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Anime Review: 'InuYasha: The Final Act - Set 1'

By December 5, 2012

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When I was a kid, there were a few shows that never seemed like they would ever go off the air, like M*A*S*H. Today, The Simpsons, South Park, and the revived Doctor Who (in descending order of longevity) are all candidates for that kind of cultural persistence.

Same goes for anime, of course, and in fact we have our own rundown of some of the longest-lived anime series out there. Among them is InuYasha (compare prices), which derived a good deal of its longevity from its source material, Rumiko Takahashi's equally long-lived manga. But even InuYasha came to a conclusion, and now we've checked out the first of two Blu-ray Disc installments that conclude the series.

InuYasha: The Final Act was created years after production on the original series was suspended, and constitutes a series in its own right (26 episodes). Without preamble or explanation, it gets right to business, picking up where the old show left off and plunging us right into the thick of Inuyasha's climactic struggle against the demonic Naraku (and, let's not forget, against Inuyasha's own brother Sesshomaru).

Read our full review of the first half of InuYasha: The Final Act and let us know what you thought about this concluding installment to one of anime's most durable franchises.

Image: InuYasha: The Final Act, courtesy Pricegrabber.

Comments

December 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm
(1) Stephanie says:

I’m surprised really. I figured Inuyasha would be “concluded” in the same fashion as Fruits Basket, in that if you wanted more you had to get into the manga pretty seriously. I have always been jaded at how things ended up right in the middle of the fight between Inu and Naraku, so I might check this out. I had no idea a real continuation had been made.

February 13, 2013 at 3:53 am
(2) Joseph Petek says:

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7k-BbwVqxo

Gets me every time.

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