Masashi Ikeda, Yasunao Aoki Inuyasha

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Plot

The story starts out when a girl, named Kagome Higurashi, travels to a feudal era in Japan through her well. She finds out she is the reincarnation of a priestess named Kikyo, and she has a sacred jewel in her called the Shikon jewel. After the jewel breaks into tiny pieces, she and a half demon, named Inuyasha, set out to find all the pieces. Along the way they make new allies and enemies. The biggest threat being a demon named Naraku, who is searching for the shards as well.

There is plenty more to the story, but I'll let you decide if you want to know more, rather than going on about every little detail. Visit the link at the bottom for more on plot.

Audio and Visuals

The audio is quite well. There are plenty of different openings and endings to the series, which help to keep it interesting. The voiceovers were alright for the English cast, but I prefer the Japanese. They just seemed to fit the characters better. I found Inyuasha and Shippo's voice (English cast) to be a little annoying at times.

The visuals were great in the show. The characters look amazing and the designs are unique. The sceneries are good with plenty of lush and bright colors. The battle scenes are well done and the variety of demons are a nice add on to the visuals.

Story and Character Development

The story is a little dragged in the series. It is 167 episodes, and a lot of them were the same old principle of a new enemy showing up followed by fighting. They kept it interesting by adding new techniques for Inuyasha to learn, which helped make it seem like some progress was being accomplished.

The series is full of love stories and comedy, which helps to give a little breather from all of the fighting with demons in the show. It helps the story flow nicer. The love triangle can get a little boring and might actually upset you in the long run. But, overall, it is better that they added it in my opinion. At least it takes your mind off all of the repetitive action/fights.

The characters are developed well, and emotion plays a key part in the show. You get to see how they all feel and the effect certain events have on them. It's easy to get attached to them, which is one reason it has so many fans.

Final Thoughts

I know this series is popular and hope I don't upset too many fanatics with my opinion.

My thoughts are that the show looked great and had a good story, but it was dragged way too long. Also, the ending was a big let down. All those episodes and they still couldn't conclude it or have a way of showing it was going somewhere.

So, I'm sure you'll like it for the fantasy, action, and romance, but don't expect a conclusion. At least for right now.

Official site at www.viz.com/inuyasha.
Keywords: demon, shikon, feudal warlords, shippo, well, reincarnation, jewel
Sound & Graphics Very Good
Entertainment Value Very Good
Replay Value Very Good
Plot Average
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural
Episodes 167
Studio Sunrise
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  1. 13/6/2007 9:59am
    1. Akura13
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      Would you recommend the product? Yes     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 10
      Pros: Totally awsome, good characters, good storyline.
      Cons: Kagome
      Oh my gosh, this anime is the best I have seen yet! The characters are wonderful, the story plot is awesome, and even the books are good! I'd give this anime one thousand thumbs up if I had that many hands!

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  1. 17/9/2007 9:44pm
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      [COLOR="MediumTurquoise"]Even though its very long its still worth taking the time to watch.[/COLOR]

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  1. 19/9/2007 12:49am
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      Pros: good story line and characters
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      i love this show even though i didn't watch all of it..
      too long but its good to watch and the characters are very unique
      and so is the story line!
         
  1. 1/5/2010 4:34pm
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      Did you just watch all the episodes and not The Final Act? Thats were the ending is. o.o


      I have to say I liked the ending a lot.
         
  1. 22/9/2010 9:18am
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      I would have to agree with the author of this review. The series was dragged way to long, and the ending didn't give a real any indication as to where it was going, or if they would continue.

      I also agree that people would like it mostly for the romance, action, and the supernatural combination the show has.

      I didn't like it all that much, especially when adultswim kept re-showing it over and over. But it is worth a watch to some fans, just prepare for some unnecessary scenes, and drag ons.
         


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