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InuYasha (戦国御伽草子 犬夜叉 Sengoku Otogizōshi Inuyasha) is an anime based on the manga written by Rumiko Takahashi, and produced by Shōgakukan, Yomiuri TV and Sunrise Inc. It originally aired in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004, consisting of 167 episodes.

It would later be followed up with a sequel series InuYasha: The Final Act, which aired from October 3, 2009 to March 29, 2010, with 26 episodes.

Synopsis

Kagome Higurashi is a 15 year old schoolgirl who lives at a history-filled Japanese shrine. She is also the reincarnation of an ancient priestess named Kikyo, who guarded the sacred Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls), and who sealed away the half-demon Inuyasha who had tried to steal the jewel in order to become a full demon. Kikyo died of her wounds and had the jewel burned with her body. One day, after being pulled down a well by a demon, Kagome finds herself in the Sengoku period of feudal Japan. She befriends Kaede, the late Kikyo's sister, who realizes Kagome is Kikyo's reincarnation. After being attacked, they learn that Kagome has the Shikon no Tama inside her body. Kagome accidentally awakens the dog-demon Inuyasha, and frees him after the jewel has been ripped from her body. Now Inuyasha wants the jewel back, but Kagome can't let him have it. He is forced (by Kaede's magic) to wear a necklace that allows Kagome to control him with one word, "Sit!", which sends him face-first into the ground.

After the jewel shatters in an attempt to retrieve it from one of the many demons who was after its power, Kagome must join forces with InuYasha to track down the shards of the jewel before its power falls into the wrong hands. Only Kagome can "sense" where the shards are, and only Inuyasha is powerful enough to get them from the demons or people who have them. But can they stop fighting long enough to work together?

Dubbing History

The series was dubbed by the Canadian dubbing company Ocean Productions for Viz Media from 2002 to 2006. The series was first run on Adult Swim in the United States (although it had originally been planned for Cartoon Network's Toonami) from August 31, 2002 to October 27, 2006, with reruns from 2006 to 2014. When Toonami became a block on Adult Swim, Inuyasha aired there from November 2012 to March 1, 2014, when the network announced that they had lost the broadcast rights to the series.

At some point, an alternative dub was done for Animax using their Hong Kong-based cast.

