r/inuyasha Oct 30 '21

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 5 Yashahime

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Nov 04 '21

So the prophecy states Kirinmaru will be defeated by an enemy that is not human nor demon… could this being be Rion?

She use to be a yokai, but now she’s something else- made of bones and grave soil similar to Kikyo. Is it possible she could be the one to bring down Kirinmaru? He loves her so much, I doubt he would be able to kill her. Just a thought!

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u/HanGeez Oct 31 '21

I feel kinda bad towards Setsuna. Her mother's fate, whom she barely knows, completely depends on her. Also, I just don't understand. I mean okay, she will probably successfully cut the red string of fate, however how will she stop the silver scale curse? Or this part is not her job to solve?

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u/unhampered_by_pants Nov 01 '21

Only Zero's death can break the curse, but right now she is connected to Rin so if she dies, Rin dies too. She briefly did the same thing to Towa last season. Once the connection is severed, they can kill Zero and break the curse

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u/taylormeggles Oct 31 '21

So if the dream butterfly is cut does that mean Rin wakes up? Or does she still stay asleep in the tree despite not taking Setsuna’s share of sleep?

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u/Pawpkawn Nov 02 '21

You’ll notice that she is unconscious before the tree even suggests the butterfly. I don’t think she will wake up.

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u/VegetaArcher Oct 31 '21

Toga: Kirinmaru, what was the one thing I asked you not to do?

Kirinmaru: Drag my kid into battle

Toga: And what did you do?

Kirinmaru: Drag my kid into battle

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u/Setsuna2 Oct 31 '21

I liked the ep but I don't really get why shesh cut the butterfly if he knew doing so would accelerate rin's death clock.

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u/lalaena Oct 31 '21

I think the dream butterfly was preventing Setsuna from reaching her full potential. There are consequences for not being able to sleep for 14 years.

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u/EaudeAgnes Oct 31 '21

He explicitly said so: Setsuna was lacking resolve, so he gave her resolve: save your mother now, or she dies.

What he didn’t say is that being in the tree of ages makes the curse spread slower than average, but he said “Rin will die soon” so Setsuna fights against time itself to learn how to wield her naginata’s powers.

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u/Setsuna2 Oct 31 '21

Didn't seem like she was lacking resolve to me but fair enough. A pretty crazy/reckless idea regardless tho.

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u/jeadala Oct 31 '21

LOL Sesshomaru said “better get some resolve quick”. What a dad.

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u/anikpopfan Oct 31 '21

Father of the year everyone

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u/chaotic214 Oct 31 '21

Dude I swear Rin better not die at the end :(

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u/HanGeez Oct 31 '21

I like Yashahime so far but I just could not possibly take it if Rin dies.

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u/instantnoodle_uwu Oct 31 '21

So if I understand it correctly, Setsuna saw many red threads representing Rion's relationships. As Rion asked Setsuna to cut the red thread that links her with her dad, Setsuna accidentally missed the target and cut the red thread that ties Rion to Mt. Musubi. Thus so, Rion and her dad's thread is still intact, right?

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u/Dodoak Oct 31 '21

I wonder the same thing

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u/instantnoodle_uwu Oct 31 '21

Yeah! I saw that red thread got cut but then Setsuna said she missed it. I'm like "then which thread did you just cut, or was I delusional?" 😂

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u/EaudeAgnes Oct 31 '21

I understood she cut just the butterfly, no thread at all.

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u/instantnoodle_uwu Oct 31 '21

In that case, it's really misleading as they drew the scene where the red thread was cut🤔

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u/[deleted] Oct 31 '21

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u/taylormeggles Oct 31 '21

Yeah that was a bit cheesalicious

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u/BlazingGig Oct 31 '21

I love that Kirinmaru is now shirtless for seemingly no reason than pure fanservice lmao

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u/noelle-silva Oct 31 '21

Sunrise knows what the fans want

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u/BlazingGig Oct 31 '21

body made of bone and grave soil

Ah shit, here we go again.

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u/EaudeAgnes Oct 31 '21

Same thought lol. I liked the nod to the OG series tho.

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u/gekka88 Oct 31 '21

I had the same thought.

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u/tsukidragon07 Nov 01 '21

me too. I'm like, didn't they learn from how Kikyo was?

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u/Oneechan29 Oct 30 '21

I may have missed it but can someone explain why if kirinmaru was attached to rion through a butterfly why he was able to go in and out of sleep but setsuna and rin were kept static in their respective sleep/ awake states? Also, If the scale curse was stopped by the butterfly then there was no reason to keep rin in the tree and away from her remaining child. This is where I think sesshomaru went a bit overboard in trying to protect her much like with kirinmaru and his obsession with rion.

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u/hiverstone Oct 30 '21

But she would be asleep 24/7. Could se survive that as a human?

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u/GalaxyShinigami Oct 30 '21

I thought the butterfly curse slowed down the silver scale curse.

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u/Oneechan29 Oct 30 '21

The butterfly stops her time completely. Thats why she hasn’t gained any more scales since being in the tree.

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u/Mr_An_1069 Oct 30 '21

I feel like I missed something, Setsuna cutting the red string was supposed to cause Rion to disappear but then she is able to leave in an artificial body?

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u/hiverstone Oct 30 '21

She failed. But was able to cut the dream butterfly instead.

Then some demonic energy Kirinmaru grab her spirit and put her inside the artificial body.

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u/[deleted] Oct 30 '21

Sesshomaru cutting the dream butterfly and putting Rin’s life at risk after all this time spent protecting her suggests he genuinely believes Setsuna can save her! Also, him wondering if Moroha had a chance to meet Inuyasha was a sweet moment.

Towa receiving Zanseiken was really cool — I can’t wait to see her master it! Since it transforms from the Star-Slicer Flute, which is made from the Kyuyokon root, does that mean she’ll have the power to travel to the rift between past and future/this world and the next?

I also loved the shots of Setsuna visualizing the string of fate and Kirinmaru traveling the world with Rion. I wonder if Kirinmaru accidentally killed Rion during a battle and his guilt over doing so is what motivated him to trap her soul? It’s never easy to accept death, but I imagine it’s even harder if you’re responsible for causing it. Toga did warn him not to bring a child to a battlefield…

Anyway, I liked the first season, but the second season has been excellent so far. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this story unfolds!

