History YMMV / InuYasha

28th Aug '17 11:17:17 PM tv1995
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** Another case could be made for Sesshomaru's constant dwelling on how his dad didn't give him the sword that he wanted when most of the other characters have problems that are much worse then that.

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** Another case could be made for Sesshomaru's constant dwelling on how his dad didn't give him the sword that he wanted when most of the other characters have problems that are much worse then that.that, even him.
28th Aug '17 11:09:30 PM tv1995
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** Sesshomaru: The coolest character ever or a childish and extremely powerful character who can't come up with interesting dialogue.

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** Sesshomaru: The coolest character ever or a childish and extremely powerful character who can't come up with interesting dialogue.dialogue and suffers from daddy issues.
28th Aug '17 11:07:55 PM tv1995
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** Sesshomaru only transforms into his epic dog form a total of 3 times in 167 episodes. He doesn't need to do it every time he fights, but it would have been nice if he did it at least a little more often. Inuyasha doesn't even get a dog form.

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** Sesshomaru only transforms into his epic dog form a total of 3 times in 167 episodes. He doesn't need to do it every time he fights, but it would have been nice if he did it at least a little more often. Inuyasha doesn't even get a dog form.form probably because he's half human.
19th Apr '17 11:49:17 AM CrowTR0bot
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* CounterpartComparison: The male lead is an abrasive {{Jerkass}}, thanks in part to being shunned by society due to his monstrous nature, although he ''does'' have a HiddenHeartOfGold beneath his dickish exterior. He gradually [[CharacterDevelopment becomes a better person]] when he meets a headstrong, modern, independent girl who doesn't take his shit lying down. Despite this, she doesn't think any less of him for his less-than-human attributes and falls in love with him. However, said girl also has the attention of a boorish dick with a small army of hangers-on who look up to and admire him, and he hates the male lead because, among other things, the fact that he has the female lead's undivided attention. Are we talking about Inuyasha, Kagome, and Kouga, or [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast, Belle, and Gaston]]?
15th Apr '17 3:03:51 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy Naraku]] is a merciless half-demon who, desiring to become a full demon, will stop at nothing to obtain [[TheManBehindTheMan the Shikon Jewel]], the object that can give him this power. The lengths he goes to cause nothing short of tragedy in every single one of the main cast's lives, something Naraku does not care about. As the series goes on, Naraku even resurrects a group of mercenaries with policies that made them little better than {{serial killer}}s, just to keep his opponents distracted from his true goals. He happily has his minions kill innocent villagers just to lure the protagonists to him. [[TheChessmaster Excelling]] at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others]], Naraku kills Kikyo, a love interest of both [[TheHero Inuyasha]] and the man his demonic body was formed from, to prove to himself that he's incapable of harboring tender feelings towards her. Not satisfied with simply showing this to himself, Naraku went a step further by destroying Inuyasha and Kikyo's relationship, leading to 50 years of mistrust between the once-loving couple. Keeping his own minions in check by the threat that they are created from his magic and he holds their hearts, [[BadBoss which he proves good on if they disobey him]], Naraku's deeds clearly prove what he hoped to learn from his actions with Kikyo, that he is [[LackOEmpathy utterly devoid of compassion]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy Naraku]] is a merciless half-demon who, desiring to become a full demon, will stop at nothing to obtain [[TheManBehindTheMan the Shikon Jewel]], the object that can give him this power. The lengths he goes to cause nothing short of tragedy in every single one of the main cast's lives, something Naraku does not care about. As the series goes on, Naraku even resurrects a group of mercenaries with policies that made them little better