List of Inuyasha: The Final Act episodes
The episodes of the Japanese anime series Inuyasha: The Final Act (犬夜叉 完結編 Inuyasha Kanketsu-Hen?) are based on the last twenty-one volumes of the manga series of the same title by Rumiko Takahashi, continuing where the first adaptation left off. The series follows the half dog-demon, half human named Inuyasha, the fifteen-year-old junior high school student Kagome Higurashi and their close companions Miroku, Sango, Shippo and Kirara as they search for the final fragments of the Sacred Jewel of Four Souls 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. It is also considered the seventh season of Inuyasha.
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, 2013, 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. However, many of the cast were laid off: Moneca Stori was replaced from her role of Kagome Higurashi by Kira Tozer, David Kaye was replaced as Sesshomaru by Michael Daingerfield (though this could possibly be explained by his evergrowing work in LA since 2007), Pam Hyatt was replaced as Kaede by Linda Darlow, and Danny McKinnon was replaced as Kohaku by Aidan Drummond (which, ironically, Danny had originally taken over from Alex Doduk). 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. On October 24, 2014, Adult Swim announced that Inuyasha: The Final Act would air on the Toonami programming block beginning Saturday, November 15, 2014. Previously, on March 1, 2014, Adult Swim announced they lost the broadcast rights to the original Inuyasha series.
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 list (2009-10)
|No.||Title||Japanese airdate||English dub airdate|
|1 (168)||"Naraku's Heart"
"Naraku no Shinzō" (奈落の心臓)
|October 3, 2009||October 2, 2012|
|Kagura is persuaded by Hakudoshi to release Goryomaru from imprisonment in exchange for her freedom from Naraku by collecting the remaining Shikon Jewel shards. After snatching a jewel shard from Kagome Higurashi, Hakudoshi later realizes that Kagura has betrayed him, due to her being moved by Kohaku's determination to destroy Naraku's heart. Inuyasha and the rest of his group arrive to confront Hakudoshi, while Kagura sends Kohaku off on one of her feathers. Hakudoshi gives the jewel shard to Goryomaru, who reveals himself to actually be Moryomaru, and sends him after Kohaku. Naraku, having discreetly watched his incarnations' plot against him unfold, disables Hakudoshi's barrier and withdraws the Saimyōshō, somehow allowing Miroku to suck Hakudoshi up into his Wind Tunnel. Knowing that Naraku could crush her heart at any given time, Kagura must now flee for her life, after having revealed that The Infant, which contains Naraku's own heart, resides inside Moryomaru. When Sango finds Kohaku before the others, she learns that he has regained his memory that they were siblings. Since the cat's out of the bag about him housing The Infant, Moryomaru flees to grow stronger. Kohaku has a tearful reunion with Sango. Elsewhere, Kikyo is slowly weakening, to the point of her spiritual shield not being able to keep novice monks away.|
|2 (169)||"Kagura's Wind"
"Kagura no Kaze" (神楽の風)
|October 10, 2009||October 12, 2012|
|Kikyo continues to weaken due to Naraku's miasma eating away at her from within, and summons the soul of the priestess Midoriko to restore her powers. She explains to Inuyasha that in order to destroy Naraku, the Shikon Jewel must be completed and purified with Naraku the moment he absorbs it. Kohaku trails her and tells Inuyasha to tell the others. Meanwhile, Koga completes a series of trials to obtain the Goraishi, a treasure of his clan. He succeeds and gains the clawed weapon and protection of the spirits of his ancestors that will keep Midoriko's will from freezing his legs in place only one time. Kagura encounters Naraku, who returns her heart back to her, but he immediately impales her on his tendrils, injecting her with miasma and leaving her on the brink of death. After managing to escape on a feather, she lands in a meadow filled with flowers, where she listens to her newly-returned heart beating inside her chest. Sesshomaru battles Moryomaru, who has acquired the armor of a turtle demon named Meioju after devouring it. Smelling Kagura's blood, Sesshomaru quickly finishes his battle, shattering his sword Tokijin in the process. He finds her in the meadow just as she begins to die, and she is happy to see him one last time. Her body dissolves into dust and her feather hairpin floats away into the wind, signifying that she is now free.|
