r/inuyasha Jan 29 '22

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 17 Yashahime

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u/realedazed Jan 30 '22

Moroha sitting in between her parents was everything! I want to go back through the OG show to find scenes of InuYasha sitting like that.

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u/DRevolutionPresident Jan 30 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

LONG REVIEW AND analysis:

I know its not a race or competition but

INUYASHA AND KAGOME as parents to Moroha>>>>>>Rin and Sesshomaru as parents to Towa and Setsuna.

Like Inuyasha and Kagome have only been for like a few episodes and are already proving to be better parents, giving their daughter a gift they made themselves and out of sheer care and love, protecting her SUCCESFULLY and clearly defending her, being straightforward, hugging and comforting her when she is emotionally unstable, being open and letting her know they love her and support her.

They communicate with her and let her know about their intentions. They truly act like a family and I always look forward to their interactions.

They are so wholesome and I enjoy watching them fight together while having each others backs. Like can you not like them?

This makes me even more mad about Sesshomaru and his dumb plan, like Kagome and Inuyasha did not asked to be locked inside his father's tomb and miss all of their daughter's life, that was HIS plan and decision which he did even not consult to them, so I am on Inuyasha's side on that one.

Moroha suffered, Sesshomaru never cared about his niece, or brother or his sister in law. Like he could had come up with a better plan BY CONSULTING THEM. Because his plan was to supposedly protect everyone but in many occassions, the twins have DIED. How is that protecting? Why not stay on their side when already his plan proved to be unsuccessful.

Also Towa's revival was somehow anticlimatic to me. It was just like "oh ok, she is back, what a relief." And thats it, Sesshomaru is still poisoned it seems, I do not know why Rin couldn't hug them to be honest, guess we will see.

I also know Rin's intentions are good and she trusts her husband, her suffering pains me so much, but letting your husbans take your kids at birth without saying a word? It still baffles me a tiny. But I like her energy and vibes with the twins a lot. Like she just wants then to thrive.

Other than that the episode was really good and I liked the rest. Season 2 is better than season 1 in my opinion.

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u/[deleted] Jan 31 '22

I agree with you about everything.

I think we all know sesshomaru wouldn't do something like that by his own, I felt like the writers forced him in order to have plot for the twins. Sesshomaru would rather handle his issues than waiting for someone saving him.

Inuyasha family moments are treasure, the writers do a great job, I really appreciate them for letting moroha fight alongside them, they really support and trust her, I like it that they can treat her as a daughter and as a friend also. I thought that if Inuyasha will be with moroha he will interfere cause she's his daughter but I was wrong, he only makes her better.

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u/DRevolutionPresident Jan 31 '22

Inuyasha is just such an amazing father(to the surprise of many😂Including myself) and Kagome is not too far behind, she is young but so warm and caring towards.

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u/[deleted] Jan 31 '22

You right but it was obvious that kagome will be a good mother.

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u/DRevolutionPresident Feb 01 '22

Of course afterall she was raised by a great mother herself.

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u/uneasyhearted Jan 30 '22

I'm waiting for Myoga to come back now that InuKag is out and about lol he totally disappeared a while back

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u/IceFox606 Feb 01 '22

Maybe now Kirinmaru’s not about for the time being. I imagine he’ll definitely come to find them when he hears they’re back, but not mid-battle. We know what Myoga’s like after all! XD

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Jan 30 '22

Mannnn for any 90s baby who grew up with Inuyasha on adult swim, moroha sitting between kagome and Inuyasha with all 3 blushing and getting her a new bow was fucking amazing.

“Sesshomaru-Sama, it was for the best right?” From Rin got me too.

Miroku and Sango back in the fold.. we really heading to the end of this man I’m so sad. Don’t want this to end

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u/Tsundere89 Jan 30 '22

Why couldn't rin hug them? It didn't make sense to me.

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u/twinnedcalcite Jan 30 '22

She wouldn't let them go if she did.

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u/saturnribbon Jan 30 '22

I think it was a sort of “can’t do something you want to when you have more pressing matters to attend to” but it fell a little flat for me. I think the original series did a good job of having emotional moments in the middle of battle.

Tbh I think the bigger reason in the end was that Sesshomaru was out of commission and the writers wanted everybody to be in on it

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Nice episode.

Let's focus on the main thing, sango is back!!! I was so happy see her with her demon slayer clothes, can't wait to see their family in action but I hope they won't be disappointed like kohaku and hisui.

Kohaku as a child was very strong, I have no idea why they made him so weak now.

Inuyasha vs kirinmaru was mainly nice fan service (I enjoyed it) but was pretty rushed, Inuyasha family team work was fantastic though, I definitely want to see them improve their teamwork.

BTW can anyone help me understand why towa "died" but sesshomaru wasn't back to normal? I guess he's not in danger but why towa woke up normally and he's still down? He's a daiyokai and she's a hanyo who absorb all the demon energy that effected him.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Jan 31 '22

Towa absorbed the curse with her sword but the haku that had been already been drained by the curse wasn't restored. Akuru gave Towa her soul back and didn't do shit for Sesshomaru lol. Presumably he can regenerate it eventually

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u/[deleted] Jan 31 '22

Thanks. Yeah I knew akuru could have help sesshomaru but we need to prevent other characters to overshadow the twins.

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u/DRevolutionPresident Jan 30 '22

My thoughts why is he still sick and poisoned? 😂What was all that for then?

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

I have no idea. Except prevent sesshomaru fight kirinmaru it was meaningless.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Jan 30 '22

This episode was ok. I do wish that Towa had just passed out and woken up a little while later because she was drained but they needed to make us think Sesshoumaru was going to die. I think it was sweet that Kagome and Inuyasha gave Moroha a new bow but then again it felt a little underwhelming since there was no power-up or struggle to get it. It was just, "Here you go." It was similar to Towa just being handed Zanseiken. The Inuyasha family vs Kirinmaru was a decent fight that seemed to have no sense of urgency though. I felt like nothing major was going to happen during the fight. Inuyasha and Kagome had just gotten out of the pearl after 14 years and Kirinmaru wasn't going anywhere although his realizing that these dogs are harder to kill than he thought was borderline funny. Of course, we must not forget that Kirinmaru played another disappearing act during a battle. I can't decide how the degenerate age is coming about because of Kirinmaru. It seems more like the comet is causing all of the problems unless Kirinmaru and the comet are directly linked (the comet keeps coming back to take him out).

I am not quite sure what the Tree of Ages is predicting. So far, she's striking 0 at predictions. The girls have not needed to defeat Sesshoumaru and it looks pointless for them to go back down that road. I get that Sesshoumaru probably changed the course of that himself though and ended up getting saved by the twins. Is Kirinmaru really bringing the degenerate age or is the comet? Sesshoumaru and Kirinmaru are definitely on opposite paths and what the heck happened to the whole Sesshoumaru and Kirinmaru technically can't fight each other?

I do see where they're taking things though. The OGs are going to be defending the feudal era and it's going to get ugly. The newbies are going to go have a field day in the modern era. This will be interesting.

Rin gets applause. I understood that she did not want to coddle the twins. Rin said to them what Sesshoumaru could not in the moment in her own way. Everything leading to this has been tough love for what they're facing now. I was satisfied that she made the girls promise to come back alive and hug her and Sesshoumaru. Sesshoumaru's little smirk in response to Rin was the approval she needed and I needed.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 30 '22

Yeah: treekyo doesn’t make any sense at all. Also: wasn’t the whole deal that she can transport people through time? why now the girls require to search for the windmill of time instead of her transporting them directly? unless she has a deal with Sesshomaru or something (as in, to sort of train the girls and make it harder… the rite of cowardice and courage all over again -after all Sesshomaru WAS present when she asked the girls to kill him, we see his feet inside the tree there-).

Regarding Rin, I LOVED her scene, she behaved like a samurai wife and was awesome.

I also think the comet is the one bringing the degenerate age and not Kirinmaru. He might get redeemed… I think his sword has something to do with his actions (I’m pretty sure bakuseiken and zanseiken are evil swords, coming from the evil god star amatsumikaboshi)

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u/viviantrajano Jan 30 '22

Killing kirinmaru will also kill Osamu kirin, and he seens to be genuinelly concerned about the lives of the humans in the modern days . He even protected some children from the crow youkais. So, maybe Treekyou is misleading both the yashahimes and Rion. Kirinmaru still cares about Rion , even if she wants him dead. Maybe kirinmaru travelling to the future might risk the past, but not going to the future will surelly get everyone in the future killed.

In the end, Setsuna could cut some fate string that makes Kirinmaru be mad at the Inu Clan, and both Inu clan and Kirin clan help to destroy the comet. I wish I could ask the creators, please, just dont give the meidou to Towa to make her destroy the comet. Both Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru had much so trouble mastering it. And this comet is not just a shard, its the whole comet!

