Happy Holidays, ladies, gentlemen, and readers of all ages. Let us briefly talk about my experience with Inuyasha. This was an anime that I was rather fascinated with when I was an eleven-year-old boy and continued to like it when I was a teenager, especially considering that my gateway episode was “Episode 43: Tetsusaiga Breaks” with the shining moment being Inuyasha’s transformation into a full yokai with red eyes and purple stripes on his cheeks after Goshinki bit off his sword, Tetsusaiga. As I grew, I continued to watch a lot more episodes on Adult Swim and even the movies, thus heightening my fascination for this show and how much fun I was having with it. I grew to like the characters, especially Inuyasha, Sesshoumaru, Bankotsu, Sango, Miroku, Souta, Rin, Jaken, and Kagura, and hate some others too, most notably Naraku. Now as someone in my twenties, I have seen that although there is still an enjoyable factor in terms of nostalgia and having so much fun with it, there are some flaws to be found. There are some filler episodes I never cared for, the whole Status Quo is God card being used, thus not fully fleshing out certain characters, and even Kagome’s occasionally abusive treatment towards Inuyasha, especially with the “Sit, boy!” command with the Beads of Subjugation. Sure, Inuyasha and Kagome can have their moments, but other times, it is just back to bickering and grumbling. I honestly do not understand why InuKag is so well-loved when it is so clear that their “relationship” just seems to fall back into bad habits, which is why InuKag is definitely my NoTP for life, as there are so many other better pairings than this overrated one. This is why I have come up with a list of 10 Inuyasha OTPs I will never tire of in any shape or form. I know some of you who follow me here on DeviantArt are aware that I am so passionate about my ships. So, in this entry, which is also a Red Ribbon Reviewers contribution, I will talk about why I love and ship these particular couples. I am also fully aware that Inuvember may not for another eleven months, but it still gives me the chance to shed light on these Inuyasha OTPs of mine and share with you, my dear readers, the love and passion I have for them. Maybe I might end up having a go at doing more fanart of them seeing how I might not stop talking about them. With that said, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Keep in mind that this is my list, so take it for what it is and do understand that these are my opinions. If you have an OTP you like that is either from this list or not, please post it on the comments below. Thank you and enjoy. 10. Shippou x Souten Yes, I know there are people out there who do not care for Shippou because he ends up being rather cowardly in battle, but he is still just a young child when all is said and done. When being paired up with someone like Souten, I can see Shippou being a little bit more tolerable mostly thanks to how well they work off of each other. As children, they would certainly have a playful way of showing affection while being rather mischievous. As they grow up, they would retain their mischievousness but combine it with a few sweet, gentle moments when they are alone together. I even figure that their kits would be as feisty, fun-loving and cheeky as they are when they were young. 9. Souta x Kanna First of all, I would like to thank Lance-the-young and tailfluffgirl for getting me invested with this particular pairing, as I have been shipping them ever since I was fourteen years old. I am actually surprised this particular pairing based on them being polar opposites of each other still holds up to this very day in my eyes. Combining Souta’s inquisitive, outgoing, friendly nature with Kanna’s reserved, introverted, quiet personality seems like a pretty fascinating and intriguing idea. I have always seen this as a really cute, interesting couple and I enjoy it a lot more than having Souta pair up with Hitomi, as it makes for more interesting dynamics. Kanna would not have to be so much of a reserved introvert and can always be on Souta’s side through thick and thin, thus opening up to him a lot more and showing more trust which then develops into affection, while Souta can prove himself brave, selfless, and strong in the face of battle thanks to her support and they can protect each other from all obstacles, thus showing a strong bond that they could have for each other and stick together in good times and in bad times and healthily breaking each others’ barriers down. 8. Kohaku x Rin Another pairing that I have been shipping as a fourteen-year-old boy that has held up to this day? Oh, heavens, yes! Kohaku x Rin is a couple I will support, defend, cherish, and adore to the ends of the earth until the day I die. I know darn well I will not let this couple go in virtue of how genuine, sweet, down-to-earth, and lovely they are together. What I love about this couple is that there seems to be barely any arguments going on with them and their relationship is on the normal, humble, and lovely side, which makes my support for Kohaku and Rin as an item all the more legitimate. Rin could indubitably reach out to Kohaku’s more sympathetic and human side, while Kohaku can feel more comfortable and at ease with being with someone as optimistic and jolly as Rin. This is essentially a relationship that begins with youthful puppy love, builds up to adolescent admiration and delightful dating, then has marriage as the apotheosis and has Rin bearing Kohaku’s progeny as the icing…
