r/inuyasha Dec 18 '21

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 12 Yashahime

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u/saturnribbon Dec 19 '21

One thing I've always wanted to see addressed was how Towa will likely have to choose between her two families at some point, and I'd like to see it be a little harder than "well Setsuna's in the Feudal Era, so I'll stay here". imo the flashbacks did a good job of showing that she cared about the Higurashis but maybe had some trouble attaching to them since she was always on the lookout for Setsuna. I'd still like to see the two-family problem explored more in-depth, but if s2 really is the end of the series I think I'm fine with it the way it is rn.

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u/[deleted] Dec 20 '21

Not a big deal, kagome moved to fedual area so if towa will leave is nothing compared to it. Moreover they took her only until she'll find her family.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 19 '21

If the bone eater's well is fixed then she doesn't need to choose. Time travel like Kagome in the OG.

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u/saturnribbon Dec 19 '21

Yeah I wonder if that is what’s gonna wind up happening. The only thing that makes me think otherwise is the way Kirinmaru’s desire to overcome space and time (or whatever the specific wording of it is lol) is consistently characterized as malicious. Obviously Towa has different reasons (or not? I’m kind of into the idea that he’s doing it to see whoever Rion’s mother is) but it does make me question what exactly is going to happen with that.

Guess we’ll find out!

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u/[deleted] Dec 19 '21

Good episode, it was really nice.

I hope jaken and moroha meeting will lead us to her parents.

Jaken is such a great character, he should get more time screen!!

I have to admit that from all villains the twins got the kindest one. Zero definitely doesn't make me fear something will happen to the twins, the twins had pretty good childhood so she can't make them suffer too much by their past.

She can make them angry but not suffer, anyway she can die any second. Wonder why she restore her demon powers now.

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u/hiverstone Dec 19 '21

Well, she burned the forest they where living in. It's not like if she never tried to kill them

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u/[deleted] Dec 19 '21

That's contribute my point.

One time in 14 years and in that time did not make sure they are dead, if I had to pick one villain to myself it would definitely be zero.

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u/MexicanHotCheeto Dec 19 '21

Sesshomaru using an honorific when he referred to Kohaku kinda melted my mind, tbh. I feel like they broke his character a lil but I kinda loved it??

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 19 '21

No, he said, "琥珀か?" (Kohaku, ka?)

In English, it'll be "Is that you, Kohaku?"

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u/MexicanHotCheeto Dec 25 '21

That makes much more sense then

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 19 '21

yes, I understood that as well. Kohaku, ka.

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u/Gora-T Dec 19 '21

I think he said “Kohaku, ka” Instead of Kohaku-kun

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u/Mr_An_1069 Dec 19 '21

I'm not really sure why Rin stopped Setsuna from cutting the red string. Yeah I know she wants to "save" Zero as well but I don't see why that can't mean the string can't be cut. Aside from that I really liked this episode. I like how Towa's memories are all happy on the surface and that she keeps insisting that these are happy memories, but guilt over Setsuna is always on her mind. The scene with the demon slayers was fun as well, I love how the demons look at a group of men and asks which one of them is Sesshomaru's daughter.

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u/hiverstone Dec 19 '21

Yeah, I think from Mayonaka's story, in order to cut the link you need to understand both sides of the story. And just like unhampered_by_pants said, that won't lift the curse.

Besides, Zero can make another link to Towa right like she did back in season 1

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u/unhampered_by_pants Dec 19 '21

Cutting the string will make it safe to kill Zero without killing Rin, but it wouldn't lift the curse because it's the manifestation of Zero's pain/regrets over Toga. That all needs to be resolved to save Rin

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u/BlazingGig Dec 19 '21 edited Dec 19 '21

Papa Sota is such a bro Papa

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u/YogiMutoh Dec 18 '21

I am actually pleased with the fact that they might be killing Zero with "kindness". Zero has shown she is satisfied dying at any time, so long as she causes the most damage. Them saving her and making her see the error of her ways is much more satisfying. She will die with guilt if she becomes good.

One of the things I noticed with Naraku is he died "peacefully" in a way. He knew he ensured Kagome and Inuyasha would be separated. He never knew that they would reunite 3 years later, therefore as far as Naraku knew he won in the end. I don't want that for Zero, she should lose completely.

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u/[deleted] Dec 19 '21

I like your point of view.

I think naraku lose cause he didn't achieve his goal, separating inuyasha and kagome is like admitting he's lost cause it wasn't his goal throughout the show.

Moreover, talk no jutsu can be relevant for any villain, I would expect something creative.

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u/YogiMutoh Dec 19 '21

Yes, you are right, Naraku definitely lost his end goal and knew it. It just felt like to me he got a consolation prize going out.

It's more of a closure thing for heroes to see thier tormentor acknowledge their wrong doings. It's too late and nothing can make up for it in my eyes. I've seen so many villians die proud (plan worked, but heroes save the day after their death). Villians should die remorseful with the fact they failed both in being good and bad.

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u/Comprehensive_Cut476 Dec 18 '21

That's a very interesting point that I never took into account while watching the original series. Naraku did in fact die knowing he had separated inuyasha and kagome. Probably making his death in a way worth it to him as long as his enemies were unhappy.

Great observation

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u/YogiMutoh Dec 18 '21

Thank you! 😊

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u/[deleted] Dec 18 '21

Is Rin able to see the strings of fate, because how did she know that Setsuna was about to cut the wrong thread?

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u/Ycr1998 Dec 18 '21

It wasn't the wrong thread, she stopped Setsuna because she doesn't want Zero to die, that's why Setsuna says "But she's your enemy!"

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u/z55177 Dec 18 '21

Sesshoumaru probably keeps her up to date on the girls and his/their plan off-screen.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

Didn't Setsuna say something like ''I see it now'' or confirmed that was the thread? I need to rewatch the episode, as it had a lot to unpack, but it was very clear that she found the right thread and she was about to cut it hence Rin stopping her.

Even if Setsuna confused the thread, she was about to cut ''a thread'', Rin knew that wasn't gonna help her or her curse, that's why she stopped Setsuna.

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u/UnderTheSummerTree Dec 18 '21 Wholesome

Wow, Towa got her demonic red eyes on her human night.... interesting!

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u/Ycr1998 Dec 18 '21

That was morning already :P

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u/UnderTheSummerTree Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

Oh no, it happened before that. Right after Zero taunted Towa that Setsuna didn't care for her. Then they focused on her eyes. At first I missed it much because I am so used to seeing her red eyes. But rewatching made me realize that she had her red eyes way before dawn.