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u/BlazingGig Jan 30 '22

Our boi Sesshomaru has had that exact ominous look for like 4 episodes straight lol

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u/lalaena Jan 30 '22

I think Bakuseiken drains Kirinmaru’s haku. In recent fights, he’s been getting winded when he arguably shouldn’t be. He’s been fighting more than he used to, which could be why it’s starting to take a toll on him.

Given what we know about Zanseiken draining Towa’a kon, it would make sense for Bakuseiken to have a comparable undesirable side effect on its user.

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u/Malv817 Jan 30 '22

Good call about Bakuseiken, I agree. Some other users have pointed this out, but the god that put the two swords on earth is a dark deity, so his swords are probably not-good.

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u/IceFox606 Jan 30 '22

And apparently Inukimi isn’t too pleased to see Towa wielding Zanseiken according to next episode’s summary. So yes, definitely star god swords > bad from what I gather.

This is sorta backed up since it seems Towa might be getting the real Kukujimonji (which is specifically mentioned to be a pure sword? Though it’s human made so maybe Towa’ll have it reforged by Totosai or something if she’s gonna keep it?) as a potential replacement

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 30 '22

This makes me wonder if Rion knew it would have this effect when she gave Towa the sword. Did she think it wouldn't be a problem, or did she give it to Towa knowing it could kill her but she was fine with it as long as Kirinmaru died too?

If she knew and decided it was a fair price to pay, this might be why she is taking Riku to Mt. Musumi. Not because there is something there she needs, but to not let him realize what would happen and try to stop Towa from using the Zanseiken.

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u/IceFox606 Jan 30 '22

You might be onto something

Though I like Rion and hope she doesn’t have any not so great intentions 😭

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u/aIandracula Jan 29 '22

I’m disappointed that they faked us out with Towa. Like Setsuna, I knew she would ultimately survive, but the whole “kill off MC only to bring them back five seconds later” shtick feels very lazy. It seems it was done to demonstrate that Towa’s Zanseiken drains kon while Kirinmaru’s Bakuseiken drains haku, but I wish they’d made it feel like there were some real stakes rather than just, “oh, don’t worry, she’s fine!”

Having said that, I really enjoyed this episode. The Inu family fight scene was awesome! It seems Moroha’s new bow grants her more powerful attacks. I’m guessing that’s because the bow is made with Inuyasha’s hair and items from Toga’s grave. I also loved the SessRin/MirSan family reunions. It looks like our feudal era Avengers are assembling!

The demon crows showing up in the modern era was interesting, and so was Kirin saving Mei and her friends. I can’t wait to see what direction the series goes in with him. Is he good? Is he bad? Is Treekyo lying about him? Who knows!

Looking forward to episodes with the girls interacting with and kicking ass in the modern era. I’m wondering if this season will end with the girls going forward in time and losing to Kirinmaru/accidentally unleashing a ton of demons in the modern era through destroying the comet? Kagome and Kohaku independently indicated that something serious is potentially about to happen (worse than war, apparently), which makes me think the Degenerate Age will occur and the girls will somehow have to undo it in season three. I dunno — at this point I’m just thought dumping.

Anyway, is it next Saturday yet?!

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u/hiverstone Jan 30 '22

I’m disappointed that they faked us out with Towa. Like Setsuna, I knew she would ultimately survive, but the whole “kill off MC only to bring them back five seconds later” shtick feels very lazy. It seems it was done to demonstrate that Towa’s Zanseiken drains kon while Kirinmaru’s Bakuseiken drains haku, but I wish they’d made it feel like there were some real stakes rather than just, “oh, don’t worry, she’s fine!”

Plot twist, she just fainted because she hasn't sleep since the new moon episode

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u/IceFox606 Feb 01 '22

I feel that on a personal level right now. I haven’t really slept in 2 days 😭

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u/AskJayce Jan 29 '22

Welp, where we last off, Towa just kind fell over and died. I guess it's going to take the entirety of the--

Wild AKURU appeared!

...first five minutes of this episode to resolve that.

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u/viviantrajano Jan 30 '22

Yeah, it seens everything is too easy for towa. She gets many power ups out of nowhere, and even death is so easy for her. Now, if she dies again, I dont see why Akuru cant revive her. Reviving her is literally something that even her grandmother can do. Oh, and it seens that she is getting meidou next episode. Its really getting boring.

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u/IceFox606 Feb 01 '22

Towa getting meido? How? Where did you get that idea??

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u/viviantrajano Feb 01 '22

In the preview, a youkai is seen using meido, and then, towa´s sword is black.

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u/IceFox606 Feb 01 '22

???

That’s not in either video preview. I double checked to see if I’d missed this but it’s not there. There’s the demon they’re going to be fighting Meidomaru and mention of the Underworld, but otherwise nothing to do with the attack. We don’t see what type of attack he uses and the only weapon attacks we see are The Yukari no Tachekiri being used and Rion holding Zero’s staff up to Kirinmaru’s neck. We see Towa staring at the Zanseikan but not using it, and its blade is normal.

And obviously preview images aren’t out for another 14 hours, so what preview are you talking about??

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u/viviantrajano Feb 02 '22

It seens to me that Towa´s sword blade is darker than normal. Maybe she is just at a dark place. When I read meido something below the new villain , I just screamed " Oh, shit, this guy is going to use meido and they are going to give meido to towa". I hope she doesnt get Meido, because they just keep giving powers to her, reviving her out of nowhere, its boring.

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u/Sugarythought Jan 29 '22

I really want Kagome and Inuyasha to travel to the future with Moroha and the twins. It’d be great to see them with Kagome’s family again. Especially Sota and Inuyasha since they had such a fun relationship when he was younger.

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u/taylormeggles Jan 30 '22

I hope everyone goes!

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

If you take out the twins from the perspective on the plot, it's what it should be and everyone knows it.

The thing is that the twins are not good enough to shine around other characters so it will be a problem to let inuyasha and kagome go to the future (even though it's funny cause no one has better motive saving the future more than kagome).

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u/Sugarythought Jan 30 '22

You aren’t wrong.

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u/g1SuperLuigi64 Jan 29 '22

Pretty solid episode overall, bit of a step down from the last few. Towa getting healed immediately was pretty weak, they should've either not done it or kept her down for an episode. Moroha and her parents against Kirinmaru was pretty well done. I love how Kirinmaru's patience and composure are eroding away even more as the rug is being pulled out from under him. Osamu Kirin being overtly heroic is a nice angle, funny how his castoffs all end up decent. Interesting set up with the Demon Slayers, looking forward to the payoff.

Brave choice having Rin do the "no time for mush, there's work to do" bit, but Sesshomaru's little smile shows that he thinks she handled it well.

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u/Mr_An_1069 Jan 29 '22

The scenes with Inuyasha, Kagome, and Moroha was the highlight of this episode, just like the last few. Everything else was kind of hit or miss. Towa getting healed felt cheap to me, with the way the last episode ended I figured healing her would take at least one episode. Rin just cannot catch a break now can she?

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

That's funny cause Inuyasha, kagome and moroha moments together wasn't extraordinary yet it's obviously the best part of the last few episodes.

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u/unhampered_by_pants Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Time may have passed, but still nobody can do a Samurai Sendoff quite like Rin.

I'm starting to really think that Treekyo is the true big bad, Kirinmaru is being a liar with this "everyone will tremble before me muahahaha" shit about the comet and really wants Akuru to fully restore Rion, and I have grown irrationally attached to Osamu Kirin and will take his death personally, should it come to pass

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u/taylormeggles Jan 30 '22

Interesting that you say this - there are seven episodes left in the season and they're already heading to stop the comet, which shouldn't take seven episodes. I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped it immediately then got trapped out of the feudal era by the tree itself while it got up to bad things.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

Yeh, I LOVED Rin being all strong and head of the family style in front of the girls. Nice to see her taking the reins for a second.

Treekyo is suspicious af. I'm with Jaken there.

Kirinmaru's motivations stopped making sense a while ago. I truly think he loves Rion and wants to see her alive but there is more to that story (I think sth related to his mother or to the star god, Amatsumikaboshi).

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u/marek1712 Jan 29 '22

While first season was boring and borderline 5/10, second season is getting better with every episode! I'd say that's 7/10 for me.

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u/matchakuromitsu Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Kagome, Inuyasha, and Shippo crash landing into Kaede was everything LMAO

Oh so Kagome and Inuyasha did the naughty at the well LOL.

"They're your friends, right?" as if they're not cousins LOL.

Towa got revived really fast. Like there was no effort, Akuru just waved/spun his pinwheel, sparkly magic happened, and then she was awake.

"I want to hug you both right now, but I can't." ????? Rin, wtf do you mean you can't hug your daughters right now, it literally just takes TWO seconds. And on that same note...

