High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! InuYasha ( ), also known as InuYasha, a Feudal Fairy Tale (, Sengoku Otogiz shi InuYasha?), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Sh nen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and concluded on June 18, 2008. The series follows Kagome Higurashi, a teenager from Tokyo, who is transported to the Sengoku period, where she meets the half demon, InuYasha, when a monster from that era tries to take the magical Jewel of Four Souls embodied in Kagome. When Kagome accidentally splits the Jewel into various shards, which are dispersed across Japan, she and InuYasha start travelling to recover it, gaining allies and enemies throughout the journey. In contrast to her previous works, InuYasha is the first manga by Takahashi with a dark storyline, and thus used the setting of the Sengoku period to display easily the violent content.