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A female middle school student called Higure Kagome travels through time into the Sengoku period and meets a half-yokai, half-human named Inuyasha. Together with the Inuyasha and others, Kagome gets involved in the adventure for the Shikon Jewel, which contains great power in this Japanese adventure fantasy. This is the 5th long-running work by Takahashi Rumiko and received the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award.

Setting

The modern section mainly depicts one entire year of Kagome's, which begins with her 15th birthday. On this day, she passes her high school entrance exam and graduates from middle school. By the time the story is completed, three years have passed and Kagome successfully graduates high school.

The section taking place in the Sengoku period depicts a medieval, war-torn Japan that is filled with various yokai. These yokai are often categorized into ranks that range from normal animals that monks and sorcerers can hunt up to disastrous calamities. In Chapter 21, Tsukumo no Gama appears and there is a scene where the character calls Oda Nobunaga “an idiot”, leading the audience to think that the story is set in the middle of the 16th Century, though this is the only connection to actual history.

All yokai are the original idea of Takahashi Rumiko and this comes from the belief that most Japanese yokai are peaceful and would never attack people.

Story Development

Takahashi Rumiko seemed to be good at drawing short, slapstick comedies with stories that finished in a single chapter as expressed in her first serialized work, “Urusei Yatsura”. That said, “Inuyasha” was created after Takahashi expressed interest in producing a large-scale adventure drama one day. This series begins when negative emotions toward the Japanese priestess, Kikyou, triggers the birth of Naraku. These negative emotions like jealousy and hatred are openly expressed throughout the series.

The important point of this series is that it is not simply about the fight between Inuyasha’s team and Naraku. The main focus of the series is more about the chaotic, complex relationships between characters that include scheming and backstabbing, like the negative relationship between Inuyasha and his brother Sesshoumaru, as well as the leadership struggles between Naraku and his incarnations, Hakudouji and the Infant.

“Inuyasha” is also closer in style to “Mermaid Saga” and has multiple episodes that repeatedly show a half-yokai who does not belong to humans nor yokai, getting discriminated against by both forces. There are multiple scenes of humans and yokai being massacred, but it is unique in that the young love between Inuyasha and Kagome is able to bloom despite these gruesome scenes.

Synopsis

This series begins in Tokyo, 1996. Higure Kagome is born as the daughter of the priest of an old shrine and one day, she is dragged into a secret well called Bone-Eater's Well by a yokai on her 15th birthday. When Kagome gets out of the well, the scenery is much different than she remembers and she finds Inuyasha sealed to a sacred tree. Kagome later learns that she traveled back in time to the Sengoku period. That night, Mistress Centipede attacks the region to look for the Shikon Jewel, which Kagome’s grandfather gave her as protection. Kagome breaks Inuyasha’s seal to beat Miss Centipede who grows significantly after absorbing the Jewel.

Sesshoumaru Arc (Chapters 14~20)

Inuyasha’s stepbrother, Sesshoumaru, and his dead mother appear in front of Kagome and Inuyasha, who are about to leave to look for the pieces of the Shikon Jewel. This arc depicts the discord between the half-blooded yokai, Inuyasha, and his full-blooded yokai brother. Later, the two fight several times over the ownership of a sword called Tessaiga, which their father created.

Kikyou Arc (Chapters 47~52)

The demoness Urasue attacks Kaede’s village and steals the remains of Kikyou from her grave. Urasue plans to bring Kikyou, who has strong spiritual powers, back to life and order her to look for the pieces of the Shikon Jewel. This introduces the revival of Kikyou. Inuyasha and Kikyou meet once again and some of their past relationships are brought to light.

Miroku Arc (Chapters 53~60)

A strange priest steals the pieces of the Shikon Jewel from Kagome in the mountains. Meanwhile, the two protagonists meet a monk called Miroku, who has the ability to absorb objects with a hole in his right hand. This episode reveals that the origin of the negativity between Kikyou and Inuyasha comes from Naraku, who also happens to be the being that cursed Miroku's grandfather by giving him a hole in his hand, which Miroku would go on to inherit himself.

Onigumo Arc (Chapters 67~74)

As Inuyasha ponders over the fate between Kikyou and Naraku, explains that the bandit named Onigumo loathed both Inuyasha and Kikyou and desired to corrupt the Shikon Jewel, which happens to lead to the origin of Naraku. Shortly after, Kagome is forced to return back to the modern era, leaving Inuyasha to worry about her safety on his own. In their time apart, Kagome's feelings toward Inuyasha also deepen.

