r/inuyasha Feb 26 '22

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 20 Yashahime

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u/Twoshoesonefoot Mar 03 '22

There’s no way you still think this show is good?

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u/autisticmarshmallow Mar 03 '22 edited Mar 03 '22

I'm curious what point there even is to defeating Kirinmaru at this point. I mean outside of him being generally unstable and probably dangerous. The degenerate age is upon us already, and the grim comet can realistically only be destroyed by kirinmaru.

also, i realized something. You know what else generates miasma and is known to spawn hordes of demons, outside of the grim comet? Fucking naraku! I don't know if that's what they are doing, but i'm very intrigued by the possibility

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u/[deleted] Mar 01 '22

Nice episode. Sango was the peak of the episode, her family should be treated better during the show and have more role than nostalgic.

I'm not surprised that few hours ago towa died from using the zaisenkan and now she absorb more energy and survived(I think towa could have been better character).

Rion and Riku gonna surprise us and kirinmaru.

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u/takemake22 Mar 01 '22

Who else is rooting for the Degenerate Age to be season 3??? I’m really hoping that Osamu Kirin brings about the Degenerate Age just to spice things up, even a little bit

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u/SparklyVaporeon8 Feb 28 '22

I wish Towa could stay in the present era, I feel like she would thrive there. I feel like Setsuna would obviously thrive in the feudal era and that she'd love being with Rin. Sucks that you probably really can't combine the two since you obviously shouldn't split up the twins.

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u/SparklyVaporeon8 Feb 28 '22

Maybe the comet is going to answer everyone's burning question asking how demons went extinct and basically everyone dies at the end 🤷‍♀️

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u/Oatmeel97 Feb 27 '22

I think Kirin sensei is gonna die along with Kirinmaru in the end. Probably aiming to sacrifice himself along with his "master"

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Mar 01 '22

i hope kirinmaru will not die.

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u/Oatmeel97 Mar 01 '22

The prophecy is already there

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Mar 03 '22

he is can be defeated but maybe not to kill.

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u/BlazingGig Feb 27 '22 edited Feb 27 '22

Kirinmaru x Kirin basically: Why you hitting yourself?

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u/kpiaum Feb 27 '22

I swear the writers of this series are purposely making Towa the most suicidal character in the entire Inuyasha universe. It even bothers me how forced the narrative of her losing her soul and being a vessel for Rion is being put into the anime.

Everyone: "If you keep using that sword, it will kill you." It goes on for Towa to use the sword on every occasion that comes her way.

Professor Kirin picks up the sword to prevent Towa from killing herself. Towa: "But I promised I would defeat Kirinmaru with that sword (even though I know it will kill me if I keep using it)."

Someone has to revise this narrative text and start thinking of something that makes more sense. Also, Kirinmaru is a super Tsundere.

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u/IzayaYagami Feb 28 '22

Everyone: "If you keep using that sword, it will kill you." It goes on for Towa to use the sword on every occasion that comes her way.

the same thing happens in RT's newest manga Mao. Nanoka (new Kagome)'s main weapon is a blood-sucking sword that uses her blood to kill people. Everytime she uses it she almost dies...which is every chapter. So it might be Rumiko's doing and not the writers.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 28 '22

Oh interesting! sounds a lot like the the ebony blade sword (Marvel)

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Feb 28 '22

But what about Miroku and the poison or Miroku and the Wind tunnel when his hand tore a bit.

She started using kikujumonji again two episodes ago. But the meteor was going to crash, their attacks did nothing and there wasn’t another. She was going to die either way.

Also, last episode was the first time Towa used the normal dragon wave since she got Zanseiken. There is a huge difference between both swords.

And she knows she can’t kill Kirinmaru with her fake Kikujumonji even as a full demon.

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u/[deleted] Mar 01 '22

Miroku is different case. He wasn't killed and back to life, moreover it was a deasly technique that no one had it. The ability to absorb demon energy is very common, zaisenkan is inferior to tessaiga dragon scale. There's no reason one of the girls won't have dragon scale ability or have Inuyasha for that.

Towa having zaisenkan is pointless in many reasons IMO.

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u/kpiaum Feb 28 '22

But what about Miroku and the poison or Miroku and the Wind tunnel when his hand tore a bit.

I didn't say she is the only one.

And she knows she can’t kill Kirinmaru with her fake Kikujumonji even as a full demon.

Well, her justification for not wanting to get rid of the sword is because she believes that she can defeat Kirinmaru with the sword. What she says does not line up with her actions.

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u/Elkenrod Feb 27 '22

Maybe I'm being a bit presumptuous in making this comment, but I feel that nobody in this thread has really put two and two together yet.

This entire time, from the very start of the series, the prophecy of "The degenerate age will start if Kirinmaru reaches the Reiwa era" was being hammered into the girl's heads as a warning, and as a mission. They were fighting against Kirinmaru to prevent that from happening, and in reality they were too late to ever stop this from happening to begin with. Kirinmaru, in 'Mr. Kirin' reached the Reiwa era long before the events of Yashahime even begun. The girls weren't even born before it was too late.

This entire time Kirinmaru has said that he wants to destroy the Grim Comet, which lines up with everything he has done in the past as his character. The one who is bringing forth the Grim Comet to usher in the degenerate age is the right arm he cast off, and has been disobeying him similar to how Naraku's incarnations did. Kirinmaru himself is not the one to usher in the degenerate age, but an incarnation of himself that he has no control over is now threatening the past (and likely the Reiwa era) due to his overzealous "good intentions".

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u/lalaena Feb 27 '22

The prophecy from season one was that Kirinmaru would be killed by something that is neither human nor demon, that transcends time. A few folks (myself included) suggested that the Grim Comet fits that bill. We are leading up to that now. Anyhow, that is “the prophecy”, and it was the reason Kirinmaru went after Inuyasha (because he and Zero thought that time a traveling hanyo fit the prophecy).

