List of Inuyasha episodes (season 4)
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The fourth season of the anime series Inuyasha aired in Japan on Animax from August 19, 2002, through May 12, 2003. It is the first season of the series to be produced and broadcast in High Definition, while maintaining its standard 4:3 aspect ratio. 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 fourth season was broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim programming block from January 18, 2005, through July 23, 2005.
The opening themes for this season were "Owarinai Yume" (終わりない夢?, "Unending Dream") by Nanase Aikawa and "Grip!" by Every Little Thing for episodes 96-110. The ending themes were "Every Heart (Minna no Kimochi)" (Every Heart -ミンナノキモチ-?) by BoA for episodes 83-85, "Shinjitsu no Uta" (真実の詩?, "Song of Truth) by Do As Infinity for episodes 86-108, and "Itazura na Kiss" (イタズラなKISS?, "Mischievous Kiss") by Day After Tomorrow for episodes 109-110.
|Ep#||Title||Original airdate||English airdate||Asia airdate|
|83||"The Female Wolf Demon and the Lunar Rainbow Promise"
"The Female Yōrōzoku and the Rainbow Moon Promise // Onna Yōrōzoku to Gekkō no Yakusoku" (女妖狼族と月虹の約束)
|August 19, 2002||January 18, 2005||October 13, 2010|
|Ayame, the granddaughter of northern wolf yōkai tribe leader, searches for Koga, who is needed to unite the northern and eastern tribes, once proposing to marry her during childhood. Meanwhile, a mouth incarnation of Naraku is attacking everything in sight and Koga decides to take off with Kagome to protect her, only to run into an angry and jealous Ayame. It is explained how Koga once saved Ayame from the terror of the Birds of Paradise, while promising to marry her during the night of the lunar rainbow.|
"The Super-Fast Bridal Candidate // Chōsoku no Hanayome Kōho" (超速の花嫁候補)
|August 26, 2002||January 19, 2005||October 14, 2010|
|When Naraku's mouth incarnation arrives, Koga must save Kagome and Ayame from danger. When InuYasha and the others later appear, the mouth incarnation reveals that Naraku abandoned it in the castle. The mouth incarnation explodes when Koga and Ayame are consumed, due to Koga's shards of the Shikon Jewel. Though, he finally remembers having proposed to Ayame, Koga disregards ever recalling that night.|
|85||"The Evil Within Demon's Head Castle"
"Maliciousness Rising! The Oni Head's Castle // Jaki ga Michiru Oni no Kubi Jō" (邪気が満ちる鬼の首城)
|September 2, 2002||January 24, 2005||October 15, 2010|
|InuYasha and his companions run into an old woman named Haori, who introduces herself as a demon exorcist. She tells them that a head of an oni haunting a nearby bourg, after being risen from its grave within a neighboring castle. When the head of the oni comes out, Miroku deduces that it is an illusion. InuYasha believes that the lord of the castle may have been possessed. Miroku goes with the princess to the basement of the castle to observe the skeletons of the monks and priestess who have failed to slay the head of the oni.|
|86||"Secret of the Possessed Princess"
"Secret of the Possessed Princess // Yorishiro no Hime no Himitsu" (依り代の姫の秘密)
|September 9, 2002||January 25, 2005||October 18, 2010|
|InuYasha realizes that the demon lord is a phantasm. Meanwhile, Sango and Haori find out that the demon princess, who had temporarily paralyzed Miroku, is actually the head of the oni. Elsewhere, Kagome and Shippo stumble upon the body of the real princess, being the host of the head of the oni. InuYasha and Miroku work together to defeat the head of the oni.|
|87||"Kikyo's Lonely Journey"
"Meguru Kikyō no Kodoku na Tabiji" (めぐる桔梗の孤独な旅路)
|September 16, 2002||January 26, 2005||October 19, 2010|
