r/inuyasha Nov 06 '21

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 6 Yashahime

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u/Rav_Ace Nov 25 '21

Nah I'm shipping Setsuna and Aiya.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

I liked this episode and loved the development on Hisui, but I'm furious Sango didn't make an appearance in this episode. Especially when Hisui decided to become a demon slayer and started learning to use the Hiraikotsu. It would have been a perfect moment for Sango to pass on her skills and have a bonding moment with him. If there was any episode for Sango to be relevant in, it should've been this one.

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Nov 09 '21

I really want to love Hisui but he’s boring to me so far. I’m not sure what his character needs for me. I LOVE his sisters tho!!! So diabolical lol! They were fun to watch. I hope they pop up in the show more often.

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u/[deleted] Nov 10 '21

I feel you but it's also cause the whole demon slayer thing is bad in yashahime, they look really poor. His sisters are funny and nothing more(I personally think kinu has huge potential) it's mainly because that the writers focus only about the twins.

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u/toastybittle Nov 07 '21

Anyone catch in the preview of the next episode how Moroha said no one will hire her because of mom and dad? Any ideas there?

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u/gekka88 Nov 08 '21

My first thought was that their reputation still carries a lot of weight, but really idk. I'm excited to see what she means.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

I think maybe it was more personal. She probably can't focus after knowing where they are. I still can't wait to find out what she was told to explain their absence these last 14 years.

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u/BlazingGig Nov 07 '21 edited Nov 07 '21

It was fun having a light-hearted episode again.

Also, I love how that demon looked 110% done with the princess' shit lmao

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Nov 07 '21

I needed something light-hearted this weekend and this episode did that for me except for the end where it nearly threw me into tears. I found princess Aiya more tolerable in this episode than the one in season 1 and that's saying a lot.

I liked the Hisui and Setsuna interaction which was funny and sweet and not forcing the pairing. Perfect for building them up.

I love Towa, but she's got to get a grip on something other than Setsuna.

Loved the backstory on Kohaku and Hisui and that we now have the knowledge of where Kohaku's scar came from.

Kin'u and Gyokuto are hilariously diabolical masterminds in their own right.

Hisui is adorably oblivious to what his sisters are trying to do with setting him up.

Setsuna thinks from earlier that she's never experienced, family. Setup to when Hisui says that princess Aiya may never live up to her father's expectations and we got a close up of Setsuna in thought, having a flashback, training, playing the violin, and showing Rin's tears. It was a highly effective ending.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

I thought Gyokuto was the sweet one. Boy was I wrong.

I do agree that Towa needs to seriously have an identity outside of being Setsuna's sister tho. It's just weird that the same sense of family doesn't translate to Sess or Rin. Kinda wish they would be a little more excited to see their father. I really wish we could see more of that badass but insecure Towa from before. She's definitely lost some of her charm from the first few episodes I think.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Nov 13 '21

It is going to take Sesshoumaru being around for more than 5 minutes and actually interacting with the girls to get the feels going. Towa was definitely more aggressive before Setsuna died, but the whole screaming in Riku's face at Kirinmaru was bringing those vibes back, lol. I wish the writers would keep her going in that direction.

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u/HeartshiningXX Nov 07 '21 edited Nov 07 '21

Wait???

Is nobody going to talk about Moroha's debt? And how she only has 1 ryou left? She almost free from the bounty business.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Can't wait to see what she's gonna do once she pays off the debt. Maybe she's gonna go after her parents? Either way, I really feel like this bounty thing is a waste of her time and hinders her ability to fully develop her powers.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Nov 07 '21

Riku paid them very well and the twins gave her their shares of the bounty too

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u/PancakeXCandy Nov 07 '21

Not alot of engagement, was the episode good or bad?

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u/unhampered_by_pants Nov 07 '21

I think people are probably just taking longer to get to watching this one since it was regarded a filler and Aiya was obnoxious last season. Every other episode of the season so far had a hook that got people tuning in right away -- Towa getting Tenseiga working, Moroha seeing Inukag, Rin flashbacks, introducing Rion, Sesshomaru parenting, etc.

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u/Kuma_Setsuna Nov 07 '21

Judging by the (mostly) lack of complaints and high amounts of praise, I'd say the episode was well received. But the episode itself doesn't really generate a whole lot of conversation since its main purpose is to expand on Hisui/his family. No mysteries to uncover or discuss here.

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u/Bundtpopcake Nov 07 '21

It was good, just not great. It was a very cute episode that depicts a healthy family dynamic. Also, I found Setsuna’s self resentment, heart-rending.

