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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Series cast summary:
...  Inuyasha 167 episodes, 2000-2004
...  Inuyasha 167 episodes, 2000-2004
...  Kagome Higurashi 166 episodes, 2000-2004
...  Kagome Higurashi 166 episodes, 2000-2004
Kumiko Watanabe ...  Shippou / ... 153 episodes, 2000-2004
...  Shippo / ... 152 episodes, 2000-2004
...  Miroku 147 episodes, 2001-2004
Kôji Tsujitani ...  Miroku 144 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Sango 138 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Sango 136 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Naraku / ... 103 episodes, 2000-2004
Tadahisa Saizen ...  Villager / ... 97 episodes, 2000-2004
...  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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"Kirara," as it is written in Inuyasha, is an onomatopoeia word referring to the sound of the sparkling of a stone, particularly mica. See more »

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Miroku: Somehow it's different with us. You see, Sango, I've never had such strong feelings for a woman as I do for you.
Sango: [blushing, surprised] Uh...
Miroku: Except... there's one problem. I feel as if I cannot love you as an ordinary woman.
[Sango stares blankly ahead, shocked. The others are still eavesdropping]
Kagome: HUH?
Miroku: You're my comrade, the woman I fight alongside.
Shippo: So he's saying they're just gonna be friends?
Kagome: That's terrible! He's not getting away with this!
Sango: I know that, you didn't need to tell me. I knew how ...
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Change the World
Written by Rie Matsumoto
Composed by Miki Watanabe
Arranged by Keiichi Ueno
(avex trax)
Performed by V6
Opening Theme: Episodes 1-34
Closing Theme: Episodes 147-148
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Strongly recommended to those who enjoy a rich, entertaining fantasy tale.
16 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's a shame that viewers outside of Asia tend to shun anime as "kid's stuff". Though the Inuyasha anime series seems to be directed at a predominantly teen aged audience even in Japan, Rumiko Takahashi is a master storyteller and Inuyasha nonetheless appeals to people of all different ages, genders and backgrounds. Nobody spins a tale like Takahashi and Inuyasha is a brilliant example of her skill. Weaving a complex storyline interspersed with action, fantasy, the innocence of young love, and a cast of endearing though fallible characters, Inuyasha is a rich fantasy tale drawn from Japanese mythology and set in feudal Japan. Names and references to actual Japanese historical and mythological characters interwoven into the story gives this series added texture and richness not readily found in most graphic novels. Takahashi lightens the serious tone at times with uniquely Takahashi humor (often imitated, never duplicated) and creates credible, flawed characters whose shortcomings become endearing over time. If the animation is too childish for you, try reading the original graphic novel series, which is even more outstanding since the anime doesn't do Takahashi's comic timing any justice. Strongly recommended to those who enjoy a rich, entertaining fantasy tale.


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