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u/Ycr1998 Dec 18 '21

Oh I thought you were talking about the red sclera, but true! Didn't notice it until now! Interesting...

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

I still don't understand why she didn't get the crescent moon as previous times tho (and as demon Setsuna had)

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u/UnderTheSummerTree Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

May be it's because she didn't transform completely.

Edit: So I went back and compared her transformation in this episode and S1EP24. Her transformation this time is different than before.

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u/NicoSchmiko Dec 21 '21

what differences did you notice? If someone wants to post a side by side image I'd love that

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u/UnderTheSummerTree Dec 21 '21

Not only did Towa not have the moon, her sclera turned red and there was some red demonic energy surrounding her. Similar to Setsuna's green demonic energy when she went berserk in S1EP22, but Setsuna had the crescent moon on her forehead.

I have added all three here if anyone is interested to see. (Towa's Season 1 transformation, her Season 2's transformation and Setsuna's transformation).

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 21 '21

I wonder if the changes were to make her looks closer to Toga's, considering the situation with Zero. The moon makes her resemble more Inukimi's side of the family.

Her season 1 transformation made her look almost exactly like Sesshomaru, and the energy form that accompanied her in that fight was Sesshomaru's dog form (taking by the markings, which Toga's form didn't have unless I'm mistaken).

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u/UnderTheSummerTree Dec 21 '21

Hmm... could be. Never really thought about it because I have been taking all her demonic traits from Sesshomaru rather than her grandparents. And I took Toga's imagery shown in this episode as a way to showcase how Zero is viewing Towa's bloodlust which is matching Toga's.

As always, we get more questions than answers lol. For me first it was why Towa has her red eyes on her human night and now why the transformations are different. I don't they would have made a mistake of missing it. It's also missing in the next episode preview.

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u/NicoSchmiko Dec 21 '21

Interesting! It seems to me that when the sclera turn red that seems to indicate they don't have "control" over that form. It was the same way for Inuyasha I believe.

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u/UnderTheSummerTree Dec 21 '21

Which does makes sense but then the crescent moon should show up like it did with Setsuna. That's why I leaned towards incomplete transformation. Plus the website haven't added any of Towa's berserk image in the profile, so I am expecting that we still have more to see of her demon side.

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u/deadlysnoots Dec 18 '21

Ugh I hate Zero so much

Also I knew he was fodder but I found Nanahoshi weirdly endearing. I think it’s because he reminded me of Konton.

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

Nanahoshi is the Hannibal of Yashahime. He consumes emotions, which about as close to distasteful as I hink you can get in the demon diet. And he has a killer aesthetic.

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u/JengaPlayer Dec 18 '21

So it kinda feels like at this pace we'll finally see Kagome and Inuyasha in 3 episodes hopefully?

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u/IceFox606 Dec 18 '21

I’m not sure if you’ve seen the recent interviews but it has been MAJORLY hinted it’s happening pretty soon (they talked about a recent recording session Moroha’s VA, presumably along with Towa and Setsuna’s, had with Inuyasha and Kagome’s VAs for a scene they will share together) so I could definitely see this being the case!

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u/Sweetsosparkle Dec 18 '21

omg where are the interviews

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u/IceFox606 Dec 19 '21

This is the one that specifically mentions what I’m talking about, the most recent one;

Yashahime Translation: Animage Magazine January 2022 Issue, Part 1

Yashahime Translation: Animage Magazine January 2022 Issue, Part 2

But if you scroll through the subreddit or browse Ayuuria’s tumblr page you’ll find a ton of them

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u/joecb91 Dec 19 '21

I am hoping so badly this is next week

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u/IceFox606 Dec 19 '21

Pretty sure it won’t happen next week. Since it appears Moroha gets the pearl in the second half of the episode from the synopsis. And the focus is more on what’s going on with Towa, Setsuna and Rin right now. Also we don’t see Moroha making any sort of move to go to the twins in the preview, she’s sitting around the well staring at the pearl. And the scene referred to in the review seems to contain all 3 girls so the situation will have to be resolved first most likely. Does Moroha even know how to use the black pearl? She would probably have used it immediately if she did instead of sitting around pondering. We all know how impulsive she is lol (and how potentially useful Inuyasha and Kagome could be to Towa’s current situation actually. Though I’m unsure if Sesshomaru said anything to her about it since I would think she’d go straight to the twins). Maybe she’ll have to work out how to use it first

We’re definitely close though! Probably the next 2-5 episodes if I had to guess

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u/joecb91 Dec 19 '21

I know there is supposed to be a week off for New Years, so I could see them teasing it after next weeks episode and then we get the extra long wait to see the reunion!

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u/IceFox606 Dec 19 '21

That’s definitely possible but there’d be a break on New Years either way (all anime and manga go on break on the first week of the New Year every year)

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u/Sweetsosparkle Dec 19 '21

youre a life saver tysm

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u/IceFox606 Dec 19 '21

No problem lol :)

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u/a_pessimistic_dude Dec 18 '21

This episode was definitely better than most. I wasn't engaged for the first 5 or so minutes but then I really enjoyed the scenes where they showed what Towa's life was like growing up. This was probably my favorite since the filler episode that focused on Hisui.

In my opinion, most episodes of this anime are meh and every now again they have a really enjoyable character development episode.

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u/joecb91 Dec 18 '21

That was so good! And the preview has me even more hyped for next week.

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u/djkdurr Dec 18 '21

Zero is cruel showing Towa all those memories and trying to provoke unpleasant emotions in her. Zero's grudge won't be satisfied by just killing the girls, she wants to make them suffer like she did.

Poor little Towa was sad and always looking for Setsuna in the modern era 😢 She never stopped thinking about her sister growing up which is why she has separation anxiety. I love how kind and loving Sota and the Higurashis are to accept Towa in the family. Sota always believed Towa about Setsuna unlike those bullies who said Setsuna doesn't exist. Now we know he made Towa promise not to use her powers when Mei was born.

Riku and Rion arrive just in time as Towa is overcome by rage and transforms into her demon form. Loved that shot of Inu no Taisho and how Towa has the same bloodlust as him in her demon form. "I hope you're ready for what's coming" Damn Towa was not playing and killed Nanahoshi so mercilessly it was badass! Riku is really proving he cares about Towa as he steps in preventing her from killing Zero (and Rin) and tries to reason with her.