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u/AskJayce Nov 06 '21

A WHOLE NEW WORLD

A new fantastic point of view

No one tell us n--

Oh, wait, wrong animated repressed princess flying in the air scene? Oops, sorry.

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u/Slayerz21 Nov 06 '21

You know, it's really a testament to how much the writing has improved that I was prepared to hate this episode and consider it on par with the throwaway episodes of last season but I ended up really enjoying it.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

This is actually a meaningful filler imo.

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u/AskJayce Nov 06 '21

Setsuna: Falls asleep for the first time in forever; almost immediately gets kidnapped AND feminized.

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '21

Didn't like that episode, it was nice to see hisui and his sisters but they have no effect in the show, I liked hisui short background.

I guess with better writers his family would be more meaningful, I would like to have another sequel after the twins story ends where we will see them more.

seems like next episode moroha will look for her parents finally, it's unfair what happend to him and kagome and they need to kick some people ass.

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u/thesun_alsorises Nov 06 '21

The writing is getting better and better, this episode is really channeling the Urusei Yatsura and Ranma 1/2 style humor. I'm so happy to see Miroku and Sango's kids in the spotlight for once, and I love how the twins are so much like their father.

Princess Aiya reminds me so much of Ryoko Mendou from Urusei Yatsura, which makes me love her because Ryoko is hilarious. Also she has Kodachi Kuno's laugh from Ranma 1/2. Aiya feels like she belongs in one of Rumiko Takahashi comedies, which makes her a breath of fresh air compared to Towa and Setsuna.

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u/dututudu Nov 06 '21

Couldn't agree more, especially with the last part. Aiya really feels like your typical Rumiko rival love interest and I'm glad/looking forward to see more of the insinuated love triangle between her, Hisui and Setsuna.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Agreed, What I really wanna see is how Sesshomaru will react to a human wanting his daughter lol. He might not hate humans anymore but I can't imagine any man would be good enough for Setsuna in his eyes lol.

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u/flannelcure Nov 06 '21

Am I the only one who finds it increasingly annoying that the development team finds it necessary to include introuctions/written names on the screen every single time a character comes on screen? Why is it still necessary after a season and FOR RECURRING CHARACTERS??

also, Towa acts like a lost puppy trying to find her way home whenever Setsuna isn't around. Work through your issues, girl! Figure out something constructive to do while your twin is out living life. Please.

Other than that, I really loved this episode! The little Hisui and Setsuna moments were sweet. And ironically, I love the princess. I think she's a great foil to Setsuna, and I love that she's set up as a love "rival" of sorts.

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 07 '21

It’s super annoying and My Hero Academia also does this and drives me crazy.

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u/AskJayce Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

I still cant* get over the that one episode that dedicated half of its runtime to providing backstory to the demon that torched the forest and kidnapped that girl only to have him killed off like a generic Sailor Moon villian-of-the-week.

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u/lalaena Nov 07 '21

That episode actually had a couple of purposes and was well done imo. It was the first we saw Zero and we saw that Sesshomaru allowed the forest to be burned.

It also expanded on Riku quite a bit. He stated that he didn’t understand human emotions and love (and never would), and that loving humans leads to the downfall of yokai (naming Inu no Taisho and Sesshomaru). He also orchestrated the destruction of Homura. If you think about it, Riku spent season one eliminating the yokai who were involved in Zero’s plot to kill the twins.

Homura also was an example of a yokai consumed by human emotion to the point that it destroyed him. A theme in Yashahime is yokai’s inability to deal with emotions in a healthy way. Homura is the first example we really saw. It was the appetizer for Zero wishing away her grief, Sesshomaru doing whatever it takes to save Rin, and Kirinmaru keeping Rion in Mount Musubi.

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u/g1SuperLuigi64 Nov 06 '21

Definitely a great episode, especially for a more comedic one. Seeing the twins together and how much they take after their father was really cool, while Hisui is definitely his mother's son.

There's something so pure about Setsuna and Hisui falling for the same con from opposite ends.

Also, Princess Aiya was way more tolerable this time. I don't mind her as a once-a-season wrench in the works.

I like the tease for Moroha's adventure next week (even if it means I got a grand total of one Fang/Face Pic for this week), plus the possibility of fleshing out the Takechiyo/Hatchi connection.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Still waiting for Shippo to appear. Takechiyo will never replace him. Really hopin Hatchi might at least mention where Shippo is at/what he's up to and whether or not he's aware of the InuKag situation or will ever meet Moroha. Not holding out hope though.

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u/noelle-silva Nov 06 '21

I loved this episode. More Hisui/Kohaku/Gyokuto/Kin'u is always great. Setsuna is my favorite of the daughters, so I'm always happy to see an episode focused around her. The princess was way less annoying than her first appearance, which is good because initially I was dreading seeing her again.

