29 November 2009

InuYasha The Anime

InuYasha, full title InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale (戦国御伽草子 犬夜叉 Sengoku Otogizōshi InuYasha?, lit. "Warring-States Fairy-Tale Book: InuYasha") (romanized as INUYASHA), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and concluded on June 18, 2008.

The story follows a high school girl, Kagome Higurashi who travels back in time to the Sengoku period of Japan where she meets a half-demon named InuYasha and learns that she is the reincarnation of a powerful priestess named Kikyo. Joined by a lecherous monk, a young fox demon, a demon slayer, and a demon cat, the group seeks to find the fragments of the shattered Jewel of Four Souls, a powerful jewel that had been hidden inside Kagome's body, and keep the shards from being used for evil, including the evil half-demon Naraku who slew Kikyo fifty years before Kagome's arrival.

The manga was adapted into a 167 episode anime series. Masashi Ikeda directed the first forty-four episodes, while Yasunao Aoki directed the remainder of the series. InuYasha premiered on Yomiuri TV in Japan on October 16, 2000 and have run until September 13, 2004.

A second series, InuYasha: The Final Act (犬夜叉完結編 InuYasha Kanketsu-hen;InuYasha Final). Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen will cover the story in volumes 36 to 56 of the manga.At long last, Kagura has revealed to Kagome and Inuyasha, frequent time-travellers to the civil war period, the location of Naraku's Heart.

Sesshoumaru, Kohaku (holder of a Shikon shard), Kagura (whose involvement with Kouga resulted in her betrayal of Naraku), and the plotting of Moryomaru will all affect the choices made by Kagome and Inuyasha.

Should the Shikon Jewel be forged, Kikyou should be able to destroy Naraku. However, Naraku exercises great influence over evil men. When the Shikon Jewel is completed, the final battle will begin!

What does the future hold for Kagome, Inuyasha, Miroku, Sango and Shippou?

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