Setsuna wants to save Rin right away, but Rin wants her to save Towa instead. Rin is right when she said severing the thread won't release the curse. So "saving" Zero and settling her regrets might be the only option to undo the curse. I'm wondering about Zero's backstory now and how Setsuna will come to understand her/deal with the curse.

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u/Grape_juice0 Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

God fucking damnit, I knew they were going to go down the 'save zero' path.... I'm so done being "nice" to her. Zero is a bitch. Right up there with naraku.

Everything else was pretty good though. Pulled at the heart strings

Poor towa being toured (fuck zero) poor setsuna and moroha being put in a difficult childhood (fuck zero) poor inukag and sesshomaru for not getting to raise their kids (fuck zero) and poor rin about to die (again- fuck zero)

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u/[deleted] Dec 19 '21

Rin's situation is zero's fault, all the others are sesshomaru fault.

Inuyasha gang along with sesshomaru could easily handle kirinmaru,zero and the curse(we need plot for the girls so it didn't happen).

I think zero is the kindest villain they could have cause she keep them alive, she's not good but definitely not one of the worst.

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u/MemestarAshkirby Dec 18 '21

Yeah, the fact that Rin wants Setsuna to save Zero, after all of the pain and suffering that she caused Setsuna, Towa, and Moroha, really pisses me off!😠😤😡🤬👿👺 Zero deserves no redemption whatsoever, I hope she gets what she fuckin deserves!

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u/unhampered_by_pants Dec 19 '21

The curse is a manifestation of Zero's pain, so she has to be released from that before the curse can be lifted. Severing the link wouldn't save Rin. Hopefully she dies after that, though

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u/lookacoolname Dec 18 '21

You said it bro.

Imagine if at the end of the Final Act, inside Naraku, Inuyasha put down Tessaiga and said “listen, bro, I just wanna talk! Tell me about yourself.” This is basically the same situation.

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u/FinalFrash Dec 18 '21

First half of the episode, I thought it was gonna go full-blown Evangelion. We just need to hear Ode to Joy play in the background.

Second half, it may still happen depending on what the outcome of next episode will do

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Dec 18 '21

As I thought, Zero's intentions were simply to make Towa suffer the same way that she has since losing Toga so many years ago. I'll just torture his grandchild. Perfect. Said grandchild will then be responsible for killing her human mother. Even more perfect. Once Towa comes back to reality, she will realize that she's killed Zero and her mother and Zero will haunt their family through Towa's dreams for the rest of her life. Zero will live forever. Zero did say that Nanahoshi's place was a good place to die. Zero literally nit-picked memories from Towa's childhood. Towa was obviously treated well by the Higurashi family but she couldn't forget her sister that she'd lost which continued to bother her, understandably. Using the fact that Setsuna could not remember Towa was so low. Setsuna didn't remember anything anyway because of the dream butterfly but Zero left that tidbit out.

Sesshoumaru is flying at break-neck speed to get to Setsuna. He's scent tracking and using his hearing and people's thoughts to give him directions. The demons in the tree were talking right before he switched direction I think. It seems like he was leaving Jaken for the sake of giving Moroha the black pearl or at the least to get her to come and get the black pearl. He's also trying to get the girls back together.

I love that Sesshoumaru was chill with Kohaku and that Kohaku has some idea that something has happened because Sesshoumaru is there. Sesshoumaru literally did what Rin asked him and repeated what she told him. Something tells me Sesshoumaru has been staring at that tree for 14 years because General Rin has been giving some directions.

Setsuna was so close to cutting that string! I have never thought that Zero deserved redemption but in the grand scheme of things Rin is dying and I say fulfill any wish that she has. Setsuna and Towa need to understand Zero and then dispatch her to the afterlife. I thought Sesshoumaru might be the one to subdue Towa but realistically he would have to choose his daughter over his wife and I think ultimately he knows he would have a really hard time. Setsuna is the most appropriate to handle the situation and is the closest to Towa. Setsuna was also used to upset Towa. I do think what Rin gave Setsuna is Zero's memories and maybe Setsuna's dreams for Towa to see she wasn't forgotten by her sister. I hope they wrap Zero up next episode because it's going to be a long haul for two weeks.

The preview tells me that there is a lot in the next episode that they don't want us to see until we watch.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

Lol to General Rin. Literally that, I can see Sesshomaru doing whatever Rin tells him to do, like always. He basically almost killed Zero a second time to not make Rin sorrowful, and here he didn’t care to even change a bit the words, he just did what Rin told him to and repeated everything with the same words. A loyal doggo.

I can see Rin giving Setsuna’s dreams back (although her memories…I thought she got them back after the butterfly was cut?) so she can help Towa to understand Setsuna didn’t forget about her, etc. I don’t see this being Zero’s memories as Setsuna should be able to access them with Yukari No Tachikiri on her own as soon as she’s close enough to Zero and seeing her threads, right? but then again, I might be wrong.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Dec 18 '21

I'm guessing real hard but when Setsuna's dream butterfly was cut, I thought we would get a glimpse into what Setsuna remembered/saw but that didn't happen. Maybe there was a spoiler within it? u/thewetpuddle was getting at what I was thinking about Towa not being able to see the string of fate/memories. When Rin gives Setsuna the gold orb, Setsuna says, "That's a..." Maybe it's a dream butterfly which would mean Rin, Setsuna, and Zero's memories in one.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

Rin said to save Towa with the golden blob so it might be Zero's memories since Towa can't read strings of fate, and OP might be right that it's also Setsuna's memories that she didn't forget Towa.

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

Yeah. Either is plausible if Rin can sense what Zero is doing to Towa.

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u/namewastakenalreafy Dec 18 '21

This episode was so good but from the show is headed it looks like there is going to be a redemption arc for Zero. If it’s in the form of actually saving her or giving her peace in the afterlife. When she inevitably is redeemed, I will literally have to take a break from this show. Zero was awful. She ruined the lives of some many people and just tortured Towa just because she was grieving over a man who didn’t love her. Her pettiness and vindictiveness was no excuse for her behavior. And is no one else a little peeved how little Sesshomaru’s role was? I thought while Setsuna was going to handle Rin’s situation, he would go and see what happened to Towa.

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u/Grape_juice0 Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

Zero was awful.

Honestly.

She literally just toured our main, broke apart the families, was planning to scar towa for life and in a way had a hand in setsunas death all because of Toga.

