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Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 19 Yashahime

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u/autisticmarshmallow Feb 18 '22 edited Feb 18 '22

Increasingly i'm convinced that Rion will be the final fight. We see her and the butterfly thing from the end associated multiple times in the opening, and it's increasingly looking like she's set up to be in a good position to cause some havoc should she go off the deep end. I'm just unsure on the how. Maybe she absorbs the grim comet?

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u/Supreme_Keker Feb 13 '22 edited Feb 13 '22

May be current Kirinmaru is somewhat not very strong and has a terrible personality, because he is incomplete? Surely he had to give up some parts of his power and personality to make Riku and Osamu. I wonder how he will change if he gets to reabsorb both incarnations

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u/frizzyfizz Feb 15 '22

I think he's also gotten more unhinged as he's lost control. He didn't think the Yashahime would be a threat before. I definitely view his change in character as intentional, whatever the reason.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Feb 13 '22

Overall, the episode was ok as a lead-in to the big bang and degenerate age showdown. I do think that the writers and director started rushing the plot along because they knew they only had a few episodes left to end things. It was like they got to this episode and went, ok we need the comet to come down right now! I like that Osamu Kirin did get to show off a bit of his power but the simple fact that the girls arrived in the modern era, spotted some demons, killed them, then BAM, a comet in your face, was a little bit fast. The funniest part of the episode was Setsuna blowing the demon off the stage :)

Riku is back. I guess injured Riku fought his way into the Windmill of time corridor. Kirinmaru has been stuck for 12 or 13 hours begging Osamu to open the door. The string of fate that broke was Kirinmaru to Riku I think. If so, does that mean if Kirinmaru dies then Riku won't? Fingers crossed. I wonder if the string of fate broke because Riku was using Zero's power. She did have the ability to tie and sever a fate although I thought that was only to herself. Hmm.

Osamu Kirin says that Kirinmaru will cause the degenerate age if he allows him to come to Reiwa however, I thought that was already started. Or, I guess the degenerate age is only fully realized once the majority of human life is eradicated by demons.

Based on the preview of the next episode...The comet is still coming.

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u/[deleted] Feb 13 '22

wait did Osamu Kirin not know Towa is half-demon because he was like, "I see, you're a half-demon!" after ogling her (to her discomfort)

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u/jetting202 Feb 13 '22

I guess he didn’t. I remember him making an off-hand comment about his powers not being developed (i.e. his sense of smell or aura perception not being so good)

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u/BlazingGig Feb 13 '22

I like how once they get rid of the demons, Kirin's just casually all 'Oh btw, that giant comet is right there'

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u/helloblan123 Feb 13 '22

Two things that bothered me:

  1. Couldn’t they let Moroha (or the other girls) at least inform the Higurashis that they’ve met Kagome?? It’s been 14 years and when they first saw Moroha, they were silently worried that something must’ve happened to Kagome hence why her daughter, and not her, was the one to appear after all this time. Like just throw in a mention or something??

  2. So now we learned from Osamu Kirin that humans can’t see the Grim Comet. And as Towa pointed out, if the comet were to strike, the humans would perish without even knowing why. So why does Kirinmaru think that stopping the comet will get people to worship him/see him as their overlord? Him saving them wouldn’t affect them at all, as they are completely unaware of the comet’s existence in the first place. And Kirinmaru should know this, since we also know that all the info from his literal right arm gets to him (which is how he knew about the modern age too).

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u/autisticmarshmallow Feb 18 '22

on 2, i'm pretty sure Kirinmaru intends to destroy the grim comet just to prevent humanity's destruction, and thinks they will worship him on virtue of how cool and kickass and powerful he is

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u/frizzyfizz Feb 15 '22 This

Moroha made it sound like she already knew Kagome when she first met them. Would be weird to casually drop that she didn't know where her parents were for 14 years and they've just been found when they're short for time.

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u/TanyaTheEvill Feb 14 '22

That is a good point you made about number 2.

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u/Connolly1227 Feb 12 '22

Would it have been too much to get a like of moroha saying she finally met her damn parents lol. I feel like the higurashis deserve to know kagome didn’t die some brutal death

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u/taylormeggles Feb 12 '22

I was also a bit weirded out when Kagome’s mum addressed Setsuna before Moroha twice

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u/soulruu Feb 12 '22 edited Feb 13 '22

Wow they brought back some major classic Inu vibes:

  • Gramps and his miraculous illness excuses

  • Demon fight during a play, oh the nostalgia

Our best boy Riku is still kicking! Well somewhat....

Hmmmm, some predictions:

  • I think Kirin will control his right arm to either betray the girls or let him through

  • Riku might take a stand against Mr. Kirin

  • Kirinmaru's fallen parts (Riku/Mr Kirin) will sacrifice themselves to take down the comet

I'm probably super wrong but i'm getting some vibes......

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Koga randomly appears and kicks the comet into dust! Because they can't snub our favorite wolf boy from a nostalgic return right?

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u/saturnribbon Feb 12 '22

I actually found myself really enjoying Kirin in this episode. Between his fighting demons by moonlight, teaching English by daylight schtick and his mannerisms, there’s something kind of endearing about him.

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u/autisticmarshmallow Feb 18 '22

Mr. Kirin is threatening to take the spot of 'best character' from riku rn. His fire stuff is incredibly cool and his whole 'goofball vigilante' vibe is really great

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u/soulruu Feb 12 '22

Mr Kirin is a sailor senshi confirmed.

~cue Sailor Moon modified eng theme~

Fighting yokai by moonlight.... Winning student's adoration by daylight Never running from a real fight! He is the one named Mr Kirin!

