|The main cast as they travel through the countryside.|
From left to right, Sango, Miroku, Inuyasha, Shippo, and Kagome.
|Get used to hearing about this incident folks.|
By the end of the season alone you'll have heard about it
so much it will be permanently tattooed into your brain.
|You'd think someone would have noticed a lump in her side that large |
long before now with everyone running scared about cancer these days.
|With all the dangers in this universe its really amazing there |
were any nihonjin left when Commodore Perry showed up.
Arrogant, racist, and abusive as hell to his younger sibling,
and we loved every minute of it.
|Now that is a big frigging boomerang.|
|Miroku: Naraku... if those bugs couldn't poison me when I did it, |
I'd suck you up like a vacuum cleaner!
Sesshomaru: Um... can't you save this until after I've killed you?
So far, the art style is fun, and the music is pretty nice. Each character has their own ensemble of musical themes backing them up, some of which are nice enough I catch myself humming them all the time, like Kikyo and Kagome's themes which both sound almost like lullabies at times, but Kikyo's sounds more tragic and regretful, while Kagome's seems slightly more romantic and sweet. It works really well especially since the series is so long and allows the viewer audiological cues along with the visual ones that something character-related is going on. When it comes to the intro and outro theme songs, I guess their okay. "Change the World" the show's first intro which is performed by V6 is a nice upbeat song, but I'm not sure if it's the theme I would have picked given all the stuff that happens. The two ending themes "My Will" Performed by Dream, and "Fukai Mori" by Do as Infinity are also both nice, but I tend to think the second one resonated with me better than the first one. Having thoroughly seen both the Japanese and English dubs for this season now I can fairly say that I like both of them. On the one side, the English dub has some very nice actors for their ensemble. There's Kirby Morrow as Miroku who also did part of Ocean's dub for Goku in Dragonball Z, and there's Monica Stori as Kagome, Richard Ian Cox as Inuyasha and some others the English only crowd may find familiar, but in the Japanese version, they've got Kappei Yamaguchi as Inuyasha (also Shinichi Kudo in another long running series, Detective Conan), Toshiyuki Morikawa as Naraku (would you believe this guy was actually Jonouchi in Yu-Gi-Oh and Sephiroth?) and then we have Sango's seiyuu Houko Kuwashima who has been practically everywhere (Medusa in Soul Eater, Clare in Claymore, Isara Gunther in the first Valkyria Chronicles PS3 game, the list goes on.), not that some of the others haven't. Overall I think it's been a good start to the series so hope you'll come back and see us when we come out with the overview for season 2.
Images taken from Inuyasha.