‘InuYasha’ Watch Order: Including ‘Yashahime’ & The Movies

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Anime can sometimes be a maze with its episodes, specials, and movies, especially for classics like InuYasha. You’re in the right spot if you’ve ever wondered about the best way to experience Kagome and InuYasha’s adventures without missing a beat or jumping timelines. We have a straightforward ‘InuYasha’ watch order, including where the movies fit. Let’s get started!

Editor’s Note: This post is regularly updated to include the most recent episodes and reflect all changes made to the official watch order

How many InuYasha seasons and episodes are there?

As of the time of writing this article, the original InuYasha series is complete and consists of a total of five seasons (four regular ones and The Final Act), which have a total of 193 episodes. The original seasons had roughly 40 episodes per season, while The Final Act had only 26. Alongside that, there is the Yashahime sequel anime with two seasons and 48 episodes, as well as a series of four anime films.

So, in total, when you consider the whole franchise, there are 241 episodes in total and four movies that you can watch.

InuYasha watch order by release date

In this section, we are going to bring you an overview of the InuYasha works in the proper release order:

  1. InuYasha, Season 1 (anime, 2000-2001)
  2. InuYasha, Season 2 (anime, 2001-2002)
  3. Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (movie, 2001)
  4. Inu Yasha, Season 3 (anime, 2002-2003)
  5. Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (movie, 2002)
  6. InuYasha, Season 4 (anime, 2003-2004)
  7. Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (movie, 2003)
  8. Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island (movie, 2004)
  9. InuYasha: The Final Act (anime, 2009-2010)
  10. Yashahime, Season 1 (anime, 2020-2021)
  11. Yashahime, Season 2 (anime, 2021-2022)

In the next part of this article, we will tell you how you should watch the series chronologically.

In what order should you watch InuYasha?

The overall structure of the InuYasha anime series is fairly easy, as you can watch from the first episode and simply continue until the last one (Yashahime included), without any major issues. But, if you want the full experience that includes the movies (although they are not canon), it gets a bit tricky, so we advise you to follow our chronological guide to the series to know how to watch it properly.

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InuYasha chronological watch order:

1. InuYasha, Season 1 (anime, 2000-2001)

Fans of the InuYasha series should simply start off with the first season, which consists of the following episodes:

No.TitleOriginal air date 
1“The Girl Who Overcame Time… and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome”October 16, 2000
2“Seekers of the Sacred Jewel”October 23, 2000
3“Down the Rabbit Hole and Back Again”October 30, 2000
4“Yura of the Demon-Hair”November 6, 2000
5“Aristocratic Assassin, Sesshomaru”November 13, 2000
6“Tetsusaiga, the Phantom Sword”November 20, 2000
7“Showdown! Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru!”November 27, 2000
8“The Toad Who Would Be Prince”December 4, 2000
9“Enter Shippo… Plus, The Amazing Thunder Brothers!”December 11, 2000
10“Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga”December 18, 2000
11“Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask”January 15, 2001
12“The Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul”January 22, 2001
13“The Mystery of the New Moon and the Black-haired Inuyasha”January 29, 2001
14“Kikyo’s Stolen Ashes”February 5, 2001
15“Return of the Tragic Priestess, Kikyo”February 12, 2001
16“Mystical Hand of the Amorous Monk, Miroku”February 19, 2001
17“Cursed Ink of the Hell-Painter”February 26, 2001
18“Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces”March 5, 2001
19“Go Home To Your Own Time, Kagome!”March 12, 2001
20“Despicable Villain! The Mystery of Onigumo!”March 19, 2001
21“Naraku’s True Identity Unveiled”April 9, 2001
22“A Wicked Smile; Kikyo’s Wandering Soul”April 9, 2001
23“Kagome’s Voice and Kikyo’s Kiss”April 16, 2001
24“Enter Sango the Demon Slayer”April 23, 2001
25“Naraku’s Insidious Plot”May 7, 2001
26“Secret of the Jewel of Four Souls Revealed”May 14, 2001
27“The Lake of the Evil Water God”May 21, 2001
28“Miroku Falls Into a Dangerous Trap”May 28, 2001
29“Sango’s Suffering and Kohaku’s Life”June 4, 2001
30“Tetsusaiga Is Stolen! Showdown At Naraku’s Castle!”June 11, 2001
31“Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad”June 18, 2001
32“Kikyo and Inuyasha, Into the Miasma”June 25, 2001
33“Kikyo, Captured by Naraku”July 2, 2001
34“Tetsusaiga and Tenseiga”July 9, 2001
35“The True Owner of the Great Sword!”July 16, 2001
36“Kagome Kidnapped by Koga, the Wolf Demon!”July 23, 2001
37“The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome!”July 30, 2001
38“Two Hearts, One Mind”August 6, 2001
39“Trapped In A Duel To The Death!”August 13, 2001
40“The Deadly Trap of Kagura the Wind Sorceress!”August 20, 2001
41“Kagura’s Dance and Kanna’s Mirror”August 27, 2001
42“The Wind Scar Fails”September 3, 2001
43“Tetsusaiga Breaks”September 10, 2001
44“Kaijinbo’s Evil Sword”September 17, 2001

