Inuyasha

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 8 : Ep 26

    Toward Tomorrow

    Aired 3/29/10

  • S 8 : Ep 25

    Thoughts Fall Short

    Aired 3/22/10

  • S 8 : Ep 24

    Naraku's Uncertain Wish

    Aired 3/15/10

  • S 8 : Ep 23

    Naraku: Trap of Light

    Aired 3/8/10

  • S 8 : Ep 22

    Naraku: Trap of Darkness

    Aired 3/1/10

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Ian Cox

    Inuyasha (E)

  • Kappei Yamaguchi

    Inuyasha (J)

  • Moneca Stori

    Kagome (E)

  • Satsuki Yukino

    Kagome (J)

  • Willow Johnson

    Kikyo (E)

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  • Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and possesses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated day, Kagome locates an ancient well near her home and is abruptly transported through the well and into a feudal Japan, inhabited by demons. There, she encounters Inuyasha, son of a powerful demon father and a human mother, who is pinned to a tree by an enchanted arrow. Kagome frees Inuyasha from the tree before she learns that all of the demons, including Inuyasha, are after the Shikon jewel in her possession. To prevent the jewel from being stolen, Kagome accidentally shoots it with the enchanted arrow, shattering it into thousands of pieces. The evil Naraku also seeks the jewel for his own reasons. New allies, Kagome and Inuyasha, join forces with Shippo, a small fox-demon, Miroku, a monk, and Sango, the sole surviving demon-hunter, in order to combat Naraku and recover the fragments of the "Jewel of Four Souls". But that's just just the tip of the iceberg. 1st Opening Song: "Change the World" by V6 (Episodes 1 to 34) 2nd Opening Song: "I Am" by hitomi (episodes 35 to 64) 3rd Opening Song: "Owarinai Yume" by Aikawa Nanase (Episodes 65 to 95) 4th Opening Song: "Grip!" by Every Little Thing(Episodes 96 to 127) 5th Opening Song: "One Day, One Dream" by Tackey & Tsubasa(Episodes 128 to 153) 6th Opening Song: "Angelus" by Hitomi Shimatani (Episode 154 to 167) 1st Ending Song: "My Will" by dream(Episodes 1 to 20 and 167) 2nd Ending Song: "Fukai Mori" by Do as Infinity(Episodes 21 to 41) 3rd Ending Song: "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki (Episodes 42 to 60) 4th Ending Song: "Every Heart, Minna no Kimochi" by BoA (Episodes 61 to 85) 5th Ending Song: "Shinjitsu no Uta" by Do as Infinity(Episodes 86 to 108) 6th Ending Song:"Itazurana Kiss" by Day after Tomorrow (Episodes 109 to 127) 7th Ending Song: "Come" by Namie Amuro (Episodes 128 to 147) 8th Ending Song: "Brand-New World" by V6 (Episodes 149 to 166) Character Profiles: - Spoilers!!! Inuyasha - Half-human, half-demon, Inuyasha desires the Shikon jewel for his own questionable purposes. Too bad Kagome can control him with magic! Kagome - Kagome is a modern-day 15-year-old girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. She is also the unknowing possessor of a magical jewel. Shippo - Shippo is a young fox-demon with shape-shifting abilities. He likes Inuyasha and is fiercely loyal to Kagome. Sango - Sango the demon hunter lost her whole village to Naraku's forces. Her preferred weapon is a giant boomerang. Sesshomaru - Sesshomaru is Inuyasha's older, pure-demon brother. He seeks the magic sword that his father gave to Inuyasha. Miroku - A Buddhist monk who, because of a curse from Naraku, has a Wind Tunnel (it's like a black hole) in his right hand. He is also quite the pervert. Naraku - Naraku is the villain of the series. His name translates as the word, "hell". He was born through the thief Onigumo's desire for Kikyo when he called dozens of demons in to devour himself. He has the ablilty to change his form into anything he wants, which he did to trick Inuyasha and Kikyo into hating each other. He has used Inuyasha's brother Sesshomaru to try and get rid of Inuyasha, but to no avail. He also has an 'army' of bug-type creatures, called Saimyosho. Naraku is also a half-demon like Inuyasha, but born in a different way. Naraku can choose the time of month to return to his 'original' form. He uses this time to re-arrange his body into a stronger and more powerful form. Naraku also gains the ablilty to make offspring, later. Koga - Koga is the son of a leader of the wolf demon tribe. He has 2 Shikon jewel shards in his legs (one in each) which gives him super speed. He first comes into the story when he attacks the village where Rin lived. He also says that he is in love with Kagome, which makes Inuyasha quite annoyed. Koga wants Naraku dead because he created Kagura who killed many of his friends from his tribe.moreless

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  • Quotes (741)

    • Kagome: (after falling down the well and climbing out) Toto, I don't think we're in Tokyo anymore.

    • Kagome's Grandpa: These pickles are full of history! Kagome: Not half as full as you are.

    • Kagome: (gives her cat the mummified hand her grandpa got her for her birthday) Here Buyo, eat.

    • Inuyasha: (to Kagome) If you hand over the Sacred Jewel, right now I won't have to start sharpening my claws on you!

