InuYasha (TV)
InuYasha
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English: InuYasha
Synonyms: Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉

Information

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, HistoricalHistorical, DemonsDemons, SupernaturalSupernatural, MagicMagic, RomanceRomance, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 217413217,413 users)
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Ranked: #7212
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Popularity: #168
Members: 465,151
Favorites: 14,627

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It gives the same feeling that Inuyasha gives but doesn't take itself as seriously. Although, Kamisama is more romance then Inuyasha. If you like a bit of romance, give it a try. I liked Kamisama better then Inuyasha. 
report Recommended by Volfenstein
Both are similar because they involve a modern girl who gets transported to alternative feudal Chinese world. They also appear to have some of the same historical Chinese myths and legend occasionally. Both are fantasy anime but Fushigi Yuugi seems to involve more dramatic plot turns, deeper romance between the main characters, and occasionally serious subject to bring depth to the character and expose their psyche. Overall Fushigi Yuugi and Inu Yasha both have good characters and are both humorous and entertaining anime. 
report Recommended by niko2137
This is very similar animes,even same devloper,Inuyasha and Kikyo voice actors,here as Ranma and Akane,both have action-romance and comedy, even same personality ^_^  
report Recommended by -SeRg-
Both anime feature female main characters that start off weak but gradually grow as they learn more about the world around them and their own abilities. Another similarity is that both those strong mcs use bow and arrows as their weapon. Besides that, both anime are great Fantasy/Romance, which, in my opinion, is a genre combination that isn't usually well made. In those two anime the feelings of the main characters are taken into consideration during their journey. So yeah, if you're looking for more strong female leads which feelings are taken into account in a world with fantasy elements, there you are.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
The usual high school student who finds a portal to a different world whilst finding a "foreign" love. The main female ends up befriending many people to help the love interest with his problems. A bunch of action/romance/drama here yet still very entertaining to watch. 
report Recommended by PandaPuff
Both about a man that had a bad past and then after a few years they began to change although in Inuyasha the main mostly changed because of the meeting with the girl other then that the story is quite similar both revoled around the guy main character both has romance although not so much in Rurouni Kenshin 
report Recommended by AnimeQT
Both of these follow strong-willed guys, who travel with a female companion(with hints of romance), while searching for feathers/shards. 
report Recommended by LiuPi
Both have lots of sword fights with samurai or ppl who look like sumurai and have to deal with demon slaying 
report Recommended by RedBardIsCool
InuYasha is very similar to Blue seed. The story uses a lot of the story plots from Blue Seed. Both are action comedies dealing with a school girl who falls in love with a rebelish demon guy who was once in love with someone they were connected too such as in Blue Seed a her unknown sister or as in InuYasha her previous life character. I believe if you enjoy one you should enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hush
- 2 boys, 2 girls and 1 "animal" - a different world - so many episodes - the soundtrack is very good - Kagome and Lucy looks like someone from the past (Kikyo and Lucy's mother)  
report Recommended by lynray
Both shows deal with half-demons that slay real demons. Both characters are on their own, but slowly build up a circle of friends. Both characters find love! 
report Recommended by makimagic
these two are similarly enjoyable to watch, they both have: love, magic, another world, fighting, humor etc 
report Recommended by as3
They are both historical anime set in about the same time period with Japanese mythology as an underlying theme. Inuyasha and the gang are looking for shards of Shikon no Tama, while Hyakkimaru is looking for his missing bodyparts. This leads to an epic journey for both teams. 
report Recommended by keiyaku_
Neither the story nor the characters of Noragami have anything in similar to that of Inuyasha. However, there is a similar "feel" to both of them. -The main heroins of both anime accidentally come into contact with another world. -Both male lead have a past unknown to the human girl, and a woman from their past. -The supporting characters are friends who can be counted upon. -Spirits or demons hunting are daily occurrences. Inu Yasha is a lengthy anime with a well thought plot and many incidences, where as Noragami is only 12 episode long adaptation of the manga series.  