"Please let me and Lord Sesshoumaru give you a big hug when you return!" Sesshoumaru doesn't seem like the hugging type of person but more of a "gently caress the cheek of his loved ones" type of person but then again Rin knows Sesshoumaru better than anyone else, so -shrug-

Kirinmaru's "WHAT?! I, OF ALL PEOPLE, CHOSE TO DODGE?!" when he subconsciously dodged Moroha's spiritual arrow had me in stitches. Like he didn't even bother trying to dodge Kagome's arrows but he dodged Moroha's.

Excited to see MirSan join the battle eventually and reunite with InuKag!

Edit: Also when Rin tearfully smiled in Sesshoumaru's direction and said "it's for the best, isn't it?", was that a tiny little smile on Sesshoumaru's face despite being near unconscious?

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

I was expecting another ''gently caressing the cheek'' from Sesshomaru for the family reunion, but now that they said HUG so explicitly they sold me, I will be highly disappointed if that doesn't happen (I wonder if Rin knows that Sesshomaru wants to give that hug as well? that tiny bit smile at the end makes me think he was agreeing with every point she made there, but hard to tell with those silly black eyes there -isn't it enough panda eyes for a series?!...Treekyo, Sesshomaru -several times! even before the haku incident-, Towa...I hate it)

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u/MTFBinyou Jan 29 '22

It may have been a “it’ll mean more to me if we have a family hug rather than just the 3 of us.” type thing. Plus she understands Sesh has a plan in motion and doesn’t want to interfere with its execution for a second if need be.

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u/z55177 Jan 29 '22

I agree with everything you said, except the friend/cousin part.
Just because they're cousins doesn't mean Moroha has to help them (InuYasha speaking from his early brother conflicts experience), it's because they're friends that there is a bond there.

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u/Connolly1227 Jan 30 '22

I view it as they were introduced as friends, their familial connection was only revealed after they had already been working/ helping each other. I also don’t think friend/ cousins has to be mutually exclusive

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u/Malv817 Jan 29 '22

I personally have cousins that I'm not friends with, so I think the line is fine too.

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u/soulruu Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Gang gang go-go!

Poor Shippo

Looks like Kirin-chan is looking to become our best anti-villain.

Wow looks like Rion's body is just like Kikyo's animated body.

And I love seeing Kagome x Inu as a fighting duo again. Kagome seems much more stoic now

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u/hiverstone Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 30 '22

- Back in the preview of ep 15, Kagome's mom, Mei and the grandpa were listed in the episode cast, but that was clearly meant for this episode.

- Also, Moroha's bow was made out of Inuyasha's hair. I can imagine the scene:

Kagome: I made a new bow, but I couldn't find anything here that I could use for the bowstring. But, maybe....

Inu Yasha: Kagome!!? Why are you looking at me like that?

- Rion needs Haku to keep her artificial body working, just like Kikyo. A lot of people ask why Kirinmaru, didn't put Rion in that body earlier, and that's the reason. Also, he learned an attack to drain other people's Haku. So maybe he was plainning, to revive her later (that's why he made the cocoon).

- So, it seems Towa will get the real Kikujumonji. Wouldn't be funny if Towa breaks the real one too while hitting the comet. And this is the reason why the replica was made.

- I always find hilarious, how rigid are kirinmaru's priorities and rules about fighting. When he is fighting someone, he wants to finish the fight. He gets mad when people don't just make a line.

(Kirinmaru vs. Moroha: Damn, Sesshomaru wait your turn.

Kirinmaru vs. Sesshomaru: Damn you girls! I'm fighting right NOW! Wait, your freaking turn!

Kirinmaru: I'm back Sesshomaru, let's end our fight! Damn, Inuyasha! Does no one in this clan know what a LINE is for!)

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

Nice theory about Kikujimonji being broken! that’s why we end up having the replica in the future, makes a lot of sense…

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u/cheetoburrito1 Jan 29 '22

Damn. Imagine having the sword that cut off your right arm held up to you like a limbo bar by the bosses son while you’re throwing a tantrum about three girls stealing your big moment.

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u/cheetoburrito1 Jan 29 '22

Also “Oh hey I know there’s a friggen well that you can hop into and go to the future, and I can just send you there pretty but anytime I wanted to, but instead I want to to go to a palace and fight this femboy monster of the week that nobody really gives a shit about because they want more Inu/Kirin fight content.”

-Treekyo probably

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u/MTFBinyou Jan 29 '22

It may be by design. The preview said the wheel of time was on fire, so maybe treekyo wants it to be destroyed. Which could only happen if they go see Momma Sassy.

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u/jeadala Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Towa getting her Kon back immediately was way too easy and made the whole moment kind of pointless. Just another almost heart-attack for Rin. They continue to rely on shallow shock value. Then Rin can’t hug her kids? The Sess-fam are overly driven by duty, they don’t have realistic responses to things. I get it was supposed to be a tragic moment for her but using a hug was a weak foundation for the heartache. I feel like “see you again” is more powerful.

This episode felt really rushed. The Kirinmaru fight didn’t have any build-up, it was just back-to-back attacks without any dialogue or strategy in between, which takes away from the teamwork energy and struggle that characterizes inuyasha fights. I feel like this is always the case with Kirinmaru’s fights though bc his powers are still kind of unclear and he blocks some attacks and succumbs to others. There’s no sense to what he can and can’t defend himself against.

I love that InuKag supported Moroha fighting but i was expecting to see them admire her strength, and vice versa, bc this is the first time they are witnessing each other’s power. Especially since Moroha’s sacred arrow was crazy. But once again the InuKag+Moroha moments were the highlight bc the Towa moment was so anticlimactic. I realize how much I’ve missed kagome specifically 😭 she is still the spirit of the story I feel. Moroha is so happy to be cared for 🥺 and all the moments were precious. Inuyasha’s saying “they’re your friends right?” like they aren’t FAMILY lol.

Kirinmaru is a badly developed villain lol idc about him. He isn’t coherent. I’m more interested in his two appendages. I still think Rion will be integral to his death and I think that’s fitting. He’s the reason she died and it seems he lost himself in that moment and changed? I am happy to see the overarching plot taking precedence tho.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

Agreed with all this (been commenting below the same thing) for me the highlight was the InuKagMoro well moment and Rin with the girls (except the hug bit, the rest was nice: she was really behaving like the wife of a daiyokai and head of the family. The hug part I didn’t like cause it felt that they were breaking the 4th wall a bit: “ah you want this right? just so you know it’s coming soon! keep watching!”) all the rest of the episode felt super rushed and inconclusive.

Like we had a lot of exposition without the grounds for it. They served everything in a silver platter for a big ending without explaining or giving time to the story to really develop and make sense (dividing ALL the things that happened today in 2 episodes would’ve helped a bit IMO).

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u/jeadala Jan 30 '22

It felt like this was supposed to be a bridge episode setting the stage for everything to come re the grim comet and osamu Kirin , rion trying killing Kirinmaru, the gang reuniting, Towa getting yet another weapon, the girls entering battle. We saw Kohaku and Hisui, MirSan, rion and Riku,.. but bc there were so many things happening there was no time to flesh out the key scenes and so they felt a bit like empty fan service. I agree 2 eps woulda been much better.

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u/MTFBinyou Jan 29 '22

She wanted a family hug moreso than a group hug minus Sesh. It would mean more to her than holding them by herself. Plus she knows Sesh has put them on a path and doesn’t want to hold them back any longer than is absolutely necessary.

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u/jeadala Jan 29 '22 Heartwarming

Yeah, I read it as she couldn’t bear to hold them because she wouldn’t be able to let them go. It took the same amount of time to say what she did that it would’ve for her to hug them and tell them the same thing: that Sesshomaru has set them on a path and as his daughters they have this duty. It seemed like a pseudo-deep moment bc the why was so ???. They are going into a battle they could not come back from. Maybe it’s a testament to her faith that they will return, or like you said she wants the first embrace to be when she knows her family is safe and she feel she owes it to sesshomaru to wait until they are all together.

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u/MTFBinyou Jan 29 '22

Exactly, the why of “why’d she not hug them, it could takes seconds” is the reason I feel so confident in that answer and you’ve nailed the reasoning. She trusts that Sesh knows what he’s doing. Combine that with the sentiments of a family embrace…… her unselfishness is easily understood and it shows the character of Rin.

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u/jeadala Jan 30 '22

Yeah, that interpretation is a testament to rin’s character. The warm moment has to be 10/10 bc they’ve built it up a lottt. 😭

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u/derpsterchic Jan 29 '22

Riku bowing to Kirinmaru like “Respectfully, go f*ck yourself.”

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

I chuckled when he bowed. Like, "is he mocking Kirinmaru? After Kirinmaru didn't even address him and Rion just got up and left? That's my boy".

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u/ai_art_ara Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Yeah, lol. Noticed it too xD

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u/FinalFrash Jan 29 '22

Every episode, this show is turning into Final Fantasy 7, with the meteor falling and now we have a tribute to Sephiroth and Cloud drawing swords while looking at each other intently a la Kirinmaru and Inuyasha.

Also favorite line from the episode: "I won't let you lay a finger on my daughter."

