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This article is about the series InuYasha. For the character Inuyasha from the series see: List of InuYasha characters.
Inuyasha written in kanji
(Sengoku Otogizōshi Inuyasha)
GenreAdventure, fantasy,[1] romance[2]
Written byRumiko Takahashi
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
Original runNovember 13, 1996June 18, 2008
Volumes56 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byMasashi Ikeda (1-44)
Yasunao Aoki (45-167)
Produced byMichihiko Suwa
Hideyuki Tomioka
Written byKatsuyuki Sumisawa
Music byKaoru Wada
Licensed by
Original networkNNS (ytv)
English network
Original run October 16, 2000 September 13, 2004
Episodes167 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Inuyasha: The Final Act
Directed byYasunao Aoki
Produced byTomoyuki Saito
Mitomu Asai
Naohiro Ogata
Written byKatsuyuki Sumisawa
Music byKaoru Wada
Licensed by
Viz Media
Original networkNNS (ytv)
English network
Neon Alley
Animax Asia
Adult Swim (Toonami)
Original run October 3, 2009 March 29, 2010
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Feature films
  1. InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
  2. Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
  3. Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
  4. Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

Inuyasha is a manga and anime series created by Rumiko Takahashi.

Plot[change | change source]

Fifty years ago, a priestess named Kikyo had a relationship with a half–demon named Inuyasha. When they oppose each other, Inuyasha becomes unconscious and Kikyo dies from her injury while keeping the Shikon Jewel (Shikon no Tama), she leaves her sister (Kaede) alive. Kagome is a teenage student, who discovers a well in her house and ends up traveling to the past. She meets and rescues Inuyasha, who slept in a sacred tree for fifty years. Kagome learns that she is Kikyo's reincarnation and had the jewel inside her body, which the demon extracted it. The magical necklace allows Inuyasha to control his behaviour. Kagome inadvertently shatters the jewel into pieces, which Naraku uses one of them to summon the army of incarnations. Inuyasha recruits a few allies on his journey. As Kikyo dies again, Inuyasha defeats Naraku, making the jewel vanished from the world and Kagome is sent back to the present day. Three years later, Miroku and Sango have three children, Rin lives with Kaede, and Kagome returns to the feudal era after graduating from high school.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Official Website for Inuyasha". Viz Media. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  2. "Inu Yashu TV Series". Anime News Network. June 20, 2000. Retrieved July 29, 2018.