Japanese name: Inuyasha Inuyasha TV Series image
Japanese name: 犬夜叉
English name: Inuyasha
Dates: October 16, 2000-September 13, 2004
August 31, 2002- (United States)
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 167
Animation Studio: Sunrise, Kyoko Animation
Production Company: Sunrise, Yomiuri Television
Broadcaster: Yomiuri Television (YTV), Nippon Television (NTV)
Cartoon Network (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Creator(s): Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
Series Director: Masashi Ikeda (1-44), Yasunao Aoki (45-167)
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Michihiko Suwa, Hideyuki Tomioka
Planning: Katsuyuki Sumisawa (series composition), Michihiko Suwa, Masuo Ueda
Writer(s): Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Art Design: Miyuki Sato (color)
Character Designer(s): Yoshihito Hishinuma
Animator(s): Atsuo Tobe (director), Atsushi Shigeta (director), Hideki Araki (director), Hiroaki Noguchi (director), Hiroshi Takeuchi (director), Kazuo Takigawa (director), Keiji Tani (director), Rie Nakajima (director), Shinichi Sakuma (director), Shoko Ikeda (director), Taka Sato (director), Takehiro Nakayama (director), Teiichi Takiguchi (director), Yoshihito Hishinuma (director)
Music: Kaoru Wada
Sound: Yota Tsuruoka
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kappei Yamaguchi (Inuyasha), Satsuki Yukino (Kagome), Kumiko Watanabe (Shippo), Kouji Tsujitani (Miroku), Houko Kawashima (Sango), Noriko Hidaka (Kikyo), Ken Narita (Sesshoumaru), Yuuichi Nagashima (Jaken), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Naraku)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, romance, fantasy, time travel, horror, demons, historical (Japan, sixteenth century)
Home Video
Japan: DVD (AVBA 14149, 14156, 14174, 14187, 14212, 14229, 14241, 14256, 14275, 14300, 14314, 14347, 14366, 14379, 14400, 14427, partial)
United States: DVD (Viz, DIY 01-39, partial)
Note(s): This series has had four theatrical movies associated with it.

This series is continued by Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen series (2009).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Inuyasha go to the Chronology of Animation.There have been four feature movies based on this series.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: October 31, 2009
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