Shinidama Arc (Chapters 75~80)

This more romantic arc focuses on Kikyou, who needs to collect the souls of women in order to keep herself alive after her resurrection, and Kikyou's reincarnation, Kagome. The two end up struggling to win control over Inuyasha. It also shows how Kagome is very straightforward with her feelings for Inuyasha and Kikyou's blatant envy after Kagome manages to snap Inuyasha out of her spell.

Sango Arc (Chapters 88~96)

Many experienced yokai hunters, including Sango and her younger brother, Kohaku, are summoned to a castle. Kohaku is then manipulated by someone and murders all experienced yokai hunters, including his father. This episode showed who underhanded Naraku can be, as he made the hunters kill each other and even told Sango that Inuyasha was the one responsible for their deaths. This is also an important section of the story as well, as it reveals the origin and importance of the Shikon Jewel.

Kohaku Arc (Chapters 108~113)

Kohaku, who died in Naraku’s castle, appears in front of Inuyasha’s group before they continue on their journey. Kohaku is brought back to life with the Shikon Jewel and becomes an obedient follower of Naraku, which causes him to murder all of the members of a helpless village. Naraku tells Sango to catch Inuyasha off-guard and steal his Tessaiga if she wants to rescue her brother. This is only the beginning of the tragedy for both Sango and Kohaku, as Sango is forced to work as a subordinate of her target of revenge. Meanwhile, Kohaku is haunted by the fact that he is the one who murdered his father and his comrades, although it was the order made by Naraku.

Cave of Evil Arc (Chapters 118~126)

Naraku, who was once Onigumo, is now secretly disguising himself as a man named Hitomi Kagewaki, the head of the Hitomi family. There, he meets with the priestess Kikyou, who died 50 years ago. Naraku tries to use a technique to gain control of Kikyou’s strong body while Kikyou attempts to send him to hell.

Kouga Arc (Chapters 132~140)

The head of the yokai wolf tribe, Kouga, procures the ability to see the pieces of the Shikon Jewel and kidnaps Kagome. This is the introduction of Kouga, who acts as a love rival for Inuyasha. Moreover, this arc depicts a change in Sesshoumaru’s mindset through the way he treats a girl in a village named Rin.

Naraku’s Incarnations Arc (Chapters 143~172)

The incarnations of Naraku named Kanna, Kagura, Soushinki, Juuroumaru, and Kageroumaru attack Inuyasha’s group. Kagura, who wishes to free herself from Naraku, appears in this arc. It also introduces Sesshoumaru’s new sword Toukijin.

Band of Seven Arc (Chapters 236~288)

The Band of Seven, a powerful group of mercenaries who were all sentenced to death due to their unlawful behaviors, are brought back to life with the power of the Shikon Jewel. Since they want to slaughter anyone trying to seek Naraku, the group attacks Inuyasha and his party. Inuyasha and friends continue chasing after Naraku after he disappeared and end up at Mt. Hakurei, a location that can purify all evil. Overall, the arc introduces that villains can use a human's weakness in order to control and manipulate them.

Between this World and the Next Arc (Chapters 295~328)

Hakudoushi kills both high priests and yokai indiscriminately, as he believes that the way to the place between this world and the afterlife appears right after death. The last piece of the Shikon Jewel is sealed within this mysterious location. Along with Naraku’s new incarnation, the Infant, Hakudouji begins to take action. Moreover, this arc also reveals some of the secrets behind Naraku's body.

Mouryoumaru Arc (Chapters 335~450)

Inuyasha and Kouga encounter a grotesque existence that combines multiple yokai into a single being. Shortly after, the group sees Hakudouji waiting for them with a complete version of the mixed yokai named Mouryoumaru. This yokai was created by both Hakudouji and the Infant. Inuyasha and his party are left to speculate about the story behind Mouryoumaru and Hakudouji, which leads only to chaos.

Spider’s Thread Arc (Chapters 454~467)

Naraku visits the collapsed Mt. Hakurei again so he can retrieve all of the negative emotions of humanity, which he plans to use to kill Kikyou. Naraku, who has all of Onigumo's emotions, attacks Kikyou. This arc acts as the finale for the relationship between Inuyasha, Kikyou, and Kagome.

