May 11, 2009

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Inuyasha Volume 2

Written by Rumiko Takahashi
Illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi
Viz

Yeah, I like my Rumiko Takahashi, what can I say?

When we last saw, Kagome, she was lured by thoughts of home but still plagued by demons after her now-shattered family heirloom. Aided reluctantly by the half-demon Inuyasha, she's trying to get the jewel back together. But things may end rather quickly, as a demon that uses human (and inhuman) hair to do her evil work has both of them entangled. Kagome must try to channel the archery skills of her ancestor to get them out of the jam.

As if this isn't bad enough, Inuyasha's brother comes calling, wanting the power of their lost father, that is held in the most secret of places. It's demon versus demon with Kagome as an innocent bystander--or is she?

This one still has the Rumiko humour but the darker tone and storyline keep it different from Ranma, though we still have that love-hate relationship that she seems to love writing no matter what the situation. This continues to be a great horror manga with good plotting and fun interplay amongst the characters.