List of Inuyasha episodes (season 2)
The second season of the anime series Inuyasha aired in Japan on Animax from May 28, 2001, through December 10, 2001. 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 first season was broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim programming block from January 22, 2003, through May 1, 2004
The opening themes for this season were "Change the World by V6 for episodes 28-34, and "I Am" by hitomi for episodes 35-54. The ending themes were "Fukai Mori" (深い森?, "Deep Forest") by Do As Infinity for episodes 28-41 and "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki for episodes 42-54.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||English airdate||Asia airdate|
|28||"Miroku Falls Into a Dangerous Trap"
"Kakokuna Wana ni Kakatta Miroku" (過酷な罠にかかった弥勒)
|May 28, 2001||January 22, 2003||July 29, 2010|
|Tricked by a praying mantis demon disguised as a beautiful princess, Miroku ends up damaging the edge of his Wind Tunnel while fighting her. He is to return to his master Mushin to have his right hand healed. Trouble arises when his master ends up possessed by a worm demon and tries to kill weakened Miroku. After Miroku is found by the others, it is discovered that a demon worm charmer is controlling Mushin. After all the demons have been cast out, the demon worm charmer is annihilated and Mushin is no longer possessed.|
|29||"Sango's Suffering and Kohaku's Life"
"Sango no Kunō to Kohaku no Inochi" (珊瑚の苦悩と琥珀の命)
|June 4, 2001||January 23, 2003||July 30, 2010|
|Naraku resurrects Kohaku with a shard of the Shikon Jewel, although the memory of the latter is erased, considering the trauma being unbearable, being ordered to attack Inuyasha. Sango follows Kohaku, passing through a spirit shield embedded in a forest, to which Naraku is encountered. Using Kohaku as leverage, Naraku offers to let Kohaku live forever if Sango brings him the legendary sword Tetsusaiga.|
|30||"Tetsusaiga Is Stolen! Showdown At Naraku's Castle!"
"Nusumareta Tessaiga Taiketsu Naraku no Shiro!" (盗まれた鉄砕牙 対決 奈落の城!)
|June 11, 2001||January 24, 2003||August 2, 2010|
|As Inuyasha and Kohaku engage in combat, Sango succumbs to stealing Tetsusaiga and absconds away. Sango soon discovers that Naraku has possessed the form of Kagewaki Hitomi, the lord whose father hired them the fateful night her kin were killed. She proves to be no match against Kohaku, seeing that she still cares for him. It is until Kagome Higurashi arrives to rescue Sango from Naraku.|
|31||"Jinenji, Kind Yet Sad"
"Kokoroyasashiki Aishū no Jinenji" (心優しき哀愁の地念児)
|June 18, 2001||January 28, 2003||August 3, 2010|
|Inuyasha and Kagome go to a town in search for medicinal herbs for Sango and Kirara. The two end up meeting the gentle giant horse hanyō Jinenji, who is being accused of killing townspeople. Inuyasha sets off to find the source of the real yōkai while Kagome tries to improve Jinenji's self-esteem. Touched by her kindness, Jinenji ends up protecting Kagome from the real yōkai and gains the acceptance of the townspeople.|
|32||"Kikyo and Inuyasha, Into the Miasma"
"Jaki ni Ochita Kikyō to Inuyasha" (邪気に落ちた桔梗と犬夜叉)
|June 25, 2001||January 29, 2003||August 4, 2010|
|Naraku is shocked to learn that Kikyo is still alive. Meanwhile, Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo are investigating yōkai appearances in the mountains, in which Kikyo suddenly arrives soon after. The yōkai are battled against, notwithstanding the souls of the yōkai defeated merge with Naraku. Having gained a new body, Naraku kidnaps Kikyo and disappears.|
|33||"Kikyo, Captured by Naraku"
"Torawareta Kikyō to Naraku" (囚われた桔梗と奈落)
|July 2, 2001||January 30, 2003||August 5, 2010|
|Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo, as they search for Kikyo, fall into a deadly trap set up by Naraku so they will all be destroyed by illusions of their deepest fears. Kagome, immune to the spell because of her shards of the Shikon Jewel, finds Kikyo no less than hostile and cold towards her, whereas Kikyo takes away her shards of the Shikon Jewel to give to Naraku.|
|34||"Tetsusaiga and Tenseiga"
"Tenseiga to Tessaiga" (天生牙と鉄砕牙)
|July 9, 2001||January 31, 2003||August 6, 2010|
|Sesshomaru, dissatisfied with his sword Tenseiga, wishes to have the old, absent-minded blacksmith Totosai forge him another. The unwilling Totosai has Inuyasha defend him, causing the brothers to fight. Totosai reveals the heritage of Sesshomaru's sword before creating a diversion to allow Inuyasha and his companions to depart. Soon after leaving, Totosai is attacked by Sesshomaru. Once again, Inuyasha battles his older half-brother as Totosai's protection, but must now face Sesshomaru's new defense of the claw of a dragon.|
|35||"The True Owner of the Great Sword"
"Meitō ga Erabu Shin no Tsukai Te" (名刀が選ぶ真の使い手)