Tessaiga Arc (Chapters 501~506)

Sesshoumaru considers what his father Toutoumaru meant when he said that he planned to have the Tenseiga be absorbed by the Tessaiga. Sesshoumaru then intentionally falls for Naraku's trap in order to have one last battle with Inuyasha to see who is truly worthy of wielding Tessaiga. This arc serves as the conclusion of the brotherly feud between Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru.

Magatsuhi Arc (Chapters 515~531)

The evil spirit inside the Shikon Jewel called Magatsuhi appears in the real world through Naraku’s body. Magatsuhi attempts to take the Shikon Jewel and fill it with darkness, so he seeks to take the last piece, which is currently keeping Kohaku alive. This arc shows the climax of the relationship between Sango and her brother Kohaku, who was still being controlled by Naraku via the shard of the Shikon Jewel inside him. Aside from this, Sesshoumaru procures his own sword in this arc, which is named Bakusaiga.

The Shikon Jewel Arc (Chapters 532~560)

The Shikon Jewel is fully contaminated with Naraku’s darkness and is now complete. Inuyasha enters inside Naraku, who transforms into a gigantic spider and is able to control the power of the Shikon Jewel at will. The end of this arc marks the fated end of the journey that crossed the limits of time.

Serialization

Inuyasha was serialized in Shogakukan's "Weekly Shonen Sunday" from 1996 Issue 50 to 2008 Issue 29, resulting in a total of 558 chapters. 56 volumes were published (30 volumes for the wide version). Also, a sequel that depicts Inuyasha and his friends half a year after the final chapter titled "Arekara" (Since Then) was published in 2013 Issue 13 of "Weekly Shonen Sunday". It was a part of the Tohoku restoration project, "3.11 wo Wasurenai Heroes Come Back" (Don't Forget 3.11 Heroes Come Back), and was included in Volume 30 of the wide version, which was released in June 2015.

Other Media

TV Anime

The anime adaptation was broadcast on Nippon TV channels over 4 years from October 16, 2000, to September 13, 2004. The series has a total of 167 episodes. It also included anime-original stories such as the love story of Kagome's younger brother, Souta, and the story where yokai barge into Kagome's junior high school during the school festival. The show ended its broadcast when Goryoumaru makes his first appearance (Volume 36 in the manga).

Later, after the manga came to a conclusion, "Inuyasha: The Final Act" was broadcast on Nippon TV channels beginning on October 3, 2009. Since the last 20 volumes of the comics were compacted into 26 episodes, the story was fairly rushed.

Movies

There are four films with original stories.
The first film was released on December 15, 2001, and is titled "Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time". It depicts Menoumaru attacking Inuyasha to avenge his father, who was defeated by Inuyasha's father.
The second film, "Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass", was released on December 21, 2002. It tells the tale of Kaguya, who was sealed by Miroku's grandfather, and her return and how she takes Kagome to her castle.
The third film was released on December 20, 2003, and is titled "Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler". It involves the story of Sou'unga, a sword made by Inuyasha's father, regaining its power. It features Inuyasha's mother, Izayoi when she was pregnant with Inuyasha and the death of Inuyasha's father, which doesn't appear in the original manga.
The fourth film was released on December 23, 2004, and is titled "Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island". It depicts the story of Inuyasha's revenge against the Four War Gods, who control Hourai island. This film was a part of a double feature. The second film in this double feature was "Hamtaro and the Demon of the Picture Book Tower" from the "Hamtaro" series.

Drama CDs

There was a giveaway event on "Shonen Sunday" in which all applicants received "Kiku Drama CD: Shi wo Yobu Onsen Shiritori!" (The Hotspring Shiritori Game that Brings Death) and "Kiku Drama CD 2: Taketori no Okina was Kyoubou Jatta" (The Old Bamboo Cutter was Vicious). "Inuyasha: Jigoku de Matteta Shichinintai" (The Band of Seven Awaiting in Hell), "Inuyasha: Arashi to Matsuri no Houraijima!" (Hourai Island of Storm and Festival), and "Inuyasha: Aka to Shiro no Utagassen!" (Red and White Singing Contest) were released as drama albums. The stories are mainly comedic. The drama CD "Inuyasha Chapter 559 Asatte" (The Day After Tomorrow), which was a bonus included with the pre-order of the complete set of the wide comics, tells the story after the final episode "Ashita" (Tomorrow).

