InuYasha: Turning Back Time (InuYasha, #1)
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InuYasha: Turning Back Time (InuYasha #1)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  33,419 ratings  ·  261 reviews
Transported back to Japan's feudal era, high school student Kagome accidentally releases the feral half-demon dog boy Inu-Yasha from his imprisonment for stealing the Jewel of Four Souls.
192 pages
Published April 2nd 2003 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 18th 1997)
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Kira
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.

Anyway!

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...more
Kathryn
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."

OMGOMGOMGOMG THIS IS THE BEST SERIES ON THE FUCKING PLANET IT IS HEARTWARMING AND DARK AND ROMANTIC AND FULL OF ACTION AND ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, got that out of my system.

This entire series is amazing. I laughed, cried, and bit my nails...more
Rose
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 ½ 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 rollercoas...more
Melissa
Mar 06, 2009 Melissa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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.
Natalie
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...more
Chai
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...more
Malxox ♥


I ABSOLUTLY ADORE INUYASHA!!

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...more
Sesana
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
Virag
Jun 16, 2011 Virag rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anime fans and people who like awesomeness
Shelves: comics-manga
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...more
inga
This review covers the whole series.

When my sister and I were younger, our mother was really strict when it came to watching TV. We were allowed to watch series like Heidi or Wickie or Pan Tau. We were not, however, allowed to watch cartoons or anime, as my mothered deemed them too violent. (Well, she wasn't entirely wrong, and I get where she was coming from.)

Fortunately for us, our father was much more lax about these things. So when we went over to my Dad's every second weekend, we watched a...more
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...more
Rebecca
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...more
Starbubbles
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
Laura
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
Jessica-Robyn
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...more
Melissa
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...more
Ian Zimmerman
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
Brynn

This is a review for volumes 1-6, which I spent twenty bucks I'll never get back on.
So, this one needs a back story: Back in the near-forgotten realms of my young childhood, the kids' channel would play a bunch of anime shows on Friday nights. Among them was One Piece (which I really liked), and Zach Bell (God knows what that one was about). Inuyasha played at ten o'clock, so I had to wheedle and whine my way into being allowed to watch it since it was so late - not to mention it was "violent"...more
Leslie
I had to understand the television show, so I read the book. I've got to tell you, the television show mirrors the books, but the books are better. Total guilty pleasure. You can read them in about 20 minutes. I've read all volumes (those that are released, that is) more than once. Oh, and the television soundtrack is fun and even if not a big fan of J-Pop, you're bound to find something poppy and fun.
Caroline
A very engrossing manga about a girl who goes back in time to a land full of demons. There is all this stuff and nonsense about swallowing jewels, which is very "Haruka"-like. Which can be a good thing...and wasn't this one written first anyway? It's also kind of like Red River, because the girl gets sucked back in time...wow. This is like the Shojo Base.
Anastacia Dunn
To start, Inuyasha is a wonderful series as a whole.

As it progresses, it becomes repetitive and lackluster with an onslaught of overwhelming "filler" scenarios. Rumiko Takahashi is a fantastic writer and artist, but she tends to over simplify her characters and extend her series to an unbearable level of length. The first few volumes immerse you into Feudal Japan and give you a sense of awe, grabbing your attention and reeling you in, making you wonder what will happen next. Until that situation...more
Claire Blind Reader
Weird ideas and kind of gross but the artistry is cool. I think the story is gonna go in a really weird direction though.
Christine
Although he's impulsive and stupid, you have to love a guy with dog ears!
Anna Leontine Ortiz
No matter if it's the anime, manga, or ani-manga, InuYasha never disappoints.
Kasey Jane
I love this comic so much. Happy memories.
Christine
Wow.

I was really hesitant about reading this book because I knew so much about the anime and how popular it is (I have a friend who wanted to call me every morning at 3 AM to watch Inuyasha with her...needless to say, I wasn't interested in any anime that was only good enough to be shown on television at the wee hours of the morning), and at first I had no interest in it, but after reading this first volume I got hooked. I have a reputation of not giving things a chance if they're too popular, b...more
Candice Snow
I'm pretty sure Inuyasha was my first fictional crush. Well, at least he was my first manga character crush. I mean, come on!

inuyasha photo: inuyasha Inuyasha_by_shuangwen.jpg

He is the perfect example of a "jerk" male lead character done right! His character has been poorly duplicated so many times it makes me sick (Patch from Hush Hush and Daemon from Obsideon cough cough). He is the perfect amount of cocky, egotistical, and caring. He is everything a fangirl needs: broken past, inhumanly strong, has a nice body, ect. And the best part is he'...more
El Templo de las Mil Puertas
"¡Por fin! Este mes ha salido el último número de Inu Yasha, desvelando un final que tenía muy pendientes a todos los incondicionales de este medio-demonio con malas pulgas, y no es para menos, tras 56 tomos y una historia que parecía alargarse indefinidamente. Muchos se acercaron a Inu Yasha a través del anime, y posiblemente ya estaban al tanto de lo que sucedía en los últimos capítulos: si los protagonistas recuperaban por fin la joya de las cuatro almas, si el malvado Naraku era derrotado, c...more
Elie
I really loved this manga. Its universe, its characters, when reading it I was wrapped up in its pages and wouldn't go out from them for a long time.

With this book in my hands, I went to another world, forgetting everything about the present, about my small problems. I opened this book and was ready to travel, to dream by Inuyasha' and Kagome's sides.

What is good about this book is the importance given not only to the main characters, but also the their friends and foes. We have the chance to c...more
Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup)
Oct 12, 2012 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Manga fans, Anime fans
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Adult Swim
Shelves: manga, reviewed, 2007
This manga starts off with a prologue that if you haven't at least seen the show and gotten the legend of InuYasha then shame on you.
Well a young half dog demon, InuYasha, steals a spiritual jewel named the Shikon no Tama. Suddenly he is shot, by the head priestess Kikyo, with a sealing arrow. While dying she makes her younger sister burn the jewel with her on her funeral pyre. From then on the jewel had never been seen again.
There the story stands.
All of a sudden we are thrown into modern day...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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