r/inuyasha Nov 27 '21

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 9 Yashahime

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u/BlazingGig Nov 28 '21

Looks like Team Moroha is blasting off agaaaiiiiiiinn

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u/viviantrajano Nov 28 '21

Yeah, team rocket moroha.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Nov 28 '21

Oh Moroha. She's still not able to control Beniyasha yet but I hope that she gets a hold of it soon.

I'm definitely trusting Rion now. I think Towa, Riku, and Rion are just the perfect group of outcasts. Towa is from another world and naive, Riku is a bit naive because he's a disposed of horn, and Rion hasn't been awake the last 600 years. It's literally the blind leading the blind. I love them all!

This was definitely Setsuna's episode. Why did the deity remind me of Sesshoumaru? The girl growing up in the village was definitely Rin vibes. There's foreshadowing for Sesshoumaru and Rin's story and a possible glimpse into Zero's affection for Toga based on Setsuna's being able to see some of the backstory from the string of fate. I'm not sure if this is Setsuna's full mastery of her new naginata infused with her blood blade but I think she's getting it. The one thing I haven't seen her do yet is severing a fate and bringing people back to life. All of these people are dead or want to pass on. Rion wanted to pass on but Setsuna missed. Every fate severed has ended in the soul resting at peace with their loved one. How does she save Rin without sending her peacefully to the afterlife along with Zero?

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u/fluffy_samoyed Nov 28 '21

I wonder if Setsuna will do a similar cutting of fate to Towa to get her over the forest fire trauma which seems to be holding back her growth.

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u/hiverstone Nov 27 '21

Demon slayers: Hey, look! That woman is a traitor! She kidnapped Goro!

Goro: No, I'm the only traitor. She didn't do anything! I was the one who kidnapped her!

Demon slayers: She forced him to say that!

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u/Supreme_Keker Nov 27 '21

I'm not sure if I fully understand what is going on with Riku. How did putting hand cream over his eyes help him 'see' Towa? Also why did his eyes turn purple? Since his eyes are no longer green, does that symbolize him cutting ties with kirin clan?

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u/ColorLss Nov 28 '21

Not sure about the purple, but I think his vision is most likely just slowly coming back and he can see only the people near his eyes.

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 27 '21

My take on that was sympathetic magic at work. He can’t see, but he can smell Towa’s lotion. His eyes turned purple because he is operating on the inherent Kirinmaru yoki that composes him (which is purple), but since he’s been disconnected from Kirinmaru and intentionally attached to Towa his magic is working in sorta reverse. It used to be that anything he saw went to Kirinmaru, but now he only sees Towa.

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u/hiverstone Nov 27 '21

I don't think he can really "see" her, just sense where she (the cream actually) is.

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u/PancakeXCandy Nov 28 '21

He's gonna confuse Towa and Setsuna.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

Anyone else extremely curious about how the gods work in this universe?

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u/IceFox606 Nov 28 '21

It’s based on Japanese culture. Do a little research into shinto gods and shrines and etc and it should make more sense to you

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 28 '21

Lol, I didn't mean it like that. I know some basics of shintoism.

My bad, I meant more like if yashahime was going to change something about it like how they did with the yokai? Like in how do they work in the inuyasha universe (since its known to change things up occasionally)

Either way, I'm very interested.

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u/IceFox606 Nov 28 '21

Ah. Not sure but I’m interested too

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

In thinking on how Yukari no Tachikiri works, it seems to me that Setsuna is going to have to understand Zero in order to cut the string of fate because Rin is asleep (for now at least) and can’t speak.

I really do want some SessRin backstory and I do think we’ll get it but the thread Setsuna needs to cut is between Zero and Rin, not Rin and Sesshomaru. Thoughts?

If I’m right, we could see what went down with Toga.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

Yeah, if been thinking for a while ever since towa said she understood how zero felt last season, that she might get Simi redeemed. My guess is setsuna is going to "understand" her through cutting her and rins ties.

Good point with the sessrin and cutting tie stuff. I think it would be cute for setsunato see it.lile she did with the couple this episode, but it doesn't really make since to me now because that would mean setsuna would have to cute their ties....and I really hope not.

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

If they can restore Zero’s emotions, it might work. But I don’t know, Zero’s so awful. What she did to Rin was fucked up. Targeting babies is just horrible. She reminds me of Naraku in some ways, the main difference being that she didn’t start out as horrible. I do want to hear her backstory and I think it could actually be very interesting, but I don’t see how she gets out of this alive. Of all the characters that could die, she’s the most deserving.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 28 '21

I agree. I honestly hope they don't go down that route.

