History MAnga / InuYasha

28th Nov '16 8:09:26 AM Frem3
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The small-scale structure of the story is episodic, with many a MonsterOfTheWeek (usually literally a monster). However, in addition to the romance angle between [=InuYasha=] and Kagome, there is an overarching plot about Kagome and her adventuring companions wandering pseudo-medieval-Japan in order to [[GottaCatchEmAll collect the pieces]] of the shattered [[MineralMacguffin Shikon no Tama/Jewel of Four Souls]], which eventually turns into a struggle against the BigBad -- the evil incarnate that is Naraku, a human-turned-demon that seeks the Shikon Jewel in order to taint it and become a full-fledged demon with powers far beyond anything any demon has ever known, and whose plotting turns out to be behind just about all of the miseries that have befallen every main character. Over the course of the series, [=InuYasha=] and company confront Naraku several times, but each time he gets away, gaining more shards of the Jewel -- and an extra power or two -- in the process. Forcing Inuyasha to gain a new power as well just to ward off Naruku's attacks. Rise, rinse, and repeat till its conclusion.

The original manga eventually reaches a resolution, but it takes its sweet time to do so (fifty-six books when the main plot would really need only, say, twenty), and the anime was CutShort with no proper ending due in large part to actually catching up with the production of the manga and running out of episodal stories to do. The 26-episode anime series ''Inuyasha: The Final Act'' picks up where the original anime left off and covers the remaining chapters of the manga through to the story's conclusion.

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The small-scale structure of the story is episodic, with many a MonsterOfTheWeek (usually literally a monster). However, in addition to the romance angle between [=InuYasha=] Inuyasha and Kagome, there is an overarching plot about Kagome and her adventuring companions wandering pseudo-medieval-Japan in order to [[GottaCatchEmAll collect the pieces]] of the shattered [[MineralMacguffin Shikon no Tama/Jewel of Four Souls]], which eventually turns into a struggle against the BigBad -- the evil incarnate that is Naraku, a human-turned-demon that seeks the Shikon Jewel in order to taint it and become a full-fledged demon with powers far beyond anything any demon has ever known, and whose plotting turns out to be behind just about all of the miseries that have befallen every main character. Over the course of the series, [=InuYasha=] Inuyasha and company confront Naraku several times, but each time he gets away, gaining more shards of the Jewel -- and an extra power or two -- in the process. Forcing Inuyasha to gain a new power as well just to ward off Naruku's attacks. Rise, rinse, and repeat till its conclusion.

The original manga eventually reaches a resolution, but it takes its sweet time to do so (fifty-six books when the main plot would really need only, say, twenty), and the anime was CutShort with no proper ending due in large part to actually catching up with the production of the manga and running out of episodal stories to do. The 26-episode anime series ''Inuyasha: ''InuYasha: The Final Act'' picks up where the original anime left off and covers the remaining chapters of the manga through to the story's conclusion.



** Dakki, the youki-absorbing sword that transformed its human smith into a pseudo-youkai in order to try and absorb Tessaiga's youki [[spoiler: and then transferred the full force of Inu Yasha's attack to said smith's body in a desperate attempt to save itself.]]

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** Dakki, the youki-absorbing sword that transformed its human smith into a pseudo-youkai in order to try and absorb Tessaiga's youki [[spoiler: and then transferred the full force of Inu Yasha's Inuyasha's attack to said smith's body in a desperate attempt to save itself.]]



** The Band of Seven while they did have Jewel shards when they fought against [=InuYasha=] and company, they were just normal humans before they got resurrected and capable of easily taking out not only powerful demons but also entire armies by themselves.

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** The Band of Seven while they did have Jewel shards when they fought against [=InuYasha=] Inuyasha and company, they were just normal humans before they got resurrected and capable of easily taking out not only powerful demons but also entire armies by themselves.



** Inu Yasha's youkai form. Insanely high levels of strength and speed, a much improved healing factor, enough youki to make even ''Sesshoumaru'' [[NotSoStoic feel one, brief moment of fear]] and have a youketsu capable of holding the evil spirit of the ''Shikon no Tama'' immobile against its will and decay a frggin' portal to hell when its sliced by the Dragon-Scale Tessaiga. Of course, there's the little matter of him being a bloodthirsty monster that has barely any of Inu Yasha's restraint, and each time it gets even less controllable and less intelligent. Of course, he does get to occasionally take advantage of it and Tessaiga at the same time, whenever someone starts stealing some of Tessaiga's forms, or he boosts Tessaiga with purified Shikon shards.

