List of InuYasha: The Final Act episodes
The episodes of the Japanese anime series InuYasha Kanketsu-Hen (The Final Act) are based on the last 21 volumes of the manga series of the same title by Rumiko Takahashi, continuing where the first adaptation left off. The series follows the half-demon InuYasha, the junior high school student Kagome Higurashi and their companions Miroku, Sango, Shippo and Kirara as they search for the final fragments of the shattered Sacred Shikon Jewel and approach their final battle with Naraku. Viz Media licensed the series as InuYasha: The Final Act. It was released in Animax Asia and Animax India. The original staff and cast from the first InuYasha anime adaptation were brought back together for the new series. The series premiered on Yomiuri TV on October 3, 2009 where it ran for twenty-six episodes, concluding on March 29, 2010.
Viz Media licensed the new adaptation before it premiered and aired its English subtitled version online through Hulu, releasing episodes within a day of their original Japanese air dates. As of April 14, the entire series remains available for free on Hulu in the United States. As of episode 14, the English episode aired first. Animax Asia aired the series with their own English subtitles, on its television stations and its online video service.
Voice actress Kelly Sheridan was the first to announce through her Facebook fan page on May 11, 2010 that work on the English dub for The Final Act had begun. Kira Tozer replaced Moneca Stori as Kagome Higurashi and Michael Daingerfield voiced Sesshomaru in the place of David Kaye. Kirby Morrow, the voice of Miroku said on VoicePrint with Trevor Devall and guests that Michael Daingerfield was able to mimic David Kaye near perfectly. On December 17, 2010, Paul Dobson announced on a podcast episode of VoicePrint with Trevor Devall and guests that he would be going back to the Ocean Group studio for his final recording session of InuYasha: The Final Act on December 23, 2010. Viz Media released InuYasha: The Final Act set 1 on Blu-ray and DVD on November 20, 2012 and set 2 was released February 12.
The English dub, InuYasha: The Final Act, began broadcasting in the United States and Canada on Viz Media's online network, Neon Alley, on October 2, 2012. Currently, there is no confirmation that the continuing series' English dub will be aired on American broadcast cable. On May 21, 2012 Jason DeMarco (the former producer of Toonami and current vice president of strategic marketing for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim) had said that they had discussed airing it on Adult Swim's newly resurrected Toonami block.
Four pieces of theme music were used, one opening and three endings. "Kimi ga Inai Mirai" by Do As Infinity was the opening theme song for the series, used throughout the series. "With You" by AAA was the first ending from episode one to nine. The second ending was "Diamond" by Alan from episode ten to seventeen. The third and final ending theme was "Tōi Michi no Saki de" (遠い道の先で, "The Long Road Ahead") by Ai Takekawa from episode eighteen to twenty-six.
Episode listing 
|Ep#||Title||Japanese airdate||English sub airdate||English dub airdate|
"Naraku no Shinzō" (奈落の心臓)
|October 3, 2009||October 4, 2009||October 2, 2012|
|Hakudoshi persuades Kagura into releasing Goryomaru from imprisonment in exchange for her freedom from Naraku. However, they're not strong enough to try usurping Naraku yet; they need jewel shards, and there's only four left not in Naraku's possession. Hakudoshi attacks Kagome and successfully steals her shard while Moryomaru, who seems to be acting on his own, attacks Koga for his shards, failing in doing so. Kagura, in the meantime, attacks Kohaku, promising a quick death in exchange for his shard. Moved by his determination to kill Naraku, Kagura destroys Kohaku's shard of demonic energy and sends him away on one of her feathers. Hakudoshi, seeing that Kagura has betrayed him as well, attacks her just as Inuyasha's group shows up. Goryomaru does as well, revealing himself to be Moryomaru; he was Goryomaru's demonic arm, and ate him from the inside out. Hakudoshi gives Moryomaru Kagome's shard, to heal, sending him after Kohaku. Naraku, having watched his incarnations' plot unfold from Kanna's mirror, disables Hakudoshi's barrier and withdraws the Saimyosho. Left without any form of defense, Hakudoshi is sucked into the Wind Tunnel. Kagura reveals the Infant that contains Naraku's own heart is inside Moryomaru and destroying him means the death of Naraku; knowing she could die anytime now, Kagura flees for her life. Sango goes after Kohaku before the others, being knocked out by Moryomaru and defended by her brother; she learns he's regained his memory. Injured badly Moryomaru flees.|
"Kagura no Kaze" (神楽の風)
|October 10, 2009||October 11, 2009||October 12, 2012|
