List of Inuyasha episodes (season 5)

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List of Inuyasha episodes (season 5)
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes28
Original networkytv
Original releaseMay 19, 2003 (2003-05-19) –
January 19, 2004 (2004-01-19)
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The fifth season of the anime series Inuyasha aired in Japan on ytv from May 19, 2003, through January 19, 2004. It was produced and broadcast in High Definition. Based on the manga series of the same title by Rumiko Takahashi, the anime was produced by Sunrise. The season continues the half demon Inuyasha's and the 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 fifth season was broadcast on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim programming block from July 30, 2005, through March 22, 2006.

The opening themes for this season were "Grip!" by Every Little Thing for episodes 111-127 and "One Day, One Dream" by Tackey & Tsubasa for episodes 128-138. The ending themes were "Itazura na Kiss" (イタズラなKISS, "Mischievous Kiss") by Day After Tomorrow for episodes 111-127 and "Come" by Namie Amuro for episodes 128-138.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original airdate[1][2] English airdate[3][4] Asia airdate
111"The Big Clash: Banryu versus the Wind Scar"
Transcription: "Clash! Banryū vs Kaze no Kizu! // Gekitotsu! Banryū vs Kaze no Kizu!" (Japanese: 激突! 蛮竜VS風の傷!)
May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19)July 30, 2005November 22, 2010
While Inuyasha and Bankotsu face off against each other for the first time, the rest of the group are to handle the remaining members of the Band of Seven. At Mount Hakurei, Rin follows Kohaku to a nearby cave. When the remaining five members are forced to retreat, Kagome Higurashi notices that the demon puppet of Naraku has an unusually purified scent. Within the cave, Kohaku kindly protects Rin from the emerging demons and urges her to escape. Sesshomaru stops holding a grudge towards Kohaku, seeing Rin was protected and uninjured. Unfortunately for Rin, her friendship with Kohaku ends when he reveals to the remaining five members that Sesshomaru is also their enemy.
112"Afloat on the Lake Surface: The Barrier of Hijiri Island"
Transcription: "Komen ni Ukabu Hijiri Jima Kekkai" (Japanese: 湖面に浮かぶ聖島の結界)
May 26, 2003 (2003-05-26)August 6, 2005November 23, 2010
Shintaro, the young son of the village headman, pleads for help when his father fails to return for two weeks from a shrine on Hijiri Island in the middle of a misty lake. The villagers believe that the village is cursed due to the absence of the headman. Inuyasha and his companions travel with Shintaro to the island, being the source of the same purified scent of the demon puppet. Bankotsu appears to fight Inuyasha yet again. To make matters worse, Inuyasha's Tetsusaiga is rendered powerless against Bankotsu's Banryu. It is explained that Saint Hakushin, the monk of the shrine, is responsible for putting up a barrier surrounding the mountain and the island. Miroku and Shintaro work together to destroy the core of the barrier.
113"The Sacred Vajra and the Mystery of the Living Buddha"
Transcription: "Seinaru Dokko to Sokushinbutsu no Nazo" (Japanese: 聖なる独鈷と即身仏の謎)
June 2, 2003 (2003-06-02)August 13, 2005November 24, 2010
With the barrier destroyed, Inuyasha and Bankotsu continue their battle, clashing each other with lightning attacks. The altar ornament Saint Hakushin is mystically summoned and has purified the Tetsusaiga. A barrier is formed around Bankotsu, transporting him to a hidden temple. Inuyasha and his companions make their way head towards Mount Hakurei. However, The power of the barrier erected by the spirit of Saint Hakushin cannot be broken nor crossed by any demon. So Miroku and Sango enter the barrier to find Naraku, while Inuyasha, Kagome, Shippo and Kirara stay behind.
114"Koga's Solitary Battle"
Transcription: "Kōga no Kokō Naru Tatakai" (Japanese: 鋼牙の孤高なる戦い)
June 9, 2003 (2003-06-09)August 20, 2005November 25, 2010
Koga is attacked by Renkotsu and Ginkotsu from afar. Sango and Miroku are to scout Mount Hakurei from within its barrier, however Miroku struggles to retain his lechery for Sango. Renkotsu and Ginkotsu are lured out of the barrier after bombarding Koga with cannon blasts and flamethrowers, which gives Koga the upper hand. Renkotsu is bruised by Koga, who attempts to remove the shard of the Shikon Jewel from his throat. Ginkotsu destructs the area, sending his shard of the Shikon Jewel to Renkotsu. Inuyasha senses an explosion initiated by Ginkotsu, as he is led to Koga, whose legs are badly wounded.
