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The Best Episodes of InuYasha

Every episode of InuYasha ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of InuYasha!

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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The best episode of "InuYasha" is "The Demon's True Nature", rated 9/10 from 2 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Demon's True Nature" aired on 11/26/2001 and is rated 0.7 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Showdown! Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru".

  • The Demon's True Nature
    9.0/10 2 votes

    #1 - The Demon's True Nature

    Season 1 Episode 52 - Aired 2001-11-26

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Showdown! Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru
    8.3/10 208 votes

    #2 - Showdown! Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2000-11-27

    Kagome is able to pull out the Tetsusaiga. Sesshomaru tries to kill her, and Inuyasha is angered and fights to protect Kagome. His will to protect a human changes the Tetsusaiga into its true form, a fang sword.

    Director: Akira Toba, Kunihiro Mori

    Writer: N/A

  • The Mystery of the New Moon and the Black-haired Inuyasha
    8.3/10 222 votes

    #3 - The Mystery of the New Moon and the Black-haired Inuyasha

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2001-01-29

    Half demon Inuyasha's secret is that he becomes human once a month. That day, Inuyasha and the gang meet Nazuna and stay at a mountain temple. They fall into Kumogashira's trap and the sacred jewel shards are taken away from them. Inuyasha is injected with poison!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Return of the Tragic Priestess, Kikyo
    8.3/10 186 votes

    #4 - Return of the Tragic Priestess, Kikyo

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2001-02-12

    Kikyo is revived when Kagome's soul flows into her. She tries to kill Inuyasha, but Kagome takes back her soul. Fifty years ago, Kikyo wanted Inuyasha to use the Shikon Jewel to become human. But on the day of their promise, someone who looked like Inuyasha fatally injured Kikyo. Inuyasha realizes that there is a mysterious person who made them fight.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hitomiko's Barrier
    8.2/10 105 votes

    #5 - Hitomiko's Barrier

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2010-01-19

    The priestess Hitomiko loses her life at Naraku's hands, but she is resurrected and locks Kagome within a barrier. Then, the true spiritual power of Mount Azusa's bow reveals itself!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Girl Who Overcame Time... and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome
    8.0/10 318 votes

    #6 - The Girl Who Overcame Time... and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2000-10-16

    In feudal Japan, the half demon Inuyasha was sealed away by the priestess Kikyo. Many years later he is revived by Kagome, who has slipped through time from the present day. Kagome is surprised when the sacred Shikon Jewel, which makes demons stronger, emerges from a cut on her body.

    Director: Naru Ikeda

    Writer: Naru Ikeda

  • Yura of the Demon-Hair
    8.0/10 214 votes

    #7 - Yura of the Demon-Hair

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2000-11-06

    Kagome has returned to the present day and is relaxing in her home when Inuyasha comes looking for her. Some of Yura's demonic hair is on his body. Kagome and Inuyasha return to feudal Japan to exterminate the Yura of the hair.

    Director: Megumi Yamamoto

    Writer: N/A

  • Aristocratic Assassin, Sesshomaru
    8.0/10 211 votes

    #8 - Aristocratic Assassin, Sesshomaru

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2000-11-13

    Kagome learns that Inuyasha is a half demon, born of a human mother and a dog demon. Inuyasha's half brother Sesshomaru appears, looking for the tomb of their father. In order to manipulate Inuyasha, he brings Inuyasha's dead human mother with him. But the woman turns out to be a demon known as a muonna.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tetsusaiga, the Phantom Sword
    8.0/10 196 votes

    #9 - Tetsusaiga, the Phantom Sword

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2000-11-20

    The muonna makes Inuyasha reveal the location of his father's grave. Sesshomaru removes Inuyasha's right eye (the black pearl) and opens the entrance to the grave. Kagome is angered by Sesshomaru's cruelty. She goes with Inuyasha after Sesshomaru. Inside their father's tomb is a memento of Inuyasha's father, the sword Tetsusaiga.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kikyo's Stolen Ashes
    8.0/10 185 votes

    #10 - Kikyo's Stolen Ashes

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2001-02-05

    The ogress, Urasue, robs the grave of Kikyo, the priestess who sealed away Inuyasha fifty years ago. She revives Kikyo's body using the ashes of Kikyo's bones and soil from Kikyo's grave. But Kikyo's soul has already been reincarnated in a different body.

