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Alternative Title(s): Sengoku Otogizoushi InuYasha
Genres: adventure, historical, romance, supernatural
Themes: Sengoku Era
Vintage: November 13, 1996 to June 18, 2008
The series' plot follows junior middle school girl Kagome Higurashi who lives on the grounds of her family's hereditary Shinto shrine. When she goes into the well house to retrieve her cat, a centipede demon bursts out of the enshrined Bone Eater's Well and pulls her through it. As she leaves the well, Kagome appears in the the Sengoku period of Japan. During the demon's previous attack, a magical jewel known as the Sacred Jewel of Four Souls was embodied from Kagome. She then becomes the target from the centipede demon tries to consume it and kill Kagome. In desesperation, Kagome unseals the the half-demon InuYasha who was placed on a tree fifty years ago by Kagome's ancestor Kikyo, the young miko of the village in charge of the sacred jewel. Although InuYasha destroys the centipede, the Sacred Jewel later is shattered into numerous shards that disperse across Japan. Even the individual shards are capable of granting great power, and are eagerly sought by humans and demons alike. Kagome and InuYasha set out to collect the shards to avoid disasters caused by Sacred Jewel of Four Souls.