Relive the adventures of InuYasha in the comforts of home as anime streaming platform Funimation announced they will now stream the first 54 episodes of the anime series as well its four anime films namely: Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time, Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, and Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island.
The anime and the movies will be available in Funimation on September 29. There is still no word yet to when the rest of the anime episodes will be released.
Its spinoff anime series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will premiered in Japan on October 3. The anime will also be streaming on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu on the same day as its premiere.
The anime series is based from the popular manga series of the same name created by Rumiko Takahashi. The anime series has a total of 167 episodes, 4 anime films, and a 30-minute short. The manga was compiled into 56 volumes in North America by VIZ Media.
Based on the Shogakukan award-winning manga of the same name, InuYasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old girl whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into a cursed well on the grounds of her family's Shinto shrine. Instead of hitting the bottom of the well, Kagome ends up 500 years in the past during Japan's violent Sengoku period with the demon's true target, a wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel, reborn inside of her.
After a battle with a revived demon accidentally causes the sacred jewel to shatter, Kagome enlists the help of a young hybrid dog-demon/human named Inuyasha to help her collect the shards and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Joining Kagome and Inuyasha on their quest are the orphan fox-demon Shippo, the intelligent monk Miroku, and the lethal demon slayer Sango. Together, they must set aside their differences and work together to find the power granting shards spread across feudal Japan and deal with the threats that arise.
The anime won the “Property of the Year” award in ICv2’s Anime Awards for both 2004 and 2005, and received third place in Animage’s Anime Grand Prix “Best Anime” category in 2003.
About Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
Inu-Yasha has mastered the ultimate attack of the Tetsusaiga and continues his battle for the Shikon Jewel shards with Kagome, Shippo, Sango, and Miroku. Unfortunately, a freak occurance with a jewel shard has brought to life an incarnation of a demonic enemy sealed by Inu-Yashas' father. Inu-Yasha must surpass his father and destroy this demon or every soul in Japan will be consumed.
About Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
Inuyasha and company have finally destroyed Naraku. And each start to go in their separate ways. Sango going to find her younger brother Kohaku; Miroku back to his old home; Inuyasha, Kagome and Shippou go to gather the rest of the Shikon shards. Unfortunately this peace is not to last. Shortly afterwards the full moon rises, and just keeps rising each night bringing with it the promise of danger. Kagura and Kanna go in search of a mirror, where locked inside is the ruler of the eternal night, Kaguya. To set her free they must gather five items and drop them into the five lakes of Fuji. Setting her free means the worst danger for Inuyasha and the others. Who are forced to face this new threat.
About InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
Izayoi and Inu no Taishou, Inuyasha's parents, are having problems with a human named Setsuna no Takemaru. Sou'unga a magical sword that has been sealed away for 700 years is found. Now everyone is after the sword and its powers but it seems the sword has something else in mind.
About Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island
The mysterious island of Houraijima has reappeared after 50 years, and with its reappearance has brought the attack of four gods, the Shitoushin, who have their eyes set on the powers that protect and sustain the island. Now it's up to Inuyasha and his friends, along with Sesshoumaru, to find a way to defeat the powerful Shitoushin.
Source: ANN (with synopsis by MAL)