report Recommended by miss_tonic
Both main characters are partly human and youkai and have long white hair in their youkai form. They both are strong and get along with humans. 
report Recommended by kitten320
I just feel that the main character has a similar situation. Being half human and half demon, the main character doesn't belong to either side. But they chose the human side and decided to get stronger in order to protect them. 
report Recommended by reinee
they're not that similar accept for the fact that there are not quite normal people fighting demons and saving normal people. Oh, and there are ewven stronger people out to get the protagonists by useing the demons, if you know what i mean. and if you don't to bad for you.  
report Recommended by spottedear
Both are shows created by Rumiko Takahashi who are about a boy who is half human half demon/shinigami who teams up with a girl with supernatural powers/sight to exterminate/exorcise demons/ghosts and eventually have to face an antagonist who has a relationship with the main boy. 
report Recommended by krynger20
If you enjoyed the whole "time travelling" theme that InuYasha is based on, then you may also enjoy Rumiko Takahashi's Fire Tripper. Both set in the Civil War era of Japan, a girl in a school uniform who can jump through time & a great love story.  
report Recommended by Angie
Yu Yu Hakusho and InuYasha are both in depth fighting animes. The main protagonists, InuYasha and Yusuke, both develop into stronger, more powerful individuals along the course of their adventures. They both weild incredible powers, whether it be InuYasha's Wind Scar, or Yusuke's Spirit Gun, a lot of fun will be had watching either show. 
report Recommended by PlatinumZero
A demon protecting a priestess against his will but later start to accept her. Both Zenki in his sealed form and InuYasha have also the same voice actor. I think Inu Yasha are much better because the character development in Zenki almost standing still in the beginning of the serie at least. 
report Recommended by XzaR
One demonic boy, who of course lives long. His partner is a human girl who looks like another girl in the demonic boys past. 
report Recommended by kisskira
Both feature adolescent males with a guilt-complex, who are dense, hot-blooded, and intensely protective of a more intelligent girl who feel obligated to share in responsibility of guarding the surrounding area of demonic invaders. Though considering Inuyasha's popularity, Kekkaishi offers a better plot, less repetition, and a more varied cast of re-occuring characters.  
report Recommended by um_esper
A demon is bound...released...and after some clearing up of drama becomes a great friend and ally. 
report Recommended by SummerOtaku
They both have female main characters, but with important side characters aswell. It is also the same priciple of being able to travel back and forth between a "normal" world and the more fantasy-inspired "old world". They both handle the subject of what problems one might have when crossing over to another world. Besides that, both series also have monsters/demons which can be both good and bad :) 
report Recommended by Skaya
Kimetsu no Yaiba reminded me of Inu Yasha, both shows center on our male lead and involve demon slaying. The setting is historical Japan, and the characters are very fleshed out, even the demons get some of their own backstories. If you've seen Inu Yasha and would like a similar experience, Kimetsu no Yaiba is a fantastically animated shounen with it's very lovable characters and bits of comedy throughout. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
A school girl that turns into a priestess and deals with jewels. Does that not sound similar? They both even went through a well. 
report Recommended by silentdreamer
There's a lot of action! and a lot of fighting scenes. Has to do with 2 seperate worlds. Human vs. Fantasy. Main character has a close person thats almost always with them. Kagome / Inuyasha and Al / Edward. Both of the main characters are looking for something/items. On their adventures they make friends that help them along the way, and of course enemies which they are determined to defeat. At the same time they're making sure to keep their loved ones close, and take risks for one another. 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
In both anime, the protagonists are armed with an ancient weapon whose sole purpose is to kill other Yokai (demons, specters, ghouls...etc), and will occasionally transform into a beast to essentially fight fire with fire.  