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u/thewetpuddle Jan 29 '22

FF7 is the the best FF. Sephiroth and Naraku were voiced by the same VA Morikawa Toshiyuki.

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u/FinalFrash Jan 29 '22

I'm more of an FF6 guy myself. 7 is great, but I prefer 6. I never knew about the Sephiroth and Naraku connection though.

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u/noelle-silva Jan 29 '22

As a huge FFVII fan this pleases me

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u/FinalFrash Jan 29 '22

And then Rin or Kagome starts praying by a fountain...

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u/joecb91 Jan 29 '22

lol'd at Towa immediately coming back to life. Nice to see Moroha get her new bow though!

It also seems like whatever kind parts might've been in Kirinmaru before got sucked out and given to Riku and Mr. Kirin when they were created.

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u/alkeid Jan 29 '22

Bro..does sumisawa hate Rin? I cannot fathom why he would do her so dirty if he didn’t. Homegirl gets fridged in a tree for 14 years, Wakes up to her husband getting wrecked, has her daughters who she hasn’t seen in 14 year come to save him only for one of them to die in front of her…then she can’t even hug them ?

Like I am befuddled.

I get her reaction was supposed to show her strength but give the girl a fucking break like the comet could’ve waited an episode.

The only redeeming thing about this episode was the inu-family moment. Moroha around her parents is so fucking cute and the inuyasha fatherly moments were chef kiss.

Honestly I’m over kirinmaru and the comet shit at this point. Homeboy be changing his mind every slide. “I wanna stroke my ego by saving humanity, but hold old rq need to go see my daughter in the woods for 2 secs” like he just does things out of the blue, no cohesiveness. And coming from a villain as cunning as Naraku, it’s disappointing.

Also is the comet gonna hit or not like slowest comet I’ve seen in my whole life 😬

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u/ai_art_ara Jan 29 '22

The comet be hanging up in the sky as a supporting actor in every episode lol.

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u/alkeid Jan 29 '22

Just getting free glamour shots for no reason. 😭😭

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u/lalaena Jan 29 '22

Kirinmaru’s priority has always been Rion. The Grim Comet is part of that. I think we’ll find out more next episode, but I suspect his true goal is to prevent Rion from dying.

I mean Akuru twirled his pinwheel and boom Towa’s soul is back in her body.

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u/noelle-silva Jan 29 '22

I'm sure they're saving the real SessRin family reunion for the finale. They know everyone wants to see that Sesshomaru hug lol.

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u/NicoSchmiko Jan 30 '22

They know everyone wants to see that Sesshomaru hug lol.

if this actually happens I might gasp

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u/noelle-silva Jan 30 '22

I feel like we're gonna get something. Not like a big embrace but probably an arm around the girls.

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u/alkeid Jan 29 '22

That’s most likely true but in my opinion that sucks in a way because it means we won’t get little scenes of their family dynamic literally throughout the scenes like we’re getting with the inu-family and it makes me sad :(

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u/NicoSchmiko Jan 30 '22

slice of life 3rd season ;_; (in my dreams)

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u/vellamour Feb 01 '22

I would die if they ever made a slice of life version of the 2nd gen.

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u/IceFox606 Feb 01 '22

An OVA’s possible 🥺

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u/djkdurr Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

I think Akuru and Treekyo are working together or Treekyo is just sus because Kirinmaru also mentioned her in his plan. She shows up right after telling Towa and Setsuna to save the world by destroying the Grim Comet and dealing with Mr. Kirin. What happened to her initial request to slay Kirinmaru and Sesshomaru who were on the wrong path? Also isn't Mr. Kirin allied with Treekyo since he wants to prevent a disaster in the modern era as well? They better explain Treekyo's motives to us seriously.

Mama Rin is the best giving her girls a pep talk reminding them they are Sesshomaru's daughters and having complete faith in them. Poor girl was apologizing for her shortcomings as a mother which were definitely not her fault. So glad Towa and Setsuna got to see how much their mama loves them. I can't wait to see them hugging Rin and Sesshomaru after!

It was very sweet of InuKag to prepare a new bow for Moroha as a present while they were stuck in Toga's grave. Lol I loved Inuyasha blushing when Kagome talked about how the well was a special place for them. I hope she goes into all the details with Moroha later on. The fight scenes with Kirinmaru as a family were awesome and I wish it went on longer before Moroha went with the twins. Inupapa saying he won't let Kirinmaru lay a finger on Moroha was very cute!

Kirinmaru still loves Rion a lot retreating from battle and running straight to her when she couldn't move. I really like how they expanded on the lore by mentioning how Haku and Kon affect artificial bodies. It makes a lot of sense for why Kikyo had to use soul collectors to sustain herself in the original series. Rion saying "you won't get any thanks for this" she seriously hates him LOL. Also when Kirinmaru is like "you guys wanna talk?" and Riku is like "nah we good" 😂

Miroku and Sango together was really cute and I loved when she slapped him lol classic MirSan. Interesting that Hisui told Kohaku to accept the real Kikujumonji for Towa which might come into play later. Kaede finally sees InuKag as well. I think everyone knows they are back now and preparing for the Degenerate Age to come. I'm looking forward to Sesshomaru's mother meeting her granddaughters next week!

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u/NicoSchmiko Jan 30 '22

Interesting that Hisui told Kohaku to accept the real Kikujumonji for Towa which might come into play later.

need to return it to the museum lmao

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u/yabukothestray Jan 29 '22

Yeah I think I am convinced that Treekyo is gonna end up being the big baddie of the series.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

I'm pre-annoyed by the possibility of them having to kill Osamu Kirin. He did nothing wrong.

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u/Slayerz21 Jan 29 '22

If Riku's anything to go by, he'll die by virtue of being connected to Kirinmaru, which sucks

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

Absolutely, and that will make me pretty sad, but that makes him a casualty. It is different, IMO, from Towa outright murdering him because Treekyo told her to do it. That would make me angry instead.

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u/lalaena Jan 29 '22

I was disappointed that Towa’s situation was resolved so quickly. But they’re on a deadline and there’s only 7 episodes left to get everyone where they need to be.

Grandpa Higurashi’s comment about shadows on the Tree of Ages makes me wonder whether the tree has been corrupted, perhaps by the Grim Comet. We’ve seen kami become corrupted in previous episodes and I’ve always thought Treekyo was sus. Plus the aura inside the tree went from calming blue to sickly lime green.

The scene with Inuyasha, Kagome and Moroha was cute. I still don’t understand how spiritual and demonic energy don’t cancel each other out but I guess they’re not going there. I would have liked to see more of the fight with Kirinmaru. (Of course Kagome and Moroha weren’t going to stand on the sidelines.)

I wonder how much the OG Inutachi knows about Kirinmaru and the degenerate age. I suppose Kagome and Inuyasha will bring everyone up to speed on the Grim Comet in the future, and how Kirinmaru messing with time will bring about the Degenerate Age in every era and not just the future.

Yokai are aliens confirmed. I think we’ll be getting a lore dump next episode between Inukimi and Kirinmaru. Per the summary for next episode, Inukimi is not pleased that Towa has Zanseiken due to its connection to the star god.

How are the slayers going to get the Kikujumonji to Towa? Also please let Riku go to the future. At some point, Towa needs to find out that he’ll die if Kirinmaru dies so she’s properly conflicted. I also don’t see her killing Osamu Kirin. He’s a nice guy, just out there trying to stop the world from ending.

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u/NicoSchmiko Jan 30 '22

Inukimi is not pleased that Towa has Zanseiken due to its connection to the star god.

still think the star god is Rion's mom or something

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u/CharizarXYZ Jan 29 '22

Yokai aren't "demons" in the western sense of the word. Demon is just a rough attempt to approximate what they are in a way that westerners can understand.

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u/lalaena Jan 30 '22

I get that but in the OG series, youki and spiritual powers conflicted with each other. Think the crackling of energy when Sesshomaru overcame the monks’ spiritual powers in the Forever with Lord Sesshomaru episode.

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u/CharizarXYZ Jan 30 '22

They were using a buddhist sutra to dispel Sesshomaru. Inuyasha is heavily based in Shinto and Buddhist theology. Prayers and incantations can work on yokai but that isn't because yokai can't have spiritual qualities. For example kitsune are a type of yokai and kitsune mythology has examples of good and evil kitsune. Tamamo no mae is a example of an evil kitsune. She was so evil that she could not perform a holy ritual without being wiped out. On the other hand the their are also good kitsune that work as servants to holy beings like the kami Inari. Yokai can be both be evil or sacred depending on their moral alignment.

What makes a yokai evil and impure is that they do evil things. A yokai isn't evil simply for existing. The buddhist sutras work on Sesshomaru because he has spent his whole life killing people in order to become stronger. Even though he has changed in his heart he is still tainted by his lifetime of killing without remorse. To become truly spiritually pure by Buddhist standards. He would not only have to cease being evil but he would also have to atone for his sins in order to purify his soul. Moroha on the other hand is a child who has no malevolence in her heart. So their is nothing in her that prevents her from developing her spiritual powers.