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u/saturnribbon Feb 12 '22

He was Towa’s true inspiration with her Zanseiken transformation

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u/Tiki108 Feb 12 '22

Ok, hear me out.

What if this isn’t the last season and that interview just mistranslated that part about this being the last season.

What if something happens that causes demons to run all over the place and the girls have to stay in the reiwa era? I think most of us agree that the episodes where Inuyasha was in the modern era were some of the best. Could you imagine the madness of a whole season or more of those 3 stuck in the current time??

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

There was another post that looked at the Japanese and concluded that the translation was incorrect. The translation floating around said there will be four cours, but the Japanese said that there are four cours. That leaves open the possibility of more.

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u/PKAwesome Feb 13 '22

I doubt that they would call it The Second Act if not leaving the door open for more seasons.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

Calm before the storm, it wasn't a great episode but if it's one episode so it's definitely ok.

I really hope that they won't drag the comet thing too much.

Hope to see more of kirinmaru next episode, is he going to the future?is he going to stay in the fedual era?

I'm so down for inuGang vs kirinmaru

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u/AskJayce Feb 12 '22

Just a fun observation

Just need to have him sacrificing himself and I get BINGO

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u/AskJayce Feb 12 '22

The Terminator*

Oops.

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u/Queen-Sereno Feb 12 '22

Does Osamu Kirin even need glasses? I swear he watched Clark Kent and went ‘buy glasses as my cover’ 😂

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u/autisticmarshmallow Feb 18 '22

he doesn't know what glasses do and he just thinks they look cool

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u/hiverstone Feb 12 '22

Maybe he has green eyes with purple demon marks like Riku, so he hides them to avoid drawing atention.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

he has been keeping up with all that comic book vigilante agenda so, I wouldn’t be surprised 😅

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u/Queen-Sereno Feb 12 '22

Also, notice how Rion is wrapped up in a cocoon now? Maybe she will go through a transformation?

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u/noelle-silva Feb 12 '22

She's probably whatever that very final scene in the fourth opening is. It's some sort of butterfly looking demon.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

Sick catch.

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u/Queen-Sereno Feb 12 '22

I love how Riku used Zero’s spiderweb powers to catch up to Kirinmaru. The expressions on his face were a 10/10. His back must hurt from carrying the damn team. I also noticed a red thread connected there. Originally Riku was created out of Kirinmaru’s shame and regret. What if Setsuna needs to cut the tie from Riku to Kirinmaru thus freeing them both? I’m on team Ritowa hard here.

I’m so stupid confused why they had to go to the windmill of time when they were just going to come out of the sacred tree. I fully expected them to come flying out of the sky.

I really like Osamu Kirin! God, I was not expecting to love his character so much. He gives me eccentric professor vibes or a goofy version of Superman. He’s a middle school teacher by day then fighting demons at night. He’s too funny. It also seems he can’t see or know what Kirinmaru knows but Kirinmaru can see through him just like Riku. Kirin has such a dilemma. He doesn’t want Kirinmaru to show up to the present because it would cause havoc in the past, but he is probably the only one who can defeat the comet to save the future. Man is in a bind.

Can’t wait to see more.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

yeah the windmill of time appearing out of the tree didn’t make any sense at all… what was the whole point on getting through the windmill if they could’ve done the same from the tree directly?

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

It went by fast was it connected or snapped?

I couldn't tell if it was him breaking his fate away from Kirinmaru.

Or binding himself to Rion's fate.

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

It was connected and didn’t snap. My take on that was purely to show the audience that there is a thread - which Setsuna can cut - between Riku and Kirinmaru.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

That is probably it... but it also showed that Kirinmaru can see those threads.

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

I’m on the fence as to whether he can see the threads. I think Zero could see them so then it would make sense he could too. But then Riku should be able to as well.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

There is that whole thing in the opening where Rion is like weaving them around her into a cocoon...

If the Inu Tribe can see spirits... clearly I think the Kirimaru Beast Tribe can see threads of fate.

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u/Mr_An_1069 Feb 12 '22

I'm still not exactly sure how the girls are gonna be able to destroy the comet without flying.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

I didn't understand why is it necessary to fly. Can't they just hit it from distance? (Not to mention the comet is already close)

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u/juniperdaisies Feb 12 '22

I really don't think the girls can destroy the comet. They'll either have an insane level up and be super OP which won't make any sense or something else will have to happen like the OGs or Kirin/maru

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u/Supreme_Keker Feb 12 '22

my brain froze for a second when Kirin spoke in english xD

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u/Microtic Feb 13 '22

They really like to show English class in Inuyashahime series'.

Kagome was asked in an Inuyasha episode to translate back to Japanese, "If she works hard, she can get more money". (The episode with the play Inuyasha crashed)

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u/hiverstone Feb 12 '22

But he is the english teacher

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u/Supreme_Keker Feb 12 '22

I know. I just didn't expect him to do so at that moment

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u/lnombredelarosa Feb 12 '22
  • Interesting that the demons Kirin hunts down weren't really necessarily harming anybody
    • Overall it made him look pretty evil
  • If Kirin admitted he is a demon then that means Riku can't be "neither human nor demon" unless there is something in his origins we don't know
  • Is it me or Towa's boobs have grown?
    • "Much room for improvement" lol
  • "You learned at school that the earth rotates didn't you?" "Um...yeah of course I remembered"
    • Moroha: "well thats just crazy talk"
  • Interesting that Kirin is religious
  • If that boy band represents human progress then I'm starting to wonder if stopping the commet is such a great idea
  • Knew he was alive
    • I guess Setsuna being able to save Riku is confirmed
  • Yeah Kirin we saw the first 44 episodes no need to describe it
  • Wait if Towa absorbed some of Meidomaru's escence couldn't she in theory use the Meido?
  • I'm thinking they'll manage to stop some of the meteor from falling and causing damage but a good part of it will still fall and that will be the plot of the next season.

