Inuyasha

Season 8 Episode 1

Naraku's Heart

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Aired Saturday 11:00 PM Oct 03, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Naraku's Heart
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Some of Naraku's incarnations plot to destroy him, but first they need to find his heart. Also, in order to defeat him, they will need the power of the Shikon Jewel shards.

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  • It is the beginning of the end and the end is coming fast. Hakudoshi carries out plans to destory Naraku, Sango and Kohaku reunite, and the whereabouts of Naraku's heart are discovered.moreless

    8.5
    Yeah, Inuyasha gets a final season. It seems like some time has passed since we left the gang in the last episode of season 7. Kagome is failing all her classes and worries about how she will get into any decent high school with her grades. Inuyasha quickly comes by her school one day when she is taking a make up exam and the two of them hurry to the feudal era. Meanwhile Hakudoshi, Kagura, and Goryomaru/Moryomaru (moryomaru ate goryomaru and can now use his powers and at times look like him) all join sides and plan to kill Naraku but first they need jewel shards. Naraku is full aware of this plan but just decides to watch for now. Koga, Kikyo, Sesshomaru, and Kohaku are looking for Naraku's heart with the green stones they have. Moryomaru attacks Koga but Kikyo arrives in time to make sure that Koga's jewel shards are safe but she is exhausted after the battle. Hakudoshi attacks Kagome and successfully gets her one jewel shard. Inuyasha and the gang go after him. Kaguara finds Kohaku and is about to kill him until Kohaku says that he will not die an honerable death if he can not kill Naraku. He wants to be free of his guilt and Kagura understands since she wants to be free of Naraku. Hakudoshi does not and attacks them. Inuyasha and the gang come in time to learn that kagura is no longer their enemy and they go after Hakudoshi with Kagura and along the way sense Kohaku's jewel shard. They fight Hakudoshi and Naraku stops using his barrier or insects in protecting him. Allowing the gang to kill Hakudoshi. Kagome asks for Kagura to join them but she refuses and says she is going to enjoy the freedom she still has.



    Sango catches up with Kohaku who was captured by Moryomaru and is almost killed. Inuyasha and the gang catch up and fight off Moryomaru but he flys off before they can kill him. Sango is so happy to see that Kohaku has his memory back and at first Kohaku does not want to stay but Kagome convince him to for now. Meanwhile Kikyo is becoming weaker and knows she has little time left to destroy Naraku. This epsiode had alot going on, a little too much but it was still a good episode. It also feels very true to Inuyasha fashion with comedy, emotion, and action all intact so do not worry this is the same old Inuyasha.moreless
Manabu Sakamaki

Manabu Sakamaki

Taichi's father (J)

Guest Star

Tadahisa Saizen

Tadahisa Saizen

Teacher (J)

Guest Star

Cho

Cho

Jaken (J)

Recurring Role

Mamiko Noto

Mamiko Noto

Rin (J)

Recurring Role

Akiko Yajima

Akiko Yajima

Kohaku (J)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hakudoshi: (to Kagura) Are you afraid of Naraku, now that it's time to act?

    • Kanna: As I pass through the lengthy struggle of life in this fleeting world, I cannot help but long for the midnight moon I once saw.

    • Kagome: (taking an exam) Focus... I'm close to solving this.
      (Inuyasha enters the room and Kagome's pencil snaps)
      Eri: I just heard something snapping.
      Yuka: Wasn't that the sound of her concentration breaking?
      Ayumi: That happens to everyone, sometimes.

    • Goryomaru: Make up your mind, Kagura. Will you die obedient to Naraku, or escape with me and obtain freedom?
      Kagura: Freedom?

    • Kagura: Hey, Goryomaru, what the hell are you? Why did Naraku lock you away?
      Hakudoshi: If you wish to know the answer, you should release Goryomaru.

  • NOTES (6)

    • In general the events of Season 8 (the final act) happen at a faster rate. It has taken about 35 volumes (350 scrolls or chapters) to reach the end of season 7, but season 8 covers volumes 36 to 56 (about 200 scrolls or chapters).

    • This episode is based on the events from chapters 359 to 360, along with part of 361, 362 367-373 part from volumes 37 and 38 of the manga.

    • Opening Theme
      "君がいない未来" ("Kimi ga Inai Mirai") by Do As Infinity

      Closing Theme
      "With You" by AAA

    • Japanese episode title: 奈落の心臓
      Romaji episode title: Naraku no Shinzou

    • The series aired on YTV in Japan starting on October 3rd, 2009. It aired in Asia on the Animax Asia television channel starting on October 10th, 2009. The series was available for those located in the US to watch as a stream on Shonen Sunday and Hulu, only several hours after its initial airing in Japan.

    • The series has returned with a new title: Inuyasha: The Final Act or in Japanese, 犬夜叉 完結編 (Inuyasha: Kanketsu Hen).

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