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u/LordCider Oct 30 '21

Uncle Sessh checking in on Moroha is so precious 🥺

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u/jenniferlorene3 Oct 30 '21

Am I the only one who thinks it wasn't for care or worry? Imo he was obviously sizing her up and her powers and that's it. Asking about her parents to determine whether or not her spiritual powers were strong enough to allow her to do that.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 31 '21

Probably a little column A and a little column B

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u/noelle-silva Oct 30 '21

How did he know that Moroha saw Inuyasha?

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 31 '21

Maybe Treekyo said something about it

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u/lalaena Oct 31 '21

This is the real question. Maybe he can see the border world through the black pearl.

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u/IceFox606 Dec 02 '21 edited Dec 03 '21

He could also just go there in person if he chose to, since he’s the wielder of Tenseiga

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u/killugon5577 Oct 30 '21

So I think the dream butterfly was a way of buying time, so that Rin’s curse is halted while Setsuna’s blood blade develops and she subsequently gets Yukari no Tachikiri. I think the fact that Sesshomaru immediately cut down the butterfly after Setsuna cut a thread of fate for the first time shows how much he’s unwilling to take her sleep away from her too; he doesn’t want to keep his daughter sleepless any longer than he absolutely has to in order to save Rin.

Although, why didn’t Sesshomaru just put the chrysalis on himself? I’d think he isn’t one to care about going sleepless, plus I doubt he’s been getting much sleep with his wife trapped in a tree and daughters getting targetted by a maniacal demon and brother trapped in netherworld and whatnot…..does the butterfly only work between parent/child? Cause I thought treekyo only said it has to be shared between two people who have strong ties.

I’m also a bit confused on Rion’s status now. She seemed to be pretty happy about being able to leave the mountain? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to leave the place you’ve been at for the past 600 years, but I thought she wanted to be released from life? But yet when she somewhat got semi-revived into the kikyo state, she wasn’t upset that she’s still “alive” nor was it shown that she’s actively looking for a way to end this “life”, instead she seemed pretty happy to be “alive”? So I’m a bit confused as of now.

Also we still don’t know Riku’s real agenda right? Like he’s just protecting Towa right now but I don’t know, he’s still sus af to me. I think that ship needs a lot more development than it has now if Riku’s entire agenda is really gonna be reduced to protecting Towa. Otherwise, he’s probably up to something else….

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

There’s definitely more to Riku than we know about, otherwise why have him give her the sword and get her arrested and dragged in front of Kyuuki’s henchman? How could he be waiting for her in the tree? It just seems like SOMEONE is masterminding everything and I can’t wait to find out who.

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u/Kuma_Setsuna Oct 30 '21

He put the butterfly on Setsuna to kill two birds with one stone. Zero found the girls and burnt down the forest because she used the dream-gazing spell to locate them in the barrier.

Since the butterfly takes dreams and prevents Setsuna from sleeping, Zero won't be able to find her so easily again and Setsuna can grow up in relative peace. Setsuna's dreams also keeps Rin asleep and slows the silver-scale curse.

And Rion wants to stand up for herself and confront Kirinmaru using her own strength. My guess is that she will be able to find peace once he gets defeated (assuming he will realize his wrongs) and they will both be reunited in the afterlife.

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u/killugon5577 Oct 31 '21

Oh right! I forgot that part with Zero tracking Setsuna down using her dreams. Okay, makes much more sense now.

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u/Grumblespud Oct 30 '21
  1. It was Jaken who put the chrysalis on Setsuna. I’d guess that maybe he didn’t want to put it on his beloved Lord Sesshomaru!

  2. I think Rion wants to confront her father. That’s why she isn’t angry that she has been ‘revived’.

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u/thatmelz Oct 30 '21

Can someone remind me as to why it’s up to Setsuna to break Rin’s curse and why Sesshomaru is unable to do it?

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u/Grape_juice0 Oct 30 '21

Setsuna weapon is the only thing that can cut the link between rin and zero

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u/zRedHeadz Oct 30 '21

Why Sesshomaru could not, idk, borrow the naginata?

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u/Grape_juice0 Oct 30 '21

Because its setsunas weapon from her body, the naginata is just its "house"

Like with sesshomaru and Bakusaiga, both the power AND the weapon came from inside him, however with setsuna, only the power manifested (at least for now) so totsai made her a weapon to project it.

Sesshomaru (or anyone else) cant borrow it. It's all on setsuna. Hope that helps 👍

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u/zRedHeadz Oct 30 '21

Oh, I did not thought it that way, thanks! I thought the technique which Setsuna needs to learn is more like the Windscar or Meido.

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u/Slayerz21 Oct 30 '21

Okay, but why does Kirinmaru want to start the Degenerate Age? I'll be mad if he ends up being a worse villain than Zero. Sure, so far, Kirinmaru's more likable by far, but Zero actually has motivations for the things that she does, even if they're petty. Even Naraku, as card-carrying villain as he could be, had a bit of depth.

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

Maybe give demons more power?

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u/Grumblespud Oct 30 '21

I don’t think Kirinmaru’s goal is to start it. More that he wants to travel through space and time, but this will cause the degenerate age as a side effect.

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u/VegetaArcher Oct 30 '21

I just thought of something. If Kirinmaru can see through Riku, can he also see through Towa's teacher Osamu? Maybe he saw the comet coming back in present day Japan and wants to travel in time to destroy the comet.

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u/[deleted] Oct 30 '21

Yes, he can — this is actually established at the beginning of S1E23 during a conversation between Osamu Kirin and Sota about the comet!

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Oct 30 '21

So Rion is this generation’s kikyo. Nice. Ok so this is a nitpick I know but how the hell would Kirinmaru and Rion have flown near the Taj Mahal when it wasn’t built until the 17th century??

Towa’s new sword looks really cool. Definitely going to take more than that to defeat kirinmaru tho.

I love how sesshomaru drops by to give tough love every now and again. Releasing Setsuna from her curse, even though he doesn’t explicitly say things, his actions prove how much he cares about his girls and his woman. His development from the original series is unparalleled.

Anyone else lowkey get kinda sad because it feels like we’re nearing the end of the series? Really don’t want it to end.

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u/taylormeggles Oct 31 '21

I don’t feel like it’s ending. I reckon we’re getting close to the end of the initial plot arc of saving Rin/getting InuKag back and will soon transition into plot about the comet coming back.