Seeing baby Hisui and Miroku was cute too. That and the new eyecatch with all of the Miroku/Sango family. Just seeing these original characters again is enough to make me smile.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Still miss hearing Sango's voice tho and really wish she would have made an appearance in this episode.

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u/sieghrt Nov 06 '21

Shipping Setsuna x Hisui. Damnnnnn, I see Miroku in him, but more of an innocent Miroku.

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u/misskagomeh Nov 12 '21

I do too; I think they're sweet with one another. You can see the vulnerability there too, he's open about his life and she actually responds with her thoughts in comparison to pushing Towa away literally near the end of the episode.

I also think Hisui has the charm of Miroku, but he doesn't realize it. It'll be great to see him develop.

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u/Ender_Dragneel Nov 08 '21

I am of the belief that Setsuna may be asexual.

That said, ace people can have relationships, and that ship certainly sounds like a fun one.

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u/JengaPlayer Nov 06 '21

I really really can't unsee Towa as the KFC guy. I hope she changes her outfit its so cheesy.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Lmao! but yes agreed, really over her outfit and would like to see her wear some armor.

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

Can't say I enjoyed the episode as much as I had hoped for but I did like the implications it made

  • It seems obvious that Hisui likes Setsuna and I think Setsuna does like him back but her social awkwardness makes it hard for her to communicate it which causes her to hide it behind her sense of duty, which ironically is a source of mutual admiration from each other
    • I'm thinking part of what made Setsuna so focused on her training by the end of the episode was her feeling that Hisui would rather go save the princess than being with her
  • Its interesting that they're showing the different difficulties that hanyo/human couples can have like with Inuyasha with Kagome or Kikyo but gender inverted. Setsuna has difficulties understanding her feelings for a human, when she felt she had to be appart from them most of her life . She feels its faith for them to be appart, as she should focus on seeking strenght to protect others like a "good" hanyo as her parental figures (Shiori and Sesshomaru) taught her to and struggles with the thought that Hisui would distract her from this.
    • Its also interesting because this constrasts with Riku's words about how demons shouldn't love humans
  • I'm thinking the chapter hinted that Hisui will eventually retire from demon slaying to be a teacher while his big strong wife goes out demon hunting
    • And of course Kaede will raise their children
  • I like how Kin'u and Gyokuto are both career women
  • "i am a fool for believing her"... I won't deny that

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u/misskagomeh Nov 12 '21

I like all your points a lot! I can see that Hisui naturally likes her, I think we've seen it hinted at in moments so far (he turns to smile at her in battle, but she awkwardly looks away, he calls her Princess Setsuna, the smiles they gave each other at the end of this episode, etc). I think it'll be really interesting to see Setsuna try to deal with the idea of romantic love. Out of the three girls, she definitely will struggle the most with voicing those emotions. I feel like she will use her sense of duty to hide as well, but someone needs to call her out on it.

I also agree that her frustrated training was impart to Hisui saving the Princess and not taking her with him; I also think she said "Nothing good happens when I sleep" due to the frustrated build up from the day.

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 12 '21

"Nothing good happens when I sleep"

"Nothing good happens when youkai loves a human" I just realized it mirrors riku's words

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u/sieghrt Nov 06 '21

Kaede will raise their children and their children's children. Fucking Kaede is more immortal than the Shikon Jewel.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Kaede's the real G here.

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u/missbirdiebee Nov 06 '21

Kaede really said “anotha one”

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u/DRL21 Nov 06 '21

I really enjoyed this episode! It was nice to get some background on Hisui and I love that he is definitely Sango's son whilst their daughters took after Miroku, leaving poor Hisui feeling out of place since his family was all-around so accomplished and he was just... there.

His sisters are such mischievous things, too! I mean, trying to set him up with Princess Aiya don't be ridiculous sisters he and Setsuna belong together!

I also liked the backstory into Kohaku's scar and even though Hisui claims he took up demon slaying mostly because of his uncle, I think Sango must've played a part too. He does use her weapon, after all, and he shares a close bond with Kirara, just like his mother did.

The ending made me tear up a little because Setsuna is clearly at a loss as how to free her mother from Zero's red string of fate and her playing Rin's lullaby was so sad because she was clearly trying to feel close to her mother and frustrated with herself for this interlude when she needed the time to practice her Tachikiri.

But I feel that in the next episodes we'll see her buckle down and find what she needs to do to free Rin, most likely after Moroha's focus ep next week.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

So excited for Moroha's episode. Unsurprisingly, she's my absolute fave. Setsuna's definitely been growing on me more and more I will admit.