than {{serial killer}}s, just to keep his opponents distracted from his true goals. He happily has his minions kill innocent villagers just to lure the protagonists to him. [[TheChessmaster Excelling]] at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others]], Naraku kills Kikyo, a love interest of both [[TheHero Inuyasha]] and the man his demonic body was formed from, to prove to himself that he's incapable of harboring tender feelings towards her. Not satisfied with simply showing this to himself, Naraku went a step further by destroying Inuyasha and Kikyo's relationship, leading to 50 years of mistrust between the once-loving couple. Keeping his own minions in check by the threat that they are created from his magic and he holds their hearts, [[BadBoss which he proves good on if they disobey him]], Naraku's deeds clearly prove what he hoped to learn from his actions with Kikyo, that he is [[LackOEmpathy [[LackOfEmpathy utterly devoid of compassion]].
15th Apr '17 2:56:23 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Naraku]] is [[TheChessmaster responsible for nearly every atrocity in the series]]. He is a half- demon who wishes to become a full demon by using the sacred Shikon Jewel, and goes about doing this by messing up the lives of every single one of the main cast's lives [[ForTheEvulz because he can]]. He was responsible for Miroku's Wind Tunnel curse, Sango's brother becoming BrainwashedAndCrazy, reviving a group of {{serial killer}}s to slaughter his enemies, and sending his minions to kill villagers to lure the protagonists to him. He is a [[MagnificentBastard mastermind]] at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others to do his bidding]], and he has killed Kikyo numerous times because he wants to remove the only side of him that could possibly be redeemable. If that wasn't bad enough, he essentially was responsible for Kikyo and Inuyasha's falling out and killed a huge margin of Koga's wolf clan. He's also not above [[BadBoss killing his minions]] if they choose to disobey him and killing innocents if they even so much as become inconvenient to him.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad [[TheHeavy Naraku]] is [[TheChessmaster responsible for nearly every atrocity in the series]]. He is a half- demon who wishes merciless half-demon who, desiring to become a full demon by using demon, will stop at nothing to obtain [[TheManBehindTheMan the sacred Shikon Jewel, and Jewel]], the object that can give him this power. The lengths he goes about doing this by messing up the lives to cause nothing short of tragedy in every single one of the main cast's lives [[ForTheEvulz because he can]]. He was responsible for Miroku's Wind Tunnel curse, Sango's brother becoming BrainwashedAndCrazy, reviving lives, something Naraku does not care about. As the series goes on, Naraku even resurrects a group of mercenaries with policies that made them little better than {{serial killer}}s killer}}s, just to slaughter keep his enemies, and sending opponents distracted from his true goals. He happily has his minions to kill innocent villagers just to lure the protagonists to him. He is a [[MagnificentBastard mastermind]] [[TheChessmaster Excelling]] at [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating others to do others]], Naraku kills Kikyo, a love interest of both [[TheHero Inuyasha]] and the man his bidding]], demonic body was formed from, to prove to himself that he's incapable of harboring tender feelings towards her. Not satisfied with simply showing this to himself, Naraku went a step further by destroying Inuyasha and Kikyo's relationship, leading to 50 years of mistrust between the once-loving couple. Keeping his own minions in check by the threat that they are created from his magic and he has killed Kikyo numerous times because he wants to remove the only side of him that could possibly be redeemable. If that wasn't bad enough, he essentially was responsible for Kikyo and Inuyasha's falling out and killed a huge margin of Koga's wolf clan. He's also not above holds their hearts, [[BadBoss killing his minions]] which he proves good on if they choose to disobey him and killing innocents if they even so much as become inconvenient him]], Naraku's deeds clearly prove what he hoped to him.learn from his actions with Kikyo, that he is [[LackOEmpathy utterly devoid of compassion]].
1st Apr '17 9:34:59 AM Frem3
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** Believe it or not, NARAKU himself has plenty of fangirls himself when he isn't shown with BodyHorror.