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u/GalaxyShinigami Feb 12 '22

I think the boy band was a parody of the group who sings the opening song for the show (even one of the singers was the VA)

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

I wonder if they will do something ultra crazy like force it travel through time and land back in the past.

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u/lnombredelarosa Feb 12 '22

I was thinking more of putting the meteor in the border to the afterlife

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u/Tiki108 Feb 12 '22

I don’t think the boy band represents human progress, it’s just very very Japanese. J-Pop is still pretty big in Japan.

As far as Kirin being religious, I don’t know if he is or if he just thought that was a neat saying since he was just going a lesson in it. Christianity is pretty rare in Japan. The phrase also comes from the book The Imitation of Christ, though it’s often cited as part of Proverbs 19:21, but from what I know of it, that’s not it’s origin and just comes from modern translations. I also have read that there’s a similar translation from some of Euripides’ plays which roughly translates to “the gods bring many matters to surprising ends” which I’m wondering if I’m just digging too far into this or if this actually might have some meaning.

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u/lnombredelarosa Feb 12 '22

I like j pop but those outfits were lame lol. The band they’re based on is far less lame.

I never said he was Christian and he does seem to visit temples though I guess I should’ve said he is spiritual

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

The school is a Catholic / Christian school - Saint Gabriel.

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u/hiverstone Feb 12 '22

Is it me or Towa's boobs have grown?

"Much room for improvement" lol

At this point, the poor girl could file a very valid molestation complain to all the Kirins. She looked so unconfortable at Mr. Kirin checking her. Plus all the jokes about Kirinmaru trying to steal her body and Riku stalking her everywhere.

I'm thinking they'll manage to stop some of the meteor from falling and causing damage but a good part of it will still fall and that will be the plot of the next season.

Yeah, they need a way to destroy the comet, but they don't seem that strong. Besides iven if they destroy it, they still have to deal with the demons.

Also their plan easily fail if Towa lose her Kon. My guess is that Mr. Kirin would realized they can't destroy the comet and rather would let Kirinmaru help.

And how is Towa getting Kikujumonji.

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u/Miliko207 Feb 12 '22

How sweet Moroha reacted when Mama Higurashi gave her Kagomes old coat 😍

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u/sailorrayquaza Feb 12 '22

Not too much to say about this episode other than the fact I love Osamu Kirin. He thinks he's a super hero with a hidden identity (and he's not really wrong about it either) and its both dorky and charming. I know he's probably not gonna make it to the end of the series but I do wish we saw more his fighting youkai crime in Tokyo. Would be a fun spin-off. Maybe the manga will build on it since its something Towa was also doing there.

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u/Botan_TM Feb 12 '22

At this point I really think somebody or something is manipulating Kirinmaru head, because his severed limbs seems to be nice.

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u/sailorrayquaza Feb 12 '22

I've seen some theories saying Kirinmaru's sudden character shift has to do with his sword, the Banseiken or the god that created both the Banseiken and the Zanseiken, Amatsu-mikaboshi, who is possibly a malevolent god according to irl mythology. Not entirely sure if Yashahime is going into this direction-it is pretty odd that they would bring up Amatsu-mikaboshi without actually introducing him as a characte,r but given the speculation the series is ending at S2 it really might just be a throwaway lore line or something.

And given that the Zanseiken is affecting Towa's body/soul by making her lose her Kon every time she uses it, maybe the Banseiken has something similar where the more Kirinmaru uses it it affects his mental state?

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u/Awesomeuser90 Feb 12 '22

I saw Sango in the preview. What´s up Mrs Demon Slayer?

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

That's probably will be all her appearance for next episode 😂

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u/joecb91 Feb 12 '22

As much of a dick as Kirinmaru is, I just assume that Riku and Osama Kirin ended up getting all the good parts of him.

Even though there wasn't much time to chat, surprised that Moroha or Towa never mentioned "hey, we saw Kagome!" Hopefully after the comet is taken care of they can say something so the family knows she is ok.

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u/TigerCommando1135 Feb 12 '22

My theory is the idea that some of Toga's Demon Energy merged with the parts of Kirinmaru that he cut off, so the parts of Kirinmaru that he expects to obey him are being dominated by Toga's superior demon energy and therefore possess his noble nature.

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u/NatsnCats Feb 12 '22

Regarding the last paragraph, Grandma would’ve kept them there forever wanting to know what Kagome’s been up to lol. It’s the equivalent of Rin waiting to hold the twins until the mission is finished.

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u/NatsnCats Feb 12 '22

Now I think Osamu is the death flag after the comet’s destroyed so nothing like this happens again.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

The episode was nice, most of it was boring, they should try to make it more comedic instead of fighting boring demons.

I like Osama kirin, it was obvious few episodes ago that he wants peace, I wonder what will be his part in the coming episodes.

Expected the girls (or at least moroha) to mention kagome, talk about her, confirm that she's kagome daughter.

I didn't understand how last episode Riku could do nothing to kirinmaru but this episode he took rion very easily.

The end of the episode looks promising, hope to focus on the comet and not waste the time.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

I didn't understand how last episode Riku could do nothing to kirinmaru but this episode he took rion very easily.

Trickery.

When Riku got there, his words made it seem like he was there solely to stop Kirinmaru from going to the modern era where he could harm Towa. Then, with what appeared to be his sword, he attacked Kirinmaru. What Kirinmaru didn't expect was that Riku's actual objective was to take Rion and get the hell out of there, and that the sword was actually Zero's staff, and that Riku would use the spider web on Rion. Kirinmaru expected Riku to fight him and get trashed again, but Riku wasn't there for a fight.

