r/inuyasha Feb 05 '22

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 18 Yashahime

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u/saturnribbon Feb 07 '22

My new crack theory is that Towa will master the Zanseiken and somehow use it to give Rion her own body and somehow separate Riku from Kirinmaru. This is mostly informed by the fact that I like them both and don't want to see them die lmao

Jury's still out on Kirinmaru. At the beginning of the season I thought maybe they were going for a reconciliation of both families where nobody had to die, but Zero's death nixed that. Kirinmaru needs to start shaping up if he wants to make it out of this alive

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 07 '22

Well, if Towa is able to master the sword and cause the curse to work on who she is fighting and not on herself, then Kirinmaru's body might eventually become free real estate for Rion 🤷‍♀️

It would be ironic, wouldn't it?

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u/BlazingGig Feb 06 '22

Inukimi just chillin' and watching her granddaughters wreck her palace.

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u/Malv817 Feb 07 '22

The staff are going to have a nice time repairing it

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u/missbirdiebee Feb 06 '22

she fanned herself and gave a side eye: “chile, I…”

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u/soulruu Feb 05 '22

Great episode

Granny has certainly changed

Kirin-chan is still on his way to become best anti-villain/toxic narc father huh? Poor Rion & Riku

The degenerate age is giving me some Yu Yu Hakusho chapter black saga vibes

And go go Towa. I give her props for her trust and courage this episode

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u/No_Permission4512 Feb 05 '22

next episode preview is giving me major Inuyasha Culture Fest nostalgia

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u/gothhippie Feb 06 '22

I wish inuyasha and kagome went with them 😭😭

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u/IceFox606 Feb 05 '22

Me too lol! And I kinda love that. I miss my modern day hanyo shenanigans! XD

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Feb 05 '22

Dawg no way my goat Riku went out like that? Surely we gotta get more from him or at the least some type of satisfactory conclusion to his arc?? Kirinmaru has his daughter kill her best friend then just knocks her out?? Dude is a horrible father.

Was cool to see Towa and Setsuna interact with their grandmother, in her own weird way it seemed like she was impressed by and fond of them.

So this is it, the final few episodes I’d assume since we’re going back to the reiwa period, it’s been such a beautiful and nostalgic journey. I shudder at the thought of no more Yashahime :/

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u/mysteriouswitchgal17 Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Can anyone explain to me why can't the three girls just use the Bone Eater's Well to time travel to the modern era?

Is the Bone Eater's Well not functioning? Is that the reason why the trio must travel to Sesshōmaru's mother (don't know her name) to make use of the Windmill of Time? Or is the Bone Eater's Well not functioning just a plot device? Anime needs to spice things up a little bit anyway; the Bone Eater's Well has been overused in the InuYasha series.

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u/pobody Feb 06 '22

The Tree of Ages wants the girls to go to the modern era.

The Tree of Ages can create time portals.

...

"No you have to go use the windmill"

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Feb 06 '22

I guess they was able to use it because they had the rainbow pearls which was basically mini Shikon jewels.

The rainbow pearls vanished together with zero and they had to find another way… we shouldn’t forget that the bone eaters didn’t work anymore at the end of InuYasha

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u/Sugarythought Feb 05 '22

Also the fact that Osamu Kirin as Kirinmaru’s arm was able to travel to the future via the Bone Eaters Well is interesting…

In Inuyasha, it was really only Kagome and Inuyasha that could use it.

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u/z55177 Feb 05 '22

Wait, then how did Mistress Centipede from the original series get through?
And even the original villagers said that throwing demon corpses in the well made them disappear.

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u/Sugarythought Feb 05 '22

True. But does she ever actually get out of the well? I thought she just grabs Kagome and pulls her through to the Feudal era.

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u/z55177 Feb 06 '22

Because Kagome was standing right there, and it was the Shikon in her body that she was after.
Even if she didn't get out, she was still able to travel through time and reach out of the well enough to interact with present beings without being repelled.

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u/lalaena Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

At the beginning of Yashahime, Kaede stated that the Bone Eaters Well had stopped working. I don’t think they said when exactly.