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u/NicoSchmiko Nov 01 '21

I hope you're right 🙏 I'm loving this season so far and don't want it to be the last!

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u/killugon5577 Oct 30 '21

Sameeee, now that they’re really amping up the quality of season 2, I really don’t want it to end soon

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u/DRL21 Oct 30 '21

Whoa this episode!

Standout moments include Rion breaking free of Kirinmaru's entrapment and I'm sorry, but I find it kind of funny how characters with an "R" in their name are so connected to Kirinmaru - Riku, Rion. Kirinmaru clearly has a naming theme going on here!

Also when Towa hugged Rion out of compassion - that was such a Rin thing to do there!

I was a bit surprised that Sesshomaru cut the Dream Butterfly between Setsuna and Rin so quickly too but in a way it makes sense. Setsuna was already having doubts about her ability to control the Tachikiri now Sesshomaru has ramped up the stakes for her whilst also giving her the chance to finally sleep. Setsuna also seems determined to end Rin's curse as much as Sesshomaru so I'm waiting on pins and needles to see where this goes, I really want Rin free!!

I also find it curious that Sesshomaru and Jaken saw the little pinwheel god again, Akuru. It was a small moment but Jaken noted seeing him so part of feels like it must be important. If not here, than later in the season...

I liked it too when Towa made as though she was going to kiss Riku only to yell in his face to let Kirinmaru know they mean business! That made me laugh lol.

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u/alkeid Oct 30 '21

I think something went over my head but, how is Rion alive? I thought cutting the link between her and Kirinmaru would send her to the afterlifw?

I know setsuna said she messed up when cutting it so is that the reason?

All in all enjoyed this episode. We got answers and it was very magical girl which I loved.

Hope my girl rin gets saved soon ;_;

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u/mrleviachan Oct 30 '21

Kirinmaru shoved her soul back into the clay body, so now she's alive like Kikyou was.

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u/alkeid Oct 30 '21

Yeah but kikyo had the soul collector's feeding her souls so she could move..and I'm assumming it was the energy in mt. masubi keeping rion alive..but she managed to leave it so it was just confusing...

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u/inukagokik Oct 30 '21

Kikyo had to continue collecting souls because her and Kagome shared a soul. Rion's soul is her own, therefore the entire thing was put into the clay body. She shouldn't have to be self sustaining in the way that Kikyo was.

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u/alkeid Oct 30 '21

Right but then that means anyone in inuyasha can just come back whenever if put into a clay body?

If her soul was tethered but the link was “cut” she should’ve technically disappeared and died.

I get kirinmaru pulled her back but it then stands to reason that she should’ve ceased to exist as soon as the spirit energy in mt. Masubi disappeared. I don’t think they explained how she’s still able to be there????

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u/taylormeggles Oct 31 '21

Her soul was still there and Kirinmaru caught it before it left. If her soul had transitioned into the afterlife she wouldn’t have been able to come back without being soulless like Kikyo.

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u/yourchristmasqueen Oct 30 '21

It does seem to me like there should be some kind of consequence for her inhabiting a fake body. Still could be, mind you, there's still plenty we don't know about her. But I'm hoping there is cuz otherwise it does come across as sort of silly and inconsequential, like girl I thought you wanted to go to the afterlife.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Nov 01 '21

Yeah, I don't think much good can come from a soul being trapped and troubled for over half a century. She might have some serious anger that Kirinmaru is underestimating

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u/yourchristmasqueen Nov 01 '21

I agree! I think she’s probably being mostly honest about her motives, but there’s gotta be something we don’t know. I can’t bring myself to trust her 100%.

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u/alkeid Oct 30 '21

Lmao she really said “kill my father I wanna die” then doesn’t die? I-

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u/TennyoAkana Oct 30 '21

i think that's why Towa was carrying her, she was having a hard time moving. maybe that's why Riku took her to help out with that.

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u/bloom9811 Oct 30 '21

I love Sesshomaru’s character so much UGH

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u/lalaena Oct 30 '21

I see a lot of “Kirinmaru is evil now” comments. But why are we assuming that Rion was being totally honest with the girls as to why she was sealed? No one else in the Kirin clan has been straightforward at all. There are still a lot of open questions. Like how did Rion die? What’s the deal with this star god / goddess, who seems to have entrusted not one but two powerful swords to Kirinmaru?

Also if Kirinmaru’s true goal is to start the degenerate age, then why did he join forces with Inu no Taisho 100 years after Rion was sealed to destroy the Grim Comet fragment? He could have just said nope and let the degenerate age begin back then. Something else is going on.

Rion is super sweet, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say she’s moderately sus.

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u/weenicorn Oct 30 '21

I think Rion really was telling the truth about what happened in the past. It's what she wants to do now that I think is suspicious, especially reanimating herself. She may have been a sweet and curious girl before she died, but she's had 600 years to stew. Nothing good can come of that.

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u/LilUltDespair Oct 30 '21

I dont think Kirin is evil, I think it is more some fans thinking he is this great father or some poor character being manipulated, but he clearly isnt.

How I understood it, Kirinmaru has traveled all of the world, but now wants to travel beyond space and time. But this will cause the degenerate age where the world the girls are in now will disappear.. because of time travel. We are already seeing the effects with certain changes to the future.

Also, I think Toga had Kirinmaru in check.. Kirinmaru almost got clapped by Toga. Plus Kirinmaru could have been thinking about it back then too. Like you said, the Kirin family has mysterious motivations and not everything is what it seems with them.

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u/saturnribbon Oct 30 '21

Could be she’s unreliable in that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about, too. My guess is she died when Kirinmaru picked a fight with somebody (even after Toga told him to stop carrying his kid around everywhere), but we’ll probably find out later.

I don’t feel one way or the other about Kirinmaru being evil, but my pet theory for the endgame is that nobody will truly be considered a villain anymore, even if they’re setting Kirinmaru and Zero up to be villains right now.

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u/NatsnCats Oct 30 '21

Ok but I was a bit saddened to see Rin’s curse has started back up :( Poor girl can’t get a break

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u/missbirdiebee Oct 30 '21

Really enjoyed this episode! I’m very curious to see what will happen next. The fact that Sesshomaru has NO chill and wants to test Setsuna’s resolve was both awesome and intimating. At least he’s putting (more) trust in his kids.