|Having been saved by InuYasha and his friends, Kagura tries to escape Naraku and he offers to return her heart to her. Meanwhile, Kikyo summons the soul of Midoriko to restore her powers. She explains to InuYasha that in order to destroy Naraku, his soul must be purified. Koga completes a series of trials to obtain the Goraishi, a treasure of his clan. While Sesshomaru battles Moryomaru, Naraku returns Kagura's heart, then immediately impales her on his tendrils, injecting her with miasma and leaving her on the brink of death. She manages to float away on a feather, landing in a meadow filled with flowers, where she listens to her newly-returned heart beat in her chest. Smelling Kagura's blood, Sesshomaru quickly finishes his battle, shattering his sword the Tokijin in the process. He finds Kagura in the flower field just as she dies, happy to see him one last time. Her body dissolves into dust and her feather hairpin floats away on the wind, signifying that she is now free. InuYasha and his friends arrive too late, and when InuYasha asks Sesshomaru if Kagura had suffered, Sesshomaru replied, "She was smiling." They all watch as Kagura's feather flies into the sky. Kagura's spirit is heard saying "I am the wind, the free wind."|
"Meidō Zangetsuha" (冥道残月破)
|October 17, 2009||October 18, 2009||October 19, 2012|
|Totosai approaches Sesshomaru and tells him that he can now reforge the Tenseiga into an offensive weapon; Sesshomaru has now learned compassion, which was proven by his concern for Kagura as he stayed with her as she died. InuYasha's group find a temple where fox demons play tricks on others to try to advance in demon rank. After accidentally entering the test, Shippo plays tricks on InuYasha, who clobbers him. Shippo retreats into the forest where he meets a girl named Mujina whose sword can absorb the demonic energy of InuYasha's Tetsusaiga. She uses the energy to attack Inuyasha, but her will is too weak and she is defeated. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru learns the Meido Zangetsuha technique, which cuts a small path to the netherworld and sends one's opponent there directly, needing time before it can become a full circle; Sesshomaru decides Kagura's death was not in vain. In the present, Kagome's grandfather tells her that the Shikon Jewel can only be erased from the world if one makes the ONLY correct wish.|
"Ryūrin no Tetsusaiga" (竜鱗の鉄砕牙)
|October 24, 2009||October 25, 2009||October 26, 2012|
|InuYasha's group rescues a swordsmith named Toshu from the demon Ryujin, who is angered that Toshu has not completed crafting Dakki, a sword designed to absorb other's demonic energy. Toshu later uses the sword to absorb Ryujin's power, then battles InuYasha and steals the demonic energy from Tetsusaiga; this slowly changes him into a demonic form. However, the demonic energy is too strong and powerful and Dakki kills Toshu by sending all the damage into his body. Dakki breaks, allowing Tetsusaiga to suck up its powers, giving it the ability to absorb demonic energy. In the meantime, Naraku's latest incarnation, Byakuya of the Dreams, has ordered a young wolf demon to bring him Koga's shards in exchange for his younger brother, Shinta. The youth brings Koga to Byakuya, who proceeds to send Shinta away with a moth demon; Moryomaru catches it and almost absorbs Shinta. However, while Shinta is rescued, Moryomaru gets the older brother's shard; Inuyasha's arrival with his new Dragon-scaled Tetsusaiga forces Moryomaru to flee. In meantime, Naraku is informed of Tetsusaiga's new power by Byakuya; he wonders if it will destroy Inuyasha or Moryomaru, with either result being favorable to him.|
|5||"The Great Holy Demon Spirit’s Test"
"Yōrei Taisei no Shiren" (妖霊大聖の試練)
|October 31, 2009||November 1, 2009||November 2, 2012|
|Kohaku, willig to give up his shard if it means killing Naraku, joines Kikyo while Koga leaves Ginta and Hokaku behind because of the increasing danger. Because he is having trouble mastering the dragon-scaled Tetsusaiga, Inuyasha goes to Tototsai for advice; Totosai sends InuYasha to see an acquaintance of his, the demon hermit Yorei-Taisei. InuYasha heads to the hermit's home to train, only to find that Yorei-Taisei is missing his liver, the source of his power, and all the villagers have been turned into the form of demons. Tetsusaiga is wrapped in heavy chains by the hermit, only being allowed to be drawn when facing the one who stole the hermit's liver. InuYasha faces a serpent demon who claims to be the culprit, but finds she isn't he one. Back at the hermit's home, they face an ox demon, who also claims to be the culprit. However, Inuyasha uses his nose to realize demonic energy manifests in the form of a vortex around its owner; seeing Yorei-Taisei's, InuYasha cuts it, clearing the hermit's test. However, Yourei Taisei keeps quiet about another technique Tetsusaiga can discover. Meanwhile, Moryomaru devours two demon twins and obtains their incredibly strong and powerful demonic abilities that strengthen his armor.|
