Kagome seems like an ordinary high school girl...until she's transported to medieval Japan and discovers that her destiny links her to the powerful Jewel of Four Souls nad to a half-man, half-dog-demon named Inuyasha!
When Inuyasha and his friends come upon a village being tormented by a group of monkeys wreaking havoc in the fields, the villagers mistake him for a Dog God that can rid them of the nuisance. Inuyasha reluctantly agrees to help, but he soon discovers that the monkeys are actually a trio of sprites searching for their missing Monkey God. Placed under their spell, Inuyasha faces a bigger challenge than he bargained for...
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.
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.