2. InuYasha, Season 2 (anime, 2001-2002)

The second season should be watched up until episode 54, after which you should watch the first movie and then continue with the rest of the season, as follows:

No.TitleOriginal air date 
45“Sesshomaru Wields Tokijin”October 8, 2001
46“Juromaru and Kageromaru”October 15, 2001
47“Onigumo’s Heart Still Beats Within Naraku”October 22, 2001
48“Return to the Place Where We First Met”October 29, 2001
49“Kohaku’s Lost Memory”November 5, 2001
50“That Unforgettable Face!”November 12, 2001
51“Inuyasha’s Soul, Devoured”November 19, 2001
52“The Demon’s True Nature”November 26, 2001
53“Father’s Old Enemy: Ryukotsusei”December 3, 2001
54“The Backlash Wave: Tetsusaiga’s Ultimate Technique”December 10, 2001
Movie break (InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time)
55“The Stone Flower and Shippo’s First Love”December 17, 2001
56“Temptress in the Mist”January 14, 2002
57“Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part I”January 21, 2002
58“Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part II”January 28, 2002
59“The Beautiful Sister Apprentices”February 4, 2002
60“The 50 Year-Old Curse of the Dark Priestess”February 11, 2002
61“Kikyo and the Dark Priestess”February 18, 2002
62“Tsubaki’s Unrelenting Evil Spell”March 4, 2002
63“The Red and White Priestesses”March 11, 2002
64“Giant Ogre of the Forbidden Tower”March 18, 2002
65“Farewell Days of My Youth”April 8, 2002
66“Naraku’s Barrier – Kagura’s Decision”April 15, 2002
67“The Howling Wind of Betrayal”April 22, 2002
68“Shippo Gets an Angry Challenge”May 6, 2002
69“Terror of the Faceless Man”May 13, 2002
70“Onigumo’s Memory Restored”May 20, 2002
71“Three-Sided Battle to the Death”May 27, 2002
72“Totosai’s Rigid Training”June 3, 2002
73“Shiori’s Family and Inuyasha’s Feelings”June 10, 2002
74“The Red Tetsusaiga Breaks the Barrier!”June 17, 2002
75“The Plot of the Panther Devas”June 24, 2002
76“Target: Sesshomaru and Inuyasha”July 1, 2002
77“The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of the Fang”July 8, 2002
78“Only You, Sango”July 15, 2002
79“Jaken’s Plan to Steal Tetsusaiga”July 22, 2002
80“Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin”July 29, 2002
81“Vanishing Point; Naraku Disappears”August 5, 2002
82“Gap Between the Ages”August 12, 2002
83“The Female Wolf-Demon and the Lunar Rainbow Promise”August 19, 2002
84“Koga’s Bride-To-Be”August 26, 2002
85“The Evil Within Demon’s Head Castle”September 2, 2002
86“Secret of the Possessed Princess”September 9, 2002
87“Kikyo’s Lonely Journey”September 16, 2002

3. Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (movie, 2001)

As we have explained, the first movie should be watched between episodes 54 and 55 of the second season. The movie follows InuYasha and his friends as they fight an evil demon named Menomaru, who was resurrected thanks to one of the shards of the Shikon Jewel.