|6||"The End of Moryomaru"
"Mōryōmaru no Saigo" (魍魎丸の最期)
|November 7, 2009||November 8, 2009||November 9, 2012|
|Naraku absorbs a demonic tree that grants him the power and ability to penetrate all demonic barriers. InuYasha, and friends attempt a confrontation, but Naraku flees without a fight. Kikyo and Kohaku pursue the rest of the nearly completed Shikon Jewel, and meet Koga for the first time. As InuYasha's gang arrives at the mountain, Moryomaru meets Naraku and prepares to attack him. Though Koga and InuYasha work together to try to stop him, Naraku tricks Moryomaru into absorbing him, allowing him to penetrate Moryomaru's tough defenses and letting him absorb Moryomaru from the inside out, and reclaiming the Infant. Kikyo wants to use Kohaku's shard to attack Naraku. To protect him, Miroku attacks Naraku with his Wind Tunnel instead, and refuses to close it despite his friends pleas. The miasma begins poisoning him, causing blood to stream from his eyes and mouth, but he is able to suck in the Fuyoheki before InuYasha finally stops him. As he leaves, Naraku tells InuYasha that Miroku had almost gotten his heart, which he will regret. Miroku is left near death, and Kikyo states that her great abilities of purification cannot entirely heal him.|
|7||"The Mausoleum of Mount Azusa"
"Azusayama no Reibyō" (梓山の霊廟)
|November 14, 2009||November 15, 2009||November 16, 2012|
|Kikyo is able to partially heal Miroku, but warns him he'll die if he overuses the Wind Tunnel; however, Kikyo had to pour some of her lifeforce into Miroku, causing her wound to reopen again. Knowing Kikyo's plan to destroy him, Naraku is forced to take his human heart back in, and gains the ability to spin spider webs. Naraku entangles InuYasha, Kikyo, and Kagome in his webs, which makes the wound she sustained from healing Miroku grow. After freeing Kikyo and Inuyasha, Kagome is instructed to go to Mount Azusa to obtain a bow with special spiritual powers and abilities of its own that can save Kikyo, but only if she truly wants to. The Spirit Guardian there tests her, during which Kagome falls off a cliff. Kikyo appears and angers Kagome by telling her what she thinks of her. Kagome says she's jealous, then learns it was just an image of Kikyo created from her own insecurities. Kagome passes the test and obtains the sacred longbow of Mount Azusa. However, Kagome then falls into the abyss below the cliff.|
|8||"Among the Twinkling Stars"
"Hoshiboshi Kirameki no Aida ni" (星々きらめきの間に)
|November 21, 2009||November 22, 2009||November 23, 2012|
|Kagome falls from the sky, but InuYasha catches her. Naraku recaptures Kikyo and the others, including Koga. He intends to acquire Koga's shards, but realizes that they are too pure as they are influenced by the incredible strength of Midoriko's will, so he captures Koga to defile them. InuYasha and Kagome arrive and while InuYasha battles him, Kagome aims the sacred longbow of Mount Azusa at Kikyo to save her but Kikyo makes her wait. Naraku drops her and his body opens, revealing the Shikon Jewel inside. Koga tries to get it, realizing that his shards are purifying Naraku, but the Shikon Jewel disappears and Koga is trapped. Miroku uses the Wind Tunnel to suck away the miasma to free him. InuYasha and Koga are able to break him free, but Koga ends up losing his Shikon Jewel shards in the process. With the real Shikon Jewel now inside Kikyo, she has Kagome shoot her. It purifies the jewel, and Kikyo's soul collectors fly at Naraku to try to purify him along with the Shikon Jewel. However, his demonic energy overwhelms Kikyo's tremendous spiritual abilities, the Jewel is tainted, and renders Kikyo powerless and on the verge of death. Naraku is forced to retreat by an infuriated Inuyasha. Kikyo tells a heartbroken InuYasha that she is now finally an ordinary woman and he lovingly kisses her. She dies peacefully in his arms and her Soul-Collectors carry her spirit to rest in peace.|
|9||"Sesshomaru in the Underworld"
"Meikai no Sesshōmaru" (冥界の殺生丸)
|November 28, 2009||November 29, 2009||November 30, 2012|
|Without his shards, Koga takes Ginta and Hakaku and retires from fighting Naraku, leaving desire for revenge to InuYasha and his group. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru visits Inukimi to asks how he can make Meido Zangetsuha even stronger and even more powerful than ever before. She summons a Hellhound from her Meido Stone for her son to battle, which takes Rin and Kohaku into the void of the Underworld. Sesshomaru follows them into the void and defeats the Hellhound to rescue them. In the void, Kohaku can move due to his shard, but Rin is not due to her life having slipped away. When Kohaku informs Sesshomaru Rin isn't breathing, he stops shocked. The Darkness envelopes Rin and Sesshomaru confronts the underworld guardian to rescue her, but Rin dies with no mercy. Sesshomaru uses Tenseiga to purify the carcass in the Underworld, and brings himself with Rin and Kohaku back to the physical world. Inukimi is surprised Sesshomaru isn't happy Zangetsuha's darkness widened. He more is disappointed of Rin's death, and is disturbed when now learning Tensaiga can only summon a dead person back once. After scolding Sesshomaru thinking he was a god, who could cheat death or something simply 'cause he carries Tensaiga, she revives Rin using her Meido Stone, but warns Kohaku and Rin they are alike, knowing their lives cannot be saved by Tenseiga.|