(Kenta and Keita come in swinging on vines to greet their father, Inuyasha, and their uncles, Ginta and Kiibo.) Kenta and Keita: Hey, dad! Hey, Uncle Ginta and Uncle Kiibo. Inuyasha: Ah, my favorite sons of all time, hello. Ginta: Kenta, Keita, it’s so good to see you. Kiibo: Well, if it isn’t my most favorite nephews, Kenta and Keita. (Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita come running towards each other and give each other a five-way body slam.) Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita: RAAAAHH!!! (The five then give each other a massive bear hug.) Inuyasha: So, Kenta, Keita, how have you been? Kenta: Oh, you know, the usual. Keita: Hunting, scouting the jungle, and training. Ginta: Well, that’s great to hear. Kiibo: You two seem to be getting stronger every time we see you. Kenta: Speaking of strong. Keita: Dad, Uncle Ginta, Uncle Kiibo, could you please show us your muscles? (Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo look at each other and smile. They look at Kenta and Keita.) Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: All right. Inuyasha: Then you’ll have to make poses with us. Ginta and Kiibo: Agreed? Kenta and Keita: Agreed. (Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo raise their arms and flex their biceps complete with a mighty lion’s roar.) Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: ROOOOAAAR!!!! (The three men then show their muscular backs to Kenta and Keita. After that, Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo turn around and show their pecs and deltoids.) Inuyasha: You boys like what you see? (Kenta then touches Inuyasha’s right bicep, who raises his arm to flex it. Meanwhile, Keita touches Ginta’s left bicep and Kiibo’s right bicep, thus comparing the two.) Inuyasha: That’s right, Kenta. If you and Keita keep training with me and your uncles, you will be as strong as I am. (Inuyasha raises his left bicep with a low growl.) Ginta: Or even me. (Ginta flexes his deltoids with a snarl.) Kiibo: Or even me because I’m stronger than both your dad and uncle! (Kiibo flexes both of his tremendous biceps with a roar.) Inuyasha: So, you boys think you got what it takes to take us down in a posedown? Ginta: We’d like to see you try. Kiibo: Let’s see how powerful you two really are. Kenta: Dad, uncles, we got one thing to say to you. Keita: And you know what it is. Kenta and Keita: It’s on! (Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita get to their positions and start flexing their muscles. They flex their biceps, pecs, deltoids, and back muscles.) Inuyasha: Well, I must say. We’re impressed with you two. Kenta and Keita: Gee. Thanks, dad. Ginta: And now. Kiibo: The grand finale. (Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita huddle and flex their deltoids and let out a growl.) Inuyasha: Kenta, Keita- Ginta: Now you have to shoulder check the three of us. Kiibo: Come on! Kenta and Keita: All right! (Kenta and Keita give a forceful shoulder check to Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo, who end up tumbling down on top of each other. After that, Kenta and Keita extend their hands to their father and uncles. Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo pull Kenta and Keita and play wrestle with each other while laughing.) Kenta and Keita: So, dad, uncles, what do you think? Inuyasha: Well, we have this to say. (Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo pull Kenta and Keita to a group hug.) Ginta: We’re really proud of you. Kiibo: You proved yourselves to be really strong warriors. Kenta: Hey, dad, Uncle Ginta, Uncle Kiibo. Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: Yeah? Kenta: We’re all best pals, right? Inuyasha: Right. Ginta: Absolutely. Kiibo: No doubt about it. Keita: And we’ll always be together. Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: For sure. Kenta and Keita: And we’re all gonna be strong together, right? (Kenta and Keita flex their biceps.) Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: Yes, we are. (Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo flex back.) Inuyasha: Plus, we’re all gonna protect this jungle. (Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita proceed to stand up.) Inuyasha: If any poacher or enemy dares to come barge into this jungle, he will have to face me! (Inuyasha flexes his deltoids and biceps and lets out a growl.) Ginta: And me! (Ginta puts his hands behind his nape thus flexing his biceps and pecs and lets out a growl.) Kiibo: And me! (Kiibo raises his arms, flexes his biceps, and lets out a mighty lion’s roar.) Kenta and Keita: And us! (Kenta and Keita put one knee down and flex their bicep.) Inuyasha: Let’s spread the word. Ginta: This jungle is our home. Kiibo: And we will protect it. Kenta: So, invaders, marauders, pillagers, and poachers. Keita: Beware. Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita: ROOOOAAAAARRRR!!!! There’s absolutely no screwing around with these jungle protectors that’s for sure. Boy, I did enjoy putting Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo be the Tarzans to Kenta’s and Keita’s Koraks. And let’s face it, I certainly love it when Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita have moments of badass male bonding. Well, I hope you all enjoy this post and this picture. Until next time. Inuyasha and Ginta from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise. Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa from Shootfighter Tekken or High School Exciting Story: Tough belongs to Tetsuya Saruwatari and Anime International Company. Kenta and Keita belong to me.
