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English: InuYasha
Synonyms: Inu-Yasha, Inu Yasha
Japanese: 犬夜叉


Type: Manga
Volumes: 56
Chapters: 558
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 13, 1996 to Jun 15, 2008
Authors: Takahashi, Rumiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.851 (scored by 23244 users)
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Ranked: #14492
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Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she's pulled out of her own time and into another! There, in Japan's ancient past, Kagome discovers more than a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular—the dog-like half-demon called Inuyasha! That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewel, or "Jewel of Four Souls." But demons beware...the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power.

(Source: Viz)


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.

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Dec 29, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
Every so often a manga series comes along that the average reader will find daunting for one reason or another. It may be that the scope of the story is too great, or the number of chapters may be too large, or the drawing style may not be to taste, or some other reason entirely. Whatever the case may be, there are many out there who will be put off reading a manga for one reason or another.

That said, there is sometimes justification for not even starting a manga, especially as there are those that really can't cut the mustard.

And then there's the ones read more
Sep 4, 2008
WindWitchKagura (All reviews)
Inuyasha is a beautifully plotted storyline, and the characters are truly outstanding pieces of work. While reading, you are led bit by bit to an exciting ending, and it is very difficult to put it down!

I enjoyed Inuyasha because of the characters, particularly Kagura. It also has a lot of action, suitable for the easily bored. The romantic element is tragic, sweet, and comic at the same time. I consider Inuyasha to be the very best manga I have ever read.
Jul 22, 2009
DrBoondigga (All reviews)
Made by the famous Rumiko Takahashi, the length draws out over 558 chapters, and this length both causes some of it's greatest and worst moments. For instance the romance of the story (or more specifically the love triangle) reaches it's climax as we draw towards the end with a bittersweet, but none the less great conclusion to it. However we go on to, in my opinion, another disappointing ending from Takahashi. I haven't read all of Ranma 1/2, but I hear that the ending was not the best, and InuYasha certainly felt rushed at the end. That is always a bad thing, but it's quite read more
Apr 16, 2009
purple_neko (All reviews)
Well, actually I finished this before I began reading Pretear, and also saw the anime way way before, probably around high school (2001?).

Inuyasha is a story about Kagome Higurashi a seemingly normal junior high school girl and a inu(dog) hanyou (half demon) named Inuyasha and their quest to retrieve shards of a jewel called the Shikon no Tama (Jewel of the Four Souls), which then turns into an adventure that includes a youkai kitsune (demon fox) child named Shippou, a monk with a cursed hand (can be taken to mean at least two things here :P), named Miroku, and a taijiya (demon slayer) girl named read more


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