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Inuyasha Confirmed to End Next Wednesday in Japan

posted on by Egan Loo
Fantasy tale to be Rumiko Takahashi's longest work after 11 years, 558 installments

The 28th issue (released on June 11) of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has confirmed that the next issue (on sale on June 18) will feature the final chapter of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha time-traveling fantasy manga. Takahashi has been working on Inuyasha over the course of 11 years and seven months, more than 54 volumes, and 558 magazine installments. Inuyasha will be Takahashi's longest regularly serialized work — topping Urusei Yatsura (over eight years), Maison Ikkoku (seven years), and Ranma 1/2 (over eight years). (One-Pound Gospel, the Mermaid series, and Rumic Theater have all been running for more years, but were all also irregularly serialized and shorter in page count.)

Viz Media has been releasing the manga in North America, and it has also released the 2000-2004 television anime adaptation.

Thank you to Starks, Herb Kirchhoff, and Lily for the news tips.

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