Inuyasha manga surpasses 50 million copies in circulation

Inuyasha manga surpasses 50 million copies in circulation

On the official site for the manga written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, Inuyasha confirmed that the work has exceeded 50 million cumulative circulating copies in the 56 compilation volumes of the work.

Inuyasha manga surpasses 50 million copies in circulation

Takahashi published the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine between November 1996 and June 2008. The publisher compiled the work into a total of 56 volumes. In contrast to the comedies published by Takahashi at the time, this manga had a much darker atmosphere and a serious plot, based on the Sengoku period to favor the display of violent content, without completely neglecting comedy.

This manga inspired two anime adaptations produced by Sunrise Studios. The first was broadcast between October 2000 and September 2004, with a total of 167 episodes. The second season covered the rest of the manga and aired between October 2009 and March 2010 with a total of 26 episodes. Going forward, four animated films and an OVA were released, as well as video games and a light novel.

The play is inspiring a sequel spin-off project titled Hanyou no Yashahime, scheduled to premiere on October 3 and produced by Sunrise Studios, directed by Teruo Sato and scripts written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa.

Inuyasha Synopsis

Kagome is a modern high school student girl in Japan. Never the type to believe in myths and legends, her world changes dramatically when, one day, she is transported back in time. There, in ancient Japan, he discovers more about those dusty ancient legends by discovering that they were completely real, and that his fate is linked to one legendary creature in particular: a dog-like half-demon named Inuyasha. That same trick of fate, too. He links them both to the Shikon Jewel, or the "Jewel of the Four Souls." But beware of demons, as just a fragment of the jewel can give the user unimaginable power.

Source: Manga Mogura

© by 高橋 留美 子 (著) / SHOGAKUKAN 小学 館

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