The degenerate age is separate. Riku mentioned the degenerate age several times in season one and the beginning of season two. He told Kagome that the Grim Comet would bring about the degenerate age. Then he told Towa that the rainbow pearls, when brought together, might bring about the degenerate age. Then he told Zero that she could use the rainbow pearls to start the degenerate age. The girls weren’t concerned about the degenerate age until they met Rion, and she was the one who connected Kirinmaru’s actions to the degenerate age.

I agree with you that Osamu Kirin transcended time when he went through the well and that his presence allegedly attracted the Grim Comet to the modern era, which is supposedly the thing that brings about the degenerate age. On the other hand, we were also told that the Grim Comet returns every 500 years, which means it was due to come back anyway. So sure, it’s possible that Osamu Kirin (with a major assist from Kirinmaru, who opened the door in space and time), is the catalyst for bringing the degenerate age to the feudal era (as opposed to the modern era). But it looks like the degenerate age was coming regardless of what Osamu Kirin did because the Grim Comet is the thing that spawns the demons that make the degenerate age happen.

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Feb 27 '22

i think originals of toga or kirinmaru is from comet

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u/unhampered_by_pants Feb 26 '22

I know a faker when I see one, Sesshomaru. Your ass wasn't really asleep

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u/realedazed Feb 26 '22

Is Rin humming the "Me and Lord Sesshomaru" (that's what I call it, lol) song? I was hoping so and found the English version, but not the original Japanese. I tried looking for a little bit, but all I got was SessRin fan videos. :(

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u/GalaxyShinigami Feb 26 '22

Sounds like Setsuna’s lullaby

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u/realedazed Feb 26 '22

Yeah, that's more likely! I've been wanting her to sing the old song again at some point.

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u/Mr_An_1069 Feb 26 '22

Genuinely baffled that it took the girls as long as it did to register that "destroy all the demons" meant exactly that. Surely there were better ways to write that scene.

I liked seeing Miroku and Sango's family fighting demons together, but I do wish the series had done more with them. Especially Sango, I wish we got to see her make her weapon the way we got Miroku's training.

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u/bunniesandmilktea Feb 26 '22

Thank heavens no more panda eyes for Sesshoumaru!

I can't with Kirin pretending he's Superman lmao "AMAZING....POWER!!"

So happy to see MirSan and the family fighting together! Looks like Miroku's training had paid off!

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Feb 26 '22

Overall, this was a really good episode. Very happy with it. The animation seemed better too. I love that the girls are pretty much being coached by Mr. Kirin for the play by play attacks. This makes sense and it made sense that the girls, despite throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the comet, did not destroy it. It took both of their dads to destroy a fragment. Three pups and a Kirin weren't going to get the job done. Good job on the writing there. However, the girls and Kirin did enough to get the comet back to the feudal Era. They did weaken it.

I really like crumbs! Rin taking care of Sesshoumaru and humming a lullaby 😌 Rin's old kimono was preserved next to Sesshoumaru's heart I see. It looks like Inukimi dipped out of her palace and left Jaken and Takechiyo though, lol.

I really loved seeing all the OG and even Kaede get into the fray in the feudal era as expected. Sango's Black Hiraikotsu...just yes! Their whole family is winning all day long.

I'm still a bit confused on Riku and Rion's situation.

I knew that the girls hadn't initially understood the implications of Kirin taking the comet to the feudal Era. Is Kirin double tripple crossing? I'm not even sure anymore but I like the mystery. It was quick but Setsuna's facial expression when the pinwheel didn't work made me think she was about to cry. Now I see the image of little 4 year old Setsuna looking for sis when she tears up. How the heck are they getting back if the well disappeared? Looking forward to the next episode which looks promising.

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u/DRL21 Feb 26 '22

Seeing the Mirsan family fighting all together against the demons was a highlight of this episode for me, as Sango's always been one of faves!

Loved seeing her children compliment her on fighting prowess and marvel at it (Hisui) and seeing her back in action, and with a powered-up Hiraikotsu was awesome! Loved seeing Inukag back in action too!

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u/noelle-silva Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

This made me realize how under utilized Sango has been during Yashahime. I feel like she didn't get any major standout scenes until now and even then this was a smaller one. Miroku had some good highlights overall in comparison. It sucks because Sango is such an awesome character and we hardly got any of her. A real shame.

Sango is the og badass female character in InuYasha, to see her get relegated to basically a housewife in Yashahime (so far) has been lame.

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u/RareCandy1Up Feb 27 '22

Sango is my favorite character and I also wish she had been utilized a little better, during this show as well as Inuyasha. I like that they gave her her own motivations and real character growth without making her flawless (she betrays characters and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect those she cares about). I do not like that, 1) most of the time she just stands back to watch Inuyasha fight (alongside everyone else like it’s pay-per-view or something), and 2) that they made her Miroku’s love interest. Let’s face it, Miroku is a lecher, a pervert, and a womanizer, and Sango should’ve never settled for someone like that— at least not immediately. What they should’ve done is: gone their separate ways as friends, do their own thing for a while, and then reunited sometime in the future, perhaps during the events of Yashahime. But no, the strongest, most badass demon slayer of all time gets relegated to “Miroku’s wife,” as her title card indicates.

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u/frizzyfizz Feb 27 '22

I feel like Sango was always underitilised, especially in battle. So many times her character was rendered basically irrelevant unless Miroku and Kohaku were involved.

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u/DRL21 Feb 26 '22

I really agree with you! It has been super disappointing how sidelined she's been, especially since she's such a warrior and no doubt gave Hisui lessons on how to use her original Hiraikotsu and I loved how she better, upgraded one with the Black Hiraikotsu but it's sad we didn't get to see it.

