Season 1 Episode 1

The Girl Who Overcame Time… and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome

Aired Saturday 11:00 PM Aug 31, 2002 on Cartoon Network
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Kagome Higurashi has been told many stories by her grandfather, such as the one about the Shikon no Tama (The Jewel of Four Souls) and never believed them until her fifteenth birthday, when she is pulled down a dry well at her shrine by a centipede demon. She emerges from the well to discover she's not in Tokyo any more, but instead, she's in Feudal Japan.

Kagome discovers a weird boy with dog ears pinned to a tree in a forest and is captured by strange villagers. The high priestess of the village, Kaede, realizes that Kagome looks just like her sister who died 50 years ago.moreless

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  • wow amazing

    Dios mio is amazing start
  • Great start to A Great Series.

    This series is phenominal and thsi piliot episode proves it.I couldnt believe at first that Inuyasha tried to kill Kagome!Kagome`s family as usual were great in their appearence...i do have to wonder where the heck is her father though.Kiade was good i guess.inuyasha was a big ole jerk in this episode!Trying to kill poor ole Kagome.Kagome sliting The Shikon sacred Jewel shard was phenomonal and it is what started it all.Inuyasha constantly calling Kagome Kikiyo was funny!Well Overall,this is a great episode and a great series.Now i am goin` to say a very very meanigful goodbye as i end my long long review!moreless
  • When googling "top anime" titles many times Inuyasha is not present. However, anecdotally it seems to have a big following. The first episode does a good job of setting up and introducing many of the main characters.moreless

    When googling "top anime" titles many times Inuyasha is not present. However, anecdotally it seems to have a big following. The first episode does a good job of setting up and introducing many of the main characters.

    Here's some background info (thanks Wikipedia) on the Inuyasha anime/manga:

    Inuyasha, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and concluded on June 18, 2008. The series follows a time-traveling high school student, a half-demon, a lecherous monk, a fox demon, a demon slayer, and a nekomata during the Sengoku period as they seek to find all the fragments of the Jewel of Four Souls and to keep them out of the hands of evildoers, especially Naraku.

    The manga was adapted into a 167 episode anime series produced by Sunrise. Masashi Ikeda directed the first forty-four episodes, while Yasunao Aoki directed the remainder of the series. InuYasha premiered on Yomiuri TV in Japan on October 16, 2000 and ran until September 13, 2004. A second series, InuYasha: The Final Act, began airing October 3, 2009 to cover the rest of the manga series.

    I liked the way this episode began, giving the viewer a sense of what happened in the past. One of the main reasons I really enjoyed this anime was the comedic back-and-forth between the two main characters, Inuyasha, the half-demon, and Kagome, the modern-day teen Japanese schoolgirl. Kagome's grandfather, is also a great comedic relief.

    I've watched both the Sub version, and the Dub version of episode 1. I personally like the English voice cast for Inuyasha, although I know some anime purists might take issue with that. As long as the voice acting is solid, in whatever language, then you can watch it and be satisfied knowing it's a good anime.moreless
  • The start to one of my favorite animes...

    An awesome way to start this series. A girl, Kagome Higurashi, ends up traveling back in time through their family's well. She ends up in feudal Japan where she meets a boy, Inuyasha, who is pinned to Kagome's family's sacred tree. Kagome is then captured by the villgers of a near by village say she looks like a former pristess and ends up having the sacred jewel. She ends up freeing Inuyasha in order to save the day. This show has a lot of things, action, romance, drama, etc. It was a very good start to a very good anime. Now if only they could end the anime just as well as they started the series.moreless
  • When I 1st seen this Inuyasha Epesode I just like Kagome becuase I thought Inuyasha was bad at the time. But now that I'v seen more Inuyasha episodes. Now I like Inuyasha & Kagome because now I know that Inuyasha is not bad.moreless

    This is a good start of Inuyasha. I mean thay have to start the story some where right. Kagome is a lot better then Kikyo is. The reason I'm saying that is because I do not like Kikyo at all. I have this Inuyasha episode on my Inuyasha season 1 DVD Box Set. Some of the demons in Inuyasha scare me a little some times. My boyfriend like's Inuyasha's half brother in the show. Me I like Inuyasha & Kagome in the show. I do not like Kikyo, Koga & all the bad people & Demons in the show at all.moreless
Pauline Newstone

Pauline Newstone

Mistress Centipede (E)

Guest Star

Jillian Michaels (I)

Jillian Michaels (I)

Kaede (child) (E)

Guest Star

Trevor Devall

Trevor Devall

Villager (E)

Guest Star

Pam Hyatt

Pam Hyatt

Kaede (E)

Recurring Role

Saffron Henderson

Saffron Henderson

Sota (E)

Recurring Role

French Tickner

French Tickner

Grandpa (E)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • One would expect that a story taking place in feudal Japan would use speech typical of that time. Written to appeal to modern viewers, phrases like "Whatever!" were not used in feudal Japan.

    • The series creator Rumiko Takahashi decided to call Kagome, in the Spanish version, Aome, because the original name sounds very similar to the Spanish word "cagada", which is considered a bad word.

    • This is the only ending theme song in which Inuyasha, Miroku, Shippo, and Kilala are not pictured.

    • If you look carefully, you can see metal railings on some parts of the shrine in the feudal era. But in later episodes, these rails all vanish!

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Kagome: (after falling down the well and climbing out) Toto, I don't think we're in Tokyo anymore.

    • Kagome's Grandpa: These pickles are full of history!
      Kagome: Not half as full as you are.

    • Kagome: (gives her cat the mummified hand her grandpa got her for her birthday) Here Buyo, eat.

    • Inuyasha: (to Kagome) If you hand over the Sacred Jewel, right now I won't have to start sharpening my claws on you!

    • Kagome: I'm telling you, I'm not her. Whoever her is.
      Inuyasha: And I'm saying you got to be her. Cause if you're not, there's no other way you could smell so . . . (stops speaking, then sniffs in her direction)
      Inuyasha: You're not her.
      Kagome: I know. My name is Kagome. Ka-go-me.
      Inuyasha: You're right. Kikyo was cuter. Much cuter.

    • Kagome: (sees Inuyasha pinned to a tree) Is that a, boy? (steps closer) Hey there. Whatcha doing? (sees his ears) Oh, wow. Like, dog ears. I think I wanna touch them.

    • Kagome: (thinking to herself about Inuyasha) What? You mean he's not the hero?

  • NOTES (9)


    • Kagome (after falling down the well and climbing out) Toto, I don't think we're in Tokyo anymore.

      This is a play on words from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy says "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

    • Woman in the village: (referring to Kagome) She must be a kitsune in disguise.

      Kitsune means fox in Japanese. The woman talks about the kitsune of Japanese mythology, who are notorious pranksters and tricksters.