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InuYasha

Oct 23, 2009

Inuyasha is yet another masterpiece brought to us by Rumiko Takahashi. It presents us with action, romance, character depth and a feeling that can't be beat. It is utterly amazing.     The main cast of InuYasha (from left to right: InuYasha, Kagome, Shippou, Miroku, Sango)

The story is based around Kagome Higurashi, a high school girl that lives in Tokyo with her brother, grandfather and mother. One day, while trying to rescue her cat, she falls into a well in one of her family's shrines. She is then magically transported to the feudal era of Japan, where she meets a half-demon named InuYasha. InuYasha seeks the power of a powerful treasure known as the Shikon Jewel, or the "Jewel of Four Souls" to make him become a full-fledged demon.

After a few mishaps, the Shikon Jewel is b</script> <script src="../../../../js/tiny_mce/plugins/webmedia/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> roken into many pieces and scattered everywhere in the region. It is then up to Kagome, InuYasha and many other interesting characters (such as Shippou the fox, Miroku the bachelor monk and Sango the giant-boomerang-tossing demon-slayer) to find the scattered pieces of the Jewel, and develop bonds with themselves. The story goes by very smoothly, and you will very quickly feel love towards the characters.

As far as music goes, this anime is perfect for the traditionalist. It plays very beautiful and classic Japanese instrumentals throughout every episode. If you're like me, and love Japanese culture, the audio will shoot nostalgia up through your veins.

Together the interesting story and lovable characters make this a great watch, but my absolute favourite part would definitely be the Japanese-ness. InuYasha brings all those great things about old-time Japan, like the detailed shrines, the elegant clothing, the soft instrumentals, and the beautiful landscapes, into the picture. This may seem like just an add-on, but it really makes watching this anime even more enjoyable.

All in all, InuYasha is perfect for classic anime lovers. It brings all the best things about a good anime, like interesting and humorous dialogue, characters you can relate to and a beautiful soundtrack, and adds many little things to increase your enjoyment that much more. If you're looking for an anime that will tickle that nostalgia bug, InuYasha is an excellent choice.

7/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
8/10 characters
8/10 overall

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thegreatmajeni says...

Great Review, i love Inuyasha

Jan 10, 2010