    • Kagome: I'm telling you, I'm not her. Whoever her is. Inuyasha: And I'm saying you got to be her. Cause if you're not, there's no other way you could smell so . . . (stops speaking, then sniffs in her direction) Inuyasha: You're not her. Kagome: I know. My name is Kagome. Ka-go-me. Inuyasha: You're right. Kikyo was cuter. Much cuter.

    • Kagome: (sees Inuyasha pinned to a tree) Is that a, boy? (steps closer) Hey there. Whatcha doing? (sees his ears) Oh, wow. Like, dog ears. I think I wanna touch them.

    • Kagome: (thinking to herself about Inuyasha) What? You mean he's not the hero?

    • Inuyasha: (as Kagome aims an arrow at the crow demon) My butt she’s gonna hit it!

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    Notes (829)

    • This episode was published in the Inuyasha Ani-Manga Volume 1.

    • Though Sango doesn't make her first appearance in the anime until episode 24, she appears several times during the ending credits.

    • This is the first episode in which Myoga, Sesshomaru, and Jaken's names are listed in the credits. However, they don't appear until episode 5.

    • This episode is based on chapters 1 & 2 from Volume 1 from the manga.

    • Inuyasha is half dog-demon. Inu means dog, and yasha means demon in Japanese.

    • On the Viz version, the centipede youkai (demon) had her breasts partially removed so that it appears she's almost flat-chested. The imported version of the anime, shows everything.

    • Japanese episode title: 時代を越えた少女と封印された少年 Romaji episode title: Jidai o Koeta Shōjo to Fūinsareta Shōnen Translated episode title: The Girl Who Crossed Time and the Boy Who Was Sealed

    • Original Air Date (Japan): Monday, October 16, 2000 at 7:00pm

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    Trivia (463)

    • One would expect that a story taking place in feudal Japan would use speech typical of that time. Written to appeal to modern viewers, phrases like "Whatever!" were not used in feudal Japan.

    • The series creator Rumiko Takahashi decided to call Kagome, in the Spanish version, Aome, because the original name sounds very similar to the Spanish word "cagada", which is considered a bad word.

    • This is the only ending theme song in which Inuyasha, Miroku, Shippo, and Kilala are not pictured.

    • If you look carefully, you can see metal railings on some parts of the shrine in the feudal era. But in later episodes, these rails all vanish!

    • We learn from Kagome that she took swimming lessons.

    • In the recap for the previous episode, Mistress Centipede's breasts had not been partially removed.

    • Crow demons can posses the dead, making them move and talk somewhat, but nowhere near the degree of more powerful demons.

    • When Inuyasha is chasing after Kagome, every time you see where Kagome was bitten by Mistress Centipede, there isn't any blood.

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    Allusions (54)

    • Kagome (after falling down the well and climbing out) Toto, I don't think we're in Tokyo anymore. This is a play on words from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy says "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

    • Woman in the village: (referring to Kagome) She must be a kitsune in disguise. Kitsune means fox in Japanese. The woman talks about the kitsune of Japanese mythology, who are notorious pranksters and tricksters.

    • Villager : So fast! She must be a kappa! A water-imp!

      In Japanese folklore, a kappa is a funny looking amphibian with a circle of hair on its head (the middle is bald) and a beak-like mouth. A kappa can bode both good and evil, being either a guardian of a water source or prankster that drowns passers-by.

    • Alice in Wonderland This episode's title is taken from the plot of the book Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

    • The idea of having Tetsusaiga lodged in a stone and "the chosen one" being able to pull it out is taken from the legend of King Arthur, who was able to pull the sword, Excalibur, from a stone when no one else could.

    • The episode title is a rewording of the 1975 film: The Man Who Would Be King.

    • Kagome: Oda Nobunaga June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582 An important daimyo (warlord) of the Sengoku period, and one who is considered to be one of the most influential people in Japanese history. He was the third son of a daimyo named Oda Nobuhime. In 1551, his father died suddenly, and Nobunaga became his successor. By 1559, he had claimed and unified the Owari province, and by 1568, became dictator of central Japan. With the help of his general Toyotomi Hideyoshi and ally Tokugawa Ieyasu, he was able to unify most of Japan except for the north and west. He changed the way that war was fought in Japan, and had created one of the most modernized forces at that time, with firearms, pikes and ironclad ships. He was the first of three unifiers in the Sengoku period, the other two being his general and ally. Under Nobunaga's rule, free trade became encouraged and a great amount of castle building began. He was on his way to gaining the entire unification of Japan, when in 1882, one of his generals named Akechi Mitsuhide betrayed Nobunaga, and forced him into committing seppuku (a form of ritual suicide) in Honnoji, Tokyo. Mitsuhide had blamed Nobunaga for the murder of his mother. Mitsuhide then claimed Nobunaga's domain, but only for a short time. About eleven days later, he was defeated by Nobunaga's general, Hideyoshi. The unification of Japan was later completed by Hideyoshi and Ieyasu. (from Wikipedia)

    • There's a character similar to the Noh-Mask in Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" called Noh-Face. Noh-Face exhibited similar behaviors (i.e. eating other people) and also didn't have a definite form. The main difference between the two is that Noh-Face wasn't all bad.

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