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Inuyasha, Vol. 1 (InuYasha #1)

4.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  43,684 Ratings  ·  343 Reviews
Now that she's in the past, Kagome discovers that she wasn't pulled there by accident -- her very life is linked to events hundreds of years in the past by the mystical Shikon Jewel, or "Jewel of Four Souls." Is Kagome really the reincarnation of the priestess who one guarded the jewel? The same one who nearly killed Inuyasha?
Hardcover, Library Edition, 192 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 18th 1997)
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I am absolutely fed up with that god-damn effing L'oreal advert at the side bar. Every time I go to find my notifications, I get this big pink window that has to fully load until I can punch the 'x' in the corner and tell it to piss off.


This manga/anime was recommended to me by my lovely manga-inclined friend, after I spent the afternoon chilling with her when we were supposed to be doing a severely overdue media project. No, we didn't get it done for the deadline (it's still floating aro
Jun 28, 2011 Kathryn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I have never read this book. Ever. In my life.

But that doesn't matter. I've watched the anime. And my friend has read it and said that they were, like, exactly the same.

So, after saying that, I may get on to my review. *Takes a deep breath."


Okay, got that out of my system.

This entire series is amazing. I laughed, cried, and bit my nails
Before I go into any detail about this manga let me first go onto a short rant. So I was originally going to do a review on a whole manga series and the same review would be on every volume. But certain manga series (like this one) are over 20 volumes. So I decided to it the series piece by piece and for this review I'm going to go over the first volume and then volumes 2 & 3 will be roughly the same.

So let's get started.

Before I talk about the plot I'm going to talk about my past concerni
Giving this manga one star seems harsh but it's pretty much the only rating I feel is right when I think about my "enjoyment" of this first in a series everyone else but me seems to love. To be fair, though, it's more like 1 star.

Anyway, everyone who followed my Black Butler adventure a little (tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez, once is what I'm talking about) might be a witness that it's hard for me to find a manga series where my enjoyment of it is not a constant rollercoast
Mar 06, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anime/manga fans
Recommended to Melissa by: Kaelyn
I was surprised by how good this volume was. I tend to be a lot more into the more recent anime/manga, but this is an excellent example of an older work with a really strong storyline and the potential for a very cute romance. I was rather upset by how much chest the author drew though. If I owned this book, I'd definitely want to censor it before letting my siblings read it.
Kate  Van Rompaey
So even though this was the first book I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a very interesting introduction to the series. I really liked the idea and how it was introduced and I also like that we know how that more will be explained later since the first volume didn't need to be overwhelmed with depth and description. It will be drawn out slowly. Just not too slowly I hope.

The Plot
In this volume a girl named Kagome lives in modern Japan but makes her way to a historical era
Sep 14, 2008 Chai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! Rumiko Takahashi returns with a story that has all the comedy of her popular series "Ranma 1/2", but with more attention to plot and character development.

Kagome is a young Japanese highschooler in modern Japan. When she falls in an ancient well on her home property, she finds herself transferred to ancient Japan! There, she discovers she is a reincarnation of a priestess whose job was to protect a magical item called the Shikon Jewel. Ancient Japan is littered with a cast of
InuYasha is a series that I adore. While I watched the anime I feel in love with the characters and would end up sneaking out of my bedroom late at night to catch the show week after week. It was the show that introduced me to anime and at the time I didn't even know what manga was.

It would make sense for my adoration to transfer itself over to the manga. I mean, they did end the anime series early and it's one of my favourite properties of all time. However, my love for the story and characters
Why did I ever stop following InuYasha? For a long time, I was reading each volume as it came out. Maybe I got lazy, or maybe I forgot to watch for it. Reading the first volume again reminded me of how much I loved reading it in the first place. It is huge, and it's going to take awhile to get through all of the volumes. (But hey, at least there's a light at the end of this tunnel...) But after reading the first volume, I think it'll be worth it. I really like Rumiko Takahashi's signature style, ...more
Jun 16, 2011 Virag rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anime fans and people who like awesomeness
Inuyasha was the first anime show that I really enjoyed. I found it by accident, I even forget how, and then I watched all 167 episodes on Youtube (it took me about 3 months to finish haha) and then the Final Act on a different site.