report Recommended by 4kicks
In my opinion, Katanagatari and Inuyasha are very alike. They are, somehow, historical anime with action scenes, a little bit of comedy and some romance between the main characters. The male character is really strong and there are sword battles in both anime. Also, the main characters travel around gathering things: fragments of the sacred jewel (Inuyasha), the twelve legendary swords (Katanagatari) 
report Recommended by AnaaClaraFP
They are both long and old series. Stories in them are different, but in both of them they are demons who are trying to hurt people. Both stories deal with magic. In both of them group of heroes fight for the sake of the peace. Both deals with the past connection of the pair of main heroes and heroines. Kagome (Inuyasha) is pure-hearted just like Usagi (Sailor moon). They are both week and scared, but they always risk their lives trying to save their friends (sometimes even their enemies). Both heroines are connected with two lands at the same time. Both heroines are reincarnations of  read more 
report Recommended by PushingIdeas
The girl is the reincarnation of a princess/priestess with amazing spiritual powers that their current self still don't know how to use. Both had a romance with a demon and their past self had a tragic ending. They both even have cute cat like demon/spirit with them. 
report Recommended by krynger20
I get a similar vibe from these two anime, likely because their comedic aspect (minus the BL-humour from Hakkenden, which is almost non-existent in InuYasha) is quite similar, and they're both of a fantasy/adventure genre. Furthermore, both of these anime also make extensive use of the storyline of exorcising demons that make trouble for ordinary people. Besides that, the main male characters also have some similarities. Shino and InuYasha both act like brats, look younger than they are, and wield a special sword. I just couldn't help but be in some way reminded of InuYasha when I started watching Hakkenden. 
report Recommended by SonnyGoten
Its a High School Girl & a weird strange boy. Kaname Chirdori, the main heroine of Full Metal Panic shares many characteristics of Kagome. Sousuke Sagara, the main hero, is more like Sesshomaru without the pride. With the perverted Kurz Weber and battle-ready Melissa Mao to round out the major group, it leads to funny high school slapstick and awesome Mecha action. And with Teresa (mistranslated as Teletha) "Tessa" Testarossa to complete the romantic triangle comedy. 
report Recommended by Legion17
Looking over the fact the one is Mecha and Space, and the other is Fantasy and Swords, both are clean cut images of each other. Yukina and Ken are forced together by chance after Yukina awoke Ken after a long sleep, and fight against the enemies that wronged Ken, in a very similar way. The romance is about the same as after as love rivals and Ken's lost love. Inuyasha is almost the exact reference for Kuromukuro, if not completely as far as Plot. Characters, however, differ. 
report Recommended by Choujo_Momo
Both are very catchy and entertaining. A goup of people fighting demons/monsters. --Fighting Scenes!! There's a lot of action and comedy. Main character (male) are searching for an object that can grant anyone a wish when all pieces have been collected and put together. 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
Holo has a very similar character to inuyasha because of the stuborness she has and because of the character herself. and reccomend the tv show to anyone who likes romance and a slight bit of politics  
report Recommended by Kodukana
Becouse in Inuyasha and Spirited Away are lot of ghosts and male main they're monsters. Girls main are children.  
report Recommended by Shelous
There are many similarities between Shounen Onmyouji, and Inuyasha. Masahiro is half spirit fox, and half mortal. Inuyasha is half dog demon, and half human. Masahiro's partner Mokkun is very much like Shipo. Then their is Princess Fujiwara no Akiko, who is very much like Kagome. Akiko can see demons and is attacked by them often. Kagome is the recarnation of a priestess who can defeat demons with holy arrows. The main reason for the same similarities is that both animes deal with hunting demons, becoming stronger, and protecting the spirit world and the real world. 
report Recommended by noneexistent
The relationship between Inuyasha and his older brother : Sesshomaru, feed with her hatred, is similar with Sasuke & Itachi.  
report Recommended by cainael
Both are about a group that fights against demons, and the female protagonist is a energetic schoolgirl while the male protagonist is a guy tormented by the memories of his past lover that died and that he couldn't protect. Ofc, many hints of romance between the protagonists.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both deal with demons/spirits. Also, there are some yummy bishies in both of these shows. It's great~  
report Recommended by IamKoreanese
Has lots of demons and fighting in it. There are little parts of comedy and romance. The main character is a demon like inuyasha but only 1/4 blood is demon 
report Recommended by pinkangel9252
Both have almost the same theme and focus on battle against demons, and main characters that looks the same (Inuyasha = Tenko, Kagome = Noboru, etc.). 
