THE STORY BEGINS WITH KAGOME HIGURASHI, SCHOOLGIRL FROM MODERN-DAY TOKYO WHO IS TRANSPORTED TO THE SENGOKU PERIOD OF JAPAN AFTER FALLING INTO A WELL AND MEETS THE HALF DOG-DEMON, INUYASHA. WHEN A MONSTER FROM THAT ERA TRIES TO TAKE THE MAGICAL SHIKON JEWEL EMBODIED IN KAGOME, SHE INADVERTENTLY SHATTERS THE JEWEL INTO MANY PIECES THAT ARE DISPERSED ACROSS JAPAN. INUYASHA AND KAGOME START TRAVELING TO RE-COVER IT BEFORE THE POWERFUL AND EVIL HALF SPIDER-DEMON NARAKU FINDS ALL THE SHARDS.