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InuYasha (Manga)

InuYasha

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 17078 users)
Ranked: #13802
Popularity: #82
Members: 28,954
Favorites: 2,041
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Synopsis

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)

Background

In 2002, Inuyasha won the Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen title of the year.

The series was published in English in 3-in-1 ombinus edition by VIZ Media under the Shonen Sunday VIZBIG imprint from November 10, 2009 to February 11, 2014.

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 Inuyasha
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 Kagome
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 Miroku
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 Shippo
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 Sesshoumaru
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Supporting
 Kikyou
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Supporting

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Archaeon
Dec 29, 2009 2:06 PM
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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DrBoondigga
Jul 22, 2009 2:25 PM
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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WindWitchKagura
Sep 4, 2008 12:33 PM
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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ThatAnimeSnob
Jun 15, 2010 1:10 AM
Ah, boy, had I fallen in love with this series when I first read the first dozen chapters. I was left practically speechless with the amount of details, fast pace and lovable characters. I used to consider this series the best fantasy/adventure manga of all times. But... the magic didn’t last for as long as I thought and now I have very little respect for it.



ART SECTION: 7 [Doggy ears… I want to touch them…]

Visually, the series is very good. The continual switch from daily life of modern times to epic quest during the feudal era was very interesting, while the level of detail is read more
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In both manga the story and characters are very similar, which is only natural, since they're from the same mangaka. While Inuyasha takes place mostly in the feudal era with the characters exterminating evil youkai and hunting down the main villain, Rinne takes place in the present with the main characters dealing with cases that have to do with the supernatural. 
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Recent News

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