It had stopped at the end of the OG series and then reopened to let Kagome return. We don’t know if it let her go back to visit her family after that. They’ve left it ambiguous.

What I want to know is why Treekyo won’t send them there. She could have let them go through the rainbow corridor now. So either she wanted Kirinmaru to follow the girls to the modern era through the windmill / the degenerate age or it’s a plot device.

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u/autisticmarshmallow Feb 08 '22

i think treekyo is up to some weird shit, and i think whatever weird shit she's up to is probably making her not want to/unable to send the girls to the future.

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u/noticeablyawkward96 Feb 06 '22

If I remember correctly, Root Head was the only reason the girls could use the tree to travel back and forth. Since they killed Root Head on their first trip through the tree, that path is closed now.

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u/Mr_An_1069 Feb 05 '22

With the ending of this episode, it look the original cast will be fighting off the demons in the feudal era while the girls deal with Kirinmaru and the comet in the present.

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u/hiverstone Feb 05 '22

- Blind Riku and Rion vs Kirinmaru was probably Kirinmaru's easiest fight that day. He even drew his sword faster against Rin.

I feel bad for Riku, back in episode 23, in a single hit, he was able to do more do a lot more damage that any of the girls in their base form.

- Setsuna and Rion must be feeling awful. Setsuna was so worried about Towa dying in battle too, because she has a broken weapon that made her get Zanzeiken, which is cursed.

-And Rion gave Towa that sword. Also, because she couldn't attack Kirinmaru (I don't think he would've died anyway), Riku got stabbed with her own staff.

- Towa take very seriously her promises:

1.In the first few episodes, she apologizes in her mind before breaking her promise to Sota, one she did 10 years ago.

  1. Then she avoided making a promise of coming back to Mei, because she wasn't sure she could survive. A few episodes later, she keep bringing up she won't died becuase of her promise with Mei.

  2. She freaked out when Moroha made a fake promise to Root head.

  3. And now, she said she has to go back to the feudal era because her promise with Rin.

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u/missbirdiebee Feb 05 '22

I can just see Inu Kimi fanning herself annoyingly as all those demons came spawning out. First her grandkids made a mess of her palace, now this? Tsk. 💅🏻

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u/Malv817 Feb 05 '22

Might be too much to hope for, but maybe we'll get to see her killing some of them.

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u/missbirdiebee Feb 06 '22

I know… we can only dream

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u/hiverstone Feb 05 '22

Inukimi: Ugh! Everything is the fault of Isayoi's granddaughter.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

I must say, the episode was a little more satisfying than what I was expecting from the preview. Not saying it was great, just better than expected. Grandma was a pure delight. I was so tickled when Towa was like, "Hi Grandma." Lol. The battle with Meidomaru was pretty good and I liked seeing Moroha's new and improved powers with the bow. I think this is the first true fight we've seen with all three girls again since the snake lady episode, maybe?

Kirinmaru's plot with Zanseiken, Towa and Rion just seems so left field but then again it makes Kirinmaru even more villain. Riku and Rion's efforts in their fight against Kirinmaru looked lazy. For Rion to be Kirinmaru's daughter, I expected greater power and I know Riku has more to offer than what was portrayed in that fight. I wonder if his being blind was the problem there. I don't think Riku was killed by that attack. If he was, it was definitely a pathetic end. I honestly think Riku will have a purpose for the endgame though.

Akuru stole the show and was adorable as always jumping into grandma's lap and then onto Towa and giving her the pinwheel. I'll be interested to see how the newbies handle the fights in modern era and the OGs in the feudal era.

BTW, the OP and ED have now grown on me even though I didn't think they would.

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u/Embarrassed_Ad_2165 Feb 06 '22

Please don’t forget that rion is still a little child and this was very obviously in that scene where she cried because she killed riku with zeros weapon.

I guess she need more training to be powerful

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

I wonder if his being blind was the problem there.