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** Inu Yasha's Inuyasha's youkai form. Insanely high levels of strength and speed, a much improved healing factor, enough youki to make even ''Sesshoumaru'' [[NotSoStoic feel one, brief moment of fear]] and have a youketsu capable of holding the evil spirit of the ''Shikon no Tama'' immobile against its will and decay a frggin' portal to hell when its sliced by the Dragon-Scale Tessaiga. Of course, there's the little matter of him being a bloodthirsty monster that has barely any of Inu Yasha's Inuyasha's restraint, and each time it gets even less controllable and less intelligent. Of course, he does get to occasionally take advantage of it and Tessaiga at the same time, whenever someone starts stealing some of Tessaiga's forms, or he boosts Tessaiga with purified Shikon shards.



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: [=InuYasha=] called Miroku a "fake lechering monk" once. His response? "I may be a lecher, but how ''dare'' you call me a fake!

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: [=InuYasha=] Inuyasha called Miroku a "fake lechering monk" once. His response? "I may be a lecher, but how ''dare'' you call me a fake!



* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: Kagome has the most desired boy in school fall in love with her, but even when she goes on dates with him she finds herself thinking about Inu Yasha, half-dog demon from the mythic past.

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* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: Kagome has the most desired boy in school fall in love with her, but even when she goes on dates with him she finds herself thinking about Inu Yasha, Inuyasha, half-dog demon from the mythic past.



** At least half the time when Inu Yasha gains a new ability.

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** At least half the time when Inu Yasha Inuyasha gains a new ability.



* ShipperOnDeck: Kagome, who tries to get Miroku and Sango together at times. Miroku, Sango and Shippo to [=InuYasha=] and Kagome. In Chapter 343 (animated in Episode 167), Rin is quite up-beat and happy upon realising that Kagura is in love with Sesshoumaru, to the extent where that realisation cures her fear of Kagura (earned as a result of Kagura having once kidnapped her on Naraku's orders).
* ShockCollar: Inu Yasha has a collar of enchanted prayer beads (or rosary) designed to make him hit the ground whenever Kagome says "Osuwari" or "Sit" / "Sit, boy". Kagome is an easily pissed off {{Tsundere}} Type B. Bad day for Inu Yasha.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Kagome, who tries to get Miroku and Sango together at times. Miroku, Sango and Shippo to [=InuYasha=] Inuyasha and Kagome. In Chapter 343 (animated in Episode 167), Rin is quite up-beat and happy upon realising that Kagura is in love with Sesshoumaru, to the extent where that realisation cures her fear of Kagura (earned as a result of Kagura having once kidnapped her on Naraku's orders).
* ShockCollar: Inu Yasha Inuyasha has a collar of enchanted prayer beads (or rosary) designed to make him hit the ground whenever Kagome says "Osuwari" or "Sit" / "Sit, boy". Kagome is an easily pissed off {{Tsundere}} Type B. Bad day for Inu Yasha.Inuyasha.
25th Nov '16 11:03:28 PM 43110
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: Near the end of the manga, it's implied that [[spoiler: the ''Shikon no Tama'' manipulated ''Naraku'']] in a bid to free itself while perpetuating the ViciousCycle. The last chapter implies that [[spoiler: the Shikon no Tama]] was the REAL BigBad that Kagome was sent back in time to defeat.

