I'm having trouble understanding this. I don't understand why everyone loves this anme. Don't misunderstand, the anime's good, but everyone seems to be ga-ga over the whole series. And correct me if I'm wrong on that one. Theotaku.com rates it as the #1 anime on their list. Of course, the whole site is run by Otakus (basically people who have very little lives outside of anime), so it's no surprise. For Christ's sake, I was even nicknamed the name of the tick from the show (it should be noted that stupid arse Otakus called me that one)! I find it very reminiscent to the Dragonball series. I can come in at the middle of the entire series of Inuyasha and understand everything that's going on. Here seems to me what are the basic plots of nearly every single episode: 1) Inuyasha and his bro get into a smackdown, only to have his brother escape as he's about to die...surprise? 2) Inuyasha's fighting Naraku (don't know if I spelled that right...) and finds out that it's not really him, but a veery complex illusion leading them on. 3) This one was more apparent at the beginning of the show: Kagome and Inuyasha, and the rest of the "gang" if present, would fight some big ol' demon thing and find a tiny shard of the jewel they're looking for. 4) Inuyasha basically whoops some ass with his gy-normous sword (which somehow fits nicely into a very slim sheath, which I'm still trying to figure out). 5) That kid who's supposedly dead, but still lives because of the jewel, finds out that he's still alive, only before Naraku takes over his mind and tells him to do something nasty. Of course, he runs away right before getting caught, only for the process to repeat itself. And that's about it. Much like Dragonball series, no? Don't get me wrong, I like 'em both, but they're both pretty monotonous. So why does everyone seem to hold the anime series Inuyasha as #1 in America?