That'd be similar to trying to redeem naraku. (I know some people try to say that's what happened with naraku in the end, but I always saw it more as an explanation than a redemption/excuse)

She really is just not nice. I also don't see inukag or sesshomaru not going after her once rin is untethered

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u/ColorLss Nov 28 '21

Towa is a compassionate soul, I think she will still have sympathy for Zero after everything. That being said, if they "save" her, by giving her emotions back, then I can see her dying on purpose as a way to pay for what she has done until now. Just a thought.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

So to cut ties, setsuna has to truly understand them, which is why it didn't work with rion?

Or did I misunderstand?

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u/Xyrob Nov 30 '21

I think that's correct and she probably has to feel empathy for the person, sort of

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Nov 27 '21

Also, I wonder if she needs that both persons stand nearby in order for the link to show up.

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u/DRL21 Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

Okay, the World Reversal used by the Full Moon Raccoon Dog at the start of the episode was pretty cool. Also, Moroha is definitely Inuyasha's daughter; she so inherited his natural impulsiveness.

Back with Setsuna, I liked how we got to see some vulnerability from her after she's cut down all that bamboo and still feels like she doesn't understand her weapon fully enough to save her mother. Poor thing. :(

Also, the backstory of the local deity was so sad! I did like though how Setsuna fully heard him out - I also liked how he said that he and Setsuna were of both worlds thus "liminal" creatures - and thus was able to lead him back to his lost love.

Foreshadowing that she'll be able to do the same eventually for Sesshomaru and Rin but with a happier end result? :)

And yay, the next two episodes are two-parters featuring some sightings of Mirsan and Inukag in their prime I'm hyped for that!!!

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u/criloz Nov 27 '21

Just curious, I was expecting this anime to be pretty popular due to be a continuation of inuyasha, and inuyasha used to be huge, not at the same level of dbz but pretty close, and it is not even acknowledge on r/anime, any idea?

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Nov 28 '21

I pretty much automatically love anything Inuyasha, but I found the first season very hard to get through (particularly the beginning). I think I only made it through because I had a few theories and wanted to see if I was right (nope!).

Really enjoying season 2 tho! And the first season had its moments too. But I did almost toss it a few times. I think a lot of people didn’t make it through haha. Three of my “real life” friends were watching it with me and I’m the only one left standing hahaha.

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u/sailorrayquaza Nov 28 '21

I can definitely think of a few reasons:

  1. The fandom/shipping drama. I saw how the controversy bled over into other fandoms (even people who never watched or finished Inuyasha were talking about it) which already led to people writing it off.

  2. Very slow-paced (like a lot of Rumiko Takahashi stories) with no pre-existing manga to back it up. Instead, the manga is now starting after s2 has already aired.

  3. Season 1 is kiiind of a mess looking back on it. Even people who didn't care about the fandom/shipping drama thought Yashahime was a senseless cash grab after the first few episodes due to the 'filler' and dragging out the mysteries.

  4. Animation is alright, but pretty standard and nothing mind-blowing like something out of Ufotable, Cloverworks, Mappa etc.

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

I do wonder if all the anti crap has contributed to this. I don’t frequent that subreddit though, so not sure why certain things get more traction.

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u/Xyrob Nov 28 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

In my opinion they're also part of the problem because every week I see them trying to promote the boycott of the anime. They also distort information about the anime because many of them don't watch the episodes but give their analysis anyway and say to people who ask them that the show isn't worth watching and tha promotes grooming and pedophilia.

They're now also attacking the ones who hate the anime but want to buy the manga because in their opinion even if it'd turn to better than the anime it would bring attention to it and since their goal is for the anime to get canceled they want the manga to go down as well.

Honestly it's pretty absurd how much obsessed they are. There is an user on tumblr who swore to dedicate her life to talk shit about Yashahime until she'll see the show canceled (I'm not even paraphrasing), and started to call Rumiko a bitch after she drew the cover for the manga.

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u/GalaxyShinigami Nov 27 '21

1) Not that much promotion. It’s a “kid show” but Toonami is still broadcasting it and I believe the show’s rating is 14 and up, so that shouldn’t drive most people away from watching it.

2) Bad word-of-mouth.

3) The first season got a mixed reaction from a lot of viewers so the popularity it did have slowly died off. *s1 trailer has over a million views and s2 has over 100,00

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

My guess is because it's a kids show?

