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Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
InuYasha The Movie 1: Affections Touching Across Time Movie 2001 TBD
InuYasha The Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Movie 2002 TBD
InuYasha The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Movie 2003 TBD
InuYasha The Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island Movie 2004 Sequel
Inuyasha: Kuroi Tessaiga Movie 2008 TBD
Inuyasha: The Final Act TV 2009 Sequel

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InuYasha 1996 Original Manga
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Yoshihito HISHINUMA Character Design
Masashi IKEDA Director
Yasunao AOKI Director
Kaoru WADA Music
Rumiko TAKAHASHI Original Manga Creator
Hideyuki TOMIOKA Producer
Michihiko SUWA Producer

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Both of these series start out with a strong plot and idea...however they quickly start to get into a perpetual cycle of going absolutely nowhere. While IY is no longer running (I can't say that it had an 'end') Bleach is going and going with no end in sight. If you like animes about groups of people tossed together (especially in an 'alternate world'), fighting to get something or someone back, with 100+ episodes to watch, you'll probably like both of these. However I prefer IY to Bleach, because I found it to generally have more likable characters and much higher production values.

In Bleach and Inuyasha, a guy with a huge sword battles monsters. If you like these sort of fights, you'd like both of these. Bleach is deeper and more serious, while Inuyasha tends to be more comedy-based at times.

Buff men with huge swords in bloody fights with hideous monsters. What's not to like? If you like action as well as otherworldly mischief, both Inuyasha and Bleach are series you should try. Both contain great storyline, character development, and awesome battles! They both have a nice mixture of comedy and seriousness also, though Bleach leans more towards the serious side and Inuyasha has the sillier moments.

The first thing that InuYasha and Bleach have in common are their main characters who are young, very strong, carry around big ass swords and constantly find themselves in fights . Now if this wasn't enough for you there are other similarities like how the main characters in both series start out as loners but start to gain more friends that help support them in their journeys. They both are long series and for me that's almost always a plus in a good series. So if you enjoyed one of the series you should definitely check out the other.


Both of the shows have a main character that is a male. In the beginning of the shows they don't like what they have to do, Inuyasha has to go after jewel shards, Ichigo has to slay Hollows. Into the show they change their ways and become close friends to people they would have never been friends to. Both animes have a story line of the main character, and company, trying to stop something, and when they do something else comes up as a detour for them. If you like one of them there you will probably like the other one.


If you compete the two you can find characters that are quite alike, and somtimes you just wait for someone form Bleach to just pop up Inuyasha or the other way around.


InuYasha and Bleach both tell the tale of the hero saving / being saved by a girl and then the duo embarking on a journey together while making many new friends and allies along the way. In both Bleach and Inuyasha a main evil character is unveiled deep into the series (Bleach: Aizen Sousuke, InuYasha: Naraku) and the rest of the series involves the protagonist trying to kill the main evil character and in the process discovering new abilities and levels of power that they posess. If you like one, you will love the other.


Iflong series are your thing - these one is also for you. Supernatural plot, many not senseless fightis with deamons, friendship, humour and interesting characters are things that you will also may enjoy in both of these anime.


The main characters of these two series have very simiar personalities and the overall mood is almost identical. The plot between the two are also very similar.


Because Bleach contains plenty of swordplay, you will definitely enjoy InuYasha. This anime combines love, romance, and, of course, swordplay into one anime. InuYasha and Ichigo both have the same characteristics: getting mad easily, sense of "true justice", etc. It is a brilliant piece of work and definitly worth your time.


in bleach as in inuyasha the main charecter is cocky and arogent they both wield a sword suprisingly well since niether has had any experience ichigo from bleach used to kick people while inuyasha scrached them the difference is inuyasha is a half demon and ichigo kills his equivolent to demons


They both contain sword fights between demons, monsters and people, and also the way they become stronger by the minuete...


If you liked inuyasha/bleach you will like this because well both animes are about a generally normal person that goes to an "alternate" world. Both have a guy with a big sword that kill monsters. Both these animes are long running and you are left generally left watching the story not progress at all for long periods.but if u like long running animes about monsters, swords and fighting to get something or someone back. then these animes are for you. 