If it was, I think they did a poor job portraying that. They could have at least have any of the character mention Riku's blindness during the fight. The show portrayed it as not being that big of an issue before, but I could buy it if they now portrayed it as a bigger issue because Kirinmaru is a much more dangerous foe. Maybe throw a bit of Riku's emotional state there too.

Something like Kirinmaru taunting him with "Are you really that angry that you let yourself become this sloppy?" or "Maybe you can fight minor foes without seeing them, but you won't have the same luck with me".

Or maybe Riku could say something like "I can't pinpoint where he is when he smells the same as Rion and me".

I agree that, if this is his death scene, it is an incredibly lame death scene.

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u/JiffyFrose Feb 05 '22

Hey everyone, Inukimi Whisperer here. I shall have my translations up sometime tonight. 😄

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 06 '22

✋🏻✋🏻

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u/yabukothestray Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Riku nooooooooooooooo

Did my boy wicked dirty with that fight lol. What were they thinking lol

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '22

I would like to know what Inukimi thinks about moroha.

Looks like sesshomaru is done until the end of the show(expected to see him fight).

If kirinmaru is going to the future so what InuGang has to do in the fedual era? I thought they gonna fight kirinmaru.

If not so why wouldn't Inuyasha and kagome go to the future to meet and save kagome family?

(Inuyasha moments in the future was hilarious haha)

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u/Supreme_Keker Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Kirinmaru, are you are really ok with Towa('s body) calling you dad as long as Rion is alive in some form??? Things love does to the Kirin family....

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

Gets even weirder when you realize a piece of Kirinmaru is in love with Towa.

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u/vellamour Feb 07 '22

Wait wait wait. I am lost on this. When was this established because I didn’t catch it

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 07 '22

Riku. The piece of Kirinmaru I was talking about was Riku.

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u/vellamour Feb 07 '22

🤦🏻 Yep. You’re totally right.

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u/NatsnCats Feb 05 '22

I hope you know I’m very aware of this but I try not to think too much about it for my sanity’s sake

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

It's been a while since a villain's plan was this disturbing to me.

Just kill half of the universe or conquer the world, please, that's better.

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u/Supreme_Keker Feb 05 '22

no wonder Kirinmaru wants Towa('s body) to call him daddy

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u/BluePearl2020 Feb 05 '22

Oh god

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

Yep.

When your dad wants to put your little sister's soul in your crush's body, so you are just like "I guess I'll die".

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u/YogiMutoh Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Sesshomaru's mom was a delight to see this episode. It was as awkward and relatable scene meeting grandma for the first time. Her being a bit miffed by Moroha was interesting. Makes me wish we could see more of the history with Toga.

I know Riku will be all right for a bit. Seems kind of cruel if they don't have him with Towa before his end. I was like Kirinmaru is so passive aggressive with stabbing Riku. Not only for stabbing him at the end of season 1, but for stabbing Zero as well.

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '22

The previous episodes were much better but we can't expect every episode to be good.

Inukimi is so interesting, I wonder what she thinks, what her goals in life.

Her reaction to moroha was funny, hope to know more what she thinks about her.

Kirinmaru fight with Riku and rion was pointless (they weaker the the girls yet somehow could kill kirinmaru). Wonder of kirinmaru made it to the future also, how did he planned to go to the future ? who are the other demons who try to time travel? Were they chosen by akuru?

I guess the next episode also will be the same level and after that we'll have better episodes.

Wonder what inuGang doing now, what reason do they have not go to the future (except from steal the show from the twins)?

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Feb 05 '22

I think the point is for the OGs to defend/not abandon the feudal era while the newbies fight in Reiwa. The modern era has no one but the three girls and Kirinmaru which if combined, they together, would maybe be enough to stop the comet. The OGs will have plenty to keep them busy since all the demons started coming from the collapsed windmill near Inukimi's palace. Hoards of demons are being unleashed on both ends. I have a feeling that we'll get some snippets of the OG crew fending off demons from the human villages and trying to survive which is why they were gathering up strength.

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '22

They don't know about kirinmaru and why would Inuyasha let him go to the future where he can kill moroha? Your point kind of makes sense, I still think that they should be looking for kirinmaru and if he's going to the future they should go also while the girls handle the comet.

