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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 Villager / ... 97 episodes, 2000-2004
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 InuYasha (Animax Asia dub) 95 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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Like several other characters on the show, Koga the Wolf Demon keeps a Katana on his belt as a secondary weapon. (His primary weapon, being his own limbs) However, within the entire course of the show (including "The Final Act") Koga never draws his sword. Other characters who wield swords as secondary weapons are Sango, Kohaku, Ayame and Ginkotsu. See more »

Quotes

[the ground shakes with an approaching demon]
Inuyasha: Whatever it is, it's big.
Miroku: Yes, lets run.
Inuyasha: Hmm? What, no way! You can't just eat and run!
Miroku: If the demon is truly big, then we are no match for it. Its irrational. Its impossible. Its against my religion.
Inuyasha: You ought to be arrested.
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Connections

Remade as Nu wa chuanshuo zhi ling zhu (2011) See more »

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My Will
Written by Mai Matsumuro
Composed by y@suo ohtani
Arranged by Keisuke Kikuchi
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Performed by dream
Closing Theme: Episodes 1-20, 166-167
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*dreamy sigh*
18 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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