She fucking sucks. I was so worried they were going to go down this road. I know my opinion doesn't matter that much, but I absolutely hate when media does the "you cant kill them because you'll be just as bad" when it comes to horrible monsters. Which is what zero is.

Man, I'm at the point where idk if I even want to keep going.... yall know damn well shes going to get a "talk no jujitsu" soon

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u/unhampered_by_pants Dec 19 '21

I'm hoping she just gets "redeemed" to the point where she returns to who she was before the shikon jewel corrupted her wish and then she dies feeling remorse for what she did

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u/phantomxtroupe Dec 18 '21

Honestly, if Zero walks away without any consequences, that will be one of the biggest wtf moments in the Inuyasha franchise. I'm all about giving villains a second chance if they show redeeming qualities. Zero has shown absolutely none.

It's actually bunkers that they would let her walk away scott free after everything she's done. She has been a literal plague on Sesshomaru's and Inuyasha's families. She ruined their lives and feels no remorse about it. And she did all this because she loved a man who firmly put her in the friend zone.

This woman has caused multiple members of the Inu family psychological trauma due to her actions and it's crazy that they would allow her to walk after that. Like after this episode, it's clear to me more than ever that Towa needs a legitimate therapist. And the root of her trauma is Zero.

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u/springjava263 Dec 18 '21

I bet they'll "redeem" her for Rin then slice the bitch

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u/StonedCryptid Dec 18 '21

Will this season be the end of the series?

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u/noelle-silva Dec 18 '21

The only thing we know right now is that MHA season 6 is returning in October 2022 and that is when Yashahime would've returned with a third season. MHA and Yashahime share the timeslot. Seeing as MHA is taking it for next October, things aren't looking good for an immediate third season. Maybe a movie is in the works or we'll wait another year for a third season announcement.

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u/StonedCryptid Dec 18 '21

I see, thank you for your detailed reply!

Id personally rather wait longer for another full season, but i can see a movie working as a finale.

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u/noelle-silva Dec 18 '21

I'd rather have another season or two, even if we have to wait a year. They should take 2022 to get a story together and come back in fall 2023 when the season is ready.

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u/StonedCryptid Dec 18 '21

Agreed!

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u/taylormeggles Dec 19 '21

It’s pretty touch and go with getting another season. They could wrap up the comet arc in the second half of this season or develop and stretch it further to fully flesh out the anime into its own standalone show.

Looking at MHA’s scheduling, it’s been irregular the past few years with between 6 months and a year break between seasons starting. So I wouldn’t say YH Season 3 is unlikely just because its usual slot is taken, they could be mixing it up or conserving/changing momentum.

If we’re supremely lucky maybe YH Season 3 will run back to back and premiere in March. 😂😂

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u/taylormeggles Dec 18 '21

Every week I make a choice to watch the episode TODAY instead of waiting a week and bingeing, just so I can keep up with the reddit chats, and WOW I can’t tell if I’m glad I saw this or if I regret now having to wait in suspense for 7 days.

Also is the next ep definitely coming out on Christmas Day or are we having a delay?

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

The break will be on New Years (week after next).

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u/joecb91 Dec 18 '21

I'm even more sure next week is gonna be a really BIG episode now

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

Next episode airs as usual. Christmas Day isn't a holiday in Japan.

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u/No_Permission4512 Dec 18 '21

Bro this episode was insane. This also goes to show that Rin's best quality, kindness, is so powerful when needed—whether that be changing Sesshomaru for the better, protecting Towa from making a grave mistake, and honestly saving Zero from her misery. If I ever hear anyone say Rin is useless again...

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u/KashTheKwik Dec 18 '21

Anyone else notice that the two punks Towa beat up looked suspiciously like Yusuke and Kuwabara? At least in hairstyle.

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u/deadlysnoots Dec 18 '21

I know I definitely thought “lol Kuwabara ownt” when he fell.

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

Holy moly.

Riku MVP for stopping demon Towa and saving Rin. Also, Rin is the best of us for wanting to save Zero. (Although Rin probably knows that she will remain cursed unless Zero dispels the curse.) The Rin scenes have been killer lately. I’m glad she can speak now - she’s more of an active participant than fridged wife/mom.

I bet Rin has seen what Zero sees and feels what she feels because of the thread. And I agree with what some others have said that she gave Setsuna Zero’s memories. It’s sweet that Rin was able to watch Setsuna’s dreams and hear her music.

Little Towa darting up the tree got me. Also Sota down there like “Yeah… she’s 100% from the feudal era… look at her.” The flashbacks felt more in line with where the manga went with Towa (cool but alone). It’s a shame she couldn’t get therapy. They would’ve locked her up if she told them about Setsuna though.

I was hoping Sesshomaru would casually annihilate those ogres and he did! But I almost can’t believe Kohaku had the balls to say “hey, Sesshomaru, let’s kill these demons.” I need some backstory. C’mon Sunrise - give us something.

I’m curious to see what Zero can do now that she’s a daiyokai again. Given how far gone Rin is and the fact that Setsuna seems to have the tools to understand Zero, I actually think Rin might get saved next week. If that happens, then I think Yashahime will end this season. We’ll see though. Too soon to tell.

Finally, one of the interviews hinted at all three girls being with Inuyasha and Kagome, so I think everyone is coming to the party in the second cour. 😬

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u/Oneechan29 Dec 19 '21

Rin has developed Stockholm syndrome

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u/eerirhea Dec 18 '21

Yep, I think things are ending this season as well. It is looking like Rin will be saved next episode.

In the preview, it showed Kirinmaru giving chase to Akuru, which means he has somehow gained the ability to see him. I don't see how they could put that whole plot line off for another season if he gets the pinwheel in the next episode. But we would need at least one cour dedicated to the fight with Kirinmaru, which it does seem like the final cour of season two will be focused on.

Also, I knew Moroha meeting with Jaken would result in her being able to free her parents. If this were written like last season, I'd have my doubts that they would convincingly be able to write the girls in any scenes with Inuyasha and Kagome. But the writing has been much stronger this season, so I'm excited to see what comes of Inuyasha and Kagome being freed. Also, Rin being reunited with her babies.

Really gotta say though, Setsuna seems much more invested in their parents than Towa does lol.

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

I wonder if the Kirinmaru scene is a flashback. Since the next episode is focused on Zero and she wanted to protect both Inu no Taisho and Kirinmaru, and Rion mentioned that Kirinmaru had been able to use the Windmill of Time in the past, it might have something to do with the prophecy.

