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Inuyasha 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kappei Yamaguchi ...  Inuyasha 167 episodes, 2000-2004
Richard Ian Cox ...  Inuyasha 167 episodes, 2000-2004
Darren Pleavin ...  InuYasha (Animax Asia dub) 167 episodes, 2000-2004
Satsuki Yukino Satsuki Yukino ...  Kagome Higurashi 166 episodes, 2000-2004
Moneca Stori ...  Kagome Higurashi 166 episodes, 2000-2004
Kumiko Watanabe ...  Shippou / ... 153 episodes, 2000-2004
Jillian Michaels ...  Shippo / ... 152 episodes, 2000-2004
Kirby Morrow ...  Miroku 147 episodes, 2001-2004
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ...  Miroku 144 episodes, 2001-2004
Kelly Sheridan ...  Sango 138 episodes, 2001-2004
Houko Kuwashima ...  Sango 136 episodes, 2001-2004
Paul Dobson ...  Naraku / ... 103 episodes, 2000-2004
Tadahisa Saizen Tadahisa Saizen ...  Villager / ... 97 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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Official Sites:

Sunrise [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

31 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(167 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Inuyasha," the name of the main character, roughly translates to "dog demon." "Inu" means "dog" - the exact meaning of "yasha" is a topic of debate, but is generally accepted to refer to a supernatural creature like a demon. See more »

Quotes

SesshÙmaru: [after witnessing a small argument between Inuyasha and Kagome] Inuyasha, your patience with this creature is astonishing to me. You protect her, indulge her, even seem to love her.
Inuyasha: Uhh...
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Alternate Versions

The versions aired exclusively on the Cartoon Network in the USA and on YTV in Canada are edited. The unedited versions of the episodes were released on DVD. See more »

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Soundtracks

Angelus
Performed by Shimatani Hitomi
Opening Theme: Episodes 154-167
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Very nice anime series. Up there in the top 5
6 February 2006 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

This is a rather complex series. It has love, sex, action, horror, drama. It has a good plot and believable characters. The emotions are nicely portrayed, even when it's silly Japanese sex humor. This is one of the rare stories where evil really corrupts and is cunning and elusive rather than just big strong dumb creatures.

Even if it has some characteristics of soap opera, it goes well beyond that, as the animation and the plot go very well together. I am hooked already and I am barely in the middle of the second season. In a week or so I will probably cry in anger for the lack of more episodes, but hey, that's life.


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