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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 jewel of great power.


Rumiko Takahashi
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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 Jillian Michaels ...  Shippo / ... 153 episodes, 2000-2004
Kirby Morrow ...  Miroku 147 episodes, 2001-2004
Kôji Tsujitani Kôji Tsujitani ...  Miroku 145 episodes, 2001-2004
Kelly Sheridan ...  Sango 138 episodes, 2001-2004
Houko Kuwashima ...  Sango 136 episodes, 2001-2004
Paul Dobson Paul Dobson ...  Naraku / ... 103 episodes, 2000-2004
Tadahisa Saizen Tadahisa Saizen ...  Villager / ... 98 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 <psylock1234@ev1.net>

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The origins of the Tetsusaiga and the Tensaiga are never explained in a "linear time line" fashion. The combined stories from the original series, the 3rd Inuyasha film and the Final Act tell this story: InuYasha's father InuTaisho possessed the Sword So'unga. (The Sword of Hell) Sometime after acquiring So'unga, InuTaisho had Totosai forge the Tetsusaiga (The Sword of Earth) from one of his own fangs. After the Tetsusaiga was formed, InuTaisho battled and defeated the demon Shishinki, stealing his signature move the Meido Zangetsuha for himself. However unable to fully master the move, the Meido was cast out of the Tetsusaiga and housed by the Tensaiga. (The Sword of Heaven) Before his death, InuTaisho somehow enchanted both the Tetsusaiga and the Tensaiga power to destroy the So'unga, enchanted both swords so that the two could not destroy the other and enchanted the Tetsusaiga to resist the grasp of full-blooded demons. See more »


Miroku: [Sango falls to the ground sobbing] Sango?
Sango: Yes!
Miroku: You'll have my children? Ten babies, or maybe even twenty?
Sango: Yes! Miroku... does this mean you'll stop womanizing?
Miroku: [stunned] Huh? Uh... heh heh...
Sango: [briefly pausing on each word] You. Will. Stop. Flirting... Right?
[Miroku looks away, chuckling]
Sango: [thinking] I'll take that as a no...
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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 »


Referenced in Urusei Yatsura: Za Shougaibutsu Suiei Taikai (2008) See more »


Itazura na Kiss
("Mischievous Kiss")
Performed by Day After Tomorrow
Closing Theme: Episodes 109-127
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A really good anime series
4 July 2002 | by smirre44See 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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31 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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