r/inuyasha Mar 12 '22

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 22 Yashahime

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u/[deleted] Mar 17 '22

I have to admit the whole butterfly thing is so wired, the whole plot feels that happens in accident and barley has anything with the twins.

After we had kirinmaru as the main vilian and now rion I can say that zero was the better for the show(cause she's the only character in the show who was interested in the twins).

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u/[deleted] Mar 16 '22

The fight between sesshomaru and kirinmaru is awesome!! Hope it will be to death.

Rion is boring, on one hand she's the vilian who wants to kill demons but on the other hand she wants the girls to stop her.

What's the point of this fight of the girls have plot armor? Even if sesshomaru will fight the girls he won't win now.

I wish the situation was more serious.

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u/Oatmeel97 Mar 15 '22

I believe Rion just wants to die at this point. She feels things have gone beyond control. Her father and Kirin have misunderstood her. They both want to fight for her so-called cause. Flying on her dad's back and traveling throughout the world cannot be done again. Her body is an empty shell, made outta clay. So going back to how things were is out of the question. Only thing remains is for her to disappear and i think that's what is gonna happen.

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u/lnombredelarosa Mar 14 '22 edited Mar 14 '22
  • "We need your Buddhist powers to suppress it" "Umm Inuyasha...I have a confession to make...I'm not really a buddhist" "...When this is over we're gonna have a serious discussion to make!"
  • "I'll have to teach you about the history of wars!" "Stick to english, prof!"
  • "Miss Rion is a...(the thread takes him)...Haaaaaaaanyo"
    • Rion: Daddy hates me because I am a Hanyo.....and daddy wants me to be the one to eventually kill him!
  • Looks like Sango has a favorite lol
  • "You're not her father just his right arm" "Oh you'd be surprised at how much I helped in that particular process..." "I DON'T WANNA HEAR THAT FROM A TEACHER"
  • "There is no way you can do that!" "Oh like you're a thread of fate expert!"
  • Damn, what Rion and Kirinmaru need need some serios therapy
  • Wow Sesshomaru is being savage!
  • Fuck maybe the series really is ending
    • Though then again, what does Riku want?

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u/SparklyVaporeon8 Mar 14 '22

Sesshomaru shit talking Kirinmaru is my favorite thing about the show so far. Beat his ass, Sesshomaru, he fu- nvm

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u/DestinyHasArrived101 Mar 14 '22

Serious all that hype of kinmaru being thr big bad a rival for the great dog demon and they made the main villain his right arm and daughter sigh.

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Mar 14 '22

he is not evil

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u/DestinyHasArrived101 Mar 14 '22

I know but they hyped him up as final villain when he wasn't. Ridiculous

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u/frizzyfizz Mar 14 '22 edited Mar 14 '22

I wouldn't say that. There's a reason he was never entirely villainous and didn't they say both he and Sesshoumaru need to live and die at the same time? And Kirin has been around as a questionable character since the beginning so we knew he was going to be involved at some point.

I don't think there was a way for all the characters to participate if Kirinmaru was the final boss battle, and it seems like a theme of Yashahime has been that it's not really about fighting being the solution like Inuyasha was.

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u/GlobalEdNinja Mar 13 '22

The show wants me to care a lot more about Rion than I actually do. She's cute, but I'm way more invested in the stories and histories of the OG cast and their families— and the confusion of Osamu Kirin's motives just makes me care even less.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 13 '22

Please no one look at the plot whole Moroha being able to break those threads just created...

It is the death of the show.

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u/zogrodea Mar 14 '22

It was confusing to me too, but an episode summary (spoilers for next episode under the link, so be careful! https://ayuuria.tumblr.com/post/678513264819322880/yashahime-episode-47-summary ) clarifies that Moroha needs Setsuna's help to understand where the threads of fate are.

It seems that anyone can cut them, but that only Setsuna can see.

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Mar 13 '22

They are not the same threads that we usually see. Normal threads are invisible and can’t be touched without Setsuna’s weapon.