4. Inu Yasha, Season 3 (anime, 2002-2003)

After finishing Season 2, fans should simply continue with Season 3 until Episode 95; they should then watch the second movie and continue with the season from Episode 96 to the end, as follows:

No.TitleOriginal air date 
88“The Three Sprites of the Monkey God”October 14, 2002
89“Nursing Battle of the Rival Lovers”October 21, 2002
90“Sota’s Brave Confession of Love”October 28, 2002
91“The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara”November 4, 2002
92“Plot of the Walking Dead”November 18, 2002
93“The Mysterious, Lecherous Monk”November 25, 2002
94“The Sacred Jewel Maker Part I”December 2, 2002
95“The Sacred Jewel Maker Part II”December 9, 2002
Movie break (Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass)
96“Jaken Falls Ill”January 13, 2003
97“Kirara Come Home!”January 20, 2003
98“Kikyo and Kagome: Alone in the Cave”January 27, 2003
99“Koga and Sesshomaru, A Dangerous Encounter”February 3, 2003
100“The Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow”February 10, 2003
101“The Snow from Seven Years Past”February 17, 2003
102“Assault on the Wolf-Demon Tribe!”February 24, 2003
103“The Band of Seven, Resurrected!”March 3, 2003
104“The Stealthy Poison Master: Mukotsu!”March 10, 2003
105“The Ghastly Steel Machine!”March 17, 2003
106“Kagome, Miroku, and Sango: Desperate Situation!”April 14, 2003
107“Inuyasha Shows His Tears For The First Time”April 21, 2003
108“The Secret of the Pure Light”April 28, 2003
109“Hidden in the Mist: Onward to Mt. Hakurei!”May 5, 2003
110“Enter Bankotsu, The Leader of the Band of Seven”May 12, 2003
111“The Big Clash: Banryu versus the Wind Scar”May 19, 2003
112“Afloat on the Lake Surface: The Barrier of Hijiri Island”May 26, 2003
113“The Sacred Vajra and the Mystery of the Living Buddha”June 2, 2003
114“Koga’s Solitary Battle”June 9, 2003
115“Lured by the Black Light”June 16, 2003
116“The Exposed Face of Truth”June 23, 2003
117“Vanished in a River of Flames”June 30, 2003
118“Into the Depths of Mt. Hakurei”July 7, 2003
119“Divine Malice of the Saint”July 14, 2003
120“Fare Thee Well: Jakotsu’s Requiem”July 28, 2003
121“Final Battle: The Last and Strongest of the Band of Seven”August 4, 2003
122“The Power of Banryu: Duel to the Death on Mt. Hakurei”August 11, 2003
123“Beyond the Darkness – Naraku Reborn!”August 18, 2003
124“Farewell Kikyo, My Beloved”August 25, 2003
125“The Darkness in Kagome’s Heart”September 1, 2003
126“Transform Heartache into Courage!”September 8, 2003
127“Don’t Boil It! The Terrifying Dried-Up Demon!”September 15, 2003

5. Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (movie, 2002)

As we’ve said, the second movie should be watched between Episodes 95 and 96 of the third season of the original anime. After seemingly killing Naraku, InuYasha and his friends encounter a new enemy named Kaguya, whom they must also defeat.

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6. InuYasha, Season 4 (anime, 2003-2004)

Similarly to Season 3, fans should start with the fourth season regularly but should stop soon, after Episode 136, watch the third movie, and then continue normally from Episode 137 onwards, as follows:

No.TitleOriginal air date 
128“Battle Against the Dried-Up Demons at the Cultural Festival!”October 13, 2003
129“Chokyukai and the Abducted Bride”October 20, 2003
130“Shippo’s New Technique, The Heart Scar!”October 27, 2003
131“Trap of the Cursed Wall Hanging”November 3, 2003
132“Miroku’s Most Dangerous Confession”November 10, 2003
133“The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru, Part 1”November 24, 2003
134“The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru, Part 2”November 24, 2003
135“The Last Banquet of Miroku’s Master”December 1, 2003
136“A Strange Invisible Demon Appears!”December 8, 2003
Movie break (Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler) 
137“An Ancestor Named Kagome”January 12, 2004
138“Mountain of Demons: Survival of the Duo”January 19, 2004
139“The Great Duel at Shoun Falls!”January 26, 2004
140“Eternal Love: The Naginata of Kenkon”February 2, 2004
141“Entei, The Demon Horse Unleashed!”February 9, 2004
142“Untamed Entei and Horrible Hakudoshi”February 16, 2004
143“3000 Leagues in Search of Father”February 23, 2004
144“Hosenki and the Last Shard”March 1, 2004
145“Bizarre Guards at the Border of the Afterlife”March 8, 2004
146“The Fiery Bird Master, Princess Abi”March 15, 2004
147“The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part 1”April 19, 2004
148“The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part 2”April 19, 2004
149“The Single Arrow of Chaos”April 26, 2004
150“The Mysterious Light that Guides the Saint”May 3, 2004
151“Kagome’s Instinctive Choice”May 10, 2004
152“Protect and Plunder!”May 17, 2004
153“The Cruel Reunion of Fate”May 24, 2004
154“The Demon Linked with the Netherworld”May 31, 2004
155“The Demon Protector of the Sacred Jewel Shard!”June 7, 2004
156“Final Battle at the Graveside: Sesshomaru Versus Inuyasha!”June 14, 2004
157“Destroy Naraku with the Adamant Barrage!”June 21, 2004
158“Stampede of the Countless Demon Rats!”July 5, 2004
159“Kohaku’s Decision and Sango’s Heart”July 12, 2004
160“The Lucky but Two-Timing Scoundrel!”July 26, 2004
161“Miroku’s Past Mistake”August 2, 2004
162“Forever with Lord Sesshomaru”August 9, 2004
163“Kohaku, Sango and Kirara: The Secret Flower Garden”August 23, 2004
164“Possessed by a Parasite: Shippo, Our Worst Enemy”August 30, 2004
165“The Ultimate Key to Defeating Naraku”September 6, 2004
166“The Bond Between Them, Use the Sacred Jewel Shard! Part 1”September 13, 2004
167“The Bond Between Them, Use the Sacred Jewel Shard! Part 2”September 13, 2004

6. Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (movie, 2003)

The third and penultimate movie between Episodes 136 and 137 of the original anime’s fourth season should be watched. In it, InuYasha is forced to work with Sesshomaru to seal away the unsealed So’unga.

7. Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island (movie, 2004)

Since the fourth movie was released after the original anime series ended, it should be watched after Season 4 of the anime. In it, InuYasha and his allies must protect a group of children from evil demons on an island.

8. InuYasha: The Final Act (anime, 2009-2010)

The Final Act finally adapted the rest of the manga and brought the story to a close. It should be watched after the fourth movie and before Yashashime, as follows:

No.TitleOriginal air date
168“Naraku’s Heart”October 4, 2009
169“Kagura’s Wind”October 11, 2009
170“Meido Zangetsuha”October 18, 2009
171“The Dragon-Scaled Tetsusaiga”October 25, 2009
172“The Great Holy Demon Spirit’s Test”November 1, 2009
173“The End of Moryomaru”November 8, 2009
174“The Mausoleum of Mount Azusa”November 15, 2009
175“Among the Twinkling Stars”November 22, 2009
176“Sesshomaru in the Underworld”November 29, 2009
177“Flowers Drenched in Sadness”December 6, 2009
178“Kanna’s Gravestone”December 13, 2009
179“Sango’s Feelings, Miroku’s Resolve”December 20, 2009
180“A Complete Meido”December 27, 2009
181“In Pursuit of Naraku”January 5, 2010
182“True Heir”January 12, 2010
183“Hitomiko’s Barrier”January 19, 2010
184“Magatsuhi’s Evil Will”January 26, 2010
185“The Day of Days”February 2, 2010
186“Kohaku’s Shard”February 9, 2010
187“When the Jewel Is Whole”February 16, 2010
188“Inside Naraku”February 23, 2010
189“Naraku: The Trap of Darkness”March 2, 2010
190“Naraku: The Trap of Light”March 9, 2010
191“Naraku’s Uncertain Wish”March 16, 2010
192“Thoughts Fall Short”March 23, 2010
193“Toward Tomorrow”March 30, 2010

9. Yashahime

Since Yashahime is a separate series, we won’t be presenting a detailed episode guide for that series, but we can confirm that you can watch it normally from Episode 1 after you’re down with The Final Act.

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Where to watch the InuYasha episodes?

If you want to watch the whole InuYasha series, you will have some trouble, as the series is not available in just one place. Netflix has the original series, but none of the movies or Yashahime are available on the platform. The movies cannot be streamed anywhere, while Yashahime was acquired by Funimation, which Crunchyroll now owns. Of course, some other platforms have some seasons but not the whole show (like Hulu). You can buy the whole series, including the movies, on Amazon or Google, but they cannot be streamed and must be bought separately.

Will there be more InuYasha episodes?

The original InuYasha series is over, so there won’t be any additional content as far as that is concerned; a reboot is possible, but since InuYasha was completely adapted with The Final Act, this also seems unlikely in the near future. As for Yashahime, the manga is still ongoing, so there is a possibility that we will get another season in the future, but we have no information about this at the moment.

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