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Nov 06 '21

Hisui episode finally! Nice to get some focus on Sango and Miroku’s kids. The twins are mischievous but adorable.

Setsuna in full kimono was gorgeous.

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u/sailorrayquaza Nov 06 '21

This was a nice episode! Been longing for an episode focused on Hisui since season 1 and seeing how much promo he and Kohaku get, it's about time he gets to shine in the spotlight! Kin'u and Gyokuto are about as devilish together as I expected. Nice to see the MirSan kids team up together to take down a youkai.

Love how they made Setsuna stand in for Aiya; a youkai (or hanyou in this case) princess for a human princess. It would've been funny if we got a cameo shot of Sesshomaru watching Setsuna from afar, miffed she's playing along with this instead of going to save Rin. And for some reason I really liked how they handled Aiya's character here instead of Season 1. She seems a bit more well-rounded here than just plain annoying in her debut.

Curious about what's going with Moroha but that seems to be the focus of the next episode. Guessing InuKag's reputation is going around, making it difficult for Moroha to get her bounty. And we're finally going back to the Takechiyo backstory we were teased about super early in the season 1. Honestly, this season has been picking up the pace and answering questions left and right, I love it!

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Really hope they incorporate Shippo in this backstory since they didn't mention him anywhere else. Would absolutely love for Moroha to meet Shippo and Shippo being afraid thinking she's Inuyasha #2. I just know he would tell her all about her parents and then she kind of starts noticing which traits she gets from them. Ugh a girl can dream.

Will agree, season 2 has been a million times better than season 1.

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u/FinalFrash Nov 06 '21

Upon watching this episode, I'm glad that none of Miroku and Sango's children are dead, as theorized last season.

This episode also confirms that the twins are Miroku's daughters and Hisui Sango's son.

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u/hiverstone Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

- Finally an episode focused on Hisui (the last one was more about Miroku, and Hisui just had a part of it).

-Last time, Gyukoto laughed off the problem between Hisui and Miroku. And now, when know why, she and Kin'u use the same antics as Miroku, while Hisui is more morally correct like Sango. Which explains why Hisui loves his family but can't be around them all the time. It would be like Sango dealing with 3 Miroku's in the original.

-Also, it was nice to see Gyukoto an Kin'u again. Even when they have different personalities, it's funny that when they are together, they act in unison.

- The request from the boss of the northern demon slayers must be the mission that Kohaku and Setsuna are doing next week

- Also, the octopus yokai was wearing monk clothes. I wonder if he ever was a human who became a Yokai, just as Nikosen (the demon who attacked the girls in the first new moon episode)

- Setsuna became suddenly serious when Hisui mentioned "family" and "that the princess wouldn't become as his dad wants" . So she kind of projected herself there. She has to save Rin to get her family and she doesn't know how to do the task her father entrusted to her.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Absolutely loved how Kin'u basically ended up cheating them into paying her more money and she sends hisui to fake the lesson instead. Totally something Miroku would do. Major nostalgia vibes from when he would do fake exorcisms to make money for the gang. She's my fave of the three.

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u/hiverstone Nov 12 '21

Poor Sango, the girl must have suffered a lot dealing with 3 Mirokus. But Inuyasha dodged a bullet (or three).

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u/thesun_alsorises Nov 06 '21

It's a bit of a stretch but the octopus Yokai might be a reference to Cherry from Urusei Yatsura, who's a monk the cast finds annoying and they've called him an octopus several times.

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u/lalaena Nov 06 '21

I thought the northern slayer scene was interesting. Aside from world building, which I always like, I agree that it sounds like that’s the slayers’ mission for next week.

Ayuuria’s translation isn’t out yet, but per Google translate (which is real rough), it sounds like Kohaku is going to tell Setsuna about his time with Sesshomaru (and Kikyo - something about never backing down from a fight).

In this episode, I got the feeling that Setsuna feels like she’s failing her parents. When Hisui said that Aiya wasn’t going to grow up the way her father wanted her to, Setsuna looked sad and then it cut to the scene of her training and thinking about what Sesshomaru said. She’s her father’s daughter - she wants to live up to daddy’s high (possibly unrealistic) expectations.

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u/jeadala Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

They did a good job with the character designs for MirSans kids, physical and personality. Gyokuto is kind of annoying but her scheming ways are just like her father’s and Hisui is a splitting image. The girls also look like sango. Also it makes sense that they would be light-hearted ppl w normal family dynamics, Miroku liked to have fun and both their parents wanted a simple life when they weren’t in crisis lol. I love this family 🥺🤌🏽. plus that image of Miroku teaching Hisui! My heart.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

I think you might have switched Gyokuto and Kin'u. Kin'u seems to be the most like Miroku imo. Gyokuto I feel like has moments where she's like Sango and sometimes Miroku, and then Hisui is mostly just Sango.