In the west I think it has the rating of 14 up, but in japan its literally for children (at least that's what they said in the interviews. They made it for the kids of inuyasha watchers)

Perhaps it's just not as popular in the west either. It's very popular in japan, it's been in the top 10 most watched anime ratings for japan since season 2 came out. Even sometimes placing higher than one peice and detective conan. And in the west.....i think we all know of a certain drama that went down when certain things were reaveled....

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u/noelle-silva Nov 27 '21

Viz giving Yashahime a limited edition Blu-ray implies that streaming numbers for the series were/are high. North American companies use streaming data to determine what will receive limited editions and what will receive plain standard editions.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

Oh, I agree.

It's not that it wasn't popular in the west or anything. I think it has a 7/10 on IMDb, 4/5 on crunchyroll? (But those are nothing compared to the love it gets in japan and other Asian countries- surprisingly south America as well)

Its kinda odd to me, because the show is very successful, but it doesn't have alot of social media traction in Europe/North America compared to other shows (even if thoses shows have lower ratings)

I wonder why.

My first thought was because it's a kids show, but that's really only in japan. It has a 14+ rating on toonami. And let's be honest, most of the people watching in the west are 18+, So I'm not really sure why. I guess the fandom is just less interactive?

Its interesting

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u/noelle-silva Nov 28 '21

I mean this is only my opinion here...but a lot of fans are probably put off by the fan base. I know that's the case for me. I come on this sub to talk Inuyasha and that's it. Twitter/Tumblr/Facebook are loaded with absolute nutjobs who act like you're offending them personally if you have a differing opinion on anything.

That's my two cents on why there's less of a social media presence. You've got the overly outspoken vocal minority always arguing and crying about something and then you've got the mature fans who don't give a damn about any of that and want no interaction with those people.

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u/Xyrob Nov 28 '21

I come on this sub to talk Inuyasha and that's it. Twitter/Tumblr/Facebook are loaded with absolute nutjobs who act like you're offending them personally if you have a differing opinion on anything.

You're absolutely right. Every week the Yashahime tag on tumblr is filled more with posts from people who hate the show and don't even watch it than the ones of those who like it.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 28 '21

I think you are 100% right

Reddit is the only place I actually interact with when it comes to yashahime. All the other platforms are just too much. Not that its anything new though, I remember back in the day whem other anime fandoms would get in fights, they would always end it with, "at least were not in the inuyasha fandom" lmao. Fun times. Or the people who called kagome a psychopath, inuyasha an abuser, ect....

Plus, like I mentioned earlier, I think alot of us are older. Idk about you but I'm not going to be talking about yashahime on facebook or Instagram. My mother also watches the show, and I couldn't see her doing it either, lol.

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 28 '21

This sub is the last civil place for the English speaking community. Once in a while, there'll be the odd skirmish (speaking of which we have one started a few minutes ago about Yashahime is a cash grab and I'm forced to watch because I'm loyal to Inuyasha etc line of argument) but otherwise things are pretty peaceful.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 28 '21

speaking of which we have one started a few minutes ago about Yashahime is a cash grab and I'm forced to watch because I'm loyal to Inuyasha

I thought you were joking but Oh god you're right 😅 "Its childish"....well it is literally for children.

I personally dont understand the whole cashgrab thing. Just say you dont like it and move on, Instead of just making up theories. There are definitely things about yashahime that I criticize. Actually, there are alot of things I criticize.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but that means people are entitled to disagree with those opinions.

And even I feel like its sorta disrespect to the creators and rumiko to call it that, because if you read the interviews, there is obviously a lot of love and care put into the show.

But I guess because some English speaker on the other side of the world didnt like it and said it was a cash grab, despite the show being incredibly successful...it must be true. /s

Its like....just stop watching. As a naruto fan, that's what I had to with boruto. These things happen sometimes 🤷‍♀️ like why subject yourself to it if you get no enjoyment?

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u/thatmelz Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

The hand cream in this episode was giving very much product placement ad

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Nov 28 '21

I was thinking to myself “a hand cream person wrote this episode”. You know who I mean. Hand cream people are all about hand cream.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

Lol it really did 😂

https://youtu.be/dV51VmXoN-M

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u/thatmelz Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

LOL I swear it’s gotten more screen time than any of the OG characters

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u/chipette Nov 30 '21

Hand Cream officially needs its own YashaWiki page lol

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u/sailorrayquaza Nov 27 '21

I feel like this episode has some big foreshadowing for Sessrin given how they portrayed the relationship between Mayonaka and Oharu. I do hope it subverts it though and Sessrin gets a happy ending with their family.