|3 (170)||"Meido Zangetsuha"
"Meidō Zangetsuha" (冥道残月破)
|October 17, 2009||October 19, 2012|
|Totosai approaches Sesshomaru to tell him that the Tenseiga can now be reforged into an offensive weapon, since Sesshomaru has now experienced rage and sorrow for someone other than himself. In the present, Kagome's grandfather tells her that the Shikon Jewel can only be erased from the world if the one who had obtained it makes the one correct wish. However, their conversation deviates from her worries about passing her academic studies. Elsewhere, Inuyasha and the others find an inn, where fox demons play tricks on others to try to advance in demon rank. As some of the fox demons disguise themselves as beautiful women, Miroku has no problems with being tricked, much to Sango's discontent. After accidentally entering the test, Shippo plays several tricks on Inuyasha, clobbering him each time. Shippo retreats into the forest where he meets a girl named Mujina, determined to avenge her father by using her sword to absorb demonic energy. After Mujina absorbs demonic energy from Inuyasha's Tessaiga a few times, Inuyasha blocks the released attack and uncovers Mujina to be a fat, raccoon demon in disguise before sending him into the sky. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru learns the Meido Zangetsuha technique, which cuts a small path to the Underworld and sends one's opponent there directly. Having gained a powerful offensive technique to replace Tokijin, Sesshomaru decides that he will be the one to choose whether or not Kagura died in vain.|
|4 (171)||"Dragon-Scaled Tessaiga"
"Ryūrin no Tessaiga" (竜鱗の鉄砕牙)
|October 24, 2009||October 26, 2012|
|Inuyasha's group rescues a swordsmith named Toshu from the demon Ryujin, who is after Toshu's Dakki, a sword designed to absorb demonic energy. After Ryujin is injured by Inuyasha, Toshu stabs him with this sword, taking away his demonic energy to complete the blade. However, Toshu then attempts to steal Tessaiga's demonic energy, though this slowly begins to turn Toshu into a demon. The demonic energy proves to be too powerful for Dakki, as it transfers its damage of absorption into Toshu, thereby killing him. After Dakki breaks and releases its power, Tessaiga gains Dakki's ability to absorb demonic energy. Meanwhile, Naraku's latest incarnation, Byakuya, has ordered a young wolf demon to retrieve 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 Tessaiga reluctantly allows Moryomaru to absorb the Adamant Spears, but the overwhelming power forces Moryomaru to flee. However, Tessaiga begins to backfire, leaving Inuyasha wounded and bewildered. Byakuya reports back to Naraku, who ponders whether Tessaiga would defeat its opponent or destroy its owner.|
|5 (172)||"The Great Holy Demon Spirit’s Test"
"Yōrei Taisei no Shiren" (妖霊大聖の試練)
|October 31, 2009||November 2, 2012|
|Kohaku joins Kikyo, willing to give up his shard if it means killing Naraku, while Koga leaves Ginta and Hakkaku behind because of the increasing danger. Meanwhile, Moryomaru devours the twin demons Kinka and Ginka, obtaining their fire and lightning abilities to strengthen his armor. Sesshomaru attempts to use the Meido Zangetsuha to send some of Moryomaru to the Underworld, but Byakuya interferes on Naraku's orders. Also, Totosai sends Inuyasha and his group to see the demon hermit Yorei-Taisei in mastering his new sword. Upon arriving at his house, they realize that Yorei-Taisei is missing his internal organs, and all the villagers have been turned into the form of demons by an organ thief, who is a real demon blended among the villagers. Yorei-Taisei wraps Tessaiga in chains to disallow Inuyasha from drawing it until facing the organ thief. Inuyasha comes across a female serpent demon, and all but Kagome are swept away when trying to help Inuyasha defeat her. When Inuyasha returns to Yorei-Taisei's home with Kagome, he faces a male ox demon. Inuyasha uses his nose to locate Yorei-Taisei's demonic energy manifested around the demon in the form of vortexes. He is able to draw Tessaiga and cut the right vortex, clearing the hermit's test, but there is one final technique that Inuyasha has yet to discover.|
|6 (173)||"The End of Moryomaru"
"Mōryōmaru no Saigo" (魍魎丸の最期)