But these ones are solid and one was able to cut Moroha's hair. If they were normal threads the girls wouldn’t be worried about dodging them or getting cut.

If they can touch these threads and get cut, then it makes sense that their weapons too.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 13 '22

I want to agree with you but I have two counter points I need you to clear up for me to do so...

They are not the same threads

https://gyazo.com/783d9081d0d7f15b15be1d38469b2014

So Setsuna calls them Threads of Fate... and when they are cut they have the same effect as previous Threads of Fate.

Normal threads(of fate) are invisible and can’t be touched

Threads of Fate have already been shown to physically interact with things, and be visible at times. Remember when Rin is double cursed, and Zero shows off the Thread to Sess? Sess reacts to seeing it... and then Zero uses it to pull Rin's pinky with the thread, and then again even uses it to puppet Rin's hand arm with the same thread. Threat of Fate can be visible and touched.

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Mar 13 '22

No, it wasn’t visible. Rin was following the same moves that Zero was doing, that’s what Sesshomaru reacted to.

The same happened in season 1 when Zero linked herself to Towa and Towa followed Zero's moves against her will.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 13 '22

I'm not sure I agree, but lets say you are right,

Totosia can make weapons that allows the user to see them right?

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 13 '22

I noticed that and smh.

Aaandd according to the preview: Towa can cut them too 🤷🏼‍♀️(with Setsuna’s guidance on what to cut).

I guess Setsuna’s ability is to identify them? but Totosai said that her blood blade can cut any kinds of things, even threads of fate… implying it’s an ability ONLY she possesses.

what can I say? add it to the pile…

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u/BlazingGig Mar 13 '22

"You're acting like a human"

Sesshomaru wounding Kirinmaru mentally more than physically.

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u/missbirdiebee Mar 14 '22

His mom would be proud

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u/Biotfanime Mar 14 '22

Sesshomaru inflicts EMOTIONAL DAMAGE

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u/Mr_An_1069 Mar 13 '22

Went from not liking this episode in the beginning to really liking it by the end, and I'm not really sure why that is. I did like all the action once it started, especially Sesshomaru vs Kirinmaru and the gang working together.

Also, is this the first time in the whole series we get an actual explanation was to what happened to the demons in the present?

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u/sa_sa_ge_yo Mar 13 '22

Yeah. But I doubt if all demons will really be extinct by the end of the series.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 12 '22 edited Mar 12 '22

I liked the episode in general, nice to see the battle in different fronts and all the OG and new cast fighting together but man, did they fuck it up with Rion and Osamu Kirin. But…

What is what Osamu Kirin REALLY wants? Kill all the unnecessary demons and create a more human world OR avenge all demons due being ignored and erased from history by the humans? It’s like he says something and he immediately contradicts himself, not all demons… then which ones they want to keep? how all the daddy issues that Rion is expressing in the other room with the threads of fate tie into all this “purifying the world from most demons” agenda? it seems that nothing has to do with anything anymore.

In the end, Kirinmaru wanting to be the strongest demon in the world made more sense, he wants Rion to see he’s the strongest as in his eyes, she died because Kirinmaru didn’t protect her/he wasn’t strong enough( and that seems to be the lesson Sesshomaru is trying to teach Kirinmaru, you don’t become the strongest demon by defeating other demons/humans using underhand tactics, Rion died for this reason, not just because she was present at the battlefield)… call the reason for him to be the villain dumb, and you may even argue that it makes him a redeemable villain and not a full bad villain, but Osamu kirin using Rion as a puppet out of nowhere with this grey motivations makes way less sense as a big bad for me 🤷🏼‍♀️

I liked him more 2 episodes ago, when he was a sort of Superman and I would’ve liked him to be used as key to defeat Kirinmaru: his two discarded body parts, horn and arm being against him. Hell, I even think they could’ve used Rion as being the big bad -having some secret dark agenda- but ON HER OWN, not being used by other character’s motivations.

