InuYasha: The Final Act anime adaptation produced by Sunrise premiered in Japan on Animax on October 16, 2000 and ran for 167 episodes until its conclusion on September 13, 2004, then began again, as a new serien Inuyasha: The Final Act in 2009 and ended in 2010 with a total of 194 episodes.
Plot Summary: Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Shippou and their neko-mata friend Kirara, are now in the final leg of their quest to put an end to the elusive demon, Naraku and all of the chaos and evil he has caused, and to ultimately undo the unfortunate karma of the Jewel of Four Souls. Their journey, however, will not be easy as their remaining enemies put out all the stops to make sure that they do not accomplish their goal.
This TV Anime will depict the 36 - 56 (end) Inuyasha mangas. The story continues from the last moment saw on Inuyasha's original anime. Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango, Miroku and Shippou are now in the definitive quest to beat Naraku and the evil he has created and absorved, they don't lose hope since their future depends on it, but the path isn't easy nor short so they will go trough life threatening situations and must put their friendship and love on the line with wisdom to know who their friends and foes are to succeed.
Genres: action, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance
Themes: bishounen, demons
Inuyasha: The Final Act is a new Inuyasha anime series, (starting from where the last series ended) covering the last 21 volumes of the Inuyasha manga.
* It's going to cover these entire last 21 volumes in 26 episodes.
* It starts this fall, Oct. 3, 2009 for Japan TV network and Oct. 5, 2009 for Yomiuri TV newtwork (both in Japan,) and Oct. 10, 2009 on Animax for greater Asia region.
* Also, Viz has picked up the licensing for the later airing of English version in North America.
* Reported episode titles so far, according to AnimeNEWSNetwork
Episode 1. Naraku's Heart (奈落の心臓) 2009-10-03
Episode 2. Kagura's Wind (神楽の風) 2009-10-10
Episode 3. Meidou Zangetsuha (冥道残月破) 2009-10-17
Episode 4. Dragon-scaled Tessaiga (竜鱗の鉄砕牙) 2009-10-24
Episode 5. Yorei Taisei's Trial (妖霊大聖の試練) 2009-10-31
Epiosde 6. The End of Moryomaru (魍魎丸の最期) 2009-11-07
Episode 7. The Mausoleum of Mount Azusa (梓山の霊廟) 2009-11-14
Episode 8. While the stars twinkle (星々きらめきの間に) 2009-11-21
Those who thought Bones rushed FMA:B, they didn't see Inuyasha:Final act!
I guess this is how it's going to looks like for the entire anime: covering 20+ volumes in 26 episodes is a real joke. That is unless they do the final battle and the epilogue into a movie, but unfortunately I doubt it, or we would have heard about it, right? Good news is that they will probably skip the boring useless and random flame-tessaiga arc, or even shorten the dragon-scaled one!
But what I enjoyed the most: the beautiful and catchy ending. While I didn't like that they re-used old scene from the first anime, the rest of it was awesome: the new art, the music, everything!
Anyway, your thoughts?