This summer we have at our presence three big, buff hunks of the beach, Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo, to greet the summer the only way they know how. Inuyasha: Yo, Ginta, Kiibo, you guys ready? Ginta: Definitely! Kiibo: Yeah, big bro! (Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo stand in a line, raise their strong and powerful arms, and flex their biceps.) Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: Grrrr….RAAAAH!!!! Inuyasha: Here we are in Okinawa Island. I’m Inuyasha. Ginta: I’m Ginta. Kiibo: And I’m Kiibo wishing you all an awesome summer! Inuyasha, Ginta, and Kiibo: WOOHOO!!!! Inuyasha and Ginta from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise. Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa from Shootfighter Tekken or High School Exciting Story: Tough belongs to Tetsuya Saruwatari and Anime International Company.
Ah, male bonding between two young men like Kenta and Kenta, a strong, handsome, and tough father like Inuyasha and two awesome uncles like Ginta and Kiibo. Indeed, there is nothing more enthralling than seeing these gentlemen having a nice and friendly father, uncle, son posedown. So, feast your eyes on Inuyasha, Ginta, Kiibo, Kenta, and Keita and let their muscular physiques entice you. Inuyasha and Ginta from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise. Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa from Shootfighter Tekken or High School Exciting Story: Tough belongs to Tetsuya Saruwatari and Anime International Company. Kenta and Keita belong to me.
This piece of Inuyasha/Ayame and Ginta/Shunran fan art is dedicated to nekoDawnlight, who is celebrating his birthday today. So, I hope you enjoy this piece of Inuyasha fan art I did and I wish you abundance, prosperity, and joy in your life as an artist. Summer love has never looked this amazing, especially when my two beloved Inuyasha OTPs Inuyasha/Ayame and Ginta/Shunran are spreading the love to each other. So, what are you waiting for? Show these two couples some love and spread its word. Inuyasha, Ayame, Shunran, and Ginta from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
This piece of Inuyasha fanart is dedicated to a very dear friend, a down-to-earth person, and fellow DeviantArtist, Critterz11, who makes such lovely pieces of work and who’s personality is always pleasing. So, Critterz, have a most blessed, prosperous, and awesome birthday, keep on being the fine artist that you are, and see you on the flipside. What’s not to love about Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran together as one badass, tough, strong, and awesome four-person group? Or even have Inuyasha/Ayame and Ginta/Shunran as cute, lovely, fantastic, and great couples? Well, there’s a lot to love about these four. Whether they kick butt together or have moments of intimacy, there is surely never a dull nor sappy moment. Moreover, it’s always a pleasure seeing Inuyasha and Ginta being the tall, handsome, fierce, muscular Alpha Males that they are and their darling wives, Ayame and Shunran, being the tough, brave, strong women that they are who are always more than willing to open up a large can of whoop-ass. Such is the bliss of seeing these badass, gallant guardians together as one formidably unbreakable team. Well, Critterz11, I hope you enjoyed this piece of work and until then, blessed be on your very special day. Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
Have you ever wondered why Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s family is so powerful? Well, each family member not only has great strength and unparalleled combat skills but to make sure that they reach their full potential they train and train and train. One certainly has to leave it up to such awesome, badass, and courageous parents like Inuyasha and Ayame to ensure that they and their children are fit no matter what they do. In this family, there is no slacking off whatsoever and they live by one rule, either you go strong and go for the gold or go home. Moreover, the love they give to each other as a strong married couple is one that will persevere until the end of time. The same love is passed to their children, as they make sure that they are not only well-nurtured