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After falling through an ancient well, schoolgirl Kagome has become the defender of both modern and 16th-century Japan against the forces of myth and darkness. But if she thought the horrors she and partner Inu-Yasha have faced so far were bad, she hasn't met Inu-Yasha's family yet. This installment includes the final fight with the soulless, seductive Yura of the Hair. (Goodreads)
Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Library Binding: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 2 edition
Release Date: April 1, 2003
* I will warn you now that there may be spoilers in my Manga and/or Graphic Novel reviews.
In this installment of InuYasha I was excited to get to meet some of InuYasha’s family, well sort of…
Volume 2 starts out with a battle with Yura (an extremely creepy demon) , were Kagome shows just how awesome she is by figuring out how to defeat Yura and save InuYasha. I can’t get over how much I love Kagome! So often the teenage girl is so whiney and she is just not. She sees what has to be done and fights hard to do it.
After the battle with Yura, InuYasha’s brother shows up. While InuYasha is a half-demon his brother Sesshomaru is a whole demon and there is no love lost between these two. Sesshomaru wants InuYasha to tell him how to get to their fathers grave site so that he may retrieve his fathers sword. Sesshomaru uses any means necessary to get this information out of InuYasha so that he can get his hand on the sword, but will he be able to use it? I was surprised at how much feeling came off the page when Sesshomaru came onto the scene. I could not stand him but I loved what he added to the story line.
I really enjoy the back and forth between InuYasha and Kagome. It is obvious that they like each other, but they are trying so hard to keep their I-can’t-stand-you-I-just-have-to–work-with-you vibe down. I also love the action in this series! there is never a dull moment. and the creepy demons are a mega plus for me.
Loved it! I want to know about everything this author writes.
These actually have ratings on the back!
Older Teen: For violence and some nudity.