Author(s): Rumiko Takahashi (Illustrator)
Rumiko Takahashi's Epic Now Unflipped
Kagome is an ordinary modern schoolgirl living an ordinary life. Who would have thought the dried-up old well on the site of her family's shrine would be a gateway to Japan's ancient past? Drawn through the gate against her will, Kagome finds herself battling demons for control of what she thought was a worthless trinket but is actually a powerful magical gem, the Shikon Jewel Together with an unlikely ally, the half demon Inuyasha, Kagome begins a quest to recover the shards of the Shikon Jewel and learn more about her link to the past.
A Terrible Price
Inuyasha embarks on a quest to learn how to properly handle his blade Tetsusaiga. Unfortunately, the master trainer he seeks has problems of his own. Can Inuyasha solve them without accidentally slaying innocent women, children and even harmless demons?
Then, Inuyasha must rescue wolf demon Koga, his rival for Kagome's affections--but at what terrible price?
And when one of Naraku's plans backfires, the evil schemer must face an internal enemy as well as Moryomaru. Has Naraku finally met his match in the form of one of his own creations..'
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.
The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel. Takahashi won the Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film.