List of Inuyasha episodes (season 3)

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The third season of the anime series Inuyasha aired in Japan on Animax from December 17, 2001, through August 12, 2002. 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 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 third season was broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim programming block from May 8, 2004, through January 17, 2005.

The opening themes for this season were "I Am" by hitomi for episodes 55-64 and "Owarinai Yume" (終わりない夢?, "Unending Dream") by Nanase Aikawa for episodes 65-82. The ending themes were "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki for episodes 55-60 and "Every Heart (Minna no Kimochi)" (Every Heart -ミンナノキモチ-?) by BoA for episodes 61-82.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original airdate[1][2] English airdate[3][4] Asia airdate
55 "The Stone Flower and Shippo's First Love"
"Ishi no Hana to Shippō no Hatsukoi" (石の花と七宝の初恋) 
December 17, 2001 May 8, 2004 September 3, 2010
Upon arriving at another village, Shippo falls in love with a young girl named Satsuki, who believes her deceased older brother will return to her someday, as she shows that she possesses a shard of the Shikon Jewel, unbeknownst that it is actually a quartz fragment. The next morning, Satsuki's brother has incredibly returned to her, but Shippo notices that he is really a lizard demon. Shippo lets Satsuki escape, while he faces off against and easily defeats the lizard demon. 
56 "Temptress in the Mist"
"Kiri no Oku ni Bijo no Yūwaku" (霧の奥に美女の誘惑) 
January 14, 2002 May 15, 2004 September 6, 2010
Miroku and Sango are asked to defeat a demon disguised as a beautiful princess, who has lured away men from a village and stealing their youth. They become separated while entering through a spirit shield infused in a forest. While Miroku comes across the princess who welcomes him into her mansion, Sango comes across the men who have aged dramatically due to having their life energy sucked out. Though it seems Miroku will be the next victim, he is surprisingly able to resist seduction and free the spirit of the princess from the coyote demon that stole it, allowing her to pass on. Sango slays the demon, but at the cost of Hiraikostu being cracked. Miroku and Sango almost have a romantic moment, but he rubs her behind again, earning a slap. 
57 "Fateful Night in Togenkyo Part I"
"Subete wa Tōgenkyō no Yoru ni (Zenpen)" (すべては桃源郷の夜に 前編) 
January 21, 2002 May 22, 2004 September 7, 2010
Sango leaves to take a notice of three days in order to repair her gigantic boomerang Hiraikotsu. The others venture into the mountains to find Ninmenka, a demonic peach tree bearing the fruit of human faces. Inuyasha has an unfortunate encounter with Tokajin, a sage who is responsible for nourishing Ninmenka with human souls, being sucked into his bottle gourd. Meanwhile, Kagome Higurashi, Miroku and Shippo are brought to the miniature village of Togenkyo, where they learn that the villagers are kept there to become sages. 
58 "Fateful Night in Togenkyo Part II"
"Subete wa Tōgenkyō no Yoru ni (Kōhen)" (すべては桃源郷の夜に 後編) 
January 28, 2002 May 29, 2004 September 8, 2010
Though he breaks free from the bottle gourd, Inuyasha is unable to fight Tokajin, due to being the night of the new moon. While Miroku and Shippo escape from the village, Kagome is captured by Tokajin. Inuyasha finds Kagome and takes her back to Ninmenka, only to be met by Tokajin yet again. Kagome uses her bow and arrow to remove the shards of the Shikon Jewel from Tokajin, in which he is later devoured by Ninmenka. As dawn arises, Inuyasha slices Ninmenka into pieces with the Tetsusaiga. 
59 "The Beautiful Sister Apprentices"
"Bishōjo Shimai no Deshiiri Shigan" (美少女姉妹の弟子入り志願) 
February 4, 2002 June 5, 2004 September 9, 2010
While her weapon is now fixed, Sango finds herself delayed by two sisters, Serina and Suzuna, seeking to become her apprentices. Nevertheless, when the duo steal equipment for weapons that had yet to be purified, they are unaware that there are hundreds of demons that would be attracted by the demonic aura of the materials. Sango ends up having to save the two from the demons, and Inuyasha and the others arrive to retrieve her. 
60 "The 50 Year-Old Curse of the Dark Priestess"
"Kuro Miko Gojūnen no Noroi" (黒巫女 五十年の呪い) 
February 11, 2002 June 12, 2004 September 10, 2010
Kagura summons the dark priestess Tsubaki in the presence of Naraku, who offers his fragment of the Shikon Jewel to her. In exchange, Tsubaki curses Kagome using her snakelike demon puppet Shikigami. As her shards of the Shikon Jewel are tainted black and are merged within her, Kagome is forced under Tsubaki's hypnosis. Though, she is given the order to kill Inuyasha, Kagome tries her best to resist in doing so. 
