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)
 InuYasha / ... (166 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Miroku (151 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kelly Sheridan ...
 Sango (142 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 Inuyasha / ... (133 episodes, 2000-2004)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Higurashi Kagome / ... (133 episodes, 2000-2004)
Darren Pleavin ...
 InuYasha (Animax Asia dub) (95 episodes, 2000-2004)
Kumiko Watanabe ...
 Shippou / ... (121 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Shippou / ... (120 episodes, 2000-2004)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Miroku (112 episodes, 2001-2004)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Sango (104 episodes, 2001-2004)
Paul Dobson ...
 Naraku / ... (83 episodes, 2000-2004)
Tadahisa Saizen ...
 Villager / ... (73 episodes, 2000-2004)


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 <>

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One of my favorite Animes
7 December 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I love Inu Yasha, it has to be one of my favorite animes, it's one of the shows that got me into anime in the first place. And I adore Rumiko Takahashi, heh. But Inu Yasha is an anime with just the right mix in it. Both girls and guys can like it, it isn't leaned towards one gender, it's has just the right mix of action, comedy, and romance. It's just great!

Anyway, here's a summary. A girl named Kagome is pulled down her family's well and she ends up in feudal times Japan in the same location that she lives in modern-day Tokyo, except of course it's feudal times. In feudal times she meets a half dog demon, Inu Yasha. She finds this magic jewel, but ends up shattering it into hundreds of tiny jewel shards. So that's one of the main points of the show, the quest for the sacred jewel shards which are extremely powerful. Some of the other characters include: Miroku, a kind but somewhat perverted young monk(my favorite character, that's why I put him first ^_^); Sango, a butt-kicking girl whose village was destroyed by the evil demon Naraku; Shippou, a cute little fox demon with the ability to shape-shift; Kikyo, a whacked out priestess (seriously, she has major problems) of whom they think Kagome is the reincarnation of; Sesshomaru, Inu Yasha's evil demon brother who happens to be quite good looking; Naraku who is an evil demon person who's out to get the sacred jewel shards; and there are tons of other people too, who either aren't as important, or just show up a few times. Now, if you've never seen this anime (who hasn't seen it?) I suggest that you do.

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