|November 7, 2009||November 9, 2012|
|Naraku, reviving and absorbing a demonic tree named Yomeiju, flees from Inuyasha and his friends. Kikyo crosses paths with Koga for the first time, after Moryomaru bursts from a mountain without catching sight of them. Inuyasha's gang witness Moryomaru and Naraku battle each other, though they are evenly matched. Moryomaru consumes Naraku to gain his jewel shards and later captures Koga. However, this was a ruse to allow Naraku to get through his armor and destroy him from the inside, using the demon tree's tendrils penetrate The Infant's barrier and merge with him. After Koga frees himself Miroku to use his Wind Tunnel towards Naraku, yet refuses to close it despite his friends' pleas, until the miasma causes him to bleed out of his face, allowing Naruka to retreat. Severely poisoned, Miroku is near death, and Kikyo states that even her great abilities of purification cannot entirely heal him.|
|7 (174)||"The Mausoleum of Mount Azusa"
"Azusayama no Reibyō" (梓山の霊廟)
|November 14, 2009||November 16, 2012|
|Kikyo is able to partially heal Miroku by pouring some of her life force into him, though this causes her wound to reopen again. Naraku is forced to take Onigumo, his human heart, back in, gaining the abilities to spin spiderwebs. He manages to capture Kikyo, canceling out her purification powers and leaving her to be infected with his evil will. Inuyasha and Kagome end up entangled in the spiderwebs when trying to help Kikyo. Kagome sees a vision of the tragic parting between Inuyasha and Kikyo which took place fifty years prior. Kagome tries to use Kikyo's longbow to heal her, but the bowstring snaps due to the resulting defilement of the spiderwebs. Kikyo instructs Kagome to go to the Mausoleum of Mount Azusa to obtain a special longbow in order to save her life. Meanwhile, Byakuya finds Kohaku and poisons him with snakes, but leaves when Sesshormaru's group shows up to save Kohaku. Once reaching the mausoleum at the top of the sacred mountain, the spirit guardian, in the form of Kikyo, gives Kagome the longbow, but Kagome is tested when she tries to go back down, ending up dangled from a cliff. Kikyo appears to her and questions her desire to save Kikyo's life, but Kagome 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, then falls into the abyss below the cliff. Naraku, realizing Kagome is now freed from the spiderwebs, plans to personally kill Kikyo in order to prevent her from being purified.|
|8 (175)||"Among the Twinkling Stars"
"Hoshiboshi Kirameki no Aida ni" (星々きらめきの間に)
|November 21, 2009||November 23, 2012|
|After Inuyasha catches Kagome from the sky, Naraku recaptures the rest of the group, intending to acquire Koga's shards, but unable to defile their purity. While Inuyasha battles Naraku, Kikyo stops Kagome from using the sacred longbow to save her. Naraku drops Kikyo and his body opens up, which reveals the Shikon Jewel inside, but it disappears as Koga charges towards it, trapping him inside. Miroku and Inuyasha are able to save Koga, but his jewel shards are lost in the process. With the Shikon Jewel now in Kikyo, she urges Kagome to shoot her. It purifies the Shikon Jewel, and Kikyo's soul collectors guide the arrow at Naraku to try purifying him along with the Shikon Jewel. However, his demonic energy overwhelms Kikyo and taints the Shikon Jewel, rendering her powerless and on the verge of death. Naraku is forced to retreat, due to being wounded from the attack. As the others mourn for her death, Inuyasha shares one last kiss with Kikyo before she dies peacefully in his arms. Her soul collectors carry her spirit into the stars to rest in peace.|
|9 (176)||"Sesshomaru in the Underworld"
"Meikai no Sesshōmaru" (冥界の殺生丸)
|November 28, 2009||November 30, 2012|
|Without his jewel shards, Koga leaves Inuyasha's group, taking Ginta and Hakkaku with him. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru visits his mother to strengthen the power of Meido Zangetsuha, so she summons a hellhound from her Meido Stone for her son to battle, which takes Kohaku and Rin into the void of the Underworld. Sesshomaru follows them into the void and defeats the hellhound to rescue them, but Kohaku later notices that Rin stops breathing. The darkness envelopes Rin, and Sesshomaru confronts the Guardian of the Underworld to rescue her. However, Sesshomaru sadly realizes that he cannot resurrect Rin, having already done so in the past. After purifying the corpses of the Underworld, Sesshormaru uses Meido Zangetsuha, this time a much wider pathway, back to the physical world. After Sesshomaru is scolded for thinking he could cheat death simply because he carries Tenseiga, his mother revives Rin using her Meido Stone. Before Sesshomaru's group departs, Sesshomaru's mother warns Kohaku that even though his life has been unnaturally prolonged by his jewel shard, Tenseiga is still unable to save him from death.|