|Kikyo meets an old male bandit named Rasetsu, who explains that he was a criminal fifty years ago. He unveils that Onigumo sent him to strike Kikyo to steal the Shikon Jewel. However, InuYasha gouged out his right eye, causing him to immolate Onigumo in revenge. An eye incarnation of Naraku, also abandoned in the castle, seeks Rasetsu's shard of the Shikon Jewel. Nonetheless, the eye incarnation is electrocuted, due to Kikyo's sacred arrow. Rasetsu requests Kikyo to bury his lock of hair as his dying wish.|
|88||"Three Sprites of the Monkey God"
"Sarugamisama no San Seirei" (猿神さまの三精霊)
|October 14, 2002||January 31, 2005||October 20, 2010|
|Three mischievous monkey sprites are told to be ravaging the crops of a village. It is later found out that the monkey sprites are searching for their deity enshrined in the village. They have sealed an inconvenient stone effigy to InuYasha as leverage until the stone of their monkey deity is located. The monkey deity has been awaken, and the sealed of the stone effigy has been released from InuYasha.|
|89||"Nursing Battle of the Rival Lovers"
"Aitsu to Kare Omimai Taiketsu" (アイツと彼のお見舞い対決)
|October 21, 2002||February 1, 2005||October 21, 2010|
|Kagome becomes ill and is advised to return to her time in order to recover and get better. Her schoolmates ultimately drop by for a visit to console her. InuYasha, who is very concerned for her health, gathers many ingredients from the dwellings of many demons. Kagome must study for the high school comprehensive exams, minding the fact that she is still sick. InuYasha concocts a very odd medicinal cure (one that his mother created when he was a child) using the ingredients, which relieves her common cold instantly, allowing her to take the comprehension exams.|
|90||"Sota's Brave Confession of Love"
"Omoikitta Sōta no Kokuhaku" (思いきった草太の告白)
|October 28, 2002||February 2, 2005||October 22, 2010|
|InuYasha and Kagome notice that Sota is lovesick. Sota turns to InuYasha for advice to impress his love interest Hitomi. Sota first attempts to confess his love for Hitomi by offering a bouquet of roses, but to no avail. InuYasha tries to build up Sota's confidence. As InuYasha and Kagome are watching from afar, Sota manages to willingly asks Hitomi to be his girlfriend, to which she shyly accepts.|
|91||"The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara"
"Ayashii Kitōshi to Kuroi Kirara" (怪しい祈祷師と黒い雲母)
|November 4, 2002||February 7, 2005||October 25, 2010|
|Kuroro, a two-tailed demon cat of a village, is the reason behind the bad luck befalling the village, being sent into exile by a faith healer named Tesso. Shippo witnesses a girl named Koume taking away Kirara, being mistaken as Kuroro. Shippo and Koume later find Kuroro, after being hoarded with a plague of rats. Meanwhile, InuYasha, Kagome, Miroku, and Sango realize that Tesso is a rat demon who has illusive powers. Kuroro is able to reunite the two parties in effort of defeating Tesso.|
|92||"Plot of the Walking Dead"
"Fukkatsu Shita Monotachi no Yabō" (復活した者たちの野望)
|November 18, 2002||February 8, 2005||October 26, 2010|
|Enter, Enju,a freelance potter responsible for creating the clay soldiers. Enter, Kawaramaru, a warrior accountable for commanding the demonic clay soldiers. They both have been resurrected by their "mother", Urasue, the ogress sorceress demon. InuYasha and his companions fight their way past the demonic clay soldiers. InuYasha ultimately uses to Tetsusaiga to wipe out Kawaramaru, along with the demonic clay soldiers. Enju, who at first wanted to die, decides to give life a chance.|
|93||"The Mysterious, Lecherous Monk"
"Shutsubotsu Suru Nazo no Sukebe Hōshi" (出没する謎の助平法師)
|November 25, 2002||February 9, 2005||October 27, 2010|