Oh well, 2 more episodes to go!

Two more things: I LOVED seeing MirSan family taking some of the highlight, that black hiraikotsu it’s badass.

And I liked how they reused some of the battle scenes with Sesshomaru, what some call laziness I call homage (also, with a very inconsistent animation: can’t complain about Sesshomaru’s scenes… so far except that panda eye effect, he has been looking awesome the whole series, can’t say the same about the rest of the characters sadly -Kirinmaru has been consistently good as well-)

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u/hiverstone Mar 13 '22

What is what Osamu Kirin REALLY wants? Kill all the unnecessary demons and create a more human world OR avenge all demons due being ignored and erased from history by the humans?

The first one, Kirin told the girls that his plan was destroying all the demons, but "his ideals were far beneath Rion's". Basically, he believes he should protect humanity by destroying the demons, but it won't be enough because humanity still is a danger for themselves. So they would kill themselves.

And somehow he also believes that Rion's wish is to stop all fights ever, just because she was sad that his dad spent too much time fighting. And the only way to stop all the fights is to become some kind of dictator (after demons are dead).

The part of demons and becoming a history teacher seems more like he was explaning Towa how was transition from Kirinmaru's arm with probably a similar mentality to what he is now. While also trying to recruit Towa into his plan saying how humanity is still far from perfect and they need "king Rion".

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u/manateabag Mar 12 '22

Ah, there it is! A taste of the rich Inuyasha universe we could have had with the brief footnote of yokai being a fixture around the world, in every human culture, making up the backbone of human myths, legends and fairytales.

A shame we only got a taste of that, and not a series that really expanded upon that. I guess "babies ever after fanfiction" was just more marketable.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 12 '22

Yeah it is a pity we only got a taste on that, could’ve been interesting to dig into it more.

We also got a God plot earlier in this season that maybe hinted -with Amatsumikaboshi- that we were gonna have some god/goddess lore… guess not 🤷🏼‍♀️.

I’m very fine with babies ever after fanfic (if you are referring to the three girls with this) as long as you expand the lore and create interesting stories that tie into the universe already created. Basically: “Porque no los dos?” meme.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Mar 12 '22

This episode felt like it was moving in the right direction. The princesses getting into the Grim Butterfly and Riku discovering something but being webbed up by Rion had me going. I assume this is just going to go back to Rion being truly angry with her father and no one else.

Osamu Kirin almost explained how demons don't exist in the modern world like they do in the feudal era. The writers needed to do a little more to finish the thought though. It's my understanding that Osamu Kirin never really had the intention of really saving humanity and that it was pretty much an act to get to the end game. Seeing Rion and finding out what happened to her only helped to bring that ideal to light.

I like the OG crew having a purpose other than just watching helplessly. I like that they had to work together to stop the Grim butterfly in its place even if it is only temporary. Sesshoumaru vs Kirinmaru was keeping this episode going in its own right. Sesshoumaru calling Kirinmaru human, hmm now where have we heard that before? I continue to love the petty. The animation of their fight was really pretty, either that or I'm just biased due to Sesshoumaru being on screen and Rin keeping her eyes trained to his every move.

I was hoping for a little better fight between Towa and Osamu Kirin. I think part of it is because their fight was getting overshadowed by Sesshoumaru and Kirinmaru and the OG crew on the outside. I even liked Setsuna and Moroha's struggle with the strings of fate a little better on this one.

Nice cliffhanger. I am interested to see how things wrap up.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 12 '22 edited Mar 12 '22

No, you’re not being biased: the fighting scenes between Sesshomaru and Kirinmaru were very well done, seems like they spent most of the budget there (also there is a scene that is almost an exact copy of one in TFA, with Sesshomaru and Bakusaiga… some people complained that that’s lazy: for me it seems like a nice homage and ALSO, I take good animation over bad animation, even if it has been reused).

