Kagome has always been an ordinary girl in modern day Japan. But what Kagome doesn't know is, she is actually the reincarnation of a powerful priestess who died hundreds of years back. One extraordinary day, a strange monster breaks out of an old well near her house. Kagome is pulled back to ancient times where she meets Inu Yasha, who is half-human and half-demon. Together, they must go on a mystical adventure involving the shards of the legendary Shikon jewel... who knows? They may even find love.
Inu Yasha is somewhat dark, somewhat funny, and is an entertaining anime series. It contains the gothic elements with nasty creatures and demons of Japanese spirituality and folklore. Combine that with the adventure and romance and you have an all-round hit.