This hybrid anime fairy tale follows the plight of Kagome, a modern high school girl transported back in time to feudal Japan. There, she discovers she's the reincarnation of a deceased priestess and must prevent the antihero Inuyasha from taking the Shikon Jewel. These should-be rivals end up on the same team, but the question is, once the sacred Jewel is found, will true love overcome Inuyasha's penchant for evil?
Uuuuuuggghhh. I spent a month watching this series back in late 2004, and even when I was 17 years-old, I wondered to myself why this anime got so much praise. Any anime that goes on for hundreds and hundreds of episodes while giving no closure in the end is an extremely poor one. It also doesn't help that so many of the episodes that I watched were so uninteresting and even some didn't have much pertaining to the main storyline (from what I remembered). … more