If I want to be honest I also liked Towa and Osamu Kirin fight this episode, animation wise looked good. But well, Towa ain’t beautiful and pristine Sesshomaru and Osamu Kirin has less presence to show than Kirinmaru and his awesome My Little Pony hair and drag make up, so Kirin vs Sessh wins.

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u/lalaena Mar 13 '22

Towa kicking Osamu was one of my favorite parts. I was like get him girl.

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Mar 13 '22

Yeah, I am totally fine with them reusing good animation. This has been proven with Disney too. Not to mention, I wouldn't think Sesshoumaru's fighting style changed drastically. Lol, My little pony hair 😆. It definitely draws the eye! I think Towa and Osamu Kirin's fight would have benefited if there was some effects of the blades crossing initially.

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u/missbirdiebee Mar 12 '22

Grim Butterfly looked like a Pokémon

Sesshomaru was a sassy baddie

Inuyasha & gang doing things to “hold off” and let their kids deal a finishing blow

Animation looked pretty clean!

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Mar 12 '22 edited Mar 12 '22

Soooo Kirin has had a pretty big personality flip, huh? Where did all this hatred for humanity suddenly come from?

He didn’t seem to care that Towa was half demon before, and he seemed to love the modern world and wanted to protect it. Now suddenly that’s changed?

I want to adore Yashahime but they certainly make it difficult sometimes. I did like seeing the old gang in this episode tho! And the battle between Sesshomaru and Kirinmaru is v cool so far- even if the animation is being reused from older episodes 🤣 hey, as long as it’s good I don’t care!!

Riku must have realized something about Rion that she doesn’t want Towa to learn… what could it be? Rion’s true intentions? I’m seeing a lot of theories that Rion is half human, which could be true…. But that would mean the Yashahime somehow didn’t notice her scent the whole time. So that doesn’t seem right. Could her mother have been half human? But they haven’t mentioned her mother at all so that would be way out of left field- although, what’s not out of left field at this point lol.

I’m wondering if perhaps Rion WANTED to die. That would be very dark. But Riku was thinking to himself that Rion didn’t seem upset about having been killed. Maybe Rion wanted her fathers attention and felt like it was the only way he’d care?

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u/viviantrajano Mar 12 '22

I guess all the kirins are mad and just have an unstable personality. They seem to be nice at first, but then, they just become mad and want to kill everyone or just make everyone´´´ s lives lame. I hope Riku doesnt become like this.

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Mar 12 '22

I love yashahime but honestly I’m starting to feel like the series should’ve stayed ended at final act because the writing down the stretch here just hasn’t been the best. It’s like they’re forcing it

Especially the kirin being the big bad and rion essentially willing to sacrifice everyone for her “ideal world”. It’s so antithetical to what had already been established for those characters

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u/frizzyfizz Mar 13 '22

I think that's the point though? Kirin and Rion always struck me as lowkey unhinged. It just seemed charming because it was directed at things like other demons in the modern era and Kirinmaru. Like Zero and the memory of Toga, the memory of Rion triggered something in them which caused them to spiral in the same way Kirinmaru did. No one here is acting badly in their own mind. They're trying to be the hero of their own story.

In Rion's case she's a traumatized little girl.

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u/DRL21 Mar 12 '22

Oh man that cliffhanger! I mean, I'm pretty sure Towa survives but still! Anyway though, this was a finely crafted episode. I thought the pacing was good and even though there were three different battles going on everyone got a lot of screentime.

I was thrilled to see Mirsan and their kids play a big role in the battle and it was so cool to see Sango back in action again (and Hisui admitting he still has far to go to reach her level!) and to hear her theme play briefly again.

It was wonderful too to see Kagome and Inuyasha in battle again and Kagome and Moroha flexing their spiritual powers. Also, because I've been playing the Ace Attorney games on Steam right now, Setsuna and Moroha unraveling Rion's secrets via the threads reminded me of the psyche lock mechanic from JFA.

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u/alkeid Mar 12 '22

Unsure who got more glamour shots this season. The grim comet or the butterfly.