61 "Kikyo and the Dark Priestess"
"Arawareta Kikyō to Shikigami Tsukai" (現れた桔梗と式神使い) 
February 18, 2002 June 19, 2004 September 13, 2010
As Tsubaki controls the body of Kagome to kill Inuyasha, she is interrupted by Kikyo, who passes through her barrier with ease. Meanwhile, Inuyasha takes a weakened Kagome to the whereabouts of Tsubaki, sensing the tainted fragment of the Shikon Jewel, later being able to break the barrier. Kikyo warns her former nemesis not to underestimate her reincarnation. Kikyo promises that Tsubaki will be killed only if Inuyasha is dared to be harmed. So using Kagome as collateral, Tsubaki threatens Inuyasha not to draw his sword. 
62 "Tsubaki's Unrelenting Evil Spell"
"Sokoshirene Tsubaki no Jubaku" (底知れぬ椿の呪縛) 
March 4, 2002 June 26, 2004 September 14, 2010
While Inuyasha is distracted by a demon summoned by Tsubaki, Kagome struggles as she tries to break the curse. She dreams of her life if she had never met Inuyasha, waking up after seeing an illusion of Kikyo. As Tsubaki diverts Inuyasha, Miroku and Sango with a raid of summoned demons, she sends Shikigami after Kagome. However, Tsubaki is defeated as Kagome reflects Tsubaki's attack back at her exactly as Kikyo did fifty years ago. 
63 "The Red and White Priestesses"
"Ikute o Habamu Kōhaku Miko" (行く手を阻む紅白巫女) 
March 11, 2002 July 3, 2004 September 15, 2010
As Tsubaki flees with her fragment of the Shikon Jewel, she returns to the shrine where she once trained. She tricks Momiji and Botan, two young priestesses, into believing that Inuyasha and his companions are the enemies, referring to Inuyasha as the demon to be slain. The two manage to get strands of hair from Inuyasha and Kagome to create giant dolls in their image and likeness. Inuyasha later destroys the dolls by executing the Wind Scar. 
64 "Giant Ogre of the Forbidden Tower"
"Tahōtō no Kyodai na Oni" (多宝塔の巨大な鬼) 
March 18, 2002 July 10, 2004 September 16, 2010
Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango and Kaede pace to the shrine, in search of Tsubaki's whereabouts. Elsewhere, Miroku and Shippo are to convince Botan and Momiji that Tsubaki is the true miscreant. It is seen that Tsubaki has freed an oni from the forbidden tower of the shrine, absorbing it to gain its power. Tsubaki's newly found ogreish abilities are proven significant, until Inuyasha unleashes the Backlash Wave. The defeated priestess loses her eternal beauty when the fragment of the Shikon Jewel is taken away from her. 
65 "Farewell, Days of My Youth"
"Saraba Seishun no Hibi" (さらば青春の日々) 
April 8, 2002 July 17, 2004 September 17, 2010
Inuyasha and his companions, after facilely defeating a demon in a town, are invited to a banquet as a reward. Oddly enough, Myoga the flea yōkai servant returns, as series of strange occurrences ensue. Sango, Miroku, and Inuyasha are all possessed one after another, experiencing unorthodox behavior. Little do they know, Shoga, a female flea yōkai, is responsible for this, all in the desire to marry Myoga. 
66 "Naraku's Barrier - Kagura's Decision"
"Naraku no Kekkai Kagura no Kesshin" (奈落の結界 神楽の決心) 
April 15, 2002 July 24, 2004 September 20, 2010
The barrier of Naraku is mysteriously weakened, which allows Inuyasha and Koga to finally detect the demon by scent. Kanna tells Kagura that Koga is approaching. Kagura entraps Koga in a whirlwind of skeletons. Kagura manages to cut out the shards of the Shikon Jewel from Koga's legs, albeit he tries to overtake her. Kagura then must decide whether or not she should betray her master. She goes to Sesshomaru, proposing the offer of the obtained shards of the Shikon Jewel in exchange for the death of Naraku. 
67 "The Howling Wind of Betrayal"
"Fukiareru Uragiri no Kaze" (吹き荒れる裏切りの風) 
April 22, 2002 July 31, 2004 September 21, 2010
As Sesshomaru declines her notion, Kagura departs in disappointment. Koga finds Kagura, trying to requite for his stolen shards of the Shikon Jewel, only to end up defeated once more. As the sun rises, Kagura discovers that Inuyasha reverts to human form on the night of the new moon. Kagura does not inform Naraku of this, as it is observed that he is also a hanyō, undergoing a horrifying transformation of his own. Naraku threatens her life again, seemingly aware of her betrayal. 
