A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a jewel of great power.
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Kappei Yamaguchi ...
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 Inuyasha (167 episodes, 2000-2004)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Kagome Higurashi / ... (166 episodes, 2000-2004)
Moneca Stori ...
 Kagome Higurashi (166 episodes, 2000-2004)
Kumiko Watanabe ...
 Shippou / ... (153 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Shippo / ... (152 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Miroku (147 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Miroku (144 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Sango (138 episodes, 2001-2004)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Sango (136 episodes, 2001-2004)
Paul Dobson ...
 Naraku / ... (103 episodes, 2000-2004)
Tadahisa Saizen ...
 Villager / ... (97 episodes, 2000-2004)
Darren Pleavin ...
 InuYasha (Animax Asia dub) (95 episodes, 2000-2004)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The kanji for Sango's name means coral, while her brother Kohaku's means amber. See more »

Quotes

[Inuyasha, Kagome on his back, is chasing a crow demon that has taken the jewel]
Inuyasha: What are you waiting for? Hurry up and shoot it!
Kagome: Shoot? Your kidding, right? I've never used a bow in my life!
Inuyasha: The crow lives by eating human flesh. If you think that's bad, let it swallow the jewel!
[the crow swallows the jewel]
Kagome: Ahh! It swallowed it! Fine! I'll try!
Inuyasha: Thank you!
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Connections

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: But Not in That Way (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Heart
Written by Natsumi Watanabe
Composed by Bouceback
Arranged by H-Wonder & Jun Asahi
Performed by BoA
Closing Theme: Episodes 61-85
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A really good anime series
4 July 2002 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

At this point my favourite anime series are "Noir (2001)" and Inu Yasha. The story just sucked me in and kept me captive. I highly recommend this anime to everybody. It's full of humour, I just ROFL when Kagome invokes the "sit!" spell on Inu Yasha. :) The rest of the "cast" is also very good.


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