Inuyasha is finally set to draw to a close after 11 years of serialisation, it has been announced in the latest instalment, with the next chapter, 558, bringing the story to an end. Creator 高橋留美 / Rumiko Takahashi is said to be planning a prompt start to a new work, to be announced soon, rather than taking the opportunity for a break. Apparently, there are also some concerns over what effect this will have on Shonen Sunday, as Inuyasha was a major title for them.
Hopefully, the series is ended in an appropriate fashion, although with 11 years and 53 volumes it seems unlikely that this was rushed. Via AnimeAnime.