Item description for The Inu-yasha Experience: Fiction, Fantasy And Facts (Mysteries and Secrets Revealed) by Kazuhisa Fujie...
A mystical tale set in Japan's long-ago Era of the Warring States. Inu-yasha, the half-demon hero of the story, and Kagome, a schoolgirl transported back in time from present-day Tokyo, are thrown together in a quest to find the shattered pieces of the magical Shikon Jewel and return harmony to the world. The Inu-yasha Experience reveals the the many secrets, subplots, character traits and behind-the-scenes gossip that have made this one of the most popular manga and anime ever released. Mysteries and Secrets Revealed! is an all-new series of guides compiled in Tokyo by long-term fans of Japan's most loved anime.
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Kazuhisa Fujie is an ober otaku and proliferate writer on anime and manga related themes, and author of numerous books in the Mysteries and Secrets Revealed! anime sourcebook series. He lives in Tokyo with his bass guitar and tropical fish.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Inu-yasha Experience: Fiction, Fantasy And Facts (Mysteries and Secrets Revealed)?
It's OK Dec 5, 2007
The book is informative, and it's not like it's really expensive... Like I said, it's ok. My recommendation is this; if you buy it, buy it used so you get what you pay for.
Don't bother Mar 23, 2006
This book is useless. They miss Sango and Shippou for one thing. and for another, NONE OF THIS INFORMATION IS NEW. I THOUGHT I was buying the novelazation of Inuyasha that was released in '04 in Japan which contained the first chapters redrawn by Takahashi and some other information, like what happened to Kagome's dad. Turns out this is just useless, everything in it you can find out from watching a episode or three of the series. And it's CONSTANTLY repeating itself. Yes. We know. Kikyou died. Now she's not. Why do they have to repeat it every other paragraph!?
Not as bad as others have said Aug 21, 2005
I found this book entertaining and definitely not as bad as the other reviewers said. It's not necessarily a book for the older fans; I believe this is something for the younger and newly addicted IY fans that aren't as well-informed about the series as others (especially the die-hard ones) as well as the ones that don't understand the dynamics.
It's not necessarily a Miroku-hating book, they just seem to poke fun at him, almost as if they're making the book like the anime, interactive with the characters voices and opinions. They depict Miroku as a lecher, yes, but mostly in jest (My advice, don't take things so seriously when reading this), but the other reviewers also failed to mention that they also show Miroku as brave, friendly and all around strong.
Take a chance on this book, if not for yourself as a collector of IY items then for your children or a younger fan you know. It gives enough information to let your imagination run around and think for yourself.
Miroku Haters Jan 31, 2005
According to this book, Miroku is 'a bad monk'. One of the reasons given is the time he beat up Jaken, who tried to kill him with the Saimyosho insects. This book fails to recognize that most of the time Miroku is nicer than Inuyasha. He is always there to help Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango and Shippo in battle. His advice tends to be wise, he is extremely intelligent. In the episode with Juramoru and Kageromaru, he jumps in front of Sango to save her. Aside from this, the writers don't know how to spell Tetsusaiga. There is very little mention of Sango and Shippo, and it is overall a substandard read. I don't idealize Miroku, I know he's lecherous and a con man, but this book made him out to be downright evil!
Almost but Not Quite Nov 15, 2004
This book has a lot of promise but essentially misses the boat from Japan. On the positive side there are several articles devoted to information about Inuyasha, Kagome, and Miroku, their possessions and abilities, and various Japanese words/meanings. The antagonists of the series are limited to Sesshomaru, Kikyo, and Naraku. On the negative side the book excludes at least half of the other characters prominent in the series. For instance, do not look for information on Sango, Shippo, Myoga or any number of other "good" or "bad" characters (several of which are mentioned in the featured chapters). Other minor problems the book includes is the lack of a consistent perspective and a casual/formal writing style. The perspective does not remain consistent between "I" and "we" (Who these pronouns refer to is never explained) and whether or not this is supposed to be a serious examination of the subject or a gossipy tabloid is also never decided. So one is left wondering many questions - how many are writing this? Is it referencing the manga or the anime or both? What's the differences? Is any of this based on actual fact (e.g. there are no books or episodes directly listed as source material)? Is this book simply to profess the writer's own emotions or thoughts about the series' characters, items, events, or progression? Too much excluded information, misinformation, and what could only be considered personal views made this a disappointing purchase.