...
Miroku
Miroku
Main
Takagi, Motoki
Japanese
Takagi, Motoki
Morrow, Kirby
English
Morrow, Kirby
...
Shippo
Shippo
Main
Watanabe, Kumiko
Japanese
Watanabe, Kumiko
Cenciarelli, Maura
Italian
Cenciarelli, Maura
...

Staff

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



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Jan 29, 2012
tendrillar
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
hanyou-chan
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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Apr 10, 2015
BirdBird
Inuyasha was a childhood show of mine, and the first anime I watched sequentially, though I did not complete at the time. As such, I am heavily biased for nostalgic reasons, but as I rewatched to finally complete the series, I did face problems with the show.

Firstly, the story itself, even without fillers, is too long. There are many unnecessary aspects that can be cut. For example, the Band of Seven arc (boring characters except for Bankotsu) felt like a drag, and could easily have been worked around with already established characters, and thus, fewer episodes. Once that was past, the momentum was restored and read more
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Aug 2, 2007
palladium
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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Recommendations

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.
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.
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 ^_^
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.
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
Both have lots of sword fights with samurai or ppl who look like sumurai and have to deal with demon slaying

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)
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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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