68 "Shippo Receives an Angry Challenge"
"Shippō e Ikari no Chosenjō" (七宝へ怒りの挑戦状) 
May 6, 2002 August 7, 2004 September 22, 2010
Shippo receives a letter issuing a challenge against Soten, the last surviving member of the thunder yōkai tribe. Shippo is soon captured by Soten, much to his dismay. Miroku and Sango fall into a trap set up by Koryu, Soten's dragon yōkai partner. However the plan backfires with Inuyasha and Kagome, as Koryu is declared vulnerable against them. After enlightening Soten with his art, Shippo duels against her, with a handful of crayons as the prize. After the crayons are given by Shippo, Soten develops a crush for him. 
69 "Terror of the Faceless Man"
"Kao no Nai Otoko no Kyōfu" (顔のない男の恐怖) 
May 13, 2002 August 14, 2004 September 23, 2010
Kagome resumes her life in the present time, catching up with her academic studies and social life. Meanwhile, Naraku decides to expel Onigumo from within him for good, but it unexpectedly takes on a life of its own as another incarnation. The incarnation steals the face and name of a monk named Muso and wreaks havoc across the countryside. Muso is uncertain of his true desires until he sees that Kagome has returned to the past. 
70 "Onigumo's Memory Restored"
"Yomigaetta Onigumo no Kioku" (よみがえった鬼蜘蛛の記憶) 
May 20, 2002 August 21, 2004 September 24, 2010
Inuyasha slices Muso to pieces using the Wind Scar, unknowing that Muso can slowly reconstitutes himself. While Inuyasha, Miroku, Sango and Shippo encounter Kagura, Kagome and Kaede go to investigate Onigumo's cave once again, where it is found out that Muso is headed that way as well. Muso's memory has been restored, recalling the birth of Naraku. 
71 "Three-Sided Battle to the Death"
"Mitsudomoe no Shitō no Hate" (三つ巴の死闘の果て) 
May 27, 2002 August 28, 2004 September 27, 2010
Muso continues to regenerate himself each time Inuyasha destroys him. Naraku discovers that while he can bring himself to kill Kikyo, he is weak without Onigumo's presence within him. When Inuyasha finally finds Naraku, the two begin to fight. As Muso pierces the body of Naraku, this enables the latter to reabsorb the former. This exposes the startling secret that Naraku is a hanyō, however different from that of Inuyasha. 
72 "Totosai's Rigid Training"
"Tōtōsai no Kimyō na Shiren" (刀々斎の珍妙な試練) 
June 3, 2002 September 4, 2004 September 28, 2010
Inuyasha decides to visit Totosai in hopes of finding a method to break barriers. Given the opportunity to help prepare a bath, Totosai indoctrinates Inuyasha to accompany Bunza, a young lynx yōkai messenger, in fetching some water as well as chopping firewood. The two later unite to save Bunza's father, trapped in a barrier made by Nanafushi, a mantis demon who is destroying the village of the lynx yōkai tribe. 
73 "Shiori's Family and Inuyasha's Feelings"
"Shiori Ayako to Aitsu no Kimochi" (紫織母子とアイツの気持ち) 
June 10, 2002 September 11, 2004 September 29, 2010
Myoga offers Inuyasha a method so that he can gain the power to break barriers. This involves traveling to a village in order to defeat and absorb the blood of a bat demon known for creating impenetrable barriers. It is explained that a bat hanyō named Shiori was given to her grandfather Taigokumaru, the leader of the bat yōkai clan, to ensure peace between the opposing sides. Inuyasha is left conflicted; Shiori is a half-demon just like him and an innocent little girl, but he needs to gain the power to break barriers. 
74 "The Red Tetsusaiga Breaks the Barrier"
"Kekkai Yaburu Akai Tessaiga" (結界破る赤い鉄砕牙) 
June 17, 2002 September 18, 2004 September 30, 2010
Taigokumaru continues to demolish the village, while relying on the guardian powers of Shiori to shield himself, using the heirloom red orb called the Blood Coral Crystal. Inuyasha empathizes with Shiori, recalling of his gruesome childhood past. When Shiori discovers Taigokumaru is responsible for the death of her father Tsukuyomaru, she provides Inuyasha the means to annihilate her grandfather, by act of the Backlash Wave, and to acquire the ability to break barriers, by destroying the Blood Coral Crystal. 
75 "The Plot of the Panther Devas"
"Hyōneko Shitennō no Inobu" (豹猫四天王の陰謀) 
June 24, 2002 September 25, 2004 October 1, 2010
A group of panther demons come after Kagome in search for her shards of the Shikon Jewel. Sesshomaru encounters Toran, the ice panther deva, who reminds him of the defeat of the panther king in the hands of Inu no Taisho. Meanwhile, Inuyasha, Miroku and Sango encounter Karan and Shuran, the fire and lightning panther devas, who distract the three to allow Shunran, the floral panther deva, to have Kagome kidnapped. All of them are to meet up and fight at the castle of the panther devas, all to seek revenge for the panther king. 