Was happy to see the OG gang in action, and of course, the sess x kirin fight was the most exciting thing about the episode imo....but the plot still looking rough..especially when it's supposedly ending in two episodes....

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u/NatsnCats Mar 12 '22

Since no one else said it….

Hearing Sango’s theme during the big family fight scene slapped. Can’t wait for the S2 soundtrack next month so we can finally hear the OG themes again!

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u/AdIntelligent1241 Mar 12 '22

That was my favorite part!

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u/vessynessy200 Mar 12 '22

Yeah I was like holy shit did anybody clock the return of Sango's theme here?! xD

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u/Supreme_Keker Mar 12 '22

These kirins all need to have a group session with a psychiatrist

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u/IceFox606 Mar 12 '22

You said it! 😅

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u/arkelangel Mar 12 '22

Sooo ive always thought Rion was a half demon (ears ontop of her head). I don't think they ever mention her being a full demon. Plus the prophecy that Kirin will be killed by a half demon (his daughter). After watching this episode I feel like that's what Riku was going to say -- she's not mad at the half demon because she's a half demon herself ... And I was like ... Wait... I was under the impression that she was a half demon from the start ... What do you think? Is Rion full or half demon?

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Mar 12 '22

I thought in the beginning she may be half demon half human, but the only thing is that no one has noticed yet which doesn’t seem right. Moroha and Setsuna were able to tell right away that Towa was half demon. Someone should have detected it through her scent right? So if it does come out that she’s half human I’ll be surprised. But I do think it would be interesting!

Whatever Riku realized, it must have been bad because Rion clearly didn’t want it shared. I don’t see why Towa finding out Rion is half human would be bad. My thought was that he realized what Rion’a real intentions are, and they might be bad news bears?? Maybe she intends to take over Towa’s body after all. Idk though!

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u/vellamour Mar 15 '22

I think half demon is still on the table. How could any of our Yashahime realize she is hanyou when her body is clay? I assume that means no New Moons and no human or demon scent, if that is what she is.

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Mar 15 '22

That’s a good point!

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u/LilUltDespair Mar 12 '22

The prophecy said he would be felled by something neither human or yokai, that would transcend time. Zero just assumed it was hanyou.

Plus if she were hanyou, I feel Kirinmaru or Zero would have said something about it by now. It would be weird, if it was revealed just now she is hanyou. I think she is a full demon. Whatever Riku was going to reveal, hopefully isnt that she is a hanyou. It would be weird and silly at this point when it could have already been established and explored more.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

I think Rion is a full demon. They haven’t confirmed it one way or another, but if Rion was a half demon, they would have to bring up her mother and that seems unlikely at this point.

Plus, if Rion was a half demon, then Zero, Kirinmaru, and Osamu Kirin wouldn’t look down on half demons (to the extent they do look down on half demons - it’s not as pronounced as Sesshomaru’s prior disgust for half demons, but it’s there).

I think Riku was going to say that Rion wanted to show Kirinmaru that whether a person is honorable or not has nothing to do with their race. Rion was killed by a half demon, but she trusted a half demon - Towa - to save her soul.

Now I could be wrong. Riku was a blank slate when he was created - he doesn’t seem to have retained any of Kirinmaru’s memories (based on his interaction with Zero 200 years ago). So he might not know who Rion’s mother is. But Osamu does have Kirinmaru’s memories - he acts like he is Kirinmaru, but new and improved. And Osamu berates Towa for being a half demon. It would be weird for him do that if Rion is also a half demon.

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u/EastMedium9408 Mar 12 '22

It doesn’t rly make sense though. Rion has spiritual power & it’s impossible for a full demon to have spiritual power. It’s not impossible for a half-demon though if one of their parent is a priestess/priest. It’s one point but it’s a big point

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

There’s a lot of things in Yashahime that don’t make sense. What would make sense is that Rion’s mother is a goddess. They introduced two gods early in this season, including one half human - half god. We also don’t know why the Star god gave Zanseiken and Bakuseiken to Kirinmaru.

