Inuyasha

Season 5 Episode 1

The Truth Behind the Nightmare: Battle in the Forest of Sorrow

1
Aired Saturday 11:00 PM Feb 28, 2005 on Cartoon Network
9.1
out of 10
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While travelling, Inuyasha smells a familiar scent; it's the moth demon leader. As they battle the leader, everyone except Inuyasha gets trapped in a cocoon, where they have nightmares about their worst fears.

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  • This shows courage and strengh, dont miss out.

    9.4
    This shows courage and strengh, dont miss out. Inuyasha and the gang walked into a dead forest and they smelled a demon. Inuyasha did his wind scar to bring the demon out of hiding, he shot some glowing orbs at his friends and they went into a deep sleep and they formed into a cacoon. Inuyasha defeated the demon with his wind scar but said that as long I got them in those cacoons I can form another body. Everyone in the cacoon were having their worst nightmares revealed but inuyasha showed up in each one other their dreams to give them courage.moreless
  • Is it just me or did they finally update the animation.I always thought it looked like it was from 20 years ago,but this one looked alot crisper,more like FullMetal Alchemist.

    8.5
    Is it just me or did they finally update the animation.I always thought it looked like it was from 20 years ago,but this one looked alot crisper,more like FullMetal Alchemist.It was also a pretty good filler episode.The "sit" thing got annoying after the second time and now its just there to make me crazy.I dont understand how this tied into the previous two episodes at all,or why Kegome never mentioned the fact that she was in a cave alone with Kikiyo.But alot of things about this series seem to get lost and dilluted along the way.They should have kept it shorter.moreless
  • While traveling to find Naraku, Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Shippo and Kirrara fall into a trap and Inuyasha can't help save them...

    9.0
    While looking for Naraku who's in hiding, Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango, Shippo, and Kirrara fall upon a forest. A moth demon (whom the group think it's the one that Inuyasha destroyed when he last turned into a full fledged demon) appears and says that they're in his territory, and stupidly Inuyasha attacks him because "he doesn't like bugs". The demon transforms and spews out poison that takes ahold of Miroku, Kagome, Sango, Shippo, and Kirrara. Once Inuyasha destroys the demon, they don't come out of the cacoon, and the demons last words were that Inuyasha's friends would become the demon's new body. While Inuyasha struggles to get them out of the cacoon, unsuccessfully, all of them (except Kirrara) have nightmares of their pain, sorrows, and fears. Of course, at the end of their dreams they awaken because they know Inuyasha will always be there to help them through stuff.moreless
  • Definitely a good episode for action, not to mention showing Inuyasha'a unorthodox way of showing that he cares.

    10
    Instead of Review, I'm gonna write my interpetation of what Inuyasha goes through when he sees his friends in danger.



    "Inuyasha has to fight a moth demon and stop his friend from being devoured by cocoons of nightmares. While the moth demon says that his weakness is his friends, Inuyasha dismisses it, saying that he can fight well on his own and just won’t let them fall victim to him. After defeating the demon, he works with every attack he has (except Wind Scar, which could have resulted in destroying everyone), but his determination kicks in even when his arm grows sore.



    That’s when he starts showing some “tough love” towards his friends because that’s the only way he knows how without being too emotional. And being emotional is in the department of his human form anyway.



    For Sango’s vision, he stops her from killing KoHaku and says that they must get him back alive. He challenges Miroku, asking what he’s so afraid of and if he uses Wind Tunnel again, he’ll break his arm off. He encourages Shippo to fight back. As for Kagome, he appears in his human form [a little allusion from ep. 13, when he says ‘Kagome, you smell kinda nice’], then he suddenly goes back to normal and kills Naraku. While he was worried, he challenged everyone to fight their way out of the trap; his own way of showing that he cares.



    I guess because he’s so strong, he wanted them to fight their own way out. He was trying to pass on what he has learned throughout his lonely life to them, saying that they had to fight for themselves no matter what the cost. It’s the way he pretty much lives every day. As for him wanting Kagome to make him ‘sit’, it could be twisted one way or the other. For one, he was telling her to do it because he was afraid of losing her and he’d actually miss that. For another, he wanted Kagome to find the strength to make him ‘sit’, or pretty much bribing her to fight. The end is still pretty hilarious when he thinks he’s gonna get what he asked for, but doesn’t until he begs her to say it."



    Sorry for making it extra lengthy, but when I intrepet stuff... I go overbaord. Inuyasha is no exception.moreless
  • when all his friends are captured inuyasha must battle his enemies , both real and those within himself, to be strong enough to win and free his friends before it is too late. with funny lines and a great story line this ep. is one of my favorites so farmoreless

    10
    one of my favorite ep.s i love the way we get to see into the characters a bit more and inuyasha's atempts to free them and the emotion he lets out. Especially about Kagome, which was a funny moment. This ep. was one of the most memorable ones. I know that this type of plot hs been used befor, but i enjoy them all.
Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis

Hiten (E)

Guest Star

Adam Henderson

Adam Henderson

Gatenmaru (E)

Guest Star

Colin Murdock

Colin Murdock

Sango's father (E)

Guest Star

Alex Doduk

Alex Doduk

Kohaku (E)

Recurring Role

French Tickner

French Tickner

Grandpa (E)

Recurring Role

Saffron Henderson

Saffron Henderson

Sota/Eri (E)

Recurring Role

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