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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, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.851 (scored by 354736354,736 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: #220
Members: 709,189
Favorites: 16,561

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Based on the Shogakukan award-winning manga of the same name, InuYasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old girl whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into a cursed well on the grounds of her family's Shinto shrine. Instead of hitting the bottom of the well, Kagome ends up 500 years in the past during Japan's violent Sengoku period with the demon's true target, a wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel, reborn inside of her.

After a battle with a revived demon accidentally causes the sacred jewel to shatter, Kagome enlists the help of a young hybrid dog-demon/human named Inuyasha to help her collect the shards and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Joining Kagome and Inuyasha on their quest are the orphan fox-demon Shippo, the intelligent monk Miroku, and the lethal demon slayer Sango. Together, they must set aside their differences and work together to find the power granting shards spread across feudal Japan and deal with the threats that arise.

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The anime won the “Property of the Year” award in ICv2’s Anime Awards for both 2004 and 2005, and received third place in Animage’s Anime Grand Prix “Best Anime” category in 2003.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Narita, Ken


Hidaka, Noriko


Matsuno, Taiki


Oogami, Izumi


Morikawa, Toshiyuki


Suwa, Michihiko
Producer, Planning
Ikeda, Masashi
Director, Script
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard


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
tendrillar (All reviews)
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
Jul 28, 2008
hanyou-chan (All reviews)
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
Aug 2, 2007
palladium (All reviews)
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
Jul 16, 2007
Hush (All reviews)
When I watched InuYasha, I had not seen Blue Seed yet. Now that I have, I realize that InuYasha was a bit of a rip off of Blue Seed. Especially the love triangle between Kagome, Kikyo, and InuYasha is exactly the same as in Blue Seed. InuYasha does go in its own direction, but I think that’s mainly because Blue Seed was only 26 episodes and InuYasha is over 150 episodes.

InuYasha does have an exciting story to it, which I admit; I do enjoy InuYasha more than I do Blue Seed. One thing that I just loved about InuYasha was Sesshoumaru. I think InuYasha, read more

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