Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Inuyasha Season 5|
Director: Yasunao Aoki
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Half-demon Inuyasha, modern-day schoolgirl Kagome and their companions face their deepest fears and worst nightmares as their quest to find the Sacred Jewel shards continues. The deadly Band of Seven, a group of mercenarie... more »
Best Season Yet!
Buttons | Playa Del Rey | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I started watching the earlier episodes of the series when I found out Season 5 was being released. I love this whole series but the early relationship between InuYasha and Kigome is frustrating. I hate the episodes where he chooses Kikyo over Kigome. (Can you tell I'm not a Kikyo fan?) I pretty much fast forward through them. This season is so good. There are many cute moments between Kigome and InuYasha. The episode where he cry's and the episode with the river of fire are among my favorites. The action in this season is also excellent. There are no filler episodes for this season. The gang of seven are the best villains this series has had so far (including Naraku)! If you have made it too 99 keep going because you will be very happy with this one."
This set covers the Band of Seven story arc
Lesley Aeschliman | Enumclaw, WA | 01/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Inuyasha Fifth Season Box Set includes five DVDs, which contain the twenty-seven episodes that make up the fifth season of the anime. The first three discs contain five episodes, the fourth disc contains six episodes, and the fifth disc includes six episodes and the special features.
Disc five contains two special features. The first feature is labeled as, "Inuyasha Special Footage." This piece runs for eleven minutes, and it basically explains who the characters are, as well as some of the concepts that appear in the anime series. Most of the footage seems to concentrate on the second season, although there is one shot from the third season. The piece ends with a lead-in to the fifth season. I would assume this piece was produced to promote the fifth season of Inuyasha, even though it hardly used anything from season three, and completely ignored season four. The only other special feature on the disc is "Textless Ending." This includes the textless versions of both of the ending credits that appear on this box set. The two endings have been put back-to-back as one piece.
This season of Inuyasha advances the story much more than season four did. However, when you watch season five, you discover that one of the episodes of season four is actually very crucial to what happens in season five. This season also sees some major character development for Inuyasha, especially the final two episodes in this DVD box set. The fifth season also introduced the story arc with the Band of Seven. This was a decent story arc, which ultimately leads up to the return of Naraku. However, the final few episodes in the arc felt like they were being stretched out to make the story arc last longer.
If you're a fan of Inuyasha and want to have all the episodes on DVD, then you need to acquire this set."
My favorite season so far!
Bilbo Baggins | Land of Dwarves and Hobbits | 01/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had watched episodes of Inuyasha before but it was the episodes on this box set that made me a fan(well, technically it was the manga volumes with the band of seven but that's just splitting hairs) The band of seven episodes are the first real epic storyline in the series (other than the large over arching goal to find the jewel shards of course) previously storylines were somewhat episodic, a two parter here and a three or sometimes four episode mini epic like when Inuyasha fought Sesshomaru for the first time. But this is a big epic saga of 20+ episodes all neatly tied together with the best villains Inuyasha has crossed blades with (not counting Sesshomaru, he really isn't much of a villain anymore anyway more of a dark counterpart to inuyasha)
Anywho, as I noted the band of seven is pretty cool. I could make the point that they symbolize the seven deadly sins but then I would have to actually name the sins. At any rate each of the band has a unique and distinct personality from the gluttonous Kyokotsu, the malignant Mukotsu and his poison, the split personality of Suikotsu and the mechanical nature of Ginkotsu.
Of course my favorites are the ones that take the longest to kill. Jakotsu, a character so effeminate he makes Sesshomaru look like Chuck Norris, steals almost every scene he is in what with his overly sexual ways of threatening Inuyasha. Probably the funniest stuff i've seen in this season is when Jakotsu asks Kohaku if Inuyasha is handsome. Kohaku, somewhat confused prefers not to opine. Still, though, my favorite has to be Renkotsu. Every time he is on screen he is working some angle to seize power and usurp Bankotsu. His tricks and traps are many throughout the season. I like him because he uses his brains(as well as some fancy by medievel standards technology) to kill his opponents. Smart villains are always so much funner than dumb ones.
Bankotsu the leader is a cool dude but over he seems too similar to one of the thunder brothers in season one. Of course, you cant look down on a guy with a sword even bigger than Inuyasha's and especially not after the two duke it out in one of the best fight's in the series.
Anyway, I enjoyed this season very much. How much? I actually plunked down the ridiculous amount of money Amazon is asking for this thing instead of waiting for it to go on sale. I picked up season 4 and 6 at Wal wart for 35 and 30 bucks respectvally. But I just couldn't wait. I'm an Inuyasha lovin' fool."
The plot thickens... great story!
T. R. Quintana Alvarado | Mexicali, Mexico | 09/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, this season is dedicated almost entirely to the respawned "band of seven", with some other chapter not much related. As always, top-notch quality, image and sound crisp and clear, clear voices, proper subtitle size and color, and a nice "digi-pack" art decorated box. Also the front picture is the first one to actually give an hint to the season's main plot with Bankotsu's image, then again the other seasons didn't have one except short stories, searching for the shikon shards and fighting Naraku (nothig wrong with that). Viz is taking forever to reach the final chapters with these season boxes, many people may not whant to wait and just buy the individual volumes that are already for sale, wich is more expensive. We would have to wait some more to get the rest of the series, there are still 41 episodes to go, so next season box is going to be a bit large or very small if they are going to split it in seasons 6 and 7."