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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: TheManBehindTheMan: Near the end of the manga, it's implied that [[spoiler: the ''Shikon no Tama'' manipulated ''Naraku'']] in a bid to free itself while perpetuating the ViciousCycle. The last chapter implies that [[spoiler: the Shikon no Tama]] was the REAL BigBad that Kagome was sent back in time to defeat.
22nd Nov '16 6:44:37 AM crazysamaritan
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* HitodamaLight: Kikyo is surrounded by the blue spheres of human souls at many times to sustain her resurrected body.
16th Nov '16 4:45:10 AM Lancelot07
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It's a funny notion that a dog-demon is several times stronger than a wolf-demon, when wolves in average are bigger, stronger and more ferocious than dogs, with dogs being naturally afraid of wolves to top it. Best not tell Inuyasha that.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It's a funny notion that a dog-demon is can be several times stronger than a wolf-demon, when wolves in on average are bigger, stronger and more ferocious than dogs, with dogs being naturally afraid of wolves to top it. Oh, and there's the fact that dogs are descendant from wolves. Best not tell Inuyasha that.such a thing.
10th Nov '16 2:18:59 PM Lancelot07
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* AdaptationExpansion: The manga gives very little information on Inuyasha and Kikyo's backstory other than briefly mentioning that they had fallen in love once. Some of Kikyo's comments also suggests that she hadn't been able to soften Inuyasha's heart and they had never kissed (until she did so in present-time). The anime episode "The Tragic Love Song of Destiny" expands greatly on their story to show how the falling in love happened with Inuyasha becoming kinder around her and culminating in them sharing a kiss, the opposite of what the manga suggested.

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* AdaptationExpansion: AdaptationExpansion:
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The manga gives very little information on Inuyasha and Kikyo's backstory other than briefly mentioning implying that they had fallen in love once. Some of Kikyo's comments also suggests that she hadn't been able to soften Inuyasha's heart and they had never kissed (until she did so in present-time). The anime episode "The Tragic Love Song of Destiny" expands greatly on their story to show how the falling in love happened with Inuyasha becoming kinder around her and culminating in them sharing a kiss, the opposite of what the manga suggested.
** The original season of the anime added some comedic episodes that were not in the manga.
7th Nov '16 5:31:36 AM Lancelot07
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* MoodWhiplash: Chapter-wise, the story will sometimes have one of those chapters involving the characters in an epic battle with them all in mortal danger, which is then followed by a comedic chapter of Inuyasha visiting Kagome's home as he breaks stuff and acts like a dog.
4th Nov '16 3:11:35 AM Lancelot07
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* {{Irony}}: Sesshomaru's mockery of both Inuyasha and their father for caring for humans, when he ends up caring for a little girl himself.



* LoveEpiphany: From volume 7 and onwards is where both Kagome and Inuyasha seem to acknowledge that they've fallen in love with each other, though they still remain on the down-low about it. Kagome has a more official one later on when her jealousy over Inuyasha and Kikyo makes her admit to herself that she indeed loves him.

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* LoveEpiphany: From volume 7 and onwards is where both Kagome and Inuyasha seem to acknowledge that they've fallen in love with each other, though they still remain on the down-low about it. Kagome has a more official one later on when her jealousy over Inuyasha and Kikyo makes her admit to herself that she indeed loves him.
31st Oct '16 3:59:54 PM BoweetheCat
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** Ryoukotsusei is a giant elder Dragon whose NighInvulnerable and speaks through what looks like a Noh mask in the middle of his forehead. Inuyasha's father is fatally wounded fighting and sealing him.

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** Ryoukotsusei is a giant elder Dragon whose who's NighInvulnerable and speaks through what looks like a Noh mask in the middle of his forehead. Inuyasha's father is fatally wounded fighting and sealing him.
31st Oct '16 10:45:25 AM Lancelot07
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* LoveEpiphany: From volume 7 and onwards is where both Kagome and Inuyasha seem to acknowledge that they've fallen in love with each other, though they still remain on the down-low about it. Kagome has a more official one later on when her jealousy over Inuyasha and Kikyo makes her confess to herself that she indeed loves him.

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* LoveEpiphany: From volume 7 and onwards is where both Kagome and Inuyasha seem to acknowledge that they've fallen in love with each other, though they still remain on the down-low about it. Kagome has a more official one later on when her jealousy over Inuyasha and Kikyo makes her confess admit to herself that she indeed loves him.
31st Oct '16 6:58:40 AM Lancelot07
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* LoveEpiphany: Kagome, not that it changes anything.

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* LoveEpiphany: Kagome, not From volume 7 and onwards is where both Kagome and Inuyasha seem to acknowledge that it changes anything.they've fallen in love with each other, though they still remain on the down-low about it. Kagome has a more official one later on when her jealousy over Inuyasha and Kikyo makes her confess to herself that she indeed loves him.
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