Kagome Higurashi, an average ninth grader, gets pulled into
an ancient well by a demon, bringing her 500 years in the
past to feudal era.. There she meets InuYasha, a half-demon
who seeks for the shikon Jewel to make himself a full- fledged
demon. With InuYasha and new friends, kagome's search for
the jewel for Four Souls begins.
story at the centre of InuYasha centres around a time travelling
middle school student and her friends as they jump through
time searching for the shikon jewel to make sure that it doesn't
fall into the hands of the evil Naraku. Based on the original
Japanese manga by Rumiko Takahashi, this DVD represents the
first 12 episodes in what would become a 167 episode anime
series which ran in Japan between 2000 - 2004. Unfortunately,
while the manga is still going strong, the TV series was cancelled
Girl Who Overcame Time and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome:
Kagome, your average teenage girl, is happily leading a normal
life in contemporary Japan. However, on her 15th birthday,
a mysterious centipede demon emerges from an ancient well
on her family's property and drags her back through the well
to a world of feudal Japan.
Seekers of the Sacred Jewel: InuYasha, released from the
tree by Kagome, has only one desire: to get his claws on the
jewel of Four Souls and use its powers to become a full demon.
Kagome, free but homesick, runs off into the forest to find
the Bone Eaters Well she fell through, hoping that she'll
be able to return to the world she was taken from.
the Rabbit Hole and Back Again: With the Shikon Jewel
shattered, each shard has the ability to increase a demon's
powers. InuYasha is not happy at the thought of having to
collect the scattered pieces of the Jewel, Kagome upset climbs
through the Bone Eaters Well and goes home.
of the Demon-Hair: InuYasha convinces a reluctant Kagome
to return and help find and cut the strand of Yura's hair.
Shooting an arrow of purity Kagome reveals the source of Yura's
power: a haunted comb used to untangle the hair of the dead
Assassin, Sesshomaru: Sesshomaru, InuYasha's full demon
half brother, is after the family inheritance, a powerful
sword called the Tetsusaiga. Meanwhile InuYasha is miraculously
reunited with his human mother, who supposedly died long ago.
The Phantom Sword: Kagomme, unable to move, sees that
the reflection of InuYasha's mother in the water has no face.
Sesshomaru is just using the this fake mother to lure InuYasha
into revealing the secret whereabouts of the Tetsusaiga.
InuYasha vs Sesshomaru: To everyone's surprise Kagome
is the only one able to retrieve the Tetsusaiga from it's
resting place. Sesshomaru, intrigued but disgusted with Kagome,
and his half brother ImuYasha, transforms into an enormous,
poison-gas spewing dog-demon and lashes out against them.
Toad Who Would be Prince: With Sesshomaru temporarily
out of the way, InuYasha and Kagome set off in search of the
shards of the Jewel of Four Souls in an attempt to reunite
its powers. A young samurai they meet along the way leads
them to a castle where a vengeful toad demon has possessed
the reigning prince.
and the Thunder Brothers: Night is settling on our travelling
heroes when suddenly a blazing foxfire appears. The fires
are a demon trick perpetrated by Shippo, a mischievous little
fox demon, whose father has recently been killed by two Thunder
Brothers demons called Hiten and Manten. Shippo has a cunning
plan to steal the Jewel Shards from InuYasha and Kagome.
Showdown!: InuYasha seeks out the Thunder Brothers in
a bid to rescue Kagome. Before long InuYasha has to summon
up his courage and battle against Hiten. Kagome masters Shippo's
shape-changing tricks to transform him into a bow and arrow
in order to battle Manten.
of the Ancient Noh Mask: After the encounter with the
Thunder Brothers, Kagome becomes homesick and is ready to
leave the choas-bound medieval time that InuYasha lives in.
Kagome returns home just in time to discover that one of her
family temple storehouses is on fire.
Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul: InuYasha spots
a ghost called the Soul Piper, leading the souls of the dead
children with his tune. Wise Myoga, the flea, explains that
when the Soul Piper's eyes are closed the children are on
their way to heaven. But should the eyes begin to open, a
child is headed for a fate far worse.
include cast list; line art gallery; English promo; Japanese
promos; and textless opening and closing titles.
is a pretty impressive series, which will appeal to anyone
who is a huge fan of Japanese anime shows. The fact that you
get 12 episodes spread across two discs also make it great
value for money - most anime shows that are released usually
contain only three or four episodes.
worth checking out.