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Synonyms: Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉
English: InuYasha
Spanish: Inuyasha
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Type: TV
Episodes: 167
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2000 to Sep 13, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.861 (scored by 376652376,652 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #232
Members: 763,257
Favorites: 17,821

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Kagome Higurashi's 15th birthday takes a sudden turn when she is forcefully pulled by a demon into the old well of her family's shrine. Brought to the past, when demons were a common sight in feudal Japan, Kagome finds herself persistently hunted by these vile creatures, all yearning for an item she unknowingly carries: the Shikon Jewel, a small sphere holding extraordinary power.

Amid such a predicament, Kagome encounters a half-demon boy named Inuyasha who mistakes her for Kikyou, a shrine maiden he seems to resent. Because of her resemblance to Kikyou, Inuyasha takes a violent dislike to Kagome. However, after realizing the dire circumstances they are both in, he sets aside his hostility and lends her a hand.

Unfortunately, during a fight for the Shikon Jewel, the miraculous object ends up shattered into pieces and scattered across the land. Fearing the disastrous consequences of this accident, Kagome and Inuyasha set out on a challenging quest to recover the shards before they fall into the wrong hands.

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This first InuYasha anime series, alternatively known as Sengoku Otogizoushi InuYasha, was broadcast in more than 30 countries outside Japan. In North America, it aired on Adult Swim, Toonami, and YTV's Bionix. The series' success led to over one million English-language DVDs being sold between March 2003 and November 2004.

The anime won the "Property of the Year" award in ICv2's Anime Awards for both 2004 and 2005. It placed third in Animage's Anime Grand Prix "Best Anime" category in 2003.

Between January 2004 and December 2008, Viz Media, the official licensor of the English dub version in the USA, released 30 animanga volumes based on screenshots of the anime's episodes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Narita, Ken


Hidaka, Noriko


Matsuno, Taiki


Oogami, Izumi


Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Suwa, Michihiko
Producer, Planning
Ikeda, Masashi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Aoki, Yasunao
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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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)

Jan 29, 2012
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 ...
Jul 28, 2008
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 ...
Aug 2, 2007
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 ...

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