Cast

Ocean Dub Canada

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episodes
Main Characters
Inuyasha.png InuYasha Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Ian Cox 1 - 167
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Kagome Higurashi.png Kagome Higurashi Satsuki Yukino Moneca Stori 1 - 167
Miroku3.png Miroku Kōji Tsujitani Kirby Morrow 16 - 167
Sango render by kakuzu.png Sango Hōko Kuwashima Kelly Sheridan 24 - 167
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Shippo.png Shippo Kumiko Watanabe Jillian Michaels 9 - 167
Antagonists
Naraku.png Naraku Toshiyuki Morikawa Paul Dobson 18 - 167
Kagura.png Kagura Izumi Ōgami Janyse Jaud 39 - 167
Kanna.png Kanna Yukana Nogami 41 - 158
Onigumo.jpg Onigumo Hiroshi Yanaka Paul Dobson 19 - 148
Yura Sakasagami.png Yura of the Hair Akiko Yajima Chiara Zanni 3 - 4
Hiten.png Hiten Nobutoshi Canna Andrew Francis 9 - 10
Manten.jpg Manten Tetsu Inada Alvin Sanders 9 - 10
Kijo Urasue.png Kijo Urasue Yoshiko Ōta Cathy Weseluck 14 - 93
Ryukossei.png Ryukotsusei Kazuhiko Inoue Trevor Devall 44 - 45
Tsubaki.png Tsubaki Miho Yamada Sharon Alexander 60 - 148
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Tsubaki child.png
Tsubaki old.png Mizuka Arima
(elderly)
Kathy Morse 60, 64
Kaijinbo.png Kaijinbo Takeshi Aono Robert O. Smith 44 - 45
Gatenmaru.png Gatenmaru Takehito Koyasu Adam Henderson 51 - 52
Tokajin.png Tokajin Hideyuki Hori Samuel Vincent 57 - 58
Ninmenka.png Ninmenka Yukitoshi Hori Andrew Kavadas 57 - 58
Muzo.png Muso Hiroshi Yanaka Brian Dobson 69 - 71
Taigokumaru.png Taigokumaru Ryūji Saikachi Scott McNeil 73 - 74
Toran.png Toran Yumi Tōma Alison Matthews 75 - 77
Shunran.png Shunran Yuki Masuda Jocelyne Loewen 75 - 77
Karan.png Karan Yōko Teppōzuka Maggie Blue O'Hara 75 - 77
Shuran.png Shuran Masaya Takatsuka Scott Logie 75 - 77
Human Ogre Princess.png Ogre Princess Hiromi Tsuru Lisa Ann Beley 85 - 86
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Kyoukotsu.png Kyokotsu Daisuke Gōri Dave Ward 102, 110
Jakotsu.png Jakotsu Ai Orikasa Jenn Forgie 102 - 119
Mukotsu.png Mukotsu Tetsu Inada Trevor Devall 103 - 110
Renkotsu.png Renkotsu Tomokazu Sugita Brian Drummond 104 - 120
Ginkotsu.png Ginkotsu Hisao Egawa Mark Gibbon 105 - 114
Suikotsu good.png Suikotsu Hiroaki Hirata Michael Donovan 107 - 116
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Bankotsu.png Bankotsu Takeshi Kusao Matt Hill 109 - 121
Hakushin.png Hakushin Fumio Matsuoka Hiro Kanagawa 119 - 120
Akago.png Akago / The Infant Ai Kobayashi Chiara Zanni 123 - 167
Hakudoshi.png Hakudoshi 166-167
Mimisenri.png Mimisenri Junji Nishimura David Kaye 127 - 128
Matsu.png Matsu Toshiko Sawada ¿? 131 - 132
Salamander demon.png Salamander Haruko Kitahama Patricia Drake 131 - 132
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Goddess Kwannon (Salamander).png Goddess Kwannon
(Salamander)
Soju Asano.png Soju Asano Masayuki Omoro Richard Newman 133 - 134
Hoshiyomi2.png Hoshiyomi Kazuya Nakai Michael Dobson 137 - 140
Suzaku.png Suzaku Mitsuo Iwata Andrew Toth 137 - 139
Genbu.png Genbu Kazunari Tanaka Trevor Devall 137 - 139
Seiryu.png Seiryu Tadahisa Saizen Colin Murdock 137 - 139
Byakko.png Byakko Masahito Kawanago Michael Kopsa 137 - 139
Princess Abi.png Princess Abi Saeko Shimazu Teryl Rothery 146 - 154
Tekkei.png Tekkei Junko Mashina Linda Darlow 146 - 154