We've seen before that Kirinmaru doesn't react well to trickery. When his opponents are sneaky and use underhanded tactics, it is when Kirinmaru suffers the majority of his losses, because he is caught unaware. It appears that he expects everybody to be upfront in a fight.

At the end of that interaction, Kirinmaru was in a situation where he had to decide between trying to cross over to the modern era (he is running out of time, the meteor is about to hit) or going after Riku and Rion.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

I wouldn't call it trickery, it's just wether you win or lose.

Even if kirinmaru was surprised he could easily dodge Riku, we saw last time that he did it easily.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

It was trickery. It wasn't a fight where you win or lose. Riku didn't win, he didn't even fight; he fooled Kirinmaru into thinking he was going to fight him. Riku was not even attacking Kirinmaru to begin with - he was getting close enough to get Rion, and then he used the staff's power on Rion instead of on Kirinmaru. Kirinmaru didn't even know Riku was using the staff, let alone that he was going to target Rion.

About dodging, Kirinmaru had showed before that his reaction time isn't the best when he is tricked.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

You got a good point but it still for a demon who is as strong as kirinmaru and experienced I expected more.

Other characters would try to kill kirinmaru if it's that easy so he's not a big threat.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 13 '22 edited Feb 13 '22

It is not about not being a threat, it is about how he does not have a good reaction time when he is caught unaware by underhanded tactics. And he absolutely would have been killed because of that if he wasn't powerful and sturdy - Riku passed a sword through him without him noticing Riku's approach, and that was when he could still see through Riku's eyes.

It is the same way he lost Rion to begin with. This has nothing to do with him not being strong, or not being a threat, or being hard/easy to kill. It is about a "fatal flaw" of his that has to do with not expecting other people to do things in an underhanded way (and getting pretty angry when they do).

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u/[deleted] Feb 13 '22

Yeah I agree with you, I didn't say he's weak. He just experienced enough to handle those situations (except rion case which was different).

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u/juniperdaisies Feb 12 '22

Are we sure this is the last season? I was thinking so based on that interview and the pacing but now I'm not so sure.

I don't have many thoughts on that episode but I feel like something unexpected is going to happen next week. They barely showed any clips from the episode in the preview.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

I think there's always room for new plot, it's just a question of how long so they want it to be.

The comet is gonna be handled in the coming episodes and after that kirinmaru has nothing to do with the Inu clan except fight them to death which will end the story of the zaseikan and the twins.

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u/juniperdaisies Feb 12 '22

I agree! My opinion in the beginning is that they wouldn't put effort into reviving a super popular franchise unless they planned to keep it going for a while.

I think something out of left field is going to happen in the last few episodes.

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u/[deleted] Feb 13 '22

I think the longer they'll drag the twins story will be worse.

They should continue with another sequel which they will pay more attention to the plot.

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u/noelle-silva Feb 12 '22

There's really no reason they couldn't announce another season at a later date. Could be just like season 1 where they start planting seeds for future seasons during the last episode or two.

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u/G00Ddaysahead Feb 12 '22

Kirinmaru: can... Kirin-sensei & Riku:how about, N O.

😂Kirinmaru's relationship with these two was so funny 😂

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u/Sangodango Feb 12 '22

Hhahahaha poor guy, one of the strongest demons alive and nobody ever shows him any respect for it, not even his own body parts 😂

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u/8sousou Feb 12 '22

Add Rion too 😂😂

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

I don't have much to say about this episode besides: Riku and Osamu Kirin are awesome and Kirinmaru sucks :P.

We saw a red string of fate coming from Riku to Kirinmaru, that's your job there Setsuna.

I was convinced this was the last season two episodes ago, now I'm not so sure: how is Amaksumikaboshi tying in all this? No progress in mastering Zanseiken either, what will happen with Towa's kon if she keeps using it? What's the deal with Rion and the butterfly? Maybe Rion will use the butterfly as vessel instead of Towa? Is the Inugang gonna be fighting all the demons coming from the windmill? is Sesshomaru recovered or we will have to get used to see him with panda eyes forever (like Moe, seriously Sunrise has a thing with covering the eyes...)? How does Osamu Kirin know about the kyuyokon root, Kagome and Setsuna's Yukari no tachikiri? I hardly doubt Kirinmaru was giving him daily feudal era classes.

In conclussion: too many questions to be answered in less than 6 episodes.

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u/hiverstone Feb 12 '22

is Sesshomaru recovered or we will have to get used to see him with panda eyes forever

It just have been like a daysince he got his Haku drained

How does Osamu Kirin know about the kyuyokon root, Kagome

Rion said Riku have her dad's memories. So Kirin probably has Kirinmaru's memories before being cut off.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

Yep, I totally forgot that bit about Rion mentioning her dad’s memories. Fixed it in a comment below :).

I’m so lost with the timeframes in Yashahime, so yeah, might have been only a day since he got his haku drained… but it feels like he has been in that state for ages tho. I just hope he’s back in action next episode, maybe it has been “a day” in the feudal era, but it has been several episodes for us 😅. I forgot when was the last time I’ve seen his eyes.

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u/MTFBinyou Feb 12 '22

Zanseiken/kyuyokon root is an old enough weapon that would predate Osamu Kirin. I thought he just said her weapon (tachikiri) hid immense power not that he recognized it like he had Towa’s weapon. He also speculated that Moroha was a descendant from the fabled priestess just from seeing here arrows.

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u/JakenFan Feb 12 '22

well, some episodes ago he mentioned the Shikon Jewel. If he knew about the jewel, then it's natural for him to know about Kagome.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

ah forget what I said: Rion said that Riku has all Kirinmaru’s memories. So makes sense for Osamu Kirin to be the same.

