Season 6 Episode 21

The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part I

Aired Saturday 11:00 PM May 24, 2006 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Kaede narrates a special episode that explains Kikyo's life as a priestess (a miko), how she met Inuyasha, how she ended up receiving the Shikon no Tama and more.

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  • This is episode takes you back to where inuyasha and kikio first met in detail. Dont miss this.

    This is episode takes you back to where inuyasha and kikio first met in detail. Dont miss this. The demon slayers just slayed a demon and was going to take the remains to teh cave. One of the demon slayers went back to get thier leader to come to the cave, the cave entrance was exactly strangely. So the leader sliced open the demon and too the sacred jewel, he decided to give to the priestess kikio to purify it. When kikio had the jewel many demons went after her, inuyasha was one of them. But, eventually they became close friends.moreless
  • This is the first part of the story telling how Kikyo and Inuyasha met, how they fell in love and why Kikyo died with so much hatred in her heart.

    This episode was really cute and kind of sad. It shows you how Inuyasha and Kikyo met, which was really funny. This is an episode that everyone should watch because it shows you why Kikyo acts the way she acts and with good reason. She spent her whole life studying to be a priestess. She never really had a child hood. Inuyasha was alone in the world, a mere half demon. Being that he was just a half demon, he was not accepted among demons yet the humans despised him because they feared him. Inuyasha and Kikyo both filled the empty void that each had in their lives. They were the perfect pair and this episode will show you that.moreless
  • This episode is all about Inuyasha and Kikyo's past. It explains how their love began, how Kaede is blinded in one eye, why Kikyo dies, and shows Naraku's original form.

    This is one of my favorite episodes of all. It totally explains everything between Inuyasha and Kikyo. Even if you are a Kikyo hater, you just can't help but feel sorry for her in this episode. For a minute, I thought Kagome didn't really deserve to be with Inuyasha because Kikyo died for him but I still think Inuyasha and Kagome are made for each other. I especially like the end because everything seems to fall into place. The only bad thing about it is that they should have shown this episode earlier because it would have explained the relationship with Inuyasha and Kikyo. You should definlitely watch this episode.moreless
  • Finally a special which focuses itself on the Kikyou-Inuyasha history.

    This episode was amazing, finally we find out when the conflict started and how it build itself to be a major conflict. It's good that it doesn't just show Kiykou and Inuyasha and that it shows a good deal of the history of Naraku. Here we can see how Kikyou and Inuyasha use to be, both together and alone. The background music in this episode is chosen well just as usual. And it's so cute when Inuyasha gives Kikyou the makeup that belonged to his mother back when she was still among the living ^_^ All in all I think this is one of the best episodes.moreless
  • Excellent episode leading up to how InuYasha and Kikyo were tricked against each other by Naraku.

    This episode and the next reveal the exact storyline between InuYahsa and Kikyo (and subsequently an early form of Naraku) which the show refers back to often, but includes very little detail of. These episodes provide a plethora of detail and also allow Kikyo\'s personality to appear, rather than her frozen Hate of InuYasha from his apparent betrayal.

    Many InuYasha fans are not fans of Kikyo because of her situation of Hating InuYasha, but this episode gives light to the Kikyo before Naraku\'s tricks, revealing that she was a better person than her reincarnated state could be.

    This episode starts just before InuYasha and Kikyo meet for the first time and ends after InuYasha gives Kikyo his gift and she uses it.moreless
Pauline Newstone

Pauline Newstone

Mistress Centipede (E)

Guest Star

Jillian Michaels (I)

Jillian Michaels (I)

Young Kaede (E)

Guest Star

Sharon Alexander

Sharon Alexander

Tsubaki (E)

Guest Star

Hisako Kyouda

Hisako Kyouda

Kaede (J)

Recurring Role

Miho Yamada

Miho Yamada

Tsubaki (J)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • It's revealed that Kikyo was cursed by Tsubaki so that she would die a horrible death, if she were to ever fall in love.

    • In the episode "Secret of the Jewel of Four Souls Revealed", Sango mentions how her grandfather was killed over the the jewel. We now get to see how that transpired.

      His name was Shako and he owned both the Hiraikotsu and Kirara. So, apparently, Sango inherited the weapon, but we are not told where Kirara was until her father put Kirara in Sango's care.

    • Look carefully: In the recap of how Onigumo became a half-demon we first see a small spider-shaped demon who is the one who actually bargains with Onigumo. This almost assuredly is Naraku's true, original form. It would also explain the spider-shaped scar on Naraku and all of his incarnations' backs.

    • Kikyo chooses a trigger word for a rosary she plans to give to Inuyasha.

    • How in the world was Mistress Centipede defeated by the slayers, in the first place, if she had the entire Shikon Jewel?

      The reason the slayers were able to defeat Mistress Centipede is because she was still absorbing the Shikon Jewel's full power.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Kikyo: Let me ask you one more question, Half-Demon, what name do you go by?
      Inuyasha: Hey, listen--quit calling me a half-demon, would ya?
      Kikyo: Then tell me your name and I shall never call you Half-Demon, again.
      Inuyasha: It's Inuyasha.
      Kikyo: Inuyasha, you say? I'll remember that.

    • Inuyasha: (thinking) A priestess who walks a path tainted by blood.
      Kikyo: (thinking) A being that is neither demon or human. A pitiful half-demon, merely trying to find his place in the world.

  • NOTES (8)