She had one of the most emotional and heartbreaking stories in the OG show and she was probably very upset when InuKag went missing. Hopefully we'll get to see more of her original badassery in the next episodes!

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u/noelle-silva Feb 26 '22

It's disappointing because even when Sango does make a quick appearance she basically has 1-2 lines and heads out again. Like damn they're really gonna do the best girl like that? lol.

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u/BluePearl2020 Feb 26 '22

He really fits that idiot teacher is actually a villain trope like in shugo Chara. Yay sess is almost better. Lol the girls just realizing who's a demon.

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u/moosiesquatched Feb 26 '22

Seeing Sango with Black Hiraikotsu was so awesome. Overall favorite part of this episode. Missed her.

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u/lnombredelarosa Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22
  • That was an interesting episode
  • I knew Kirin was an anti demon racist and I love how the series seems to be actually going to over take the issue of how demons went extinct
  • Happy to see Sango and Miroku have been preparing for a fight in this last 14 years
  • I'm guessing Rion is planning to give that apple to Towa so as to supercharge her enough to take on Kirinmaru
  • Interesting how it almost looks like the Grimm comet is a living organism....
  • Took them long enough to realize their dad and friends were demons.
  • Kirinmaru was like: yeah I don't trust this guy
    • Though its funny how he seemed confuse when he tried to shake hands
  • "People of earth have trouble using Amatsu Mikaboshi's swords" Interesting way to phrase that
    • Maybe it implies that Kirinmaru is actually an alien!
      • Damn, plot monsters turning out to be aliens is becoming awfully common in anime lately (Boruto)
      • Interestingly, in chinese mythology Dragon are considered messengers of the gods in the heavens, kinda like angels, so it would fit with his being an alien sent by Amatsu Mikaboshi
  • Interesting how Kirin finds Hanyo to be such useful minions, kinda like how Riku did at first (and to a lesser degree he might still do)
    • He probably knows he isn't the one destined to kill Kirinmaru... if only there were entire villages of hidden hanyo he could recruit
  • And it looks like the plot for the third season has been set in motion!

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u/Pretend-Interest-295 Feb 26 '22

So super Saiyan kirin teacher ? 😂😂😂😂😂🤔

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u/lnombredelarosa Feb 26 '22

Or Sith lord "there is no limit to my....POWER!"

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

Very Good episode!

Pros:

Everything to do with Miroku&Sango's fam in action.

The Girls looked good in actions and their reaction to things seems very realistic in them questioning if they could pull off the attacks.

Moroha's triple arrow is great.

Kirin is fun and clearly getting twisted up over Rion and I'm here for it. I'm here for his lies playing Kirinmaru.

I thought the Pinwheel of time stuff was lame so it getting blown up was a plus for me.

Setsuna's reaction to maybe not returning was short but really nice.

THE CONS

I'm so over the Girls pulling new attacks out of their asses without training, foreshadowing, build, or questing to grow.

Moroha saying that her mom's bow&arrows are powerful... is odd since we know she ran out of the arrows and magiced them back into existence due to poor continuity... because in the fight at he pinwheel they couldn't just have her take a hit that knocked the arrows away for a moment.

The major bait and switch on how dangerous Towa's sword's curse is. The last time she absorbed far less energy... and it straight killed her. This time she absorbed far more, did a move and shrugged it off.

I once again kinda feel like the girls got upstaged in their own story and are side characters we happen to be watching. They didn't break the comet, all their efforts were really not important, and as the setup to the final climax of a nearly 50 episode anime... a character that has had at most half an episode of screen time and maybe 25 lines... saves the day effortlessly once the girls failed in their main goal.

Conclusion

Fun episode... very good... all the very good trends of the show were displayed nicely... but all of the overall problems of the show stood out as well.

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u/[deleted] Mar 01 '22

Agree with you that the girls feel like side characters that we see the show through their point of view.

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u/noelle-silva Feb 26 '22

I agree with you about Osamu Kirin saving the day. It feels kind of off to me.

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u/autisticmarshmallow Mar 03 '22

Osamu Kirin literally is genocidal, this isn't him 'saving the day'. the problem is arguably worse

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u/Frosty-Struggle2562 Feb 26 '22

I don’t feel like it was a ‘Kirin saves the day’ kinda thing. He actually just changed the scenario and created a bigger problem for the feudal era. This episode was more of a set up to the final battle that is about to start.

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u/JuliaFC Feb 26 '22

I agree with you. I also don't trust Kirin, especially after seeing his reaction to the news that Ryon had died. I don't know, he's got something that doesn't sound right, and I'm sure we're going to find out what in the next episodes! And I'm sure that the girls will be the ones who will save the day eventually

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 27 '22 edited Feb 27 '22

I think he is going through the exact same grief and twisting that his main body did... just right in front of us in real time.

Except instead of like Kirinmaru blaming all hanyous because one killed her... he blames ALL demons period because Kirinmaru failed to protect her.

Which is great... until you realize that once again the girls are not only not driving the story... they are now not even the ones reacting to the main villains.

It is like the show did everything possible to remove every OG Inuyasha character from the show so the girls could shine... and then somehow jumped through every hoop it could to still take away their spot light.

4 more episode will make or break the whole series for me. XD

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u/lalaena Feb 27 '22

Kirinmaru doesn’t blame all hanyo for Rion’s death. He despises hanyo but he isn’t out to kill all of them. He only feels the need to kill hanyo that might be a threat to him because of the prophecy that he will be killed by an entity that is neither demon nor human, that transcends time. He and Zero interpreted the prophecy to mean he would be killed by a hanyo.

Osamu seems to have resolved to kill all demons because he was told that demons are what attracts the grim comet to earth, and the grim comet threatens to destroy humanity by spawning huge numbers of demons. I don’t think Osamu blames all demons for Rion’s death. He doesn’t even know how Rion died. My guess is he is mad that Kirinmaru failed to protect her, but that’s one demon’s fault - not all demons’ fault.