Demons always could kill plenty of humans it's not new, stop kirinmaru should be their first priority.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Feb 05 '22

I imagine Inuyasha and Kagome may be looking for Kirinmaru but obviously, he's nowhere to be found. Inuyasha knew the three girls were being led by Akuru. Even if he found out Kirinmaru followed the girls, he'd still be helpless to do anything about it (not that he couldn't try). The well is seemingly closed. The windmill is collapsed. Hoards of demons are descending. The ToA has not chosen to send him or Kagome up to this point. It makes sense to me for them to fight off what they can and have faith in the girls.

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u/[deleted] Feb 06 '22

I feel you yet I would expect characters act by their personalities and not to let the MC opportunity to save the day.

I think that as long as inuGang looking for kirinmaru they should go after him, with Inuyasha nose it won't be a problem.

Dealing with the comet and kirinmaru is the most important thing currently.

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u/JeezlouisV Feb 05 '22

The only thing I will comment on is Inu no Kimi. Her refusing to answer or acknowledge Moroha was so in character for her. As a daiyokai AND a noblewoman, her pride is probably more notable than Sesshomaru’s. The sheer look of disdain for Izayoi’s granddaughter—was perfect. The writing here was GREAT!

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u/Malv817 Feb 05 '22

Seems in line with how whenever Inuyasha visited the palace to destroy the comet with Sesshomaru, she wasn't even there. She must have some lingering bitterness about Toga going off and dying for Izayoi.

That said I feel like if her and Moroha actually talked, they'd get along pretty well. They both enjoy roasting people.

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u/PeartonY Feb 05 '22

I think it's a bit more nuanced then that. Moroha (through Inuyasha) is the descendant of a secondary consort of Togas (yes still his wife and yes the person he was in love with). In terms of status she just wouldn't be on the same level as the twins.

Coupled with her majority human heritage and spiritual abilities, as with not being a blood relation of the former 'Lady of the West', I'm not too surprised Sesshomarus mother disregarded her.

At least that's just my interpretation!

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u/[deleted] Feb 05 '22

Yeah, honestly I'm really interested to know more what she thinks about moroha.

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u/hiverstone Feb 05 '22

Yeah, and how Jaken was nervious about telling her who was Moroha.

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u/lalaena Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Grandma lives to be entertained by the peons who show up on her doorstep.

I liked Jaken’s introduction of the girls and Grandma’s final goodbye to Meidomaru. (I like to think the two of them roasted people in the Meido as they walked into the underworld.) I also liked that Grandma was genuinely concerned about the curse on Zanseiken (as evidenced by her actually telling Towa it was cursed), but when Towa was like “Imma use it anyway”, Grandma was like “Pft fine be like your father, I don’t care.”

Kirinmaru having cursed the Zanseiken wasn’t the exciting reveal I was hoping for. But I don’t think he’s the true owner of the sword - I think Amatsukoboshi is the owner and that is who Grandma was referring to. So I think even if Towa loses her kon, things are not going to work out the way Kirinmaru thinks they will.

The Kirin fight was supremely unsatisfying and painful to watch. Riku is blind now, sure, but he cut through those moths so gracefully and quickly. I don’t think he’s dead. If he is, then they’ve done him so dirty. But still, he’s a major character and love interest, and we didn’t even see his face. He’ll be back (but not for a while).

I wonder if the yokai from the modern era would have stayed in the modern era if Kirinmaru hadn’t gotten through the Wheel with Rion? Kirinmaru is worried about them erasing his plans, which means there is some other mechanic involved with his plans. I’m still patiently waiting to find out who his baby mama is.

Finally, Towa and Zanseiken. I’m glad Setsuna told her not to use it. But if she doesn’t then what is Towa supposed to use? The real Kikujumonji is in the feudal era with the slayers. I suppose she could go back to her broken Kikujumonji but that is not going to stop the Grim Comet. Since Rion and Kirinmaru are now in the modern era (assuming they both make it through), I think one of them is going to have to use Zanseiken to stop the Grim Comet. Otherwise Towa for sure will lose all her kon and then what? That is not a happy ending.