|InuYasha's group see that Miroku innocently stirs up trouble with the villagers within each village they travel across, as he has been framed for being a fake and a flirter with the girls. Apparently a monk named Miroku, being described as mysterious and perverted, is seen wandering the countryside. They figure out that Hachi, Miroku's racoon dog slave, is the culprit, as they all are faced with a weasel demon. He is the one who has been imitating Miroku all this time. Upon defeating the weasel demon, Miroku makes sure Hachi never repeats his actions.|
|94||"The Sacred Jewel Maker Part I"
"Shikon no Tama o Tsukuru Mono (Zenpen)" (四魂の玉を造る者 前編)
|December 2, 2002||February 14, 2005||October 28, 2010|
|A young male scholar named Izumo explains to InuYasha and his companions that a snake demon called Orochidayu has created false Shikon Jewels to share with many demons. They discuss of about the origins of the fours souls that constructs the Shikon Jewel. When arriving to an abandoned town, an adolescent boy unravels that a group of demon captures his parents the night before. Orochidayu later shows up with the group of demons implanted with false Shikon Jewels, as InuYasha and his companions strive in trying to conquer them.|
|95||"The Sacred Jewel Maker Part II"
"Shikon no Tama o Tsukuru Mono (Kōhen)" (四魂の玉を造る者 後編)
|December 9, 2002||February 15, 2005||October 29, 2010|
|InuYasha and his companions become scattered due to a fierce attack from the group of demons. Kagome startlingly discovers that Izumo becomes a hanyō named Gyu-oh at nightfall, who intends to create a true Shikon Jewel by using Kagome's spiritual abilities and the souls of her friends. When dawn approaches, Gyu-oh reverts back to human form as Izumo, passing away due to the toxin of the fake Shikon Jewels.|
|96||"Jaken Falls ill"
"Byōki ni Natta Ano Jaken" (病気になったあの邪見)
|January 13, 2003||February 16, 2005||November 1, 2010|
|InuYasha and his companions are on their way to visit Jinenji. Meanwhile, Jaken is attacked and poisoned by the Saimyōshō. He advises Rin to find a medicinal herb at Jinenji's village before sunset that would sooner or later cure his illness. Sesshomaru is also lead to the village by a weakened Saimyōshō, in hopes of locating the whereabouts of Naraku. Rin finds the herb atop a mountain cliff, and Sesshomaru later catches up to her. As dusk arrives, Jaken is given the herb and is restored back to health.|
|97||"Kirara, Come Home!"
"Kaette Konai Kirara" (帰ってこない雲母)
|January 20, 2003||February 21, 2005||November 2, 2010|
|Kirara mysteriously disappears one night, causing InuYasha's group to worry. Shippo unpleasantly examines that the others are to blame for using Kirara for their personal interests. They all encounter a baboon demon in a nearby forest, suspecting that he consumed Kirara. Sango recalls to when Kirara was first introduced into her life. This motivates her in defeating the baboon demon. It is later found out that Kirara was with Myoga, who was asked to carry back a whetstone for the Tetsusaiga.|
|98||"Kikyo and Kagome: Alone in a Cave"
"Dōkutsu ni wa Kikyō to Kagome no Futari Dake" (洞窟には桔梗とかごめの二人だけ)
|January 27, 2003||February 22, 2005||November 3, 2010|
|Soon Kikyo and later Kagome wind up ensnared in the belly of a demon cloaked as a cavern that devours the spiritual energy of priestesses. With her knowledge and experience, Kikyo leads Kagome to the heart of the demon, and later uses her last depleted ounce of energy to merge Kagome's shards of the Shikon Jewel into one. With her latent potential, Kagome successfully shoots a Sacred Arrow into the eye of the heart, dissolving the body of the demon.|
|99||"Koga and Sesshomaru, A Dangerous Encounter"
"Sesshōmaru to Kōga Kiken Sōgū" (鋼牙と殺生丸 危険な遭遇)
|February 3, 2003||February 23, 2005||November 4, 2010|