Both Bleach and Inuyasha take a character from the "normal" world, and launch them into a supernatural situation. Both animes contain a combination of action, fantasy, and comedy, though Bleach is a somewhat darker anime than Inuyasha.  


Bleach is another "samurai-type" anime, I guess you would call it. You know, guys dressed up in robes, REALLY cool hair, and giant swords.


Both anime have a similar fighting style. Where two characters have to face an unknown world to them, and fight monsters with huge swords. For those who like a good samurai style, these are two animes that you must see.


I just think they are kind of similar. When you think about it you have a strong main character and he weilds a SWORD and he and the sword get stronger together. They both have some screwed up backgrounds. They also battle weak enemies and strong enemies. It's REALLYYY great. Don't knock it until you try it.


Both of these series are about the adventures of two young people that are pulled into worlds that are beyond their wildest imaginations. Both worlds live in the feudal era and demonic forces plague the villagers. Magical swords, shounen-one-liners, and epic battles abound in both series. And both series have an antagonist that enjoys a good costume party. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 


Inuyasha = Ichigo

Kagome = Orihime

Miroku = Uryu

Sango = Rukia

Similar characters, no denying that.


the two titles have good sword fightings. Also the two main characters are always improving their power to protect the people that are important to them, although InuYasha does not admit it at first.


Both of them have similar begginings. There´s a main villan right from the first season and doesnt fight for the next seasons of serie, but they get new allies (Bleach- Arrankars, Inuyasha- Shishinintai)And in both, the main character has a female sidekick.

If iI missed some information of the anime, because I havent seen the whole epsiodes of both of them, PM me.

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Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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Lots of decent swordfights, though in Inu Yasha, they seldom spend much time dwelling on the morality of killing their enemies. Basically, Rurouni Kenshin takes the same blend of humor, swordplay, and interesting characters--though without the touch of fantasy.
Kenshin got the same princip as Inuyasha, except that Inuyasha feels abit more fantasy than Kenshin. But it got the same sword style. I liked both kenshin and inuyasha alot but Inuyasha feels more fun sometimes. Kenshin is alot more serious and he really kills people and makes the blood sheed.... If you want a series filled with sword tecniques and excitement you should really check this one out
In a different "time" era with lovable characters just like Inuyasha. The fights and the action are great along with the neverending quest to bring Japan to peace.
If you did enjoy Inuyasha then you should love Rurouni Kenshin. they both got very awsome fights and great stories. the thing that is different is that Kenshin is more like reality wihle Inuyasha is more fantasy. but bouth is main played in old Japan.
Despite the differences in scope and realism, both Rourouni Kenshin and Inu Yasha seem to fit each other as action packed anime about Japan's history, wether or not they were historically acurate. You will probably appreciate the mix of action and story inherit to both series.

Both Kenshin and Inuyasha have fighting, romance and funny scenes. The main characters in both stories are something between good and evil, yet are bent towards the good side more and more. Their reasons to turn good may differ, but the females in both stories are a great help for them. These anime take place in a somewhat medieval time and include sword fighting, as well as some unreal happenings (such as magic). If you liked one of them, you'd surely like the other one.


Fighting for love, honor, and life. What more could you ask for from feudal fairytales? Epic battle scenes, memorable quotes, and soundtracks that whisk you away. And who wouldn't want either clan of wacky sidekicks? Both are must sees.


If you liked one because of combination of action, fun and romance, you would like the other. Both are well-animated, especially for children. The main hero, together with his frends, figths with various enemies and also learn special techniques.


Both series are about good winning against evil. In InuYasha, the main character, Inuyasha is a half-demon and he fights so he can become a full-fledge demon. Along the way, he falls in love with Kagome, a reincarnation of his past love. The only bad thing about this anime is that it is a tad too long, spanning 6 seasons. And soon after, you start to get a little bored.. But it's still really nice. As for Rurouni Kenshin, aka Samurai X, it's about fighting for the good. A bit cliche at some parts, but it's still nice. It includes humour and the relationships between characters are sweet. >< Anyway, if you like Inuyasha, I think you'll like Rurouni Kenshin. Vice versa :)) Highly recommended to watch both!!