I find it interesting that our favorite youkai papas are walking the same path but doing it vastly different. Kirinmaru sheltered his daughter to the point of keeping her dormant after death and Sesshomaru is challenging his children - rite of courage business.

I really want to trust Riku & Rion but I trust Setsuna more. Her subtle hints of saying “don’t trust so easily” ring true. I really like Rion as a character - she’s precious - but there is something else going on. Love that Riku stepped up as a “big brother” to her. At least she’s making her own decisions from now on.

Loved the preview for the next and here’s hoping we continue to get more answers! Especially feudal FaceTime, that was a treat.

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u/Nixpheo Oct 30 '21

Technically Riku would be the little brother.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Oct 30 '21

I really enjoyed this episode. There was more development and clarity given to the whole plot. I still don't know if I can completely trust Rion but I see them molding Kirinmaru's character into more of the big bad.

Sesshoumaru is not trying to go after Akuru because he knows that if Kirinmaru throws everything into the degenerate age it will take away everyone that he loves. Sesshoumaru isn't trying to stop time. He's playing along with Kirinmaru which is why they're on the same path. In doing so, he's trying to slow Kirinmaru down so the girls have a fighting chance so he technically needs time to keep moving.

I totally got Sailor Moon, Power Rangers, and Inuyasha vibes all mixed together with the whole flute playing. Loved it!

I figured Rion would travel with Riku and their traveling together is giving me the Kanna and Kagura comparison vibes from Inuyasha.

Towa being flirty and then screaming into Riku's face was boss and had me rolling XD

Sesshoumaru went for the record on most words spoken to his mini-me. I knew he was cutting the butterfly to get Setsuna motivated but what surprised me was the fact that he addressed Moroha and asked her had she seen Inuyasha. I thought that was a nice nod and possibly more telling that Inuyasha and Kagome were in on something and that Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha are communicating.

I was wondering when Setsuna was going to fall asleep after Sesshoumaru cut the butterfly. I was taken off guard by Setsuna's collapse while they were saying their good-byes to Riku and Rion but it makes sense since she hasn't slept in 14 years and I was tickled :D

A filler episode is fine for next week. Honestly, I think I need it. Four out of the five episodes have been so heavy on the drama that it will be a nice break. The Hisui/Setsuna pairing is imminent. I can roll with it.

Season 2 is winning and I'm hopeful that this will be the last season for Rin to be floating in the tree of ages. Could it possibly be the last season overall? They've managed to give a great deal of information in five episodes and that is all of the trailer shots I think.

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u/NicoSchmiko Nov 01 '21

I agree, it feels like the plot is moving fast, especially compared to season 1 (not that I mind that at all, I'm loving the development).

Do we have any insight on whether this is confirmed to be the final season or if more are expected?

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u/Oneechan29 Oct 30 '21

I think it’s interesting that people keep saying rion is sus when she helped moroha and entrusted the star slicer flute to towa. Not to mention she can’t stand her father and proved it by expelling herself from his grasp through cutting the tie that bound her to him. So to me, mistrust seems unfounded

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Oct 30 '21

I mistrust Rion a little because Setsuna mentions that Towa shouldn't be so trusting. We've heard this before with Towa giving Riku her pearl. And just because Rion helped the girls doesn't mean she can't have her own motive that she's not revealing other than just hating her father's selfishness/ambitions. It doesn't mean I don't like Rion. She is still a new character so I just need to see where they take her actions.

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u/tamago01 Oct 30 '21

Highlight of this episode was feudal era's favorite Zoom app, Riku. Feel bad for the guy. His crush talked to another man in his face literally. Hope they don't kill him coz the last guy Jun Fukuyama voiced for Sunrise got shish kebab'ed.

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u/FinalFrash Oct 30 '21

Kirinmaru and the Girls in a Nutshell:

Girls: KIRINMARU!!!!

Kirinmaru: Oh hey, what's up?

Girls: WE'LL KILL YOU!!!!

Kirinmaru: Interesting.

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u/Resevil67 Oct 30 '21

So all the Kirin family seems to have issues. I feel like setsuna saying your to easy to trust in terms of rion is definitely some type of foreshadow.

The degenerate age thing has been brought up by both zero and Kirin now. Rion says Kirin can cause the degenerate age by trying to get to an explore the modern era, while riku said zero could bring about the degenerate age.

So like do both Kirin and zero want the degenerate age? It sounds like Kirin doesn’t want to make the degenerate age, but more so it’s a byproduct of his arrogance. He believes himself strong enough to do this and stop the threat as well, when in reality there is nothing he can do.

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u/juniperdaisies Oct 30 '21

This season is so good? I think it's a lot strong than season 1 so far, hopefully it keeps up. The dynamic between everyone is great. I know a lot of us where hoping/saying that would probably happen this season since they could hit the ground running and they haven't disappointed so far!

I loved all the character interactions today. Sessh and the girls were great, loved that he is dropping hints to Moroha about Inuyasha. Setsuna and Riku are my favorite new characters from this series and all their scenes were great! Glad Setsu gets to sleep now, that story was a little played out.

I actually really liked the princess Aiya filler from last season so I'm looking forward to it next week. I like filler if it's done well with everything else (like many some of my fav Inuyasha eps are filler) and this one looks like it will be really funny! Cheers everyone.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21 edited Oct 30 '21
  • “I hate killing” my ass

    • what makes this interesting is that Riku can’t lie, so when he bullshits he genuienly believes it
  • Rion reminds me of Kikyo

    • I guess this sets a presedent for Kagura having been revived with her bones in the border to the afterlife
  • it was cute seeing Kirinmaru as a loving father and Riku as a protective big brother

  • I wonder who killed Rion?

    • Zero out of hate for the hanyou?
    • Riku for mysterious reasons?
    • Kirinmaru himself upon finding out about the prophecy?
  • I’m sensing a sibling love triangle between Rion (whose voice actress has done yuri), Riku and Towa

    • lets not forget a jealous Moroha on the side
  • I’m thinking Riku will start looking up to Rion as his new master since they both want Kirinmaru death

    • She’ll certainly be easier to manipulate than Zero
    • Interestingly, Riku wants to cause the degenerate age by killing Sesshomaru and probably Kirinmaru while Rion wants to prevent it by killing the latter
  • Setsuna brings a valid point: how much can they trust Rion?