|10 (177)||"Flowers Drenched in Sadness"
"Kanashimi ni Nureru Hana" (悲しみに濡れる花)
|December 5, 2009||December 7, 2012|
|Kanna goes to the meadow where Kagura died, finding her fan and tossing it into a glistening pond, as she bids her sister farewell. There is still a speck of purity remaining in the Shikon Jewel, much to Naraku's irritation. Elsewhere, Inuyasha and his group arrive in flower-filled village, where the villagers are disturbingly happy. They discover a demon called the Flower Prince, who 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 grief over Kikyo's second death, is easily snared in an illusion, where Kikyo offers to go to the afterlife with him. Kagome manages to destroy the demon, removing all the flowers in the village. Meanwhile, Byakuya tells Kanna to lure Inuyasha and his companions in and unleash her mirror. When the group arrives at the pond, a mirror demon emerges from the mirror and steals all of Tessaiga's powers, forcing Inuyasha and his friends to flee.|
|11 (178)||"Kanna's Gravestone"
"Kanna no Bohyō" (神無の墓標)
|December 12, 2009||December 14, 2012|
|Inuyasha's party hides in a cave with a barrier created by Miroku, but the mirror demon finds them and breaks through it. Tessaiga draws out the power of Inuyasha's full-demon state to help him fight. Kanna heals the mirror demon's injuries by transferring them to herself. Inuyasha switches his target to the replica Tessaiga and successfully breaks it, restoring the power to his own sword and his body to his normal half-demon state. Although having taken much damage from the mirror demon and believing she is now free, Naraku orders her to walk towards the group and detonate herself. However, she stands still, disobeying the orders. Naraku crushes Kanna's heart, causing Kanna to shatter into several pieces of glass. One of the shards pierces Kagome's eye, and she hears Kanna saying that the light will destroy Naraku. Once the dust settles, Kagome explains to the rest that Kanna never wanted to die, being the reason why she wanted Kagome to hear her last words.|
|12 (179)||"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 21, 2012|
|Facing off against a bone-collecting demon, Miroku is poisoned when forced to use his Wind Tunnel, so Sango coats Hiraikotsu in a corrosive poison and uses it to destroy the demon, to which Inuyasha charges in to kill the demon's master. Myoga suggests to have Hiraikotsu repaired by the Master of Potions, seen as a drunken sage. The Master of Potions dissolves Hiraikotsu into a jug of alcohol. Sango jumps into another jug to pacify the demons that were used to create Hiraikotsu. Meanwhile, the Master of Potions talks in secret with Miroku, offering him a medicinal yet poisonous drink that will null any pain from intake of miasma or poison, though it will not actually prevent it from spreading, as it is the price to pay to continue protecting Sango. The demons of Hiraikotsu, angry with Sango but eventually accepting the fact that she would sacrifice herself if it means saving Miroku, allow to fully restore her weapon. However, the Master of Potions explains that Hiraikotsu has changed in some way due to his herbs and poisons.|
|13 (180)||"A Complete Meido"
"Kanzen na Meidō" (完全な冥道)
|December 26, 2009||December 28, 2012|
|Sesshomaru is approached by the demon Shishinki, who attacks him using a complete Meido Zangetsuha, claiming that Sesshomaru's father stole the technique from him. Shishinki even absorbs Sesshomaru's attempt at doing Meido Zangetsuha. He tauntingly says that Sesshomaru must have been shunned by his father since Tessaiga should have belong to Sesshomaru instead of Inuyasha, who butts in the battle until Sesshormaru tells him not to interfere. As the battle continues, Myoga explains to Sesshomaru that his father entrusted him with Tenseiga, already knowing he would be able to fully master the Meido Zangetsuha. Although Shishinki, unleashing multiple attacks of Meido Zangetsuha, doubts this would happen, Sesshomaru proves him wrong by launching a massive complete Meido Zangetsuha, successfully swallowing him in. Inuyasha tries to convince Sesshomaru that Tenseiga is a proper keepsake, but Sesshomaru, before departing with his group, states that they are destined to fight one another for the rest of their lives.|
