Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island

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Inuyasha the Movie 4 - Fire on the Mystic Island
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Directed by Toshiya Shinohara[1]
Produced by
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Masuo Ueda
  • Mikihiro Iwata[1]
Screenplay by Katsuyuki Sumisawa[1]
Based on InuYasha
by Rumiko Takahashi[1]
Starring
Music by Kaoru Wada[1]
Cinematography Yudai Takahashi [1]
Edited by Shigeyuki Yamamori
Production
companies
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • December 23, 2004 (2004-12-23)
Running time
86 minutes[1]
Country Japan[1]
Language Japanese
Box office $6,115,310[2][3]

Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island (映画犬夜叉 紅蓮の蓬莱島, Eiga Inuyasha: Guren no Hōraijima) is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film and the fourth film of the Inuyasha series. The film was directed by Toshiya Shinohara, written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa, produced by Shogakukan, Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation, Sunrise, Inc., Nippon Television Network, Shogakukan Productions and Yomiuri TV Enterprises, and distributed by Toho. It stars the voices of Kappei Yamaguchi and Satsuki Yukino. The film features Nobutoshi Canna, Takeshi Kusao, Nobuo Tobita and Tadahisa Saizen as the Four War Gods, a group of demons who rule the Horai Island.

Plot[edit]

In Horai Island, six half-demon children (Asagi, Dai, Roku, Moegi, Shion and Ai), watch a woman (resembling Kikyō) dropping a green orb to the Cauldron of Resonance. It frees the Four War Gods (Ryūra, Jūra, Kyōra and Gōra), and the scars appear on the rest of all children. Ai, not affected by the gods, leaves the island to meet up with Inuyasha and his friends. The heroes learn that Gōra used Kikyo's blood to create her doppelganger and Ryūra placed the scar on Inuyasha, though Inuyasha and the children cannot resist it. One man tells the story about the myth of the island, before Kikyō sets out to aid Inuyasha. As the rest of the villagers safely head to the shrine, Sesshomaru remembers the day he got the scar. Upon arriving at the island, Inuyasha and his friends are ambushed by Jūra. While Miroku and Sango manage to distract Jūra, Inuyasha saves Kagome and Ai from Ryūra. After the heroes meet the rest of the children, they head to the cauldron. When Inuyasha and Asagi end up in the dimension of the cauldron, they learn that the priestess Kanade died sealing the gods fifty years ago. Before Inuyasha and Asagi leave the cauldron, they obtain the sealed box. When the doppelganger steals it, she breaks it to release the power spheres and strengthen the gods. The heroes plan to abandon the island. Sesshomaru kills Kyōra and destroys the cauldron, Miroku and Sango defeat Jūra, and Kikyō kills the doppelganger to save Inuyasha. After Inuyasha defeats Ryūra and Gōra, the four spheres combine to create the final War God. After the spiritual fireflies lead the children to Kikyo's bow, Kagome uses it. With the blessing of the fireflies, Inuyasha and Kagome combine their attacks to defeat the god. With the island gone, Inuyasha, Sesshomaru and the children are freed from the curse.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor
Inuyasha Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Ian Cox
Kagome Higurashi Satsuki Yukino Moneca Stori
Miroku Kōji Tsujitani Kirby Morrow
Sango Houko Kuwashima Kelly Sheridan
Shippo Kumiko Watanabe Jillian Michaels
Kikyo Noriko Hidaka Willow Johnson
Sesshomaru Ken Narita David Kaye
Asagi Fumiko Orikasa Rebecca Shoichet
Dai Yū Kobayashi Gabe Khouth
Roku Reiko Kiuchi Gabe Khouth
Moegi Yuki Masuda Justine Wong
Shion Kaori Shimizu Aidan Drummond
Ai Emi Motoi Nicole Bouma
Ryūra Nobutoshi Canna Kristian Ayre
Jūra Takeshi Kusao Jason Simpson
Kyōra Nobuo Tobita Ted Cole
Gōra Tadahisa Saizen Ward Perry
Kujaku Mitsuki Saiga Anna Cummer
Lady Kanade Tomiko Van Rebecca Shoichet

Release[edit]

Inuyasha the Movie 4 - Fire on the Mystic Island was distributed theatrically by Toho on December 23, 2004.[1] The film was released on home media in North America by Viz Media on August 1, 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Galbraith IV, Stuart (2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 435. ISBN 1461673747.
  2. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&wk=2004W53&id=_fINUYASHAGURENNOH01
  3. ^ http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&id=_fINUYASHATHEMOVIE01

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