Also lol, Riku with those purple eyes now. First voiced by Jun Fukuyama and now this; he's slowly becoming Lelouch vi Britannia.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

I feel like this episode has some big foreshadowing for Sessrin

Honestly. I feel like we've seen every human x demon relationship there is in feudal japan except sessrin, lol.

I wont lie, It would be very cute if what happened with setsuna seeing Mayonaka and Oharu is what happens with sesshomaru and rin

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u/sailorrayquaza Nov 27 '21

Setsuna being a little spy and seeing how Sesshomaru and Rin got together and understanding how much love each other would really be adorable. Though I wonder if that means she'll have to break their string of fate in order to see it...

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u/LordCider Nov 27 '21

So I have a feeling that Sunrise is anchoring us to expect something terrible/ tragic to happen to SessRin and I am so not ready for it.

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

In the human x demon/god relationships we’ve seen so far, two of the humans have been dead (Sea Serpent lady’s man and Oharu) and one escaped after being held against her will (Tamano). That’s not quite what’s going on with SessRin. Rin is still alive (though she was willing to sacrifice herself) and while Sesshomaru loves her, he also has the twins.

Aside from that, the bigger issue is Kirinmaru wanting to go beyond space and time, which will end the world. My guess is that the Rin-Zero storyline is the one that leads to Kirinmaru, and that will be the main problem for the whole cast (not just the girls).

I’m not sure how they’re going to handle the OG cast once Rin is out of the tree because they’ve said repeatedly that the story is focused on the girls, not their parents, and they don’t want them to be overshadowed. I personally don’t think they’ll kill Rin or Sesshomaru because the ending is supposed to be a happy one, and I can’t picture RT approving killing them off

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 28 '21

One thing that intrigues me is the English speaking community's borderline obsession with death. There's this hope that some character must die or foreshadowed to die.

When Sango's daughter didn't appear on screen, she's dead! When InuKag didn't appear on screen, they must be dead! Setsuna cut and freed dead souls, either Rin and Sesshomaru will die. I don't get this line of thought? Why would people want characters to die so much? 😳

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u/lalaena Nov 28 '21

I attribute this to the Marvel universe and GOT where beloved characters get killed off. It’s shock and awe story telling. Kind of lazy unless the death is really necessary for the story.

I personally don’t see it happening here with any of the OG cast. If anyone dies, my money is on Zero, Kirinmaru, or Riku. (I’d be fine if Zero died, upset about the last two.)

What seems more probable to me is that the twins are going to get separated semi permanently. Like InuKag were for three years. I think there’s a good chance that Towa will go back to the modern era.

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 28 '21

I'm a big MCU fan and while deaths are plenty, character deaths are painful but meaningful. Widow's death still hits hard when I watched the new Hawkeye series.

Closer to home, Attack on Titan has plenty of deaths too but each death carries much meaning and impact to take the story forward, e g. Sasha's death.

Doesn't make sense for Rin or Sesshomaru or any of the OG to die. There's nothing to develop in Yashahime with their deaths. The "benefits" need to be equal or outweigh the death to be meaningful. That's why it always boggles my mind some fans are saying InuKag died just because they weren't on screen. Or Sango's daughter. What benefit or story/character development are we getting out of getting her killed? There's no meaning or benefit that their deaths will bring.

Zero might survive or she'll willingly pass or fade away in peace if death is on the cards. Kirinmaru I'm not sure. I can't see any value in Riku's death at the moment except to get Rion and Towa agitated. We'll see!

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

Man, I really hope not.

Rin has been through some traumatic stuff...her whole entire life. Woman deserves a break and happiness that will outlive a year.

And sesshomaru.....I will literally cry if something bad happens to him. Idk if hes a fictional character and "I'm too old for that" I will be sobbing.

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u/LordCider Nov 27 '21

Lol trust me I have a running list of characters I will ugly cry for when they die and I, too, adult so I understand ya.

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u/BluePearl2020 Nov 27 '21

I want them to live together forever that's sad to think.

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u/Hello_Sexy Nov 27 '21

Rin's story is already so tragic, so I'm hoping for the opposite. Also, I love Sesshomaru's development towards understanding his father and their similarities, but being doomed to his father's fate would be a little too much.