Hosenki.jpg Hosenki Ryūzaburō Ōtomo Dave Pettitt 155 - 157
Secondary Characters
Kikyo.png Kikyo Noriko Hidaka Willow Johnson 1 - 167
Sesshomaru.jpg Sesshomaru Ken Narita David Kaye 5 - 167
Kaede.png Kaede Hisako Kyōda Pam Hyatt 1 - 167
Kaede young.png Mika Itō
(young)
Jillian Michaels 1 - 151
Sota.png Sota Higurashi Akiko Nakagawa Saffron Henderson 1 - 100
Rebecca Shoichet 128 - 160
Jiichan Higurashi.png Grandpa Higurashi Ginzō Matsuo French Tickner 1 - 38
Katsumi Suzuki 47 - 160
Naomi Higurashi.png Mrs. Higurashi Asako Dodo Cathy Weseluck 1 - 160
Eri.png Eri Yuki Masuda Saffron Henderson 11 - 90
Rebecca Shoichet 127 - 160
Yuka3.png Yuka Kaori Shimizu Jillian Michaels 11 - 160
Ayumi.png Ayumi Nami Okamoto Cathy Weseluck 11 - 160
Hojo.png Hojo Yūji Ueda Matt Smith 11 - 148
Kohaku.png Kohaku Akiko Yajima Alex Doduk 24 - 101
Danny McKinnon 102 - 167
Myoga.png Myoga Kenichi Ogata Paul Dobson 5 - 167
Hachi.png Hachi Toshihiko Nakajima Terry Klassen 17 - 158
Mushin.png Master Mushin Yuzuru Fujimoto Alec Willows 16 - 135
Izayoi.png Izayoi Kikuko Inoue Alaina Burnett 5 - 6
Royakan.jpg Royakan Kiyoyuki Yanada Colin Murdock 75 - 77
Hitomi Kagewaki.png Kagewaki Hitomi Toshiyuki Morikawa Paul Dobson 24 - 25
Jaken.png Jaken Yūichi Nagashima Don Brown 5 - 167
Sangos Father.png Sango’s Father Masahiko Tanaka Colin Murdock 24 - 98
Jinenji.png Jinenji Hisao Egawa Michael Dobson 31 & 96
Jinenjis Mother.png Jinenji’s Mother Natsuko Fuji Stevie Vallance 31 & 96
Totosai.jpg Totosai Jōji Yanami Richard Newman 34 - 145
Rin Inuyasha.png Rin Mamiko Noto Brenna O'Brien 35 - 167
Koga.png Koga Taiki Matsuno Scott McNeil 35 - 125
Hakkaku.png Hakkaku Daisuke Kishio Alistair Abell 36 - 125
Ginta.png Ginta Hiroyuki Yoshino Paul Dobson 36 - 125
Koharu.png Koharu Rie Iwatsubo Brittney Irvin 41 - 42
Bokuneso.png Bokuseno Taimei Suzuki John Murphy 51 - 52
Exorcist 4.png Madam Exorcist Toshiko Fujita Patti Allan 85 - 136
Izumo.png Izumo Dai Matsumoto Lee Tockar 94 - 95
Momiji.png Momiji Shiho Kikuchi Alexandra Carter 63 - 64
Botan.png Botan Chinami Nishimura Nicole Bouma 63 - 64
Muso the Monk.png Muso the Monk Tomokazu Sugita Alistair Abell 69 - 70
Shiori Bat Hanyō.png Shiori Kaori Mizuhashi Nicole Bouma 73 - 74
Shizu2.png Shizu Yuriko Yamaguchi Nicole Leroux 73 - 74
Rasetsu.png Rasetsu Kansuke Akio Nojima John Payne 87, 107
Ayame.png Ayame Yumi Kakazu Natalie Walters 83 - 102
Ayame child.png 83 - 84
Wolf Elder.png Wolf Elder Hiroshi Naka Scott McNeil 83 - 102
Chiyo.png Chiyo Sawa Ishige Chantal Strand 107 - 125
Yuuta.png Yuta Tomoko Hayashi Nathan Tipple 107 - 125
Shintaro.png Shintaro Mitsuki Saiga Reece Thompson 112 - 125
Yuki.png Yuki Haruka Shimazaki Chiara Zanni 112 - 125
Getsu.png Getsu Yukie Maeda Janyse Jaud 112 - 125
Hana.png Hana Mio Yasuda Jenn Forgie 112 - 125
Shinosuke.png Shinnosuke Nozomu Sasaki Mark Hildreth 131 - 132
Wakana.png Wakana Sayaka Ohara Lalainia Lindbjerg 131 - 132
SaraAsanoIY.png Sara Asano Fumiko Orikasa Tabitha St. Germain 133 - 134
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Akitoki Hōjō.png Akitoki Hojo Yūji Ueda Matt Smith 137 - 140
Tsukiyomi.png Tsukiyomi Yuri Amano Maryke Hendrikse 139 - 140
Goz.png Gozu Susumu Chiba Michael Kopsa 145, 156
Mez2.png Mezu Naoki Makishima Jason Simpson 145, 156
Kocho.png Kocho Yuki Masuda Katie Chapman 149 - 159
Asuka.png Asuka Kaori Shimizu Chantal Strand 149 - 159

