DVD cover of Season 1 of InuYasha (English)

The first season was released on nine DVD compilations by Viz Media. A full box set containing all twenty-seven episodes was released on September 7, 2004. An unboxing video can be seen on

Ep# Title Original airdate English airdate
1 "The Girl Who Overcame Time... and the Boy Who Was Just Overcome"

"Toki o Koeta Shōjo to Fūinsareta Shōnen" (時代 を越えた少女と封印された少年)

October 16, 2000 August 31, 2002
15 year-old Kagome Higurashi is dragged down the sealed well at her family shrine, only to find herself transported back to feudal Japan. There she meets Inuyasha, Kaede and the large breasted centipede mononoke, Mistress Centipede.
2 "Seekers of the Sacred Jewel"

"Shikon no Tama o Nerau Monotachi" (四魂の玉を狙う者たち)

October 23, 2000 September 7, 2002
InuYasha, released from the Goshinboku by Kagome, has only one desire; to get his claws on the Jewel of the Four Souls and use its powers to become a yōkai. Kagome, free but homesick, runs off into the forest to find the Bone-Eater's Well, hoping that if the well was her entrance to the Feudal era, perhaps it can take her back to her time.
3 "Down the Rabbit Hole and Back Again"

"Honekui no Ido kara Tadaima!" (骨喰いの井戸からただいまっ!)

October 30, 2000 September 14, 2002
With the Shikon Jewel shattered, each shard has the ability to increase a separate yōkai's powers. InuYasha fumes at the thought of having to collect the scattered pieces of the jewel and Kagome, upset, falls into the Bone-Eater's Well and finds herself at home.
4 "Yura of the Demon-Hair"

"Sakasagami no Yōma Yūra" (逆髪の妖魔 結羅)

November 6, 2000 September 21, 2002
Yura of the Demon-Hair is set upon killing InuYasha and claiming his Shikon shard for herself.
5 "Aristocratic Assassin, Sesshomaru"

"Senritsu no Kikōshi Sesshōmaru" (戦慄の貴公子 殺生丸)

November 13, 2000 September 28, 2002
Kagome is adapting to life in the Feudal Era. With the arrival of Myōga, InuYasha's yōkai-flea servant, Kagome learns the truth of InuYasha's mother and meets his yōkai half-brother in the flesh.
6 "Tetsusaiga, the Phantom Sword"

"Bukimi na Yōtō Tessaiga" (不気味な妖刀 鉄砕牙)

November 20, 2000 October 5, 2002
InuYasha must overcome an illusion of his mother and fight Sesshomaru for possession of the Tessaiga, their father's legendary sword.
7 "Showdown! InuYasha vs. Sesshomaru"

"Gekitaiketsu! Sesshōmaru tai Tessaiga!" (激対決! 殺生丸VS鉄砕牙!!)

November 27, 2000 October 12, 2002
Tessaiga is now in the hands of InuYasha, whilst Sesshomaru's fearsome dog yōkai transformation brings harm to Kagome.
8 "The Toad Who Would Be Prince"

"Tono Yōkai Tsukumo no Gama" (殿様妖怪 九十九の蝦蟇)

December 4, 2000 October 19, 2002
With Sesshomaru temporarily out of the way, InuYasha and Kagome set off in search of the shards of the Jewel of the Four Souls in an attempt to reunite its powers. A young samurai they meet along the way leads them to a castle where a vengeful toad yōkai has possessed the reigning prince.
9 "Enter Shippo... Plus, The Amazing Thunder Brothers"

"Shippō Tōjō! Raijū Kyōdai Manten Hiten" (七宝登場! 雷獣兄弟 飛天満天!!)

December 11, 2000 October 26, 2002
Night is setting on our heroes en route, when suddenly a blazing foxfire appears. The fire is a trick belonging to Shippō, a mischievous little fox yōkai, whose father has recently been killed by two Thunder Brother demons named Hiten and Manten. Shippo tries to steal Kagome and InuYasha's jewel shards to use for revenge.
10 "Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga"

"Yōtō Gekitotsu! Raigekijin tai Tessaiga" (妖刀激突! 雷撃刃VS鉄砕牙!!)