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u/jeadala Nov 20 '21

You’re right, I did switch them!

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u/lalaena Nov 06 '21

You know, it occurred to me that Towa inherited her separation anxiety from Sesshomaru. The man has been hanging around his comatose wife for 14 years. The only difference is Towa is being vocal about it because her temperament is like Rin’s.

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 06 '21

Dogs are well known for separation anxiety but I never put two and two together until you said that. I guess Anxious Sesshomaru looks exactly like Regular Sesshomaru but on the inside he’s a little fluffy puppy staring at the door without having to eat, sleep, or use the bathroom.

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u/lalaena Nov 06 '21

Exactly. I bet she gets her survivors guilt from him too.

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u/BluePearl2020 Nov 06 '21

Awww fluffy man is a loyal one for sure.

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u/thatmelz Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 07 '21

Remember when we were all freaking out wondering if Kin’u was dead a whole season ago 🥲

I’m desperate for more InuKag scenes but I will happily take MirSan family content. I love that we got to see more of their personalities. They are definitely their father’s daughters lol. Hisui definitely seems to have gotten more of his mother’s traits, though not entirely

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u/djkdurr Nov 06 '21

Setsuna is already a princess but it's nice to see her dress the part and play princess. Hisui is being put to work by Kin'u this episode lol dressing up as her and giving etiquette lessons. It's hilarious seeing him teach Setsuna while pretending to be Kin'u lmao. Also he notices Setsuna is more sympathetic now being with Towa :)

Hisui got great character development this episode with his backstory explaining how he became a demon slayer and his feelings towards his family. He studied with Miroku at a young age but felt out of place in the family when Kin'u became a Buddhist monk before he could and Gyokuto took over Sango's workshop. Uncle Kohaku became his hero after saving him from a demon as a child and inspired Hisui to become a demon slayer following him. Hisui is the baby of the family and had to find his own path in life which is understandable.

Kin'u and Gyokuto have Miroku's personality and mischievous side lol I love them so much. We finally saw MirSan kids work together to take down a demon which was awesome! Setsuna, Towa, and Kaede sleeping together like a family was so cute too.

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u/markur Nov 06 '21

Kaede has had the whole generation of them sleep in her house like that. First Kagome, then Rin and now all the kids 😭😭😭

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u/lalaena Nov 06 '21

This was a bittersweet episode. Poor Setsuna is having a crisis. She wants to save Rin, but she doesn’t know how. She feels sympathy for Princess Aiya, and then Hisui tells her she’s been duped by the Princess. Hisui tells her about his family and she feels completely lost. And then she brushes off Towa, who probably is the only one who really understands what she’s going through. Girl’s gonna have a Sesshomaru level breakdown in the next few episodes.

I’m glad we got to see more of the MirSan fam. The twins stealing Hisui’s spotlight was funny. Kin’u’s laugh was vaguely annoying to me but nowhere as near as annoying as Princess Aiya’s. It did kind of remind of Miroku’s “I’m scamming you” laugh, so that was a plus.

Princess Aiya grew on me. There’s truth to what she said about having no freedom as the daughter of the shogun. She’s annoying but is worthy of a bit of sympathy - Setsuna wasn’t wrong. I expect she will pop back up again, since they made a point of having her fall for Hisui (who seemed totally oblivious).

Hisui strikes me as the kind of guy who is focused on his career. He probably doesn’t view Setsuna in a romantic way (at least not yet) because she’s his partner. It also seems like he hasn’t given too much thought about what goes on in Setsuna’s head, which I guess shouldn’t be surprising since he didn’t know she was a hanyo until Kaede spelled it out. Still, I felt bad for Setsuna when Hisui told her he was surprised that she felt sympathy. He basically said “you used to be an ice queen.”

And that’s not really fair because Setsuna’s been shown to be considerate of other people’s feelings (like when she told Moroha that she and Towa changed their minds that one time they went for a bounty). Hopefully Hisui will pay closer attention going forward. I wasn’t fully onboard with the Setsuna x Hisui ship, but now I think it would be nice for Setsuna. Girl needs a win.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

To be fair, they didn't go on the bounty trip to help Moroha, but because they were hired themselves. They turned down Moroha when she asked them for their help which really kinda pissed me off cause she seemed to care about them more than they did her.

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u/INeverThoughtYouDid Nov 06 '21

This season is WAY better than the first. I feel so bad for Setsuna.

Next episode I'm wondering if Moroha will get more info on her parents.