Episodic Characters

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episodes
Mistress Centipede.png Mistress Centipede Rei Igarashi Pauline Newstone 1
Villager.png Villager Kazunari Tanaka Trevor Devall 1
Kokichi.png Kokichi Nami Okamoto Cathy Weseluck 2
Unmother.png Unmother Kikuko Inoue Alaina Burnett 6
Amari Nobunaga.png Amari Nobunaga Akira Ishida Brad Swaile 8
Princess Tsuyu.png Princess Tsuyu Ryōka Yuzuki Jillian Michaels 8
Husband of Princesa Tsuyu.png Tsuyu's Husband Hisayoshi Suganuma Andrew Francis 8
Tsukumo.png Tsukumo Fumihiko Tachiki Paul Dobson 8
Hitens Girlfriend.png Vixen Kaoru Morota Jillian Michaels 9
Mask of Flesh.png Mask of Flesh Kazuko Yanaga Cathy Weseluck 11
Mayu.png Mayu Ikeda Ayaka Saito Chantal Strand 12
Satoru.png Satoru Ikeda Yuki Masuda Cathy Weseluck 12
Mayus mother.png Mrs. Ikeda Shinobu Satō Lisa Ann Beley 12
Nazuna.png Nazuna Fumiko Orikasa Tabitha St. Germain 13
Spider-Head Demon.png Spider-Head Demon
(Kumo Gashira)
Mugihito Richard Newman 13
The Hell Painter.png Kotatsu Bin Shimada Terry Klassen 17
Seikai.jpg Seikai Masashi Hirose Ron Halder 22
Sayo2.png Sayo Masayo Kurata Tabitha St. Germain 22
Princess of Palace Attacked by Weasel.png Princess Chiaki Takahashi Saffron Henderson 27
Taromaru.png Taromaru Motoko Kumai Reece Thompson 27
Suekichi.png Suekichi Junko Noda Danny McKinnon 27
Water God (Impostor) 1.png Fake Water God Ryūsuke Ōbayashi Colin Murdock 27
Water God (Impostor) 2.png
Water Goddess.png Water Goddess Masako Katsuki Sylvia Zaradic 27
Mantis Monster.png Mantis Demon Kamakiri Izumi Ōgami Cathy Weseluck 28
Goshinki.png Goshinki Masaharu Satō Michael Kopsa 43
Juromaru & Kageromaru Inuyasha.png Juromaru & Kageromaru Takumi Yamazaki Brian Drummond 46
Satsuki.png Satsuki Yumi Ichihara Caroline Chan 55
Satsukis Brother.png Satsuki's Brother / Lizard Demon Shinichiro Ohta Trevor Devall 55
Lizard Demon.png Andrew Toth
Princess2.png Princess in the Mist Tomoko Ishimura Ellen Kennedy 56
Coyote Demon.png Coyote Demon Takumi Kurebayashi Ward Perry
Serina.png Serina Hiroko Taguchi Anna Cummer 59
Suzuna.png Suzuna Wakana Yamazaki Brittney Wilson 59
Shoga.png Shoga Miyoko Asō Brian Dobson 65
Soten.png Soten Yuko Mizutani Rebecca Shoichet 68
Koryu.png Koryu Ikue Ōtani Tabitha St. Germain 68
Bunser.png Bunza Junko Noda Cathy Weseluck 72
Panther King.jpg Panther King Tadahisa Saizen Scott McNeil 77
Kuranosuke takeda.png Kuranosuke Takeda Mitsuru Miyamoto Ted Cole 78
Hair Demon 1.jpg Hair Monster Tadahisa Saizen Peter New 84-85
Gon.png Gon Motoko Kumai Samuel Vincent 88
Bun.png Bun Yumiko Kobayashi Andrew Toth 88
Ken.png Ken Kaori Shimizu Cathy Weseluck 88
Sarugami.png Sarugami Ritsuo Sawa William Samples 88
Hitomi.png Hitomi Akira Tomisaka Nicole Bouma 90
Koume.jpg Koume Yuri Shiratori Tabitha St. Germain 91
Tesso.png Tesso Issei Futamata Peter New 91
Tesso human form.png
Enju.png Enju Fumiko Orikasa Rebecca Shoichet 92
Kawaramura.png Kawaramaru Seiji Sasaki Ward Perry 92
Weasel Demon2.png Weasel Demon Naoki Tatsuta Scott McNeil 93
Gyouh.png Gyu-Oh Dai Matsumoto Lee Tockar 94-95
Orochidayu.png Orochidayu Daiki Nakamura Colin Murdock 94-95
Gamajiro.jpg Gamajiro Fumihiko Tachiki Ward Perry 94-95
Garamaru.png Garamaru Tomokazu Seki Mark Oliver 100
Koyuki.png Koyuki Yūko Minaguchi Patricia Drake 101
Samurai General O-Yakata.png Samurai General O-Yakata Tarô Arakawa Mark Gibbon 110
Hijishi.png Hijiri Village Elder Ken Yamaguchi Ross Douglas 112
Elder Priest.png Elder Priest Kazuaki Itō Scott McNeil 125
Woman manipulated by Kagura.png Woman Shizumi Futaki Ellen Kennedy 125
Kisuke.png Kisuke Takashi Kondō Clay St. Thomas 129
Chokyukai.png Chokyukai Ritsuo Sawa Peter New 129
Mizuki.png Mizuki Reiko Takagi Jocelyne Loewen 130
Ippo.png Ippo Etsuko Kozakura Michael Coleman 130
Jippo.png Jippo Saori Higashi Rebecca Shoichet 130
Sanpo.png Sanpo Yuki Masuda Cathy Weseluck 130
Gohou.jpg Goho Rie Kugimiya Lalainia Lindbjerg 130
Shihou.jpg Shiho Kaori Shimizu Terry Klassen 130
Paper Demon.png Paper Demon Chafurin Alvin Sanders 136
Priest Shinsen.png Shinsen Hirotake Nagata John Murphy 141
Rengokuki.png Rengokuki Naoki Makishima Andrew Francis 142
Kanta.png Kanta Miki Narahashi Sharon Alexander 143
Hosenkis Son.png Hosenki's Son Shirō Saitō Peter New 144
Shako.jpg Shako Hiroshi Isobe Trevor Devall 147
Zushinezumi.png Zushinezumi Masafumi Kimura Jason Simpson 158
Lord of the Lake.png Nushi Chafurin 161
Shima.png Shima Natsuko Kuwatani Kelly Metzger 161
Shima's father.png Shima's Father Toshihiko Nakajima Trevor Devall 161
Shima's mother.png Shima's Mother Minako Ichiki Teryl Rothery 161
Ungai.jpg Ungai Tetsuo Komura John Novak 162
Ongokuki.jpg Ongokuki Akihiko Ishizumi Ward Perry 162
Gakusanjin.png Gakusanjin Tamio Sobami David Kaye 165
Goryomaru.png Goryomaru Masaki Terasoma Ross Douglas 166

