The battle with Muso, the Man with No Face, continues. Who is this new incarnation of Naraku and what is his connection to Inuyasha and Kikyo? While Inuyasha and Kagome deal with Muso and then search for a way to make Tetsusaiga more powerful, Naraku never stops making his evil plans. After capturing Rin, Naraku tries to pressure Sesshomaru into killing Inuyasha. But will Sesshomaru do Naraku's evil bidding? Then a group calling itself the Band of Seven appears. Who are these new enemies, and what do they want with Inuyasha?
The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi's career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan's annual New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another--Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, and One-Pound Gospel.