Author and artist Rumiko Takahashi, the world's most popular and prolific female manga creator, has a large, devoted international fan base. Over 100 million copies of her work, such as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2 and Mermaid Saga--all available from VIZ Media--have been sold worldwide. Takahashi's works have been the basis for four long-running animated series and over eight animated movies.
• The manga inspiration for the popular anime series!
• An ongoing manga series in Japan—over 48 manga volumes and 30 Ani-Manga™ volumes released to date
• Over 2.6 million graphic novels in print in the U.S.
• Over 1.6 million graphic novels have sold through in the U.S. to date.
• Art book and Manga Profiles book also available from VIZ Media
• Anime currently airs on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and YTV in Canada
• Anime named Property of the Year by ICv2 for two years in a row (2004, 2005)
• Anime available on DVD from VIZ Media—over 2 million copies sold on DVD to date
• Cross-category success in North America: accessories, action figures, apparel, calendars, home video, mobile phone games, posters, publishing, trading card games, video games, and more!
Kagome is a modern Japanese high school girl. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world view dramatically changes when, one day, she's pulled out of her own time and into another! There, in Japan's ancient past, Kagome discovers more than a few of those dusty old legends are true, and that her destiny is linked to one legendary creature in particular--the dog-like half-demon called Inuyasha! That same trick of fate also ties them both to the Shikon Jewel, or "Jewel of Four Souls." But demons beware...the smallest shard of the Shikon Jewel can give the user unimaginable power.
Naraku has disappeared, and Kagome and Inuyasha, tired of battling demons and searching for Shikon Jewel shards, are getting some much-needed R&R in Kagome's time. Meanwhile, back in the Feudal Era, Koga searches for traces of the missing Naraku, only to encounter the female Wolf-Demon, Ayame. When she claims that Koga promised to marry her, Koga doesn't know what to do...nor does he even remember making such a promise!