The Inu-yasha Experience: Fiction, Fantasy And Facts

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  • Copyright: 2004-12-01
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The tale of InuYasha, a mystical half-demon, and Kagome, a schoolgirl transported back in time from present-day Tokyo, is one of anime's biggest hits. Set in Japan's ancient Era of Warring States, when demons and magic ruled, InuYasha is the story of a quest to find the shards of the broken Shikon jewel, and by doing so bring peace to the land and love to the protagonist and his modern-day princess. 192 pages packed with secrets, subplots, character traits, hidden meanings, behind-the-scenes gossip and little-known facts, The InuYasha Experience opens up a whole new world that anime fans never knew existed. Find out who did what when and why in one of the most popular anime ever released on either side of the Pacific! The Inuyasha Experience is the fifth title in the popular Mysteries and Secrets Revealed! series, all-new anime guides compiled in Tokyo by hard-core fans of Japan's best-loved anime. Other titles in the series include Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Lupin III, and YuYu Hakusho. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Overviewp. 7
Rumiko Takahashi and her worldp. 9
InuYasha - Demi-Demon & Anime Star
What's all this about demons, ghosts and spirits?p. 15
If InuYasha is a demi-demon then why does he take the side of humans?p. 18
What kind of demon was InuYasha's father?p. 19
What kind of person was InuYasha's mother?p. 21
What are InuYasha's killer fighting techniques?p. 23
Is it true that InuYasha has a heightened sense of smell?p. 24
Does InuYasha have any weaknesses?p. 25
Why do InuYasha's eyes sometimes turn red?p. 27
What kind of weapon is Tessaiga?p. 29
Kagome or Kikyo - who does InuYasha really love?p. 33
Is the flea Myogajii really InuYasha's bodyguard?p. 35
Kagome - Schoolgirl & Demon Fighter
What kind of place is Higurashi Shrine where Kagome lives?p. 39
Just how was Kagome capable of going back to the Era of Warring States?p. 41
Just what is the Shikon jewel, and why is it so important?p. 43
Why is it that only Kagome can see each individual fragment of the jewel?p. 46
When was the Shikon jewel created?p. 47
What kind of arrow is the hama no ya unleashed by Kagome?p. 49
What other special skills does Kagome possess?p. 51
Kagome seems to spend all her time going back and forth between the two periods. Does she still make it to school every day?p. 53
Is the love between Kagome and InuYasha ever fulfilled?p. 55
Miroku - Buddhist Monk & Ladies Man
What does Miroku do as a Buddhist monk?p. 59
How does Miroku end up with the hole in his right hand?p. 61
What is the power of the hole in Miroku's right hand?p. 63
What is the hama no fuda that Miroku occasionally uses?p. 65
What is the cane that Miroku carries with him?p. 67
What is it with Miroku and the opposite sex?p. 69
Who is Mushin, who raised Miroku?p. 71
Is Miroku as bad a monk as some people make out?p. 73
What is the demon tanuki that is often with Miroku?p. 74
Kikyo - Priestess & Significant Other
How is it that Kikyo came to control the Shikon jewel?p. 77
What is the plot that Naraku weaves around Kikyo?p. 79
Why is Kikyo brought back to life?p. 81
Why does Kikyo's character change irrecoverably after she is brought back to life?p. 83
What is Kikyo's purpose in lingering on in the Era of Warring States?p. 85
Sesshomaru - Half-Brother & Cool Killer
If Sesshomaru's so tough, why is he obsessed with Tessaiga?p. 89
Just how tough is Sesshomaru then?p. 91
What kind of sword is Tenseiga?p. 93
Sesshomaru once saved a girl called Rin. Why would a cruel guy like that do such a thing?p. 95
What kind of sword is Tokijin that Sesshomaru had Totosai's one-time assistant Kaijinbo forge for him?p. 97
What kind of demon is Sesshomaru's sidekick, Jaken?p. 98
Naraku - Evil Incarnate & Super Demon
How did the evil Naraku come to exist?p. 101
Is it true that InuYasha and Kikyo end up hating each other because of Naraku?p. 103
Is Naraku in fact Kagewaki Hitomi?p. 105
What's the story behind the fur and mask that Naraku wears?p. 106
What is the spider-shaped scar on Naraku's back?p. 107
Why is Naraku continually looking for demons to combine with?p. 109
What kinds of destructive techniques does Naraku possess?p. 111
What kinds of demons has Naraku managed to produce?p. 113
What are the Saimyosho demons?p. 114
Other InuYasha Inhabitants
How does Tsubaki differ from other priestesses such as Kikyo?p. 117
Is the shikigami a demon?p. 119
Why can Koga run so fast?p. 121
What is it between Kagome and Koga?p. 123
Why has Kaede never married?p. 125
What are Kaede's powers as a miko?p. 127
Does the undemon-like Totosai have any real demon capabilities?p. 129
The Demons of InuYashap. 131
Glossaryp. 160
Keyword Indexp. 185
InuYasha Profiles
InuYashap. 14
Kagome Higuraship. 38
Mirokup. 58
Kikyop. 76
Sesshomarup. 88
Narakup. 100
Black Priestess Tsubakip. 116
Kogap. 120
Kaedep. 124
Totosaip. 128
InuYasha Files
The Era of Warring Statesp. 20
If "inu" means "dog" then what is a "yasha"?p. 32
The secret behind the name "Kagome"p. 42
So what of Miroku hoshi?p. 62
Kikyo, Kaede, Sango...secrets, secrets, secretsp. 86
InuYasha Goods
InuYasha Bannerp. 28
InuYasha Postcard Setp. 36
InuYasha Cell Phone Coverp. 52
InuYasha Pencilsp. 68
InuYasha Pencil Capsp. 72
InuYasha Teacupp. 104
InuYasha Key Chainp. 110
InuYasha Note Padp. 122
InuYasha Writing Boardp. 126
InuYasha Hand Towelp. 157
InuYasha Chocolates and Cookiesp. 158
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