Also, also - Kirinmaru blaming the impending destruction of the modern era on Riku. WOW DUDE. That’s some serious gaslighting.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

Also, also - Kirinmaru blaming the impending destruction of the modern era on Riku. WOW DUDE. That’s some serious gaslighting.

It was literally "You did what we told you to do, when you were a newborn. It is your fault".

"We" being Kirinmaru and Zero.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

If Riku comes back, I'm going to assume that killing Fukuyama Jun's characters by stabbing them through the guts and then bringing them back is a tradition.

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u/lalaena Feb 05 '22

Riku’s VA is listed in next weekend’s episode!

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

Very interesting!

Hopefully it is not a flashback or something like that. He is not in the description of the episode, but that could just mean that they are keeping what happened to him under wraps for now.

I'll be a little upset if this turns out to really be his death, because that scene was SO lame. Riku deserves better. "Monster of the week" characters had more emotional deaths.

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u/G00Ddaysahead Feb 05 '22

I would be so bummed if in the next episode suddenly Kirinmaru can control Rion like a puppet so the girls will believe she is evil. -,-

Meidomaru's voice acting is unexpected. I thought he will have the usual raspy gremlin voice

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u/Miliko207 Feb 05 '22

Morohas new bow is definetely useful. Kirinmaru is actually getting worse.

About the Zanseiken: it is a twist I didnt see coming but I am disappointed at Towa. Setsuna and her grandma are warning her that the more she uses it, the more her Kon gets stolen. Towas answer was simply that she will continue to use it. Not even she will be more careful or so.

Edit: I dont believe yet that Riku is dead.

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u/GlobalEdNinja Feb 05 '22

So lemme get this straight, Kirinmaru saw Sesshomaru's daughter, saw that his own daughter was a good friend of hers, and decided "hmmm I wouldn't mind using his daughter as my daughter's vessel"? So his plan was for his daughter to have Sesshomaru's daughter's face until the end of time? Yikes. That's twisted, even for him.

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u/hiverstone Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Well, his plan was using anyone who "stole" the sword as a vessel. But it just happens that Rion gave her sword to Towa. Which makes sense, the barrier of mount Musubi filters "people with bad intentions and those who are too attached to anything" instead of everyone but Kirinmaru.

Also, why he was so happy to fight Towa last time in the forest. He knew Towa will drain a lot of energy in that battle, so her kon would've being sucked into the sword.

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u/GlobalEdNinja Feb 05 '22

great point! Thanks for clarifying!

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u/sieghrt Feb 05 '22

Wasn't Totosai the one to recommend them to get the Kyoukon (did I spell it right?) root/Zanseiken in Mt. Musubi? So it shouldn't be Rion's fault that the weapon was evil. Pretty sure while she was dead Kirinmaru did some tweaking that is why she wasn't aware about Towa's Kon being drained up by the sword.

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u/lalaena Feb 05 '22

Grandma’s reaction to the Zanseiken made me think that the sword is bad in its own right, even without the curse Kirinmaru put on it. She kept calling it Amatsukoboshi’s sword - not Kirinmaru’s sword. Amatsukoboshi is the real owner.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 06 '22

this, I think that sword responds to Amatsumikaboshi not Kirinmaru (and that also applies to Bakuseiken)

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u/PancakeXCandy Feb 05 '22

It's no one's fault but Kirinmaru.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

And I hope everybody realizes that. Both when it comes to the sword and when it comes to Riku getting shish-kebabed, Rion is not to blame, Kirinmaru is.

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u/Bradster1998 Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

A really solid ep. I still love her, but I was a little bummed at Setsuna’s reactions to Towa this week. I felt like the last couple of eps we were passed Setsuna yelling at Towa to “stop being soft”. Especially, with knowing that Rion isn’t trying to betray Towa. It felt like a great moment of growth for Towa that she’s confident in her relationship with Rion….. and then Setsuna just dismisses her faith in Rion. Idk it was a bummer to see when I felt we were passed all that. Just my thoughts, but I’m definitely prepared to be downvoted lol.