but also formidable enough to stand together as siblings and individually when fighting any foe. Kenta and Keita being the muscle twins that they are as well as being the eldest children are truly their father’s and mother’s sons. Being Inuyasha’s favorite sons certainly has its privileges, as they love to spar, flex, and do lots of fighting with their dear old dad. Plus, Ayame being their mother can totally count on them to protect their family from any harm. So, one should never ever dare mess with Kenta and Keita. Kaito proves he is just as strong as his big brothers and his father, as he is shown stretching and flexing his right bicep. He not only has his father’s and brothers’ insurmountable strength but he is also nimble and fast enough to dodge any attacks. Even though he loves having his dad Inuyasha as his coach, as he makes sure that a young man like Kaito has enough muscle in his system to take down any opponent whether it would be him, his older brothers or any enemy, he loves having his mom Ayame train him in terms of speed and agility. Momoko is truly her mother’s daughter, as she is shown stretching her legs. She bears enough speed and agility to outrun a thousand stallions. Not only does she love to engage in combat with her own mom but she loves to have races with her whether it would be swimming or running. Maya may be the youngest in this family but she is a pint-sized powerhouse. Aspiring to be as strong as her dad and mom is certainly something she lives for and she wants to prove it. She may be a cute flower but even someone like Maya should certainly be reckoned with. I bet you’re also wondering why they are all wearing red. Well, it’s essentially their attire derived from Inuyasha’s signature Fire Rat Robe and it is tailored to good use for this family to show unity. In addition to that, this not only heightens their tribal way of living and it’s not only a fashion statement but given the fact that the material is from the Fire Rat that means they can be well-protected against any and every type of external damage. So, with that said, it’s time for this amazing family to assemble and venture onwards to battle. Inuyasha and Ayame from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise. Kenta, Keita, Kaito, Momoko, and Maya belong to me.
This piece of Inuyasha fanart is dedicated to a fine DeviantArtist, PaSt8l, who is celebrating her birthday today. I wish you a lot of love, prosperity, happiness, and abundance in your life and in everything you do. (A beach on a bright summer day. Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran are emerging from the ocean with determined and focused looks on their faces.) Inuyasha (raising his left arm and flexing his bicep): Hey, you. You think you got what it takes to take us down? Ginta (flexing his right bicep): Do you think you’re strong enough to challenge us? Ayame (clenching her fists): Well, what are you waiting for? We’re all here. Shunran (with her hands on her hips): And we’re ready for you if you think you have the guts to try your luck out on us. (After flexing his bicep, Inuyasha then proceeds to roll his head and shoulders.) Inuyasha: All right, team. Looks like our challenge has just begun. Let’s go! Ginta: Roger that, bro. Ayame: Got it, honey. Shunran: Sure thing, big bro-in-law. It goes without saying that one has to be daring enough to have a throwdown with Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran, as they are always ready for anything. Even during the summer season, as there is also no time for them to slack off. So, while the sun is shining, one can always count on Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran to be always on the prowl, kicking loads of butt, and being the general toughies that they are. Well, thank you so much for taking a gander at this piece of fanart. And to PaSt8l, I hope your birthday was a splendid one. Take care and have a great summer. Inuyasha, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
Ah, my most beloved power couples of all time, Inuyasha and Ayame and Ginta and Shunran. What’s not to love about two sexy, strong, and lovely husband and wife duos who can open up all types of whoop-ass and still be tender towards each other? Well, feast your eyes on two of my most beloved OTPs of all time having a romantic moment after some grueling physical training. Inuyasha, Ayame, Shunran, and Ginta from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