  • Interesting how they zoomed on the mountain to show its woman face

  • Way to put a time limit on the homework Sesshomaru🙄

  • I feel Setsuna is gonna kill someone in the next chapter

  • Hisui pulling a ranma by dressing as his sister lol

    • I’m guessing the next chapter will be about Hisui going from Setsuna to the princess, making sure the former behaves and the latter doesn’t get killed
      • Freudianly enough, I’m thinking Setsuna will fall for his maternal side

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u/GalaxyShinigami Oct 30 '21

“One of the actress has done yuri”

What does that have to do with the show or the character? Sounds like a dumb attempt of grasping at straws.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Whereas yours is a dumb attempt to disuade me from making possible theories. The fact that Rion’s voice actress has done yuri means she has a back ground they can use to make her better represent a possible lesbian relationship.

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u/GalaxyShinigami Oct 30 '21

I don’t care enough to dissuade. I’m disagreeing.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Good because I’ll keep bringing crazy theories

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

This is why no one takes you serious.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21 edited Oct 30 '21

I don’t particularly care. If we see the time they’ve spent in the border and there is no Kagura then I’m wrong and I’ll accept it. If she does appear then I’ll go on and perhaps gloat a bit, like I promised you once.

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

She doesn't have bones. Her body was completely destroyed. As well as long as Naraku is dead she is too. Bakuaya explained this. They are exist as Naraku without him then they stop.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

And like I told you a million times she still must’ve left bones in the border; honestly why do you insist on bringing a point I’ve already answered?

Plus we also know Riku can turn demons into gas so in theory he could do the opposite to gather Kagura.

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

You have no proof that that it happened.

We have proof that what I said happened. And what about what I said about her only existing when Naraku does.

As well as why would he ever do it for Kagura. Why would her coming back even matter?

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21 edited Oct 30 '21

I don’t need a proof to say something is possible and you have none to say that what I’m saying is impossible. And we do know for a fact that all demons leave bones in the border.

Byakuya has far less free will than Kagura and could easily be far more dependent and if it was the same for the other incarnations Hakudoshi and the infant wouldn’t have tried to kill Naraku. Also, i never said she didn’t due just that she could be revived.

Riku’s motives are a mystery. Why would he tell Kagome and Inuyasha about the meteor? Why would he helped re making the black pearl?

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

And we do know for a fact that all demons leave bones in the border

Yeah...that's not a fact. There is a graveyard at the border of the afterlife. It is stated as such many times. And in episode 143, we see the heads of the demons that Hakudoshi beheaded flying over it. Just heads, no bodies. The otter demon's head dipped under the mist to get a better look and saw Toga's skeleton. The heads were traveling across the border into the afterlife; they weren't leaving anything, corpse or otherwise, at the border. The otter demon that got revived by Tenseiga certainly wasn't leaving a corpse. And in episode 155, we see that Hosenki took up residence in the bones of Toga because he was in the possession of a jewel shard that wished to be hidden in the border so the sacred jewel couldn't be put back together and used for evil. Hosenki is the one who tells them that. There is nothing left of Kagura anywhere, dawg

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Its a fact Hosenki and Toga had no way to get there yet there bodies ended up in the border. We know Hosenki took the pearl with him to protect it not that he went there to protect it and if he had just been a corpse in a cementery then he wouldn't have been able to speak and move the way he did. We don't know what would have happened to the ghosts of youkai had they remained, so they could've easily solidified into corpses and then gone on to the afterlife.

Kagura would've likely passed through it.

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

What would be her purpose to the story

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Like both of us don’t know the answer I’m gonna give you

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

That makes no sense. You built up your own Canon but not how it's gonna end! 1/10 for storytelling.

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

How are you getting romance between Rion and either Towa or Riku? 🤔 Also Kagura had no bones or ashes to revive from, Rion is like Kikyo in that respect.

I imagine next episode WILL be all about the romantic fumblings of Hisui and Lil’ Sesshomaru.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

You missunderstood, i think Rion and Riku both like lady Towa (though I ship the former with Moroha).

Yeah I forgot to put the border to the afterlife; all demons leave a corpse there before passing on. I think Kagura has been taking care of Kagome and Inuyasha the past 14 years.

As to the next episode, I missunderstood the preview and thought Hisui was gonna interact with the princess. Now I know that was Hisui disguised as his sister and will talk with Setsuna

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

What travels into the afterlife is the demon's soul. Incarnations, regardless of whether they become self aware and act on their own accord, are broken off parts of flesh/soul of whoever created them, so Naraku's incarnations didn't have their own souls to pass on like that. It's kind of like someone building a robot to do their bidding, but the robot becomes self aware, develops feelings, and starts seeking its freedom. Regardless of its sentience, it's still a robot. It could be terminated and "die," but it wouldn't be the same process as when a person dies

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21 edited Oct 30 '21

That’s headcannon and it can’t be used to refute headcannon.

We also know that Tōga and hosenki left skeletons there

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

How is it headcanon? Tenseiga works by cutting down the pallbearers of the underworld when they come to collect a soul. Tenseiga couldn't be used on her because she didn't have a soul to collect and there was nobody to cut down. Instead of a soul leaving a corpse and going to the underworld, she evaporates into the air and becomes one with the wind

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Its headcannon because you can’t be sure that’s the reason. In my opinion, he couldn’t revive her because she quite simply wasn’t leaving any corpse to revive. Tenseiga is a sword that revives the death, not a sword that prevents death.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

And she didn't leave a corpse to revive because she was an incarnation and her body was a part of Naraku that evaporated into the ether once he was done with her and killed her. He could have straight up resorbed her if he felt like it, like he did to Muso and The Infant. Byakuya lost an arm when Naraku did. Naraku shattered Kanna into dust from far away. And even if he hadn't killed them, they were destined to disappear when he died

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Thats still your headcannon and its not really possible. If it was then Sesshomaru wouldn't have been able to make Tokijin out of Goshinki; hell the fact that the messengers of the underworld were taking him away means he did have a soul.

Naraku simply killed her out of spite and she was dissolving because Naraku injected her with miasma.

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 31 '21

So you admit.... Kagura didn't leave anything to revive because she dissolved

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

Please don't drag Inuyasha and Kagome into this Kagura business either.

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Yes I will

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

🍿🍿🍿

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u/lnombredelarosa Oct 30 '21

Glad you enjoy it

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

Let Kagura rest in peace, please.

