Fans love InuYasha because of the show’s mythical themes, engaging characters, exciting battles, and engrossing drama. But there are many more!
There are several reasons why Inuyasha is such a popular anime, including its mythical themes, engaging characters, exciting battles, and tense drama. It served as a gateway drug into the world of anime for some. Fans need not be concerned that the show’s Final Act season, which concluded in 2010, marked the end of a good historical fantasy anime. The concepts that make Inuyasha so brilliant may be found in a slew of other works as well.
Prior to Inuyasha’s debut in 1995, Zenki had broadcast for a total of 51 episodes.
If you were a fan of Inuyasha and Kagome’s relationship and personality, this is the program for you. Zenki, Chiaki, and Zenki all have primary characters who are practically carbon copies of one another. Chiaki, like Kagome, is the daughter of a family of shrine keepers. When it comes to their personalities, Zenki and Inuyasha have a lot in common.
9. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
There were two 24-episode seasons of this anime that aired in 2010. The story revolves around Nura, a half-human, half-yokai hybrid. By day, he is human, but by night, his appearance is completely different. The plot revolves around his struggle to reconcile his human and demonic selves. Like Inuyasha, he was an outcast because of his half-demon, half-human ancestry.
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, like Inuyasha, has a lot of Japanese mythology in it, which makes it a lot like the anime.
8. Fushigi Yuugi
Since it aired for two seasons, Fushigi Yuugi ran for 52 episodes and lasted from 1995 to 1996. Miaka, like Kagome, is sent back in time, but to feudal China rather than Japan. Historical fantasy is the same subgenre. Miaka, on the other hand, is more like Usagi from Sailor Moon in terms of personality. They aren’t particularly intelligent and have a strong preference for food.
The plot twists of Fushigi Yuugi set it apart from Inuyasha. Miaka’s best buddy, for example, joins her on her trip to feudal China. There is a sliver of time between them and the present. A book contains them.
7. Rurouni Kenshin
This isn’t historical fiction per such, but it’s close enough. Formerly renowned as a ruthless killer, the main character, Kenshin, has turned passive and no longer desires to harm others. During the Meiji era, between the feudal and modern eras, the show takes place
There is romance and camaraderie throughout the series, just as there is in Inuyasha. Kenshin isn’t as outgoing as Inuyasha, but he’s still a recluse who has trouble making friends until he meets the story’s female lead.
6. Ranma ½
This list couldn’t be complete without mentioning Ramna 1/2, which was drawn by the same manga creator as Inuyasha. Anime voice actors who worked on Inuyasha also voiced characters in this series. Ranma and Akane share a love-hate relationship like Inuyasha and Kagome.
A mixture of adventure and romance may be found in Inuyasha, while in Ramna 1/2, the focus is on the comedy and romantic elements with a dash of action.
5. The Twelve Kingdoms
High school students are once again transported to another world in this anime, which focuses on a high school girl. It’s not feudal Japan, but rather the Twelve Kingdoms, a region of Japan. There are still novels being written, even though the show ended in 2003 after 45 episodes.
There is a lot of Chinese mythology in the tale like there is in the Japanese anime Inuyasha. Two PlayStation 2 games based on the show were released in Japan because of its popularity.
4. Kamisama Kiss
High school girls and yokai are the focus of this show, like Inuyasha. However, it’s a kitsune man, not a half-demon (a fox demon, like Shippo from Inuyasha but an adult). Similar to the relationship between Inuyasha and Kagome, the two protagonists had a rough one. Instead of being an epic journey, Kamisama Kiss is all about romance. It does, however, have its share of action sequences. Fruit Basket and Inuyasha have been compared to it. It contains the same blend of comedy and drama as Fruits Basket. For those who are fans of both series, this is a must-see.
3. The Vision Of Escaflowne
Taking a similar journey to Kagome’s, the show’s female protagonist arrives in a new world only to learn that she will play an important role there. Even though she’s still in high school, Gaea is her destination of choice rather than feudal Japan. Hitomi and Van are the show’s protagonists, and as the show develops, their romance blossoms as they meet new friends along the way.
Inuyasha is a fantasy anime having the same action-adventure material as Inuyasha, despite the fact that it is not historical fantasy.
2. Ushio And Tora
A shrinekeeper’s son, Ushio comes from a revered lineage. His ancestor battled and pinned down a monster named Tora with a spear in the temple basement, and now he discovers it sealed away. Unsealing the demon and wielding it as a weapon helps safeguard the village against monsters. Just like the story of Kagome and Inuyasha!
Unlike Inuyasha, Tora’s demeanor isn’t quite what it appears. As the show proceeds, Tora and Ushio develop a friendship. Like Inuyasha, the show explores Japanese mythology in a similar way.
1. Tsubasa Chronicle
Inuyasha and his comrades are on a mission to locate the pieces of the Shikon Jewel and bring them back to him. When Sakura died, they set out to get feathers that would represent her spirit. Even though the party doesn’t go to other worlds, they do travel to several other dimensions.
Inuyasha’s team has five members, much like this one does (well, one of them is an animal-like creature). There are many similarities between this and Inuyasha, apart from the historical aspect of this series.