115"Lured by the Black Light"
Transcription: "Suikomareru Kuroi Hikari" (Japanese: 吸い込まれる黒い光)
June 16, 2003 (2003-06-16)August 27, 2005November 26, 2010
When their paths are crossed, Kikyo confronts Bankotsu, who claims he is fearless of the afterlife. Jaken and Rin encounter Suikotsu on a log bridge, but they plummet after the log bridge collapses. Sesshomaru is to fight Jakotsu, but chooses to go search for Rin after finding Jaken. Rin is met with the good persona of Suikotsu in a forest, as he brings her back to his village. However, his evil persona takes over, and Jakotsu takes custody of Rin. It is apparent that Suikotsu struggles with his two personae while attempting to kill the orphaned children of the village.
116"The Exposed Face of Truth"
Transcription: "Sarakedasareta Shinjitsu no Kao" (Japanese: さらけだされた真実の顔)
June 23, 2003 (2003-06-23)September 3, 2005November 29, 2010
Sesshomaru is beguiled into the barrier of the mountain, being forced to combat against Jakotsu. Sesshomaru then manages to pierce his hand into Jakotsu and throw his sword into Suikotsu. However, the two remain alive due to the tainted shards of the Shikon Jewel in each of their throats. Kikyo arrives and interrupts the battle, implanting a Sacred Arrow in Suikotsu, hence purifying his shard of the Shikon Jewel. Suikotsu, finally free of his evil persona, reveals the origins of his conflicting personalities. He explains that his bad persona arose as he first killed someone with his own hands. Suikotsu requests Kikyo to take his Shikon Jewel shard, but Jakotsu kills Suikotsu and seizes it instead.
117"Vanished in a River of Flames"
Transcription: "He Vanished in a River of Flames // Honō no Kawa ni Kieta Aitsu" (Japanese: 炎の川に消えたアイツ)
June 30, 2003 (2003-06-30)September 10, 2005November 30, 2010
Renkotsu vows to avenge Ginkotsu’s destruction after recovering from Koga's battle, preparing his artillery for an assault. Inuyasha is mentioned to have carried Koga to a cave near a waterfall to recover, much to his dismay. Renkotsu distracts Inuyasha with the Saimyōshō while he ignites the waterfall into flames, later sending him attacks of ammunition. After entering the cave, Renkotsu threatens to light incendiary devices to obtain Koga's shards of the Shikon Jewel, however Inuyasha sends Renkotsu into the river of flames, causing a huge eruption. Luckily, both of them manage to survive, much to a surprise.
118"Into the Depths of Mt. Hakurei"
Transcription: "The Depths of Mt. Hakurei // Hakureizan no Oku no Oku" (Japanese: 白霊山の奥の奥)
July 7, 2003 (2003-07-07)September 17, 2005December 1, 2010
As they have reached the summit of Mount Hakurei, Miroku and Sango are attacked by Kagura in a shaft. After Kagura defeats Sango by using the Wind Gust against her Hiraikotsu, Miroku uses Wind Tunnel to vacuum the demons, even enduring the poison of the Saimyōshō. Meanwhile, Jakotsu gives Suikotsu's shard of the Shikon Jewel to Bankotsu, who happily thanks him. Inuyasha decides to enter the barrier in order to find Miroku and Sango, but finds himself in trouble when confronted by Renkotsu. Inuyasha is purified by the barrier reverting himself to human form, while Miroku and Sango are also both purified by the barrier being able to escape outside the mountain.
119"Divine Malice of the Saint"
Transcription: "Kōgōshii Akui no Seija" (Japanese: 神々しい悪意の聖者)
July 14, 2003 (2003-07-14)September 24, 2005December 2, 2010
Although Inuyasha manages to avoid Renkotsu, he now faces off against Jakotsu. Miroku and Sango discover a hidden temple being shrouded in the mists of Mount Hakurei, which lead them directly to Saint Hakushin, who continues to uphold the barrier despite his knowledge of the true nature of Naraku. Saint Hakushin explains that he fell ill during a time of famine in his village, swearing to protect the village after his death. The pair must destroy Saint Hakushin and his formidable barrier, in hopes for Inuyasha to regain his demonic powers.
