Together with their friends Miroku Shippo Sango and Kirara Inuyasha and Kagome continue their search for the shards of the Sacred Jewel. Their task however is not made any easier by Naraku who continually seems to be inventing newer and more dangerous ways to thwart them. Adventure and romance demons and fantasy-come enter the world of INUYASHA in this second exciting season. The second season of the anime series Inuyasha aired in Japan on Animax from May 28, 2001, through December 10, 2001. Based on the manga series of the same title by Rumiko Takahashi, the anime was produced by Sunrise. The series continues a half demon Inuyasha's and a high school girl Kagome Higurashi's journey, alongside their friends Shippo, Miroku and Sango to obtain the fragments of the shattered Jewel of Four Souls, a powerful jewel that had been hidden inside Kagome's body, and keep the shards from being used for evil. The anime is licensed for release in North America by Viz Media. The English dub of the first season was broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim programming block from January 22, 2003, through May 1, 2004. The opening themes for this season were "Change the World by V6 for episodes 26-34, and "I Am" by hitomi for episodes 35-54. The ending themes were "Fukai Mori" (????, "Deep Forest") by Do As Infinity for episodes 28-41 and "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki for episodes 42-54.