|10||"Flowers Drenched in Sadness"
"Kanashimi ni Nureru Hana" (悲しみに濡れる花)
|December 5, 2009||December 6, 2009||December 7, 2012|
|Naraku is irritated that there is still a speck of purity remaining in the Shikon Jewel, left behind by the deceased Kikyo; however, this speck of light can be exploited. In the meantime, Kanna goes to the field of flowers that Kagura died in and finds her fan, wondering if Kagura got the freedom she wished for. Kanna tosses the fan into a glistening pond, bidding her sister farewell. Elsewhere, InuYasha and his group arrive in a village of beautiful flowers, where the villagers are disturbingly happy. They discover a demon called the Flower Prince uses his magic to drain all sorrow and pain from the hearts of others, allowing them peace before making them part of the soil. Inuyasha, still carrying greiving over Kikyo's second death, is easily snared in an illusion, where Kikyo offers to go to the afterlife with him. Kagome, who the Flower Prince says has a delicous-tasting pain greater than Inuyasha's, destroys the demon, revmoing all the flowers in the village. Meanwhile, Naraku orders Kanna to lure InuYasha and his companions into her mirror. When the group arrives, a demon emerges from the mirror that appears to steal all of Tetsusaiga's powers and abilities to use it against him, forcing InuYasha and his friends to flee.|
"Kanna no Bohyō" (神無の墓標)
|December 12, 2009||December 13, 2009||December 14, 2012|
|InuYasha's party hides in a cave with a barrier, but the Mirror Demon finds them and breaks through it. As InuYasha fights it, Tetsugaia draws out the power of his demon blood to help fight. As her Mirror Demon fights, Kanna thinks of Kagura; all the while, she heals the Mirror Demon's injuries by transfering them to herself. InuYasha tells Kanna not to intefere as he doesn't want to kill her; Byakuya laughs at them for not trying to kill Kanna instead of destroying the Mirror Demon now that they know they're connected. Watching from a safe place, Naraku orders Kanna to keep the demon going until it kills them, or until she is killed. InuYasha switches his target to the replica Tetsusaiga and successfully breaks it, restoring the power to his own sword and his body to his normal half-demon state. Since Kanna lost her right arm and left hand by taking the Mirror Demon's damage, the group tells Kanna that she's free, believing Naraku no longer has use for her. Kanna is shocked by this, only for Naraku to tell Kanna that her only purpose in life is to kill InuYasha group; he orders her to self-destruct along with the Mirror Demon. When Kanna refuses to comply, Naraku smashes her heart, making Kanna and the Mirror Demon shatter into several shards of glass. One shard enters Kagome's eye, and though it Kanna shows Kagome the Shikon jewel with a single speck of light Kikyo left in it, saying "the light will destroy Naraku." As everyone looks at Kanna's broken mirror, InuYasha says Kanna must have really wanted to kill them; however, Kagome sadly says Kanna wanted to live.|
|12||"Sango's Feelings, Miroku's Resolve"
"Sango no Omoi Miroku no Kakugo" (珊瑚の想い 弥勒の覚悟)
|December 19, 2009||December 20, 2009||December 21, 2012|
|During a new moon, Sango and Miroku face off against a Bone-collecting demon. During the battle, Miroku is forced to use his wind tunnel, resulting in him becoming poisoned. To protect him, Sango coats Hiraikotsu in a corrosive poison and uses it to destroy the demon. As Totosai cannot repair Hiraikotsu as it is now, Myoga suggests they visit the Master of Potions to have it repaired. The drunken man agrees to repair it and dumps it in a jug of alcohol, dissolving it. He sends Sango into another jug to pacify the demons inside; the demons are manifestations of the bones used to create the Hiraikotsu, angry because she coated them in poison. Outside the jar, the Master of Potions' liquor is revealed to allow its drinker to see what Sango is doing. While Kagome yells at Inuyasha and Shippo for drinking, the Master of Potions talks in secret with Miroku, offering him a poisonous drink that will prevent him from feeling the pain of any other poison or demon miasma, though it will not actually prevent it from spreading. When Sango asks Hiraikotsu to fight with her again, it promises so long as she doesn't be tray them again; however, Sango says she cannot make a false oath as she will do it again if it means saving Miroku. At the same time, Miroku drinks the poison so he can continue to protect Sango. The Hiraikotsu demons agree to fight with her once again, and Sango's weapon is fully restored. However, the Master of Potions explains his herbs and poisons have changed it, but what the change is unknown until Sango uses Hiraikotsu to fight again.|
