InuYasha (2000–2005)
"Inuyasha" (original title)

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A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a orb of great power.

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Series cast summary:
Moneca Stori ...
 Kagome Higurashi (167 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Miroku (150 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kelly Sheridan ...
 Sango (141 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 InuYasha / ... (133 episodes, 2000-2004)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Kagome Higurashi / ... (133 episodes, 2000-2004)
Kumiko Watanabe ...
 Shippou / ... (121 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Shippo / ... (120 episodes, 2000-2004)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Miroku (112 episodes, 2001-2004)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Sango (104 episodes, 2001-2004)
Darren Pleavin ...
 InuYasha (Animax Asia dub) (95 episodes, 2000-2004)
Paul Dobson ...
 Naraku / ... (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
Tadahisa Saizen ...
 Villager / ... (73 episodes, 2000-2004)
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Kagome Higurashi is a 15 year old schoolgirl who lives at a history-filled Japanese shrine. She is also the reincarnation of an ancient priestess named Kikyo, who guarded the sacred Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls), and who sealed away the half-demon Inuyasha who had tried to steal the jewel in order to become a full demon. Kikyo died of her wounds and had the jewel burned with her body. Kagome is one day pulled into the ancient well on her family's shrine and thrown into the past, 50 years after Kikyo's death. She befriends Kaede, the late Kikyo's sister, who realizes Kagome is Kikyo's reincarnation. They are attacked, and learn that Kagome has the Shikon no Tama, but it's actually inside her body! Kagome accidentally awakens the dog-demon Inuyasha, and frees him after the jewel has been ripped from her body. Now Inuyasha wants the jewel back, but Kagome can't let him have it. He is forced (by Kaede's magic) to wear a necklace that allows Kagome to control him with one word, "Sit... Written by Kimberly Milliff <psylock1234@ev1.net>

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Quotes

Kaede: Inuyasha, stupid is as stupid does. Ye need to learn to be more careful with your speech.
Inuyasha: Are you calling me stupid, you old hag? What do you know about it? You weren't even there.
Kaede: I know this, ungrateful dog. In order to find the Sacred Jewel shards, Kagome's spiritual power is essential, yet ye made her upset with your words and sent her running home
Inuyasha: That was her idea. She chose to go home. I never forced her. She said
[imitating Kagome]
Inuyasha: "I'm going home, stupid."
Kaede: Inuyasha.
Inuyasha: Huh, what?
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*dreamy sigh*

You know a series has to be good when you fall in love with a

"flawed" main character, especially an animated one (the only

other time this has happened was Vegeta from DBZ). I've only

seen the English dub on Adult Swim, but it really seems that

Richard Cox and Inuyasha the character were a perfect match; the

voice-acting is one of the biggest draws.

As for the show itself, anyone who's a fan of Buffy the Vampire

Slayer and Angel will love this. The storyline about an ancient half- man/half-demon and a young modern girl does have that base

parallel to Buffy and Angel, as well as incredibly good storytelling

that defies just as many genres. But from there it goes off on its

own particular mythologic twists and turns that make it so unique

and powerful. After every 24 minute episode I'm amazed at how

much has been accomplished and developed, all while giving a

fair balance to the cast of characters, all sharply-delineated and

possessing their own unique appeal. The scoring is equally

wonderful and often difficult to get out of your mind.

All in all, who cares about gritty or anything near that when for once

in a long time you can get swept up in the romance and fantasy

and drama of it all? This is a rare series, and one bound to get

rarer, particularly when all the networks (American at least) seem

to care about these days are reality shows or "realistic" dramas

uninterested in strong character-based plot developments. Anime

seems to be one of the last realms where you can find good

stories told exceedingly well with the emphasis where it should

always be, on the characters; that there's action, adventure,

romance, drama, or comedy is merely secondary.


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