December 18, 2000 November 2, 2002
InuYasha seeks out the Thunder Brothers to rescue Kagome, and before long InuYasha is battling against Hiten. In the meantime, Shippo uses his shape-changing tricks to transform himself into a Kagome to trick Manten so Kagome can attack him.
11 "Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask"

"Gendai ni Yomigaeru Noroi no Nōmen" (現代によみがえる呪いの能面)

January 15, 2001 November 9, 2002
When Kagome's grandfather is hurt by an ancient Noh Mask come to life, nobody believes him till they see it in action. The mask, animated by a Shikon Jewel shard, will stop at nothing to gain a body of its own, so Kagome must protect her jewel shards while Sōta tries to bring InuYasha from the past to save her.
12 "The Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul"

"Tatari Mokke to Chiisana Akuryō" (タタリモッケと小さな悪霊)

January 22, 2001 November 16, 2002
InuYasha spots a benevolent yōkai called the Soul Piper, leading the souls of dead children with its tune; it's a good sign when its eyes are closed, but should they open, the child is taken to hell. Meanwhile, Kagome has found the vengeful spirit of Mayu, the older sister of Sōta's comatose friend, and she is a likely candidate to be taken to hell unless she lets go of her anger.
13 "The Mystery of the New Moon and the Black-haired InuYasha"

"Shingetsu no Nazo! Kurogami no Inuyasha" (新月の謎 黒髪の犬夜叉)

January 29, 2001 November 23, 2002
InuYasha, Kagome, and Shippo save a girl named Nazuna, who despises yōkai, from being attacked by spider heads. An unusually anxious InuYasha does not complain when Nazuna's master allows them to stay, but Kagome and Shippo soon learn why when the spider heads attack and that Inuyasha is anxious because on the night of the new moon, he becomes fully human.
14 "Kikyo's Stolen Ashes"

"Nusumareta Kikyō no Reikotsu" (盗まれた桔梗の霊骨)

February 5, 2001 November 30, 2002
InuYasha dreams of Kikyō killing him again, then wakes up and sees a demon who carries the scent of graveyard soil and Kaede's blood. The group soon learns from Kaede in her village that Kikyo's ashes were stolen and now she intends to recover them.
15 "Return of the Tragic Priestess, Kikyo"

"Hiun no Miko Kikyō Fukkatsu" (悲運の巫女 桔梗復活)

February 12, 2001 December 7, 2002
The demon Urasue kidnaps Kagome in order to bring Kikyo back to life. The clay doll made from Kikyo's ashes fails to live till InuYasha unwittingly says her name and causes Kagome's soul to leave her body and enter Kikyo's. A revived Kikyo is confused, but also enraged and now seeks to destroy InuYasha for betraying her 50 years ago.
16 "Mystical Hand of the Amorous Monk, Miroku"

"Migi Te ni Kazaana Furyō Hōshi Miroku" (右手に風穴 不良法師 弥勒)

February 19, 2001 December 7, 2002
InuYasha, Kagome, and Shippo encounter Miroku, an unusual (and lecherous) young monk, when he steals Kagome's Shikon Jewel shards. Cursed with a void in his right hand, Miroku reveals the source of his curse, the yōkai Naraku, who has been after the Shikon Jewel for fifty years.
17 "Cursed Ink of the Hell-Painter"

"Jigoku Eshi no Kegareta Sumi" (地獄絵師の汚れた墨)

February 26, 2001 December 14, 2002
InuYasha, Kagome, and Shippo decide to team up with Miroku when they notice the yōkai surrounding the castle of a nearby lord and his kind daughter. They must recover a Shikon Jewel shard bringing an artist's paintings of his hellish nightmares to life.
18 "Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces"

"Te o Kunda Naraku to Sesshōmaru" (手を組んだ奈落と殺生丸)

March 5, 2001 December 14, 2002
Sesshomaru receives a human arm with a Shikon Jewel shard embedded in it from Naraku as a means to wield the Tessaiga and destroy InuYasha. Miroku discovers that his wind tunnel can be inhibited by the Saimyōshō, the poisonous wasps from hell.
19 "Go Home To Your Own Time, Kagome!"