These series are very easy to get into. Also, both has a great mix of action and light-hearted humor that truly is for everybody.


These shows have a lot in common, yet are very different story wise. Both contain a central male figure with special sword fighting capabilities and a surrounding cast of gifted fighters. Both series also have the goal of finding and fighting against someone of great evil. Each has a love story, touches of humor, emotional character development/backstory, and numerous battles along the way. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.


Both of the series have a strong story line and sometimes keep you on the edge of the seat and other times falling off your seat, laughing. If you like comedy and action, both of them are great.


both inuyasha and rorouni kenshin are about legendry beings kenshin being himura the batosai who disapered in the war against tocogawa not seen for 10 years before he returned as a wonderor while inuyasha is a half demon who was sealed to a tree for 50 years by his lover both were once seen as evil deadly killers but both reluctantly became heroes to save the one woman he loved in inuyasha not to be mistaken for the lover who sealed him to a tree


Both anime have lots of adventures all across feudal Japan with many sword fights and enemies along the way. Both have their funny parts to them but know how to make the show go back to being serious very quickly. With amazing characters and an interesting enough plot check out one if you liked the other.


If you like Inuyasha, you should Check out Kenshin (visa versa). They have the same kind of Comedy, you can also see the same kind of blend of characters, Kenshin being like Inuyasha, and Kagome being like Kaoru. If you like 1, I suggest trying the other.


Both of these anime are very similar in the way that they both have action, romance and sword fighting. The male and female leads almost have the same personalities except flipped. these anime have the same emotional feel that will make you watch until the end, and the end will leave you kinda asking is there more?

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Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.


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So you want fight/battle scenes... and lots of them. Both are really long series, and both have great fight/ battle elements. But it is really in the title characters attitudes that you will seee the resemblance. They really grow on you in their stubborness and rough attitue, and in their ability to overcome succesively greater obstacles

Do you like Inuyasha? Then you are so going to love Naruto!

Naruto is very funny and very similar to Inuyasha. Where Inuyasha has samurai, Naruto is all about ninjas! Though I like the story in Naruto better, both anime are very good and if you've seen one I recommend you see the other. =)


If you like InuYasha or Naruto chances are you'll like the other. They both contain a main character who grew up as an outcast because of the demon in himself (whether sealed or through blood), they both also are very stubborn and are constantly striving to become stronger. Not only that but they pick fights with just about anyone who gets in the way of their goals, so you know you'll see plenty of action. Another major plus is that they are both very long series so you'll be watching them for quite a while.


There's something that makes you want to keep watching Inuyasha, just like Naruto; but it's just a charming or gut feeling. The background story is really important in both of the anime. They share something unique that can't be described with words, you'll just have to see for yourself.


Both Naruto and Inuyasha feature a wide variety of characters. The main characters each have a dark past, but want to overcome it and gain respect. The supporting characters are also very well developed and are interesting to follow. Another plus is that there's plenty of action. So if you like action mixed with a side of tragedy and drama, you'll like both of these anime.


The action packed thrill of it all, with a twist of drama, and in some cases incredibly random strategy that gets the main characters out of most binds! Im 90% sure you'll love naruto if you enjoyed InuYasha.


Villians make a story good. Both series contain smart villians with complex plots. they both pace well and are great at adding new element even when the series gets long.


There are many similarities in both series: Battles, demons, love, perverted characters, evil, many episodes and whatever. While Inuyasha is made up of concluded episodes, Naruto has a longer and more detailed story throughout the series. You decide watch you liked more!


Both Inuyasha and Naruto have long spanning plots as well as smaller episode by episode conflicts. They also both include a combination of action and comedy, and fantasy elements. 


Both animes have similar characters and themes... in naruto is about becoming a strong shinobi and in inuyasha is about becoming a legendary monster. There is also a little romance between the main characters and is a long fight between good and evil..


Inuyasha's long story and characters are similar to naruto. of course it is completley diffrent but if you truly love inuyahsa. im sure Naruto will be the show for you.


