Name: Inuyasha & Inuyasha: Final Act
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Producer: Michihiko Suwa, Hideyuki Tomioka (Inuyasha), Tomoyuki Saito, Mitomu Asai, Naohiro Ogata (Inuyasah: Final Act)
Director: Masashi Ikeda, Yasunao Aoki
Studio: Sunrise, Kyoto Animations
Original Airtime: October 16 200 – September 13, 2004 and October 4, 2009 – March 10, 2010
Inuyasha is an action/adventure anime. It’s plot follows Kagome Higurashi who is an average high school girl. However, one day she accidentally falls in a well in her family shrine and discovers herself in feudal Japan where she has to face all kinds of fierce demons. There she meets a half-demon named inuyasha. In a fight she accidentally breaks the shikon jewel. Now she must go on a quest to retrieve all the sacred jewel shards.
Inuyasha is based on a decent plot. Being a long running anime it has a slower mid section and some occasional fillers. But the execution of the story is still top notch. The suspense, drama and constant appearances of the element of surprise makes inuyasha an anime definitely worth giving a shot.
Inuyasha has a massive set of characters. However, only handful of them are important on context of the show. First of all is the main female lead Kagome. She is a jolly minded average high school girl who is dragged into fighting demons and searching jewel shards. But she becomes stronger and becomes an amazing archer and masters an uncanny ability to detect shards that can only be rivaled by Kikyo who is a priestess and has a tragic past with inuyasha. Inuyasha is the male lead, a hot head yet caring person who is accompanying Kagome to gather the jewel shards. Sango, a strong willed woman and Miroku, a perverted monk accompanies them in this journey. There is also Mr. Badass Sesshomaru who also happens to be inuyasha’s older brother is also involved in the story. All the characters go through tons of ups and downs and show remarkable development throughout the course of the show.
Here are some notable characters from the anime:
Inuyasha is an anime from early 2000s so the visual quality is decent but nothing extra ordinary however, Inuyasha: Final Act though was a massive leap forward in terms of the visual department.
Here are some screenshots from the anime:
Inuyasha absolutely nailed it in music department. Each and every single song takes your breath away. Absolutely stunning composition.One of my favorite tracks from Inuyasah is the 4th opening theme, ‘Grip’ by Evert Little Thing. I have seen tons of anime I highly doubt anyone can match inuyasha’s soundtracks. Hats off and salute to Kaoru Wada for a stunning job in the music department.
The pacing does make Inuyasha hard to enjoy at times. So that’s only impediment in terms of enjoying Inuyasha. Other than that Inuyasha is a gem among the classic anime and I enjoyed it very much. It also has one of my favorite romance stories so that also added to the enjoyment.
Inuyasha is a classic adapted from the manga of the same name. Inuyasha has a massive fan base across the globe. It is popular for a reason. It really is a great anime. If you want to watch classics don’t even think about skipping Inuyasha.