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** Believe it or not, NARAKU himself has plenty of fangirls himself fangirls, when he isn't shown with BodyHorror.
1st Apr '17 9:32:01 AM Frem3
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPphc0FBvTQ Sesshomaru's theme]] starts off creepy and then goes into pure badassery.
1st Apr '17 9:25:53 AM Frem3
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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Kikyou]]. Many haters bawled when she bit it.

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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Kikyou]].Kikyo]]. Many haters bawled when she bit it.



* ArcFatigue: Most agree that the series was ''much'' longer than it needed to be. Naraku had ridiculous JokerImmunity until the last act. The love triangle between Inuyasha, Kagome, and Kikyou dominates so much of the story and is resolved so late into the extremely long-running series that many fans were heartily sick of it, especially given how obvious it was that the outcome was a foregone conclusion. The story was also dragged out by Inuyasha's group being full of ChronicHeroSyndrome, helping anyone in spite of [[OnlySaneMan Inuyasha]] noting this draws them away from finding Naraku and thus the main plot. ''The Final Act'' reverses this issue, cramming more than 20 volumes into 26 episodes, at the sacrifice of one chapter involving a regenerating tree hermit demon never being adapted in favor of Kanna's character development.

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* ArcFatigue: Most agree that the series was ''much'' longer than it needed to be. Naraku had ridiculous JokerImmunity until the last act. The love triangle between Inuyasha, Kagome, and Kikyou Kikyo dominates so much of the story and is resolved so late into the extremely long-running series that many fans were heartily sick of it, especially given how obvious it was that the outcome was a foregone conclusion. The story was also dragged out by Inuyasha's group being full of ChronicHeroSyndrome, helping anyone in spite of [[OnlySaneMan Inuyasha]] noting this draws them away from finding Naraku and thus the main plot. ''The Final Act'' reverses this issue, cramming more than 20 volumes into 26 episodes, at the sacrifice of one chapter involving a regenerating tree hermit demon never being adapted in favor of Kanna's character development.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbieHYY0z0 Kikyou's theme]], an understated and haunting song that epitomizes traditional Japanese culture and aesthetics.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbieHYY0z0 Kikyou's Kikyo's theme]], an understated and haunting song that epitomizes traditional Japanese culture and aesthetics.



** Kikyou and Kagome, either good foils to Inuyasha or incredibly bad influences on his behavior. Kagome being extremely clingy and getting jealous for any reason, even if it's not justified and Kikyo, who constantly avoids him and/or manipulates him into getting what she wants. Both their problems (going back to the present to graduate and finishing off Naraku when she's not capable) respectively have dragged down Inuyasha on more than one occasion.

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** Kikyou Kikyo and Kagome, either good foils to Inuyasha or incredibly bad influences on his behavior. Kagome being extremely clingy and getting jealous for any reason, even if it's not justified and Kikyo, who constantly avoids him and/or manipulates him into getting what she wants. Both their problems (going back to the present to graduate and finishing off Naraku when she's not capable) respectively have dragged down Inuyasha on more than one occasion.



** Sesshoumaru: The coolest character ever or a childish and extremely powerful character who can't come up with interesting dialogue.
** Kouga and Shippou are listed below as being considered TheScrappy for some viewers, but they also have their decent share of fans, especially Kouga.

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** Sesshoumaru: Sesshomaru: The coolest character ever or a childish and extremely powerful character who can't come up with interesting dialogue.
** Kouga Koga and Shippou Shippo are listed below as being considered TheScrappy for some viewers, but they also have their decent share of fans, especially Kouga.Koga.



** Kouga. A lot of fans, especially shippers, are quick to forgive and forget his history of siccing his wolves on human villages for their meals, kidnapping Kagome to make her his mate and force her to gather jewel shards for him, and in general acting like other youkai in that he looks down on normal humans and especially Inuyasha for being a half-breed. CharacterDevelopment ''does'' make him more heroic, but he's far from the NiceGuy many depict him as.
*** It might be more a case of CharacterizationMarchesOn as the narrative and characters ''themselves'' seems to forget about Kouga's villainous introduction, as he goes on to be an overall AntiHero instead.

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** Kouga.Koga. A lot of fans, especially shippers, are quick to forgive and forget his history of siccing his wolves on human villages for their meals, kidnapping Kagome to make her his mate and force her to gather jewel shards for him, and in general acting like other youkai in that he looks down on normal humans and especially Inuyasha for being a half-breed. CharacterDevelopment ''does'' make him more heroic, but he's far from the NiceGuy many depict him as.
*** It might be more a case of CharacterizationMarchesOn as the narrative and characters ''themselves'' seems to forget about Kouga's Koga's villainous introduction, as he goes on to be an overall AntiHero instead.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sesshoumaru, the Band of Seven, Kagura, and Koga, among others.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, the Band of Seven, Kagura, and Koga, among others.



** Sesshoumaru before his HeelFaceTurn.

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** Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru before his HeelFaceTurn.



* FoeYay: Kikyou and Naraku. Inuyasha and Jakotsu. Inuyasha and Bankotsu. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru. Inuyasha and Koga.

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* FoeYay: Kikyou Kikyo and Naraku. Inuyasha and Jakotsu. Inuyasha and Bankotsu. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru. Inuyasha and Koga.



* GrowingTheBeard: Once Kikyou is revived, a much more complex and intricate plot arose from what had previous been fully a MonsterOfTheWeek story. While it strongly contains the previous elements, the story would focus more on the group facing a far more intimate enemy than they had previously faced.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Once Kikyou Kikyo is revived, a much more complex and intricate plot arose from what had previous been fully a MonsterOfTheWeek story. While it strongly contains the previous elements, the story would focus more on the group facing a far more intimate enemy than they had previously faced.



** For his part, Sesshoumaru is Type A: He is the most lusted-after male character, so girls usually pair him with a female character that they can relate to (usually Kagome) and project themselves onto the female as a sort of WishFulfillment fantasy of putting themselves with him.
* LesYay: Episode 98. "Kikyou and Kagome: Alone in a Cave" (the title speaks for itself), focuses on the two putting aside their differences for once and working together to survive. The episode title alone sounds precisely like a fanfic prompt.