report Recommended by Buruno
-both are cute romance anime between human girl and demon-like boy -the main charater is trying to maintine her life between school and her new role 
report Recommended by GimmeHug
Both have modern and non-modern aspects to the story line. They also have demons of some form or another. The characters help to draw the viewer into the story and the art styles are also very unique. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Slayers and Inuyasha both have a group of people traveling together for the same purpose(Inuyasha-to kill Naraku, in Slayers- to Kill Rezo)They reminded me alot of eachother, they both also have fighting, and swordsmen(I guess you could say Inuyasha is a swordsman? and gourry of course) and of course I loved them both!!! 
report Recommended by Shazura7
Both anime have jewels. There is the girl protagonist, Kagome and Eris who both only have th epower to sense the jewels and must collect them before the enemy gets their hands on it. Kagome, however, can fight. Both anime have a team that accompanies them on their journey.  
report Recommended by Satsuyo
Both them have supernatural magic, very charismatic characters, an adventure that has many villains, and a lot of fun. 
report Recommended by lupadim
When watching Karneval, I got the Inuyasha vibe from it. With Inuyasha and Nai being half human, and Gareki's past is similar to Kikyo's past. They both have to do with demons (although in Karneval, they are called Varuga). All in all, they are somewhat similar, and you will get the Inuyasha vibe from Karneval. 
report Recommended by SnazzGary
Both Male MCs fight with swords Both involve fighting monsters, demons, etc. Both take place in Feudal Japan 
report Recommended by Demonic_Nemesis
both anime deals with demons and spirits.  
report Recommended by lovemaze
Same sort of characters and same sort of comedy. The setting between the feudal era/modern society is similar too. The only difference is that it moves a lot faster. 
report Recommended by klemoncholy
Has main characters that are disliked for being different. Deals with the "demon/ oni" reference. 
report Recommended by Heta-rashi1
Protagonists on a journey trying to find something they desire to change who they are. In InuYasha's case, he wants to become a complete youkai. In Mermaid Forest, Yuta wants to become a normal human. In the romance aspect, the protagonists are also really similar. Both had trouble falling in love for women who weren't immortal like them, and both series show a bit of how they dealt with it. Furthermore, they're by the same author, Rumiko Takahashi, and you can really feel her presence in the works.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
Both are set in feudal Japan with mythical god creatures/demons. 
report Recommended by biopower
A girl goes back 500 years into the past; people from the past aren't sure if the girl is a human or not; a youkai falls in love with a human woman and tries to become a human too (so they can be together); the girl that goes to the past and the woman the youkai is in love with have something in common 
report Recommended by MaahHeim
Both animes have a lot of action and have an interesting story line. I love both of these and find that they have many similar themes and events. 
report Recommended by epic1legend
Both of these animé involve an incredibly-powerful, cocky, hot-blooded protagonist who had a demon father and a human mother. They also posses large, easily-concealed swords with which they use to slay countless evil demons. They lead a group traveling on a journey for the restoration of power and battle several mighty adversaries, some of which just keep coming back for more! Both of these half-human, half-demon protagonists also have to deal with a girl from someplace else, who can wield a magical bow, and is very insistent on shaping up the protagonist and softening him into a better, more mature person. 
report Recommended by Lugbzurg
Both have demon swords. Though, Inuyasha is more focused on the Sengoku Era of Japan where youkai/demons roam. And the swords actually make sense in being good or evil and how they became that way. 