|14 (181)||"In Pursuit of Naraku"
"Naraku no Tsuigeki" (奈落の追撃)
|January 4, 2010||January 3, 2013|
|Byakuya arrives to see the aftermath of the battle between Sesshomaru and Shishinki. Meanwhile, Totosai confirms that Sesshomaru's father gave him Tenseiga so Meido Zangetsuha could be perfected, then have Tessaiga reabsorb it. Elsewhere, Naraku tries to take Kohaku's jewel shard, only to find that it is still being protected and purified by Kikyo's spiritual powers. Kohaku fights Naraku alone in order to protect Jaken and Rin. Inuyasha's group go past Byakuya to get to Naraku, who tries to taunt Sango by claiming Kohaku runs from her to forget his past, but yet she states would 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. Although Inuyasha, Kagome and Miroku each try to attack him, the severely wounded Naraku manages to flee. Afterward, Kohaku tells them that because his jewel shard is still pure, they may still be able to use it in the final battle with Naraku.|
|15 (182)||"True Heir"
"Seitōnaru Keishōsha" (正統なる継承者)
|January 11, 2010||January 11, 2013|
|Using the fragment of Kanna's mirror given to him by Byakuya, Sesshomaru is able to make Tenseiga replicate Tessaiga's powers and abilities and challenges Inuyasha to a battle to test his worthiness to wield their father's fang of destruction. Every time the swords cross, Tessaiga regains some of its powers and abilities back. Sesshomaru uses Meido Zangetsuha on Inuyasha and throws Tenseiga inside, but Inuyasha cut through his demonic energy to save himself. Naraku tries to control Tenseiga through Kanna's mirror, but Sesshomaru jumps inside Meido Zangetsuha and forces Inuyasha to break Tenseiga. Tessaiga's blade becomes black, Inuyasha uses Meido Zangetsuha to exit the Underworld and the broken Tenseiga comes back anew. Now freed from his obsession with Tessaiga, Sesshomaru is one step away from obtaining a much more powerful weapon of his own that is not inherited from his father.|
|16 (183)||"Hitomiko's Barrier"
"Hitomiko no kekkai" (瞳子の結界)
|January 18, 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 spiderwebs 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 (184)||"Magatsuhi's Evil Will"
"Magatsuhi no Janen" (曲霊の邪念)
|January 25, 2010||January 25, 2013|
|Inuyasha returns to Kaede's village to tell her of Kikyo's death. Kaede states that Kagome's innate spiritual power was probably sealed by Magatsuhi, the evil will of the Shikon Jewel who did so out of fear. Meanwhile, as a countermeasure against Kikyo's spiritual powers, Naraku provides some of his flesh to give Magatsuhi a physical form, ordering him to retrieve Kohaku's jewel shard. Sesshomaru struggles to defend the boy without a weapon or a left arm. Inuyasha's group arrives to find Sesshomaru's right arm badly wounded and Kohaku's shard being defiled. After Magatsuhi renders Kagome unconscious, Sesshomaru heals his wounds and assumes his true form to attack, but to no effect. The brothers struggle to battle Magatsuhi, while protecting their respective groups. Sesshomaru ends up speared and trapped in a ball of appendages, yet is able to burst through. When Totosai then appears, Sesshomaru's left arm is restored and he is wielding a new sword named Bakusaiga, able to rot whatever he cuts, forcing Magatsuhi to flee after destroying the evil spirit's vessel. Soon after, Kagome finally awakens with a puzzled expression on her face.|
|18 (185)||"The Day of Days"
"Jinsei no Ichidaiji" (人生の一大事)
|February 1, 2010||February 1, 2013|
