Suddenly finding herself in feudal Japan, schoolgirl Kagome teams up with half-demon Inuyasha to retrieve the scattered shards of a sacred jewel.
What we have in this story is the "traveling angel" plot. Like Michael Landon in Highway to Heaven, there is/are "angel/s" character/s going around solving Other People's Problems.
In addition to InuYasha solving OPP, the collection of travelers are set on revenge on this one guy AND to collect shards of the four souls jewel... that was shattered by one of the main characters. It has a lot of good plot going on which creates a good enough series to keep me involved in the two seasons of the tv show.
If you're interested more about the meaning of his name, I found this wonderful Fanon:
There are many opponents and henchmen InuYasha and his crew come against but there are two main guys the pack goes after.
It was my guy who started watching InuYasha and got me interested in it.
The first 15 minutes of the show I was at my desk trying to work. I noticed he'd been trying to satisfy his samurai craving but this was the first anime he started watching on Netflix.
One thing I loved was the English dub was available. Anime is so much better when I don't have to read it. AND I love the voice actors that play the characters. Many times I don't like the voices and listen to the Japanese version and read the sub.
So right off the bat & a smile from InuYasha, I was hooked.
It's classic traveling Angel plot, collecting allies, barely defeating one foe in a surprisingly entertaining saga.
I'm on to Season 2 and it hasn't gone off the rails yet, so I have high hopes that this serial has closure. I'm looking forward to finding out.
I Would Recommend this to Fans of:
Swords & Samurai's