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Kagome is a modern Japanese high-school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she's pulled out of her own time and into another! There, in Japan's ancient past, Kagome discovers more than a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular--the dog-like half-demon called Inuyasha! That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewel, or "Jewel of Four Souls." But demons beware...the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power.

Won the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category.


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Associated Names
อินุยาฉะ เทพอสูรจิ้งจอกเงิน
Inu Yasha
InuYasha, A Feudal Fairy Tale
Sengoku Otogi Zōshi InuYasha

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c.Epilogue by Psylocke Scans over 5 years ago
v.56 c.558 (end) by Freelance-Manga over 9 years ago
v.56 c.557 by Freelance-Manga over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
56 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 36, Chap 356 (first season); Vol 56, Chap 558 (Final Act)

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Inuyasha by Cinnamon

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (1242 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.67 / 10.0
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July 3rd 2017, 4:13pm PST



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Viz (56 Volumes & 18 Omnibuses - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #661 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #1167 increased(+85)
3 Month Pos #1808 increased(+56)
6 Month Pos #1922 increased(+49)
Year Pos #1949 increased(+34)

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Anime or Manga? over 6 years ago
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It's over.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by eatthetrees
June 17th, 2008, 10:30pm
The ending (ch 558) concluded the way I wanted it too.

Hands down, despite the length, I loved it, still love it, and will continue to love it.

Really, really awesome (but time consuming and lengthy) read.
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The sought-after finale   
Rating: N/A
by mmakimachi
June 17th, 2008, 3:05pm
I actually didn't mind the length of the series. I felt it was necessary to play out all the various adventures of the group and strengthen character development. The twists did get pretty annoying but that's how an evil mind works. A problem like Naraku can't be solves with only a few occurances. It has been a worthwhile read. I'm satisfied with the ending and I hope that new generations will not be detered by the length of the series and give Inuyasha a read. It's definitely worth reading.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2008, 3:06pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
June 12th, 2008, 11:16pm
I love Rumiko Takahashi~
This series was too long, but very interesting even though it sorta drags// Nobody important ever truly dies and it's slightly disappointing. However, I'm rating it a ten to maybe (hopefully) override a few of the "1"s it was given. It does NOT deserve a one. No manga ever deserves a one if it has at least an attempted good storyline and unique characters. This definitely goes over that. Really, I'm rating it a ten out of a bit of pity for the low that it has and that it shouldn't. This manga has a very special in my heart and it will stay that way for a very long time... maybe even my entire life. Without the pity part, I would rate it a 9 >< Definitely. It was too long but I still love it. And just because it was too long does NOT mean it deserves a one... or anything lower than a five. A definite must read, although your liable to skip a couple (hundred) chapters. ^^; But really, great story, great characters. A Rumiko Takahashi (or just manga) classic.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2008, 11:17pm
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thank god   
Rating: N/A
by ywu
June 9th, 2008, 6:22pm
OMG it finally ended, i cannot believe that it is actually possible to skip to the last few chapters without reading the middle, but actually i don't think i missed alot, and i hope TAKAHASHI Rumiko can start a new series but not one this long. Most normal people would die XD
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Somebody needs to make a condensed series of this   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by surabhi147
May 17th, 2008, 9:08am
I finally got the guts to pick up the series again and finish it once and for all. I read through the entire series in a span of three days and after all that I began to wonder why did I waste all that time!!
Inu Yasha is average at best. The concept is an interesting one, an overused and cliched thing which you might have heard of sometime (especially in the middle school fantasy phase of mine), but good nevertheless.
The story starts off as good enough and interesting but the problem with these cliched concepts of demon fighting, all battles begin to look repetitive and irritating. The love triangle between Inuyasha, Kagome and Kikyo was good but then that too became annoying.
The main problem I felt with the series was the length. While the entire story should've merely spanned for some 10-15 volumes at maximum, it still stretched on and on and on for 56 volumes. Because of that, some concepts are reused and all fights against Naraku and offsprings seem the same.
I didn't like Kagome much simply because she was too naive and nice. It was fine in the beginning but I couldn't like her. Inuyasha was an average protagonist as well, nothing special. A few characters whom I did like were Sesshomaru (I hope I got the spelling right) and Kagura. The other demons were all the same bloodthirsty jack-asses who were ultimately owned by Inuyasha. Naraku was, again, a character who repeated his methods and was VERY irritating (because for some odd reason he just loves messing with normal people's lives). It's a good thing he got what he deserved.
Finally, I wasn't entirely satisfied by the ending. I felt it was too rushed and instead of giving a nice and clean cut ending, she just hurriedly tied up all loose ends (I guess she was pressured into finishing it fast) of the main plot and left it at that. The epilogue was not detailed enough, just giving a brief and vague idea of everything and that's that.
Because of the length, the manga loses out on much of the popularity and becomes irritating. Had it been shorter, it would've caught and held the attention of the majority readers and had higher rating. But too bad...

... Last updated on December 9th, 2009, 4:11am
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Rating: N/A
by Lally
May 10th, 2008, 9:19am
Maaaaan. Why does she feel the need to drag this out for so long? I can't believe anyone is still actually buying it. It's a shame too because it's a good story. *Sighs*
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Rating: N/A
by m0u5e
May 5th, 2008, 11:39pm
If you've read Inuyasha, you know its good.
It has one of the best love triangles EVER found in manga, and the characters are all unique. It definitely doesn't suffer from cliche anime/manga syndrome. However it suffers the next worse thing-- Takahashi's never ending manga syndrome.

Inuyasha could've been excellently completed in 10 volumes. There really hasn't been new material added for a long time now-- only remixes of existing themes. She just keeps adding plot devices that aren't really necessary... WE GET THE POINT!

If it is an indication, I dropped this manga years ago around vol 33... only to have come back and start reading it from vol 50 or so. I didn't miss anything, I was able to understand immediately what was going on (Naraku and Inu-tachi are still duking it out, and Inuasha got a few upgrades along the way). Even after I returned to catch up the missed volumes, I soon found it was just a waste of time.

I sincerely hope that some fan group decides to start a "Abbreviated Inuyasha project" in which copy pastes of the manga are rearranged into ~10-15 volumes and finally bring Inuyasha the glory this excellent manga truly deserves.
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what stil alive@!!1   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ametaratsu
April 30th, 2008, 1:37am
i like this manga but the big problem about this is.... it is so looong/.. i don;t even know when it wil end.... it just start again and again and even the bad guy is still the same.... i hate to admit it but i really like this manga..... oh well i suggest that you just wait for it to stop and just read the last 10 or 20 volumes.... there is nothing more special in this manga!!!
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Good story but far too long   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
April 24th, 2008, 8:26am
I watched the anime first and was fustrated by it finishing before the story ended but now can understand why. The idea and plot is good, involved while not too deep so it makes for a good light read. The characters are interesting and there is a good mix of action, comedy, romance and seriousness. However the fault with Inuyasha is that the chapters are too short and there are far too many. I'm only contining to read this since the end is in sight finally but this story should definitely have been condensed. I'm wondering why I even bothered in the first place since every week nothing seems to be developing much, Really ruins what I once thought was a relatively good manga.
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Madocchi
April 16th, 2008, 8:40pm
this should be in guinness book of records for having a single villain last more than 500 chapters and still alive and still the main enemy. dropped it around volume 40, started good and now its just MEH!!.... i bet Rumiko will keep writing this until she dies, i bet 100 bucks on it.
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