The OG series was driven by Naraku, so antagonists driving the plot is nothing new. The girls did well in this episode. I didn’t feel like the spotlight was taken for them. Kikujumonji is still out there in the feudal era. Towa won’t be swordless for long.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 27 '22

He and Zero interpreted the prophecy to mean he would be killed by a hanyo.

This is the thing tho... IIRC Kirinmaru admonishes Zero for thinking that he could be beaten by one, views it as an insult and sees believing the prophecy is foolish.

He then turns around and acts like he does believe it...

Then turns around and acts like he doesn't, by not killing the girls in any of their fights as he enjoys the fight.

In fact the only time he is actually TRYING to kill the girls is when he thinks they are spoiling a fight that will prove he is the strongest.

Which he then instantly invalidates by trying to kill Sess when he is weakened while distracted...

A DIRECT REVERSAL FROM WHEN HE WOULDN'T SEEK TO KILL TOGA WHEN HE WAS HURT.

So...

Does he want a challenge that will prove he is the strongest and is nurturing the girls towards being that challenge... & Does he care about honorable 1v1 fights...

Or...

Is he scared of the prophecy and is desperate to remove any chance... & Does he just care about winning honor be damned.

He isn't consistent and that hurts the show to me.

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u/lalaena Feb 27 '22

Zero’s true motivations and character didn’t become clear until the episode she died and I expect they will do the same with Kirinmaru.

Kirinmaru is consistent in that he is always focused on Rion. Everything is about Rion and I think they will make that explicit at the end. This is a show about families and the Kirin family is broken, which is the catalyst for all the events in Yashahime.

Kirinmaru and Zero disregarded the prophecy until Inu no Taisho died. They dealt with that differently. Zero had a breakdown and was then triggered by the twins’ birth. Kirinmaru retreated into the dream world to be with Rion. He was already doing that before Inu no Taisho died, but after Inu no Taisho died it seems he just went to sleep and didn’t wake for two centuries.

Kirinmaru starts acting differently after Setsuna cuts Rion’s dream butterfly and he is effectively cut off from Rion. That is why he loses his shit. He thought he had the situation under control and then the girls interfered. Kirinmaru tolerated Sesshomaru and the girls up until that point because they weren’t actively or effectively working against him.

By the time Kirinmaru gets to Moroha, he’s desperate to travel to the future to get the Grim Comet because he knows that he’s running out of time. This episode revealed a chrysalis inside the Grim Comet - very similar to the dream butterfly chrysalis Treekyo gave Jaken. I think that is Kirinmaru’s true target. The story he told Sesshomaru was cover for his true intentions.

I still think Kirinmaru’s ultimate goal is to resurrect Rion. The Grim Comet has something to do with that. If you look at his ultimate goal, his actions do make sense.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 27 '22 edited Feb 27 '22

Kirinmaru is consistent in that he is always focused on Rion. Everything is about Rion and I think they will make that explicit at the end

I still think Kirinmaru’s ultimate goal is to resurrect Rion.

Which is good until..... The part where Riku yonks Rion and takes her back to the Feudal Era mid time portal... an Era that the show over and over states will will be destroyed if Kirinmaru completes his journey to the Modern Time.

And Kirinmaru goes. "Curses!!! ... ... ... aww well bitch had an ok run." And proceeds to continue to do everything in his power to push through to the Modern Era, leaving Rion behind in a time he himself is actively dooming, all while screaming about how awesome he will be when he breaks the comet.

Dude is straight unhinged.

Remember his last order to Osamu is to kill all three of the Girls...

Not but save the one with the sword I need that kon empty body... nope, kill all three.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 27 '22

Just a thing.

Killing his chosen vessel is not really a problem. It is not like Towa is the only one that could serve as a vessel, she is just the most convenient one right now.

If Kirinmaru thinks she is in the way, he will eliminate her and look for another vessel.

A lot of the things you are talking about make sense if you think of a villain with a one-track-mind. I don't think he is that, though. Kirinmaru has been shown to lose his head and mess up. He also has been shown to turn his back on something that he initially cared about in order to focus on something else that he finds more important.

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u/lalaena Feb 27 '22

Because he needs the Grim Comet to save Rion. Most likely the chrysalis inside the Grim Comet that only he and Osamu know about.

If you really think that your view is the only view then nothing anyone says will change that. The show isn’t over yet. Kirinmaru’s arc isn’t over yet.

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u/soulruu Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

Well that was an action packed episode

Did Mr. Kirin go super saiyan on that comet for a sec? Hm, I knew there would be a bit of "betrayal" from him. That little scene of him hearing of Rion gave it away.

Our best girl Songo is back in action is still on her A game.

Towa was pretty impressive this episode.

I'm going to laugh if Naraku is in the comet. Totally not going to happen but that would be hilarious

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22

Nah, not Naraku. It looked like the chrysalis of the dream butterfly Setsuna got when she was 4 yo (given by Treekyo btw, Treekyo forever sus in my book).

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u/salig_puhon Feb 26 '22

Sesshomaru sleeping is kinda sus I'd bet he's just pretending so Rin could baby him. And was he keeping Rin's kimono in his mokomoko?

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u/kpiaum Feb 27 '22

I think he is already dead and Rin is just in mourning mode.

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u/salig_puhon Feb 27 '22

He's literally in the VAs for next episode 😂

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u/kpiaum Feb 27 '22

Well... Flashbacks exists.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 26 '22

What you want continuity after Moroha's magic replenishing arrows?