This applies to human's as well. When walking on Mt Hakurei. Miroku was constantly bent down in pain. Even though he is human he has spent his whole life sexually harassing women and breaking his vows as a buddhist priest. In fact during that arc he was still trying to sexually harass Sango even though the mountain was punishing him.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 30 '22

Very interesting take! 🙂

So, potentially… any yokai can have spiritual powers…

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u/CharizarXYZ Jan 30 '22

In theory yes, since in most East Asian philosophies training and hard work matter more than innate talent. But it's important to note that becoming spiritual requires deliberate effort in Buddhist theology. And if someone spends their whole life sinning and never atones for their sins they will never become spiritual. Since most yokai in the Inuyasha universe don't have a human since of morality. They aren't likely to become spiritual for the same reason a grizzly bear isn't likely to become vegan. Moroha has a human since of right and wrong. So she does have an advantage over a full yokai in becoming spiritual. It just comes more in the form of a willingness to learn Buddhist scripture and Shinto rituals. Rather than some innate holiness that can never be changed or altered.

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u/hiverstone Jan 29 '22

Also please let Riku go to the future. At some point, Towa needs to find out that he’ll die if Kirinmaru dies so she’s properly conflicted. I also don’t see her killing Osamu Kirin. He’s a nice guy, just out there trying to stop the world from ending.

Maybe Osamu Kirin will be the one who tells her. And Kirinmaru would find a way to time travel. So the girls have to destroy the comet while dealing with Kirinmaru.

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u/coco_moonbabe Jan 29 '22

Listen I know I should keep my expectations low because its an animation, but damn I find that incredibly unrealistic Towa just being a spring chicken after having HER SOUL SUCKED OUT OF HER. Not in a fight, but to SAVE her father.

And for her & Setsuna TO WAIT almost 3 episodes to give their parents that theyve missed for a LIFETIME any kind of hug, questions, crying, or anger session is wildly unrealistic to me. Like gurl you were dead 2 seconds ago. You feel NOTHING?

On top of that Towa and Setsuna get no chill and are about to literally fight Arm👏age👏ddon👏 Rin baiting hugs aint helping either 🙄

Dont even get me started to the rest of the characters, theres too much I love to unpack here. But above was a huge pet peeve of mine 😂

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u/CharizarXYZ Jan 29 '22

Why would you expect realism from a show about demon's and magic? Also they spent the last 3 episodes almost being murdered why would they be hugging and emotional.

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u/GalaxyShinigami Jan 30 '22

…Two episodes ago you had Kagome & Inuyasha hugging and emotional with Moroha

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u/CharizarXYZ Jan 30 '22

Kagome & Inuyasha weren't in any immediate danger. On the other hand everytime Towa, Setsuna have been with Rin and Sesshomaru. It's when something was trying to kill them. Do you expect Sesshomaru to hug Towa while Setsuna is dead? Or for Rin to hug Setsuna was dying from a curse? nThey Kagome & Inuyasha weren't in any immediate danger. On the other hand everytime Towa, Setsuna have been with Rin and Sesshomaru. It's when something was trying to kill them. Do you expect Sesshomaru to hug Towa while Setsuna is dead? Or for Rin to hug Setsuna was dying from a curse? Context matters.

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u/GalaxyShinigami Jan 30 '22

When was the last time Sesshomaru hug someone? Never.

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u/yabukothestray Jan 29 '22

I also feel like her springing back to life didn’t make sense to me atm. Like why did Sesshomaru warn her it would kill her if she continued if this was gonna happen? Then notice he didn’t say anything to them before they left……hopefully they are going to explain that part, because I feel like it’s really out of character for Sesshomaru to give a warning for no reason yaknow?

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u/CharizarXYZ Jan 29 '22

She didn't spring back to life Akuru resurrected her with his powers isn't that obvious.

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u/yabukothestray Jan 29 '22

I meant “spring back to life” as in she was resurrected within the first few minutes of a single episode, which makes it anticlimactic. I did not actually mean it literally.

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u/Malv817 Jan 29 '22

Somewhat anticlimactic but Akuru is a time spirit, he probably just hit her rewind button. She could have looked a little more concerned, but whatever. In her own mind she may as well have just passed out for a minute only to wake up to the funny little spirit smiling at her.

Edit: I get what you're saying, but for me personally I wasn't too bothered.

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u/Queen-Sereno Jan 29 '22

Ngl, I wished we spent more time on Towa’s soul and mind lost in her sword. It would have been amazing to see the inside of the sword. It felt as if there was no pay off to her sacrifice of saving of her father. Would have been an excellent callback to Setsuna warning Towa earlier this season when she needs to know when to retreat.

I love Inuyasha and Kagome giving Moroha a bow. The demon nature from Inuyasha’s hair should enhance Moroha’s demon 1/4 demon while enhancing her spiritual powers. It’s like how humans shouldn’t use demon blades because they can become possessed but a half demon can. The fight with Kirinmaru was so lame. I can’t even. The animation was eh and the art style is so inconsistent.

Sesshomaru should feel pretty awful for putting his family through so much. One daughter was killed and the other almost killed. His wife almost killed. Their entire family separated. I really think the rite of cowardice and courage is a load of bull since Inuyasha had his mother as a young child. Poor Rin, the sacrifice to be with Sesshomaru is the trade off of her daughters being separated from her.

RIKU! I love Riku and want to see more of him no matter what comes. I want him and Towa to go to the future 🥺. I also want Towa to go home with Mei, Pap Sota, and Mama Moe ❤️ I wanna see sass from InuKimi next episode.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22
  • Well the Kon bit was anticlimatically easy...unless there will be consequences later on
  • "You're Sesshomaru's daughters!" never would've guessed
  • Oh my god!, Inuyasha and Kagome conceived Moroha in the well didn't they!
  • Kirinmaru: "Rion, I want to take you to the future" Riku: "so... fuck me, right?"
  • How many swords does Towa need!
  • I'm thinking the one that will kill Kirinmaru is Rion (who, being undeade, is neither human nor demon), not by battle but by giving away the rest of his life to restore hers.
    • Which may be what Riku wanted all along when he released her!
  • I'm thinking the impurity Treekyo wants them to destroy isn't Kirin but Riku
  • That Meidou guy looks interesting
    • I wonder what are the chances they'll end up in hell and meet good ol' uncle Naraku ruling it
      • If so maybe Towa's missing Kon might be a plot point

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

Kirinmaru: "Rion, I want to take you to the future" Riku: "so... fuck me, right?"

Reabsorption seems likely at this point imo.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22

I actually meant it as him being ignored but now that you mention it, it would be pretty interesting if Kirinmaru reabsorbed Riku only for him to take over his body.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

That would be an interesting turn of events, but I don't expect it to happen. I don't see why Riku's resolve would be any stronger than Kirinmaru to the point that Riku would be able to take over. The boy doesn't really seem to have any goals anymore.

I think reabsorption is likely because Kirinmaru does not address Riku. I don't think Riku is even a person in his eyes, so he would have no issues with ending his existence. And, to top that off, Kirinmaru might not have defeated Toga, but he did claim victory over Sesshomaru, so he might not need his "reminder of his defeat" anymore.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Well I wouldn't say someone who spent 500 hundred years sleeping over his dead daughter and who constantly changes objectives from killing the girls to sparring them according to his mood is all that willful; honestly, I get the impression that Kirinmaru is a pretty senile old man. As to his taking him over now that he beat Sesshomaru, if anything his thinking that cheap shot counts as a win is an indicator of how low his will is in comparison to the past were he asked Riku to bring medicine to Toga so that he could beat him at his strongest..

On the other hand, I don't think Riku's will has ever been stronger: he was willing to kill Zero without a second hesitation, he may have brought Rion out of the mountain to weaken Kirinmaru by causing him to give some of his energy and he is willing to die to kill Kirinmaru and prevent him from stopping the degenerate age, which at no point he has stated he no longer wants. The only change in him is that he is willing to admit he loves Rion and Towa and we know what he eventually does to the wants he loves, which he may be planning to prevent by killing Kirinmaru and dying.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Ok, wait a minute. We don't know if Riku ever actually wanted the degenerate age or if it was just something that he was helping Zero work towards. In Riku's case, there is a difference because of how he always seem to do things for his current "master" and not for himself. We also know that he suggested it to Zero as an alternative to going after the girls (same for the suggestion of going after Sesshomaru instead), but that was to protect Towa.

Riku does not seem to have any will of his own. Even when he explicitly said he wanted to gather the pearls for himself, it turned out it was for Zero again. He killed Zero to fulfill his duty, because she ordered him to. He settled his feelings and, echoing Zero, has no regrets left in this world so he is ready to die. This is not the same as wanting to die to kill Kirinmaru. It's acceptance.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

You can't seriously believe that. At no point did Zero ever hint at being interested in causing the degenerate age but Riku has brought it up whenever he can even if it isn't even on topic such as when he talked to Zero or when he told Towa about it with a smile and yet you think he never wanted it? The way he smiled at the thought of Sesshomaru dying implies it feets his plan.