Additional Voices

Animax Dub Hong Kong

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
Inuyasha.png InuYasha Kappei Yamaguchi Darren Pleavin
Inuyasha human.png
Kagome Higurashi.png Kagome Higurashi Satsuki Yukino Andrea Kwan
Miroku3.png Miroku Kōji Tsujitani David Bridges
Sango render by kakuzu.png Sango Hōko Kuwashima Candice Moore
Sango3.png
Shippo.png Shippo Kumiko Watanabe
Antagonists
Naraku.png Naraku Toshiyuki Morikawa Russell Wait
Onigumo.jpg Onigumo Hiroshi Yanaka
Yura Sakasagami.png Yura of the Hair Akiko Yajima Sarah Hauser
Secondary Characters
Kikyo.png Kikyo Noriko Hidaka Andrea Kwan
Sesshomaru.jpg Sesshomaru Ken Narita Russell Wait
Kaede.png Kaede Hisako Kyōda Candice Moore
Kaede young.png Mika Itō
(young)
Myoga.png Myoga Kenichi Ogata Russell Wait
Jaken.png Jaken Yūichi Nagashima David Bridges
Totosai.jpg Totosai Jōji Yanami Rik Thomas
Koga.png Koga Taiki Matsuno Russell Wait

Notes

  • Both of InuYasha's English dub voice actors, Richard Ian Cox and Darren Pleavin, also previously voiced the title character originally voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi in another Rumiko Takahashi work; Ranma ½.
  • Mark Gibbon is mistakenly credited as the voice of Kyokotsu in the Ocean Group dub when in fact Dave Ward voiced the character. The credits were later changed to reflect this for the DVD releases.

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2002-2014 Adult Swim United States United States
2003-2006 YTV Canada Canada

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Viz Media 2004-2007 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 1
NTSC
United States United States
55 Volumes
2004-2009 The Complete Series
7 Volumes
Warner Home Video 2012-2013 The Complete Series
7 Volumes
Madman Entertainment 2016 The Complete Series 2
PAL
Australia Australia
48 Discs*
Viz Media 2020-2021 Bluray fontlogo 3.jpg The Complete Series A
DVB-T
United States United States
6 Volumes

* Including InuYasha: The Final Act

See Also

External Links

  • InuYasha (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
  • InuYasha at the Internet Movie Database
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Series InuYashaInuYasha: The Final ActYashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Films

InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across TimeInuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking GlassInuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable RulerInuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

Characters

InuYashaKagome HigurashiMirokuSangoShippoNarakuKaguraKohakuKanna

External Links
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