These shounen animes have the same basic premis. A group of young specially skilled heroes in search of adventure and to defeat the evil that threatens the greater good around them. Great battles and comedy hijinks accompany them on there journeys. Whilst the theme changes slightly with each anime the engaging story, great characters, exciting fights and comedy are ever present.


They are both shounen anime with a large number of characters. The title character seems like a strong guy who wants to protect people, but he is really so much more than that. Plus, both anime have one useless main character-either Shippo or Sakura. I prefer InuYasha because its characters are much less annoying and it has better villians.


inuyasha and naruto The same childhood Suffering They were outcasts 

long anime ,fight,comedy,romance,enthusiasm،

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Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2

Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!

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Ranma 1/2 will bring you the same bright mix of romance and humour that you can expect from the works of Rumiko Takahashi. There is no story development like in Inuyasha, and the series is much less serious, but it should entertain you nonetheless. It also features the same Seiyuu for the main characters.

Although the animation and the humor aren't as modern. The first thing I thought when I saw the first episode of Inuyasha was "RANMA!" so if anything else it will remind you of it at first. Also Ranma is a good epic story with plenty of episodes to watch and funny follies.

Ranma and Inuyasha's manga were made by the same artist. Ranma takes places in the city and has martial arts tournaments, while Inuyasha fights demons. Both main characters love the female hero and both anime aren't confusing - they are good romantic stories and have a lot of action, and have a lot of episodes as well.


It would be hard not to see any similarities between each series' main couple; They interact with each other almost the same way! Both stories are slow paced, and both men have problematic transformations to deal with.


Ranma ½ is set in a world where there are cars and modern technology for the most part, but where martial arts reign supreme. Inuyasha is set in the Feudal period, so sword skills and anything not related to modern weaponry is used. Both could be described as a toned down Dragon Ball. Ranma ½ is more of a comedy with many ecchi aspects, but there is also the slightest bit of romance between Ranma and Akane, the two main characters. This theme is displayed again in Inuyasha with the slight relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome. If you enjoy martial arts, humor, and a touch of romance then either of these series would suffice.


Both anime series are created by the same person, the storylines are similar in the way that the two male charecters in each have problems with transforming into other forms of themselves. Inuyasha into a full fledge demon, while Ranma into a young red headed girl. Both charecters are in love with the female heroine in a sort of awkward romance. Ranma is more comedy becasue it takes place in modern times, while Inuyasha is a little more serious because it takes place in feudal Japan. If you enjoyed Inuyasha, you'll love Ranma 1/2 and vise versa!


If you enjoyed watching this funny and romantic anime, then you're sure to love the other. Why? Because its manga counterpart was created by the same person, Rumiko Takahashi. Also, the stories are very similar, only the setting and seriousness levels are different. There's still love triangles and drama, mythical creatures, and main characters that have more than one form. So if you liked this, try out the other.


If you like Inuyasha, I think you'd like Ranma 1/2. (or vice versa) They are both romantic comedies with unusual twists! Both written by Rumiko Takahashi, they have similar moods and language, as well as character attitudes. Inuyasha and Ranma are both rough-and-tough guys (most of the time) with secrets to hide, and much to prove. If that wasn't enough, they're reluctantly falling in love with whom they'd least expect!


Well, firstof all they are both the works of Rumiko Takahashi, and are very fun to watch with very interesting characters.  Although Ranma quickly dives into a fun sort of ridiculousness, and InuYasha gets more serious, they both have similar themes in that the main character is half of one thing and half of the other and is dreaming of making himself all one thing.  Both main characters also have a girl that they obviously love, but are not emotionally equipped (or mature enough) to deal with it.  Also you will find a counterpart to almost every character in each series.  After a while they both have the same voice actors.


Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha were both very much alike, considering they were both created by Rumiko Takahashi. While InuYasha is more actiony with romance stirred in, Ranma 1/2 is more romance like with less action. If you liked one, you will definitly like the other.


Both Inuyasha and Ranma½ are written by Rumiko Takahashi; as a result, both of these series share the same art style and the same style of romance/comedy.

While their storylines are completely different and unreleated, many similarities can be seen between the characters of the series. Inuyasha is a lot like Ranma, where Kagome is a lot like Akane; in addition, Koga is a lot like Ryoga.

