>tfw only heard people shit talking this show, mostly disaffected former fans, and reformed fujoshis or former shojo target audiences who got disappointed with it
>finally watch it
>One of the best fantasy animes ever made, best storytelling and cutest art in any series ever
Why did no one tell me InuYasha was actually good? Why were other anime nerds trying to hide this from me?
1) You don't lurk enough.
2) The only thing people are really frustrated with is that 80% of the manga (and anime) is spent on Namek, with the same fucking plot repeating several dozen times in a row. I assume you watched the abbreviated version if you didn't notice that.
I'll bite. The first season is fine but then it devolves into a shitty monster of the week zero plot series. The only thing the did well was the fish out of water episodes with inuyasha in the modern day. The romance was ok too when you don't include the ex girlfriend zombie subplot that happens like 50 episodes in.
Did you get to the sword-barrier cycle yet? It goes something like.
>Inuyasha's Gang: Naraku, we've got you now! >Inuyasha, ATTACK!
>Naraku: My barrier blocks your attack
>Inuyasha's Gang: We must powerup the Tessaiga to penetrate Naraku's barrier
>spend a couple of episodes on a subplot that grants Tessaiga a powerup
>Naraku gets a new barrier
Inuyasha got around 5 sword powerups from that cycle.
My biggest gripe with the show was actually the opposite: they brought out the big bad way too soon, and made it seem like they were a couple episodes away from the final showdown for half the shows run. Having filler of them running around getting jewels with no end in sight would have been okay, but ~20 episodes in their shards got combined, and they where all but done assembling the jewel, they just took 100 episodes playing footsie with Naraku.
Kagome and Ayame.
Ayame (Wolf girl) is pic related.
Don't forget filler arcs and a super condensed final act.
The counter ability was specifically something he learned to try and take down Naraku's barrier. Naraku blocked that, they got the Red Tessaiga. After Naraku blocked that AGAIN, they got the Diamond Tessaiga.
Tessaiga also got upgraded to Dragon Scale Tessaiga, though I can't remember if that was because they wanted another powerup for Naraku. Tessaiga's final upgrade was Black Tessaiga because his dad wanted to screw Sesshomaru over.
As expected of Sesshomaru, really.
Did anybody NOT immediately think "yeah this is the asshole that's going to killsteal the final boss" as soon as he and Naraku double-crossed each other? Even before then it seemed like Sesshomaru was the kind of guy to do that, if only to spite Inuyasha.
>there will never be an OVA where Sesshomaru just follows Inuyasha around and fucks over random things for the sole purpose of upstaging him
Sesshomaru's douchey attitude was why he had so many fangirls. This is an unpopular thing to say but as a 3DPD dude chicks want my dick more when I put other people down nonstop. Same goes for those 2D animu hasubandos