Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
Inuyasha the Movie poster.png
Japanese theatrical poster
Directed by Toshiya Shinohara
Produced by
  • Mikihiro Iwata
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Masuo Ueda
Screenplay by Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Based on Inuyasha
by Rumiko Takahashi
Starring Kappei Yamaguchi
Music by Kaoru Wada
Cinematography Hisao Shirai
Edited by Tomoaki Tsurubuchi
Distributed by
Release date
  • December 15, 2001 (2001-12-15)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Budget US$2.9 million[citation needed]
Box office $10,539,779[1]

Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (映画犬夜叉 時代を越える想い, Eiga Inuyasha: Toki o Koeru Omoi) (also known as InuYasha the Movie: The Love that Transcends Time) is the first film of the Inuyasha series. Some characters are designed by Hideyuki Motohashi, who also worked on Fushigi Yūgi, A-ko the Versus and Ceres: Celestial Legend. The film was released in 2001 in Japan, and in the United States in 2004. The song, "No More Words", is performed by Ayumi Hamasaki.


Inuyasha's father defeated a powerful Chinese yōkai moth named Hyōga, five hundered years ago. The Shikon Jewel shard revives his son, Menōmaru, and his loyal servants, Ruri and Hari (who plan to avenge their family). When Miroku and Sango meet the duo, Ruri copies the wind tunnel and Hari possesses Kirara. Menōmaru kidnaps and places a spell on Kagome. He breaks the seal to release the power of his predecessors. Though becoming stronger, he achieves the title of the clan. While staying at the tree fortress, Menōmaru uses the spell to possess Kagome. Inuyasha attempts to evade Kagome, when he discovers that she is wearing Kikyō's clothes. Kagome inadvertently kills Inuyasha, pinning him with an arrow on "The Sacred Tree" (like Kikyō did to him fifty years ago). After Kagome resists the spell, she apologizes and seemingly mourns for Inuyasha. When Kikyō tells Kagome that she does not belong in the feudal era, she sends her to the "Bone-Eater's Well". A grief-stricken Kagome ends up returning in the present day and wanders though Tokyo. After sensing that Inuyasha is alive and unconscious under Menōmaru's spell, Kagome shoots the arrow into the well, causing it to explode and freeing Inuyasha from the spell. She travels back in time and reconciles with him. As Kirara resists the spell, Miroku and Sango defeat the duo. When Menōmaru emerges from the moth cocoon and reveals his giant body, Inuyasha and Kagome combine their powers to destroy Menōmaru. The two spend time in Tokyo.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor
Inuyasha Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Ian Cox
Kagome Higurashi Satsuki Yukino Moneca Stori
Miroku Kōji Tsujitani Kirby Morrow
Sango Houko Kuwashima Kelly Sheridan
Shippo Kumiko Watanabe Jillian Michaels
Kikyo Noriko Hidaka Willow Johnson
Kaede Hisako Kyōda Pam Hyatt
Menomaru Tomokazu Seki Vincent Gale
Ruri Hekiru Shiina Venus Terzo
Hari Tomoko Kawakami Lalainia Lindbjerg


  1. ^ "Inuyasha - Toki wo koeru omoi". 

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