Season 3 Episode 9

The Red and White Priestesses

Aired Saturday 11:00 PM Jul 03, 2004 on Cartoon Network

Episode Recap

Tsubaki is upset about her recent defeat by Inuyasha and gang, while she approaches her old priestess training school. At the gates to her school, she is stopped by two young priestesses, Botan and Mimiji. Not sure if she's a demon, they threaten to attack. She tells them she's a priestess and they welcome her.

While at first Tsubaki is unsure about what to tell them, when they offer to help, she tells them about a demon that's out for her life.

At Kaede's village, after Kagome and the rest wake up, Kagome senses Tsubaki's Shikon no Tama and the group (Kaede included) takes off.

Back at Tsubaki's alma mater, Botan and Mimiji pack their priestess accessories and march off to face the demons. Inuyasha and the others come across a barrier that was erected by priestesses. Soon, the two priestesses emerge and up their enemies. They accuse Kaede of being a demon and are instantly attracted to Kirara and Shippo's cuteness.

The priestesses soon initiate an attack on the group with little paper shikigamis. The shikigami soldiers are no challenge to the group who effortlessly exterminate all but two. Those two manages to collect strands of Kagome and Inuyasha's hair.

With those strands, Botan and Mimiji manage to make giant dolls that resemble Inuyasha and Kagome. Elsewhere, Tsubaki approaches a tower that, according to her late master, houses a strong ogre. Tsubaki is then approached by Kagura, who has come to collect the Shikon no Tama.

Inuyasha soon discovers that the two dolls have the same abilities as he and Kagome. After several tries, the two dolls are finally defeated and the blast from the destruction of the two sends Botan and Mimiji flying.

Miroku lecherously volunteers to stay behind and explain the situation to the now incapacitated priestesses. In order to keep Miroku on his best behavior, Shippo and Kirara stay behind as Kagome, Inuyasha, Sango and Kaede forge ahead to deal with Tsubaki.

Tsubaki, with the help of a spell, opens the door to the tower. Kagura scoffs at Tsubaki's plan to use the Shikon no Tama to control the ogre within the tower. As Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango and Kaede come into the school, they see massive demonic energy emanating from the distant tower.