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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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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
InuYasha 1996 Original Manga
Name Role
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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InuYasha Jevinie 7.5/10 Jan 12, 2014
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For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!


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I guess these series remind me of each other because so many of the battles are fought with creatures or objects that have been given power somehow and must be stopped. I know that sounds vague and general, but there's a very similar feel to the fights in these two shows. And both also have the comedy and romance packages added ^_^.

I guess the animes are simular because of all the fights and missions. ALso you gotta love the animation styles! And the romance, comedy, action!


The intense battle under taken by each of the characters in Inuyasha and D.N Angel are fun and exciting.  The male protagonists are similar to in their humor and willingness to overcome all obstacles to reach their goals.  The magical aspects in each bring life to the series.


Both of the protagonists have two sides to them, light and dark, and fight against a maniac whose goal seems to destroy the world. Their missions revolve around stopping something that has become an object of power. Comedy and romance intermingle with the plotline in both anime, as well.

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?

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Inuyasha and KKM's main characters, Kagome and Yuri, are taken into another world. There, they both have important missions to fulfill. The stories take the main characters through romance, action and comedy, and the characters have to put their lives on the line in some way. A hero in the story always seems to save them, as well.


Kyo Kara Maoh and InuYasha have protagonists who are taken from our world to a semi-Medieval and fantastical world in which magic abounds. Thrust in a dangerous situation, they must set out on adventures with a group of characters whose abilities prove vital. Sword fights, plenty of humour and occasional leaps from one world to the other make these titles akin.


In both Inuyasha and Kyo Kara Maoh, an 'average Japanese student' (Kagome/Yuri) finds themselves transported into a strange world resembling the past where demons and magic are commonplace. The past reincarnation of their soul is someone important to several of the other characters, and this old soul is the basic of their powers.  Frequent flashbacks to the previous life occur.  Both must deal with the general hatred between humans and demons, and more specifically work to heal the bitterness between half demon and full demon and half-brothers.  Both must take time out from their epic quest to save the world to return to the world of their birth to attempt to pass their classes. Both manage to be incredibly funny to watch while still maintaining an overall serious storyline and complex well developed characters that you will love!



Was the main character thrown through a trans-dimensional space via unconventional means (toilet/well)? Yes to both. Is the main character now in a feudal era setting heavily populated by demons? Yes to both. Does the main character learn they have a major important role in this realm? Yes to both. 

Both of Kyo Kara Maoh and Inuyasha are an enjoyable ride of humor, fight scenes, and intertwining plotlines. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.

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Dimensionally displaced girl, kick ass sword fighting and the occasional spell slinging, as well as a decent mix of mythology and storytelling. Yes, Inu Yasha and Rayearth are similar tales of adventure and tribulation. Both are very awesome, for those who enjoy this sort of thing.

In both anime main characters are much alike - they are taken from present to a different world, where their powers are awaken, and they have to face a new, troublesome situation and are basically left with no choice as wheter to return or to stay and help this fantasy world's inhabitants.


Girls get swooped away and taken to another point in time in both anime. InuYasha only has one girl that this happens to where MKR has 3 but they are all quite shocked and determined to find their way back home while fighting monsters and defeating demons. Animation styles are pretty similar but the humor is quite differnt. Check one out if you liked the other.


Kagome in Inuyasha reminds me of the girls in Magic Knight Rayearth. She really struggles to adjust to her new world, like Umi, she's insecure about her fighting skills at first, like Fuu, and eventually, she charges into battle like Hikaru! If you enjoy watching Earth girls fighting monsters in a foreign place and learning to control their powers, you'll probably love both of these!

Tsubasa Chronicle

Tsubasa Chronicle

The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...

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Both series are, well, collecting series. Someone's looking either for shards of a jewel or feathers of memories. In the end, both series are romantic and have concluded episodes. Not to mention, both are yet to finish!


In both, the female lead is looking for scattered items (feathers and shards), with the help of a male lead and several companions. There is also a cute creature along (Kiara and Makona). There is a bit of humor and romance as well, and a bunch of fighting. I'm sure if you enjoyed one you will like the other.


Both are questing series and both series have a main character longing to be 'seen' by the other.  In Tsubasa Syoaran is longing to regain the life he had with Sakura before her memories were scattered and hopefully regain with them the possibilities of a life with her; while in Inuyasha, Kagome wants Inuyasha to see her for who she is, not who she looks like and hopefully have him look to the future (maybe with her) instead of dwelling in the past. 


In both series the main character wanders the world looking for the fragments of something in order to once again make it whole.

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of the spirit world, keeping the world of the living safe from a myriad of demons. But being reborn has its price: Yusuke must hatch a spirit beast that will develop according to his actions, and if he doesn't act in a good and honest manner, it will eat his soul. Can Yusuke protect the human and spirit worlds and still manage to save himself in the process?

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If you like this series for the fighting, you will like this series as well. Lots of intricate battles and character "powerups". GO FIGHTING ANIMES!!

Both YYH and Inuyasha deal with high school students and center around a strange demonic aura. There's mysticism involved, and each group fights the demons and tries to protect their homeland. Both of the main characters are males with very surly personalities that match their fighting skills. They each meet a group of friends along the way that strive to help them fight the demons and protect the ones that they love.


Both Inuyasha and Yu Yu Hakusho focus on demons. In both series, the main characters spend the majority of their time fighting demons to help maintain peace in the world. In both series, the main character's strength grows exponentially throughout the story as they rise to the challenge to defeat new demons.

Both series also have many comedic elements that provide a nice mix of action and comedy.

If you like one of these series, you should try giving the other a shot.


BOTH animes have a good mixture of action and romance. Inuyasha has a little bit more romance but they both have fantasy.  So if you like powers and beams and all that crazy stuff that we cant do in real life you will like yu yu hakusho and inuyasha.  These are MY top 2 animes of all time at the moment. HIGHLY recommend both !!!