|Hakkaku and Ginta, the left-hand and right-hand men of Koga, encounter Sesshomaru, Jaken, and Rin, unaware that Koga was responsible for Rin's traumatic experience with wolves. While InuYasha and Koga quarrel over Kagome's food, Hakkaku and Ginta ask Kagome about Sesshomaru. Hakkaku and Ginta attempt with little success to prevent Koga and Sesshomaru from meeting. When the two run upon each other, they mutually team up to save Rin from some demons.|
|100||"Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow"
"Akumu no Shinjitsu Nageki no Muri no Tatakai" (悪夢の真実 嘆きの森の戦い)
|February 10, 2003||February 28, 2005||November 5, 2010|
|Garamaru, the brother of the moth demon Gatenmaru, appears to seek revenge on InuYasha by encasing all his friends within cocoons. This would transform them into moth demons as they are plagued by their worst fears. Meanwhile, InuYasha is to prevent Garamaru from devouring the souls of his friends. He is able to reach into the dreams of his friends, urging them to overcomes their anxieties.|
|101||"The Snow from Seven Years Past"
"Are Kara Shichinen Me no Nagori Yuki" (あれから七年目のなごり雪)
|February 17, 2003||March 1, 2005||November 8, 2010|
|Miroku recalls being saved in his youth by a beautiful woman named Koyuki during a blizzard seven years ago. It is reported that male villagers have been allured by a snow maiden. Miroku comes across Koyuki, who claims to have bore his children as she guides him to a secluded house. InuYasha, Kagome, and Shippo find Sango deep within the snowy plains, where she tells of Miroku's disappearance. They are encountered by Koyuki, as she summons and merges with a snow demon, by which is eventually defeated.|
|102||"Assault on the Wolf-Demon Tribe"
"The Yōrōzoku Attacked by the Dead // Bōrei ni Ozowareta Yōrōzoku" (亡霊に襲われた妖狼族)
|February 24, 2003||May 28, 2005||November 9, 2010|
|The northern wolf yōkai tribe is attacked by monstrous Kyokotsu, the first of the Band of Seven. It is revealed that Kohaku is responsible for resurrecting Kyokotsu, using one of seven shards of the Shikon Jewel. Kohaku then assigns Kyokotsu to find more shards of the Shikon Jewel, in which he finds the perfect opportunity when he runs into Koga, who has returned to save the eastern wolf yōkai tribe. Koga is able to remove the shard of the Shikon Jewel from Kyokotsu's forehead.|
|103||"The Band of Seven, Resurrected"
"The Shichinintai, Resurrected // Yomigaetta Shichinintai" (よみがえった七人隊)
|March 3, 2003||June 4, 2005||November 10, 2010|
|The Band of Seven are foretold as mercenaries who slaughtered the warlords in the plains ten years past. However, the mercenaries were later beheaded by the soldiers in the mountains. Sango senses Kohaku in a forest nearby, only to recede, as the presence of Mukotsu, another member of the Band of Seven, is sensed. Meanwhile, InuYasha, is to fight another newly resurrected member of the Band of Seven, the unpredictable and deadly Jakotsu.|
|104||"The Stealthy Poison User, Mukotsu"
"The Stealthy Poison User, Mukotsu // Shinobiyoru Doku Tsukai Mukotsu" (しのびよる毒使い 霧骨)
|March 10, 2003||June 11, 2005||November 11, 2010|
|The fight between InuYasha and Jakotsu ends abuptly when Mukotsu releases a stinging poison. Mukotsu soon paralyzes Kagome with poison, seeking for her shards of the Shikon Jewel. While Shippo retrieves InuYasha from Jakotsu, Miroku and Sango are intoxicated by Mukotsu. An immune Sesshomaru enters to splice Mukotsu in half, removing the shard of the Shikon from his throat. InuYasha and Shippo later arrive to carry Kagome, Miroku, and Sango to a safe place.|
|105||"The Ghastly Steel Machine"
"Heavy Equipment made of Ghastly Steel // Bukimi na Hagane no Jūsōbi" (不気味な鋼の重装備)
|March 17, 2003||June 18, 2005||November 12, 2010|
