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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 382221382,221 users)
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Ranked: #8322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #233
Members: 776,634
Favorites: 18,167

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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)


Sep 18, 2023
This is one of the first anime's I ever watched growing up so my opinion will probably be biased. Seeing as I saw this anime growing up back in the early 2000s it's probably one of the reasons I loved it so much. It's has a little bit of everything, from adventure to comedic scenes, to fight scenes and a bit or romance. Although, the main reason I liked it so much was due to the adventure aspect as it follows Inuyasha and Kagome's adventures in the feudal era while they search for the shards of the sacred Shikon Jewel. Along the way the meet ...
May 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This isn't a review as it is me just talking for like 5 minutes so if you aren't into that sort of thing then don't read i guess...

As soon as i start typing i tend to get writer's block, so the impulsivity of my writing rears its dirty head pretty quick. That being said, without describing what Inuyasha is or how i feel about it let me explain how i found the series and what it means to me.

When Youtube was in its inception just after the buyout (for ad revenue) i noticed a certain anime was being posted continuously. Inuyasha was being posted to ...
Sep 25, 2021
I've seen this show recommended a lot so I finally got around to watching it. Overall, I'd give it a 4. If you have nothing else to watch and are looking to turn your brain off a bit, this show is perfectly acceptable. The story does drag on and there seemed to be no real major plan from the beginning on how to resolve it, the art work is decent but nothing spectacular (the fights leave a lot to be desired if you're interested in that). The characters are definitely the high point, yet their relationships don't develop too far.

Spoilers below -
For the story more ...

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