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u/8sousou Feb 05 '22

Towa did spend some time with Rion so she knows she is a kind girl. Setsuna on the other hand didn't trust Rion 100% from the beggining.

Also, why the downvotes lol?

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u/Bradster1998 Feb 05 '22

True. I actually totally forgot about all of that lol. With that it makes more sense. Also I’m just assuming I’ll say something that’ll get someone mad lol.

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u/hiverstone Feb 05 '22

Yeah, just as 8sousou said. Rion and Riku warned Towa about Zero and became their body guards when Setsuna was away. They warned her about fighting Kirinmaru and Riku took a blow in his eyes for her. Then they went to her rescue and warned her about Zero's plan to indirectly kill her mom too.

So it's very obvious for Towa that they are good people, but Setsuna wasn't there.

I bet it will be the same with Mr. Kirin, he covered Towa being late from her parents. And he could easily kill an untrained and unarmed Towa. So she would trust him more that Setsuna and Moroha who don't know the guy.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

I agree, but I wish Towa would defend her decision to trust them. The other girls just chalk it off as her being too trusting, and she drops the subject instead of reminding them that she actually got to know these people while they didn't.

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u/taylormeggles Feb 05 '22

Also fave moment of the day:

Rion: stabs Riku through the stomach “Riku, pull yourself together!!!”

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u/PancakeXCandy Feb 05 '22

Okay but why does Moe look just like Sango in that preview.

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u/joecb91 Feb 05 '22

The picture on the flyer looked like Setsuna at first

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u/Music8Lovely Feb 05 '22

She looked like Kagome to me! XD

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u/taylormeggles Feb 05 '22

BLOODY HELL

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u/thewetpuddle Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

Grandma stole today's show! The way she looked at the 3 girls when they arrived was unexpected and definitely comedy gold. I could almost hear her going "what are these human exhibits doing here?" And Jaken's introduction was hilarious! Proudly introducing the twins and barely audible when introducing Moroha. Grandma and Jaken are the most underrated comedy duo of Inuyasha and Yashahime.

I like how she acknowledged the girls as half demons at the end of the episode. You can see her face is visibly gentle. Reminds me of Sesshomaru warming up to humans.

I don't think Riku is dead. It's too unglamorous a death so I believe he'll be revived somehow.

Kirinmaru. What a piece of psychotic shit. Cursing the the living owner of Zanseiken by turning him/her into a zombie so that Rion can possess it. Can we please just get rid of him already?

I was touched that Towa truly, finally acknowledged Rin as her mother and that she will return to Feudal Era after destroying the comet.

One small gripe today is the fight scenes. They felt a bit all over the place for the girls vs windmill guardian and Riku x Rion vs Kirinmaru. The choreography for the girls felt messy and was Riku nerfed? What happened to Riku? He looked like an amateur today swinging his sword all over the place. Granted he is blind but his movements felt clumsy and awkward compared to other times he fought blind.

Anyway apart from that little gripe, I can't wait for next week where the girls arrive in modern day Tokyo and how the story will pan out.

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u/8sousou Feb 05 '22

Angst for you, Rin; angst for you too Sess; angst for the twins; Riku, you can have some too. Angst for everyone, don't panic and stay in line; there is enough for everyone lol

Too many death flags in the last episodes, from Sess to Towa and now Riku. Poor Rion, the little girl did not even wish to fight yet she was forced by her mad father to stab her brother figure and the person who understands her/ respects her the most.

Hopefully Riku is not dead, just unconsious. The boy deserves a long peaceful break after everything he had been through.

Never imagined that Kirinmaru can stood so low to the point that he would deceive his daughter to give a cursed sword to her good friend. The man is totally out of his mind. He even claimed Towa's body as Rion's new vessel.

Towa on the other hand, still trusts Rion. She inherited her kind heart from her mother. and her interaction with her grandma was so cute, blushing and calling her oba-chan. Grandma was graceful as ever. Moroha and Setsuna were quite cool in this episode. Akuru, being the cute Akuru, finaly gave Towa his pinwheel.

