Manga volumes from InuYasha have been popular in Japan, taking high places in rankings listing sales. In 2001, the manga won the Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen manga title of the year. In North America, the manga volumes have appeared various times in the New York Times and Diamond Distributions top selling lists. Moreover, in 2005 InuYasha was one of the most researched series according to Lycos.
The anime of InuYasha was ranked twenty by TV Asahi of the 100 best anime series in 2006 based on an online survey in Japan.[ In ICv2's "Anime Awards" from both 2004 and 2005, the series was the winner in the category of "Property of the Year". In the Anime Grand Prix polls by Animage, InuYasha has appeared various times in the category of "Best Anime", taking third place in 2003. The four films have earned together over US$20 million in Japanese box offices. In the American Anime Awards from 2007, InuYasha was a nominee in the categories of "Best Cast", "Best Anime Feature" and "Best Long Series". The English DVDs from the series have sold over 800,000 copies ever since March 2003 with the first film's DVD topping the VideoScan anime...