The BEST Episodes of InuYasha

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: Nippon TV

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.

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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 9.50
62 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 8.81
54 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part II

#3 - The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part II

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 19, 2004

Kaede narrates a special episode that explains Kikyo's life as a miko, her recieving the Shikon no Tama and Naraku's trap for her and Inuyasha.

star 8.70
33 votes
The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part I

#4 - 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 8.67
36 votes
Among the Twinkling Stars

#5 - Among the Twinkling Stars

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2009

Kikyo attempts to purify Naraku and his Shikon shards along with Midoriko's will that controls the shards in Koga's legs.

star 8.66
32 votes
Directors: Satoshi Toba
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Naraku's Uncertain Wish

#6 - 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 8.62
53 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Kagura's Wind

#7 - 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 8.56
39 votes
Directors: Satoshi Toba
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Tetsusaiga Breaks

#8 - 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 8.53
59 votes
Return to the Place Where We First Met

#9 - 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 8.51
59 votes
Tsubaki's Unrelenting Evil Spell

#10 - Tsubaki's Unrelenting Evil Spell

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2002

Kagome fights Tsubaki's curse from within herself as Inuyasha and the others continue to struggle against Tsubaki and her gaggle of demons.

star 8.50
60 votes
Two Hearts, One Mind

#11 - 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 8.44
59 votes
Naraku's Heart

#12 - 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 8.43
47 votes
Directors: Shinya Watada
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Sesshomaru in the Underworld

#13 - Sesshomaru in the Underworld

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 28, 2009

Sesshomaru visits his mother to ask how he can expand the Tenseiga's Meido Zangetsuha technique. In response, his mother uses the Meido Stone that Sesshomaru's father gave her.

star 8.34
32 votes
Directors: Takeshi Furuta
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Three-Sided Battle to the Death

#14 - Three-Sided Battle to the Death

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired May 27, 2002

Naraku tries to absorb Muso back into his body.

star 8.33
51 votes
Vanishing Point; Naraku Disappears

#15 - Vanishing Point; Naraku Disappears

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Aug 5, 2002

Sesshomaru and Inuyasha double-team Naraku as he tries to absorb them to become stronger.

star 8.33
55 votes
The Mysterious Light that Guides the Saint

#16 - 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 8.32
31 votes
The Demon's True Nature

#17 - The Demon's True Nature

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 26, 2001

Inuyasha, once again, transforms into a demon when faced with Gatenmaru's murderous attack against himself, Miroku, and the helpless women of a village. Sesshomaru then appears to see if what Boku'seno told him about demon Inuyasha was true.

star 8.31
52 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 8.29
35 votes
The Power of Banryu: Duel to the Death on Mt. Hakurei

#19 - 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 8.27
44 votes
The Backlash Wave: Tetsusaiga's Ultimate Technique

#20 - The Backlash Wave: Tetsusaiga's Ultimate Technique

Season 2 - Episode 27 - Aired Dec 10, 2001

Inuyasha fights Ryukotsusei with Tetsusaiga's ultimate attack: The Backlash Wave!

star 8.27
56 votes
Miroku's Past Mistake

#21 - 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 8.26
34 votes
Secret of the Jewel of Four Souls Revealed

#22 - 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 8.26
80 votes
Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad

#23 - 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 8.24
63 votes
True Heir

#24 - True Heir

Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 2010

Sesshomaru replicates Tetsusaiga's power with Tenseiga, empowered by Kanna's memento, a fragment of the Mirror Demon. With his new power, Sesshomaru challenges Inuyasha to a battle.

star 8.23
26 votes
Writers: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome!

#25 - The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome!

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 30, 2001

Inuyasha and the group must battle the Birds of Paradise, before they can reach the wolf den. Meanwhile, back at the den, Koga expresses his true feelings for Kagome. When the final battle with the Birds ensues, will Inuyasha's jealousy cost Koga his life?

star 8.22
58 votes