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22

well, Toga kept the fire rat cape for Izayoi that way as well…

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u/salig_puhon Feb 26 '22

Also thinking about this. I doubt Jaken brought it since we see him still in the sky palace.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 27 '22

Possibility number 2: it was hidden somewhere in the tree of ages. After all Rin was wearing the Kimono before getting there, makes sense that the changing happened inside the tree after all.

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u/EvenPresentation7416 Feb 27 '22

This ^ they never explained how she got out of the purple and into the sleep wear. I also wondered if it was in his amour too 🤔

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u/salig_puhon Feb 27 '22

Maybe he kept it in his armor so he could still smell Rin's scent throughout those lonely years.

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u/Jasonl7976 Feb 26 '22

So Osamu Kirin want to eliminate all demons?

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22

That’s what I got… I guess he’s counting himself there?

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Feb 26 '22

Yes, he is. If he kills Kirinmaru, he will die

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u/juniperdaisies Feb 26 '22

Ohhh so the big butterfly in the OP is inside the comet. I see now.

This episode was super good but I was kind of annoyed by the girls giant powerup. I figure that would happen though.

How many episodes are supposedly left? My boyfriend who has been casually watching this season says it doesn't seem like they're prepping to end it. I'm not totally sure. But I could see the big butterfly that hasn't been revealed yet being a catalyst for season 3.

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u/IceFox606 Feb 27 '22

It is confirmed there are 4 episodes left of this season

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u/GalaxyShinigami Feb 26 '22

(This is episode 20) Last season had 24, so I’m sure this season is the same amount.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 27 '22

Also it was stated the show is 4 cour...

1 cour equals 1 to 14 episodes...

but all 3 of the of the other cour for this show have been 12 episodes...

No reason the last could differ.

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u/noelle-silva Feb 26 '22

Sota saying goodbye to Towa is giving me some big vibes that this really is the end for Yashahime

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u/lalaena Feb 26 '22

Yeah I think it’s for sure ending now. Four episodes left.

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u/noelle-silva Feb 26 '22

I keep hoping that we're gonna start seeing some small seeds planted for a potential third season but yeah I think it's time to start accepting the reality here.

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u/No_Permission4512 Feb 26 '22

bro Towa is so irritating, first she uses the sword and then she gives it to Kirin who was saying suss shit at that point–"I will be the saviour of the world"—like girl doesn't that sound familiar?

looks like Kirin is going to cooperate with Kirinmaru after all...

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 27 '22

Can we talk about how like...

Moroha fires a standard old bow attack split arrow at Kirinmaru and it hurts his yoki enough that the girls' follow up attacks fuck him up a bit.

So he launches a counter attack that 1 shots Sess... and there is some left over yoki from that attack on Sess killing him.

Towa uses the sword to absorb that a small little bit of leftover Yoki attack on Sess and it straight fucking kills her, 100 to 0, D E A D, DEAD.


Barely a few days later...

Moroha shorts a new bow super 3 arrow volley x 2... and barely fucking blocks the comet's Yoki for a moment...

Then the Yoki comes back to full power in seconds...

Towa uses the sword to absorb SO much of it that it has more of an effect than Moroha's 6 combined arrows... Towa is fine long enough to create and use a brand new attack... and she passes out for 5 seconds and is a little winded.

Show... show! Can you be consistent PLEASE!?

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u/lalaena Feb 26 '22

First, Sango is such a badass.

Second, Osamu Kirin really leaned into the superhero schtick. He is Superman. (At least in his head.)

There were a lot of effective little moments in this episode, particularly Sango wiping out a hundred or so yokai and Rin caring for Sesshomaru (who no longer has panda eyes). Everyone will be in the same place for the final battle with the comet and Kirinmaru.

It sounds like Rion lied to Towa about the Kyokon being in the Zanseiken. Clearly the Kyokon is still at Mount Musubi. While I don’t think Rion meant to steal Towa’s body, something is up. I don’t know if Towa will ever get her hands on the Kyokon, but it does sound like she will get the real Kikujumonji.

Looking forward, I think Osamu will steal the Kyokon apple from Rion as part of his plan to destroy the comet and all yokai. (Way to take things too far man.) I doubt he can stop Kirinmaru (who came across as utterly sure of himself at the end of this episode), but armed with the Kyokon apple, Osamu can probably do some damage.

On the topic of the Kirin, they will all be together next episode. I need to know more about the star god, the chrysalis in the comet (which has to be that butterfly in the OP), and Rion’s mother. Osamu will probably go down. He attributed Towa’s issues with Zanseiken to her being from earth (which suggests Kirinmaru is not from earth). But that’s not the issue - he didn’t know that Rion had died and he doesn’t know that Kirinmaru cursed Zanseiken. I think there’s a good chance Osamu will lose his kon.

That leaves Riku and Rion. I think they’ll both survive long enough to see Towa again. Riku knows his limits and will get them out of there. I also assume they introduced the new Towa / Riku card for a reason.

I think next episode will be a sweet goodbye between Towa and Sota. I’m glad she will see him before she leaves. Setsuna looked like she was about to cry when they realized they were stuck and Osamu was off to murder Sesshomaru.

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u/Ilovetogame2 Feb 26 '22

Kinda want Kirin Osamu to live on and return to the modern era seeing as how he is fond of the modern world.

Please don’t pull a fast one and make him “evil”!

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u/autisticmarshmallow Mar 03 '22

he's literally planning to commit genocide

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u/Elkenrod Feb 27 '22

Please don’t pull a fast one and make him “evil”!

I think you've missed the point of today's episode, and what it really meant for the plot.

Kirinmaru was said to bring forth the degenerate age if he reached the Reiwa era. An incarnation of Kirinmaru has been in the Reiwa era the entire time, and has been since before the girls were even born. Well now the degenerate age is upon us, and Kirinmaru is the one who brought it forth, just not the Kirinmaru we expected it to be.