report Recommended by animecutylover
The story of half breed heroes. Inuyasha is half-demon and Ken Kaneki is a half-ghoul. Both use their powers to fight others of their kind and protect their friends. Neither one feels like they fit in anywhere. Tokyo Ghoul has a much darker tone, but both explore the common theme of belonging, reconciling their past and their inhuman and sometimes monstrous nature. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both main characters are half animal half human. There is a tone of comedy and hints of seriousness in both. They both discuss the notion of belonging and finding one's place. Inuyasha and Atsushi also both have white hair and though They're not alike on the surface. They come through in a pinch. Both are growing toward being the best men they can be, all shaped by their chosen family. If you like one you'll probably like the other. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Different feel similar themes. Misunderstood demon(niac) being fighting against his own kind for the sake of humans and for revenge on an enemy from their past. Both are trying to prevent the land from being over run by evil creatures. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both anime feature superpowered brothers who can't get along but come from the same stock(Inuyasha both are demons in Tekkaman both are Tekkamen.) cool fights and lots of big powerful explosions topped with classic attack callouts. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
The funny love story between the two main characters are quite similar. I fell the same athmosphere too. The drawing style is also alike. 
report Recommended by Arwen18
Demons with human hearts lead both of these stories. They fight, they bleed , they love, they protect. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Both of these have siblings who have a difficult relationship (and are not quite human, too). 
report Recommended by Irongretta
15 year old main girl. Deals with demons and magical powers. The main villians kind of have a similar backstory and they're both crazy. Of course both have Romance develop between the MCs over the course of the series. Both do some world jumping (different eras in Inuyashas case and literally different worlds/dimensions in Ancient Magus Bride's case) Differences are that Inuyasha is more action focused and a lot longer, and older of course. Also Kagome does not have a depressing backstory like Chise. 
report Recommended by chisports1fan
For me, Noragami brought about the same feelings that InuYasha did more than a decade ago. The similarities abound, never mind that Yato is god and InuYasha is a half-demon. School girl from the present day - check. Dark past - check. Persistent female presence from the past that stands in the protagonist's way of moving on with their life - check. Family issues with an older male relative - check. Fantasy world - check, although it is urban fantasy in Noragami and medieval fantasy in InuYasha. Comedic moments abound in both but InuYasha wins on comedy front. Noragami wins in art style and  read more 
report Recommended by Red_Gold
You can easily trace the similarities between InuYasha and Saiyuki Reload Blast. The feel of both shows align; with a more ancient setting, a prolonged adventure, and plenty of battles with demonic forces. InuYasha even has that old-school art style that Saiyuki Reload Blast has continued to hold on to! Characters in both shows also share the demon-human hybrid complexity in a few of their party members. And if you loved Saiyuki Reload’s extended story, you’ll have plenty of episodes to enjoy with InuYasha! 
report Recommended by gangstabrainsick
Similarity - Aim to get rid of monster - showed characters development Difference - except from plot, they are almost no difference Which one is better? Inuyasha 
report Recommended by reren
both funny and is on a journey t o achieve something and both aren't human  
report Recommended by xxsangnguyenxx
Not only are the two animes created by Rumiko Takahashi, but the characters are very similar. Both series focus on a character who is half-human but half something else, and that other half is something they try to be more often. A lot of other characters in Kyoukai no Rinne are very alike to the ones in Inuyasha, which fans would be able to point out instantly. Inuyasha may be a little more serious and long-winded, though it still offers the same comedic moments and lovable characters. 
report Recommended by LadyCreepypasta
-Human MC transported to new world (in Tate no yuusha the guy was transported and became a hero while in Inuyasha the girl was transported because she got dragged by a monster) -They both travel and villager seek help from them. -Main girl is a demi-human while in Inuyasha the main guy is a Half-human Half-Demon. There's a lot more similarity about these two and I probably missed out some of them but I totally recommend this a must watch.  