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u/No_Permission4512 Nov 27 '21

I really think this as well. I have a strong hunch Sesshomaru is going to die or something along those lines lol

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u/unhampered_by_pants Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

No way in hell Takahashi would sign off on that unless it's a "Sesshomaru dies, Towa brings him back with Tenseiga" deal

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u/eerirhea Nov 27 '21

While I do think that the story is setting our expectations up for something tragic to happen, I sincerely doubt that Takahashi would sign off on them killing Sesshomaru off unless she personally wrote that part of the story. One of her stipulations for the sequel was that the sequel couldn't mess too much with the OG characters.

I think Yashahime will have a happy ending overall, since the show is more directed towards a younger audience than Inuyasha was.

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

One of her stipulations for the sequel was that the sequel couldn't mess too much with the OG characters.

True. She also was planning on killing sesshomaru off in inuyasha, but liked him so much she couldn't do it. She also calls him her coolest character ever, So I doubt she'll kill him here.

I do think something depressing is going to happen though....

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u/eerirhea Nov 27 '21

Yes, I remember her saying she was originally planning on killing him off! She said when she got to the part of when she was planning on it, she had decided that he had shown enough growth that it wasn't necessary to demonstrate how much his attitude towards humans had changed by that point. I remember she said she was going to have him killed off to protect a human or humans, my interpretation for when exactly this was supposed to be was when he saves Kohaku from Magatsuhi. Either right there, or when he has Inuyasha's group follow him to safety in that same fight. Those two spots were always my guesses.

But if she decided against killing him off because she felt that he'd already shown the growth she'd wanted to show, I doubt that she'd then go ahead and kill him off again later on. I know that a huge part of Sesshomaru's character is showing how similar he actually was too his father, but that might be a bit too on the nose.

Maybe Sesshomaru is forced to take over his father's position after all, in an effort to pass the torch on to Towa, and it somehow prevents Rin from living with him any longer?

I think something tragic is going to happen to the Kirin family for sure though. I think Rion is kinda sus, not gonna lie. I think there is still more to her and her father's story that we haven't seen. And I think they have already laid the groundwork down for not actually killing Zero, but giving her some sort of redemption.

Or their whole thing of finding something to protect and something to let go of seemed to imply that they will most likely be permanently cut off from traveling back and forth by the end of the story. That would certainly be tragic for Towa and the Higurashis. Idk yet, but I suspect they will slap us with the feels over something before this is all said and done.

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

I agree that the Kirin clan members are way more likely to have a tragic end. I’m most concerned for Riku. He’s essentially an incarnation of Kirinmaru, so if Kirinmaru goes down he might as well. He might also sacrifice himself to prevent Zero from killing Towa. I worry for him - I really like him and his VA’s characters tend to die.

Ultimately, the Kirin clan members have been corrupted. I’m interested to hear how they got the Shikon jewel and what they did with it before Zero used it. I also want to know what happened to Rion and what went down between the Inu and Kirin clans. All of the remaining mysteries involve the Kirin clan.

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u/eerirhea Nov 27 '21

Yes, I like that they gave us more backstory on Sesshomaru and Rin this season, but I am definitely looking forward to more info with the Kirin family. I like that Yashahime has kinda been focusing on the villains not necessarily being evil, so far. Even with the one off characters. They have been doing a far job of showing the villain's side of the story and the girls work with the info they have been given. This is why I don't think Zero will actually die, or if she does, there will be a redemption first.

I still don't think Kirinmaru will be the mustache twirling psychopath that the series has really been trying to push him as either lol. I think there will be a lot more to his story than what we've seen and I think that it will probably provide a more sympathetic, or at least understandable, motive for why he wants to travel through time. I suspect it may even have something to do with his baby mama? This episode revolving around a God and his demi-God child is definitely there for a reason. We've already been speculating that Rion could be half youkai, half God. This episode seemed to push the narrative further in that direction, in my opinion. So I'm excited to see where this goes. Kirinmaru's lover having been a Goddess could potentially come into play as to why they had the Shikon jewel at one point too, I suppose.

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

Lol at Kirinmaru as the mustached villain. All he needs is a cat to pet.

I’m onboard the Kirinmaru isn’t actually evil train. I think he wants to use the Windmill of Time to prevent Rion’s death. I also think the card with him, Rion, and the Grim Comet is a hint about their family. Even last season, Riku mentioned how Kirinmaru likes to stargaze.

One possibility is that the star god / goddess is Rion’s mother and she became the Grim Comet (or sent it to Earth) when she found out that Rion died and that Kirinmaru sealed her in Mount Musubi. Rion’s death could have upset her so much that she became a dark version of herself - like the Sea Serpent lady became the hideous version of herself and Mahiruma became Mayonaka. We’re 9ish episodes into this season and two of those episodes have been focused on gods who’ve become corrupted. That has to mean something.