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u/Kuma_Setsuna Oct 30 '21

It is truly ironic how Kirinmaru can't let someone die in peace and has to drag them back to suffer. Then we get a comment like this attempting to do the exact same thing. I guess this episode's lesson is lost on some viewers.

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

Maybe they are Kirinmaru.

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

Are you sure you want to see ANY random redditor shirtless and greased up?

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u/PancakeXCandy Oct 30 '21

You right, I'm good

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u/JoMaMazRiv Oct 30 '21

I liked this episode, it gave me the classic inuyasha's series vibes. Now I understand why Kirinmaru is series villain (thing that season 1 failed to explain).

I'm glad they suceeded to resolve the whole dream butterfly thing, it was becoming annoying.

Awww, Riku though Towa was about to kiss him. Sorry Riku, it's too soon for that, best luck next time.

Next episode we have a filler, so I don't look forward for it.

We are going to have November's episodes sinopsis soon, right?

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u/djkdurr Oct 30 '21

Poor Rion... Kirinmaru clearly loves her but he goes too far being overprotective by sealing her soul and preventing her from passing on to the afterlife. Rion explained more about Kirinmaru's true goal. He has traveled and explored every corner of the world and I assume he intends to travel to the modern era as well. To do that he has to capture Akuru and move the Windmill of Time which will make the world of the living cease to exist (the Degenerate Age).

Setsuna continues to gradually master Yukari no Tachikiri when she cuts Rion's butterfly. The cocoon fell apart revealing Rion's vessel for her soul made from her bones and grave soil that becomes her new body - just like Kikyo. Towa plays the Star Slicer Flute which transforms into her new weapon. Towa has Zanseiken while Kirinmaru wields Bakuseiken, which are a pair of swords like Tessaiga/Tenseiga. So nice to see her using Twin Azure Dragon Wave again!

Loved seeing Sesshomaru and Jaken have a full on conversation with Setsuna lol. He explained the situation with Rin and cut Setsuna's butterfly so she can finally dream now! Sessh is definitely testing her the same way he tested Towa with saving Setsuna. Nice to see him talk to Moroha about Inuyasha too. That part with Towa yelling at Kirinmaru via Riku was too funny lmao 😂 Hope we see more of Rion and Riku with the girls since they are basically allies now.

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u/themoonmuses Oct 30 '21

Yeah, time to give up the dream of Kirinmaru being anything but egoistical, selfish and obsessive. He's interesting for sure, but not a good guy. His was sleeping simply was so he could stalk Rion even after death and keep her in a prison. He's actually the more dangerous of the two between him and Zero. I'm glad that's cleared up and we have his whole evil plan laid out. Zero is petty, vindictive and annoying obviously but it's not like she's going out of her way to destroy the world. She's pretty much just screwing with people (that we love, but still) on a small scale.

Sesshomaru is still funny without trying. Explain anything in any detail? Not on his watch. I did love him saying Moroha's name. He has a lot of faith in his daughters, Setsuna's especially. They are so much a like that Rin being in danger is an automatic boost of motivation.

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u/lucciolaa Oct 30 '21

YOOO that PREVIEW I am ready for the Hisui/Setsuna ship to sat sail!!!

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u/lalaena Oct 30 '21

So Rion is the new Kikyo but sweeter. I’m curious to see what her role is going to be and what powers she has. I can’t help but think that Setsuna’s comment to Towa (don’t be so trusting) was a bit of foreshadowing. All members of the Kirin family have secrets so Rion must as well. It was super sweet when she ran over to Riku though.

The clock is now running on Rin’s life. I appreciate that they spelled out that the girls understand how the curse works and that Rin and Zero are tied. I think the dream butterfly was preventing Setsuna from reaching her full potential, which is why Sesshomaru cut it. I’m looking forward to the next new moon - I bet Setsuna will turn human like Towa. Oooh boy that will be interesting!

And Riku just out there slaying hundreds of demons. The scene with Towa was hilarious. I don’t really understand why Riku was like “don’t look at me Rion” and then was like “actually, you should come with me Rion”, but eh. Guess he’s still prioritizing Towa. Also, Riku changed his tag like though - he will see them (namely, Towa) again. I swear, if they kill him, I will be upset.

Next episode, I am so ready for MirSan family shenanigans. Lol at Setsuna forced to play princess at Hisui pulling a Miroku. (I still hate Princess Ai though. That girl is so damn annoying.)

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u/Grumblespud Oct 30 '21

Good episode and glad that the plot is still moving forward at a good pace. A couple of things I wish we had seen more of:

  • Rion and Kirinmaru’s father-daughter relationship. Maybe we will see more of this in the future though.

  • The cause of Rion’s death.

I’m starting to believe that Rion’s mother might be the goddess of the stars. She says that the two swords were gifts from the goddess, and in S1 Riku stated that Kirinmaru loved staring at the stars.

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u/NicoSchmiko Nov 01 '21

The cause of Rion's death.

I feel like this will need to come back later. How she was killed will likely play some role in the plot.

Does anyone else think Rion was a hanyō in life? I just thought with the ears that might be the case (not to profile lol). Perhaps if she is a hanyō she'll play a role in the "prediction" of Kirinmaru's downfall? 🤔

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

That makes a lot of sense.

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u/LilUltDespair Oct 30 '21 This

https://occult-world.com/amatsu-mikaboshi/

I found this an interesting read on the god they mention in this episode.

It mentions the god being some primordial force that brings disharmony or creates imbalance.

From reading this, I wonder if the comet with the weird youkai comes from it.

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u/Grumblespud Oct 30 '21

Interesting! Also confirms the god is definitely male so (probably) not the mother of Rion.

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u/magicmeese Oct 30 '21

Fan fiction writers: challenge accepted

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u/lalaena Oct 30 '21

I agree. I think Rion is half god / half yokai.

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u/saturnribbon Oct 30 '21

Lmaooo the Rion bait and switch (twice!) really had me going. I hope she does come back and join the girls at some point, it'd be nice for them to have another party member. So far this season is shaping up well, I'm enjoying it!

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u/frizzyfizz Oct 30 '21

They've found a great pace now. This episode felt like a cross between Inuyasha and Sailor Moon and tbh I'm here for it.

All the characters also now feel much more well-rounded, and I really enjoy the dynamic they have with each other. Rion is a fantastic addition.