|13||"A Complete Meido"
"Kanzen na Meidō" (完全な冥道)
|December 26, 2009||December 27, 2009||December 28, 2012|
|The demon Shishinki approaches Sesshomaru for a fight, having been defeated by Sesshomaru's father long ago. To Sesshomaru's surprise, Shishinki attacks him using a complete Meido Zangetsuha and claims Sesshomaru's father stole the technique from him. Sesshomaru attacks with his Meido, but Shishinki's absorbs it. InuYasha and his group arrive and after Shishinki attacks him, InuYasha joins the argument. Shishinki taunts Sesshomaru, telling him that he must have been shunned by his father if his younger half-demon, half-human brother has Tetsusaiga as Tenseiga is just a cast off from it to contain the unneeded Meido. As Sesshomaru furiously wonders why his father did this, Shishinki attacks again. InuYasha protects him with the Wind Scar, but Sesshomaru punches him and tells him not to interfere. Sesshomaru blindly charges Shishinki. Miroku uses a paper charm to fire Myoga at InuYasha so he can explain to Sesshomaru that his father entrusted him with the Meido because he felt Sesshomaru could master it; however, Shishinki points out that he could have just given him Tetsusaiga instead of casting off Tenseiga. Sesshomaru resumes his attack. When InuYasha again comes to his aid, their swords begin pulsating. When Sesshomaru draws Tenseiga, he is able to launch a massive complete Meido that swallows Shishinki. InuYasha tries to tell Sesshomaru that Shishinki was lying, and Tenseiga is a proper keepsake, but Sesshomaru states that they are destined to fight one another for the rest of their lives. Myoga states Sesshomaru must have realized his father's true intentions.|
|14||"In Pursuit of Naraku"
"Naraku no Tsuigeki" (奈落の追撃)
|January 4, 2010||January 3, 2010||January 3, 2013|
|Byakuya arrives to see the aftermath of the battle against Shishinki, asking the Rock Children what occurred. In the meantime, Totosai confirms that Sesshomaru's father gave him Tenseiga so Meido Zangetsuha could be perfected, then have Tetsusaiga reabsorb it. Meanwhile, Naraku takes advantage of Sesshomaru's absence and tries to take Kohaku's shard, but is annoyed to find that it is still being protected and purified by Kikyo's spiritual powers. Kohaku fights Naraku alone, to protect Jaken, and protecting Rin as well. InuYasha's group arrives and Naraku tries to taunt Sango by claiming Kohaku runs from her to forget his past. She states that she already knew that, but will still fight for him when he needs her. She attacks with Hiraikotsu and to her surprise, it now has its own demonic energy and it is able to injure Naraku. InuYasha follows up with an Adamant Barrage attack, Kagome fires one of her sacred arrows, and Miroku attempts to use his Wind Tunnel, but the severely injured Naraku manages to flee. Afterward, Kohaku tells them that because his jewel shard is still pure, they may still be able to use in the final battle with Naraku.|
"Seitōnaru Keishōsha" (正統なる継承者)
|January 11, 2010||January 10, 2010||January 11, 2013|
|Using the fragment of Kanna's mirror, Sesshomaru is able to make Tenseiga replicate Tetsusaiga's powers and abilities and challenges InuYasha to a battle to test his worthiness to wield their father's fang of destruction. InuYasha accepts. Every time the swords cross, Tetsusaiga regains some of its powers and abilities back. Sesshomaru creates a Meido that swallows InuYasha, and throws Tenseiga into it but Inuyasha cut through his demonic enegy to save himself . Naraku tries to control Tenseiga through Kanna's mirror. Sesshomaru jumps in the Meido and forces InuYasha to break Tenseiga. Tetsusaiga's blade becomes black, and InuYasha creates a Meido to come back from the netherworld. The broken Tenseiga comes back anew. Toutousai said that, now freed from his obsession with Tetsusaiga, Sesshomaru is one step away from obtaining a much stronger and much more powerful weapon of his own that was not inherited from his father.|
"Hitomiko no kekkai" (瞳子の結界)
|January 18, 2010||January 17, 2010||January 18, 2013|
|Naraku attacks and fatally wounds Hitomiko, a priestess with unusually strong and powerful spiritual powers and abilities that he previously tried to kill fifteen years ago. Using the Shikon Jewel, he keeps her alive and uses his spider webs to control and manipulate her. He has her erect an incredibly strong and powerful barrier that traps Kagome, and begins torturing her to death. Kagome shoots the spider controlling Hitomiko, though she worries this will corrupt both Hitomiko's soul and spiritual powers. When she fires her sacred arrow, a huge light purple glowing ray of intense spiritual power shoots out and Hitomiko is able to die peacefully in Kagome's arms, after first telling Kagome that she can sense that Kagome's true spiritual powers are highly extensive, but are somehow sealed.|