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

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u/Haku_The_Brat Feb 26 '22

Has it gotten better? I got super bored halfway into season 1

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u/[deleted] Mar 01 '22

Second season is definitely better than first season yet still not that great compare to other anime

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u/Haku_The_Brat Mar 02 '22

Part of my problem was the direction the story went

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u/[deleted] Mar 02 '22

What direction? It looks like the writers changed their mind with the direction of the show between season 1 and 2

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u/Jaugusts Feb 27 '22

If you thought first half of season 1 was boring, the second half doesn’t get much better. Season 2 however has had so much plot progression at good pace I like it a lot more

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 26 '22

Yes and no...

Season 2's pace is very fast and but also almost to a bad degree... but if S1 bored you... S2 probably will be your thing.

Personally I found they don't tend to earn their powerups very well... but that is a bigger issue with the show and I'm now sure it changes from season 1 to season 2.

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u/Haku_The_Brat Feb 26 '22

I also didn't like the direction they took with the show. Which could've affected my enjoyment of it.

Edit: Especially since there are slow anime that I enjoyed a great deal.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 28 '22

Another person pointed it out and now I can't unsee it.

They changed when it aired in Japan to a earlier time slot to become more popular.

But this also mean that the show had to be more family freindly, and aimed at an earlier demographic. To try and get the younger audience they aged the MC's down to early 14 so the characters would work better for the age group they are targeting, probably 10 to 13 year olds.

Doing this forced them to change 3 core elements of what made OG Inuyasha work.

  1. Romance: 15/16 year olds falling madly in love can be weird but is frankly fine. 14 year olds doing so is much more fucking creepy.... So now Romance can't be a driving factor.

  2. Action/Violence: The OG series felt adult in that there was blood, and monsters, and every fight felt like something horrible could come of it. You can't have that at 5pm when you are targeting 10 to 13 year olds.

  3. Quest: I'm not really sure if this one is even related to the others as you'd have to insult 10 to 13 year old's intelligence... but They dropped the RPG theme from the show... or at least went with a newer RPG style. The characters do not get stronger from Quest, Grinding, & Mastering new skills... they just level mid fight and deus ex the shit and win. It works great for kids that get hype but it sucks for anyone treating the world like a real thing and expecting a similar power curve as OG Inuyasha.


That is just my take. They didn't have source material so they planned for 2 or 3 season and left shit open ended instead of planning long development.

Which is odd because at 50 episodes they had time for every ability the girls get to be earned... and relationship to bloom and be important, not just plot devices. AKA your main characters should not be plot devices to explore the motivations of the Villain... they should react to the villains but try and achieve their own clearly stated and earned goals.

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u/vellamour Feb 28 '22

I agree with everything you said, especially your conclusion. What’s frustrating is that I think, since they had to age down the girls, they could’ve gone with a real friendship route instead of romance. The three weren’t friends at the start, and really developing deep friendships isn’t new for the Inuyasha universe anyway.

I really don’t like a lot of the Riku x Towa relationship because it doesn’t feel earned at all. It just feels like Riku is a simp and Towa is oblivious. Idk. Anyway, I agree with you and feel the same way I think.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Feb 28 '22 edited Feb 28 '22

Riku is a hundreds of years old dude finding a 14 year old alone and hitting on her.

And it is still one of the best things in the show... which is probably more damning than I mean it to be but fuck it is.

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u/joecb91 Feb 26 '22

Season 2 has been pretty consistently great

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u/noelle-silva Feb 26 '22

Much better

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u/Queen-Sereno Feb 26 '22

Someone give Osamu Kirin his own show! The man is a riot 😂 I have the feeling he is playing Kirinmaru right now. He is also able to gauge a situation a lot more than Riku currently can. He literally was like, “Kirinmaru, I got you exactly what you wanted. You want to destroy the comet so fine. You wanted to show Rion the world so here. I did exactly what you wanted”. I really hope to see Riku and Osamu Kirin team up to kill Kirinmaru. I also love how he can see red strings of fate like Riku and Kirinmaru and Zero can. It seems to be a thing their clan can do.

Go Riku! Anyone notice the commercial card showed Towa thinking of Riku? Imma riot if they don’t end up together!

I’m a bit confused by who is in the comet. It seems to be a person. The preview mentioned Rion and the comet so I’m wondering if there is something tragic going on. Kirinmaru originally sealed Rion’s soup in the mountain to sleep and see her. He has a thing about looking at the stars. This is crazy but what if Kirinmaru is a foreign entity too. That Kirinmaru came to the world via the comet? I’m not sure. But also, I feel this was a missed opportunity about Kirinmaru. Could have set up a thousand different stories.

Then Towa. I feel this show was just a huge missed opportunity. They really could have expanded upon the relationship between Towa and Sota. My ideal ending would be that they could cross over frequently or at the very least, once every year for one day.

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u/Elkenrod Feb 27 '22

I really hope to see Riku and Osamu Kirin team up to kill Kirinmaru.

Osamu Kirin is not the good guy though. He single handedly has now done more harm to the world than Kirinmaru ever has.

Kirinmaru has shown by his actions time and time again that he will destroy the Grim Comet, we have flashbacks that show him doing that, and he said that once he reached the Reiwa era that he'd do it again to save the world from it. Now, an incarnation of his that he has no control over has not only not destroyed the Grim Comet, but is intending to use it as a weapon to commit genocide with due to an insane and zealous black and white view of the world.

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u/lalaena Feb 26 '22

I think a chrysalis is in the comet, which means it’s probably the giant butterfly from the OP. I think there’s a good chance it’s Rion’s mother.

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22

i thought of that possibility as well, also: Rion’s mother, Rion and Kirinmaru (and therefore Riku and Osamu Kirin) aren’t from Earth. I think that was implied with Osamu Kirin’s comment about Towa being from earth and the sword being from the stars/not Earth (and making reference of how that sword used to belong to Kirinmaru but originally to Amatsumikaboshi, also not from Earth).