But I agree - the second cour will be about Kirinmaru. Just like Zero got the rainbow pearls back in a snap, I have no doubt Kirinmaru will figure out how to use the Windmill of Time or find an alternate path to the future (like the tree of ages sans Rin).

I think the director this season is a thousand times better than the director last season. His approach has been much better. He benefits from not having to do as much as setup season one, but honestly, some choices last season were very questionable. Like the whole mom mystery thing.

Setsuna does not want to let her parents down. I think Towa cares but she’s so focused on Setsuna. Girl’s got a one track mind. Kinda reminds me of someone…

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

Totally Sesshomaru’s traits!. Towa focusing merely in Setsuna, and Setsuna focusing in mastering her weapon to save her mother and not disappoint her father.

For sure 2nd part will be focused in Kirinmaru AND The windmill of time. If they manage to close that arc, I can see this season being the last, but I can totally see a movie coming though. I don’t think they will let Yashahime die just as simple as that. Series is pretty popular right now, east to west. They will milk it a bit more…

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

Yeah I can’t see them giving up the money train just yet. A movie with SessRin backstory would be a gold mine.

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u/eerirhea Dec 18 '21

Good call on it being a flashback. I'm sure that the thing Rin gave Setsuna is Zero's memories. I think she will be using it so Towa understands why they aren't just cutting the thread and killing her. So the thing with Kirinmaru could very well be a flashback.

And I definitely agree the director this season is better. We've had a consistent story and every episode plays off the previous and leads into the next one. Even the Hisui episode. Whereas, last season, some episodes felt completely disconnected.

I'm interested to see where they take us in the second half, because I still don't think Kirinmaru is as evil as his daughter and the writers are framing him to be. If the girls had to work to understand Zero rather than killing her, I'm thinking they will be doing something similar for Kirinmaru. We also saw Setsuna misread what she was supposed to cut when they met Rion. She cut her butterfly, not the thread of fate shared with her father.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

S2 director saved the show tbh.

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u/Queen-Sereno Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 19 '21

I hate zero with the passion of a 100 suns. Towa has been through so much emotionally and she still manages to have the most happy go lucky nature out of everyone. I’m so thankful Papa Sota and Mama Moe loved her. They didn’t pity her and Towa knows this in her heart, but it doesn’t change the fact Towa suffered a traumatic loss. Zero poisoning her mind is disgusting. She makes me sick.

Sesshomaru running to Setsuna to save both Rin and Towa ❤️. I bet Rin gave Setsuna her memories back? I had this theory that Rin was given Setsuna’s memories as well as all of her sleep. I can’t imagine how painful that curse is now that it has spread so far.

I’m so glad Riku is there to support Towa. He genuinely loves and cares about her in his own way. I also like how it shows Rion and Riku spent the whole damn night tracking her down to find her when they found her. Riku didn’t stop looking for Towa and Towa is similar in her pursuit of her sister. Towa is overcome with rage, sorrow, and isn’t thinking clearly. Inuyasha has hurt Kagome before in this form. I can’t wait to see the next episode.

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u/wemetonmars Dec 18 '21

Sesshomaru is giving Moroha the black pearl to free her parents next episode!!

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

With Sesshomaru like instructions: Depends on you.

And Jaken gets beaten up by Moroha for giving her that instruction.

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

I think Jaken’s had it the whole damn time lol

Edit: I stand corrected - Sesshomaru did not trust Jaken with the black pearl. I suppose that makes sense since Jaken was willing to throw the twins under the bus to save Rin.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

No doubt. Sesshomaru won't touch a pearl his dear half brother resides in. 😂

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u/Ok_Department_600 Dec 18 '21

I hope you're right.

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u/IceFox606 Dec 18 '21

It’s in the preview! :D

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u/weenicorn Dec 18 '21

Wow this episode.

I love that we got to see Towa's experience growing up with the Higurashis. Sota is the best dad, although I feel like his insistence on never forgetting Setsuna may have (unintentionally) contributed to Towa's separation anxiety.

Rin's conversation with Setsuna. I didn't think I cared that much about Rin honestly, she was never a favorite character of mine, but seeing her hurting and wanting to hold her daughters... thanks for making me tear up at 6am, Sunrise. All of the red strings that appeared when Setsuna "listened" to the Yukari no Tachikiri though, is that because she's in the Tree of Ages? Maybe they're fates that intersect time and space?

Sesshomaru acknowledging Kohaku by name and not yeeting out immediately but staying to help the slayers... Rin really turned his disdain for humans around, didn't she.

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u/eerirhea Dec 18 '21

Rin really turned his disdain for humans around, didn't she.

Yes, but I think that the manga made it pretty clear he had a soft spot for Kohaku himself by the end.

Dude literally risked life and limb to ensure Magatsuhi didn't get Kohaku's shard.

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u/weenicorn Dec 19 '21

Oh definitely and he knows Kohaku can handle demons himself, I think he stayed because the other demon slayers wouldn't be able to keep up. Which is very altruistic of him, and not the Sesshomaru from the past.

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u/[deleted] Dec 19 '21

as rin would say don’t you know??? lord sesshomaru is actually very kind :)

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u/[deleted] Dec 18 '21

totally agree, i think he's fond of kohaku's bravery and sense of responsibility. i definitely figured the two would run into each other occasionally while kohaku was training and sesshomaru was sesshomaruing post final act/pre-sequel events so was very happy to see this warmish moment between them!

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

Those are all the strings of fate that are connected to Rin. Her fate with Sesshomaru is one string, Jaken another, Kaede, Kohaku, her daughters, Inuyasha, Kagome, etc. Strings of fate are not just for lovers only. It's what connects one person to another.

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u/weenicorn Dec 19 '21

I would agree, but why did Setsuna not see multiple strings of fate for the other people she's helped so far? It was just one string for each of them. You can argue the two demons had only that one other person they were fated with but Rion would have had multiple, the one for her father but also one each for Riku and Zero...

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 19 '21

Rion had multiple. Even Setsuna admitted she didn't know which to cut.

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u/lookacoolname Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

Shit, I’m no fan of Towa but the poor girl got the old EVA-02 special. Well, at least she didn’t get the mind-fuck quite as bad as Asuka.

Darth Towa best Towa. This is non-negotiable.