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** For his part, Sesshoumaru Sesshomaru is Type A: He is the most lusted-after male character, so girls usually pair him with a female character that they can relate to (usually Kagome) and project themselves onto the female as a sort of WishFulfillment fantasy of putting themselves with him.
* LesYay: Episode 98. "Kikyou "Kikyo and Kagome: Alone in a Cave" (the title speaks for itself), focuses on the two putting aside their differences for once and working together to survive. The episode title alone sounds precisely like a fanfic prompt.



** [[BigBad Naraku]] crosses it when he breaks up [=InuYasha=] and Kikyou, which leads the former to being pinned on a tree for 50 years and the latter to her death, as well as putting a curse on Miroku's family that slowly destroys them; and that's before he's even properly introduced. And once he is introduced, it's really hard to pick when he crosses in the main story, things like turning Kohaku into a TykeBomb to kill his own family and then uses that guilt to make him do his bidding, [[spoiler: landing a mortal wound on Kikyo at Mt. Hakurei]], [[spoiler: having Kagura and Kanna killed because he had no more use for them]], [[spoiler: trying to have Kagome kill Inuyasha the same way Kikyo sealed Inuyasha]] and killing those allied with him once they served their use. It is taken even further by the anime, where he really crosses the line between TheCorrupter and EvilGenius into an utter monster when it's revealed that 15 years ago he tried to kill a young priestess named Hitomiko just because of the small possibility she might pose a threat.

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** [[BigBad Naraku]] crosses it when he breaks up [=InuYasha=] and Kikyou, Kikyo, which leads the former to being pinned on a tree for 50 years and the latter to her death, as well as putting a curse on Miroku's family that slowly destroys them; and that's before he's even properly introduced. And once he is introduced, it's really hard to pick when he crosses in the main story, things like turning Kohaku into a TykeBomb to kill his own family and then uses that guilt to make him do his bidding, [[spoiler: landing a mortal wound on Kikyo at Mt. Hakurei]], [[spoiler: having Kagura and Kanna killed because he had no more use for them]], [[spoiler: trying to have Kagome kill Inuyasha the same way Kikyo sealed Inuyasha]] and killing those allied with him once they served their use. It is taken even further by the anime, where he really crosses the line between TheCorrupter and EvilGenius into an utter monster when it's revealed that 15 years ago he tried to kill a young priestess named Hitomiko just because of the small possibility she might pose a threat.



** Both Kagome and Kikyou. See DieForOurShip.

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** Both Kagome and Kikyou.Kikyo. See DieForOurShip.



* ShipToShipCombat: The Kikyou/Inuyasha and Kagome/Inuyasha shippers ''hate'' each other, and if they were given the chance they would take up arms and start physically fighting. ''Then'' the shippers for any of those three with Koga, Sesshomaru, Rin and/or Kagura (or any of those four with one of the other three) would get pulled into it for one side or the other, and it would spiral out of a two-sided war into a multi-melee brawl. About the only shippers that wouldn't get involved are for Sango/Miroku, as the most official and least ambiguous of the series' pairings that isn't really a threat to other pairings nor do others threaten it...but there ''are'' periphery fandoms for pairings like Inuyasha/Sango and Miroku/Kagome. And let's not touch on the fandoms for Kagome with one of the Band of Seven, Koga or Inuyasha with Ayame, or any of the above with Naraku.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: In-universe for Sesshoumaru: 1) Compassion is a good thing. 2) You don't need your brother's sword. 3) You are NOT infallible. 4) No, really. YOU DON'T NEED YOUR BROTHER'S SWORD.
* StoicWoobie: Sesshoumaru, believe it or not (See Page for full detail). His entire [[CharacterDevelopment journey]] through the manga takes him from being [[HalfHumanHybrid Inuyasha's]] [[BigBrotherBully enemy]] to a [[IWasJustPassingThrough reconciled]] [[AloofBigBrother brother]] via a series of increasingly [[SecretTestOfCharacter dark tests of character]] designed to bring him first to [[BreakTheHaughty emotional breaking point]] and then to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown within an inch of his life]]. He overcomes this status towards the end of the manga. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome In style]].