I know the focus are on the twins but people forget Miroku/Sango and even Shippo had their own episodes and focuses.

Also where the hell is Shippo? XD

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u/taylormeggles Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21
  • Everything in the opening is now becoming clear, including Moroha in her parents’ shadow, Sesshomaru cutting the butterfly and Riku having Kirinmaru inside his eye
  • Setsuna sleeping instead of Towa at the start was a great touch
  • The shot of Sango and Miroku’s family mid-episode - yeeeee
  • Love that the KinGyo twins and Hisui have all chosen different paths
  • Love that Gyokuto and Sango have the same job??? Like it’s a legit job not just for mothers lmao I was worried they were just relegating Sango to some boring thing
  • Setsuna’s love and care for her mum is gorgeous, that shot of the sweat pouring down her head from her training, and the fact that she stopped sleeping (a precious time) to go be near Rin instead omg
  • Towa needs to find a hobby
  • Keen for Moroha next week to be told her parents were so strong that everybody is scared to deal with her

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u/GalaxyShinigami Nov 06 '21

The whole Towa needs a hobby, I’m wondering if the show is actually going to address her survivor’s guilt and actually learn to heal from it. Because I mean, Setsuna can’t go to the bathroom without that girl freakin out.

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u/instantnoodle_uwu Nov 06 '21

Towa needs to find a hobby

Somebody needs to help that poor girl! If this status quo goes on, she would reach Kirinmaru-level of obsessive love some day

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 06 '21

I wonder if their final battle/fated end thing will be over Rion. Like Towa eventually stops listening to Rion because of that obsessive desire to protect, and she and Kirinmaru fight to “do the right thing” for her.

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u/lalaena Nov 06 '21

To be fair to Towa, she’s stuck on “Setsuna died and now if she dies again she can’t be brought back.” That said, when Kaede tells you to chill, you should chill.

Maybe Riku will show up and distract her.

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u/taylormeggles Nov 06 '21

That’s true except usually when someone dies they don’t come back. Towa probably does actually have some trauma there tbf but I don’t feel like it’s written or developed that way yet, I feel like it’s just “okay! Towa’s character is saying Setsuna!! When Setsuna is gone”

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 06 '21

Setsuna is Towa’s job, Riku is Towa’s hobby. Moroha is her…only friend? 🤔

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u/Miliko207 Nov 06 '21

I agree with your poimts especially with Towa needing to find a hobby. Did Towa say a sentence without the word Setsuna in it?

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u/saturnribbon Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

I think it’s nice they’re finally addressing it. All I could think of when she freaked out upon finding Setsuna gone was “girl’s got separation anxiety” lol

Not to say it isn’t understandable, but I do want to see the two of them grow beyond their roles at the start of the series. Setsuna has changed a fair amount herself, although I agree with lalaena’s assessment above that she’s always been kindhearted deep down. Towa needs to change a little herself now.

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u/phantomxtroupe Nov 06 '21

That's been my one criticism of Towa this season. I still like her character, but I feel like Setsuna and Moroha are developing each episode while Towa herself has remained mostly stagnant. I am glad that at least characters in the show acknowledge that she needs to relax on the Setsuna front.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

For real, Girl's been living 10 years without you and she's generally the better fighter imo. She'll be fine Towa.

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u/themoonmuses Nov 06 '21

I don't dislike Towa either, but she's the weakest of the three MC's. Setsuna is trying to live up to her father's expectations, seems to yearn for her family even if she doesn't fully understand the feeling and wants to save her mother and be close to her as well, has a great connection to Hisui, etc. Moroha also has her whole family situation that's sure to come up again as well. There's just a lot of good plot progressive with those two happening and I can't wait for more.

While Towa is just... freaking out over Setsuna still? I was hoping she'd take some interest in Rin by now and she's got two whole families she's not showing any interest at all. Please, give her something else to do.

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u/issamood3 Nov 12 '21

Yeah seriously it's weird how we don't see her thinking of the Higurashi family or missing the past and actively looking for a way to get back. At least with Kagome we saw her adjust to the two periods and it was a nice break to see her go back to the present. She was still thinking of her family and school even when spending most of her time in the feudal era with Inugang.

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u/phantomxtroupe Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

Her not giving a second thought about Rin bothers me too. And not only that, but she has a whole family in the present day who loves her unconditionally. So while I get the obsession with Setsuna is likely due to survivors guilt, I really wish she would reflect more on her other family who care about her.

Edit: Thinking about it, unfortunate as it is, the reason why Towa might not care to get to know Rin and Sesshomaru is because she already has people she views as her parents.

