We talked a bit about this a month ago after when the first solicitation information came up from Madman Entertainment about their bringing out the complete InuYasha series as a box set. As noted before, they’re looking to bring it out in a big way on home video for collectors that may have passed up on it before as they’re planning a November 2nd, 2016 release of the complete series with 167 episodes from the original run plus the 26 episodes from the Final Act run. The set has a running time of 4,825 minutes and is being released in bilingual form for $299.95.
Now, the retail solicitation has surfaced and it’s confirming the date and price as well as the extras but also noting that the release will have 48 DVDs within it, which means we’re essentially getting a repackaging of previously authored materials and not a new reconfigured/authored set that uses less space. I believe, like the Viz Media releases, that the previous Madman releases were the standard 3-4 episodes per disc, hence it having so many, instead of the more current form of 6-7 episodes per disc, which would significantly cut down the number of them in this set.
Extras for the release include Line Art, Japanese Promos, Textless Opening and Closing Songs, Original Japanese Trailer and Commercials
Plot concept: Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Kagome Higurashi, whose family tends a shrine, falls into an old well one day and literally tumbles into ancient Japanese history. On the other side she meets Inu yasha, the dog-like demon (inu means dog in Japanese) who claims she smells just like the woman who fifty years ago pinned him with her arrow to a tree, where he’s been all this time.
Unwilling allies at first, the two become closer as their search for the sacred “Jewel of Four Souls” continues. If Kagome really is the reincarnation of the shrine-maiden Kikyo, can it be that she’s becoming jealous of herself…?