InuYasha > Other Rumiko Works

I’ve read/watched most of the other works by Rumiko Takahashi, and by most, I mean two. Perhaps it’s a bit early for this post, but it’s my site, and I’ll do with it as I please.

For those of you who don’t know, InuYasha happens to be my favorite anime/manga (except for Gantz, which rules over all with an iron fist). Let’s look at the facts:

Ranma 1/2

Steadily but surly lost my intrest.

A very famous manga indeed, Ranma 1/2 is about a boy named Ranma who fell in to a cursed spring, and now turns into a girl whenever he is doused in cold water. Hot water has the reverse effect. Ranma has apparently been betrothed by his father to a few girls, the main of these being Akane, a tom-boyish girl at a dojo.

Instead of the manga I watched the show. At first, I was barreling through it at 1000 miles an hour, but when I got to about episode 80-something, I realized that this show’s repetitiveness was really starting to get to me, and I now watch about 1 episode every 3 months. I refuse to drop it though, because I’m so close to the end.

Ususei Yatsura

Steadily but surly lost my intrest.

This anime is about a perverted kid named Ataru, who goes after anything that has breasts and a vagina. His girlfriend somehow puts up with it though, until one day when Aliens decide that, unless Ataru can win a game of tag, they will take over the Earth. Ataru’s tag-mate? A hot alien named Lum. Ataru wins, and a mistake caused Lum to think that Ataru proposed to her, which she accepted. So now a bunch of aliens are running all over and crazy shit starts happening blah blah blah.

I decided to read this manga instead of watching the anime, and I got pretty far (chapter 122) before it’s repetitiveness started to crush me. Honestly, it’s so boring.

InuYasha

Steadily but surly gained and ensared my intrest.

Not only did I watch the anime, but I also read the manga. Neither got boring, as I breezed through the entire manga in about a week, during school with a shitty computer. Yea, I read it on One Manga….wish I bought them instead :/.

As for the series, it contained a lot of fillers, but they didn’t bother me, as I even liked fillers (and I watched the anime before reading the manga, so sometimes I didn’t know what was what). Honestly, InuYasha was one of the first anime that I watched, way back when, and until this day, it’s still one of my favorites. Unlike the other previously stated two, it had a continuous plot. I mean, sure it was drawn out for a really really really long time, but it was still continuous, and if you ask me, I wish it was drawn out even longer.

I still am holding out hope that InuYasha pulls a FMA and decides to continue the anime now that the manga is finished, but not much. I mean, the seiyu did do that one episode special (InuYasha: Kuroi Tessaiga) at the “It’s a Rumic World” convention, but I have yet to hear nor see any information regarding that. I want to at least see that damn episode! It’s been a whole year and still no DVD? Not even a streaming? Maybe they’re waiting to put it out along with an announcement for a new season in December this year? (Highly highly doubt it). I mean, the seiyu and production company put all this money into this one episode, you’d think they try and get some dough for it, you know? Either way, I really want to see this damn episode, but it looks like that’s impossible.

Similarities

Well, all of these shows had pretty large and diverse casts, but all of them included several similar characters:

Lecher: Miroku, Ataru, Happosai

Annoying Stupid Character: Shippo, Ten, Happosai (These could be the three stupidest characters ever)

Side Girl With Strong Personality: Sango, Ukyo, Benten

Main Girl Who Has Feelings: Kagome, Shinobu, Akane

Let me sum up this Post:

Ranma 1/2 = Repetitive and boring

Urusei Yatsura = Repetitive and boring

InuYasha = Continuous plot and awesome

See a trend? Make more InuYasha now. End.

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10 thoughts on “InuYasha > Other Rumiko Works

  1. The anime version of Ranma is horrible but the manga version is far far far and away better than all her other works. Inuyasha sucks by the way.

    • While I may not agree with what you say I’ll defend to your death your right to say it.

      If I could actually find the manga version anywhere than I would check it out instead. I wanna read that one about the mermaid where if you eat her flesh it brings good luck.

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  3. i kind of matched your feat speed reading the manga School Rumble; i couldn`t stand that they left out the ‘san-gakki’ final season with a mere 2 episodes… so i decided to read the whole manga, and the part i was missing was awesome.

    i didn’t know inuyasha was your favorite anime. I put it on the same bag as Naruto and Bleach (and maybe pokemon and one piece to some extent). Battle oriented anime which are pretty long (about enless).

    Inuyasha is special to me becoz of the fact i watched it along some other supreme animes in my 10 to 16 yo awesome childhood (that’s 13 to 7 years ago), perfectly dubbed on TV, (cartoon network, locomotion, even fox kids).

    but one thing i do remember is that it DID started to bore me. They did the same they did to naruto: entire seasons of non-advancing the plot-line with fillers. And they put a little too much focus on inu+kagome relationship but in a ‘teasing mode’ and droped the focus on combat. in that scenario i was just hoping for a conclusion to the whole series before i came to hate it. Then they aired episode 160 (they didn’t even bottered to air 167) and left me hanging (clifhanger), even when a friend of mine informed me that there where doing a new season, i didnt see it. i didnt react.

    but is not all negative, the first 3 quarter of so are awesome, im curently re watching the anime on streaming to remeber old times, im at cap 30 and plan to go up to 44 but who knows… it possible i end up watching it all up to 167 as that whould fill any missed episode from the TV.

    as a useless side note, my favorite anime of all-times is Evangelion. i cant even think of anything would ever be able to move it out that spot.

    • Watch the new season of InuYasha. Fast-paced with not one single filler. It was outstanding. I LOVED the dub version of InuYasha, and I HATE dubs usually, but some of the earlier anime had good ones (Yu Yu Hakusho comes to mind, and I also liked Ghost in the Shell as a dub, because reading all that crazy talk confused the shit out of me).

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