|17||"Magatsuhi's Evil Will"
"Magatsuhi no Janen" (曲霊の邪念)
|January 25, 2010||January 24, 2010||January 25, 2013|
|InuYasha's group returns to Kaede's village to tell her of Kikyo's death. As they talk, she states that Kagome's innate spiritual power was probably sealed by Magatsuhi, the evil will of the Shikon Jewel that did it out of fear of Kagome's enormously strong spiritual powers and abilities. Meanwhile, Naraku enables Magatsuhi to manifest as a demon. With his new body, Magatsuhi attacks Sesshomaru's group to try to take Kohaku's Sacred Jewel shard. Sesshomaru struggles to defend the boy without a weapon and having only one arm. InuYasha's group arrives to find Sesshomaru's right arm badly wounded and Kohaku's shard being defiled. As InuYasha confronts Magatsuhi, he renders Kagome unconscious. Sesshomaru uses his will to heal his wounds, annoyed with InuYasha who is telling him to back down, and assumes his true form to attack Magatsuhi. The brothers struggle to battle Magatsuhi, while protecting their respective groups. Eventually Magatsuhi spears Sesshomaru and traps him, saying he will be come part of Naraku's body. The others fear he is dead, and when InuYasha rushes to free him he is captured as well. Sesshomaru bursts through the ball of appendages, and as Toutousai arrives, Sesshomaru's left arm is restored and he is wielding a new sword. Toutousai calls it Bakusaiga and says it was always inside Sesshomaru, but could not be wielded until he surpassed his father in power and strength and learned to let go of his obsession with Tetsusaiga. With his newfound demon sword called Bakusaiga, Sesshomaru destroys Magatsuhi's body, forcing the latter to flee. At the end of the episode, Kagome finally awakens with a puzzled expression on her face.|
|18||"The Day of Days"
"Jinsei no Ichidaiji" (人生の一大事)
|February 1, 2010||January 31, 2010||February 1, 2013|
|Both groups go to Kaede's village where Kohaku remains unconscious due to the defilement of his shard, when he protected Rin from the previous episode. Kaede suggest Magatsuhi was able to defile it because the incredibly strong purifying spell Kikyo left behind is only effective against Naraku. Kagome tries to purify it but is unable to, seemingly due to Magatsuhi's mental attack against her. After Toutousai makes him a scabbard for his new sword, Sesshomaru heads off to hunt down Magatsuhi as only Tenseiga would be able to defeat him. He leaves Rin and Jaken behind with Kohaku. Kagome decides to return home to take her high school entrance exams, promising to return when they are done. While standing at the tree he was once pinned to, InuYasha worries that Kagome will die in the battle with Naraku, just like Kikyo, and thinks its safer for her to be home where she is not alone. Meanwhile, Kagome finds herself feeling lonely and missing her friends from the Feudal era, as her family is away on a trip, the school closed, and her friends unavailable. She falls asleep studying and awakes to find InuYasha there, much to her joy. As they talk, InuYasha asks her to consider staying there until Naraku is defeated, and suggests that her spiritual powers and abilities were sealed by Kikyo's final wish not to fight anymore. Kagome refuses, wanting to keep her promise to Kikyo and make the one correct wish that will make the sacred Shikon Jewel disappear from world of the living forever. InuYasha vows to protect Kagome with his life, and they almost kiss passionately, but are interrupted by the sudden return of her family. Ten days later, Kagome goes to take her exams, with InuYasha following after coming to pick her up since ten days is up. Kagome's bag gets caught in the train, but InuYasha carries her after it to retrieve it. She hugs him and he takes her to the exam site, where her mother meets her with the exam ticket she left at home.|
"Kōhaku no Kakera" (琥珀の欠片)
|February 8, 2010||February 7, 2010||February 8, 2013|
|Sesshomaru finds Magatsuhi and attacks him with Tenseiga, but it was only an illusion created by Byakuya. The real Magatsuhi attacks Kaede's village and gains control of Kohaku's body. Before escaping, he badly injures Miroku and Sango and electrocutes Rin with poison just trying to help. InuYasha and Kagome return and give chase, while Sesshomaru discovers the deception and begins fighting Byakuya himself. Byakuya brings one thousand demons to hold off Sesshomaru, who easily slays them with Bakusaiga in a single strike. Back at the village, Sango kisses the sleeping Miroku and prays for him to survive, before chasing after Kohaku. When InuYasha, Kagome, and Sango find him. Responding to his sister's appeal and aided by some of Kikyo's pure light left in his Shikon Jewel shard, Kohaku manages to break Magatsuhi's control momentarily. Kohaku jumps into a deep canyon in an effort to drive Magatsuhi out of his body.|