|July 16, 2001||February 3, 2003||August 9, 2010|
|As Inuyasha and Sesshomaru continue to duel for possession of the Tetsusaiga, both brothers discover the unexpected power and strength of their respective inheritances. After the fight, an injured Sesshomaru is helped by the young orphan Rin. Koga, the leader of the eastern wolf yōkai tribe, is seen attacking the villagers, in search for the shards of the Shikon Jewel. Sesshomaru finds Rin, who was killed by Koga's wolves, and revives her using the Tenseiga, realizing its true strength and power to heal and save lives.|
|36||"Kagome Kidnapped by Koga, the Wolf-Demon"
"Kagome Ryakudatsu! Chōsoku no Yōrō Kōga!" (かごめ略奪! 超速の妖狼 鋼牙)
|July 23, 2001||February 4, 2003||August 10, 2010|
|After slaughtering much of the wolves, Inuyasha and his companions are met by Koga, who takes an instant dislike for Inuyasha. Koga sees Inuyasha perfecting the Wind Scar of the Tetsusaiga, an attack gained by sensing the fissure between two demonic forces. Koga later decides to kidnap Kagome along with Shippo, while attacking the others. He instructs Kagome to use her ability to see the shards of the Shikon Jewel in order to destroy the demonic Birds of Paradise attacking his clan.|
|37||"The Man Who Fell In Love With Kagome"
"Kagome ni Horeta Aitsu" (かごめに惚れたあいつ)
|July 30, 2001||August 25, 2003||August 11, 2010|
|As Inuyasha, Mikoku and Sango rush to save Kagome and Shippo, Kagome agrees to help Koga on the condition that he will not let the wolves hurt Shippo. Kagome locates a shard of the Shikon Jewel in a Siamese Bird of Paradise. When Inuyasha finally arrives to help, Koga audaciously declares his love for Kagome and incites Inuyasha's jealousy. However, Inuyasha puts his jealousy aside and uses the Wind Scar to eliminate the Siamese Bird of Paradise.|
|38||"Two Hearts, One Mind"
"Hanarete Kayou Futari no Kimochi" (はなれて通うふたりの気持ち)
|August 6, 2001||August 26, 2003||August 12, 2010|
|After another heated argument with Inuyasha, Kagome decides to return home and restock her medical supplies. She soon discovers that her friends are worried that she may lose Hojo to another girl. Meanwhile, Shippo attempts to explain why Inuyasha and Kagome are having an altercation against each other to Kaede, who offers some sound advice that Inuyasha decides to take.|
|39||"Trapped In A Duel To The Death"
"Shikumareta Shitō" (仕組まれた死闘)
|August 13, 2001||August 27, 2003||August 13, 2010|
|Naraku, using the Saimyōshō, takes a poisoned shard of the Shikon Jewel from the forehead of a bear yōkai. During a raid on one of Naraku's castles, Koga's wolf yōkai tribe is killed by the wind sorceress Kagura, who lures Koga to the castle with the poisoned shard of the Shikon Jewel. When Koga finds Inuyasha amongst the fallen wolves, they begin a duel to the death. Miroku and Sango are to enter the castle to fight another demon puppet manipulated by Naraku.|
|40||"The Deadly Trap of Kagura the Wind Sorceress"
"Kazetsukai Kagura no Yōennaru Wana" (風使い神楽の妖艶なる罠)
|August 20, 2001||August 28, 2003||August 16, 2010|
|Inuyasha finds himself at the losing end of his battle against Koga until Kagura shows her face and defeats Koga with ease. It is unfortunate that the Wind Scar is useless against Kagura, being that she can control the winds, until Kagome steps in to purify the air with her sacred arrows. As a defeated Kagura escapes, Inuyasha notices a familiar spider shaped scar on her back. Kagome later uses her sacred arrow to eradicate the poisoned shard of the Shikon Jewel from Koga's arm.|
|41||"Kagura's Dance and Kanna's Mirror"
"Kagura no Mai to Kanna no Kagami" (神楽の舞と神無の鏡)
|August 27, 2001||September 1, 2003||August 17, 2010|
|Miroku is unexpectedly reunited with Koharu, a young girl who fell in love with him and has run away from her village when her master's son came to her with unwanted advances. Meanwhile, Kagura and Kanna, being the incarnated detachments of Naraku, wreak havoc upon the same village by stealing the souls of the villagers and controlling their bodies. Kanna finds that Kagome's spirit overwhelms the entrapment within her mirror, deciding to leave her weakened instead.|
|42||"The Wind Scar Fails"
"Yaburareta Kaze no Kizu" (破られた風の傷)
|September 3, 2001||September 2, 2003||August 18, 2010|
|Inuyasha continues to fight Kagura, who is using her wind to reanimate the soulless villagers. However, when he decides to use the Wind Scar against her, he gets a nasty surprise and finds Kanna using her mirror to reflect his attack. Naraku arrives to present startling news to Inuyasha, in that Kikyo herself willingly gave him the shards of the Shikon Jewel of which she took from Kagome. Kagome then shoots a sacred arrow into Kanna's mirror, wherefore all the souls and spirits trapped in the mirror are returned to the villagers.|
"Tsui ni Oreta Tessaiga!" (ついに折れた鉄砕牙!)
