Higurashi Kagome is a slighly average 15 year old girl. She lives at the Higurashi shrine with her family. While wondering around the old well of the shrine, she accidently falls in it and comes out in feudal Japan. Turns out she is the reincarnation of a famous priestess: Kikyo. Not only that, but inside her is the powerfull Shikkon Jewel. One the jewel exits her body after being attacked by monsters seeking it, she has no choice but the release Kykyo's old foe: Inuyasha. But while Inuyasha is rude, brash and very impulsive, he hardly seems evil. At least not evil enough to seal off in the first place. What happened between Inuyasha and Kikyo? And what will happen now? By accident the Shikkon Jewel is shattered into hundreds of pieces, each dangerous on its own. Kagome and Inuysaha have to travel together and find all the shards while uncovering the plot that got Kikyo killed and Inuyasha sealed.
Oh man, nostalgia central. One of my first long running anime. I love it to pieces, but I can admit it has some serious problems, mostly in charatcer growth and pacing. But I sill adore it. The animation is pretty damn good, the charatcers memorable and the fight exciting. Naraku is one of the biggest pieces of shit in anime histroy, while Sesshomaru is one of the coolest anti-heros ever put to film. I hope you enjoy this as mush as I do. Don't forget to also watch the 4 movies and the final season (get Rizel). Also, since this is a huge show, let me know if you find any errors.
**Series rating: 9/10**
**Opening & Preview (Middle-click the image to open video in new tab. Contains subtitles)**
**Since this release is a bit unusual, I added this FAQ.**
Q: What the hell is up with the size? 154GB? Why is it this big?
A: Because the show is very grainy, had a good ammount of action and at least half the action happens at night. Any less and I beleive the quality would have suffered. You can't tell me this doesn't look good.
Q: OK, but why only the first 98 episodes are 1.5GB each? What about the quality of the rest of the episodes?
A: Well, the things is the first 98 episodes look much better. I think they were produced on film. Starting with episode 99 I think they went digital. There's no more grain, and the colors are a bit washed out. Obviously, that compresses far better. Basically, blame Sunrise.
Q: This show is 4:3. Why the hell didn't you crop it? Why did you leave the black bars?
A: Two reasons. First off, it doesn't matter to the player. Unless you are using a 4:3 monitor the player will add black bars by itself. But more importantly, cropping the video loses me 1 pixel of animation on each side. That might not sound like much to you, but to me it is unacceptable.
Q: I'm looking at the episode titles I see some things I don't recognize. What the hell is the "Exploding Dragon Wave"?
A: I hated the way the English subs named some the techniques, but I also don't want to leave them in Japanese. So I changed them:
- Soul-shattering Iron Claws -> Iron Claws (too long)
- Blades of Blood -> Blades of Blood (this one fit)
- Tetsusaiga -> Tessaiga
- Backlash Wave -> Exploding Dragon Wave (How the fuck would Inuyasha even know what backlash is?)
- Adamant Barrage -> Adamant Barrage (I was going to change this to Diamond Spear Blast, but they didn't know what diamonds were in feudal Japan)
Q: Why the hell doesn't the first OP have the song?
A: Licesing issues. And it's not just the 1st OP. The 5th OP and the 8th ending, as well as one insert song are missing. Why? Because Johhny's are pieces of shit that nobody outside of Japan wants to deal with. Well, Japan doesn't either, but they have no choice. Don't worry though. All the OP and ED are in the Extras folder, clean versions.
Q: What is the OVA you have here? I've never heard of that one.
A: The OVA is actually an extended cut of episode 15 of the final act anime. It's about 2 minutes longer then the actual episode so I thought I should include it.
Q: What's the source of this anyway?
A: Spanish blurays. Subs are from the US DVD version, ripped from the RUELL-Next DVD release. The US will have its own BD starting in July 2020. I don't think the video quality will be any better, but I'm hoping they redo the subtitles. The ones from the DVDs aren't great. They're decent, but not great.
Question: Favorite opening? Mine's the 4th. I have as my alarm.
**PS: Yeah, seeding this will take a while. Don't forget I turn my PC off for 8 hours a day.**