Inuyasha was, is and probably always will be huge amongst well-versed anime fans. Manga master Rumiko Takahashi (probably one of the most recognised names in Manga today) graced us with this lengthy tale of period-crossing, demon-busting and relationship building way back in 1996 already, only ending in 2008 after completing 56 volumes of her epic tome. In 2000 Sunrise brought the tale revolving around the Shikon no Tama to our screens for a run that would last 4 years and cover 167 episodes, with 4 feature films tossed in for good measure.
And now it’s back.
Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that an Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen (Inuyasha Final Chapter) television adaptation of volumes 36 to 56 (the final 21 compiled book volvumes) of Rumiko Takahashi’s manga has been green-lit. The anime will broadcast on Japan’s YTV this fall and will see the original staff and cast will reunite for this all new anime adaptation.
I for one can’t wait. This is probably the only anime series that I ever found interesting enough to follow through for its entire 100+ episode run, having ditched other more recent long running series like Naruto and Bleach ages ago.
So here’s to more action and adventure, Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango and Miroku style! :)
Related link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-16/inuyasha-final-chapter-gets-tv-anime-green-lit