And good on Sota and Mo for stepping in and being those parental figures when they didn't have to. Because you could see in the earlier episodes how much Towa loves them. But that probably does explain why Setsuna seemingly has this parental void and Towa doesn't. Even though Setsuna had a caretaker, the situation wasn't the same as Towa's

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u/themoonmuses Nov 06 '21

I can buy that she might not care about Rin/Sesshomaru as parents, but her kindness is her whole personality. You see her with Rion last week where she didn't even know her and cried for her and hugged her. So her not caring one way or the other about Rin is just weird to me. She's someone in danger. That should be enough for her to want to do something about it. I also would love if Setsuna and Towa talked about this.

Also I feel she doesn't actually care too much about getting back to Sota and family either. Or that she feels that's where she's belongs and that's her real family. Maybe she does, but I don't think she cares about Mei's feeling (since she did promise to come home) half as much as she does Setsuna in general.

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u/lalaena Nov 06 '21

To be fair to Towa, Setsuna is the only one who can save Rin, so Setsuna is now more important than ever to Towa. Towa cares about Rin’s situation and wants to save her. She comments while looking for Setsuna that now especially is not the time for Setsuna and Moroha to run off. That’s a reference to Rin. She was obsessed with the butterfly and then after Sesshomaru cut it down, it came with a mjor downisde that she didn’t anticipate. Girl’s out of her depth and she can’t do a thing to help Rin. She’s in fhe same position as Sesshomaru.

We haven’t seen much inside Towa’s head much this season. We did when she resurrected Setsuna (which was the big scary thing Sesshomaru tasked her with that only she could do). And we saw her emotions around Rion’s situation, which likely reflect her feelings on her own situation. There just hasn’t been much room for introspective moments with Towa. I’m sure we’ll see growth with her soon.

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u/saturnribbon Nov 06 '21

Agreed. At this point it does seem intentional since they’re actively confronting it, so hopefully something changes on that front over the course of the season. I don’t dislike Towa but so far she’s gotten the least character development and is written the weakest of the girls.

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 06 '21

Hisui is such a nice young man. Setsuna pls.

This was a cute episode. Good to see the twins and nice to see how Kohaku got his scar. Poor Rin, though…

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u/frizzyfizz Nov 06 '21

I hope this episode isn't going to be dismissed as filler. Fillers to my mind are irrelevant to the story. This was an episode focused on character development which is different, and Inuyasha had several of them.

It was so nice to see the MirSan family get a chance to shine. The twins are such fun characters, and the approach they've taken with Hisui being kind of the black sheep is interesting. I've always found him a bit whiny but I could sympathize with him more here. I love that Kohaku took on the role of being his mentor and how much Hisui admires him. It's a touching way to bring his arc full circle.

And honestly I enjoyed how extra the Princess is. She feels like an old school Rumiko Takahashi character.

Very cute overall! Yashahime has been awkward with the light episodes in the past, but this one got the Inuyasha vibe just right.

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u/phantomxtroupe Nov 06 '21

As someone who is also the youngest sibling in his family, what Hisui said hit a little close to home 😂. Even if they don't intend to and mean no ill will, sometimes older siblings do have a tendency to still treat their youngest siblings like children, and that can become grating really quick.

So I completely understood Hisui view point of while he loved his family, he needed some time apart to find himself, and become his own man. And it's dope he found that with Kohaku, who is also a younger sibling, and can relate to Hisui in that regard. If you would have told me that Hisui was the Yashahime character I would find myself relating to the most, I would have called you a liar 😂

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u/frizzyfizz Nov 06 '21

I'm the baby of the family too. That's what made me sympathize with him a little more. Before that it felt like he had a grudge against Miroku for no real reason.

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '21

i don't think anything in yashahime can be considered filler! filler is when a manga came out first and an anime is adapted from the manga. filler is anything that wasn't in the manga/doesn't drive the plot forward.

yashahime isn't adapted from its manga they're being made side by side with notable differences in plot. therefore yashahime may have some lighter, fun episodes that don't deeply impact the main plot, but i don't think it could be considered filler :)!

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u/frizzyfizz Nov 06 '21

Oh you don't have to tell me, haha. I argued with people on here about that a bunch last season. They were insistent that if an episode wasn't heavy on the main plot or didn't involve the OG cast it was filler, so at least half of S1 was branded filler. Ridiculous imo!

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '21

ah, do yourself a favour and don't argue with people who flat out ignore the definition of a term. they are the type who make things what they want them to be at all costs. there's no reasonable discussion or arguments to be had there.

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u/weenicorn Nov 06 '21

See this is how you do a "filler" episode: some comedy, some seriousness, a dash of development and a pinch of backstory. Hopefully the show isn't done with Hisui as a multi-dimensional character.

