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|Original Author:||Rumiko Takahashi|
|Genres:||Sengoku-jidai, Fantasy, Supernatural, Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Comedy|
|Rated:||PG-13 (Moderate Violence & Profanity, Sexual Situations, Supernatural Elements)|
|Movies:||InuYasha The Movie: Affections Touching Across Time|
|InuYasha The Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass|
|InuYasha The Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler|
|InuYasha The Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island|
|Ending:||Unresolved Enigma; Positive Outlook|
|Sequel:||InuYasha: The Final Act|
Kagome Higurashi was an average ninth grader, until she was pulled down a well by a demon seeking the Shikon Jewel. She soon comes to realize that she is no longer in modern Japan, and was transported 500 years back in time to the feudal era.
Kagome meets with InuYasha, a half-demon who also seeks the jewel in order to become a full-fledged demon. Along their journey, Kagome and InuYasha meet new allies who join them on their quest, having reasons of their own in finding this precious stone.
InuYasha must soon learn that there are hidden secrets about the jewel which often raise more questions than answers. The entire group begins to realize that the only way to keep the peace in their world from fading is for them to face numerous adversaries, ultimately leading them down a winding path filled with trials, heartache, romance, and the difference between life and death.
|Critique Rating:||Story Rating: A||Character Rating: A+||Visual Rating: A||Score Rating: A||Growth Rating: A-|
Honestly, this is my favorite animé series of all time, and I'll explain why. I believe the series has an abundant amount of originality. This is really one of the very few series out there where they've taken the idea of combining both the modern and feudal times, mixing them together specifically with time travel. I think for this reason, as well as its amazing fantasy storytelling of demons, supernatural powers, and the time period itself, make it really unique and interesting to watch.
I have to admit that this series isn't perfect (but then again, what series is?), with its constant "fillers" and dragged-out plots, which usually come in failure. However, despite all that, I don't personally find it all that bothersome. The fillers, to me, usually convey a deep message the creators want to get across to their audience. Often times they portray a character's emotions towards another character, or create a setting for the next scene to build.
Although the series ends with a numerous amount of major issues unresolved, a second sequel series was created to finally give the original series its proper closure it rightfully deserved. The sequel titled, InuYasha: The Final Act, consists of 26 additional episodes that neatly wrap up conflicted plots, all the while skipping out on "filler" episodes that had most fans and skeptics criticizing the original series for.
Overall, my thoughts are that if you like a series with fantasy, great humor, in-depth character personalities and plot lines, and even a bit of real history, I definitely recommend you watch it. I truly think it will forever be among the best animé out there!