120"Fare Thee Well: Jakotsu's Requiem"
Transcription: "Good-bye: Jakotsu's Requiem // Sayonara Jakotsu no Chinkonka" (Japanese: さよなら蛇骨の鎮魂歌)
July 28, 2003 (2003-07-28)October 1, 2005December 3, 2010
Inuyasha easily defeats Jakotsu with his Tetsusaiga, having his demonic powers restored. Renkotsu removes the shard of the Shikon Jewel from Jakotsu's throat. Meanwhile, Kikyo questions Saint Hakushin about his desires after being reborn through Naraku. Elsewhere, Bankotsu is aware of Renkotsu's motives, as the former takes two shards of the Shikon Jewel from the throat of latter. The two duel to the death, trying to prove who has more power. Upon defeating him, Bankotsu removes the last shard of the Shikon Jewel from Renkotsu's throat as payment for his betrayal. Kikyo empathizes with Saint Hakushin, as he dissolves the barrier and she brings solace to his spirit.
121"Final Battle: The Last and Strongest of the Band of Seven"
Transcription: "Decisive Battle! The Last and Strongest of the Shichinintai // Kessen! Saikyō Saigo no Shichinintai" (Japanese: 決戦! 最強最後の七人隊)
August 4, 2003 (2003-08-04)October 8, 2005December 6, 2010
Bankotsu sets his sight on Inuyasha, using all seven shards of the Shikon Jewel. Bankotsu explains how he the Band of Seven was joined after he first met Naraku, who mentions about the manifestation of the Shikon Jewel. Bankotsu recalls the moment that he was resurrected by Naraku with a shard of the Shikon Jewel. Miroku and Sango return to the shaft, as they are met by Kagura once again. It is discovered that Naraku used Saint Hakushin to reside within the barrier of Mount Hakurei in order to complete his demonic transformation, all due to the fact that Inuyasha has acquired the Barrier Shattering. Kagome locates where Naraku and Bankotsu are inside the mountain.
122"The Power of Banryu: Duel to the Death on Mt. Hakurei"
Transcription: "Powerful Banryū: Duel to the Death on Mt. Hakurei // Kyōretsu Banryū Hakureizan no Shitō" (Japanese: 強烈蛮竜 白霊山の死闘)
August 11, 2003 (2003-08-11)October 15, 2005December 7, 2010
Inuyasha is able to take out almost all of the shards of the Shikon Jewel from Bankotsu's body. Inuyasha describes Bankotsu as a human shield for Naraku, to which he objects. Inuyasha notices a shard of the Shikon Jewel embedded in Bankotsu's Banryu when it evolves after slashing through one thousand demons. The fight finally reaches its conclusion when Inuyasha uses the Backlash Wave. Mount Hakurei becomes animated, becoming like quicksand within the caves, where Koga becomes devoured. Kagome, Shippo and Kirara struggle as they reunite with Miroku and Sango. Inuyasha is seen entangled in an intestinal structure as he ascends toward Naraku's whereabouts.
123"Beyond the Darkness - Naraku Reborn!"
Transcription: "Kurayami no Saki ni Shinsei Naraku" (Japanese: 暗闇の先に新生奈落)
August 18, 2003 (2003-08-18)October 22, 2005December 8, 2010
Naraku is reborn from Mount Hakurei, in which the mountain is part of himself. He collects and merges all the shards of the Shikon Jewel, revealing his completed demonic transformation. Inuyasha attempts to attack Naraku with the Wind Scar, only to have that attack absorbed and reflected in various parts of the cave. Kikyo witnesses Kagura from the mountain with an unusual bundle. Kagome senses Koga's presence within Naraku's demonic aura, dispersing the Wind Scar and releasing Koga from the demonic aura. Naraku begins to destroy the mountain, putting the lives of Inuyasha and his companions in danger.
124"Farewell Kikyo, My Beloved"
Transcription: "Saraba Itoshiki Kikyō yo" (Japanese: さらば愛しき桔梗よ)
August 25, 2003 (2003-08-25)October 29, 2005December 9, 2010
While Inuyasha goes down into the depths of the mountain to retrieve Koga, the rest of the group struggle to escape the collapsing Mount Hakurei. Meanwhile, Naraku comes after Kikyo, who questions his purpose. Naraku says that he lured her to the mountain. He now is no longer held back by the human heart of Onigumo, which is now in the possession of Kagura. Kikyo is now defeated and is thrown into the crevices of the cliff. Sesshomaru enters to attack Naraku, in which it is absorbed and reflected back. After Naraku takes his leave, Inuyasha learns from Sesshomaru that Kikyo has died.