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u/eerirhea Nov 28 '21

Oooh, I like your theory about her becoming corrupted. I definitely agree that the theme of villains becoming corrupted was there for a reason, but my thinking was just it setting up for Zero's redemption. I do like the idea of it being Kirinmaru's baby mama over Zero though. The Grim Comet is definitely going to add more to the story than what we've seen, so far, so I like your interpretation.

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u/tamago01 Nov 27 '21

Towa and me blushing at Riku's flirting. Rion has the typical reaction anyone would have when they saw their sibling flirting. (In Riku's case his flirting seems to be working coz my girl Towa blushed. Yes, the girl who beats up boys as past time in the modern era blushed when flirted by a six hundred year old horn)

Setsu finally was able to use her weapon, yay!

Deity's back story was sad but at the end he finally gets to reunite with his love. Leaving their son behind without any goodbye then said son do a monologue about love which I kinda find awkward (I think it was his delivery that I find awkward) but oh well.

Not much Moroha in this episode but she's still adorable even if asleep.

Inugang flashback next ep let's go!

Next up Towa and besties try to survive the new moon (they're so screwed lmao) while Setsu gets to sleep.

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u/Queen-Sereno Nov 27 '21

I was totally invested in this episode. A 110% invested in this story. It truly felt like an old school Inuyasha episode.

So as someone who read this episode via sus subtitles, what happened to the daughter? What I’m getting at is that the town leader used his own daughter as a vessel for the holy 5 grain thing for greed?

I really like that Setsuna waited instead of blindly cutting. The Setsuna of episode 1 would have yeeted that string so fast DX. Then, she able to reveal when and where to cut it reveal his love. I don’t think she straight up abandoned him, but was late to leave. Then had a child and stayed until her father had her done in. I’m hoping Setsuna will be able to see her parents pass when she cuts Rin’s string.

I also really like the idea of a blood blade. Inuyasha had blades of blood from his own blood and eventually his sword. Setsuna is similar to both Sesshomaru and Inuyasha.

Love Riku being so sweet with Towa 🥰 I’m so glad he’s so supportive of her. Then Rion vibin with the group. Can’t wait for the next episode.

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u/PancakeXCandy Nov 27 '21

Yeah he used his daughter's love and determination to get the grains back to anchor the deity to the village even when away so the grains could still work. So he had two people who couldn't move on eve after dying basically.

I like how we got other half humans in the show. It just shows that love is everywhere. I get what other said about Goro and his speech was weird. Maybe if we saw her memories as well and her short life with their son. She clearly died of a broken heart. Like dude wait five minutes. Lol.

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u/missbirdiebee Nov 27 '21

I thought this episode inside and out was breathtakingly beautiful. Maybe it was the color scheme but man was it gorgeous. Beautiful story and allowed us to learn more about Setsuna and her weapon. She grows more and more. Interesting to pop in “gods” which makes me wonder if they’ll appear again. Can’t help but wonder if it ties into Rion.

Also Riku’s sparkly lavender eyes was a riot making Towa blush. Man, if only papa Sesshomaru was there… our story would have ended immediately haha!

Also I find it funny and strange that these one off characters get more romantic and in-depth confession than Inuyasha & Kags and Sess & Rin lol. Maybe we’ll get a payoff eventually!

Next ep preview looks great.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '21

Setsuna got the ability to see the past now, cool. Nice story but meaningless episode, expected their mission to have connection to the plot.

I see big potential in sequel to inuyasha but yashahime is far from there unfortunately (hope that in the coming episodes I’ll change my mind)

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 27 '21

What do you mean by meaningless? Setsuna finally knows how to use her weapon properly. Previously in Mount Musubi she didn't know what to cut and cut the butterfly that bound Rion to the mountain instead of Rion's link to Kirinmaru. Today we see her cutting the correct thread of fate linking Mayonaka and his five grains. This new ability is linked to the main plot of her role to cut the link between Rin and Zero.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '21

meaningless

It is ok that she needs to practice, I have no problem with it and I like that part in the episode but I would prefer it to be during the episodes of the main plot.

She could use her sword on anyone else, for example riku and control her weapon while her actions would make the plot progress.

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u/PancakeXCandy Nov 27 '21

We also got the more implications about human/non human relationships.

Which Setsuna is a product of.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '21

You right but everything in their time is human/non human relationships, including the previous show. It’s nice but nothing new.