|Inuyasha and Sesshomaru's groups go to Kaede's village, where Kohaku remains unconscious due to the defilement of his jewel shard, but not even Kagome can purify it, seemingly due to Magatsuhi's mental attack against her. After Totosai makes a scabbard for Bakusaiga, Sesshomaru leaves Jaken and Rin with Kohaku to hunt down Magatsuhi. Kagome decides to return home to take her high school entrance exams, promising to return when they are done. However, Kagome is at a loss since her family is away on a trip, the school is closed and her friends are unavailable. Inuyasha visits her, advising her to stay at home until Naraku is defeated, and he believes her spiritual powers and abilities were sealed by Kikyo's final wish not to fight anymore. Kagome wants to keep her promise to Kikyo instead and to 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 on her way by train to take her entrance exams, but is persistently followed by Inuyasha. Kagome's bag gets caught in the train when exiting, but Inuyasha carries her after the train to retrieve her bag. Inuyasha takes her to the exam site, where her mother meets her with the exam ticket she somehow left at home.|
|19 (186)||"Kohaku's Shard"
"Kōhaku no Kakera" (琥珀の欠片)
|February 8, 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, despite Miroku's attempt to suck the evil spirit into his Wind Tunnel at a fatal cost, Magatsuhi badly injures Miroku and Sango while knocking Rin out. Inuyasha and Kagome return and give chase, while Sesshomaru discovers the deception and uses Bakusaiga to take out the thousand demons Byakuya summons to keep him from reaching Magatsuhi's location. 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, Magatsuhi reveals that Kohaku is reliving the events of slaughtering his father and comrades. But responding to his sister's appeal with the aid of what little of Kikyo's pure light remains in his jewel shard, Kohaku manages to break Magatsuhi's control momentarily as he jumps into a canyon to force the evil spirit to leave him.|
|20 (187)||"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 15, 2013|
|Kohaku successfully drives Magatsuhi out of his body, just as Sesshomaru arrives, using Bakusaiga by destroying Naraku's appendages and then using Tenseiga by cutting Magatsuhi in half, yet still able to escape. When Sesshomaru heads back to the village, Naraku manages to capture Kagome and demands Inuyasha's group gives him Kohaku's jewel shard in exchange for her. Discreetly spotting a sacred arrow on the ground before offering himself to Naraku, Kohaku stabs him in the right shoulder, shattering the turtle shelled armor previously absorb by Moryomaru, prompting Naraku to retreat. Meanwhile, as the Wind Tunnel is close to consuming Miroku, a fragment of Magatsuhi possesses Rin's body to fly off with a demon. After Kokaru reunites with the others, a piece of Naraku's flesh pierces Kohaku's neck and takes the jewel shard, leaving his empty body behind. Luckily, Kohaku is brought back to life by Kikyo's light after her spirit hears Sango crying for him. With the Shikon Jewel now complete in Naraku's hand, the final battle between light and darkness begins.|
|21 (188)||"Inside Naraku"
"Naraku no Tainai e" (奈落の体内へ)
|February 22, 2010||February 22, 2013|
|Kagome happily learns that she has been put on the waiting list for high school, finally graduating from middle school with her friends. 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. Meanwhile, 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 in the care of Kaede. 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. Naraku says Inuyasha will kill her, just as he had killed Kikyo. Inuyasha attacks again, throwing her off a cliff.|
|22 (189)||"Naraku: The Trap of Darkness"
"Naraku Yami no Wana" (奈落 闇の罠)
|March 1, 2010||March 1, 2013|
|Miroku and Sango are shown an illusion of Miroku's father being sucked in by his own Wind Tunnel. Inuyasha momentarily regains his humanity when he hears Kagome's voice, but diverts back to his demon form when his heart is devoured by the Shikon Jewel’s poison. After Miroku uses his Wind Tunnel to save Sango from oncoming demons, Miroku recommends that he should part ways with Sango. Rin, finally gaining her consciousness, is chased by Magatsuhi. She encounters Inuyasha, who ends up being possessed by Magatsuhi after a failed attempt of attack. When Sesshomaru and Kagome arrive, the former takes on the possessed Inuyasha, while the latter attempts to retrieve Tessaiga, which Magatsuhi tossed aside due to its connection to Inuyasha's senses. As Kagome pulls the sword, she falls over the cliff, but is able to hold onto the side. Inuyasha regains control of his body after hearing Kagome's voice and when Tessaiga is returned to him. Magatsuhi tries to possess Kagome, but Inuyasha uses Tessaiga to draw out the demonic energy and Sesshomaru uses Tenseiga to dispel the evil spirit once and for all.|