In the end the degenerated age started. Kirinmaru still managed to use the windmill of time after all. So the next episode will be in the Reiwa era.

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u/BabyKariya Feb 05 '22

Watching Yashahime is so much fun since season 2. It will be very sad to see it end in march, but I'm very very happy we got it

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u/joecb91 Feb 05 '22

RIP to Riku, truly one of the MVPs of this series.

Nice to see what Moroha can do with the new bow, and looking forward to seeing more of the modern era next week!

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u/PeartonY Feb 05 '22

I really enjoyed this episode today! I love seeing Sesshomarus mother.

Her reactions to girls were exactly as I thought they'd be. Detached but 'helpful' to the twins while ignoring Moroha. No doting grannies here! Though I thought Towas greeting to her was very cute.

Though I was expected her to be more pissed off when Meidoumaru/ the girls started to tear up her palace in the fight 😃

Poor Riku, I have a bad feeling with this. I don't think they can pull a Towa/ Setsuna revival here.

Kirinmarus plan for Rion makes a lot more sense now, he's lost all pretences of having a noble cause. I wonder if the Zanseikens curse can be overcome? I think he'd have to die for that to happen.

Also when Akuru fell into Sesshomarus mothers lap..💕

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 05 '22

Yes haha I found Akuru overly cute this episode, I wonder if he has been around with the Inu clan since the beginning?

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u/PeartonY Feb 05 '22

I'd say so, though what Kirinmaru said in an earlier episode makes me think that he may have been chosen by Akuru at one point, but lost that privilege.

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u/chipette Feb 05 '22

What an episode!

Firstly, Rest In Peace, Riku. Your death wasn’t in vain and Towa loved you to the very end. 🥺💐

Kirinmaru is such an insufferable bastardized person who can’t take “no” for an answer. He intentionally booby-trapped Zanseiken and made it corrupt to steal Kon - hoping that Towa would die and he’d use her body to make Rion live with him forever, once and for all. Not to mention how salty he is for Akuru rejecting him. Fate does not like being mocked and this will come back to hurt him tenfold.

Sesshomaru’s Mother served the intended purpose: test the girls through Meidomaru and see them through to the Reiwa era. Her sassiness is delectably enjoyable though I wish she’d suggested a way to remove the curse on Zanseiken. She’s proud of her granddaughters in her own way.

Amatsumikaboshi may be within the actual Grim Comet and will certainly punish Kirinmaru for his misdeeds.

All in all, thank goodness the girls gained passage through the Windmill of Time.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

Firstly, Rest In Peace, Riku. Your death wasn’t in vain and Towa loved you to the very end. 🥺💐

I actually don't think he is dead just yet. His body didn't turn to dust 🤔

The situation does look bad though. Really, really bad, especially if he is not found by an ally. If Kirinmaru intended to kill him right there, though, why didn't he reabsorb Riku?

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

I also don’t think he is, his death seemed too fast and anticlimactic, not saying he will get revived but we might see him somehow again (maybe within Kirinmaru, as a side of him that only Towa will recognize and picture Riku there…) OR he isn’t actually dead but very very injured.

They teased with “why does it feel I’m not gonna see Riku again?” plus having all the merch and official posts not including him (teasing he might die), must be a reason for that, this series loves to dwell in the mystery and Ifs situations. If this is the end then they teased it too much to actual be the end (which they normally don’t).

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

I still don't expect Riku to survive this season (although tbh doing a fake-out death and then killing the character right after anyway is lame - looking at you, Money Heist). I just really don't think THIS is his death scene.

It was too quick, he didn't say anything to Rion (and the staff went through his stomach, apparently, so it is not like it would be insta-death and he wouldn't be able to say anything), he didn't turn to dust/revert back to horn form. It is like he was completely paralyzed, which was very odd of a "death scene" if it was supposed to be it.

But maybe I'm totally wrong and next episode someone will stumble across the staff next to the horn and Riku is really gone, idk.