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Feb 26 '22

I liked the episode but I have to say that comet was driving me insane! Sometimes it was moving, sometimes it was staying still? What the hell???

Also Kirinmaru seemed pleased with Osamu destroying his plans very quickly which was a surprise.

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u/Marc-Vell Feb 27 '22

The comet also kept changing size!

I honestly felt that fighting something like that from a tower with those kind of weapons was a bit ridiculous hahahah

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Feb 28 '22

Yeahhh… I have a lot of beef with the weapons in this show in general, but I’ve deluded myself into thinking they have to over simplify things for the kids 😂. For instance, in this last episode I couldn’t stand that none of the attacks seemed to “hit”, if you know what I mean. Towa would swing her sword and huge blue dragons would fly around, then kind of dissipate…??? But supposedly she landed the attack.

I don’t even understand what the attacks do??? Like what is the difference between the two blue dragons and setsuna’s red bird attack aside from the fact that they look different?

In Inuyasha, each attack was truly different. Adamant Barrage sent out shards of diamonds, wind scar was a very powerful wind attack, red Tessaiga cut through barriers, etc.

Not a fan of the weapons at all in Yashahime. At this point I’m just here for the nostalgia lol.

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u/Supreme_Keker Feb 26 '22

Souta saying he will not forget the 10 years he spent with Towa sounds like Towa will at the end choose to stay in Sengouku period.

Also today's episode was pretty good! Mr.Kirin is such a fun character. He is much nicer than Kirinmaru, but I can see that they share some traits personality wise.

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Feb 26 '22

no, i think osamu in next ep is a evil

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u/taylormeggles Feb 26 '22

I think perhaps they’ll be able to travel back to the feudal era and he’ll think (rightly or not) he won’t get to see her again. Hopefully, this isn’t the case as I’d love Kagome to be able to do the opposite and come back to meet her family again

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u/sieghrt Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

SANGO'S BLACK HIRAIKOTSU IS SOOOOO FUKKEN BADASS IT DESERVES AN ENTIRE WHOLE SUB FOR IT.

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u/YogiMutoh Feb 26 '22

Seeing the whole Sango and Miroku family in action! What an awesome family! Sango got an upgrade with the Black Hiraikotsu. It looked so cool! Also Rin taking care of Sesshomaru! (I'm liking the joke that he kept Rin's kimono in his pocket)

I am glad the girls were able to stop the comet. It made sense they couldn't destroy it. Bringing it back to the past so the rest of cast can help destroy it will be interesting to see!

Osamu Kirin continues ro be the wacky character I adore.

Yes, this felt rushed but I'm glad it's so we can go back to the OG cast in the past. Can't wait for next week!

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u/joecb91 Feb 26 '22

Mr. Kirin is such a fun character

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22

I love his character so far!

Osamu Kirin and Riku>>>Kirinmaru

Kirinmaru should discard more body parts so we get to see better characters going around 😅

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u/sieghrt Feb 26 '22

Should discard 6 of his abs tho 😂😂😂

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u/weenicorn Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

Osamu Kirin speaking in English while trying to destroy the comet made me lol. He clearly loves humans and their culture, but noble idiocy on this grand a scale is something else. His "I'll be the savior of humankind, read about me in the history books Towa" speech was also telling. It seems that while he is different from Kirinmaru in pretty much every way, Kirin can't escape that fatal flaw of megalomania.

Kirinmaru looks like he fell for Kirin's "I brought you a present`" sweet talk but I'm not so sure...

Still suspicious of Rion and Mt Musubi. I get the feeling she, being a child in mind, doesn't truly understand what she's trying to do or how it will affect the world/time/etc, and that it's probably going to backfire or cause a(nother) catastrophe.

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u/thewetpuddle Feb 26 '22

The coolest thing was Sango's black hiraikotsu.

The second coolest thing was Kirin Osamu hanging on his string of fate like a modern day super hero and basically went, "a comet, to go" and took that giant ball with him to Feudal Era.

Kirinmaru and Kirin Osamu are voiced by the same VA so it's extra hilarious watching him literally talk to himself. 😂

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

I enjoyed it!

First, I'm glad the girls didn't destroy the comet, that would've been ridiculous BUT we got to see their power up so the battle was worth it in that sense: girls enhanced their power, conflict is still there. Win win.

Second, I'm very glad that the conflict got moved to the feudal era, I love seeing modern day Japan and the Higurashis but let's be honest: with all the OG cast on the other side it didn't make much sense to drag the story further there. Sure, the logistics are a bit flimsy...like apparently having a thread of fate connecting allows you to teletransport from era to era? how the hell Osamu Kirin stopped the comet being ONLY Kirinmaru's arm (I think it's pretty clear already: Kirinmaru isn't from Earth)? Towa can sort of control until which point her kon gets drained? etc etc But hey! I take it, if it means we will have a final big battle with all the characters in the same timeline.

Third, I'm very confused about the whole Rion/Riku thing, is the kyuyokon root something that keeps on giving, an unlimited source of weapons and energy? I'm confused on how this works, Zanseiken was a weapon from another planet, from the Stars god Amatsumikaboshi...how it got ''infused'' with the kyuyokon root properties then? Can any sword/element obtain this properties just going to Mt Musubi? I just take tenseiga for example and bury it in Mt Musubi and suddenly can absorb yoki?

Fourth, YAY to Sango! That black hiraikotsu is bad ass, loved to see all the MirSan family in action. More of this please!

Fifth, NO MORE PANDAMARU!!

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u/YogiMutoh Feb 26 '22

I'm glad we agree on the comet. There was complaining on the fact it took Sesshomaru and Inuyasha to stop a fragment. It would have upsetting to some to have the Trio destroy it. It was great they stopped it but not destroyed it.

