May Anniversary Giveaway Week #3
Week 2’s giveaway has ended and yay for more entrants than the first giveaway! Our winner, selected by random draw, has been notified (congrats Cataquack Warrior!). Remember, if you don’t win a weekly prize, don’t feel bad as you will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing of a 1-year Crunchyroll subscription at the end of the month!
So what is NeeNee giving away this week? The complete first season of the awesome anime Inu Yasha! Ah, this anime. My friend Jessie introduced it to me when we worked together at our local library. I’ve seen it in both Japanese and English. Well…not the whole series yet. One day I will marathon this series and get it all done! I think I’ve watched up to season 4 or 5.
The anime follows the fate of half demon Inu Yasha and the reincarnation of his first love. Kagome is a normal high school girl until she is somehow transported back to Feudal Japan via her family’s Bone-Eater’s Well. She is actually the reincarnation of the priestess Kikyo and carries a very powerful gem hidden inside her body (the Shikon no Tama). In this historical era, Kagome finds a young man pinned to a tree by an arrow and her presence awakens this man who keeps calling her Kikyo. She breaks the spell binding him and he saves her life. The two will eventually partner up to recover the shards of the Shikon no Tama which accidentally shatters when Kagome tries to slay a demon.
I won’t tell you any more about the plot, but this is definitely a great anime. There’s action, romance, betrayal, demons, and a whole lot more. This anime also has a pretty awesome OST that you should definitely check out. Oh, and after watching, you’ll never think of “Sit, boy” in the same way again. Oh…and then there’s the awesome Sesshomaru-sama!
This anime series is based on a manga series of the same name by the prolific Rumiko Takahashi and has an unofficial live action adaptation called The Holy Pearl (This is a Chinese drama so the storyline is more adapted to their culture and doesn’t adhere exactly to the Inu Yasha story).
The prompt this week is more a matter of preference – short or long? Do you prefer short anime series that finish after a single or only a few seasons, or do you like long animes with multiple seasons and 50+ episodes?
Or you can choose to answer if you like animes based on manga…especially when the manga they are based on is not finished.