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Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
Both Inu Yasha and Dragon Ball Z have many extended fights over a large amount of episodes, and have a plot that revolves around collecting magical stones of sorts to gain power in some sort of way. As the underlying themes are relatively similar, one can assume that if you liked one, you would like the other.
Aside from the cheesyness, this anime has the same action thrill and excitement as Inuyasha, I'm 80% sure that you would love this anime if you anjoyed Inuyasha
Ataru is one of the most desperate womanizers alive, and a man whose life is about to become complicated. When aliens invade, he discovers he has been chosen at random to be mankind’s defender, and must play a game of tag with the beautiful alien princess Lum to decide the fate of the planet! After chasing her with all of his crafty techniques, Ataru finally wins, but his victory also means he must marry the princess herself! Now, with strange alien visitors and a jealous wife to handle, Ataru still manages to keep an eye on his ultimate goal: having his own harem!
Urusei Yatsura may be more of a romantic comedy, and Inuyasha may be more of an action series, but they both fit well together. Inuyasha has a romantic element to it and it is focused on a fair bit. Miroku from Inuyasha reminds me very much of Shuutaro from Urusei Yatsura, and Kagome punishes Inuyasha nearly as much as Lum does Ataru, though in different ways. Though Urusei Yatsura is pretty much episodic, there is a bit of a continuing story to follow. If you like one of these, you'd probably like the other.
Both series have such odd characters and bad guys in it with very interesting humor to boot. Plot wise they are quite different as Urusei Yatsura is more lovey dovey where InuYasha has more action and adventure. But i have to say if you liked one check out the other.
In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
If you liked Inuyasha you will like Zero no Tsukaima for the comedy aspects of the show. The lead female role treats the main character like a dog many times and even calls him that several times through the series. It is not as serious as Inuyasha in the plot and is alot more light hearted fun than Inuyasha but it is a great watch!
Both Zero no Tsukaima and InuYasha involve someone who was transported into an unknown world, although in InuYasha it's not another world entirely but just several hundred years in the past. They both feel like just normal people from Japan but discover there is something different about them. They realize it as one or two seemingly simple missions become more and more complex. In both the female and male leads, Kagome and InuYasha, in InuYasha, and Saito and Louise in Zero no Tsukaima, fight constantly, with the female counterparts somehow hurting the male (although Louise is slightly more violent then Kagome). Both Inuyasha and Louise feel they are greater because of their status, InuYasha as a half-demon and Louise as an aristocrat. They both involve fantasy and both have fighting scenes while the Zero no Tsukaima revolves more on magic, inuYasha revolves mostly on strength and the powers that come with being a priest/priestess, exorcist, demon or half-demon. Both InuYasha and Louise have trouble within their family and are the outcasts among others.
Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!
Fairy tail is much more of a regular comdey then the romance comedy/drama that Inuyasha falls under. While Inuyasha has a an over arching plot (gotta get those shards); Fairy tail so far keeps things too a 1-3 epsoide format. The characters are similar personality quirks as well.
Both are shonen anime series with a main character who's kindof a dolt, but is really strong and there for his friends when it counts. They also share a similar love triangle between the main male lead, the female lead, and his crush who has since died, but he is unable to forget about. The fight scenes are pretty epic, too, and both series place a strong emphasis on magic combat.
Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.
Although vastly different on a larger spectrum, SaW and InuYasha have a familiar feel to them. On the surface, InuYasha has a kind hearted women from another world team up with a wolf half-demon. In SaW, we have a wolf god turned into human form, (sort of from another world) and teams up with a merchant. SaW is focused in a medieval Europe based time, and InuYasha is in a feudal Japan based time. InuYasha can come off as repetitive and bland; an anime for young kids to get hooked on. However, SaW has a more adult feel to it, reaching out into politics, and business decisions on nearly every episode. If you enjoyed InuYasha as a kid, or still do, then try out Spice and Wolf :]
The interactions between Lawrence and Holo in Spice and Wolf and that of InuYasha and Kagome in InuYasha may appear different, but both men are fairly clueless relationally. In the former, Lawrence is often certain that he understands what's going through Holo's mind, though she constantly surprises him. In the latter, InuYasha simply doesn't know what he's done to cause Kagome's wrath most of the time.
In both, there is an odd and ever-shifting balance of power between the man and woman, with humor, fights, and sweet moments along the way. If you enjoyed one, you may like the other as well.