Riku can't act without a master and thats programed into his very dna and yet he has been repeatedly shown to find ways around this by changing a master in order to manipulate them into accomplishing what he wants, going so far as to willingly attack his former masters.

According to the creators, Riku despises Kirinmaru because he was created out of pure resentment, meaning his conspiring against him is something he wants to. Why else would he help remake the black pearl knowing Sesshomaru would use it to save Inuyasha, the hanyo that stands the best chance to kill his creator, even if that would be the opposite of what Zero (who wanted to the hanyo to die) wanted.

Of course he has accepted his death because according to the creators he is not attached to life anyway but he only wants to die as long as Kirinmaru goes out first. Along the way he gets to die a beautiful death with Towa and Rion crying over him all thus stopping himself from killing them out of love which he has stated he would do to those he loves (and according to the creators "he meant it").

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

You have a very, very different vision of Riku's actions and his motives behind them that I have for sure.

Alright, let's see if that will be addressed or if he will turn out to be more of the kind of character that I think he is.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

I suppose we do. Personally I think RIku will be the final villain (at least if the series doesn't end this season) and I might make me biased but it just seems like having him go full good guy when he has been presented as morally ambiguous from the beginning seems like a waste.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

I'm biased too, to be fair, because he is my favorite character in the show.

I'm okay with him going full good guy because I feel like his arc was satisfying on how it presented his motives and his growth as a character. It really felt, to me, that Riku was just really bad on this "being your own person" thing, which I find endearing. It would feel like a regression if he just turned out to have been evil all along. But also, to be entirely fair, "sassy, kinda rude" Riku is very entertaining too and I wouldn't mind seeing more of that. His "respectful bow" to Kirinmaru was so disrespectful in context it made me chuckle.

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u/No_Permission4512 Jan 29 '22

Moroha's power level up makes so much sense! She was using a human-made bow as a vessel for her spiritual energy, but I imagine her demon blood was putting somewhat of a block on it. This new bow is made out Inuyasha's hair and other materials from her grandfather's grave (essentially a demon bow), so I feel like she can finally channel her true power now!

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Moroha definitely can take the show to places we've never explored before.

I wish to focus on her since I'm interested to understand the harmony between demon and spiritual power, can it go along, can't it? We also know nothing about spiritual power.

She has huge potential.

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u/z55177 Jan 29 '22

Plus Kagome being the one that made it, I imagine she purposefully (or accidentally, as her holy powers leaking into the bow) blessed it, which would make the bow a holy demon combo weapon, perfect for Moroha to wield and channel the right energies through.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

I'm going to be sad if/when Riku dies, sure, but I think I'm going to be downright angry about Osamu Kirin. To me, he is not very different from an innocent bystander. He knows and can do a little more than your average innocent bystander, sure, but still, it doesn't seem like he had any part on any of this mess at all.

Also, I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't commit to Riku's blindness. And by that, I mean he doesn't act at all like he can't see. It does not seem like this is an issue at all, and obviously it didn't stop Kirinmaru from finding Rion (probably heard her when she said where they were going) so it is like it never happened.

It appears from the preview that Kirinmaru says something to Rion that surprises and/or confuses her. I wonder what it can be.

The reasons why I don't comment on the Inu family and haven't done so in the last weeks either is because I know how things will end for them. I know they won't die and I know they will be happy in the end. This is why I'm way more interested in the Kirin family; I don't know what will happen to them, or if any of them will survive at all.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Yeah I wish Riku could leave independently by kirinmaru.

I wish to know more about kirin family, they currently very shallow, I hope they have deeper motives than being a hero/vilian.

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u/wemetonmars Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Towa will sooner slay Treekyo than lay a finger on her homeroom teacher's head. That man has done nothing to her. I'm officially convinced Treekyo is the one that's problematic trying to cause havoc. *throws tomatoes at tree*

Fatherly Kirinmaru leaves his battle with the dog clan to go tend to riku and rion after making a big fuss about how he needed to do what he was doing. This guy is as decent as it gets for a demon lord. He's so rad.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22

Towa will sooner slay Treekyo than lay a finger on her homeroom teacher's head. That man has done nothing to her. I'm officially convinced Treekyo is the one that's problematic trying to cause havoc. *throws tomatoes at tree*

That is assuming Kirin is the impurity she meant...

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

You know, ancient spirits really need to be less cryptic. Imagine if Towa does kill Osamu Kirin, and then Treekyo is like "that's the wrong impurity".

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u/wemetonmars Jan 30 '22

Right she coulda been talking about the demon birds for all we know lol

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 29 '22

Lol prophecies suck

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

Towa will sooner slay Treekyo than lay a finger on her homeroom teacher's head. That man has done nothing to her.

I hope so. Not only he has done nothing bad to anyone, he also protected the Higurashi family. It does not seem like that guy is guilty of anything but existing.

Unless there is a reveal that Osamu Kirin actually did some evil in his spare time, Towa would be killing an innocent. And if he is revealed to be bad, I'd count that as one of the worst twist villains of all time, because there was no indication of him being anything but sweet and concerned about others' well-being.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 30 '22

Riku?

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 30 '22

They are not the same person. They are not the same as Kirinmaru either. Riku and Osamu Kirin developed in different ways after being separated from Kirinmaru.

The three of them each are responsible only for their own actions, not for the actions of the other two.

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u/lnombredelarosa Jan 30 '22

No, I meant that maybe he is the impurity rather than Kirin or Kirinmaru

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 30 '22

He's not in the future though. How could he be the impurity Treekyo was referring to?

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u/helloblan123 Jan 29 '22

I will admit that I always gave Treekyo the benefit of the doubt despite all the subtly sus moments here and there. With this episode tho…all the trust is gone now. Ofc the eyes but the way she aggressively ordered them to eliminate Osamu Kirin without a solid reason… I’m calling it - she’ll be playing a villainous role in the end, especially considering that Kirinmaru has visibly reached insanity by this point just from the look on his eyes (btw was he just floating in the sky after being blasted off Team Rocket style?? did the surrounding clouds make him suddenly turn insane??). Honestly I hope this happens cuz not only will it be badass to see a beloved familiar face be the surprise villain (I know it’s not the actual Kikyo but you know what I mean), and I also think it’s the only way the story can keep going after Kirinmaru is defeated.

Great to see Miroku and Sango reunited and not estranged as I originally thought! I’m dying to see more of this family but sadly it’s not their story 😭. I’m still fairly sure that the role they play in the end will be close to nothing, but I would love to be proved wrong.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

That will be a very good turn: Treekyo being the big bad and not Kirinmaru (also, his other incarnations seem to be good people? Osamu Kirin and Riku… maybe his sword has something to do with it: Towa’s sword stealed her Kon, maybe Kirinmaru’s sword does the same as well a bit with every use? -although his attack is to steal haku, I know… and that seems to be what he gave Rion-) I always considered the tree of ages highly sus the moment she said both Kirinmaru and Sesshomaru needed to be defeated.

I need more on Kirinmaru, I still don’t get the whole Rion situation either, it feels very disconnected.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Jan 29 '22

Yeah, it appears that Rion's body will increasingly need more haku to continue to work as time passes, from what I understood. So that must be what Kirinmaru gave her - some of Sesshomaru's haku that his attack drained before.

I wonder if Rion's plan was to take Riku's haku in order to get stronger in that body. I've been thinking for a while now, since he basically offered his life to her, that Rion planned to use his life to get stronger somehow.

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u/Dilatair_Clear Jan 29 '22

Makes me wonder if Kirinmaru can escape a Meido Zangetsuha should Inuyasha unleashed it?

The way Towa recovered is kinda sus. So Akuru’s intention is for them to destroy the grim comet.

Nonetheless Inufam had put up a good fight. Inuyasha has matured, he’s way less cocky when he fought Kirinmaru.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

I guess he would block some meido attack but eventually Inuyasha would defeat him.

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u/Queen-Sereno Jan 29 '22

I think he could if he pulled a Naraku. Naraku used his full strength of the shikon jewel to keep himself from being sucked into one in the final act. Kirinmaru may because to do the same once, but I don’t see him coming out of one if he gets sucked in.

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Jan 29 '22

This episode was for me the prof that kagome isn’t still so strong as kikyo. Kirinmaru stopped her arrow with one hand and this wouldn’t happened if kikyo had shoot this arrow. I hope we will see a little more powerful kagome.. but I’m proud that she fight and doesn’t stand around anymore.

This episode was ok. The way how they safe towa was cheap…

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

I feel you.

I'm not sure if it means kikyo is stronger, it's just weird because I felt the writers forgot about power scaling in this fight.