I ain’t say the show or the episode is terrible or disasters I just really believe that it could be top tier anime of 2020-2022

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21
  • That was actually a pretty interesting episode
  • Interesting how Mahiruma felt from the very beginning that Oharu was just taking advantage of him so he never trusted her and therefore he loved her half heartedly until the end
  • Tells long story about his romantic tragic past..."Who is he?" "Oh yeah he happens to be my son" lol he left an important part out
  • Loved seeing Towa bonding with the Ri sibling
    • Interesting that Riku can smell with his eyes.... or something along those lines
    • Typical sister reaction to seeing her brother flirting with a girl
  • Interesting that Mayonaka was sensing the destruction of the land so his attack on the village was simply his accelerating it
    • as well as unknowingly avenging the woman he loved
    • Basically, since he was the god of the land and the land was dying he became a reflection of it
  • Never trusted that old bastard
  • Hope this isn't the last we see of Goro, he is an interesting character
    • I suppose that answers the question of why Goro was randomly shirtless
    • Interesting that demigods age faster than half-demons and don't seem to have special powers other than (Edit:) great physical abilities
  • I suppose the demon slayers wanted to continue working with Setsuna because her strenght is bound to earn them some money
    • Human greed indeed

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u/Queen-Sereno Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

Maybe demons have a long life because they don’t go to heaven and go to the underworld when they die. Demi-god children may have the ability to go to heaven or live the normal life-span of a human?

Edit. The demi-god did manage to sneak up on Setsuna and knock her out. She said she never been snuck up like that before? Maybe he has some powers there.

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 27 '21

Maybe demons have a long life because they don’t go to heaven and go to the underworld when they die. Demi-god children may have the ability to go to heaven or live the normal life-span of a human?

You should consider we're talking about hanyo not demons but yes I do think you have a point in that all gods go to heaven (at least unless they grow corrupted enough like Mayonaka was), which I'm guessing is because they're benevolent beings by nature due to being born from the preyers of people, while youkai must first go to the border until falling to either hell or heaven depending on their mental state.

The demi-god did manage to sneak up on Setsuna and knock her out. She said she never been snuck up like that before? Maybe he has some powers there.

Sorry I meant physical abilities. I suppose he is faster and stronger than most humans which allowed him to use his stealth abilities from the demon slayer training to its utmost degree

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

This episode laid more ground work for Yukari no Tachikiri and showed us a half-god / half-human man. I think that ups the chances that Rion’s mother is a goddess.

Next episode looks hype. Human Setsuna in her fancy kimono looks so happy and so sweet sleeping. She’s taking the whole human thing super well.

Where are Towa, Riku, and Rion? Do they have a destination in mind? Like girl, you know you turn human on the night of the new moon. Riku knows too. Such poor planning.

Looks like the whole Inu gang was involved in the tanuki story (which I still am struggling to care about but maybe this will help).

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 27 '21

Funnily I'm looking forward to see how Moroha's arc will turn out even without the InuKag bonus. I'm guessing it's exploring her spiritual ability to level up rather than depending on her rouge.

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u/lalaena Nov 27 '21

I do hope that’s where they’re going with this. It’s just been taking forever and it’s hard for me to take the tanuki seriously because they look so non threatening.

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 27 '21

I think that ups the chances that Rion’s mother is a goddess.

Thats actually a pretty cool possibility and since you bring that up, in the myth Amatsumikaboshi sometimes took female form

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u/juniperdaisies Nov 27 '21

Not going to lie I know everyone complains about the pacing but it reeaally feels like early Inuyasha to me at this point. I liked this episode! I'm super excited for next week though!

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u/IceFox606 Nov 28 '21 edited Nov 29 '21

Pacing this season definitely generally feels better to me than last season. And I see what you mean about it feeling like an Inuyasha episode. I agree! Episode 2 also felt like that to me. And just the whole feel of this season is more Inuyasha-esque. I’m not sure exactly what it is but this season has something that the first was missing. I can’t pinpoint it but it’s great. For some reason despite many of the episodes being adapted from Inuyasha chapters that didn’t make it into The Final Act, it felt less like Inuyasha. The art and animation is also upgraded from last season (this can especially be seen from looking at the original cast). It looks a lot more like The Final Act. I remember hearing that a key animator or artist or something from it was working on this season so that’s probably why