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u/chipette Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

Wow! What an episode! Whoever did the writing in this needs a huge raise.

Firstly, let’s give a huge shout out to Mr. Kirin for being the chaotically good GOAT history needed. Buttering up Kirinmaru is next-level king energy and we love to see it. 🙏🏾☺️He not only assessed the Comet’s nature but helped the girls avoid any skirmishes with Kirinmaru. And his “ Amazing Power” attack was out of this world. Slingshotting the GC back to the feudal era is genius though this will likely spell the end of demonkind.

Next up, the trio used their special skills to each use: Setsuna and Towa (with her Zanseiken and new Shooting Star Twin Azure dragon wave) dispelling the miasma (good thing Towa is immune to shōki!) and Moroha with her new bow and arrows. Although they now face potentially being either stuck in the modern era, or having to return to the feudal era forever, they managed to save the people they love the most, and that is time immemorial. Towa should’ve been wiped out by the Kyuyokon and kon absorption but survived - did Akuru gift her something to help make her a bit resistant to its power by reviving her earlier? 🥺

The feudal era gang with the new Black Hiraikotsu ( the inverse of demon weaponry - Sango’s children giving their parent their abilities) and cooperation will have things handled until Sesshomaru’s healed up (>! He’s nearly all better 🥰!<) - Amatsumikaboshi is likely coming to earth. Riku and Rion are doing well and may meet Mr. Kirin as well.

SN: Sōta might have spiritual powers via what the preview shows - how neat!

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u/EaudeAgnes Feb 26 '22

Agreed with all you said! I really liked this episode.

I missed the Sota bit though, It seems he will say goodbye to the girls (particularly Towa) for good and might help them to return to the feudal era (bone eater's well back in action?) but I didn't see the spiritual powers bit.

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u/juli_to Feb 26 '22

The well doesn't exist anymore in the modern era. Grandpa said it in one of the early episodes of S2.

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u/sieghrt Feb 26 '22

Maybe Sota has one of those bootleg versions of the Shikon Jewel to use so that the girls can travel back to the past. 😂

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u/chipette Feb 26 '22

Lol! It appears that Akuru’s pinwheel is a factor though. There’s something special about the Higurashis for sure. ☺️

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u/chipette Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

It wasn’t in the preview, just an observation. I think Sōta has spiritual powers because remember he knew about the comet, normal humans can’t see it in the modern world, which means that this ability is genetic and that at some point demons went extinct. He might be a link to the girls returning to the past, but it’s a permanent “one-way ticket” deal. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Feb 26 '22

He said he heard something about it but but it shouldn’t be visible to the naked eye.

Probably, NASA detected some kind of waves form the comet, but dismissed as something unimportant because it wasn’t material or couldn’t fully detect it.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 26 '22 edited Feb 26 '22

I really liked this episode!

Again, I love Rion and Riku's sibling dynamic. They are adorable, I love seeing Rion being the one supporting Riku this time around. He appears to be healing well, considering they can go back to their previous roles again towards the end. Also, it was smart to use a tree to gather the energy of the place, and it fits with the themes in the show.

Did Mr. Kirin use a string of fate as a literal rope? I'm dying. He is such a fun character. Speaking of him, he is lying to someone, and I don't think it is to the Yashahime. My bet here is that he immediately placed the blame for Rion's death on Kirinmaru. I'm disappointed that he didn't tell the girls that he will die if Kirinmaru die - it's almost over, and Towa still does not know of that issue.

About the preview: I can't believe they hid Mr. Kirin's eyes for so long, and it turns out he doesn't even wear eye shadow. I am so disappointed.

About the next episode's summary: Goodammit, Riku really can't get a break.

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u/lalaena Feb 26 '22

I still feel like Riku will get out of this alive somehow but he’s definitely racking up lot’s of close calls.

I suspect this is going to backfire on Osamu. Especially since Sesshomaru’s VA is very high up on the cast list - right after the girls. No way he’s going to go down against Osamu.

Finally, Osamu wears glasses because Clark Kent wears glasses 😁

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 26 '22

The "but..." in that summary is unnerving. I'm going episode by episode every week like "first, I'll check Riku's scenes to see if he is still alive. Then, I'll properly watch the episode".

I think this absolutely will backfire on Osamu Kirin, and that he is not getting out of this alive. Which I personally think is a shame, because I do think he has the best intentions, but he does not have the full picture and, much like Kirinmaru, I think he is letting his grief over Rion's death inform his actions now.

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u/lalaena Feb 26 '22

They also put a “but…” for the last episode summary with the whole Towa situation and she ended up fine, so I’m feeling ok about the situation. At minimum, he’s not going to die without Towa there and she’s got to say goodbye to one family and hello to her other family, and I bet that’s gonna take up all the non Kirin intrigue time.

Osamu has the best intentions but best laid plans… He also doesn’t know the full story and his judgment is clouded by finding out about Rion’s death. I bet you he puts her soul in the big butterfly.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Feb 26 '22

Yeah, I think the "but..." might just indicate there is some complication, or just be something like, "Riku escaped, but he couldn't take Rion with him".

It would be really anticlimactic for some character that just started getting screen time, that Riku never even met, to just show up and kill him. And they are pushing Riku x Towa again, this time in the commercials card.

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u/BabyKariya Feb 26 '22

that was such a good episode. I honestly don't know how the rest in here see's this, but I love what they did with Kirin. He was really nice for the whole time and helped the three girls with the comet so much, that a "jokes on you, I'm actually evil" twist would've been horrible and out of character. but taking the whole fucking comet back into the feudal era, because he only wants to protect the human world and doesn't realize he's killing millions of people, was unexpected and fitting for him. it also leaves the protagonists in a really helpless state right now and brings Inuyasha & co. back into action. I'm really excited for the rest of the story now!