Theatrical Releases

A stage play produced by Gekidan Shinkansen and Parco was performed in 7 cities (including additional performances) from April to May 2000. Inuyasha was played by former Hikaru Genji member, Satou Atsuhiro. It was performed again from January to February 2001. A recorded version of the performance is available on DVD.

Novel

"Shousetsu Inuyasha" (Novel Inuyasha) by Konparu Tomoko was released in December 2004. It depicts the story from the beginning of Volume 1 of the manga to the battle against Sakasagami no Yura. The original author, Takahashi Rumiko, also created illustrations for the book.

Games

Games for various consoles were released from 2001 to 2005, mainly for WonderSwan and PlayStation. "Inuyasha: Feudal Combat" was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and is a game in which players can fight 2 on 2 battles with 3D polygon characters.

Characters

Inuyasha

A half-yokai born between a giant dog-yokai father and a human mother. He has long white hair with dog-like ears and wears a sturdy red robe made of Fire-Rat fur. 50 years ago, he fell in love with the priestess Kikyou but was sealed by her after being driven apart by Naraku. He is later unsealed by Kagome, a reincarnation of Kikyou who slipped back from the modern era. Together they go on a journey to find the Shikon Jewel. At first, he is short-tempered, violent, and aims to become a pure Youkai with the power of the Shikon Jewel, but his feelings change gradually, and grows both physically and mentally. Being a half-demon, he becomes a normal human once a month during the night of the new moon, which causes him to lose his dog ears, claws, yokai powers, and white hair. He is confused by how Kagome looks so similar to Kikyou, but gradually becomes attracted to her. That said, he also cannot let go of Kikyou, who he used to love and feels indebted to. His weapon is Tessaiga, the sword his father left for him. He can also use his sword for attacks like Kaze no Kizu (Wind Scar), Bakuryuuha (Backlash Wave). When fighting bare-handed, he can also use Sankon Tessou (Iron Reaver Soul Stealer).

Higurashi Kagome

A third-year junior high school girl born as a daughter of a shrine. On her 15th birthday, she falls into the Bone-Eater's Well, an old well behind her house, and travels back in time to the Sengoku period, where she gets caught up in the battle for the Shikon Jewel. She is a person of action who is brave and kind-hearted. As the reincarnation of Kikyou, who was in love with Inuyasha, she has strong spiritual powers just like her. Also like Kikyou, her weapon of choice is a bow. At first, she did not like Inuyasha's violent behavior, but as she gets to know him, she gradually begins to want to be by his side. She has conflicting feelings about how Inuyasha still cares about Kikyou. Inuyasha is bound by her word "Osuwari" ("Sit, boy!"), which makes him fall to the ground. She has high school entrance exams coming up, which keeps her worried as she goes back and forth through time.

Kikyou

A famous priestess from the Sengoku period who was once in love with Inuyasha. Kagome is a reincarnation of her. She is calm and full of compassion. During the fight to protect the Shikon Jewel, she meets Inuyasha and begins to feel attached to him. She persuades Inuyasha to become a pure human instead of a yokai, but Naraku tricks her into sealing him and committing suicide along with the Shikon Jewel. Later, the demon sorceress Urasue brings her back to life. Although she died with a grudge against Inuyasha, her love for him is still there. Most of her soul has been reincarnated into Kagome, so she frequently has to replenish her spirit. She still has strong divine powers and can set up powerful spiritual barriers. Her weapon is the Sacred Arrow, which contains spiritual power.

Shippou

A young demon fox who lacks physical strength, but is resourceful and has overcome many difficulties with his transforming ability. He joins Inuyasha after fighting with him to avenge his father. While he can be cowardly and is easily intimidated by other yokai, he has a strong determination that makes him stubborn. He also adores Kagome.

Miroku

A virtuous monk with good looks. He seems to be a soft-spoken man but is actually a lewd, womanizing thug. Since his grandfather's generation, his right hand has been cursed by Naraku, giving him the ability to suck up anything called the Kazaana (Wind Tunnel). While it is extremely powerful, Miroku is destined to be sucked up into the Kazana and cease to exist. He wants to defeat Naraku in order to lift the curse of the Kazaana. Although he was enemies with Inuyasha at first, they later learn to work together. He excels in physical techniques using his staff and also is very knowledgeable. He is accompanied by Awa no Hachienmon, a Tanuki Youkai.

