Kagome Higurashi, an average ninth grader, gets pulled into an ancient well by a demon, bringing her 500 years in the past to the feudal era. There, she meets Inuyasha, a half-demon who seeks the Shikon Jewel to make himse... more »lf a full-fledged demon. With Inuyasha and new friends, Kagome's search for the Jewel of Four Souls begins...« less
Excellent packaging, excellent story, could use extras
Edward Swing | Laurel, MD USA | 09/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Other reviewers have raved about this DVD series. It is a great series, full of action, comedy, and romance. It is good for anyone (though a bit violent for younger viewers).
The packaging is great too. Viz finally figured out that a boxed set shouldn't take up too much space. Anyone who has the Ranma DVD sets knows they take up a LOT of shelf space, to say nothing for the people who couldn't wait and purchased the 3-episode-per-disc Inu Yasha DVDs. This packaging is more compact, and really aimed at the people who are serious about anime. Thanks for the trend to reduce boxed set sizes!
The 5 discs have no extras except for the last disc, which has textless opening/closings and a character relationship chart. There is obvious room for extras on DVDs 1-4 since DVD 5 has 6 episodes PLUS the extras. Hopefully Viz will use the space when they get around to releasing Season 2 as a boxed set."
GREAT ANIME!! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!
Serenity | Ohio | 06/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all for those writing negative reviwes shame on you!! This is a review on the ENTIRE season not on a few episodes you watched!! You cant get a good perspective that way....please readers...pay those bias remarks no mind and take head of a real review like the one in the spotlight and my own.
This season is awesome!! At first i was unsure of Inu Yasha having only seen a few episodes and not sure what it was about but then having gotten more experiance with it and seeing more episodes i fell in love and got this boxset of the first season. It is a wonderful series filled with what all amimes should have...action, comedy, romance, and great edge of your seat battels!! No one battels as fine as inu yasha and no characters are more deep than what you find in this series. Each character posses a flaw that contributes to the series and their character making it a fantastic anime.
If you are a fan of the works of Rumiko Takehashi then you are sure to fall in love. Inu Yasha i s a series you cannot go wrong with! I have watched A LOT of anime and Inu Yasha is definatly a favorite of mine.
What is alos great about this set that it comes in the original japanese with the english subtitles which are very accurate in their translation. VIZ is def. a well renowed translator and ditributor of goood anime. You can def. trust thier translations. If you dont like japanese then you can watch it in good ol' english and laugh away as Inu Yasha tries to clobber shippo or tries to understand Kagome. There are no too many special features but you can watch the beginning and ending with out the text which is pretty cool and you get a cast and relationship chart.
This season is great!! Do not listen to those bias twits! They havent seen enough to truly love the series! Before the the ones on this page this box set had a perfect review with 5 stars! Read more reviews if you still need convincing...buut believe me....Inu Yasha is good....no doubt about it."
Inu-Yasha Season 1 DVD Box Set OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Matthew Snyder | Temecula, California | 08/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes finally InuYasha Season 1 comes out. I've been a big fan of InuYasha ever since I watched a episode on [adultswim] I feel in love with the series its cutting edge humor the lecurious pimpin monk Miruku. Good awsome villian awsome heros and checks good action basically anything a die hard Anime-Manga fan can ask for. I cannot wait until I get my copy of Season 1 I pre-ordered it I think u InuYasha fans should do the same thing. The DVD Box Set contains 5 discs containing all 27 episodes from the first season I can't until they anounce the realese date for Season 2. Anyways this is a must have!!!!"
An excellent start to any Inuyasha fan's collection
Dylan | Pennsylvania, United States | 07/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The season 1 DVD box set of Inuyasha contains the first 27 episodes of the show. These episodes can be viewed in either English or Japanese. Subtitles are only in English. This boxset is in my opinion a great start for any fan of Inuyasha who wants to collect the episodes.
Specifically, this box set focuses mainly on introducing the main characters of the show. The journey begins! This boxset is nice because it's MUCH cheaper than if you were to buy the episodes seperately. The extras are lacking, but I never really minded because I only bought this for the episodes themselves. Inuyasha is my second favorite anime. The story is very interesting as are the characters. I recommend this box set to any fan of Inuyasha."
This is VIZ Media's fault...
Alejandro Charcape | Bronx, NY USA | 03/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Inuyasha Season 1 Box Set has to be reviewed in two parts:
- About the content (the Inuyasha series), I had watched it before buying this box set. I can say that these first 27 episodes are only a set-up for the story. They introduce Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi in the first episode, Shippo in the ninth, Miroku in the sixteenth, and Sango in the 24th. Kikyo appears in the first episode, then she comes back to life in the fifteenth. Naraku appears in the eighteenth, and Sesshomaru in the fifth. Also, it sets the beginning of the romantic relationship between Kagome and Inuyasha in episode 13. All these points, among others, create the main plot of Inuyasha TV series. It is worthy to mention that Rumiko Takahashi's unique comedy and romantic style is easily identified in this series, which makes Inuyasha a world-class anime. So far, the most interesting parts in this season are the relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome, the intromision of Kikyo in the story and the Inuyasha's seeking vengeance against Naraku.
- About the product (the box itself), I expected a better box. It is made of simple carton: it is like the cover of a notebook, whereas ADV Films and Funimation make theirs of thick carton, like cases for store products. Consequently, I need to be much more careful with this box in order not to damage it. In addition, VIZ Media sells Inuyasha in volumes of 3 episodes each, which is considerably expensive. I bought this box so I can save money, but compared to other anime companies, VIZ Media does not offer a high-quality product. The discs are not well used, as VIZ Media could have included more extras in the first discs while the last one does -this was mentioned before in another review.
Inuyasha is one of my top favorite anime series because of the plot which is set in this season. However, the reason I give this product 4 stars is due to VIZ Media. This company is not really the best one you can find in the market."