    Director: Megumi Yamamoto

    Writer: N/A

  • Mystical Hand of the Amorous Monk, Miroku
    8.0/10 182 votes

    #11 - Mystical Hand of the Amorous Monk, Miroku

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2001-02-19

    Miroku, a womanizing delinquent priest, has been collecting Shikon Jewel shards and steals Kagome's shards. Inuyasha tracks him down and confronts Miroku to get the shards back. Miroku fights back with his priestly powers and the wind tunnel in his hand that he was cursed with.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces
    8.0/10 173 votes

    #12 - Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2001-03-05

    Naraku appears before Sesshomaru and lends him an arm with a sacred jewel shard embedded in it. Sesshomaru attaches the arm to himself and appears before Inuyasha and the gang to steal the Tetsusaiga.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Go Home to Your Own Time, Kagome!
    8.0/10 164 votes

    #13 - Go Home to Your Own Time, Kagome!

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2001-03-12

    Sesshomaru wields the Tetsusaiga with his borrowed arm against Inuyasha, who fights back with his scabbard. When the two strike each other at the same time, Inuyasha gets up close to Sesshomaru, rips off his arm, and gets back the Tetsusaiga. When Inuyasha learns Naraku's plan, he fears that Kagome might die.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Enter Sango, the Demon Slayer
    8.0/10 161 votes

    #14 - Enter Sango, the Demon Slayer

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2001-04-23

    Sango, a demon slayer, is invited to Hitomi Castle along with her father, the leader of the demon slayers, and her younger brother, Kohaku. But it is a trap. Meanwhile, the undefended village is attacked by a horde of demons and annihilated. Naraku takes the Shikon Jewel shards that they had been gathering and leaves.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Naraku's Insidious Plot
    8.0/10 151 votes

    #15 - Naraku's Insidious Plot

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 2001-05-07

    Sango fights Inuyasha, believing him to be her enemy. Naraku's plan is to have her fight to the death using the power of the Shikon Jewel shard. But Sango listens to Kagome and is no longer suspicious of Inuyasha.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Miroku Falls Into A Dangerous Trap!
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #16 - Miroku Falls Into A Dangerous Trap!

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 2001-05-28

    After Miroku sucks a mantis demon into his Wind Tunnel, the demon manages to rip the tunnel. Panicked, Miroku returns to the home of his mentor, Mushin, to repair it. Haunted with memories of his father's death, Miroku must come to terms with his Wind Tunnel as demons attack Mushin's temple.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sango's Suffering and Kohaku's Life
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #17 - Sango's Suffering and Kohaku's Life

    Season 1 Episode 29 - Aired 2001-06-04

    Naraku uses one of Sango's fellow demon slayers as a bargaining chip to try to persuade Sango into giving him Inuyasha's sword, Tetsusaiga.

    Director: Masashi Abe

    Writer: N/A

  • Tetsusaiga is Stolen! Showdown at Naraku's Castle
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #18 - Tetsusaiga is Stolen! Showdown at Naraku's Castle

    Season 1 Episode 30 - Aired 2001-06-11

    In the hopes of saving Kohaku, Sango steals Inuyasha's Tetsusaiga and hands it over to Naraku. However, a battle against Naraku soon ensues.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #19 - Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 2001-06-18

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kikyo & Inuyasha, Into the Miasma
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #20 - Kikyo & Inuyasha, Into the Miasma

    Season 1 Episode 32 - Aired 2001-06-25

    Inuyasha and the others stumble across a cave full of demons fighting to the death. They soon discover that Naraku is using to find a new demon to integrate into his being. However, the large demonic aura brings Kikyo into the mess.

    Director: Akira Toba

    Writer: N/A

  • Kikyo, Captured by Naraku
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #21 - Kikyo, Captured by Naraku

    Season 1 Episode 33 - Aired 2001-07-02

    Acting under Naraku's request, Kikyo traps the Inuyasha gang with an illusory mist, causing them to have nightmarish visions.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tetsusaiga and Tenseiga
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #22 - Tetsusaiga and Tenseiga

    Season 1 Episode 34 - Aired 2001-07-09

    Inuyasha and the others are introduced to Totosai, the swordsmith who forged Inuyasha's Tetsusaiga and Sesshomaru's healing sword, Tenseiga.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The True Owner of the Great Sword
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #23 - The True Owner of the Great Sword

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 2001-07-16

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Kagome Kidnapped by Koga, the Wolf-Demon
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #24 - Kagome Kidnapped by Koga, the Wolf-Demon

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 2001-07-23

    When Koga, a wolf demon, kidnaps Kagome and Shippo, Inuyasha, Miroku and Sango go on a rescue mission. But there's another foe they must defeat first, before they can reach their kidnapped companions.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #25 - The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome

    Season 1 Episode 37 - Aired 2001-07-30

    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?

    Director: Akira Toba

    Writer: N/A