What can I say? I love Inuaysha! It's probably my favorite anime show ever, but definitely top three. It's funny and exciting and I can still not get it out of my head, even though I finished it months ago.

Oh, and Inuyasha and Kagome all the way.

My Kikyo vs. Kagome
Inuyasha was one of the first anime series I watched, and so it has a special place in my heart. While I absolutely despised Inuyasha, our half-demon hero, at first, I loved seeing his feelings for Kagome grow throughout the manga. I loved the juxtaposition of the past world of demons with Kagome's modern world. There were parts hat were so sad they brought me close to tears, and parts where I actually chuckled to myself. A true gem in the manga genre, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who loves ...more
Apr 12, 2016 Joti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Дени Проданова
В чест на това, че тази година се навършват 20 години от написването на тази манга, избрах нея като следваща за четене. Факта, че анимето е в моя топ 3 за всички времена, на най-добрите истории, също помогна за започването на тази манга преди десетките други, които искам да прочета.
Това е история, която съдържа абсолютно всичко, което търся! Романтика, приключения, битки и кървища, магия, комични моменти, сериозни моменти, наситени и интересни персонажи, завладяваща история. Смесването на феода
Dec 19, 2014 Jewel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
the shameless manga reviewing continues with another manga that dominated my teen life, INUYASHA.

I remember seeing the anime on Adult Swim before tracking down the comic. back then when Adult Swim was still pretty fresh, I would TAPE (yes, TAPE) the anime hours and one night I happened to have an episode of Inuyasha on my tape. then the madness started.

Inuyasha is a story set in early medieval Japan which is what I think makes it so interesting. the focus is on what happens on the other side of
EDIT: I found awesome scans of this manga on my tablet's manga reader which is translated directly from the Japanese. I've edited this review after reading these. My original review was based off an altered reprint copy.

Okay, so once again, this review comes after rereading the first volume.

I've always had a warm spot in my heart for InuYasha. It was the first anime I ever watched, which I stumbled upon by flicking through television channels at ten o'clock on a Saturday night. It was the first
So when I got into manga back in 2008, I went and bought ALL the volumes of InuYasha (because they don't have them in the library. I got most of the volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh from there). It actually took me almost two years to complete the series, because I somewhat lost interest halfway though, but eventually I managed to acquire them all.

And well, the first thing that comes to mind about this series is that it could have been so much shorter. Seriously, so many chapters were unnecessary and could h
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
This took approximately forever to get through. There are so many freaking volumes. At first, I enjoyed it, because it was kind of funny and silly. Unfortunately, it's incredibly formulaic and repetitive, kind of like episodes of The Power Rangers. You know what's going to happen, but it takes all of time to get there.

Basically, for about fifty of the volumes, they keep having skirmishes with the big bad of the series, Naraku. He's a hanyou like Inuyasha, determined to use the Shikon no Tama to
Jan 16, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
InuYasha is my very first manga and I had a lot of fun reading it. I am very glad I never saw the cartoon series, so that I was reading InuYasha with fresh eyes. I really appreciated the note at the beginning of the story explaining why InuYasha is set Between 1482-1558 They said:

“ because it was relatively easier to draw out a ghost story from that time period…in the Sengoku Era, there was war, and lots of people died.”

