Why InuYasha Anime Deserves a Remake

Why InuYasha Anime Deserves a Remake

Why the InuYasha Anime Should Have a Remake

Few manga creators have achieved the success of the legendary Rumiko Takahashi, an author who, at 66, has had an incredible career. Among her works are “Ranma,” “Maison Ikkoku,” “Urusei Yatsura,” and, of course, “InuYasha.” With “Ranma” seemingly on track for a remake, it’s natural to ask: Should the InuYasha anime follow suit?

Rumiko Takahashi’s Works Gradually Receiving New Versions

While the “Ranma” anime remake remains unconfirmed, a reliable insider has leaked the news. If I propose an InuYasha remake, it’s because “Ranma” would be the second of Takahashi’s works to receive a completely new version.

“Urusei Yatsura” has already had its remake airing for years, presenting a new take with fewer episodes by David Production (the studio behind “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”). Could InuYasha be next?

Does InuYasha Really Need a Remake?

The answer isn’t absolute. The InuYasha anime doesn’t necessarily need a remake like other shows with mediocre adaptations. However, the original series will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, and the adaptation has some weaknesses that a remake could address.

  • The ending: One of the most criticized aspects of the InuYasha anime is its ending. It took many years to air and condensed a lot of Rumiko Takahashi’s manga material. A remake could provide a more cohesive conclusion.
  • Censorship: The InuYasha anime toned down many elements from Takahashi’s manga, such as nudity and blood. In today’s streaming-focused era with less censorship, a remake could deliver a more faithful adaptation.
  • Character relationships: Some fans and manga readers believe that the development of InuYasha’s character relationships, particularly the emotional exploration of Kagome and InuYasha, fell short in the anime. A remake could improve upon this aspect.

A Potential Remake’s Timing

Even though InuYasha’s anime will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, a potential remake might still be several years away. “Urusei Yatsura” and “Ranma” seem to be ahead in line for remakes, and “Maison Ikkoku” could also receive a new adaptation. Patience is key for InuYasha fans.

In conclusion, while the original InuYasha anime was undoubtedly enjoyable, a remake could address its shortcomings and provide a more faithful adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi’s beloved manga. As other Takahashi works receive new versions, the possibility of an InuYasha remake remains an exciting prospect for fans.