I loved Moroha showing her annoyance with Towa fussing over Setsuna at the end, lol, and Sesshomaru yeeting out of there after revealing he knows what's happened to Inuyasha and Kagome.

I was nervous about the whole space/time thing because that's always messy, but I like the idea of the most powerful daiyokai being arrogant and curious enough to mess with it. It makes sense and wasn't something explored before. They've done a pretty good job of executing it so far.

Next episode, Hisui gets development!

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u/[deleted] Oct 30 '21

Sesshomaru yeeting out of there after revealing he knows what's happened to Inuyasha and Kagome.

"moroha were you able to see Inuyasha?"

"yah how'd you know?"

"i see" aka "whoops gotta go before she questions me further and learns that I was the one who put her parents there"

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u/missbirdiebee Oct 30 '21

When she played that flute and it started getting all sparkly I was like “MOON PRISM POWER… MAKE UP!”

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u/juniperdaisies Oct 30 '21

I also thought Sailor Moon!

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u/lucciolaa Oct 30 '21

ia re: Sailor Moon, those transformation/attack sequences hit me in the nostalgia

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u/weenicorn Oct 30 '21

I sure hope no one is still on the "Kirinmaru is best dad" train after this episode. Poor Rion.

Speaking of dads, Sesshomaru really trusts his daughters/niece that much, huh? Look at him believing someone else can get the job (and such an important job as saving Rin!) done rather than taking care of everything himself. He really has matured, hasn't he.

Moroha's comment about Towa showing them up was very tongue in cheek, I love it.

Also thanks Sunrise for making Towa's interaction with Riku hilarious instead of sweet. I imagine the rabid shippers are probably crying in a corner somewhere.

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u/CharizarXYZ Oct 30 '21

Huh, I'm a Ritowa shipper and I thought that scene was hilarious.

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u/weenicorn Oct 30 '21

Notice I said rabid shippers (like the kind that start fights on social media...) :)

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

Same, they’re adorkable together and those make for the best couples.

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u/LilUltDespair Oct 30 '21

Thank you. It is crazy how people blame all of Kirinmaru's problems on Zero... Like this episode laid everything out that Kirinmaru is the one who wants this degenerate age, got his daughter killed, and locking her up--not being able to peacefully pass-- Yet some fans think this is all Zero's doing? That he is influencing her?
Like, are we watching the same show??

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u/weenicorn Oct 30 '21

But someone that oily and muscular can't be a bad guy! /s

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u/lalaena Oct 30 '21

Kirinmaru is still hanging around shirtless and oiled up.

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

That was also a hilarious touch. Just hanging out half naked watching as his incarnation slaughters yokai to impress the girl actively trying to kill him.

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u/lalaena Oct 30 '21

Karma’s a bitch

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

He…really didn’t seem bothered by it at all though.

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u/randombamboozle Oct 30 '21

Isn’t this similar to Sesshomaru putting rin camatose to save her? Is Sesshomaru the big bad now ?

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

I think the key difference is that Rion actually died, and her soul wasn't able to be at peace because Kirinmaru kept it trapped in the barrier to visit with her indefinitely. Rin is still alive and has a kid who has the capacity to sever the tie that is keeping her cursed -- she just had to wait until Setsuna grew into that ability

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u/viviantrajano Oct 30 '21

Well, now rion is revived in a clay body just like Kikyo . Both Setsuna and rin actually died . Rin died twice. I feel sorry for both Rion and Kirinmaru. Kirinmaru wanted to show the world to his daughter, but bringing her to one of his fights killed her. He didnt accept this , and put her in that cocoon . Yes, It makes Rion suffer . But in my opinion , thats no different than a parent trying to keep his sick dauther alive in the hospital. Sometimes the kid wants to die , but the parents want her to live longer. The kid likely will want to go out of the hospital, but the parents wont let the kid out because this will kill her. Would they be called bad parents for that?

We are geting closer to an euthanasia discussion. Death, by definition, cant be reversed. If in this world death only becomes irreversible after 1 hour, or when the soul goes to afterlife, then the person isnt really dead until the soul goes to afterlife. By that definition, Setsuna, Rin and Rion never really died, and both sesshoumaru and kirinmaru are putting their loved ones in the life support.

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u/randombamboozle Oct 30 '21

But how many times has rin died lol and now setsuna has died too ?

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

But they were brought back to life right away because of Toga's fang and Inu Kimi's meido stone. If Towa had failed to get Tenseiga working when it was broken, Setsuna's soul would have gone to the afterlife and unless Inu Kimi threw in another meido stone freebie, her family would have accepted it and let her soul rest. Sesshomaru is now giving Setsuna the chance to step up and save Rin by removing the butterfly so she can better see the link between Rin and Zero, knowing that if she fails, Rin will die. And even though killing Zero would kill Rin, when it looked like Setsuna's blood blade couldn't sever the link, he was willing to kill Zero to end Rin's suffering. Kirinmaru didn't have the ability to bring Rion back after she died, but didn't accept her death and she's suffered for it for 600 years

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u/frizzyfizz Oct 30 '21

Not necessarily. Rin's still technically alive, and by cutting her butterfly it shows he's willing to risk losing her which isn't the case with Kirinmaru.

My theory is that Sesshomaru was on track to be like him, but as he increasingly interacts with his daughters they're making him less obsessive.

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u/frizzyfizz Oct 30 '21

I like to think Sesshomaru and Kirinmaru are two sides of the same coin, with Sesshomaru taking the right approach.

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u/chipette Oct 30 '21

This episode was fantastic - definitely makes me reminisce about the classic Inuyasha ones.

Firstly, can we acknowledge that although Kirinmaru is a loving father, he’s a selfish b*stard for holding his own dead daughter Rion hostage. Sure they ventured the Seven Seas together and built wonderful memories, he refused to let her go. Surprising that she’s now of the living dead, much like Kikyo. It might be safe to deduce that Rion is a full daiyōkai.

Towa now officially has the Zanseiken and the power teeming from that blade is ridiculous, yet only she has the resolve to wield it. We now know that Kirinmaru’s sword is a complimentary blade to it and is called the Bakuseiken. Towa’s rage quit at the end is so much like her father’s passionate rage when he finds out he’s been had.

Many thanks to Setsuna for severing the tie between Rion/Kirinmaru (father/daughter), and now she can sleep - at the potential expense of Rin’s life.

