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Inuyasha, Volume 01

(Inuyasha VizBIG Omnibus Series #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  2,568 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she's pulled out of herown time and into another! There, in Japan's ancient past, Kagome discovers more t han a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular--the d ...more
Paperback, VIZBIG Edition, 576 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by VIZ Media LLC
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Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
InuYasha was one of the first anime I ever watched on Adult Swim (when I was 8 and definitely not supposed to be watching Adult Swim, sorry mom) and so it will always have a very special place in my heart.

An early, healthy love of anime is what lead me to the group of friends I have maintained for more than a decade now, and so with this series being my "gateway" of sorts, I feel that I owe it a lot.

I've wanted to read the manga in its entirety for a long time now, so I finally decided I would
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Inuyasha will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the first anime (after Sailor Moon) that I loved and it was the first story that really got me interested in Japanese culture.

While I've watched the entire Inuyasha series repeatedly (yes... all 167 episodes AND the final act... I'm not even slightly embarrassed), I always put aside the manga. The manga looks daunting with the first 3-in-1 volume being over 500 pages and costing around $20.

BUT I finally caved in and bought it.

And I l
This brought back so many memories! Can't wait to continue with this series. ...more
Hannah (Sakurahan or ForeverBooks18)
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this!!!! The anime is my second favourite EVER, after Cardcaptor Sakura and that’s my favourite for nostalgia more than anything else, I think. Anyway, Inuyasha volume 1 did a great job of introducing use to the story without feeling rushed or slowed down. It basically ran like the anime, which I’m sooooo excited to start again soon! I NEED a Yashahime manga as that’s based around the children of my favourite couple from the show.

I read this for a couple of readathons:

Mar 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I’m conflicted about this one... I like the characters and at the same time I don’t feel truly connected to any of them. The plot is okay, maybe too simple, I don’t know. However, the artwork is my biggest issue. I don’t find it ugly, or lacking of detail, but I need my manga artwork to be breathtaking... This vizbig edition contains the first three volumes. I’m not sure if I’ll continue to purchase these, being such a long series. I will give a chance to the anime, though
Back in high school, my friend and I watched Inuyasha religiously. We would plan entire weekends to binge watch the newest DVDs, staying up into the wee hours of the morning. I bought plushes and action figures; I did my best to draw fanart (and yes, some was sadly posted online). Said friend cosplalyed as Yura of the Hair for Grand Rapids' JAFAX convention one summer (I went with her, of course, but had problems putting together my Kagome costume). We freakin' painted our nails to look like the ...more
Bailey Peyton
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm saving my ramble for the very last bind up. Suffice to say, there's a reason this series is so beloved. It has everything a reader of manga or otherwise could want: action, adventure, expertly crafted character arcs (I'm in the middle of the anime...), and of course who doesn't adore the slow burn romance of Kagome and Inuyasha? New characters/secrets are revealed seemingly with each volume, but it never felt overwhelming or forced. Real talk, I love the snippets of affection/banter between ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's rare to see women in the world of manga, but also a definite breath of fresh air when one is found. Childish and sober by turns, I understand why Rumiko's work appeals to such a wide audience. ...more
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite anime growing up, and I’m reading the manga for the first time now. It’s good to know it still feels like home.
Rebeckah Sypik
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this. Inuyasha was the first anine I ever watched, so it is one of my favorite series.  I watched every episode of the anime, so I was interesting to compare the manga to the anime. As in most cases the book is better and I say that with the inuyasha anime being one of my favorite animes of all time. 

Thesis statment:
Three are four things that really distunstinquist the manga from the anime. Which are the Beautiful art, the humor, Kagome's personality and t
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Like a 4.5! Absolutely fantastic!

I’m so sad that it’s taken me so long to get into such an interesting, paranormal adventure-type of series.

The characters are so dynamic and they have so much chemistry. Their interactions are fun and engaging, with the two main characters playing off each other in hysterical and meaningful ways.

Some of the scenarios are clearly staged for specific reactions but, who cares? This is meant to be a fun story with lots of cool, mythical and spooky creatures and be
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this is basically the manga equivalent of one of those fics that is like 60 chapters long and incredibly self indulgent but i am here for it
Siona St Mark
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun read, if you liked the anime you’ll like this. One of the better manga I’ve tried to read, but then again it is pretty much a classic at this point.
Xanfer the
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Big is better.... I enjoyed this format better than the original.
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It is no shock that I adore Inuyasha, as previously expressed. However, this is the first manga of Inuyasha I have owned myself, which makes it extremely special to me. The opening is a strong lead into the rest of the manga, and is enjoyable.
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I watched the manga when I was younger but never sat down and read the manga. When I was younger manga were incredibly expensive and not as easily accessible. I'm pleased to say that the anime closely follows the manga, so far at least. Reading this first volume brought me back to early mornings before school around 4AM on adult swim trying to sneak in episodes. I love the storyline, the artwork and of course the characters. The facial expressions always make me laugh. I'm excited to continue th ...more
Update September 4, 2020

Manga Status: Completed
Publication Dates: November 13, 1996 - June 15, 2008
My Reading Status: Rereading
Total # of Volumes/Chapters: 56 Volumes - 558 Chapters
Published English Volumes: 56 Volumes, 18 VizBig Volumes
Chapters Read Overall: 298
Genre: Shonen
Current Overall Series Rating: 5/5
Thoughts: See Below

Update July 5th, 2020

Manga Status: Completed
My Reading Status: Rereading
Published English Volumes/Chapters Read: 56 Volumes - 558 Chapters
Chapters Read Overall: 558
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
What first drew me to this series was the romantic historical aspect. I loved how a modern day girl gets pulled back into the past. I don't know what it is about those stories that attract me so much, maybe it is the difficulty for the girl of fitting in and having to rely on the guy so much to be able to get along in the world.