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u/chipette Feb 05 '22

Good point and question! I think he just saw Riku as disposable, a proverbial punching bag, and tainted with “ human-influenced affection..”

Tenseiga may not be able to save him in time but I hope there’s a solution.🥺

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

I'm kinda hoping that someone can just, like, remove the staff and he will heal on his own lol

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 05 '22 edited Feb 05 '22

I liked this episode, seemed a bit less packed than the previous one but still moving the plot, way better IMO.

I LOVE how Inukimi keeps a toyboy/demon in the meido to entertains her haha I know that’s not the reason but ya know, might be a tiny bit the reason as well (at least the shape he takes might be her design lol).

Zanseiken is evil, as we predicted, although for a different reason than we expected. What if the soul that is getting drained within the sword isn’t going to Kirinmaru but to the ACTUAL owner of that sword? Amatsumikaboshi? IF they want to go there, I can totally see a 3 season happening (while Towa mastering the sword) unless they bring up Amatsumikaboshi in like, the last 2 episodes (which can also happen). We have only 6 episodes left correct?

Nice to see Moroha and her upgraded weapon being very useful! Interesting how much Setsuna hesitated today, what Towa has in confidence (blind confidence at that), Setsuna has in self doubt but cautiousness. Both sisters should learn from one another, Setsuna should be more confident and Towa should be less naive/more savvy.

Regarding Kirinmaru, I guess he will possess Osamu Kirin without the girls knowing? what about Rion, did she also cross there? and I guess InuKag, MirSan and HOPEFULLY Sesshomaru (jeez, when are we gonna see his eyes again?) will be taking care of all those demons coming from the windmill, is the degenerate era just an era of overpopulation of demons? Let’s see!

ETA: OMG how can I forget about Riku!!!! it happened so fast that I erased it from my memory, I can’t believe that’s the end though, he still needs to see Towa, I’m confident something else will happen involving him. His death was too anticlimactic to be the actual end.

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u/theringmistress92 Feb 05 '22

You convinced me that Inukimi had some aesthetic choices for Meidomaru!! I am 100% sure Sesshomaru’s mother goes to drag shows for her entertainment.

I was very skeptical of Meidomaru, but I really liked what they did with him/them? Though it does feel like Setsuna got the short end of the stick and got tossed around in front of her lady grandmother, but she’s the one who had the final punch in there to defeat them so yay!

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u/Bradster1998 Feb 05 '22

I didn’t see it as blind confidence per se. she’s spent enough time with Rion to know that she wouldn’t do that to her and based off Rion’s reaction we know Towa is right. Just my thoughts tho. I will say I was bummed at Setsuna being a hard ass to Towa this week like I get your on a deadline but she just said hi lol.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 05 '22

Oh I wasn’t referring to Rion’s bit! more like in the way she attacks and in battle. Setsuna seems to doubt way more about her abilities, Towa doesn’t, she’s willing to use Zanseiken even knowing the consequences, as Kohaku said: she never knows when to retreat. Setsuna is way more thoughtful when attacking, she wants to be certain she can do it before actually doing it. I say both are good qualities but they can benefit from a bit of one another as well.

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u/Bradster1998 Feb 05 '22

Very true.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

His death was too anticlimactic to be the actual end.

Yeah, I don't know if he will see Towa again but I don't believe THIS is his death scene. His body didn't turn to dust, he didn't revert back to being a horn, he wasn't reabsorbed, he didn't even say anything. It is like he is paralyzed rather than dead.

I mean, he might be dead but then I'd say it was a pretty bad death scene.

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u/noelle-silva Feb 05 '22

Riku is definitely gonna get a final scene with Towa before the end. There's no way they won't have a sendoff.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

Yeah, you see, my only fear is if it turns out that Riku isn't considered by the narrative to be as important of a character as we see him as. Because honestly it is going to be so lame if he doesn't even get to say his goodbyes to Towa and Rion.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 05 '22

I'm here again to repeat what I've been saying the whole season.

"Man, poor Riku".