"Kaere, Kagome! Omae no Jidai ni" (帰れ、かごめ! お前の時代に)

March 12, 2001 December 21, 2002
Inuyasha takes back Tessaiga and begins to fear for Kagome's safety. He forces her back to her own era, taking her jewel shards and blocking the Bone-Eater's Well to ensure that she doesn't return.
20 "Despicable Villain! The Mystery of Onigumo!"

"Asamashiki Yatō, Onigumo no Nazo" (あさましき野盗 鬼蜘蛛の謎)

March 19, 2001 December 21, 2002
Kaede reveals to InuYasha and Miroku that in a nearby cave, she and Kikyo once cared for a badly burnt thief, who ended up lusting for Kikyo and allowed his body to be consumed by yōkai from his desire for her and ended up creating Naraku. Naraku soon unleashes a corrupted Rōyakan upon them since InuYasha is too injured to fight back and Miroku cannot use his wind tunnel with Naraku's Saimyōshō in the air.
21 "Naraku's True Identity Unveiled"

"Naraku no Shinjitsu ni Semaru Kikyō no Tamashii Zenpen" (奈落の真実に迫る桔梗の魂 前編)

April 9, 2001 December 28, 2002
Consigning to the fact she cannot return to the past, Kagome goes on a date with Hōjō. Miroku and Kaede attempt to protect an injured InuYasha while Shippo tries to bring Kagome back to the past to save them. Naraku reveals he is responsible for pitting Kikyo and InuYasha against each other in order to gain the Shikon Jewel.
22 "A Wicked Smile; Kikyo's Wandering Soul"

"Naraku no Shinjitsu ni Semaru Kikyō no Tamashii Kōhen" (奈落の真実に迫る桔梗の魂 後編)

April 9, 2001 December 28, 2002
Kikyo, who survived her encounter with InuYasha, lives peacefully in a village, but must steal the souls of the dying to maintain her presence in the world, which alarms one of the village girls when a monk named Seikai is killed by Kikyo when he tries to save her soul. Meanwhile, InuYasha, Kagome, and their friends investigate girls losing their souls, which inevitably leads them to Kikyo.
23 "Kagome's Voice and Kikyo's Kiss"

"Kagome no Koe to Kikyō no Kuchizuke" (かごめの声と桔梗の口づけ)

April 16, 2001 January 14, 2003
InuYasha takes off to find Kikyo, but Kagome ends up finding the shrine maiden first and tries to explain the true circumstances which led to her death. Kikyo, no longer caring about how she died, cannot overcome her hatred of InuYasha and decides to drag him to hell to join her in death.
24 "Enter Sango the Demon Slayer"

"Yōkaitaijiya, Sango Tōjō!" (妖怪退治屋 珊瑚登場!)

April 23, 2001 January 15, 2003
The yōkai slayer Sango is the sole survivor of an attack engineered by Naraku to destroy her village of yōkai slayers and acquire their Shikon Jewel shards. An enraged Sango seeks revenge against InuYasha, whom she believes to be responsible for the attack.
25 "Naraku's Insidious Plot"

"Naraku no Bōryaku o Uchi Yabure!" (奈落の謀略をうち破れ!)

May 7, 2001 January 16, 2003
Kept alive by determination alone, Sango reluctantly accepts a Shikon Jewel shard from Naraku, whom she does not trust. The yōkai slayer and InuYasha face off in battle, but the truth is soon revealed when Naraku leaves a puppet in his place to fight Miroku and Kirara.
26 "The Secret of the Jewel of Four Souls Revealed"

"Tsui ni Akasareta Shikon no Himitsu" (ついに明かされた四魂の秘密)

May 14, 2001 January 17, 2003
In exchange for their kindness, Sango reveals the secret to passing through a barrier to a cave near her village where the shrine maiden Midoriko created the Shikon Jewel. The truth behind the nature of the Jewel is revealed.
27 "The Lake of the Evil Water God"

"Suijin ga Shihaisuru Yami no Mizūmi" (水神が支配する闇の湖)

May 21, 2001 January 21, 2003
Joined by Sango the demon slayer, InuYasha and his companions find themselves in a village at the mercy of a malevolent Water God. After being hired by the village headman's son to save his friend, InuYasha, Kagome, and Shippo work to destroy the false Water God while Miroku and Sango go to free the true Water Goddess.