125"The Darkness in Kagome's Heart"
Transcription: "Kagome no Kokoro no Yami" (Japanese: かごめの心の闇)
September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)November 5, 2005December 10, 2010
Inuyasha desperately searches for Kikyo's remains, but has no luck in the matter. Inuyasha and his companions revisit Shintaro's village, where it is later ravaged by a swarm of demons. They are met by an elderly priest, who tells about Kikyo being washed up at the end of a riverbank two days prior on the other side of the mountain. Inuyasha goes in that direction in hopes of finding her. When a group of soldiers captures Kagome, along with Miroku and Sango, she finds out that she has been tricked by Kagura. While Miroku and Sango are surrounded by the soldiers, Kagome becomes ensnared by the darkness in her heart, as The Infant, the seventh incarnation of Naraku whom Kagura took from the mountain, takes control of her.
126"Transform Heartache into Courage!"
Transcription: "Kokoro no Itami o Yūki ni Kaero" (Japanese: 心の痛みを勇気にかえろ)
September 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)November 12, 2005December 13, 2010
Shippo finds Inuyasha and tells him that the others have been taken captive. After defeating the soldiers, Inuyasha realizes he was deceived by Kagura. Meanwhile, The Infant orders Kagura to implant a tainted shard of the Shikon Jewel into Kagome. However, Kagome has regain her control of her mind but not of her body. Kagome must overcome her bitterness towards Kikyo. Inuyasha and the others find her, and they interrogate The Infant as being the human heart of Naraku. The Infant departs after repelling Inuyasha's attempted attack. Inuyasha later discovers how dangerous his deep and strong affections for Kikyo are for Kagome.
127"Don't Boil It! The Terrifying Dried-Up Demon!"
Transcription: "Don't Boil It! The Terrifying Dried-Up Yōkai // Nichadame! Kyōfu no Himono Yōkai" (Japanese: 煮ちゃダメ! 恐怖の干物妖怪)
September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)January 4, 2006December 14, 2010
Kagome returns home to relax, hoping to take her mind off of Feudal Japan for a while. Unfortunately, the high school is preparing for a cultural festival, much to her chagrin, being suggested by her friends to be an understudy for the cultural festival. It is realized that Naraku has nearly all the shards of the Shikon Jewel, eluded by only a single shard that cannot be found anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, Miroku urges Inuyasha to prevent Kagome from being kidnapped a second time. Kagome is frustrated that she must be the star attraction of the cultural festival, yet she is able to appreciate her active role in participation. Inuyasha goes to the present to fetch her, only to learn about the upcoming cultural festival.
128"Battle Against the Dried-Up Demons at the Cultural Festival!"
Transcription: "The Dried-Up Yōkai and the Fierce Fighting Cultural Festival // Himono Yōkai to Gekitō Bunkasai" (Japanese: 干物妖怪と激闘文化祭)
October 13, 2003 (2003-10-13)January 11, 2006December 15, 2010

It is revealed that the dried-up food that Kagome brought back from Feudal Japan are actually dehydrated food demons when boiled in water. Inuyasha must seek and destroy any demon lurking within the high school to cease any potential chaos. Kagome, on the other hand, is to complete her understudy assignments, minding her attention of the demons. During her theatrical performance, Inuyasha interrupts the play, in which Kagome must ad-lib to evade the scene.

Note, just before her choral performance, there is a cameo appearance of Jimmy Kudo (Kudo Shinichi) and Rachel Moore (Mori Ran) from Case Closed.
129"Chokyukai and the Abducted Bride"
Transcription: "Chokyukai to Ryakudatsusareta Hanayome" (Japanese: 猪九戒と略奪された花嫁)
October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20)January 18, 2006December 17, 2010
A young man named Kisuke turns to Inuyasha and his companions for help when maidens are being kidnapped by demons using a golden diadem to control them, mentioning that the remaining maidens were forced to reside in a nearby cave. The demons are recognized as the folklore characters of Journey to the West,[5] being the heavenly spirits who had accompanied the Buddhist monk Tripitaka. Chokyukai, as a descendant of Pigsy, wears the necklace of skulls worn by Sandy, bewitching the maidens using a diadem similar to that worn by the Monkey King. Chokyukai asks Kagome to be his bride, thrilled with her knowledge about his ancestors. Kagome is soon allured by the diadem, to which she is later abducted. Inuyasha and his companions elaborately try to distract Chokyukai in order to find and free Kagome. She later uses her Sacred Arrow along with Miroku's Sacred Sutra in order to defeat Chokyukai.