|September 10, 2001||September 3, 2003||August 19, 2010|
|Inuyasha confronts Kikyo as to her motivations for giving Naraku the stolen shards of the Shikon Jewel, and she explains it being part of her plan to ultimately destroy Naraku. Meanwhile, Naraku has unleashed Goshinki, a large horned ogre yōkai with the ability of telepathy, revealed to be his third incarnation. Goshinki manages to break the Tetsusaiga but unexpectedly causes Inuyasha to transform into a full-breed dog yōkai.|
|44||"Kaijinbo's Evil Sword"
"Kaijinbō no Jaaku na Tsurugi" (灰刃坊の邪悪な剣)
|September 17, 2001||September 4, 2003||August 20, 2010|
|After finding the corpse of Goshinki and detecting the scent of Inuyasha, Sesshomaru journeys to Kaijinbo, the rogue blacksmith and former disciple of Totosai, in order to commission a sword made from Goshinki's head. Ironically, on the same night Kaijinbo arrives, possessed and wielding the Tokijin as his newest creation, Inuyasha has transformed into his human form, rendering him defenseless. Luckily, Totosai then appears and give Inuyasha his sword, however being too heavy for him to lift.|
|45||"Sesshomaru Wields Tokijin"
"Sesshōmaru, Tōkijin o Furū" (殺生丸、闘鬼神を振るう)
|October 8, 2001||September 8, 2003||August 23, 2010|
|Kaijinbo is destroyed by his own welded creation, being too nefarious for its maker to wield. Kagura directs Sesshomaru to Tokijin, witnessing as the demon claims his sword and wields it against his younger brother. While Inuyasha and his companions escape before they feel the full brunt of Tokijin held in the hands of Sesshomaru, Kagura decides that Sesshomaru may be strong enough to destroy her master.|
|46||"Juromaru and Kageromaru"
"Jūrōmaru to Kagerōmaru" (獣郎丸と影郎丸)
|October 15, 2001||September 9, 2003||August 24, 2010|
|Koga wants to defeat Naraku in order to avenge the deaths of his wolf yōkai tribe. Naraku presents his newest incarnate detachment, Juromaru, challenging Koga to a match. Inuyasha soon shows up and combats against Juromaru, later discovering that Kageromaru lies dormant within Juromaru. Inuyasha and Koga reluctantly team up to fight against the devastatingly fast duo in spite of protecting Kagome. Inuyasha destroys Juromaru and Kageromaru by way of the Tetsusaiga's Wind Scar.|
|47||"Onigumo's Heart Still Beats Within Naraku"
"Naraku ni Nokoru Onigumo no Kokoro" (奈落に残る鬼蜘蛛の心)
|October 22, 2001||September 10, 2003||August 25, 2010|
|Kagome returns home, upset with Inuyasha pettily ignoring Koga, later revealed that she is just retrieving medical supplies. Naraku finds Kikyo, but realizes that he is unable to kill her because he still carries Onigumo's heart deep within him. In order to destroy her, he takes away the souls that she needs to remain animated and a weakened Kikyo flees only to end up back the Sacred Tree where she imprisoned Inuyasha. Her souls are returned to her thanks to Inuyasha, but she takes a sudden leave after the two embrace, as a hurt and dejected Kagome watches behind a tree.|
|48||"Return to the Place Where We First Met"
"Deatta Basho ni Kaeritai!" (出会った場所に帰りたい!)
