Vol: 56; Ch: 558
1996 - 2008
4.255 out of 5 from 3,526 votes
Rank #4,430

Kagome was just a normal girl, until one day she fell into a well that brought her to feudal-era Japan. After encountering hordes of demons and discovering that she's the reincarnation of a priestess, Kagome must now journey to protect a sacred jewel from evil with the help of a half-demon named Inuyasha. Along the way they make many enemies and friends, and travel between the modern and feudal eras.

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Inuyasha took me a while to read, being that it is 500 plus chapters and that it wasn't something that really riveted my attention all the time.  I don't really have a lot to say on this manga, it wasn't bad and it wasn't really amazing to me. It just felt so long and drawl out. The battle with Naraku starts in the early chapters and drags out for all the story. It consists of Inuyasha gaining the means to defeat Naraku, Naraku taking damage and then escaping so he can come back stronger...rinse and repeat for 550 some chapters.  It held my attention mostly in the beginning and at the end in the final battle because gawd was it good to see that douche canoe Naraku finally defeated. TOOK LONG ENOUGH! For the middle though, I read it in spurts.  One thing I do like in this series is the characters, I feel like they are all really well done and most of them are pretty 3 dimensional. You may even sympathize with Naraku at the end. I know I really felt sad for Kagura and Kanna (the first two girlie's Naraku creates in the series).  There were a few inconsistencies along the way but nothing too annoying. The romances in this story were also not too shabby. Miroku and Sango have a lot more progression then Inuyasha and Kagome but that's cause Kikyou holds Inuyasha back because first love and what not. I don't hate Kikyou though, she played a significant role in everyone's life in Inuyasha and I appreciated her. My favorite character was probably Sesshomaru because to me he had the most character development and was the most radically different in comparsion from the beginning to the end.  Art style is old school but its not bad (just not mind-blowing or anything), its simple and cleans up further into the story.   Overall not a bad read, just too long for just one main boss. 


Premise - Jewelry breaks. Plot Exposition - PFFT THAT'S HILARIOUS oh you were being serious. /Terribly corny with terrible pacing and just so repetitive. Protagonist - Extremely UNlikable. Selfish, whiny - Love Interest - Even more so unlikable. Selfish, whiny, arrogant, insensitive. Antagonist - Well written at first, but really just uses the same tactics over and over again to intimidate and comes off as a one trick pony. Supporting Cast - Remember when Rumiko Takahashi wrote likable characters? Action - THIS IS THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN! You're going to swing your sword dramatically, a blast will kill the demon but not really. Comedy - Hit or miss. Tragedy - I would be so sad right now if I had any emotional attachment to any of these characters whatsoever. I wonder how Akane is punishing Ranma. Ending - I dropped this before it ended, but Rumiko Takahashi's weakness is endings. It's her Achilles' heel. Story - So poorly paced. Imagine Naruto trying to get back Sasuke...the manga. (Although Naruto is quickly becoming that) The fights aren't interesting, the story is repetitive and any interesting bits are far outweighed by the uninteresting bits.What might have been a cool idea for a Fushigi Yugi-inspired shoujo/shonen crossover quickly becomes dull. Characters - I'm shocked by how unlikable the majority of the cast is, espeically considering this a Rumihiko Takahashi manga. None of the cast are relatable and only a few are bearable, all romantic drama just seems self absorbed and overdramatic and the villains are all 2D and cliche. Art - Rumihiko Takahashi's art is great. Intentionally heavily stylized and really fits perfectly for any story she creates, even if that story is nowhere near as good at the artwork accompanying it. Recommended? - No.

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