report Recommended by Shuroro
Both have "fights" whether they're actual battles or fights about small things between the main characters. Are both funny at moments but while BG is dieing laughing on the floor parodies, Inuyasha has some small jokes. Also there is some romance 
report Recommended by Shiro-tama
Both animes are set in medieval Japan. The main difference from the two is that Inuyasha deals with warding off demons while searching for the Shikon Jewel while Lords Marksman & Vanadis deals with conquering and strethening your empire. What you will see in common is that the roles that the main characters Kagome/Inuyasha and Elenora/Tigre are swapped. Kagome wields a bow with superior accuracy who at first dosent want to leave her world for a dog demon named Inuyasha. Tigre on the other hand also shares this role as being a master bowman who hates the thought of leaving his country to side with  read more 
report Recommended by AnimeLuver4Life
When I was watching Inuyasha, I just thought how Inuyasha is a LOT like Natsu. They both have a fuse as small as grain as sand. They both will do anything to protect their friends but Inuyasha pretends he doesn't care.  
report Recommended by PoisonSunflower
The only similarities are the supernatural stuff that is going on and the whole team work thing to defeat evil... Reasons to watch Ghost Hunt: -Suspenseful -Creepy/scary -Different plots -Funny -No actual romance Reasons to watch Inuyasha: -Comedy -Romance -Creepy at times -Action 
report Recommended by dudethatsweird
Same medieval feel to it -- sword fights, demons, etc.  
report Recommended by Bvern004
Inuyasha and CCS, both series are directed towards a world connected with the magical and spiritual, where the protagonist accidentally releases an unimaginable power divided between several fragments / cards, awakens a powerful being who had been asleep for years. Joined with this to seek what he has released so that it is not used for evil, following the presence that only she can feel due to a hidden power within her. There is also a certain rivalry to collect these fragments / cards, although that may change later as them may get to know each other better. Two series full of adventure, romance, comedy  read more 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
They have parts set in Japan in the past (in Inuyasha's case it's the majority of the time); both have mikos (with a red lower garment, although in Yami it's more symbolic). They also have what seem like yokai (although the imaginative aspects are more pronounced in Yami), and both have romance (with different attractions). Yami is like the other if combined with Lain and added innuendo. 
report Recommended by Yaoi-kun
Both series deals with the presence of Youkai's and their unique situation and contacts with humans 
report Recommended by Arjuna777
Monks, Priests and curses. All the things you found in Red Data Girl you will also find it on Inuyasha, even a school. Although the anime isn't developed in a school like RDG, you will enjoy the relationship between of the main characters with themselves and with their enemies. If you like RDG is highly probable that you will also like Inuyasha, after all Inuyasha is a Shounen anime, so give it a try. 
report Recommended by Duo02
FMAB and Inuyasha. In both the protagonists look for a powerful stone, which brings misfortune and a great power capable of changing everything. In addition they fight against a group made of this stone, which are almost invincible. Between valuable losses, comic moments, a continuous struggle against the memories of the past that are still present is what these series offer. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
these two anime are similar by they both impending doom and if you like swords and a small romance plot to the side with samurai 
report Recommended by Dale21
in both the male and femlae led only work together to acomplish there goal (inuyasha)to find all the jewel shards and in (fatestay)to obtain the holy grail but the main charcters end up falling in love with each other also there both shounen anime that will make u keep waching evendo in both there is alot of fighting they also have a great mix of adventure romance,drama,fantasy and comedy there both just awsome 
report Recommended by SakuraSweetHeart
In Inuyasha the cast is going around trying to get the shikon jewel shards and in Momo Kyun Sword the cast is going around trying to get peach fragments. Both shows involve needing to stop the demons or others from getting to these fragments first.  
report Recommended by Crycho
In both characters are traveling in feudal Japan and searching the way out of the situation. fights another world for saving their and other lifes. 
report Recommended by uum4
Hated,neglected, and scarred. All the bad things and more happened to the main character as a young boy. years later, the boy finally gets friends. Can the boy change and let go of his past? Does the boy change enough, or too much?Pain is a part of life, just like happiness. Watch the main character fight though pain and happiness in their life full of super-natural things. 
report Recommended by XxAllen-KunxX
In both animes there is main guy which is a sort of demon that joins a group of humans with special abilities to fight against evil. Also, in both animes, the girl that that the protagonist loved was a very powerful woman but she died and reincarnated.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
They both have an individual go to a separate time. They meet up with new individuals who become their comrades or enemies. Both main characters have powers which they use against their enemies. There is also a good dose of romance between the main characters. 