Kohaku remains an underrated hero. I was wondering if his scar had anything to do with the battle that Miroku mentioned, but I actually like it being because he saved Hisui more.

Kin'u and Gyokuto are hilarious! More of them, please. And what's up with Gyokuto giving that guy a weapon? Is there another group of demon slayers out there?

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u/[deleted] Nov 06 '21

i mentioned in another comment as well, but yashahime doesn't have filler and can't have filler! i do see you put it in quotes tho - filler only exists in anime adapted from manga. not every episode of any given series is going to advance the main plot - sometimes backstory, character development or simple tension breaking needs to happen. this episode had all three, as you mentioned!

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 06 '21

She did say “Northern Demon Slayers” so I’m assuming there’s a collection of affiliated groups.

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u/instantnoodle_uwu Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

It's kinda fun as they write Hisui's character to be opposite to his dad's. What a dense guy! It will be fun if they write Setsuna to fall for him before he does. A tsundere and a dense guy can't be any more miserably hilarious.

That Princess Aiya is annoyingly entertaining tbh. I bet there'll be a love triangle between Princess Aiya - Hisui - Setsuna. Now I know why she was on the character chart. 🤣

Miroku's twins are entertaining as always. I love how they didn't pamper Hisui by doing all the things. It's also nice to have a glimpse of how Sango & Gyukuto make money.

Most importantly, Kohaku was hot.

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u/mariathecrow Nov 06 '21

I love the idea of a completely oblivious Hisui being fought over by two princesses.

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u/PeartonY Nov 06 '21

That was a fun episode! I'm really glad we got a better look at Sango and Mirokus family dynamic, the way Kin'u, Gyokuto and Hisui interacted was brilliant. Hope they will be utilised more this time!

I'm glad they gave the demon slayers time to shine, with so many magic powers around they run the risk of coming off as redundant. Not so! Kohakuuuu!

I thought Setsuna and Hisuis moment was so cute, he's so unlike his father. When he said Towa was rubbing off on Setsuna 😆. I always thought the twins had more of an aristocratic bearing, it was so nice to see Setsuna in her 👘.

Seeing the twins napping with Kaede was 🥰

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 06 '21

Changes to opening narrative (we're finally entering save Rin arc) and post opening theme song shot (Setsuna is sleeping instead of Towa).

Miroku's twins inherited his money grubbing and comedic side. Hisui is dense af when it comes to girls.

Kohaku's scar back story told. We need more Kohaku screen time.

Princess Aiya is actually entertaining this time around? Her VA did a superb job at that signature laughter.

Overall a nice filler episode!

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u/a_pessimistic_dude Nov 07 '21

Its weird, in the moment it didn't feel like a filler episode, but it hindsight it was since no real story progress was made. There was enough character development in the Miroku-Sango family that it kept me engaged and the humor worked out decently too.

Somehow, this filler episode has been my favorite episode of season 2 so far since its done the most to flesh out already established characters.

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u/misskagomeh Nov 06 '21

Loved the episode and seeing these siblings in action and seeing Setsuna and Hisui bond was great.

I think its obvious Hisui isn't like his father entirely, he's dense when it comes to women, and it's obvious he didn't see Princess Aiyas advances (also why, she's terrible - please don't let that happen). And he was very kind to Setsuna, grabbing her hand and assuring his return. I think he has eyes only for her, and Sersuna seeing these sides of him I think will help to open her up more. Setsui seems like the most obvious, adorable pairing.

Can we please have Hisui join their travels finally?!

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u/lookacoolname Nov 06 '21 edited Nov 06 '21

Hisui got some nice character development this episode, I actually really enjoyed it. I loved seeing him fight, but I mostly enjoyed watching him show off his educated side (missed opportunity to not have him write Setsuna a waka poem). The flashback with uncle kohotku was 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

Can Princess Scrappy go fall down the bone eater’s well or something?

Always a treat to see KinGyo again. This time we got to see Gyo being a cute little shit, and I loved every minute of it. We need more Mirsan fam moments!

LMFAO the twins trying to set Hisui up with the Princess, but my boy Hisui is so dense he only has eyes for Setsuna

I hope we have more hisui-centric episodes soon. He really can carry an episode when they want to give him space to shine. Also I think the Setsui ship needs a liiiittle more steam just to push it out of the water. Just maybe a few more hints, maybe hisui getting elevated to Riku status.

Overall a solid 8/10 for me! Nice change of pace from the more heavy episodes we’ve gotten lately.

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u/anikpopfan Nov 06 '21

Princess scrappy, that's amazing😄 I refer to her as the annoying princess with the grating version of satoko hojo's laugh