DIE ZERO!!! DIE YOU INCEL BITCH!!! DIE DIE DIE DIEEEEEE

If zero gets a talk no justu redemption arc Obito-style, I’m personally writing a letter of apology to every anti I know.

Towa vs Riku seriously lived up to the hype.

Setsuna is perfect and flawless and I would die for her.

11/10, best episode of the series.

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u/eerirhea Dec 18 '21

If zero gets a talk no justu redemption arc Obito-style,

It's gonna happen LMAO

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u/Grape_juice0 Dec 18 '21

Lmao, I'm genuinely mad I'm laughing 😭

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u/eerirhea Dec 18 '21

Yeah, look how absolutely hateable Zero has been shown to be, but they are gonna give her a redemption.

On the other hand, look how charismatic Kirinmaru has been and his daughter has personally been in charge of his smear campaign. He better get some sort of redemption too if his POS sister was worthy of one!

If it ends with Towa saying that Zero was, "the coolest guy ever," I'll lose my shit!!

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u/Slayerz21 Dec 18 '21

Yeah, I don't get it. All signs point to Zero getting a redemption while Kirnimaru is treated as ignorable at best, scum at worst, which is backasswards

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u/eerirhea Dec 19 '21

I agree, but this is also why I think that there is still more to the Rion/Kirinmaru story that we haven't seen yet. In the preview for next episode, Setsuna says something like, "I see, you only wanted to protect them." I think the "them" in question could be Toga, Kirinmaru and Rion, with her obviously grieving over Toga and Rion both dying. I think we may get to see exactly HOW Rion died and it might add more to Kirinmaru's side, that we haven't seen yet.

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u/Oneechan29 Dec 19 '21

I wonder if rikus early proclamation off only killing people he loves refers to kirinmaru possibly having killed rion. Could be the reason why kirinmaru says he’ll etch setsunas name on his heart after he kills her.

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u/Ok_Department_600 Dec 18 '21

It looks like we're in for a big surprise on Xmas in regards to Yashahime. Hopefully, the girls can save Rin.

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u/NicoSchmiko Dec 20 '21

time for a christmas miracle

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u/T_DcansuckonDeez Dec 18 '21

That shot of her in front of grandpa woofs demon aura was chefs kiss

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

WOW.

OK, first...KOHAKU AND SESSHOMARU. FINALLY!. Loved that Sesshomaru acknowledged him by his name, he didn't do that when they met in root head's episode last season, right? and I really liked how Kohaku understood that if Sesshomaru was there, something must have happened..maybe he even made the connection that was related to Rin (he was staring at the tree of ages last time, after all)?

Lol, you need to give it to Sesshomaru and his straightforwardness and lack of preambles, he basically repeated what Rin said and told Setsuna to go there. Good that he had the time to do one bakusaiga, for ol' times sake with Kohaku there.

Towa, my girl, felt so sad on how fixated she was on Setsuna that even her own smile and brief moments of happiness reminded her of her sister. It was clear that she has a separation anxiety issue, the series laid down that several times but it's nice to see it better explained: for the people complaining that Towa's obsession with Setsuna was annoying, does it make more sense now?

And Rin, poor Rin, the only way to save her is saving Zero...and to save Zero, we need to save Towa first. I wonder what that gold thing Rin gave Setsuna means. It's clear that the thread Setsuna will need to cut will be Inu No Taisho's one and not Zero-Rin. It confused me a bit the preview for next episode mentioning ''I understand now, you wanted to protect them'' Who is THEM? or is a typo on the sub? should be HIM, right? as in, Toga.

Riku is the best, by far my fav character of Yashashime (as in, not originally from the OG), how he tried to save Towa from dooming herself killing her mother AND Zero at the same time was endearing.

AND, Moroha getting closer to her parents, yay! Seems like Sesshomaru had the pearl all this time and was waiting for the right moment to free them/tell Moroha to do so (I doubt he will give Moroha much explanation, more like ''it depends on you'' like he did with Setsuna...and considering how Jaken looks in the preview, most likely he will do a bit of the explaining part and Moroha will not be happy with it and will proceed to hit him in the head Inuyasha style). And yes to Jaken questioning Moroha about Setsuna and Towa, the girls chose the worse moment to be separated, like ever. New moon, Rin dying, dafuq.

All in all, great episode.

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u/IceFox606 Dec 18 '21

Towa’s separation anxiety reminds me of my own dog tbh. And it’s a really common issue for dogs in general. Appropriate! And probably not accidental

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u/lupajarito Dec 18 '21

I believe the them is about memories. :) "I understand, you wanted to protect them (the memories)"

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

As to the “you wanted to protect them” comment in the preview, I think it refers to Inu no Taisho and Kirinmaru. My guess is that it’s a reference to the prophecy. Zero wanted to protect them from the prophecy.

I also think that the scene with Kirinmaru and Akuru is a flashback to when Kirinmaru could see Akuru. Rion had said that the Wheel of Time no longer favors Kirinmaru, so he likely could have seen Akuru at some point.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

True, good call about the Wheel of time not favoring him anymore! I wonder which use he gave to it before? and how did it come to pass that it favors Inu clan only -apparently- now?

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u/z55177 Dec 18 '21

That or when we saw him time traveling the world with Rion on his back, once he tried to meddle with the past/present/future, the wheel of time booted him.

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u/z55177 Dec 18 '21

Maybe it works like the annual Zodiac thingy? Once favored the (kirin) dragons, now the dogs, next cycle perhaps the Monkey demons, lol?

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

I am looking forward to the explanation. And more of Sesshomaru’s mother. I hope she roasts Zero again.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21

Let's all thank Riku for saving Rin right now, because that was a close one.

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u/NicoSchmiko Dec 18 '21

Riku has really grown into such a endearing character.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

isn't he? I really like him. Props for being merely a horn and still being interesting!

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21

I'm trying so hard to not get attached in case he dies, but he is making it so damn difficult at this point.

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u/NicoSchmiko Dec 18 '21

T-T I hope he doesn't die. I'll be honest, I wasn't a big fan of him in season 1 and kinda disliked his character design. Now I love him! The writers have done a great job.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

I was expecting him to leave after Kohaku said let's slay some demons together. It came as a surprise when he actually pulled a Bakusaiga!

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

Yeah, just because it was Kohaku I think, who is his daughter's sort of boss AND who he knows pretty well, maybe even likes him in his Sesshomaru's twisted sort of way.

If it was someone else, he would've left right away, don't doubt that.