Sango

A girl born as the daughter of a family that runs a yokai extermination shop in the village where the Shikon Jewel was created. Proud of her job as an exterminator, she has a strong sense of responsibility. She is the best in her family and rides Kirara the Nekomata while wielding Hiraikotsu, a giant boomerang. In battles, she changes dresses from a kimono to a chainmail-style suit with a gas mask. Naraku kills all of her family, but Sango is tricked by him into thinking that Inuyasha is the one responsible and fights against him. She joins him after the misunderstanding is cleared up. However, her younger brother Kohaku is revived by Naraku and is manipulated like a puppet, which makes her sometimes act even when she knows it is a trap. She starts to fall in love with Miroku but is often disgusted by his uncontrollable lust for women.

Sesshoumaru

He is Inuyasha's half-brother, but unlike Inuyasha, he is a pure yokai. Although he looks like a well-mannered handsome man, his personality is extremely cruel. He has a moon-shaped mark on his forehead. With swift movements and unimaginable strength from his slender body, he is much more powerful than most other yokai. The tips of his claws also secrete poison. He fights Inuyasha twice over Tessaiga, one of the swords left by their father, as it is said to slay 100 yokai with a single swing. Later, through his interactions with Rin, a village girl, he gradually develops kindness. Instead of Tessaiga, he receives Tenseiga, which has the ability to revive the dead.

Jaken

A small yokai who follows Sesshoumaru. He is often very cowardly and always finds a way to run away. He has a cane called the "Staff of the Skulls", which has the faces of an old man and woman on it. It can be used as a weapon to shoot flames or used as a means to locate objects. Although he did not like Rin at first, as time went by, he came to treasure her.

Rin

She is a girl whose family was killed by criminals, and, because of extreme fear, she lost the ability to speak. She took care of Sesshoumaru, who was gravely injured after his battle with Inuyasha. After that, she was killed by yokai, but Sesshoumaru revived her with Tenseiga. She started to talk again and joined him. She is innocent and curious and, as she spends more and more time with him, the cruel Sesshoumaru begins to change.

Kouga

A young leader of the wolf yokai clan that lives in the wilderness. His high physical ability has been greatly strengthened via fragments of Shikon Jewel. He has a rough temper but is a good friend. He also falls in love with Higurashi Kagome and becomes a love rival to Inuyasha. Initially, he and Inuyasha fought over fragments of the Shikon Jewel but later started working together when Naraku and Kagura attempted to kill Kouga's comrades.

Naraku

A monster that was born as a fusion of many yokai and the despicable bandit, Onigumo, who develops carnal feelings toward Kikyou after she nursed him back to health. Since he has human blood, he is technically a half-yokai, so he loses his powers one day every month. Unlike Inuyasha, however, he can choose the day he loses his powers. His goal is to become a full-blooded yokai by obtaining the Shikon Jewel. Even after becoming a half-yokai, he still could not kill Kikyou and harbored intense jealousy toward Inuyasha. He is a calculating and strategic planner that often tricks and manipulates others. This is seen many times like when he tricks Kikyo and Inuyasha, invites Sesshoumaru to kill Inuyasha, toys with Kohaku, Sango's little brother, and so on. While he is certainly intelligent, he also has an incredible amount of stamina and fighting ability. His body is also full of strong poison and miasma, which he uses as an excellent defense. He also has the ability to freely change his appearance and often borrows the appearance of a sword or another person. His subordinates like Kagura and Kanna were created from his body as well. When contacting dangerous opponents, he often uses puppets with monkey-like masks.

Kagura

A female yokai who was born from a part of Naraku's body and can control the wind and the corpses of the dead. She hates being bound to Naraku, but cannot escape because he holds her heart.

Kanna

A yokai born from a part of Naraku's body. Although she was born first, she looks the youngest. Her weapon is a mirror that has various techniques such as stealing and manipulating the souls of others and reflecting attacks. Unlike Kagura, with who she often cooperates, Kanna lacks emotions.