Inuyasha is more storyline focused, while Ranma tends to be more random comedic fun. However, there are many similarities in style that are immediately recognizable by fans of the other series.

As a result, if you liked one series there is a good chance you would enjoy the other.


If you had watched Inuyasha I suggest you watch Ranma 1/2 and vice versa. In both series, the lead female charater- Kagome (from Inuyasha) and Akane (from Ranma 1/2) are both put into situations they can't control for example, in Inuyasha Kagome is forced to search for the sacred jewel shards while in Ranma 1/2, Akane is forced into an aranged mariage, they both have to deal with jelousy for the lead male- Inuyasha and Ranma, which leads me to my next reason.

In both, the two males both have two or more females' affection, Kagome and Kikyo for Inuyasha and Ranma has Akane and Shampoo. They both have to over come the womans' emotion and deal with the tears.

If you had seen/read any of these and are a fan of Rumiko Takahashi, then defenatly see/read the other but if you liked the battle scenes and seriousness in Inuyasha, don't expect it from Ranma 1/2 because while there are some action, there are lots of funny scenes and joking.


Though I hate InuYasha, I guess they are very much alike, mainly because it's made by the same person.

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Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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Fushigi Yuugi is quite a bit more girly than Inuyasha, but still has an epic sense of quests to find things, solve things, and save the world. Lots of monsters, demons, swords, and other fun things. Same timeframe, also.

Both series take place in the feudal era and involve a girl from the present traveling back to that land. In Fushigi Yugi it is in a more unconventional sense (as Miaka is sucked into a magical book to become a priestess of the Konan land), while in InuYasha, Kagome travels through a well as a reincarnated priestess. Both series revolve around the supernatural and involve a group of highly entertaining characters taking on the demons of their respective worlds.


Both Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi involve a girl who travels to a different place/time and is thrown into some crazy situation such as boys saving girls, drama, fighting, and romance. Although as a warning, if you are not a fan of romance anime I would say these aren't a good pick for you.


The two main characters of Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi are similar because they both take action without thinking. The plot of the anime is also similar, as each has a girl who is transported to another world. Both stories have romance, action, adventure and comedy; they are definitely great watches.


In both animes, a girl is transported to a separate universe/time where she finds evil and many battles. The girls also both find love in this other universe which has its problems because the characters are from different universes (more problems in Fushigi Yugi than Inuyasha).


Both shows has the same love feel to it. There isn't as much romance in Inuyasha, but the love is felt. If you enjoyed the fighting in Fushigi Yuugi, then Inuyasha is also the right anime for you. It is full of fighting.


InuYasha and Fushigi Yugi have very similar plots which contain a girl who finds herself in a different world and meets a boy who must protect her and who she falls in love with. Both girls must make a journey across the land and along the way gathers a group of characters with their own backstory and motivations. 

Both series are a mix of action, romance, and comedy with drama mixed throughout. If you enjoy one you are sure to enjoy the other.


Both anime have girls from our time that go back to feudal times and incounter wonderful new friends that will help them get back while fighting demons, monsters, and anything else that is thrown at them. Both lead girls are very whiney and quite annoying but with just cause as who wouldn't be like that if they were sucked into a strange new world. Join all these characters on their epic adventures if you liked one you should enjoy the other.


Inuyasha and Fushigi Yuugi both are about a girl traveling back in time or in another world. Inuyasha is about this girl named Kagome who is being chased by demons for a shard of the shikon jewel ( sacret jewel or jewel of four souls


In this anime both have girls that go into a diferent era, and it happened mysterious at first, but then they fall in love with a person there. kagome with inuyasha and miaka with tomhome. Not only that but in inuysha kagome travel to the era by a well while miaka travels through a book. both anime have a plot that make them go on a ourney to find something. Miaka tries to find the seven ppl and kagome the jewl shards.wither way they are both intresting to watch but I STYLL LOVE INUYASHA MORE! but this anime is good too


i recommend this anime specially for those who love anime under the genre "fantasy and adventure" both anime have plots that are the same when it comes to "time". They are both having plot from the japanese's old eras.


Both Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi travling to the past

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Adventure Fighting magic romance