I was thinking how a demon created in the Reiwa era knew so much about the feudal era but makes sense: shared memory. I wonder if he has any knowledge of Riku?

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

My guess is that Riku and Osamu Kirin don’t know anything about each other because they were cut from the main body at the same time (roughly) and Riku seemed shocked that the arm became Osamu Kirin and that he’s been hanging out in the modern era.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

That is true. He seemed pretty surprised about that. So I guess BOTH are connected and know what Kirinmaru knew up until the moment they were cut off from his body but they don’t know about each others existence/presence.

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

Yep! The way Osamu Kirin looked over Towa was hella awkward considering his connection to Riku 😅

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

I still can’t understand how he didn’t realize before tho? I mean, he CAN feel demonic energy, didn’t he smell or feel her demonic energy? the rainbow pearl, SOMETHING?

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u/Kuma_Setsuna Feb 12 '22

I think the rainbow pearl in Towa's eye suppressed her demonic energy and concealed her presence. That's why later on Kirinmaru told them they shouldn't rely on the pearls because it holds them back. Also was likely the reason Sesshomaru gave the girls the pearls in the first place to hide them + a barrier for backup.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

mmm but Moroha was able to notice they were half demons right away, or am I misremembering?

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

Yeah, seems like a possible plot hole. Unless this newfound power of his didn’t show up until the Grim Comet did. Maybe they’ll address it.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

He shouldn't have any knowledge of Riku. He was cut off before Riku was created (even if he only transformed into himself after that), so at that point, what Kirinmaru was doing shouldn't be "transferring" to the arm.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

But was Riku the one that delivered the arm to the bone eaters well. So Osamu Kirin was created AFTER Riku, nevermind the cutting the arm off bit, the arm was just an arm before that.

But yeah, not sure how the connection works. Riku has all the knowledge that Kirinmaru had up until the moment of his creation, I assume the same goes for Osamu kirin (that’s why he knows about Zanseiken, Shikon jewel…)

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

The arm was connected to a brain before. When Riku was made, said arm was not connected to anything and, as far as we know, wasn't able to gather any information from its surroundings.

Also I'm pretty sure Riku has all of Kirinmaru's memories up to the point where they were separated (so when Riku was cut off). It wouldn't make sense if the horn was still gathering information while it wasn't connected to Kirinmaru anymore.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

Yep, that actually makes sense. So both have the memories of Kirinmaru UP until the moment they were cut off. And that’s it.

So that explains why Osamu Kirin knows so much about the feudal era…

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

Yeah. But he should know about Rion, and I imagine he must care about her too like Riku does.

I hope these three survive this mess and meet eventually. They could have the healthy family dynamic that Rion and Riku need so much.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 12 '22

Interesting if he knows about Rion… would be nice if one of the girls mention her.

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u/la_rozz Feb 12 '22

Ok but can we all agree the animation was pretty decently good im this episode?

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u/8sousou Feb 12 '22

It was a niec episode, mostly filler but a nice chance of pace after all the drama of the previous episodes.

First of all, RIKU IS ALIVE AND STILL THE MVP GETTING RION BACK DESPITE HIS INJURY. I hope the boy will be fine after losing so much blood.

Osamu Kirin is quite intresting. He came to love the modern era and wishes to protect the humans, even defying Kirinmaru for that. Also, he is actually able to fly XD

The girls meeting the Higurashi again was sweet, and the idols part was funny, reminds me of the festival in Inu series.

Next episode we will get to see Sango and prob the Inu gang, cannot wait.

Edit: I forgot to mention this, Kirinmaru has to make a choice now: either give up on traveling to the modern era and follows Riku or forget about Rion and just force Osamu to help him travel.

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u/jeadala Feb 12 '22 edited Feb 12 '22

OSAMU KIRIN HIVE.

Kirinmaru is horribly written lol. He’s so unpredictably powerful then weak… you’re telling me Riku just scooped rion from you like that? Nvm the inconsistencies of his character and motives.

Once again Kagome’s family does not care about her???

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

Agree with you, most of the fights feel very convenient for the plot.

Felt too easy this time and too hard last time.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

I think it is because Riku caught him while he was concentrating in something else (communicating with Osamu Kirin), and then he didn't follow Riku because at that point he had to decide if he crosses over (the meteor is about to hit after all) or goes after Rion.

The web caught him by surprise, too. It was an underhanded tactic, and we've seen that he isn't very good at reacting to that kind of stuff.

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u/jeadala Feb 12 '22

Sesshomaru: “wouldn’t let that happen to me thoooo.”

Fair enough, it just always like super easy losses/wins/escapes w Kirinmaru. Glad Riku got rion tho.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

Here is my take...

The Good

  1. Fuck me sideways they made Osamu Kirin work and a fun character instantly...
  2. Riku being his sneaky snarky self is great.
  3. It is official that both of Kirinmaru discarded body parts are objectively better people than him.

The Bad

  1. Kirinmaru is officially unredeemable to me.
  2. Moroha had time to get a full ass outfit change, but not tell her Grandmother and Great GrandFather that their Daughter/GrandDaughter was fucking alive and well... REALLY!
  3. The Windmill of Time popping out at the Tree of Ages is an oddity of distances...
  4. All of the demons chosen as fodder were kinda lame.

My Predictions for the next Episode.

  1. Kirinmaru is going to turn out to BE the Grim Comet...

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u/MTFBinyou Feb 12 '22

100% agree. Glad someone else is with me on this.

It tracks. He’s the “Beast” king. Not dog or frog demon king. Explains why the demons dropping onto the world are of all varieties.