Kohaku

The younger brother of Sango who hunts yokai with a kusarigama (chain-sickle). Although he is young, Kohaku is calm during battle. However, under Naraku's influence. he died in his first time on the front lines. After that, he was revived after being tampered with by Naraku to make him become his loyal subordinate.

Myouga

A flea yokai who calls Inuyasha "Inuyasha-sama". He has been following Inuyasha's family since his father's generation and has a wealth of knowledge that he gained from his many years of experience. His body is very strong and can escape faster than anyone else. He also uses fleas' unique techniques, such as sucking poison out of his wounds.

Toutousai

A yokai swordsmith who forged two famous swords, Tessaiga and Tenseiga, under the request of Inuyasha's father. He rides a ferocious three-eyed ox yokai and sometimes looks aloof, but his abilities are second to none. He takes pride in his work as a swordsmith and understands the power of the sword as a weapon.

Houjou

A young man and fellow student of Higurashi Kagome, who he happens to have a crush on. He believes in Kagome's fake illnesses (rheumatism, gout, etc.) that she uses as excuses to travel back to the Sengoku period. He also leaves Kagome medicine, though his feelings for her never truly hit their mark.

Midoriko

The strongest shrine maiden who lived in the Heian period. She fought against many yokai for seven days and seven nights and, on the verge of exhaustion, sealed the yokai and their souls in the Shikon Jewel. Her body was mummified in the cave of the yokai hunters' village, but her spirit continues to fight the yokai in Shikon Jewel.

Musou

A yokai that was born from the lingering attachment that Onigumo had for Kikyou after she abandoned him. He had no face when he was born, but later stole the face and name of a monk. He has a cruel personality and can transform and regenerate like Naraku.

Inuyasha's Father

By the beginning of the story, Inuyasha's father is said to have already passed. He was a large dog monster that ruled the West and is said to have had a huge body that struck the heavens and had endless magical power. He set up his own grave in another world that was exceedingly hard to get to. The black pearl in Inuyasha's right eye is one of the roads leading to this graveyard, where Tessaiga is hidden.

Hakudoushi

A yokai created from one of the parts of Naraku's body. He has gray hair and looks like a boy. Hakudoushi has the ability to explore and manipulate the human mind and is even crueler than Naraku due to a lack of human emotions.

Saimyoushou

A type of yokai that appears in "Inuyasha". They are Naraku's servants and resemble bees that actively attack in hordes. Since they are so incredibly poisonous, they are an easy way to defeat Miroku's Kazaana.

Groups and Organizations

The Band of Seven

A group that appears in "Inuyasha". During the Sengoku period, this group of seven mercenaries walked across battlefields without serving a specific lord. They are all very strong and boast that they are "7 people worth 100 people". Because of their cruelty, they were sentenced to death, but they were revived by Naraku a dozen years later. In exchange for shards of the Shikon Jewel, they vow to defeat Inuyasha and those who oppose Naraku. The group is led by Bankotsu, who is the strongest of them all despite having the physique of a young man. All of the other members also share the phrase "-kotsu" (bone) in their name.

Locations

Bone-Eater's Well

A place that appears in "Inuyasha". This dried-up well is located at the shrine that Higurashi Kagome lives in. In the old days, it was used to throw away the corpses of yokai. It has a mysterious power to allow others to travel through time, though Inuyasha and Kagome are the only ones that are able to freely go back and forth.

Other Keywords

Shikon Jewel

A treasure that appears in "Inuyasha". This jewel was made by combining the souls of the powerful shrine maiden, Midoriko, and the souls of many yokai. It can give great power to any who possesses it and it can change from good and evil depending on its possessor. The four souls represent the four souls of everything in the world: Courage, Friendship, Wisdom, and Love.

Tessaiga

A weapon that appears in "Inuyasha". It was forged using one of Inuyasha's father's own fangs and was left as a keepsake for Inuyasha. It was crafted by the yokai swordsmith, Toutousai. Although it looks like an average sword, it works exceptionally well when the chosen one uses it to protect humans. It was originally made by Inuyasha's father for the sake of protecting Inuyasha's mother, which gave it the power of protecting Inuyasha from evil by just holding it. The scabbard can also hold a tremendous amount of yokai energy, which gives it a similar effect as well.