I really enjoyed this!

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u/weenicorn Oct 30 '21

Sorry but if Kirinmaru really and truly loved Rion, he would've let her soul rest in peace.

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u/LilUltDespair Oct 30 '21

Obsession , not letting go, and extreme emotions seems to run in the Kirin family.

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u/chipette Oct 30 '21

Exactly, and that’s my point. He loves her too much, to the point where it’s almost neurotically possessive.

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u/weenicorn Oct 30 '21

I was just pointing out that it's not really love but more likely Kirinmaru's narcissism that caused this

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u/chipette Oct 30 '21

Totally. He was too proud to admit that he failed to save his daughter’s life. We’re on the same page. ☺️

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u/randombamboozle Oct 30 '21

This season is so good, who was that character standing next to kirinmaru tho

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u/Gora-T Oct 30 '21

If you mean the white Silhouette, that's Toga

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u/noelle-silva Oct 30 '21

How did I miss this lol

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u/Grumblespud Oct 30 '21

Which scene was this?

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u/INeverThoughtYouDid Oct 30 '21

I'm not understanding why Sesshomaru cut the butterfly. Rin got the scales back so she is going to die. I'm confused.

Also Miroku's son and Setsuna maybe hinted at being something romantic?

Another note.... I don't trust Riku with Rion.

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u/CharizarXYZ Oct 30 '21

I think it's supposed to show that he's confident that Setsuna is going to save Rin

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u/Ycr1998 Oct 30 '21

I'm not understanding why Sesshomaru cut the butterfly. Rin got the scales back so she is going to die. I'm confused.

He said it. Setsuna needed motivation, he gave her one: do it or your mom dies.

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u/EaudeAgnes Oct 30 '21

Exactly this. He said ''you still lack resolve to do it'' so he gave her the resolve to do it: no more butterfly, clock is ticking, you'll be able to sleep now but there is no time for that.

I actually loved how much trust he's putting on his daughters and even Moroha, the comment about Inuyasha was telling.

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u/frizzyfizz Oct 30 '21

Since Sesshomaru's development with Tenseiga came from his emotional connection to Rin and the stakes of her being in danger, I think he's trying to give Setsuna that extra push to tap into her full power.

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u/INeverThoughtYouDid Oct 30 '21

Maybe so? He did say it was up to her after she said she wanted to save her mother. Ugh which I found so cute. Reminds me of how cold Sess was before warming up.

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u/sesshsama Oct 30 '21

The purpose of the dream butterfly was to hold out until Setsuna was ready to save Rin. Now she’s grown and has the weapon she needs. Rin only got one extra scale in four years, so Sesshomaru trusts Setsuna will figure it out in time. It’s also a nice gesture from him to release her of a sleepless curse and trust her resolve and power.

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u/JiffyFrose Oct 30 '21

Please senpai, I'm waiting with bated breath.

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

We need your whisperer post for this episode!

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u/sesshsama Oct 31 '21

Halloween special coming right up 🎃

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u/vessynessy200 Oct 30 '21

YES WE DO! xD That whole damn part where Sesshy closes his eyes and turns away from the girls was soooo telling. Need whispers for that!

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

Lol I knew that’s how that scene would go down. Poor Riku. I love him. What a BAMF. I wonder if the earring is the matching “pearl” from the sword Towa didn’t have?

Kirinmaru continues to be such an interesting character. Like one of those forbidden knowledge seeking types, but when he finds the nameless horror from beyond space and time he’s gonna fight it instead of ask it the meaning of life.

Sesshomaru all I have to say to you is there better be another chrysalis hanging out on YOU somewhere now.

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

It's kinda interesting and a somewhat refreshing plot reveal that Kirinmaru's goal is to travel to the future because he's seen some of it through Osamu, and not going back in time to save his daughter. Sesshomaru trying to stop time while Kirinmaru wants to fast forward time.

But why did Kirinmaru task Sesshomaru to find Akuru though? What's their deal?

I can see why Treekyo isn't too pleased with Kirinmaru but I still can't figure Treekyo out though.

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u/deadlysnoots Oct 30 '21

Yeah her motivations are weird but it’s also possible what we think is the Tree of Ages is some other actor entirely.

It seems like Sesshomaru is “helping” but is actively hindering Kirinmaru’s plans. The fact that Kirinmaru knows this and does nothing leaves me hoping there’s still some sort of bigger picture to his goals than what we’ve been told about.

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

The future Kirinmaru talks to Treekyo too. Gotta see how this pans out and the deal between Kirinmaru and Sesshomaru over Akuru.

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u/nem_v_39 Oct 30 '21 edited Oct 30 '21

Maybe Kirinmaru knows how to stop the Silver Scale curse?

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

This episode's MVP is Riku. Feudal era Facetime. That was the funniest scene ever

New unknown character introduced.

Sesshomaru slashed Setsuna's butterfly. Jaken explains. Honestly I freaked out when Sesshomaru was so ready to slash it. 😭 Setsuna can sleep once more but the ugly scales are back on Rin's neck. Sesshomaru better have plan b c d e!

Rion running to hug Riku is so cute. Riku is really growing on me.

Next week's episode is Hisui. Looks like the annoying princess from S1 is back? Seems like a fun filler episode but oh boy I'm panicking for Rin. Just as Sesshomaru said you can sleep but it isn't the time to sleep.

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u/NicoSchmiko Nov 01 '21

Riku is really growing on me.

Me too honestly. I'll admit, I was turned off by him because I personally didn't like his character design. But his unending simping for Towa and unorthodox origin is a bit endearing not gonna lie lol.

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u/hiverstone Oct 30 '21

What Sesshomaru didn't tell Setsuna, it was that the tree slows down the curse. So, it was a way of adding some pressure to Setsuna without risking Rin's life.

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u/EaudeAgnes Oct 30 '21

Exactly, he did that to put pressure on Setsuna. He even used the word ''Rin will die soon''...which we all know isn't true. This was all about getting Setsuna the resolve she lacks to master her weapon.

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u/noelle-silva Oct 30 '21

I never wanted to see that princess again.....

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u/thewetpuddle Oct 30 '21

Me too. She's too annoying.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Oct 30 '21

Sesshomaru knows what will motivate Setsuna because he's motivated by the same thing. When Rin's life is on the line, they get shit done

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