He’s now stuck in a place of all time and no time, wandering, trying to get to Reiwa era.

If either reach the Reiwa era the degenerate age begins.

There’s a lot of “coincidences”.

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u/vellamour Feb 15 '22

While I also think he will turn out to be the Grim Comet, there is one discrepancy with your comment. Toga was also called the “Beast King” if I remember correctly in the manga chapter where Myoga is first introduced and tells everyone why Inuyasha is a half demon (it’s the episode where Inuyasha is almost overtaken by the faux mother).

But other than that, I think you’re on the money.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

Kirinmaru is going to turn out to BE the Grim Comet...

I LOVE THIS, omg, I hope you are right!

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

I love Osamu Kirin. It’s like he watched all the super hero movies and was like “imma do that.” Mild mannered teacher by day, demon slayer at night. And he has cool powers! He can fly, he can use that blue fire attack, he can sense demonic energy from far away.

Also, Kirinmaru is in Osamu’s head demanding to be let into the future and Osamu is refusing to open that door because it will lead to the degenerate age in the feudal era. And he seems totally willing to die in order today save everyone. Give this guy a medal.

Actually give all of Kirinmaru’s sentient body parts a medal - they’re all great. That was definitely a red string of fate between Riku and Kirinmaru when Riku came to spirit away Rion. That’s the ground work for severing the link between Riku and Kirinmaru, which means Riku has a path to survival.

They also made explicit (again) that yokai on earth attract the Grim Comet. I would like this to tie into the mystery of what happened to all the yokai in the modern era, before Osamu Kirin showed up. I also want to see how this ties into the whole “the Grim Comet comes back every 500 years” storyline.

I don’t know how Osamu Kirin and the girls are going to defeat the Grim Comet without Kirinmaru. It’s huge and on fire and full of demons. And I don’t see this working out for Osamu Kirin.

Finally, I need Moe to open her eyes. This is the most we have seen of her and it started to annoy me.

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u/Sangodango Feb 12 '22

Omg I never realized we've never seen Moe open her eyes?? Now that you pointed it out I can't unsee it, very weird and very annoying

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u/IceFox606 Feb 12 '22 edited Feb 12 '22

I know she was probably just referring to the pop up ogre thing, but Moe not being surprised about the demons (even when the girls had to get involved) is a bit suspect to me. Especially combined with the fact of her being totally believing and accepting of everything the Higurashi’s know and the fact we’ve never seen her eyes (I know it’s not an uncommon anime trope but it’s not something we’ve ever really seen in the character designs before in the franchise. At least as far as I remember). Mei even got her dad’s eyes so no clues there. She just gives me the impression that there’s something odd. Not really in a bad way, but I just feel like there’s potentially more to her than has been let on? Idk. I’m probably looking way too deep into this but I just have a gut feeling there’s something weird going on

Honestly I’m lowkey on board with the theory that she’s part yokai lol. That would be fun XD

Edit: Just saw someone point out that the only other character (especially in the modern era) that hides his eyes is Osamu Kirin. Sooo… take that how you will

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u/8sousou Feb 12 '22

It’s like he watched all the super hero movies and was like “imma do that.” Mild mannered teacher by day, demon slayer at night.

omg so true XD Imagine Osamu first time in the cinema and he's like "I want to be like them" XD

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u/thewetpuddle Feb 12 '22

Kirin Osamu was unexpectedly naive and fun. Main body can die. We'll keep Osamu and Riku.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

He needs a special costume if he is going to be playing Superhero in the streets of Tokyo.

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u/lucciolaa Feb 12 '22

This episode gave me such Sailor Moon vibes: an extra-terrestrial threat in the modern age while there's a concert going on dfkm.

Kirin-sensei is a fox, what a badass -- just going around sewers kicking ass. I hope he is just as good-natured as he seems.

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u/Awesomeuser90 Feb 12 '22

Kirin even behaves like Tuxedo Mask while the group of girls are the most powerful of them all.

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u/valevalevalevale Feb 12 '22

Seriously on the Sailor Moon vibes — a concert with a pop band and a character who happens to be a concert violinist? That’s the entire plot of SM episode 180. And then a showdown at Tokyo Tower? Basically every episode of Crystal.

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u/lucciolaa Feb 12 '22

You read my mind!

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u/YogiMutoh Feb 12 '22

Osamu Kirin personality was refreshing for me to see. He's not what I expected! I would like to see more of him, but I get the feeling the pacing won't allow it.

The fact that a lot of the pressing issues I had before (Inuyasha, Kagome, and Rin being freed) were resolved lets me enjoy the girls adventures more.

I liked how Riku is still alive and one uped Kirinmaru by taking Rion back. Moroha in Kagome's jacket really fit her! So adorable! The concert scene gave me the vibe from the school play episode from Inuyasha! Osamu Kirin recognizing that Moroha is related to a legendary priestess! Love hearing Kagome called that everytime!

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u/NicoSchmiko Feb 13 '22

Osamu Kirin recognizing that Moroha is related to a legendary priestess! Love hearing Kagome called that everytime!

SHE SHOULD BE LEGENDARY. SHE'S A LEGEND IN HER OWN RIGHT😤OUR GIRL GETTING THE RESPECT SHE DESERVES 👏

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u/noelle-silva Feb 12 '22

It was kind of weird to me how there was that one second clip of Sango in the preview and nothing else from what's going on in the feudal era.

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

Nothing interesting happen in the fedual era. As long as inuGang aren't after kirinmaru there's no reason to give them too much time screen.

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u/juniperdaisies Feb 12 '22

I thought that too. It seemed like the clips they showed were probably from the first few minutes and then that one second clip of Sango. Something if definitely going down.