76 "Target: Sesshomaru and Inuyasha"
"Tāgetto wa Sesshōmaru to Inuyasha" (標的は殺生丸と犬夜叉!) 
July 1, 2002 October 2, 2004 October 4, 2010
Inuyasha breaks into the barrier of the panther yōkai tribe using Barrier Shattering, an attack that can shatter barriers when the Tetsusaiga glows red. Sesshomaru appears to tell Inuyasha to heed his warning of retreat. It is revealed how and why the panther devas are seeking revenge originating fifty years ago. Everyone becomes divided and is separately confronted by the panther devas. 
77 "The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of the Fang"
"Hyōnekozoku to Futatsu no Kiba no Ken" (豹猫族とふたつの牙の剣) 
July 8, 2002 October 9, 2004 October 5, 2010
The panther devas fall back to the castle to begin the resurrection of the panther king, in when a large crowd of villagers are captured to be sacrificed. Inuyasha arrives and frees the villagers, including Kagome, Miroku and Sango. However, the panther king later unexpectedly devours Karan, Shuran, and Shunran to revive himself. Putting their feelings aside, Sesshomaru uses the Tenseiga to restore the lives of the panther devas, while Inuyasha uses the Tetsusaiga to defeat the life of the panther king. 
78 "Only You, Sango"
"Sango Mezashite, Onrī Yū" (珊瑚目指してオンリーユー) 
July 15, 2002 October 16, 2004 October 6, 2010
Sango is reacquainted with Kuranosuke Takeda, lord of the Takeda clan, after having first met six years ago. Kuranosuke asks that Sango must slay a bear demon haunting his palace, as well as to accept his marriage proposal. While Sango hesitates to decline the marriage proposal, Miroku becomes exceedingly envious of her; however, he tells Sango that she's free to choose, and when questioned by Kagome he says that he thinks Sango shouldn't refuse a chance to have a normal life. Sango is caught off guard when battling the bear demon. However, Miroku defeats the bear demon through the ritual of exorcism. Sango ultimately declines marrying Kuranosuke and he lets her go with the group. 
79 "Jaken's Plan to Steal Tetsusaiga"
"Jaken no Tessaiga bun Torisakusen" (邪見の鉄砕牙ブン取り作戦) 
July 22, 2002 January 10, 2005 October 7, 2010
Jaken decides to steal the Tetsusaiga from Inuyasha to prove his worth to Sesshomaru, recalling how the two first chanced upon. After many failed attempts, including that as a sword blacksmith and a hot springs resort manager, Jaken manages to acquire the sword, but he is intercepted by Inuyasha. To make matters worse, Jaken is forced to abandon his attempts entirely when Rin is seized by Kagura. 
80 "Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin"
"Sesshōmaru to Sarawareta Rin" (殺生丸とさらわれたりん) 
July 29, 2002 January 11, 2005 October 8, 2010
Sesshomaru receives an ultimatum from Naraku, who threatens the safety of Rin for the death of Inuyasha, to which he calmly enters in his castle. Sesshomaru faces off against Naraku, but is unaware that Naraku plans to absorb him. Kagome pursue a shard of the Shikon Jewel, which is likely embedded in Kohaku, who is ordered to guard Rin. Inuyasha is blocked off by Kagura, who halfheartedly tried to fight him, since she desires Inuyasha to kill Naraku and free her from his grasp. 
81 "Vanishing Point: Naraku Disappears"
"Severed - Naraku's Whereabouts // Tachikireru Naraku no Yukue" (断ち切れる奈落の行方) 
August 5, 2002 January 12, 2005 October 11, 2010
After Sesshomaru is engulfed by Naraku, Inuyasha suddenly arrives to release him. Naraku is seriously wounded by both of them, however, until their sibling rivalry gets the better of them. The fight is halted when Naraku remotely orders his leverage to kill his hostage, Kohaku ordered to kill his best friend Rin. Sesshomaru trails to prevent Rin from being killed by Kohaku her best friend, while Inuyasha simultaneously trails to prevent Kohaku from being killed by Sesshomaru. 
82 "Gap Between the Ages"
"The Interval between Present Day and the Warring Age // Gendai to Sengoku no Hazama" (現代と戦国のはざま) 
August 12, 2002 January 17, 2005 October 12, 2010
While Inuyasha, Miroku and Sango investigate Naraku's abandoned castle with disappointment, Kagome must study for an upcoming test with tediousness. Inuyasha becomes impatient and heads to the present to take her back to the past. Chaos ensues as Kagome struggles to catch up with her studies while Inuyasha tries to adjust to the present time. It is reported that Inuyasha stopped a bank robber from stealing money, as well as rescued a girl from an apartment fire. 


References[edit]

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