|20||"When the Jewel Is Whole"
"Shikon no Tama ga Kansei suru Toki" (四魂の玉が完成する時)
|February 15, 2010||February 14, 2010||February 15, 2013|
|Kohaku successfully drives Magatsuhi out of his body just as Sesshomaru arrives, who manages to use Tenseiga to cut Magatsuhi in half, destroying part of him. Naraku then tries to take Kohaku's shard himself, but Sesshomaru attacks with his Bakusaiga, which causes Naraku's body to explode. Meanwhile, a red demonic aura passes from Miroku's body into Rin's. Now possessed by Magatsuhi, Rin flies off with a demon. Later, Naraku manages to capture Kagome and demands InuYasha's group gives him Kohaku's shard in exchange for her. Kohaku spots a sacred arrow on the ground and hides it, before offering himself to Naraku. When Naraku grabs him, Kohaku stabs the arrow into the spot where Moryomaru's diamond armor is, shattering it. Naraku escapes in a miasma cloud. Sango and Kohaku hug one another in celebration, but then a piece of Naraku's flesh pierces Kohaku's neck, taking the shard, leaving his empty body behind. Naraku completes the Shikon Jewel, but Kohaku is brought back to life by Kikyo's light after her spirit hears Sango crying for him. With the Shikon Jewel now complete the final battle between light and darkness, good and evil begins.|
"Naraku no Tainai e" (奈落の体内へ)
|February 22, 2010||February 21, 2010||February 22, 2013|
|Kagome learns that she has been put on the waiting list for high school, and is happy about the fact that she was accepted at all. She and her friends graduate from middle school. Hojo wishes to give Kagome his second button, a tradition in Japan which means that the boy likes the girl, but she leaves before he can. Back in the Feudal Era, Naraku has absorbed the power of the Shikon Jewel and a dark cloud spreads over the land. InuYasha's group leaves to defeat Naraku, leaving Shippo behind. As they find Naraku and Byakuya in a cloud of miasma, they see Sesshomaru enter Naraku's body in search of Rin. As InuYasha's group enters, Miroku pauses to propose to Sango. They soon realize that though they are breathing in the miasma, it is not harming them because the Shikon Jewel wants to capture their souls first. InuYasha and Kagome search for the defiled jewel, after Miroku and Sango are captured. As InuYasha gets closer to the Shikon Jewel, he turns into a full-blooded demon and attacks Kagome. Naraku offers Kagome a miasma-coated arrow to save herself with, but she refuses. InuYasha attacks again, throwing her off a cliff. Naraku says InuYasha will kill her, just as he had killed Kikyo.|
|22||"Naraku: The Trap of Darkness"
"Naraku Yami no Wana" (奈落 闇の罠)
|March 1, 2010||February 28, 2010||March 1, 2013|
|Sango realizes that Miroku's Wind Tunnel is getting larger and the two are taken in by an illusion of Miroku's father being sucked in by his Wind Tunnel. InuYasha momentarily regains his consciousness when he hears Kagome's voice, but his heart is devoured by the Shikon Jewel’s poison, and he turns into his demon form once more. As Miroku and Sango run away from demons, Miroku uses his Wind Tunnel once more to save Sango. He tells Sango that they should part then because of his Wind Tunnel about to devour them both, but Sango follows after him. Rin gains her consciousness again and soon runs into InuYasha, in his demon form. After InuYasha attempts to attack Magatsuhi, he is instead possessed by him when Sesshomaru and Kagome arrive. InuYasha, possessed by Magatsuhi, and Sesshomaru fight, while Kagome attempts to retrieve Tetsusaiga, which Magatsuhi has released because he realizes that the Tetsusaiga acts as the link which allowed InuYasha to keep a bit of control. As Kagome pulls the sword, she falls over the cliff, but is able to hold onto the side. Kagome calls to InuYasha and he gains some of his consciousness back and Tetsusaiga calls to InuYasha once more. He gains his control back and as Magatsuhi leaves InuYasha's body, he attempts to take over Kagome's. Then, InuYasha's demonic energy draws Magatsuhi out of both of their bodies, and Sesshomaru uses Tenseiga to destroy him once and for all.|
|23||"Naraku: The Trap of Light"
"Naraku Hikari no Wana" (奈落 光の罠)
|March 8, 2010||March 7, 2010||March 8, 2013|
|After Magatsuhi's defeat, Kagome's innate spiritual powers and abilities are released to their fullest extent. The Shikon Jewel once again has a spark of pure light within it. Naraku tries to eradicate the pure light by sending out illusions, one to make Sango destroy Rin in the name of saving Miroku from the horrible death his father suffered, and one to trick Miroku to using his Wind Tunnel for one last time. Inuyasha makes it in time to prevent Miroku from opening the Wind Tunnel. Kagome's sacred arrow hits Naraku destroying the illusions, freeing Rin with the Hiraikotsu. Though Rin is freed and nearly falls to her death, Kohaku comes to save her before hitting the ground just in time. Inuyasha, Kagome, and Miroku sees Naraku's true body as his miasma starts to fill the air, Inuyasha sends a Meido, Byakuya uses a strange blade to rob some of the Meido's energy, and Sango protects Rin from the miasma by giving Rin her protective mask.|
