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Synonyms: Inu-Yasha, Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉
English: InuYasha
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 56
Chapters: 558
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 13, 1996 to Jun 15, 2008
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Historical Historical, Mythology Mythology, Time Travel Time Travel
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Takahashi, Rumiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 3199031,990 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10852
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #240
Members: 66,521
Favorites: 3,170


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Chapters: /558


Kagome Higurashi's ordinary life comes to an abrupt halt when a demon drags her deep into a well, transporting her five hundred years into the past. In this era, Kagome quickly learns two things: demons walk amongst humans and she has unknowingly brought a dangerous object from her world—a marble-sized sphere known as the Shikon Jewel. This unusual orb brings tremendous power to any demon who has it in their possession, and Kagome is an easy target for anyone determined enough to steal it.

While in a fight with a demon, a hasty attempt to fend it off causes Kagome to accidentally shatter the jewel, sending countless pieces of it all over feudal Japan. She soon learns the grave consequences of her actions when she must work with the half-demon Inuyasha to collect all the pieces of the jewel before they fall into the wrong hands.

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InuYasha was awarded the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 2001.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media as Inu-Yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale from July 6, 1998 to January 11, 2011, it was relabeled as InuYasha from volume 12 onwards, the first 37 volumes were in left-to-right format but all later volumes were printed in traditional Japanese format. It was republished in 3-in-1 omnibuses under the Shonen Sunday VIZBIG imprint from November 10, 2009 to February 11, 2014. It was also published in Spain by Glénat España, and partially published in Argentina by LARP Editores.




Oct 12, 2022
Out of 100 Nobles watching…
77 were impressed!
15 were tired of filler
8 wanted some more depth in characters

On my “Tour de Rumiko Takahashi”, instead of returning to Urusei Yatsura I took a detour and read Inuyasha. Inuyasha was one of the first anime I ever watched catching episodes in elementary school late Friday and Saturday nights with my sisters. It was one of the biggest influences on my tastes, predisposing me to an interest in both traditional and modern Japanese culture, but here we are reading the manga and boy what a monster it was. Representative of Shonen of the time Inuyasha is a whopping 558 ...
Aug 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
A very interesting series with good likeable characters. Reading it with Mallsoft music in the background gives a very nostalgic feeling.

HOWEVER (light spoilers), the final part of the manga (starting at about chapter 300-400) ultimately gets VERY boring. The protagonists have a lot of possibilities to kill (or at least, neutralize) the villain, but he just WON'T DIE ! It just feels like the author became a coward who couldn't innovate and bring new fresh villains for the series, instead opting for the same thing again and again without taking risks. In the end, it just became very frustrating for the reader.

To conclude : up ...
Jul 14, 2010
Preliminary (319/558 eps)
the only 2 reasons i wanted to read this manga were:
1. i like rumiko takahashi.
2. inuyasha has dog ears.
since i loved ranma and i've laughed a lot in this manga, so why not try this too?

the story starts nice- a girl falls into a well and finds a boy with doggy ears and because of an accident she has to team up with him and they fall in love.
the story is fine and it has 56 volumes, so what is it filled with?
the basics of every single story is: kagome is in danger, inuyasha saves her at the last minute. again- kagome is in ...

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