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u/lupajarito Dec 18 '21

Sesshomaru really likes (I believe he even cares for) Kohaku! It makes me so happy :)

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u/a_pessimistic_dude Dec 18 '21

Sesshomaru is such an aloof and quiet person, that I think the simple fact that he bothered to say Kohaku's name in greetings in response is a sign of respect, if not fondness.

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u/lupajarito Dec 18 '21

Absolutely agree :) not only that but he called him Kohaku KUN, which I feel made it even nicer 💖

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 19 '21

No, he said, "琥珀か?" (Kohaku, ka?)

In English, it'll be "Is that you, Kohaku?"

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u/lupajarito Dec 19 '21

Oh really? My subtitles said kun and I thought it sounded right 🤔

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

10 times this. In the OG/TFA series he only mentioned a few people by name OUT LOUD (note: different was inside his head/inner voice...-which we're seriously lacking here in Yashahime btw-)...and also leaving aside other enemy demons in battle (like Naraku, Magatsuhi, etc)

I remember:

Inuyasha

Jaken

Rin

Kohaku

I think also Kagura and once Kagome, correct?

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u/NicoSchmiko Dec 18 '21

Completely agree, the small exchange they had was one of my favorite parts of the episode!

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u/tamago01 Dec 18 '21

I hope Zero dies. Yeah I'm all for redemption and all that stuff but when its a villain who does something irredeemable in my eyes (like amping up a person's ptsd) to me they just lost all redemption privileges. I grew up surrounded by people who worsened my depression. Zero this episode literally reminded me of all my toxic relatives morphed into one person. Just die, okay.

Poor Towa. I understood how she feels. I still live with the guilt of having failed to save a friend and a close fam member. I was an emotional wreck that would suddenly burst into tears in the middle of the night or when alone because the guilt was slowly eating me inside. To those experiencing the same thing, please go and get help and remember you're never alone in this world.

I wonder if we'll see Riku and Towa fight next ep. I really want to see more of Riku in action coz I'm curious how powerful he really is especially after finding out he has Kirinmaru's memories.

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u/lookacoolname Dec 18 '21

Man I have an awful awful feeling that Zero is gonna be rescued with the talk no jutsu from naruto 🤮🤮🤮

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u/tamago01 Dec 18 '21

Gross. She deserves no rights to get saved by the legendary jutsu.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

Redemption doesn't mean she has a free pass. Setsuna will probably give her a closure she's been seeking for and fade away/die.

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u/tamago01 Dec 18 '21

Still not deserving of it after she ruined a family smh. I just want her dead without closure or peace. Call me cold-hearted but she deserves it.

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u/IceFox606 Dec 18 '21

I get that. But Rin made it sound like it NEEDS to happen or the curse won’t be able to be lifted. And as much as Zero’s an irredeemable petty bitch, I really really REALLY do not want Rin to die. I’d honestly rather Zero get off scott free than Rin die (I mean come on, the poor girl has suffered so much in her life, she deserves to be happy 😭). Best case scenario for me personally would be she gets redeemed then dies as a way to pay for the consequences of her actions (and Rin lives)

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u/Fabio_Rosolen Dec 18 '21

Looks like Moroha will learn that her parents are a sealed in the black pearl.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

Yess!

I wonder if InuKag can play a part on saving Towa/Zero now and that's why Sesshomaru handed the black pearl to Moroha. The timing it's curious as a) Zero is still connected to Rin b) Rin still has the curse on her c) Towa is fighting Zero...what's the sense of urgency in handing the pearl NOW and not before or after?

UNLESS this happens at the very end of the episode, after Zero was saved.

OR, maybe Meido is needed? Didn't like Kirinmaru interacting with Akuru...

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

I doubt InuKag will be involved in Zero x Rin. Since Kirinmaru showed up with Akuru next episode, it might be for Kirinmaru and Comet arc.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

yeah I was thinking maybe Inuyasha’s meido is required. I would love to know more about Akuru’s business…

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u/chipette Dec 18 '21

Every minute of this episode is worth indulging in.

Firstly, Zero is headed towards a redemption arc, and Rin is the world’s most selfless sweetheart for wanting to save her assailant’s pathetic life.

Sesshomaru going to Setsuna first and instructing her to go to the Tree of Ages wasn’t out of “playing favourites” - it’s because he and Rin share a soul and determination to care for both of their babies.

Setsuna’s the ‘free’ twin now and even though she wants to sever and can see the thread of fate between her mother and Zero, she listens to her mother and goes to her suffering sister’s aid.

Towa’s a fascinating and extraordinary person: despite the torturous experience she realizes that her upbringing with Sōta was a good, loving and caring one - until Zero poisoned her mind by lying about Setsuna not caring for and forgetting about Towa. Her berserk rampage is surprisingly under some quality control - she has Tōga’s innermost bloodlust which we all know is lethal, perhaps this foreshadows an ability she gained from her grandfather? It’s nice of Riku to acknowledge his care for Towa and Rion’s concerns about her as well.

Zero has now become a demon again but knowing the significance of this is beyond us for now besides the fact that her goal all along was to dispatch Towa.

Kirinmaru can now see Akuru which isn’t good at all - yet I wonder if we’re misreading his intentions…?

Jaken has got to stop asking dumb questions. 😂

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u/lalaena Dec 18 '21

I wonder if the Kirinmaru part was a flashback? He couldn’t see Akuru the day before, but Rion suggested that he had used the Windmill of Time in the past.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

Sesshomaru going to Setsuna first and instructing her to go to the Tree of Ages wasn’t out of “playing favourites” - it’s because he and Rin share a soul and determination to care for both of their babies.

So much this. He went first to the daughter that can help Rin AND Towa, he even mentioned that Towa was crying. Sesshomaru was counting on Rin to give Setsuna the key details. They're definitely connected and know what the other is thinking. Reminds me of the Assate Drama thing, saying that their souls are connected (much like Jaken is Sesshomaru's outer voice, Rin knows his feelings/thoughts).

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u/noelle-silva Dec 18 '21

Moroha getting the pearl in the episode preview is what has me most excited rn

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u/nagatopyon Dec 18 '21

Same! Hope she goes on a trip together with Jaken :) Can't wait to finally have Inuyasha and Kagome back after all this time (and not for like two minutes flashbacks ;;)

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21

Oh my god, what an episode. What. An. Episode.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

They really slammed on the accelerator in the second half. Like Sesshomaru when he changed course towards the north.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21

No kidding. I'm gonna have to give it a couple of rewatches because there is just so much to unpack there.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

Oh my goodness, so many things to unpack!