|October 29, 2001||September 11, 2003||August 25, 2010|
|After witnessing Inuyasha and Kikyo embracing when he saved her from Naraku, Kagome becomes upset and quickly returns home again, leaving medical supplies with Miroku and Sango. She contemplates returning her shards of the Shikon Jewel and never returning to the past. However, with some advice from her mother, she confronts Inuyasha and confesses she is happy to be by his side and knows that she cannot compete with his deep and strong romantic feelings for Kikyo.|
|49||"Kohaku's Lost Memory"
"Ushinawareta Kohaku no Kioku" (失われた琥珀の記憶)
|November 5, 2001||September 15, 2003||August 26, 2010|
|Sango finds her brother alive when he is attacked by demons coming after his shard of the Shikon Jewel, but shes discovers he is amnesiac of his own identity. Inuyasha is reluctant to let him join the group, proving to be a wise decision when Kagura later attacks with a horde of demons. While Inuyasha, and Miroku distract her, Kagome and Kohaku escape into the forest.|
|50||"That Unforgettable Face"
"Ano Kao ga Kokoro kara Kienai" (あの顔が心から消えない)
|November 12, 2001||September 16, 2003||August 27, 2010|
|After Kagome finds herself the target of a repossessed Kohaku, Sango intervenes and chases after him. Meanwhile, while Inuyasha and Miroku struggle as they continue their fray against Kagura, a deceived Inuyasha departs to find Kagome, only to see her still alive. While Sango catches up with Kohaku, she intends to atone for his actions by committing homicide and then suicide. Inuyasha prevents her from doing so, and Kagura later reveals that Kohaku requested his memories to be erased.|
|51||"Inuyasha's Soul, Devoured"
"Kokoro o Kuwareta Inuyasha" (心を喰われた犬夜叉)
|November 19, 2001||September 17, 2003||August 30, 2010|
|Sesshomaru travels to Bokusen'on, a tree yōkai responsible for the construction of the powerful inherited sheaths, who reveals the truth about Inuyasha's demonic transformation. Elsewhere, Inuyasha and his companions are led to a group of bandits who are terrorizing a nearby village. Inuyasha and Miroku encounter a moth yōkai named Gatenmaru, who traps them in a venomous cocoon, intending to own the Tetsusaiga. However, Inuyasha begins to alter to his yōkai state, once separated from the sword that seals his demonic blood.|
|52||"The Demon's True Nature"
"Tomerarenai! Yōkai no Honshou" (止められない! 妖怪の本性)
|November 26, 2001||September 18, 2003||August 31, 2010|
|After his demonic transformation is complete, Inuyasha is able to break through the cocoon and destroy Gatenmaru. Though acquiring great power, he lacks sense of control over himself as he kills indiscriminately. Sesshomaru arrives only to discover that the words of Bokusen'on were true, as he gauges the power of his younger brother. After reverting to his hanyō state, Inuyasha agonizes for what he had done to the village.|
|53||"Father's Old Enemy: Ryukotsusei"
"Chichi no Shukuteki - Ryūkotsusei" (父の宿敵 竜骨精)
|December 3, 2001||April 24, 2004||September 1, 2010|
|Hoping to find a way to wield the Tetsusaiga, Inuyasha goes to Totosai, who instructs him to slay Ryukotsusei, a dragon daiyōkai who was sealed into a dormant sleep with one of the claws of Inuyasha's father, Inu no Taisho. Achieving this task will therefore gain Inuyasha the strength required to lift his reforged sword. This backfires when Naraku comes to awaken the dragon. Inuyasha is unable to fight as Ryukotsusei repeatedly attacks with the Thunder Attack Bullet, the huge pure white energy orbs that are launched out of his mouth.|
|54||"The Backlash Wave: Tetsusaiga's Ultimate Technique"
"Tessaiga no Ougi - Bakuryūha" (鉄砕牙の奥義 爆流破)
|December 10, 2001||May 1, 2004||September 2, 2010|
|Inuyasha becomes detached from the Tetsusaiga once again and initiates into his demonic transformation. He urges not only to battle against Ryukotsusei, but also against his yōkai state, regaining his ability to wield the Tetsusaiga. After Inuyasha attempts to attack Ryukotsusei with the Wind Scar, but to no avail. He is then able to master the Backlash Wave, an attack unleashed to engulf the attack of the enemy in a whirlpool and reflect it back with the added power and energy of the Wind Scar, in order to defeat Ryukotsusei.|
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