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* ShipToShipCombat: The Kikyou/Inuyasha Kikyo/Inuyasha and Kagome/Inuyasha shippers ''hate'' each other, and if they were given the chance they would take up arms and start physically fighting. ''Then'' the shippers for any of those three with Koga, Sesshomaru, Rin and/or Kagura (or any of those four with one of the other three) would get pulled into it for one side or the other, and it would spiral out of a two-sided war into a multi-melee brawl. About the only shippers that wouldn't get involved are for Sango/Miroku, as the most official and least ambiguous of the series' pairings that isn't really a threat to other pairings nor do others threaten it...but there ''are'' periphery fandoms for pairings like Inuyasha/Sango and Miroku/Kagome. And let's not touch on the fandoms for Kagome with one of the Band of Seven, Koga or Inuyasha with Ayame, or any of the above with Naraku.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: In-universe for Sesshoumaru: Sesshomaru: 1) Compassion is a good thing. 2) You don't need your brother's sword. 3) You are NOT infallible. 4) No, really. YOU DON'T NEED YOUR BROTHER'S SWORD.
* StoicWoobie: Sesshoumaru, Sesshomaru, believe it or not (See Page for full detail). His entire [[CharacterDevelopment journey]] through the manga takes him from being [[HalfHumanHybrid Inuyasha's]] [[BigBrotherBully enemy]] to a [[IWasJustPassingThrough reconciled]] [[AloofBigBrother brother]] via a series of increasingly [[SecretTestOfCharacter dark tests of character]] designed to bring him first to [[BreakTheHaughty emotional breaking point]] and then to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown within an inch of his life]]. He overcomes this status towards the end of the manga. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome In style]].



** Some fans were sad to see Kouga [[spoiler:leave the story simply because his shikon fragments were taken and would have liked to see him join in the final battle, considering he also held a strong grudge towards Naraku and had aquired another powerful weapon with his Goraishi. Takahashi may have wanted only the main characters to fight the final battle, though it appeared to come at the cost of contradicting Kouga's personality up until that point as he had been just as eager as everyone else to finish off Naraku.]]

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** Some fans were sad to see Kouga Koga [[spoiler:leave the story simply because his shikon fragments were taken and would have liked to see him join in the final battle, considering he also held a strong grudge towards Naraku and had aquired another powerful weapon with his Goraishi. Takahashi may have wanted only the main characters to fight the final battle, though it appeared to come at the cost of contradicting Kouga's Koga's personality up until that point as he had been just as eager as everyone else to finish off Naraku.]]



* WhatAnIdiot: Hey Kikyou, if the bad guy is unable to kill you, don't reveal it to him or you'll probably be thrown from a cliff... No, don't give him the jewel's fragments, you are only making him stronger!

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* WhatAnIdiot: Hey Kikyou, Kikyo, if the bad guy is unable to kill you, don't reveal it to him or you'll probably be thrown from a cliff... No, don't give him the jewel's fragments, you are only making him stronger!
26th Mar '17 2:36:47 AM Lancelot07
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** There's even a small one over whether the original anime is a good adaptation of the manga or not. Detractors usually dislike the anime for adding too many pointless filler moments or even entire episodes, while ''removing'' some other important moments of the manga. A second group will complain on the characters, particularly Kagome and/or Kikyo, being portrayed as more unlikable than their manga counterparts, i.e. Kagome in the anime has a tendency to be more short-tempered and have more air-headed moments, while anime!Kikyo appears even more aloof and holds her grudge towards Inuyasha longer. Still, the majority of the fanbase will greatly enjoy the anime despite its flaws.

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** There's even a small one over whether the original anime is a good adaptation of the manga or not. Detractors usually dislike the anime for adding too many pointless filler moments or even entire episodes, while ''removing'' some other important moments of the manga. A second group will complain on the characters, particularly Kagome and/or Kikyo, being portrayed as more unlikable than their manga counterparts, i.e. Kagome in the anime has a tendency to be more short-tempered and have more air-headed airheaded moments, while anime!Kikyo appears even more aloof and holds her grudge towards Inuyasha longer. Still, the majority of the fanbase will greatly enjoy the anime despite its flaws.



** [[spoiler:The ending. Fans either find it a touching and satisfying wrap-up of the series, or quite underwhelming given the lack of any real emotional payoff between either Sango/Miroku or Inuyasha/Kagome, or between any of the main cast for that matter. While Sango and Miroku were at least given BabiesEverAfter during the three year time-skip, fans never quite forgave Takahashi for not letting Inuyasha and Kagome have a single kiss. ''The Final Act'' would eventually fix that last one though.]]

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** [[spoiler:The ending. Fans either find it a touching and satisfying wrap-up of the series, or quite underwhelming given the lack of any real emotional payoff between either Sango/Miroku or Inuyasha/Kagome, or between any of the main cast for that matter. While Sango and Miroku were at least given BabiesEverAfter during the three year time-skip, fans never quite forgave Takahashi for not letting giving Inuyasha and Kagome have a single kiss. ''The Final Act'' would eventually fix that last one though.]]
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