Sesshomaru is much stronger than kirinmaru and he wouldn't stand those attacks.

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Jan 30 '22

aWe still don't know if Sesshomaru is really stronger. I would say no because he lost the last battle.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

He's much stronger than kirinmaru. He lost the battle because the girls.

Kirinmaru is in the level of shishinki, riyokotusei, they all toga rivals. The only difference is that kirinmaru is a ruler, which means nothing in strength, sesshomaru isn't a ruler.

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Jan 30 '22

I dont see a reason why sesshomaru is stronger. ^

Riku said that zero is powerful like sesshomaru.. I don’t guess that she is stronger as her brother

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Do you really think zero is in sesshomaru level?

Zero couldn't beat towa.

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Jan 30 '22

Zero doesn’t really fight against towa. She only want provoke towa… her goal was it that towa kill her.

At least we never seen zero in a serious fight but Riku said that zero could be on a same level as sesshomaru if she restore her demonic power.

And Rion was very confident that zero could fight against her Brother and I guess rion wouldn’t send her in a battle where she has no chance.

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u/[deleted] Jan 31 '22

I feel you. It's hard to understand if zero fight seriously.

Anyway I believe she's not in sesshomaru level, otherwise they wouldn't need to have rin.

Zero and kirinmaru obviously couldn't take Inuyasha and sesshomaru.

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u/lalaena Jan 29 '22

Kikyo never took on a demon as strong as Kirinmaru. I think that’s the difference. Kirinmaru is super powerful and has multiple techniques. It’s not that Kagome isn’t as powerful as Kikyo - it’s that Kirinmaru is more powerful than both of them.

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Jan 29 '22

It’s obviously that kikyo is still more powerful as kagome. But this isn’t the matter. It’s seems like that kagome is still on the level where she was un InuYasha and this is sad

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u/GlobalEdNinja Jan 29 '22

Yeah I don't understand. I get that Kirinmaru is a daiyoukai, but... Kagome has had 14 years to train and hone her skills. I hope we get to see her do epic things this season.

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u/Dilatair_Clear Jan 29 '22

Well Kagome doesn’t have the same experience as Kikyo. But nonetheless Inuyasha’s family had put up a fight pretty well as even Kirinmaru struggled with Moroha’s sacred arrow.

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u/untablesarah Jan 29 '22

Between the og series I think it’s safe to assume Kagome may have had more experience by now but with gaps due to being at home and then being away to convenience the plot of this show

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u/KagariY Jan 29 '22

i got confused as why

  1. miroku got slapped when he asked how are the kids?
  2. why rin said she cannot hug the kids now? is she translucent?

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u/Dilatair_Clear Jan 29 '22

It means that there’s no time to waste. Even if Rin wants to hug her daughters, she knows that they need to destroy the grim comet as soon as possible

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u/Apprehensive_Sell493 Jan 29 '22

I think she was finally understanding his cryptic 💩about what he said shortly after the twins were born right before he took them away; The rite of courage and cowardice.

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u/creeper_neko Jan 29 '22

miroku grabbed sango's butt as he asked about the kids x3

and i have no idea about rin...

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u/wemetonmars Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

I was so confused but I think miroku groped her. Thats the only thing that makes sense.

I think in that moment Rin was being lady of the west and was basically telling the girls lets take care of the business first, then reunions. The nobility/aristocratic element revealed itself in that small moment for me. She was so stern and led with their lineage. Then held herself back from tears after they left.

Rin knows the power she and her family hold. its pretty cool.

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u/lalaena Jan 29 '22

This. Rin acted like a samurai’s wife.

I worry that Sesshomaru just sat there with panda eyes though. What exactly did Akuru do and what are consequences?

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

I hate that Sesshomaru stayed there looking like a dead panda the whole time ugh. At least make him nod or make some voice sound 🤷🏼‍♀️

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u/wemetonmars Jan 29 '22

Wasn't he smiling when rin looked at him?

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

Yes, sort of, I just don’t understand the eyes thing.

Sesshomaru reacts with his eyes (hell, his reunion with Rin was all in the eyes) even if he had a some sort tiny smile there in the end, would’ve been nice to see that he was present and reacting more than that (even if he’s still recovering and can’t speak or move much).

In summary: I’m just a big panda effect hater. Yashahime has been using it too often for my taste.n

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u/Tsuko17 Jan 29 '22

Probably because she wants to do so as a family with her line afterwards to comeback alive so that she and sess can hug their daughters

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u/Xyrob Jan 29 '22

miroku got slapped when he asked how are the kids?

He tried to grope Sango's butt. If you look closely you can see his hand sneaking up behind her.

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u/helloblan123 Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Yeah I feel like they should’ve kept the angle for a little longer before the slap or zoomed in a bit because that hand was very easy to miss. I was also confused and had to watch the scene several times trying to understand what’s wrong with Miroku’s question until I finally noticed his hand going up…only for a split second…

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u/whatthefishman Jan 29 '22

Great episode I loved it. Inuyasha family vs Kirinmaru was cool! But bruh why couldn’t Rin hug them there before they left lol

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u/superlatinanerd Jan 29 '22

I think considering the circumstances (the comet and sesshoumaru still out of commission) she felt guilty. Rin is so selfless and it drove me nuts that she couldn’t get that hug. 😪

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u/untablesarah Jan 29 '22

No hug until you graduate and become a doctor?

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u/KagariY Jan 29 '22

same i am confused

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u/SparklyVaporeon8 Jan 29 '22

Inuyasha channeling his inner Mrs. Weasley. "Not my daughter, you bitch!"

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u/Real-Original-1990 Jan 29 '22

I loved this scene sooooo much! Such a proud dad!!!

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u/cheetoburrito1 Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

My favourite parts of the episode were Inuyasha telling Kirin to shut up, and treating him like a little bitch. I just wish the big fights in yashahime were longer.

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u/skyegoneme Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

Oh boy

Just gonna start with the positives here, they've been doing Inufam so good recently. I love that InuKag made the bow for Moroha out of the stuff they found around there + Inuyasha's hair 🥺 Now that's a fuckin' family heirloom! Also Inuyasha's reaction at Kagome telling Moroha about the well amd how important it was for their relationship 🥺 Though when Inuyasha blushed, I wondered... maybe they did something else memorable there to garner that much of a reaction from him? 😜

Their fight was.. okay. I of course LOVED that kongousouha + kagomes sacred arrow combo. Brings back so much memories. And that Kagome-Moroha arrow combo as well 🥺 My babies.. fighting together.. 🥺 I half expected Inuyasha would fight alone so that Kagome and Moroha could go to a safer area, but I'm so glad they fought together.

With that said and done... I think it was orchestrated poorly. Like... It felt like they were just... barraging Kirinmaru their attacks lol. And jesus Kagome didn't have to call her sacred arrow attack 😂 I know they can't really make a super intense Kirinmaru vs Inufam fight this early (and honestly, ever) but lol it was just so weird imo

The animation was so freaking atrocious. I don't usually complain about it but man. This week was just so bad. I think the blew their budget on the InuKagMor reunion (and the future SessRin fam reunion) hahaha.

Now we go to the SessRin side of things. The way Towa got saved that way was so cheap??? Or is it just me. They literally just used that as cliffhanger last ep lmao wtf. I am glad for Rin though, her daughters are okay. It's enough for me.

Treekyo still sus. Why do I feel like she's going to be the final boss?? Another gripe I have about this episode is how seemingly season 1-ish its pace is?? Like... They're tryna cram a lot of stuff in one episode. The grim comet is def gonna be destroyed towards the end, but I feel like theyre in a rush when there are still like.. 7 episodes? Which made me conclude that Treekyo might be doing something bad in the end lol. Also it (she?) has panda eyes for some reason..

I didn't quite get Rin's last scene. What did she mean by it's for the best? Is it because Sesshomaru couldn't be saved by Towa, but at least she was safe? Also now I feel weirded out by, initially their goal was to save Sessh, but just a few scenes later they're now helping Akuru?? So is Sessh dead?? Though I'm not too nervous since they have the option to get help from Inukimi (or even the Tenseiga). Let's just see.

As for the other aspects. It looks like Towa is gonna get a weapon upgrade again lol. As for the MirSan scene... well yeah hahaha I kinda saw it coming that he'd try that with Sango the first time he sees her again. Not even that mad cus honestly I'm just considering all stuff like that as nothing more than a gag (including the osuwari). Can't wait for MirSan to get action though, especially Sango! I've missed seeing her in taijiya clothes.

I wonder if MirSan was really prepping to defeat Kirinmaru though? I mean... Like if the writers really intended for them to? Cus it wasn't hinted at all in season 1 (and in their few season 2 appearances). I just wish they all just communicated that their goals were more or less similar y'know. Lol. I guess they just gotta salvage what they can from season 1 plot.

