Ranked #1415

InuYasha (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: InuYasha
Synonyms: Inu-Yasha, Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉


Type: Manga
Volumes: 56
Chapters: 558
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 13, 1996 to Jun 15, 2008
Authors: Takahashi, Rumiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.831 (scored by 17921 users)
Ranked: #14152
Popularity: #88
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Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she's pulled out of her own time and into another! There, in Japan's ancient past, Kagome discovers more than a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular—the dog-like half-demon called Inuyasha! That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewel, or "Jewel of Four Souls." But demons beware...the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power.

(Source: Viz)


InuYasha was awarded the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 2001.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media as Inu-Yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale from July 6, 1998 to January 11, 2011, it was relabeled as InuYasha from volume 12 onwards, the first 37 volumes were in left-to-right format but all later volumes were printed in traditional Japanese format. It was also published in 3-in-1 omnibus edition under the Shonen Sunday VIZBIG imprint from November 10, 2009 to February 11, 2014.

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Dec 29, 2009
Every so often a manga series comes along that the average reader will find daunting for one reason or another. It may be that the scope of the story is too great, or the number of chapters may be too large, or the drawing style may not be to taste, or some other reason entirely. Whatever the case may be, there are many out there who will be put off reading a manga for one reason or another.

That said, there is sometimes justification for not even starting a manga, especially as there are those that really can't cut the mustard.

And then there's the ones read more
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Jul 22, 2009
Made by the famous Rumiko Takahashi, the length draws out over 558 chapters, and this length both causes some of it's greatest and worst moments. For instance the romance of the story (or more specifically the love triangle) reaches it's climax as we draw towards the end with a bittersweet, but none the less great conclusion to it. However we go on to, in my opinion, another disappointing ending from Takahashi. I haven't read all of Ranma 1/2, but I hear that the ending was not the best, and InuYasha certainly felt rushed at the end. That is always a bad thing, but it's quite read more
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Sep 4, 2008
Inuyasha is a beautifully plotted storyline, and the characters are truly outstanding pieces of work. While reading, you are led bit by bit to an exciting ending, and it is very difficult to put it down!

I enjoyed Inuyasha because of the characters, particularly Kagura. It also has a lot of action, suitable for the easily bored. The romantic element is tragic, sweet, and comic at the same time. I consider Inuyasha to be the very best manga I have ever read.
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Jul 14, 2010
the only 2 reasons i wanted to read this manga were:
1. i like rumiko takahashi.
2. inuyasha has dog ears.
since i loved ranma and i've laughed a lot in this manga, so why not try this too?

the story starts nice- a girl falls into a well and finds a boy with doggy ears and because of an accident she has to team up with him and they fall in love.
the story is fine and it has 56 volumes, so what is it filled with?
the basics of every single story is: kagome is in danger, inuyasha saves her at the last minute. again- kagome is in read more
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Recent Featured Articles

Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru: The Battle for Tessaiga

Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru: The Battle for Tessaiga

Inuyasha and Sesshomaru are known for their strained relationship, despite being brothers. One of their many disagreements and battles is for their father's sword, Tessaiga. Although Inuyasha inherited it, Sesshomaru continues to fight for it and attempts to take it from Inuyasha.
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Inuyasha: Key Locales of a Feudal Fairytale

Inuyasha and his companions visited exotic locations all over Feudal Japan during the series. While most of these places had minor relevance beyond housing the jewel shards, four had great significance to the characters and storyline. Here’s a look into these important locales.

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