report Recommended by spineslayer
Both main characters are part demons and have big swords. Their swords have great powers. Though they have separate plots. Both main characters act tough and mean, but they actually help people. They are both filled with comedy, action, and fantasy.  
report Recommended by spineslayer
A kind-hearted girl meets out-of-the-ordinary boy and family, and helps them. Focuses on relationships and love story more than Inuyasha, but also shorter! And with better character development. (as will all anime, the manga is better, but only slightly different, I suggest to read Fruit Baskets manga starting about ch 31 where the anime leaves off). 
report Recommended by tacyttik17
Men fighting, fantasy, and semi historical settings in both anime as well as similar art and character design. 
report Recommended by eklie
Same manga creator. Storylines are different but there is still something about the stories this artist creates that draws you in.  
report Recommended by Enju_Uoya
Both shows take place in what constitutes feudal Japan, where our team of protagonists has to fight seemingly random enemies at first -- demons in Inuyasha, giant insects in Mushibugyo -- they soon find themselves embroiled in the plottings of darker, more sinister forces. Both shows are largely comical by nature, but also subscribes to more shounen-ish flairs, like obtaining special powers to help them along their quest. There are a few points where the shows differ, though. While Inuyasha's... Inuyasha... is largely cynical, even openly hostile at first, Mushibugyo's Jinbei Tsukishima is extremely naive and almost supremely enthusiastic about everything. Both of them seem to  read more 
report Recommended by Northlander
There are yukai in both anime and this short reminds me of a particular part of the story in InuYasha early on where they have to deal with the spiders. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
A teenage guy waffles between interest in two different girls. Similar art style, although I should note that Kimagure Orange Road is at least fifteen years older than Inuyasha, from the early 80s to be precise, and therefore may be harder to find, in anime or manga form. While the focus of KOR is the relationships and mishaps revolving around the triangle corners (Kasuga, Madoka and Hikaru), the triangle in Inuyasha is more of a recurring subplot that helps add flavor to the trials and tribulations that Inuyasha, Kagome and company must face while collecting jewel shards in the Warring States Era. I should also note  read more 
report Recommended by Numi
A heroine with mysterious powers, armed with a bow and arrow. Together with a boy of unknown origins, they fight supernatural creatures not of this world, with the occasional help of a party of humans and the very supernatural beings they aim to either befriend, or exorcize.  
report Recommended by 4kicks
Magic ,people traveling on an adventure, Inuyasha and Orphen are alike you can tell if you watch both anime 
report Recommended by Antione
well they maybe different but they have some of the same aspects. Shattered jewel shards spread across a world, a being from another world, fighting monsters to collect the shards, etc. 
report Recommended by CriMsoNGenoCidE
With love triangles and love rivals this anime will teach guys to not underestimate a girl's will power!  
report Recommended by gutiro11
In both, the main character, a high school student from the modern world, is thrown into a past fantasy-like era.  
report Recommended by isikaru
This deals with the demon side of UN-GO and you also honestly don't have to have watched UN-GO to watch episode 0. The art styles are similar too. 
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Both Anime deal with people that have demon blood in them. There is fighting and romance, not to mention the story lines draw you in. 
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Each show has a mixed crew of humans from the real world & fantasy beings on a quest to collect magic fragments. Both shows have a lot of comedy and a lot of bickering between characters. 
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Both characters of Magic Knight Rayearth (Hikaru Shiidou, Umi Ryuuzaki and Fuu Hououji) and Inu Yasha (Kagome) transported into another world to defeat the evils of the demon Naraku and Zagato. 
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school girl transported to another time in the past that is not found in the history books. epic battles, demons of some what, magical power 
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Both series are long! The characters in both of them are trying to get something, and people have special powers... I don't know why, but I find these series very similar. 