Tenseiga

A weapon that appears in "Inuyasha". It is one of the swords left by Inuyasha's father and can revive people and yokai by cutting the envoys of the afterlife. It is a healing sword that can save 100 lives with a single stroke if handled by a benevolent person. It can also automatically create a barrier to protect its owner. Although it is very powerful, it can only be used to resurrect each person one time.

Kaze no Kizu (Wind Scar)

A technique that appears in "Inuyasha". It is a powerful technique of Tessaiga, who is owned by Inuyasha. The technique itself shoots a powerful shock wave by swinging the sword along with the flow between the owner and their opponent. It is said that 100 yokai could be defeated with a single stroke with this technique. In addition, there is also a higher-level technique called the Bakuryuuha (Explosive Stream Blast), which can absorb an enemy's magical attack and send it back even stronger.

Sankontesso (Iron Reaver Soul Stealer)

A technique that appears in "Inuyasha". This basic technique is used by Inuyasha with his bare hands. Although it is a simple technique that involves rushing into an enemy with his claws, it has the power to scatter even a horde of ordinary yokai.

Kazaana (Wind Tunnel)

A technique that appears in "Inuyasha". This technique is used by Inuyasha's companion, Miroku. The origin of this technique began as a hole in the palm of Miroku's hand that has been passed down from generation to generation after his grandfather was cursed by Naraku. The hole has a strong force to absorb anything like a black hole, but if the hole expands too much, it will also absorb its user. Usually, the curse's power can be suppressed by wrapping rosary beads around it. In addition, the bee-shaped yokai known as the Saimyoushou are a particularly dangerous foe when this technique is used, as absorbing them will cause their poison to affect its user.

TV Anime

Inuyasha

A story set in the Sengoku period, a time when people and yokai fight over the treasure known as the Shikon Jewel to have their wish granted. Kikyou, the shrine maiden who protects the Shikon Jewel, and Inuyasha, a half-human and half-yokai, mutually loved each other. Due to the schemes of an outside party, their love is challenged, resulting in Kikyou dying and Inuyasha getting sealed. After that, a junior high school student in the modern era named Higurashi Kagome travels back to the Sengoku period...

Inuyasha: The Final Act

The journey of Higurashi Kagome and Inuyasha's search for the Shikon Jewel fragments continues. Naraku continues to target them and is chased by yokai that are born from his own body. but even that was part of Naraku's strategy. These yokai plan to go after Naraku themselves, but this is all within Naraku's expectations. Eventually, the Shikon Jewel is completed and Naraku uses it to transform into a giant spider…

Bibliography

Inuyasha: All 56 Volumes (Shogakukan / Shonen Sunday Comics) Complete

Volume 1 (Published in May 1997, 978-4091252012)
Volume 2 (Published in July 1997, 978-4091252029)
Volume 3 (Published in November 1997, 978-4091252036)
Volume 4 (Published in January 1998, 978-4091252043)
Volume 5 (Published in April 1998, 978-4091252050)
Volume 6 (Published in June 1998, 978-4091252067)
Volume 7 (Published in September 1998, 978-4091252074)
Volume 8 (Published in December 1998, 978-4091252081)
Volume 9 (Published in February 1999, 978-4091252098)
Volume 10 (Published in May 1999, 978-4091252104)
Volume 11 (Published in August 1999, 978-4091255815)
Volume 12 (Published in October 1999, 978-4091255822)
Volume 13 (Published in December 1999, 978-4091255839)
Volume 14 (Published in March 2000, 978-4091255846)
Volume 15 (Published in May 2000, 978-4091255853)
Volume 16 (Published in July 2000, 978-4091255860)
Volume 17 (Published in September 2000, 978-4091255877)
Volume 18 (Published in November 2000, 978-4091255884)
Volume 19 (Published February 2001, 978-4091255891)
Volume 20 (Published in April 2001, 978-4091255907)
Volume 21 (Published in July 2001, 978-4091256416)
Volume 22 (Published in September 2001, 978-4091256423)
Volume 23 (Published in December 2001, 978-4091256430)
Volume 24 (Published in January 2002, 978-4091256447)
Volume 25 (Published in April 2002, 978-4091256454)
Volume 26 (Published in July 2002, 978-4091256461)
Volume 27 (Published in October 2002, 978-4091256478)
Volume 28 (Published in January 2003, 978-4091256485)
Volume 29 (Published in April 2003, 978-4091256492)
Volume 30 (Published in June 2003, 978-4091256508)
Volume 31 (Published in August 2003, 978-4091266613)
Volume 32 (Published in October 2003, 978-4091266620)
Volume 33 (Published in January 2004, 978-4091266637)
Volume 34 (Published in March 2004, 978-4091266644)
Volume 35 (Published in June 2004, 978-4091266651)
Volume 36 (Published in August 2004, 978-4091266668)
Volume 37 (Published in October 2004, 978-4091266675)
Volume 38 (Published in January 2005, 978-4091266682)
Volume 39 (Published in March 2005, 978-4091266699)
Volume 40 (Published in June 2005, 978-4091266705)
Volume 41 (Published in September 2005, 978-4091273215)
Volume 42 (Published in November 2005, 978-4091273222)
Volume 43 (Published in January 2006, 978-4091273239)
Volume 44 (Published in March 2006, 978-4091200884)
Volume 45 (Published in June 2006, 978-4091203502)
Volume 46 (Published in August 2006, 978-4091205582)
Volume 47 (Published in December 2006, 978-4091206800)
Volume 48 (Published in February 2007, 978-4091208101)
Volume 49 (Published in April 2007, 978-4091210272)
Volume 50 (Published in July 2007, 978-4091211569)
Volume 51 (Published in October 2007, 978-4091211989)
Volume 52 (Published in January 2008, 978-4091212672)
Volume 53 (Published in April 2008, 978-4091213396)
Volume 54 (Published in July 2008, 978-4091214287)
Volume 55 (Published in October 2008, 978-4091214805)
Volume 56 (Published February 2009, 978-4091215802)