I had never thought about all the research that would go into a graphic nove
Nov 04, 2010 Starbubbles rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
i was addicted to this show. addicted! it was to the point where i had downloaded and viewed up to episode 167. (that means i d/led over 140 episodes over the couple year span that i had to watch it.) i must admit, i wouldn't have given the show the time of day if it weren't for that awesome ending credits theme song. yes, you know the one, "my way." that song alone was addictive. there were other addictive songs too, but that one remained my favorite. but i think i'm suppose to be talking about ...more
May 18, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got hooked on the InuYasha series back when it was available to be viewed at a reasonable time of day on the Cartoon Network. When I moved to a new home and discovered that our community cable service was running InuYasha at 5:30am my addiction to this series went on hiatus. I wanted to know if the series had an end and if so how Ms. Takahasi decided to conclude this story. Happily I found the entire manga series had been scanned, in English, all 558 volumes. I finally was able to find out wha ...more
Apr 15, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Melissa Wickelhaus
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Volume one of Inu-Yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale follows Kagome, a typical Japanese high school girl until one day when an evil monster pulls her through the old well in the shrine behind her family’s home. Kagome is pulled from her world into the world of Japan’s ancient past where many of the legends her grandfather has told her about turn out to be true. Kagome may just be the reincarnation of a village priestess and she must work together with the half-demo
Aug 15, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my plight of getting increasingly behind in the 2014 reading challenge, I present to the Goodreads world, my Inuyasha readings! I've never actually read this well-known manga, about time I did.
Aug 25, 2012 Mal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


InuYasha was introduced to me through my cousin, Yue. She and I watched the anime online. Or rather, we watched the first twenty or do epsiodes together. Yue went on with it and saw loads more than I did, I only saw four or so episodes after twenty. I enjoyed it so much, it's one of my favorites <3

Even knowing what's going to happen up to a certain point the book was an absolute blast two read and I highly highly HIGHLY recommend it.

Warning; it has a few... Well
LOVE IT!. after i had read it, i watched the Whole 2 Seasons of it!!!!!
It was GREAT!!!
Beth Hanson
Feb 27, 2016 Beth Hanson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inuyasha is quite a long haul manga, and one that I started for this post because I wouldn’t feel pressured to go past the first volume if I didn’t have the time. From the fact that it has made it onto this post we can assume that I did go past the first volume (though I have yet to finish the series, sorry!) and enjoyed every single hour of it. Yes, hours. I didn’t stop reading for hours.
Again, Inuyasha has a beautiful art style and also a very unique one. The images look a lot like paintings a
Rebecca Getzinger
When I picked up this manga way back in 8th grade, I had no idea just how influential it would be to me. I had read manga before, but this was where my love officially began, as well as my drive to draw in a more anime like style.
Inuyasha is a rarity in manga and especially in books because it is more like a large Japanese epic or ballad from way back when, instead of a work of the 90s-2000s. Despite its length and certain story lines that could have easily been left out, its hard not to turn aw
Ji Kil
Feb 01, 2016 Ji Kil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inuyasha is historical action and Romance form one of populist Japanese manga. They have a lots of series too. It start with when Kagome left home for school, she sees her little brother Souta looking for his cat by the entrance to the concealed well. They go inside and hear a scratching coming from inside the well. A blue light comes out from between the boards that have been nailed shut over the well. Then the well bursts open. Things start coming out of it. They grab Kagome and pull her into ...more
Felita Hardigaloeh
dulu karena pernah baca seri Ranma1/2, pas mba Rumiko menerbitkan karya ini, penasaran ikutin dulu.

lucunya, aku ngikutin ini pertama dari anime nya. zaman zamannya vcd anime mulai booming, karya ini salah satunya yang populer (selain Gundam seingatku).

dan bener kepincut ama Inuyashanya....

tapi tokoh utamanya si heroine, Kagome, remaja zaman modern yang punya keluarga yg memiliki history/ mengelola sebuah kuil Shinto. lewat suatu kejadian, Kagome terlempar di era Sengoku (dimana Jepang masih bany
Nov 25, 2015 Georgia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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Ian Zimmerman
Mar 08, 2014 Ian Zimmerman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I just reviewed 2 manga that are vastly inferior to their anime counterparts, why not take a look at a textbook example of when the comic is better? Shonen comics are the genre of manga most commonly adapted into anime. They tend to run a very long time, being published once a week in a major magazine. These chapters are generally pretty short at about 15 to 20 pages including the introduction, title, and end credit pages. As a result, a single anime episode usually covers the events of ab ...more
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Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子) was born in Niigata, Japan. She is not only one of the richest women in Japan but also one of the top paid manga artists. She is also the most successful female comic artist in history. She has been writing manga non-stop for 31 years.

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