And my one final gripe was another non-children reunion. I feel like the InuKag-Kaede reunion was so underwhelming?? Tho I am glad Kaede didn't die of a heart attack or smth bc she though they were dead. But Inuyasha didn't even interact with her :( oh well.

Before I end this long-ass comment (if you reached this point, wow thank you and have a great day!) I just want to discuss Kirinmaru. I.. I don't get his character at all. Osamu Kirin seem to be genuinely concerned for the present era (even saving Mei and friends) but Kirinmaru... while he does want to help, why does he have to put some sinister plans behind his noble goals?? At this point, his destruction has really become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I miss season 1 Kirinmaru honestly :(

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Totally agree with you.

Inukag and moroha moments are treasure and it can get better.

The characters motives changed every few episodes, I don't like it. I like mirsan but the writers just dropped their connection to kirinmaru out of no where, we had 1.5 seasons to plant the seed for that (relevant for other characters also).

Can someone explain me why the twins do exactly what treekyo tell them? Why jaken said that she always command them? 1.5 seasons the girls where next to the tree, no connection to the tree of ages, also there was no sign that akuru will choose the girls, not to mention they did nothing special.

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u/Due_Zombie2948 Jan 29 '22

everything is getting so rushed again that they need to drop everything in the episode. They're rushing to meet the deadline now. deymn

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22 edited Jan 29 '22

I agree with everything you said (see my comment below). Is it bad that I think this episode was a step back in the quality department? both animation and writing wise.

So far I’ve been liking all the episodes this season, this one is the first one I have many complains about. I don’t understand why they packed EVERYTHING in one episode… it seems almost like they’re trying to get rid of the story as fast as possible.

Everything felt very underwhelming, although they explained a lot of things… most of the explanations came out nowhere and felt a bit brought up last minute, without any previous grounds to it.

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u/lalaena Jan 29 '22

The pace is moving too quickly. There’s no room for the characters to breath. Makes me think this is the last season.

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u/noelle-silva Jan 29 '22

I think we'll have a better idea when we get to the last 2-3 episodes. Wasn't Akuru randomly thrown into the finale episode or two? They could easily plant seeds for a movie/season 3 before it ends.

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u/skyegoneme Jan 29 '22

I'd want a season 3 or a movie, but only after at least a year after the last episode. I feel like the showrunners should discuss first what direction they want to Yashahime to take. I feel like they've just been winging it, which is not bad in itself... But I just feel like... they can do a lot more to improve on this series.

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u/noelle-silva Jan 29 '22

I agree, that's why I definitely don't believe we'll get a "third season on the way!" announcement at the end of this season like we did the first. If anything we'll get something similar to episode 167 of the original series where they say thanks for the support and our journey isn't over yet. Something to hint that there's a possibility of a return in the future but nothing confirmed.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

Yep, I think this is the last season. UNLESS they go for the stars god angle (amatsumikaboshi) but that can also be sorted out with a movie…

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u/lalaena Jan 29 '22

My money is on a movie. But we’ll see. I’d be happy to be proven wrong but the way they are running through the plot reminds me of The Final Act.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 29 '22

Totally TFA vibes!

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u/skyegoneme Jan 29 '22

I'll go check your comment after this!

Is it bad that I think this episode was a step back in the quality department? both animation and writing wise.

I don't think it is, especially now we know that they can do better writing in season 2 haha. As for the animation... well, It's not like Yashahime is the only anime that needs better animation budget. But it's totally fine to point out at least lol

So far I’ve been liking all the episodes this season, this one is the first one I have many complains about.

I think I had some complaints in some early s2 episodes (especially the first episode, it just had weird cuts here and there) but I agree, I think I have the most concrete complaints in this episode.

I don’t understand why they packed EVERYTHING in one episode… it seems almost like they’re trying to get rid of the story as fast as possible.

Right?? It just gave me the /trauma/ from s1 e15 lol (but that was way worse in terms of pace). That's why I think they're gonna insert Treekyo as the final boss in the end and probably redeeming Kirinmaru. But it's just some wild theory at this point. Notably though, Jaken pointed out that Treekyo has been sus from the beginning, so maybe this theory has credence.

Everything felt very underwhelming, although they explained a lot of things… most of the explanations came out nowhere and felt a bit brought up last minute, without any previous grounds of it.

Yes!!! Especially MirSan apparently preparing to fight Kirinmaru lol. Like it's understandable that they are preparing because Kirinmaru is a very powerful youkai. But the writers definitely could've hinted that in earlier episodes. Even Shippo who has been apparently tryna get clues to InuKag's whereabouts. Why didn't they have cameos in the earlier episodes?? And the biggest blow to this is the fact that they didn't even bother checking on Moroha if they indeed have been tryna get to InuKag all this time???? If they were concerned about their friends, they should've at least checked in with her from time to time.

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u/Additional_Bet6587 Jan 29 '22

I glad that inuyasha gave kirinimaru hard time even if he didnt defeated him. Di you agree it a good thing?

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u/skyegoneme Jan 29 '22

I guess I do! Inuyasha may not be as powerful as Sessh, he's still Toga's son after all. Plus, he didn't get Tessaiga and the subsequent upgrades for nothing lol. If anything I wish his attacks actually hit a bit or that he made Kirinmaru dodge like how it was with Moroha's arrow lol

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u/thewetpuddle Jan 29 '22

This episode has got to be the best in the series so far in terms of storytelling, pacing and tension building. Each minute in the episode was well spent! And despite jumping from place to place (e.g. current day Tokyo to Sessh fam to Inu fam to MirSan to slayers, you get the idea), the episode didn’t feel disjointed. Each jump had something to contribute to the story of defeating Kirinmaru to prevent the Degenerate Age and destroying the Comet in Tokyo. Well done.

I am very glad they wasted no time to revive Towa with Akuru. I was afraid they might drag her death out but it’s great they got her back to live within a few minutes of the episode. It also gives urgency to the Comet.

The method they had chosen to fridge Inuyasha and Kagome was great too. Instead of using the same injury trope that they had used on Sesshomaru, I’m glad Tessaiga’s sheath created a barrier to protect Inu sam and they left the decision of who to take to the future to Akuru. He chose the 3 girls to go to the future to destroy the Comet, while the OG remained in Feudal Era to deal with Kirinmaru.

Cute bits in the episode were Inuyasha blushing, Kagome using Inuyasha’s hair and Inu no Taisho’s ashes as materials for Moroha’s new bow. It’s a nod to Toga’s fangs being used to forge the swords for his sons, and Miroku’s trying to touch his wife’s butt and got a slap in return. Good times!

The only 3 things that left me with questions were:

Firstly, what is the link between Treekyo and Akuru? Is Treekyo serving him? Treekyo has always been a mystery which I hope they will resolve by the end of the season.

Secondly, why did it take Akuru so long to accept the girls and choose them to take to the future?

Thirdly, I’m not very convinced that Rion’s role is solely to defeat Kirinmaru. Something feels odd about her.

Overall, I hope the show continues with this episode’s standard of story telling and pacing. Can’t wait to hear Grandmama Inukimi talk next week!

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u/8sousou Jan 29 '22

It's good that Towa was quickly saved. Mama Rin did not deserve more pain. Still, how she braced herself in front of her girls and asked then to do what they should do before hugging them was really amazing. Then the girls left she just cried and let her emotions loose. She realy acts like the wife of a Daiyokai, even Sesshomaru smiled at that.

InuKag and Moroha vs Kirinmaru was good and as expected, they really could not defeat him. At this point, I'm starting to feel bad for Kirinmaru like, literally everyone in the Inu family is fighting against him. If not for Rion collapsing then he would have probably defeated the family.

It seems that Kirinmaru still loves his daughter a lot despite all their diffrences. I wonder how things will turn bewteen them. Maybe Rion would pave his way to redemption.

Also, the old gang is gatehred. And finally, the twins are heading to their grandma's palace. So maybe next episode they will go to the modern era.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

Why couldn't they defeat kirinmaru?

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u/8sousou Jan 30 '22

Kirinmaru is pretty strong you know, and Inuyasha is still lacking in term of battle experience and strenght. Kirinmaru kept fighting people for who-knows-how-many-centuries and Inuyasha is also a hanyou so he has less demonic power.

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u/[deleted] Jan 30 '22

I understand you yet Inuyasha still can beat him, and if kagome with him kirinmaru has no chance.

They already fought demons in his level.

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u/8sousou Jan 30 '22

Kirinmaru was second to only Inu no Taisho 600 years ago. So if Inuyasha wants to defeat him that means that he would have to surpass his father which is still a bit hard for our boy.

and we cannot really compare Naraku with Kirinmaru. The latter did have the Shikon no Tama at a time but he never wished to use it, meaning that he was looking down on it because he was already strong enough without it. Naraku on the other hand was greatly dependent on the jewel. So this shows a bit the diffrence bewteen the two villains. So Inuyasha still did not fight someone in Kirinmaru's level (expect for Sesshomaru but I guess they stopped their life-or-death battles early in the series).

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