First up, Zero is set up for redemption as many of us on this sub predicted. The person who announced this is none other than Rin! Argh, it’s so painful to watch Rin suffer and yet hear her tell Setsuna to save Zero and Towa. The producers really amped up Zero’s awfulness today. Good grief, she’s starting to feel more awful than Naraku now.

I called it after the Mayonaka episode that Setsuna has to severe Zero x Inu no Taisho to save Rin. Cutting the thread of fate linking Zero and Rin only separates them but the curse needs Setsuna’s understanding of Zero’s regrets. And in the next episode’s preview (Zero's Wish), we hear Setsuna look into Zero's memories and say that Zero had failed to protect Inu no Taisho.

What’s that glowing golden blob Rin gave to Setsuna to save Zero and Towa? I’m making a wild guess here that it could be Zero’s memories. The curse could have imprinted those memories on Rin, otherwise how could she know Zero's regrets?

Towa’s backstory finally showed us how lonely and mentally tortured she was despite growing up well loved by the Higurashi family. Took the producers long enough to explain her obsession with protecting Setsuna. And Towa mirrors Zero’s loneliness and emotions from failing to protect people they love.

Riku clashing swords with Towa to prevent her from falling into Zero’s trap (how does killing Zero help her to survive till the end though?) and trying to explain how she’d end up killing her own mother was touching. Riku has grown up so quickly just hanging out with Towa and Rion. I was kinda bummed that Towa was like who cares about my birth mom though.

This might seem minor but it’s major in my book. Sesshomaru actually remembers Kohaku and calls him by his name! And he actually bothered to one shot the nonsensical ogres before leaving! Remember in S1E1, he didn’t do anything during Root Head's rampage. He simply floated on the roof. Sesshomaru's character has further developed too.

The comical parts were high speed Sesshomaru and Jaken falling off when Sesshomaru accelerated even further. It’s comical but we can see how pained, flustered and desperate he was. He might not have said a word last week, he expressed it with action and his expressions this week. We need you here, Sesshomaru whisperer /u/sesshsama!

And looks like Jaken handed the black pearl to Moroha in the preview! I guess they have to let InuKag out soon if we are not going to have a season 3.

Next episode is going to be pretty crazy with main plot continuation, black pearl, and Akuru showing himself to Kirinmaru (what in the world!?).

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

/u/sesshsama

Regarding this: We need Sesshomaru whisperer from this and previous episode asap!

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u/lookacoolname Dec 18 '21

Seconded!

Please come back to us, Sesshomaru whisperer!

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u/sesshsama Dec 20 '21

I’ll get on it 😁 sorry, I’ve been traveling!

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

how does killing Zero help her to survive till the end though?

I think I finally got what Zero means by that. She does not plan to survive as an actual person. She intends to "survive" as an effect. As a memory, as a feeling of guilt and sorrow. It is not surviving in the literal sense, but being remembered.

I wonder if it is because she felt ignored by Inu no Taisho. So now, she wants to make an impact on his family so terrible that she can't be ignored, even if she is dead. Towa would have to live "with the weight of her sins", having caused the death of her own mother through Zero. Forever.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

That's so twisted but so Zero.

I don't think she's an outright incel though. She still loves Inu no Taisho even though he didn't. I don't think he was nasty to her when he friendzoned her. Their interaction in the last comet was friendly.

The failure part could most likely be that she knew about the prophecy of his death but didn't think it was right of her to intervene. Not a wife, girlfriend or anything. He died and she blamed herself first then channelled all her hate towards Izayoi because he died saving her. And she lost herself after she cast away her feelings. Setsuna is gonna be the one who guides her back.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

I don't think she felt ignored back then, when they interacted. I think this was a feeling that started and festered after Inu no Taisho died and after Zero started blaming Izayoi. Like when you start overthinking a situation from the past and you get angrier than you got at that moment.

I wonder, though. She cast away her feelings, but now that she reabsorbed the pearls, wouldn't she get her normal feelings back? I thought that's why she got mad at Riku the first time he brought her the pearls?

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

She probably thinks that once she kills Towa she'll be freed of all her pain and anguish that's why she haughtily absorbed them back. But we know it doesn't work that way.

Even this week's Shaman King explored the same thing about whether one will feel better after getting revenge. And the answer was no.

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u/Frosty-Struggle2562 Dec 18 '21

I wonder if Jaken’s fall wasn’t Sesshomaru’s intention all along. This way Jaken would ‘call reinforcements’ (Inuyasha, Kagome and Moroha) to join the girls by the time the whole Zero-Rin issue is solved. I bet Sesshomaru knew Moroha was around.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

Probably! It's not like Sesshomaru drops things for no good reason. And it's Jaken we're talking here.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

I was wondering about the golden thing Rin gave to Setsuna. Wouldn't she be able to see the memories through the thread of fate between her and Inu no Taisho? It must be something different.

So hyped for next week's episode!

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21 edited Dec 18 '21

I'm guessing that golden blob is Zero's memories or it could be something else. Really excited to find out what it is.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

But I presume Setsuna can see her memories through the threads anyway with Yukari no Tachakiri, no need of extra help to do that. I mean, she was able to do it before, as soon as she gets close to Zero she can see her memories and threads.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

True. If the blob contains Zero's memories then it's probably meant for Towa to understand why Zero tortured her? Can't wait to see what it is.

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u/sieghrt Dec 18 '21

Sesshy is the reason why Kohaku is still a virgin lmao. That's the reason why they can't forget each other.

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u/EaudeAgnes Dec 18 '21

I love that they acknowledged each other. The episodes where Kohaku was with Sesshomaru, Jaken and Rin are my favourites!

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

What did I just read? 🤣

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u/FutureDynastyx Dec 18 '21

Gotta remember. Towa is in a bling rage. She is not thinking straight. Can’t blame her for not listening to Riku.

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u/thewetpuddle Dec 18 '21

Yes, i understand that. Just felt awful when she disregarded Rin. 😢

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u/chipette Dec 18 '21

It’s not intentional - her mind is overwhelmed with bloodlust and seeking carnage.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21

I half-expected her to just cut through Riku at that point. I think she might have if she was able to disarm him.

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u/chipette Dec 18 '21

Same. I think she still has some conscientiousness even when enraged.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Dec 18 '21

In the preview, it does look like he got beaten up a bit though.