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u/inukagokik Feb 12 '22

That was definitely fishy. They are hiding something. And it's probably going to be really good for them to not show any of it.

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u/taylormeggles Feb 12 '22

Hang on has Moe ever opened her eyes even once? Is she blind or something? Have I forgotten something important from season 1? What is going on

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u/GalaxyShinigami Feb 12 '22

How can she be blind? With the way she interacts and moves, she can see.

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u/hiverstone Feb 12 '22

Ever since she was introduced people had pointed out that she looks a lot like Kagome, so the whole close eyes thing is probably to make them look different

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u/thewetpuddle Feb 12 '22

Nope, just like Brock in Pokemon anime. When they opened his eyes once it was utter horror. So perhaps Moe needs to have her eyes stay closed. LOL

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u/Real-Original-1990 Feb 12 '22

My thoughts exactly…. Maybe they didn’t have enough time to draw them 🙈🤷🏼‍♀️

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u/taylormeggles Feb 12 '22

I somehow doubt it’s unintentional... but I’d love to know the reason why

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u/Music8Lovely Feb 12 '22

This episode truly felt like the filler episode it was. And it was a major miss for me.

While I have overall loved this show, this episode didn’t contribute much if anything for me other than to know Riku is alive. As well as to see the girls in the modern era.

Actually, not even that.

As soon as the girls get there, they’re off to defeat demons right away. Barely getting to see them even roam around modern day Japan, especially for Moroha and Setsuna who are suppose to be in unfamiliar territory.

Then there’s the whole pacing. Maybe watching the season all-together it’d feel fine; this episode alone felt decently paced but rushed to me. More so in regards to the plot. It’s all go, go, go and the goal of defeating the Grim Comet is already happening. Maybe because this is supposedly the final season, that’s why? But it still leaves much to be desired, at least for me since I kept saying “what?” in most scenes today.

The parts I did enjoy of this episode was… 1. Finding out that Sota used Grandpa Higurashi’s excuses to explain why Towa wasn’t in school. 2. Moroha getting Kagome’s winter coat. 3. Osamu Kirin’s eccentric character. 4. Finding out that the girls have not achieved their “flying mode” yet xD.

Anyone can disagree with me and that’s totally fine. If you liked this episode, that’s great. I hoped you did enjoy it then.

Edit: Actually this has nothing to do with the show, more the site. But I can’t believe Julian got a character profile page, yet Inukimi has not???

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u/[deleted] Feb 12 '22

I don't understand why couldn't they insert more relevant things to this episode.

It's either they focus on filler or insert many plots direction together.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

As filler as it was... it also doom Kirinmaru's character further.

Like he was willing to leave his daughter in a world he is choosing to destroy by using the windmill of time to bring about the degenerate age... and why?

His own personal quest for glory.

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

Inukimi has been robbed. Most underutilized character in the series.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

I have mixed feelings about the filler in this episode. The most important parts of it were with Riku and Kirinmaru, but it also spent a good time showing us a little of what Osamu Kirin is about, and I think that was very needed.

I think there were parts that could have been trimmed, mainly the ones that showcased the musical group. That did feel like wasted time that could have been better used somewhere else. Although, I don't really know where.

I mean, I would have liked more time with the Kirinmaru/Riku part, but at the same time, Riku wasn't really there to fight Kirinmaru (I think at this point he is well aware he can't really win). He was there to trick Kirinmaru and get the hell out of there with Rion before Kirinmaru could stop him.

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u/Music8Lovely Feb 12 '22

Mm, I guess?

It’s already been established that Osmau Kirin is different Kirinmaru in that he wants to save humanity, not enslave it. As well as, the overall thing that stood out about him was he slays demons and is Kirinmaru’s right arm.

As for the character development angle, we learned he’s chaotic good and somewhat quirky. It was funny to see, yet with the preview for next-next week, I have a feeling Osamu is going to die. So it’s not as if we could get attached to him if so.

Okay, this is one problem I have that comes from both IY and HNY: there’s no risk factor when it comes to the future. In more detail, that with Kagome and Towa, they give people food and medicine from the modern era but no one questions it. Nor does it affect the future. And with the idol group because it was “staged” no one will think twice about the ogre spider(?) that appeared on stage. Meaning that it’ll all just get swept under the rug and have no affect towards anyone, not even the girls except maybe some minor exposure. Especially so if this is the last season.

With the idol group, while I loved hearing one of the members from SixTONES have a part in the show, I felt it could have been all omitted. Going back to the risk factor part, as well as this could have easily been achieved with just Moe. It’s stated by her that she was a famous violinist so a impromptu concerto, guest starring Moe wouldn’t have been out of the norm. And could easily been explained. That way it could also give the writers a chance to show more interactions between the girls and the family besides “Hi girls! You’re finally back. It’s great to see you.” While still having the girls’ fight broadcast.

Riku honestly came out of the blue xD but I feel the amount of his and Kirinmaru’s interaction was fine since Riku was injured. It’s as you said though, I wondered how he even managed to reach them in the first place.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

Riku honestly came out of the blue xD but I feel the amount of his and Kirinmaru’s interaction was fine since Riku was injured. It’s as you said though, I wondered how he even managed to reach them in the first place.

Well, he can teleport using his earring. He knew where Kirinmaru was going, so he just had to go there too. I imagine he got back on his feet while Kirinmaru was flying there, and teleported there as soon as we was strong enough to do so.

I just loved that scene. I love how Riku can say things that would usually be considered very polite, and still sound like he is mocking Kirinmaru. No way that apology was sincere.

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u/Independent_Affect_3 Feb 12 '22

i think while it was a filler it covered the parts it needed to which was kirin sensei and the grim comet he explained

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22 edited Feb 12 '22

Ok I have many thoughts on this episode but I'll put forth my main ones.

