The BEST Episodes of InuYasha

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2020

Network: NTV (JP)

Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and posseses the "Jewel of Four Souls" The Shikon Jewel. One ill-fated day, Kagome locates an ancient well near her home and is abruptly transported through the well and into a feudal Japan, inhabited by demons. There, she encounters Inuyasha, son of a powerful demon father and a human mother, who is pinned to a tree by an enchanted arrow.

Toward Tomorrow

#1 - Toward Tomorrow

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 29, 2010

When the last person to obtain the Shikon Jewel makes the one correct wish, the jewel will be purified and disappear entirely from this world. The long journey of Inuyasha and his companions comes to end and thus concludes this Feudal Fairy Tale.

star 9.63
43 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Magatsuhi's Evil Will

#2 - Magatsuhi's Evil Will

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 25, 2010

When Inuyasha and his companions return to Kaede's village to tell her of Kikyo's death, he and Kaede try to find out what is sealing off Kagome's powers.

star 8.79
38 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Naraku's Uncertain Wish

#3 - Naraku's Uncertain Wish

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 15, 2010

Naraku has been living as a demon despite having a human heart. While fighting him, Kagome asks about his true wish.

star 8.76
38 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Naraku's Heart

#4 - Naraku's Heart

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2009

Hakudoshi is scheming to take Naraku's place. He steals Kagome's Shikon Jewel shards and entices Kagura to betray Naraku.

star 8.69
29 votes
Directors: Shinya Watada
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Kagura's Wind

#5 - Kagura's Wind

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2009

Upon healing her wounds inflicted by Naraku, using Midoriko's soul, Kikyo runs into Inuyasha again and reveals the secret to destroying Naraku.

star 8.65
23 votes
Directors: Satoshi Toba
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
A Complete Meido

#6 - A Complete Meido

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 26, 2009

Shishinki, the Ogre of Death, appears before Sesshomaru, telling him that Inuyasha and Sesshomaru's father stole his Meido Zangetsuha in a battle.

star 8.64
11 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Tetsusaiga Breaks

#7 - Tetsusaiga Breaks

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 10, 2001

Inuyasha, though still recovering from his serious wounds, fights Goshinki, a demon who is eating an entire village.

star 8.60
40 votes
Two Hearts, One Mind

#8 - Two Hearts, One Mind

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 6, 2001

Kagome has returned home from the Feudal Era after an argument with Inuyasha. While waiting for Inuyasha to apologize, she spends time with her friends and Hojo approaches her, once again. Meanwhile, Inuyasha gets some advice from Kaede on the situation.

star 8.57
42 votes
Miroku's Past Mistake

#9 - Miroku's Past Mistake

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Aug 2, 2004

Miroku is confronted by an old flame from his past, to Sango's chagrin.

star 8.55
20 votes
The Great Holy Demon Spirit’s Test

#10 - The Great Holy Demon Spirit’s Test

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 31, 2009

The Tetsusaiga has attained the power of the dragon scales. In order to be able to quickly use the demonic power well, Inuyasha has no choice but to go through training.

star 8.52
21 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
The Mausoleum of Mount Azusa

#11 - The Mausoleum of Mount Azusa

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2009

Kikyo has been contaminated by Naraku's spider web. In order to save her, Inuyasha and Kagome need the bowstring kept in Mount Azusa's mausoleum.

star 8.50
18 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Meido Zangetsuha

#12 - Meido Zangetsuha

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 17, 2009

It is the day of the annual Fox Demon Exam at the Demon Inn. Miroku and his friends get stuck taking the tests. Shippo hopes to be promoted in rank for playfully getting revenge on Inuyasha.

star 8.48
21 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
The Lucky but Two-Timing Scoundrel!

#13 - The Lucky but Two-Timing Scoundrel!

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 26, 2004

Kagome returns home to get some rest without telling Inuyasha. Angrily he follows her and breaks her bike. Despite spending the day trying to fix it, Kagome is still furious and tells her friends he is cheating on her. Her friends then ask to meet him. How will this end for Kagome and Inuyasha?

star 8.47
17 votes
The Ultimate Key to Defeating Naraku

#14 - The Ultimate Key to Defeating Naraku

Season 6 - Episode 27 - Aired Sep 6, 2004

Naraku confronts Kikyo, while Hakudoshi creates a new monstrosity for Inuyasha and friends to deal with.

star 8.47
17 votes
Secret of the Jewel of Four Souls Revealed

#15 - Secret of the Jewel of Four Souls Revealed

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired May 14, 2001

Sango shows the group where the Shikon no Tama was created, thus revealing the story of its origin.

star 8.47
58 votes
The True Owner of the Great Sword!

#16 - The True Owner of the Great Sword!

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 16, 2001

Inuyasha and Sesshomaru continue fighting for the Tetsusaiga. After the fight, while Sesshomaru is recovering, a little orphan girl, Rin, tries to bring him food. When her village is attacked by wolf demons, Sesshomaru returns the favor and helps Rin. Meanwhile, Kagome senses a jewel shard. Inuyasha and gang follow her lead to the massacred village, where they are quickly surrounded by wolves and Koga.

star 8.47
43 votes
Return to the Place Where We First Met

#17 - Return to the Place Where We First Met

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 29, 2001

Inuyasha and Kagome must sort out their feeings for each other, after Kagome has spied him with Kikyou, again. Who will Inuyasha choose?

star 8.45
44 votes
Bizarre Guards at the Border of the Afterlife

#18 - Bizarre Guards at the Border of the Afterlife

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 8, 2004

Inuyasha and his friends attempt to reach the graveyard located beyond the border of this world.

star 8.45
22 votes
The Mysterious Light that Guides the Saint

#19 - The Mysterious Light that Guides the Saint

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired May 3, 2004

Princess Abi goes after a group of villagers who are hiding in a cave.

star 8.45
20 votes
The Power of Banryu: Duel to the Death on Mt. Hakurei

#20 - The Power of Banryu: Duel to the Death on Mt. Hakurei

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 11, 2003

Inuyasha battles with Bankotsu, who is using Banryu, a weapon infused with a demonic aura. Kagome senses that the Shikon shards inside Mt. Hakurei are becoming tainted.

star 8.43
30 votes
Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad

#21 - Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 18, 2001

While looking for an antidote to cure the ailing Kilala, Inuyasha and Kagome come across the herb garden of the half-demon, Jinenji, who is constantly bullied by the prejudiced locals.

star 8.40
47 votes
Kohaku, Sango and Kirara: The Secret Flower Garden

#22 - Kohaku, Sango and Kirara: The Secret Flower Garden

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired Aug 23, 2004

Kirara recalls Sango and Kohaku's past, when they were children.

star 8.40
20 votes
The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part I

#23 - The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part I

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 19, 2004

Kaede narrates a special episode that explains Kikyo's life as a priestess (a miko), how she met Inuyasha, how she ended up receiving the Shikon no Tama and more.

star 8.39
23 votes
The Demon Linked With the Netherworld

#24 - The Demon Linked With the Netherworld

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired May 31, 2004

After meeting Kikyo, Inuyasha and the gang rush to stop Naraku, who confronts Abi and her mother.

star 8.39
18 votes
Farewell Kikyo, My Beloved

#25 - Farewell Kikyo, My Beloved

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 25, 2003

Inuyasha helps Koga to safety and everyone gets out of the mountain safely. Meanwhile, Naraku confronts Kikyo with his new body.

star 8.38
29 votes