InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale

InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale is an anime series in the InuYasha franchise
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Anime Adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's manga.

Overview

Japanese schoolgirl Kagome is pulled into a well by a centipede monster and through a 500-year time tunnel to Japan's civil-war era. She escapes from the well to discover Inu Yasha, a half-dog demon, pinned to a nearby tree by the priestess Kikyo. The local villagers believe Kagome to be the reincarnation of Kikyo, and she must reluctantly team up with her predecessor's enemy to hunt down the many shards of the "Jewel of Four Souls," which Inu Yasha originally came to steal.

In the unsure economic climate that began the 21st century, with the Pokémon tide ebbing and their Brave Saga on hiatus, Sunrise bought into the success of a long-running, best-selling creator, optioning this recent manga from Ranma 1/2's Rumiko Takahashi. A buddy-story in the tradition of Ushio and Tora, with a time-traveling element that bears a close relationship to the creator's earlier Fire Tripper. Movie editions followed, including IY: Love Across Time (Jidao o Koeru Omoi, 2001), IY: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (Kagami no Naka no Mugenjo, 2002), IY: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (Tenka Hado no Ken, 2003), and IY: Fire on the Mystic Island (Guren no Horaijima, 2004). The TV special IY: The Love Song Before We Met is a prequel, detailing the reasons why Inu Yasha and Kikyo hate each other at the start of the series.

Characters

(currently under construction)

Protagonists

Inuyasha (犬夜叉 "Dog Forest Spirit)
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi , Richard Ian Cox
Kagome Higurashi (日暮かごめ Higurashi-Sunset/Kagome-Birdcage)
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino , Moneca Stori
Miroku (弥勒 "Maitreya)
Voiced by: Kōji Tsujitani , Kirby Morrow
Sango (珊瑚 "Coral")

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima , Kelly Sheridan

Shippo (七宝 "The Seven Treasures")
Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe , Jillian Michaels
Kirara (雲母 "Mica")
Voiced by: Tarako

Antagonists

Naraku (奈落 "Hell")
Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka (first appearance), Toshiyuki Morikawa (formal form) , Paul Dobson
Kanna (神無 "God of Nothingness")
Voiced by: Yukana Nogami , Janyse Jaud
Kagura (神楽 "God-Entertainment)
Voiced by: Izumi Oogami , Janyse Jaud
Goshinki (悟心鬼 "Perceiving Minds")
Voiced by: Michael Kopsa.
Juromaru (獣郎丸 "Beast Perfection")
Voiced by: Brian Drummond.
Kageromaru (影郎丸 "Shadow Perfection")
Voiced by: Brian Drummond.
Muso (無双 Musō)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Yanaka , Paul Dobson (Onigumo), Brian Dobson (Muso)
Infant (赤子 Akago)
Voiced by: Ai Kobayashi , Chiara Zanni
Hakudoshi (白童子 "White Child")
Voiced by: Ai Kobayashi , Chiara Zanni
Moryomaru (魍魎丸 Mōryōmaru)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma , Ross Douglas
Kyokotsu (凶骨 Kyōkotsu)
Voiced by: Daisuke Gōri , Mark Gibbon
Renkotsu (煉骨)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita , Brian Drummond
Ginkotsu (銀骨)
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa , Mark Gibbon
Suikotsu (睡骨)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata , Michael Donovan
Bankotsu (蛮骨)
Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao , Matt Hill
Episodes
Season/Ep# Name Airdate
1 - 27
The God of Water Who Governs the Lake of Darkness
05/21/2001
1 - 26
Finally Revealed! Secret of the Shikon no Tama
05/14/2001
1 - 25
Overcome Naraku's Scheme
05/07/2001
1 - 24
The Demon Exterminator Sango Appears
04/23/2001
1 - 23
Kagome's Voice and Kikyo's Kiss
04/16/2001
1 - 22
The Soul of Kikyo
04/09/2001
1 - 21
The Truth About Naraku's Origin
04/09/2001
1 - 20
The Wretched Thief: Onigumo's Secret
03/19/2001
1 - 19
Go Back Kagome, To Your True Time
03/12/2001
1 - 18
The Alliance of Naraku and Sesshomaru
03/05/2001
1 - 17
The Cursed Ink of the Hell-Painter
02/26/2001
1 - 16
Air Void in the Right Hand! The Deliquent Monk, Miroku
02/19/2001
1 - 15
Miko of Sorrow, Kikyo's Resurrection
02/12/2001
1 - 14
Stolen Kikyo's Bones
02/05/2001
1 - 13
The Secret of the First Night! Black-Haired Inu Yasha
01/29/2001
1 - 12
Tatarimokke and the Little Evil Spirit
01/22/2001
1 - 11
Reborn in the Present, The Cursed Nou-men
01/15/2001
1 - 10
Clash of the Demon Blades! Raigekijin vs. Tetsusaiga
12/18/2000
1 - 9
Shippo Appears! The Thunder Brothers, Hiten and Manten
12/11/2000
1 - 8
A Demon Lord, Tsukomo of the Toads
12/04/2000

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Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Rumiko Takahashi
12
Terumi Nishii
1
Kaoru Suzuki
7
Yasunao Aoki
1
Kaoru Wada
1
Yoshihito Hishinuma
1

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General Information Edit
Name InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale
Name: 犬夜叉
Romaji: Inuyasha
Publisher Sunrise Inc.
Start Year 2000
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