130"Shippo's New Technique, The Heart Scar!"
Transcription: "Hoero Shippō Ōgi Kokoro no Kizu" (Japanese: 吠えろ七宝奥義 心の傷!)
October 27, 2003 (2003-10-27)January 25, 2006December 20, 2010
Several young fox yōkai, who are searching for their parents, mistake Shippo for a hero when Inuyasha recently destroyed a demon with his Wind Scar. Shippo meet a girl named Mizuki at a local village. They turn to Shippo for help, assuming he is the leader of his group. The young fox yōkai manipulate Shippo to fight against a salamander demon, but he chooses to avoid the situation. They later convince him into betraying Mizuki, much to his dismay. When the salamander demon returns, Shippo uses Biting, a move in which his sharp teeth become a weapon, in order to defeat the salamander demon.
131"Trap of the Cursed Wall Hanging"
Transcription: "Kannon Kakejiku Noroi no Wana" (Japanese: 観音掛け軸 呪いの罠)
November 3, 2003 (2003-11-03)February 1, 2006December 21, 2010
Inuyasha and his companions are informed by an old man who tells them about a village of women tossing a corpse into a marsh. As they are to investigate, they find themselves helping a young man named Shinnosuke to search for his lost lady love named Wakana. They all are invited to spend the night at the village. Miroku and Sango are separately reminded of their moment together at Mount Hakurei. Miroku falls prey into flirtation and is accompanied to a shrine, leading to an encounter with the head of an oni Sango soon becomes captured and shackled inside a cave, being forced to swallow a salamander egg in order to be possessed. Shinnosuke reunites with Wakana, however he is unaware of what is to come.
132"Miroku's Most Dangerous Confession"
Transcription: "Miroku Hōshi no Mottomo Kiken na Kokuhaku" (Japanese: 弥勒法師の最も危険な告白)
November 10, 2003 (2003-11-10)February 8, 2006December 22, 2010
Inuyasha, Kagome and Shippo are surrounded by the possessed women of the village. The head of the oni explains that her body was sealed into a scroll desiring the need for the flesh of men to return to her human form. The head of the oni is revealed itself as a salamander demon. Inuyasha must defeat the salamander demon while Miroku uses his Sacred Sutras to save the women from being possessed any further, in which they regurgitate salamanders from their stomachs. Miroku witnesses Sango possessed and under her possession she fights him forcing him to battle her, proving to be a much more formidable adversary than he expects. Miroku later comes to realize how much she truly means to him, eventually resulting in him proposing to her, which she tearfully accepts.
133 [n 1]"The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Part 1)"
Transcription: "Sesshōmaru o Aishita Onna (Zenpen)" (Japanese: 犬夜叉スペシャル 殺生丸を愛した女)
November 24, 2003 (2003-11-24)February 15, 2006December 23, 2010
While an ill nun named Sara Asano plays the flute, Inuyasha and his companions pass by the convent, to which Sara releases demonic aura and dies after catching sight of Inuyasha. A resurrected Sara appears to Sesshomaru, reminding him of their encounter at her castle during a time when Sesshomaru defended her castle. She reveals her deep infatuation for him, hoping to garner his interest. Meanwhile, Inuyasha and his companions find a woman, unbeknownst as Sara, wanting to be sacrificed to a sea demon to break a curse of ice, of which Miroku and Sango are victimized. Inuyasha, Kagome and Shippo are brought to a shrine, where Sara successfully steals the Tetsusaiga from Inuyasha.