Inuyasha: All 30 Volumes (Shogakukan / Shonen Sunday Comics Special) Complete

Volume 1 (Published in March 2001, 978-4091267511)
Volume 2 (Published in March 2001, 978-4091267528)
Volume 3 (Published in April 2001, 978-4091267535)
Volume 4 (Published in May 2001, 978-4091267542)
Volume 5 (Published in May 2001, 978-4091267559)
Volume 6 (Published in July 2001, 978-4091267566)
Volume 7 (Published in August 2001, 978-4091267573)
Volume 8 (Published in September 2001, 978-4091267580)
Volume 9 (Published in October 2001, 978-4091267597)
Volume 10 (Published in November 2001, 978-4091267603)
Volume 11 (Published in December 2001, 978-4091267917)
Volume 12 (Published in January 2002, 978-4091267924)
Volume 13 (Published February 2002, 978-4091267931)
Volume 14 (Published in March 2002, 978-4091267948)
Volume 15 (Published in April 2002, 978-4091267955)
Volume 16 (Published in May 2002, 978-4091267962)
Volume 17 (Published in June 2002, 978-4091267979)
Volume 18 (Published in July 2002, 978-4091267986)
Volume 19 (Published in August 2002, 978-4091267993)
Volume 20 (Published in September 2002, 978-4091268006)
Volume 21 (Published in October 2002, 978-4091268013)
Volume 22 (Published in November 2002, 978-4091268020)
Volume 23 (Published in December 2002, 978-4091268037)
Volume 24 (Published in January 2003, 978-4091268044)
Volume 25 (Published in February 2003, 978-4091268051)
Volume 26 (Published in March 2003, 978-4091268068)
Volume 27 (Published in April 2003, 978-4091268075)
Volume 28 (Published in May 2003, 978-4091268082)
Volume 29 (Published in June 2003, 978-4091268099)
Volume 30 (Published in July 2003, 978-4091268105)

Inuyasha Anime Complete Book: 1 Volume (Shogakukan / Shonen Sunday Graphics) Complete

Volume 1 (Published in March 2002, 978-4091011671)

Inuyasha: Tessaiga and Tenseiga: Special Compilation Comic: 1 Volume (Shogakukan / Shonen Sunday Comics Special) Complete

Volume 1: Tessaiga and Tenseiga (Published in December 2003, 978-4091277121)

Reference
Category Manga
Title Inuyasha
Official Name Inuyasha
Furigana Inuyasha
Original Author Takahashi Rumiko
Genre Adventure, Battle, Japanese Fantasy
Label Shonen Sunday Comics (Shogakukan) / Shonen Sunday Comics Special (Shogakukan) / Shonen Sunday Graphic (Shogakukan)
Mangapedia Inuyasha

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