|The mechanical Ginkotsu, another member of the Band of Seven, appears and wreaks havoc. InuYasha orders Shippo to take Kagome, Miroku, and Sango away from the area, while he is to battle Ginkotsu. Shippo ultimately takes them to a nearby temple. When Kagome awakes from her comatose state, she discovers that the monk Renkotsu has a shard of the Shikon Jewel in his throat, hinting that he is a member of the Band of Seven. InuYasha rushes to the temple after momentarily defeating Ginkotsu.|
|106||"Kagome, Miroku, and Sango: A Desperate Situation"
"Kagome, Miroku, and Sango: A Desperate Situation // Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Zettai Zetsumei" (かごめ、弥勒、珊瑚、絶体絶命)
|April 14, 2003||June 25, 2005||November 15, 2010|
|InuYasha arrives at the temple, of where his friends are bewitchingly bedridden, sensing the scent of graveyard dirt. While the supposedly destroyed Ginkotsu soon returns to distract InuYasha, Renkotsu later sets the temple afire before announcing that he is a member of the Band of Seven. Shippo tries to alarm the others of the fire surrounding them, but to no avail. By the time InuYasha finds his friends, Shippo sadly informs him that they have all stopped breathing.|
|107||"InuYasha Shows His Tears For the First Time"
"Shown For the First Time; Inuyasha's Tears // Hajimete Miseru Inuyasha no Namida" (初めてみせる犬夜叉の涙)
|April 21, 2003||July 2, 2005||November 16, 2010|
|InuYasha is devastated that his friends almost died because of his weakness. Sesshomaru appears to InuYasha in order to rebuke him for not protecting his friends. Myoga saves Kagome, Miroku, and Sango by sucking the poison from their blood. Meanwhile, Kikyo has found a kind doctor caring for local children named Suikotsu, who possesses an unusually pure shard of the Shikon Jewel and a strange anxiety around blood.|
|108||"The Secret of the Pure Light"
"The Secret of the Pure Light // Kegarenaki Hikari no Himitsu" (けがれなき光の秘密)
|April 28, 2003||July 9, 2005||November 17, 2010|
|Kikyo attempts to solve the mystery surrounding the nature of Suikotsu. Renkotsu, Jakotsu, and Ginkotsu attack the town, in search for Suikotsu. Renkotsu traps InuYasha and his companions on a net of fire, while Jakotsu and Ginkotsu attack Kikyo and Suikotsu. Kikyo discovers that the doctor possesses not only a frightening alter ego, but is another member of the resurrected Band of Seven.|
|109||"Hidden in the Mist: Onward to Mt. Hakurei"
"Hidden in the Mist: Onward to Mt. Hakurei // Kiri ni Kakureta Hakureizan e Mukae" (霧に隠れた白霊山へ向かえ)
|May 5, 2003||July 16, 2005||November 18, 2010|
|Suikotsu fights InuYasha with ease, that is until his doctor persona struggles to emerge again. InuYasha and his companions tend to Kikyo, taking her to a nearby forest in order for her to regain consciousness. Kikyo discusses Mount Hakurei, a sacred mountain capable of absolving and cleansing criminals. It is explained that the purity of Suikotsu became tainted when nigh the mountain. While InuYasha and his companions head to Mount Hakurei, the four remaining members of the Band of Seven are finally reunited with their leader.|
|110||"Enter Bankotsu, The Leader of the Band of Seven"
"Enter Bankotsu, The Leader of the Band of Seven // Shichinintai no Shuryō Bankotsu Tōjō" (七人隊の首領 蛮骨登場)
|May 12, 2003||July 23, 2005||November 19, 2010|
|Bankotsu, the leader of the Band of Seven, orders Kohaku to send a letter stating that he is to recover his precious halberd guarded at a castle. Meanwhile, InuYasha and his companions try to figure out how to pass through the barrier surrounding Mount Hakurei. Bankotsu raids the castle, reclaiming his halberd and murdering the warlords of the castle. InuYasha finally shows up and faces off against Bankotsu.|
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