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The music is very similar  
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it is similar because in shakugan no shana ,where yujii is a normal boy where he meets shana a warrior of the sky that is something mysterios and in inuyasha falls in love with kagome and in shakugan no shana shana falls in loves 
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both are similar because you have a female lead that is unsure about herself but gains confidence through their partner's strengnth. I like the fact that both of the lead characters didnt immediately like the male lead, and kind of fell in love through adventurs. They are dissimilar because Howl's Castle is way too short. 
report Recommended by Blackstar_aria
Both are made by the same creator which is Rumiko Takahashi and both have the same main character falling for a guy who treats them like crap. Also have similar personalities too, only Lum is way more likable and hotter. 
report Recommended by charmecia5
same plot, both main male characters are travelling with female ones and weird company, searching for some pieces of magical stone.  
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Besides being set in the past, the 'villains' develop this strategy over the long term that is organically similar. 
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Both derive from myths, in Inuyasha Hachiemon is a tanuki, but they also share similar family dynamics; mother is odd, father issues, Inuyasha just doesn't have a younger brother (maybe kitsune Shippo?) - both also try to fit in human society. 
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There is, in both, a shadowy figure sending out his minions... both use mist to cover their tracks, and in Ayakashi this has the effect of confusing anyone trying to reach his mansion from ever succeeding (although this was explicitly used in the Inuyasha games mostly)... both have the same sort of mythological 'monsters', since 'yokai' is practically a synonym for 'ayakashi', although in Inuyasha only one side can mainly control them. Both utilize tragedy and inter-personal drama. 
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When first heard a brief description of Saiyuki. I asked if it was a spin-off of Inuyasha. I was assured that they were related in no way, whatsoever. I pulled together all the description of characters and mixed it up and found some nearly identical matches to the characters of Inuyasha and Saiyuki.  
report Recommended by Bureiku25
A "not a couple" couple travels around on a mission fighting, defending, and meeting many people on the way. 
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Both of these animes contain characters which possess differnt attributes and qualities, and in both animes they are wound up together to start an epic journey getting to know more about each other on the way. Both animes being set in the Feudal era Japan and both containing battles and intense sword fights, But these are only obstacles that that need to overcome to reach there goal at the end of the road.  
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The main female character can't decide between two potiental love intrests. Just like Inuyasha. It has non-human characters too but, instead of demons Vampire Knight has Vampires. I don't know how but I get a similar feeling from watching Inuyasha as I do Vampire knight. Also everyone I know who like either Inuyasha or Vampire knight likes the other. 
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- Both Dante from Devil May Cry and Inuyasha are half human, half demon that are sword wielders - Both Dante and Inuyasha carry their father's sword that are legendary and incredibly powerful. - Both of their mothers were beautiful human women who died when they were young - Both have a female partner (Trish in Devil May Cry and Kagome in Inuyasha) - Both are action-packed anime with demons and characters with unique powers Differences between the two is that they both have different fighting styles and both are set in a different time eras (Devil May Cry set in a modern time era while Inuyasha is set  read more 
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they both are conceived as an a long adventure at the research of something with an epic love story  
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Both are supernatural in nature and involve spirits based around asian mythology. Both also have comedy as well as action and adventure. xxxholic is more serious in nature than Inuyasha though,even though it does have some comedic moments. The spirits in xxxholic aren't visible to most people and the series is set in the modern world. Inuyasha is in a fantasy version of Japan's fuedal past where the nature spirits(yokai) are part of everyday life and completely visible to the humans.  
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Both anime has a main character who goes on a jounry in a diffrent reality then what there use to and fines people they can trust and people who want to kill them. Plus they both have a goal they acomplish and a goal they dont.  
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Feudal Japan. Protagonist slays all kind of demons. Love story included 
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Although one is much longer then the other: They both have fighting scenes, with a bit of gore. Definitely a lot more in Rurouni Kenshin. One fights for justice while the other fights to become stronger. Also a bit of romance. More in Inuyasha then Rurouni Kenshin. 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
Both shows have demons, the main characters of both shows are part demon. They both chase a lost artifact that can change things. 
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