|23 (190)||"Naraku: The Trap of Light"
"Naraku Hikari no Wana" (奈落 光の罠)
|March 8, 2010||March 8, 2013|
|After Magatsuhi's defeat, Kagome's innate spiritual powers and abilities are released to their fullest extent with Shikon Jewel having a spark of pure light within it. Naraku tries to eradicate the pure light by sending out illusions, one to trick Miroku to using his Wind Tunnel for one last time, and another to make Sango kill Rin to save Miroku from the Wind Tunnel. Inuyasha makes it in time to prevent Miroku from opening the Wind Tunnel. Kagome's sacred arrow hits Naraku, destroying the illusions and 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 see Naraku's true body as his miasma starts to fill the air. As Inuyasha sends a Meido Zangetsuha traveling past Naraku, Shippo later sees Byakuya intercepting it with a strange blade to rob some of this dark orb's energy. Sango protects an awakened Rin from the miasma by giving the girl her protective mask.|
|24 (191)||"Naraku's Uncertain Wish"
"Naraku Hakanaki Nozomi" (奈落 儚き望み)
|March 15, 2010||March 15, 2013|
|Naraku releases more miasma, while Inuyasha uses Tessaiga'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 that 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 Shikon 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 (192)||"Thoughts Fall Short"
"Todokanu Omoi" (届かぬ想い)
|March 22, 2010||March 22, 2013|
|Naraku transforms after finally feeding his soul to the Shikon Jewel, vastly spreading miasma in the area. As the group exits the large mass of misama, they find themselves over the Bone Eater's Well near Kaede's village. After Naraku is killed by Inuyasha's Meido Zangetsuha, Kagome pierces the Shikon Jewel with an unusually powerful sacred arrow, dealing his soul a fatal blow. It is learned that Naraku's true wish was Kikyo's heart, a wish that the Shikon Jewel never granted. Miroku's Wind Tunnel vanishes after Naraku's soul has been purified, but a Meido opens behind Kagome and pulls her in along with the well. Kagome finds herself in front of her high school, resuming her normal life with her friends and family, but without any memories of Inuyasha or the others. However, she is bothered by a nagging sense that something is wrong. When she touches the Sacred Tree, her memories return and the spell is broken, but she is then surrounded by darkness. The voice of the Shikon Jewel tells her that she will forever remain there, lest she makes a selfish wish to return to her own time. Meanwhile, Inuyasha uses Meido Zangestuha to jump into the darkness after Kagome. As Inuyasha battles through the demons, he yells to Kagome not to make any wishes yet, since doing so would bound her inside the Shikon Jewel, battling demons for an eternity.|
|26 (193)||"Toward Tomorrow"
"Ashita e" (明日へ)
|March 29, 2010||March 29, 2013|
|Inuyasha's voice is ultimately able to reach Kagome, who remembers her grandfather telling her that the one and only 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 the one and only correct wish, shattering the Shikon Jewel from existence. Three years later, eighteen-year-old Kagome, who is now graduating high school, recalls how Inuyasha and her returned to the present. The well then transported Inuyasha back to his time and stopped working since then. In the present day, Kagome returns to the well and realizes her own feelings were what was blocking the well. When she wishes to see him again, the well reactivates and she bids farewell to her mother and enters the well. Inuyasha quickly catches her scent, meets her, takes her by the hand, and embraces her. Kagome's family and friends continue to live as they always have. Kagome's brother Sota Higurashi tells his friends that his sister got married right after high school and moved away; Kagome's friends are in college; and Hojo is dating an underclasswoman. Shippo is training to become a strong fox demon; 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; Koga gets married to the wolf demon girl Ayame; and Rin lives with Kaede in the village where Sesshoumaru and Jaken are shown paying her visits. Inuyasha said that this was practice for returning her to a human village or whatever she chooses. Kagome is contently adapting to her new life in the feudal world as Inuyasha's wife.|
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