I also really liked the group aspect to this series and the corresponding relationships that affect each of the characters.

I would really recommend this series to fans of
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book combines volumes 1-3.

It starts with Kagome being pulled into the sacred well that is on the family property (they live on temple grounds), releasing InuYasha in order to save herself and the villagers. It covers the battle with Yura of the hair all the way to the meeting of Kagome, InuYasha and Shippo.
Sydney (sydneysshelves) West
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, 2016-reads
Awesome series that I can't wait to finish. Kagome is more realistic than other heroines which is part of why I love her. She is trying to manage homework while trying to save feudal Japan. She struggles with math while simultaneously feeling guilty for not doing enough in her double life. Love this Manga. ...more
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve loved Inuyasha for over 10 years, never read the manga though.

But after rewatching the anime this year I just had to read the manga as well and it just reminded me of how much I love this story.

It is beautifully told and illustrated
Anna Sorensen
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This omnibus edition has the first 3 volumes included in one big book and I really enjoyed each one of them. We get a really good introduction to the main characters and are able to get a decent grasp on who they are pretty early on. Kagome is a pretty responsible and level headed 15 year old and really takes everything thrown at her, like being constantly attacked by demons and traveling hundreds of years into the past through a magic well, surprisingly well. She easily adapts to new situations ...more
S. J.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Shounen fans, boys that like fighting, girls that like love stories
Recommended to S. by: friends
*4.75-5 Stars*

*The Gush*
I will first talk about some basic things and then break down the individual volumes collected in this version. This is a newer edition that is not only a bigger version with the pictures enlarged but it also contains three volumes for the price of like 1.5 to 2 of them.

First off, I must confess that some of the love I have for this series comes from the fact that this was my introduction to manga and I have never regreted it. It is, however, perhaps not the best introdu
Feb 27, 2021 added it
I did it guys. I finally finished all 558 chapters of InuYasha. 13 year old me would be so proud of me right now.

As per usual, I will write my overall thoughts on the series in the review space for the first volume. InuYasha is not a perfect series. The first half is especially flawed with its slow pacing and repetition of certain story elements. However, Takahashi manages to capture a certain magic that I have seen few other series manage to completely duplicate. The strength of InuYasha lies i
Katie Thompson
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I will forever be in love with this original series. Inuyasha has always been my all time animes and while I have peaked at a few of the manga moments, I never have read the full series from start to finish. Nor have I done that with the show as of yet. I remember reading the first two comics, but after than I kind of skipped until the very end in order to learn how this series ended. At the time I was watching the series The Final Act was not yet out, and I had no way of knowing how it ended un ...more
Cara Thulon
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read the first 18 single volumes of InuYasha a sickening amount of times ever since I discovered the world of manga about 16 years ago. The obsessive repetition of my own doing has, in all honesty, made it harder to reread the first chunk of this series. Though this difficulty rereading may seem to tarnish my thoughts on the beginnings of this manga series... it doesn’t. I may know every page by heart in this volume and definitely indulge in some guilt-ridden skimming, but it’s only because ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hello all!

I'm here to say that if you have been dancing around the idea of reading this classic, then, don't. You may have heard that the anime dragged a bit *I'm blaming the fillers, guys* but that doesn't apply here. You may have heard that the anime hasn't aged well *I mean, it's set to the Feudal Era, so I'm not sure on that claim* but even so, Takahashi's art style is generally consistent from Ranma 1/2 to her current Mao series. You have the snarky Kagome Higurashi who is transported to an
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Rumiko Takahashi has this magical power of creating worlds full of details, complicated characters and twists and turns in plots that always surprise you but at the same time, she fulfills all the expectations towards her work, expectations elevated by her beloved title "Ranma". And I must admit, I enjoyed "Ranma" a bit more, since it is something I am extremely sentimental of. "Inuyasha" is definitely much more serious and bloody series of her, but it doesn't lack humor. The story itself is mor ...more
This series will always hold a special place in my heart for being one of the first manga I ever picked up. Rereading it as an adult has been fun diversion between some of the longer/older books on my TBR.

I've noticed that the manga is quite a bit more gory and vicious, at times, than the anime, which is kind of interesting. Over time, Kagome has solidified as my favorite character of the series. The manga portrays her as a little more tenacious than her anime depiction. The pacing and reaction
Ashe Catlin
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lot of people grew up with this series as a kid, I've heard it in mention in the same vein as Sailor Moon, Vol. 1, Rurouni Kenshin, Volume 01 and Dragon Ball, Vol. 1: The Monkey King, so I thought I'd check it out myself.

And yeah it's just that good, you can tell from the offset why it's considered a classic. The dialogue is a bit dated but it's nowhere as bad as Sailor Moons, though it helps that it doesn't have the annoying mannerisms.

The story itself is about finding shards of a magic amul
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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.

Rumiko Takahashi is one of the wealthiest women in Japan. The manga she creates (and its anime adaptations) are very popular in the United

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