134"The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Part 2)"
Transcription: "Sesshōmaru o Aishita Onna (Kōhen)" (Japanese: 犬夜叉スペシャル 殺生丸を愛した女)
November 24, 2003 (2003-11-24)February 22, 2006December 24, 2010
Sesshomaru is disappointed that Sara had stolen the Tetsusaiga from Inuyasha, whereupon Inuyasha must chase after Sara. Sara tells Sesshomaru of the time when he first asks her to give him the Tetsusaiga and of the time the Asano clan attempted to kill Sesshomaru. She recalls being surrounded by apparitions during her illness, allowing herself to be consumed for her rebirth, all to devote herself to Sesshomaru. As Inuyasha arrives to retrieve his Tetsusaiga, while Sesshomaru releases the apparitions from Sara. She is unveiled as a medium, being controlled by a demon. The Tetsusaiga is first wielded by Sesshomaru in order to destroy the demon and then by Inuyasha in order to eradicate the apparitions.
135"The Last Banquet of Miroku's Master"
Transcription: "Miroku no Shishō Saigo no Utage" (Japanese: 弥勒の師匠最後の宴)
December 1, 2003 (2003-12-01)March 1, 2006December 27, 2010
There has been gossips that various clergymen have been murdered. Miroku is told that his master Mushin is in terrible health. Inuyasha and his companions must uphold Mushin's troublesome tasks. This includes cleaning the temple, ventilating the bedding, cutting the grass, doing the laundry, and going to an expensive restaurant. Mushin's last wish is to taste a rare sake made from fabled sages found on a sacred mountain peak. Inuyasha and his companions are soon influenced by the poisonous mist of the mountain. Miroku returns to give Mushin the sake. Mushin later falls asleep, to which Miroku first believed he died. However, Mushin explains that it was all a misunderstanding.
136"A Strange Invisible Demon Appears!"
Transcription: "Kaikitōmei Yōkai Arawaru Arawaru!" (Japanese: 怪奇透明妖怪現る現る!)
December 8, 2003 (2003-12-08)March 8, 2006December 28, 2010
Inuyasha and his companions are reacquainted with the elderly demon exorcist Haori, who returns and convinces them to help her exterminate an invisible demon involved in robberies. They split up into two groups, guarding the two riches estates of the town. Sango and Shippo learn from Haori to be able to temporarily shroud themselves, but they are later seen by Miroku and Inuyasha, respectively. When the invisible demon raids the estate, it is found out that he can be formed as thin as paper. He is forgiven for his actions, being told never to involve himself with humans ever again.
137"An Ancestor Named Kagome"
Transcription: "Gosenzo-sama no Namae wa Kagome" (Japanese: ご先祖の名はかごめ)
January 12, 2004 (2004-01-12)March 15, 2006December 29, 2010
It is recognized that Akitoki Hojo, one of the ancestors of Hojo from Feudal Japan, is the husband of a woman named Kagome. While Kagome tries to deal with her unsettling feelings, Akitoki approaches Kaede in finding a solution in sealing an inherited halberd of great misfortune called the Naginata of Kenkon. Akitoki, along with Inuyasha and his companions, must travel to a shrine atop a mountain, which will dissipate the demonic aura from the halberd. Soon after resting at a tea house, strange occurrences begin to stir, including that of boulders descending and explosives dropping. Akitoki uncovers the fact that he possesses the Ken Blade half, while the Kon Blade half might be possessed by four ninja yōkai.
138"Mountain of Demons: Survival of the Duo"
Transcription: "Yōkai Sanga Futari no Sabaibaru" (Japanese: 妖怪山河ふたりのサバイバル)
January 19, 2004 (2004-01-19)March 22, 2006December 30, 2010
Kagome and Akitoki become separated from Inuyasha and the others. Inuyasha faces off against Hoshiyomi, the master of the ninja yōkai and owner of the Kon Blade, while Miroku, Sango and Shippo are to find Kagome and Akitoki, who have been drifted off from a waterfall. Kagome and Akitoki later eat and rest deep in the woods. Inuyasha questions Hoshiyomi on his purpose for obtaining the Ken Blade. The four ninja yōkai use demon puppets disguised as ancestors of Kagome's classmates, in which Kagome uses her Sacred Arrows to destroy them. However, she is suddenly captured by the four ninja yōkai as a hostage.


  1. ^ Episodes 133 and 134 originally aired together as a one-hour special.


  1. ^ 第97話 ~ 第120話 (in Japanese). Sunrise. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  2. ^ 第121話 ~ 第144話 (in Japanese). Sunrise. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  3. ^ "Inuyasha Season 5, Ep. 1 "The Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
  4. ^ "Inuyasha Season 5, Ep. 1 "The Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
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