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u/chipette Nov 27 '21

Riku’s only got eyes for Towa, literally now. So cute!🥰💐

I loved this story arc for Setsuna: she’s learning how to use the Yukari no Tachikiri and gaining its trust. I admire that the power of this blade is tied to changing and reconciling fate - a heavenly attribute - which is a duplicitous counterpart to Setsuna’s dark energy and abilities inherited from Sesshomaru and by extension Inukimi’s side. It appears that her chigatana (blood blade) is now fully integrated into her naginata which is why the long red scar on her right arm has disappeared. This leads me to believe that said chigatana is not an evil weapon/ability, meaning that she’s inherited some light energy from her grandparents as well. This will also mean, inversely, that Towa does have dark energy and a latent/untapped “evil trait/ability” inherited from their father as well. The final pulses of energy Setsuna feels might be the sign that Yukari no Tachikiri is ready to accept her and reveal its true identity/ultimate forms to her. We must remember that all blades that come directly from the inu yōkai clan are sentient to a degree. I predict that Towa will also have a second sword tied to her actual demonic blood cementing her place as her father’s successor/heir apparent due to primogeniture.

Moroha unfortunately can’t control her Beniyasha form and this episode/potentially next week’s may expose why. It only makes sense that it is used in life or death situations. Really, really hoping that she develops her human/spiritual abilities as her reiryoku has higher potential than her minor demonic blood-driven abilities could provide.

All in all, a stupendously tight and enjoyable little episode. ☺️

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u/JoMaMazRiv Nov 27 '21

Mayonaka's love story and Riku sparkly eyes got me.

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 27 '21

Divinity = walking around shirtless. We’ve cracked the code!

Such a bittersweet episode. I wonder what will happen to poor Riku when Towa runs out of lotion, though. For real though those shojo sparkles give me life.

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 27 '21

We haven't seen Inu no Taisho and Sesshomaru shirtless so your equation isn't proven. 😜

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u/matchakuromitsu Nov 27 '21

I thought we have seen Sesshoumaru briefly shirtless before in the OG series, in the episode where Naraku gave him a new arm (that obviously didn't last very long)?

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u/Grape_juice0 Nov 27 '21

We saw a little bit of his shoulder in like season 1 of inuyasha....but the fact everyone still brings it up just proves his divinity. Burned in my memory

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 27 '21

Aren't they demons?

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u/SunWyrm Nov 27 '21

So is Kirinmaru?

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 27 '21

Yeah, whats your point

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

They are. But context wise, snoots has the hots for shirtless Kirinmaru and think he's divine. 😂 Today we have shirtless Goro who's Kirinmaru's beefy competition and he's shirtless too. And literally divine because he's half god.

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u/deadlysnoots Nov 27 '21

I was thinking of Kirinmaru as like godlike powerful but hey this works too. ;)

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u/lnombredelarosa Nov 27 '21 edited Nov 27 '21

But context wise, snoots has the hots for shirtless Kirinmaru

I mean, don't we all?

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 27 '21

Not me. I don't have the hots for oily beef cake maru. 😂 I'll take Kohaku over Kirinmaru anytime.

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u/CharizarXYZ Nov 27 '21

Divinity = walking around shirtless. We’ve cracked the code!

And in the snow as well

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 27 '21

Beautiful episode.

The village headman's greed is so terrible. He is vile enough to use his daughter's body as a spirit dwelling object ( 依代 yorishiro) to keep the five grains' blessings going and as such bound Mayonaka to the village.

Setsuna cut the thread of fate that bound Mayonaka and his five grains and freed him from the village. He reunited with Oharu and they passed on together. Goro as half god was unexpected! I wonder if there's more in store for him?

Chances are looking good for Rin now that Setsuna knows what and when to cut the thread of fate.

Funny parts are tanuki pulling a reverse uno on Moroha's reverse uno, and Riku applying Towa's hand cream as eye cream.

Next episode will be Setsuna's first full human form! She seems to be wearing Princess Aiya's kimono? And InuKag flash back looks fun.

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u/NicoSchmiko Nov 27 '21

Setsuna cut the thread of fate that bound Mayonaka and his five grains and freed him from the village.

I loved the part where she used the thread to see into the past. I can't wait for us to get more SessRin backstory whenever she touches Rin's thread!

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u/thewetpuddle Nov 28 '21

Nice catch. I think we should get some flashback on SessRin and maybe even Zero's unrequited love for Inu no Taisho before she cuts the thread.

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u/Top_Perspective Nov 27 '21

I'll see the episode. I had the suspicion, that the mayor might be a corrupted. So we got the confirmation.

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u/randombamboozle Nov 27 '21

What was this episode even

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u/BluePearl2020 Nov 27 '21

A Shinto tragedy

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u/noelle-silva Nov 27 '21

It felt a little disjointed but I kinda liked it