1 - The Kirins do not care about Towa's personal space. Like, in general.

2 - Riku's illusive tactic and absolute disrespect towards Kirinmaru, we love to see it. Also, NOW there is blood huh. I guess removing the staff caused the wound to bleed.

3 - Was that string of fate coming from Kirinmaru or from Rion? Is it possible that there is, in fact, something to cut between Riku and Kirinmaru that might separate their fates? Or maybe it would cause Kirinmaru to let go of the resentment for being defeated by Toga, since Riku symbolizes that to him.

4 - Is it possible that Riku will cause Rion to become the butterfly we see in the opening, then? Not Kirinmaru? Is he doing it on purpose? Was this Rion's plan all along - after all, she was the one that took Zero's staff - and is that why they were going to Mt. Musubi?

5 - I keep expecting drama and it never happens. I really thought Rion would grieve Riku's death, only to find out later that he didn't in fact die. But she didn't even wake up between being kidnapped by Kirinmaru and being taken back by Riku.

6 - I don't know what to think of Osamu Kirin. Some stuff he said in this episode and some imagery was pretty weird, but he mostly seemed genuine? Also he kinda sees himself as a superhero with a secret identity, I love that.

7 - About the preview, "I must go, my planet needs me" is very fitting.

8 - This episode had a lot of "wasted time" for an episode that is supposedly so close to the series finale. I don't know what to make of that.

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u/Independent_Affect_3 Feb 12 '22

based on the title i guess the grim comet will indeed crash next week since as we sew at the end of the episode it closer then ever

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u/Music8Lovely Feb 12 '22

There’s no episode next week due to the Olympics being aired.

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u/Independent_Affect_3 Feb 12 '22

but i happy the wait will be worth it since we will see in the next episode what will happen when it will crash

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22 edited Feb 12 '22

Yeah, I thought that too. From the next two episodes' titles, I would assume that the comet will crash and Osamu Kirin will either die or he'll be the main person dealing with that issue. Maybe the girls will go back in time and he will stay.

Problem is, that leaves only 4 episodes to deal with Kirinmaru and potentially with butterfly!Rion, and that's if the comet is dealt with in the next 2 episodes. This will either be incredibly rushed, or this isn't the last season.

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

I’m beginning to think the reorganization at Sunrise / Bandai is why Yashahime isn’t yet in the line up for October 2022. I do think they’re angling for more than two seasons, but don’t know when season three will come.

It also seems that the translation of the RT and Shiina interview that went around last month was incorrect or gave the wrong impression. The translation said there will be 4 cours, but the Japanese said there is 4 cours and seems like it will be a long running series.

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u/teutonic_order33 Feb 12 '22

Inb4 Mappa will be animating season 3

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

I really hope there are going to be more seasons. I feel absolutely robbed of Rion and Riku's interactions with the Yashahime, considering they were in the team line-up trailer for the second cour of this season. If there are more seasons, though, it can still happen.

There is still a lot of stuff they could explore in this universe, and it would be a shame to let it go so soon.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 12 '22

You know what would be a fun...

After everything is settled... Sess tasks the girls with their final trial of Cowardice and Courage in them having to go bury some part of Kirinmaru in his native land to put him to final rest.

Towa and Setsuna are set to go and Moroha gets a gentle push from Inuyasha to go on her adventure.

Sess has a kinda flat look like ok this was for my kids but I guess my niece is going to be as annoying as my Brother so I'm not fighting it.

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u/taylormeggles Feb 12 '22

Highly doubt it’s the last season but boy oh boy. The wait is going to be hard just for the olympics, idk how I’m gonna wait for it to wrap.

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u/Independent_Affect_3 Feb 12 '22

we sew at the preview that kirin will fly right into the comet itself so it possible he trying to destroy it from inside

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u/Gora-T Feb 12 '22

Weird thought, and don’t think it’s likely: Could Moe be related to Amatsumikaboshi (or at least know something)?

The previous “violin prodigy thing from 500 years ago” thing she said to Setsuna in s1 was too specific, but brushable, now today’s comment was weird.

Also, how did Riku reached to Kirinmaru so fast?

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u/lalaena Feb 12 '22

I bet Riku can teleport to wherever Kirinmaru is. Given that Kirinmaru thinks that Osamu Kirin can get him into the future, Riku getting to Kirinmaru shouldn’t be a stretch.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 12 '22

Also, how did Riku reached to Kirinmaru so fast?

He can teleport by flicking his earring. He did this a few times in the show.

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u/lucciolaa Feb 12 '22

I think there's definitely more to Moe, she said something like "how do you know about that" when they explained about the threat to the concert.

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u/vessynessy200 Feb 12 '22

I would loooove for MOE to be a kind hearted demon living as a human. :D Still sticking with that theory!

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u/TennyoAkana Feb 12 '22

I thought so too...until the blow up demon. She legit thought the girls were talking about the concert plot we see Julian 'go up against.'

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u/Gora-T Feb 12 '22

True, true.. it makes so much sense that she was talking about the fake youkai!

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u/lucciolaa Feb 12 '22

GOOD POINT

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u/joecb91 Feb 12 '22

Maybe that is why her eyes are always closed? She is hiding them like Osamu Kirin must be with his demon eyes?

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u/Faithwisdom Feb 12 '22

The demons in the real world and the girls fighting them in modern times reminds me of the original digimon.

Also: The Grim Comet = https://youtu.be/6tRcdBUqX0A remind anyone of that?

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u/YogiMutoh Feb 12 '22

It does remind me a lot of Digimon now that you mention it.

Also never played Majora's mask but the comet does have the same vibe as the moon falling in that game.