Inuyasha is one of the first manga that I ever bought, and therefore holds a very special place in my heart. The story is good, but loses some points for going on a little long. The characters are also really good, and show some development which is slightly slowed by the series daunting length. The artwork is pretty much identical to any Rumiko Takahashi manga, which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it. This series is a classic, but is hurt slightly by being over 50 volumes long.