|24||"Naraku's Uncertain Wish"
"Naraku Hakanaki Nozomi" (奈落 儚き望み)
|March 15, 2010||March 14, 2010||March 15, 2013|
|Naraku releases more miasma, while Inuyasha uses Tetsusaiga's barrier to protect himself, Kagome, and Miroku. Sango arrives riding Kirara and throws her Hirakotsu, but it absorbs too much of the miasma and Sango falls through a hole Naraku opens in his flesh. Miroku follows and she decides to die with him there. When Kagome questions Naraku about whether his real wish has come true, he becomes enraged. As he absorbs the jewel, he begins transforming and spreading spiderwebs around the area. Inuyasha unleashes Meido Zangestuha, which takes on the form of slashing blades due to the different nature of his sword. Miroku and Sango fall again, but are joined by Shippo. Byakuya slashes Kagome across the back with his blade, but strangely it leaves no wound. Inuyasha quickly attacks and kills Byakuya, who states that he has fulfilled his purpose. Together, Miroku, Sango, Shippo and Kirara, along with Sesshomaru's group, join Inuyasha and Kagome in the final battle against Naraku.|
|25||"Thoughts Fall Short"
"Todokanu Omoi" (届かぬ想い)
|March 22, 2010||March 21, 2010||March 22, 2013|
|Naraku gives his soul to the Shikon Jewel and transforms. As his miasma strengthens and increases, Kohaku, Rin, Jaken and Kirara are forced to leave, giving their masks to Sango and Miroku. As the others exit Naraku's body later, they find themselves over the Bone Eater's well near Kaede's village. After Naraku's body was destroyed by InuYasha's Meido Zangetsuha, Kagome pierces the Shikon Jewel with an unusually strong and powerful sacred arrow, dealing him a fatal blow. They learn that his true wish was Kikyo's heart, a wish the Shikon Jewel never granted. As Naraku's soul is purified and Miroku's Wind Tunnel vanishes. As the group celebrates their victory, a Meido opens behind Kagome and pulls her in along with the well. Kagome finds herself in front of her high school, and begins hanging out with her friends and dating Hojo with no memories of Inuyasha or the others. However, a nagging sense that something is wrong keeps bothering her, and when she touches the Goshinboku, her memories return and the spell is broken. She awakens surrounded by darkness. The Shikon Jewel tells her that she will stay there forever unless she makes a selfish wish to return to her own time. InuYasha uses Meido Zangestuha to jump into the darkness after Kagome. As he battles through the demons of the Shikon Jewel, he yells to Kagome not to make any wishes yet, for if she does, she will forever remain inside the Shikon Jewel, battling demons for an eternity.|
"Ashita e" (明日へ)
|March 29, 2010||March 28, 2010||March 29, 2013|
Kagome hears InuYasha telling her not to make any wishes and remembers her grandfather telling her that the one correct wish will cause the Shikon Jewel to be banished from the world forever. Inuyasha battles his way to her and after they share a loving kiss, she makes her wish: that the Shikon Jewel would vanish forever. The Shikon Jewel shatters and the demons inside it disappear, as do Naraku and the priestess Midoriko.In the present day, eighteen-year-old Kagome, who is now about to graduate from high school, recalls how InuYasha had rescued her and how that the Bone Eater's well had stopped working since then. Inside the shrine, she realizes that her own feelings are what was blocking the well and wishes she could see InuYasha again. The well reactivates as Kagome's mother joins her. Kagome bids her farewell and enters the well. InuYasha quickly catches her scent and meets her, taking her by the hand. Kagome's family and friends continue to live as they always have – Sota tells his friends that his sister got married right after high school and moved away; Hojo is dating the underclassman who was hitting on him earlier in the series, and Kagome's friends are in college. In the feudal world, Sango and Miroku live with their three kids in Kaede's village; Kohaku is off to train to become a strong demon slayer; Myoga continues to live with Totosai; Shippo is training to become a strong fox demon; Koga gets married to Ayame; Rin lives with Kaede in the village where Sesshoumaru is shown paying her visits, along with Jaken, and bringing Rin gifts. Inuyasha said that when the time comes, Rin will either decide to stay in the village or travel with Sesshomaru, Jaken and Ah-Un. Content, Kagome is adapting to her new life in the feudal world as InuYasha's wife.
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