(Inuyasha, Ayame, Kenta, and Keita spot in the distance of their caves a huge, hulking boar demon causing terror and pandemonium.) Inuyasha: Kaito, Momoko, Maya, you three stay and guard the cave. Kaito: But can’t we come with you? Momoko: What will happen if you don’t come back? Maya: Perhaps, we shouldn’t worry too much. Dad, Mom, Kenta, and Keita are gonna kick that demon’s butt. Ayame: Maya’s right. You don’t have to worry too much about us. We can handle it. Inuyasha: So, darling, what shall we do about that boar demon? Ayame: I say we give him a well-deserved ass-kicking. Don’t you agree, honey? Boys? Inuyasha: Got it. Kenta and Keita: Affirmative, mom. (Inuyasha, Ayame, Kenta, and Keita assemble and jet off. Inuyasha and Kenta transform into their full youkai forms, while Keita starts to grow purple stripes on his cheeks. Then they land near the spot where the boar demon is.) Kenta: Yo, dad. Inuyasha: Yeah, Kenta? Kenta: Show me your muscles before showing those to Mr. Big, Mean, and Ugly. (Inuyasha flexes his pecs and deltoids to Kenta.) Inuyasha: My muscles are always ready, my boy. Now, show me your muscles. (Kenta flexes his biceps and Inuyasha touches them.) Inuyasha: Hmmm…Nice. Very nice. Looks like yours and Keita’s training with me and mom has paid off, huh? Kenta: Yeah. (Inuyasha and Kenta nod and growl in agreement with grins on their faces.) Keita: Hey, mom. Ayame: Yes, Keita? Keita: Show me how tough and strong you are. Ayame: All right. Just lend me your palms and don’t flinch. (Keita shows his palms to Ayame and she starts punching them.) Keita: Awesome punches, mom. Ayame: Thank you, son. Now, show me those biceps of yours. (Keita flexes his biceps. Ayame touches them and nods with approval.) Ayame: You are surely ready. Keita: Mom, I’m always ready to kick butt. Ayame: Hehehe. That’s my boy. Inuyasha: Looks like we’re all ready because Mr. Big, Mean, and Ugly is approaching. Ayame: For sure and we’re gonna have lots of boar tonight and the next few weeks. (The huge, hulking boar demon comes in stomping, stops, and lets out a bellowing, earth-shattering roar to Inuyasha, Ayame, Kenta, and Keita.) Inuyasha: Now it’s our turn. (Inuyasha slowly raises his arms and stretches them. He then flexes his well-shaped biceps complete with a growl and a roar.) Inuyasha: Grrr…ROOOAAAR!!!! (Ayame cracks her knuckles, stretches her legs, rolls her head and shoulders and flexes. She also growls and roars.) Ayame: Grrr…RAAAHH!!! (Kenta and Keita stretch their legs, raise their arms, flex their biceps, and roar.) Kenta and Keita: ROAAAARR!!!! (The boar demon grunts in response.) Inuyasha: In case you didn’t know what that meant. Ayame: That means you’re going down. Kenta: We’ll make sure of it. Keita: And you’re gonna be our dinner tonight. Inuyasha: Babe, boys, let’s go kick Mr. Big, Ugly, and Mean’s ass! Ayame: Affirmative, honey. Kenta and Keita: Yes, sir! (Inuyasha, Ayame, Kenta, and Keita charge at the boar demon.) Inuyasha, Ayame, Kenta, and Keita: ROOOOOOAAAARRR!!!! I bet you already know what happens after this. It’s certainly a pleasure seeing Inuyasha being the Big Kahuna that he is flexing his biceps in his full youkai form to make all of his enemies quake and tremble, Ayame showing her toughness, strength, and sexiness as a force to not be messed with, and Inuyasha’s favorite sons and eldest twin children of their family, Kenta and Keita, displaying that they are their father’s and mother’s sons by also flexing their muscles. And for them to look exceptionally amazing for their ages, what with Inuyasha being 35, Ayame being 32, and Kenta and Keita being 16, it is certainly saying something. Moreover, these jungle/forest warriors don’t need any spears, knives, bows or arrows. They got their fists, claws, muscles, super strength, heightened senses and super speed to do the job for them. It just goes to show you, the family that fights and slays together, stays together. Inuyasha and Ayame from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise. Kenta and Keita belong to me.