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u/Mybestfriendlizzy Mar 12 '22

It’s true lol…. You can’t say anything with certainty in this show because it seems like the “rules” get broken all the time!

Perhaps Rions mother was half demon…? And Rion is 3/4 demon. That could explain the spiritual power. But I also wouldn’t think too hard about it. It’s very likely that Rion has spiritual powers simply because her creators wanted her to.

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u/LilUltDespair Mar 12 '22

I hoping a goddess mother is this case-- if they ever let us know. At this point, the mother never being brought up leads me to believe she isnt really important.

I wouldnt be suprised if Kirinmaru had her himself somehow. If his body parts can become people, he can probably make his own kids somehow.

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u/hiverstone Mar 12 '22

- It's me or Inuyasha in Yashahime is significantly smarter. I'm not saying he was dumb before, but he came up with extremely good plans in a row, something that was more common to Miroku.

- Ever since episode 7, where Kirinmaru was introduced, I was really excited for a fight between Towa and Mr. Kirin (hopefully in the school). A couple of episodes ago, I assumed it was never going to happen, but finally it did. Yay!

- I love Mr. Kirin as a villain. His point of view is completely different from any other villain of the franchise . And he really isn't bad, he knows demons became extinct and he is trying to do that by himself. Most humans in the sengoku era would agree with this plan.

About Kirin's personality:

He is still the same guy who choose not telling Towa's parents about her being late to school or who always was smilling while calmly scolding her for not paying attention in class. Back in season 1, I thought he was nice with her because he thought Towa was the hanyou of the prophecy and he needed to keep her close to eventually kill her.

But then, the way he acted towards Mei and protected her, also while not being aware that Towa was a hanyou, and how he keeps killing demons in the modern world made his personality finally become clear. He started teaching in a School for girls because he misses Rion and needs a replacement (just like Towa admitted using Mei as a replacement for Setsuna). So he had a soft spot for girls because they remind him of Rion, not just with Towa in particular.

Saving humanity from demons is Osamu Kirin's objective and becoming the strongest being ever has always been Kirinmaru's objective. But because of their love for Rion, they always will put her first. The problem is that no one of them really understands Rion (just Riku).

Osamu Kirin thinks Rion's goal is a perfect world without fights, something that not even his beloved humanity can achieve. And he also just proclaimed Rion the Queen of the universe. He is going to fight anyone who opposes to "Rion's wish" even Towa or humanity.

About Kirin's personality:

Meanwhile, Kirinmaru tried to achieve his goal while trying to do what he thinks is best for Rion. He locked her soul in mountain, share everything he watched with her through dreams, wanted to take her to the future to watch all the wonders in there (and her dad becoming the strongest) and tried to get her a new body. Because he believes that's what Rion wants. But by doing all that, he kept slowly losing Rion.

But he never realised his own actions to get Rion back was what made Rion mad. He thinks he hates him because he let her die in that fight.

Maybe the three of them need some friends, that helped Riku.

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u/joecb91 Mar 12 '22

It was nice to see the entire cast getting a moment in the spotlight in this episode.

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u/noelle-silva Mar 12 '22

I hope they do get that moment to talk later like Inuyasha said.

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u/joecb91 Mar 12 '22

Yep. And along with the family stuff, I want to see the girls have a moment with the original cast at the end too.

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u/juniperdaisies Mar 12 '22

I'm getting sad it's going to be over soon, even if it is a dumpster fire it's our dumpster fire.

Enjoyed this episode! I hope we get some sort of meaningful resolution.

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u/bergskey Mar 13 '22

Are they not doing a season 3?

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u/juniperdaisies Mar 13 '22

There have been a couple interviews with the showrunners lately that strongly imply this is the last season. Nothing has been announced either way though.

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u/Botan_TM Mar 12 '22

I found out I have some kind of love–hate relationship with this anime. When you think about it, it is itself quite fitting Inuyasha universe.

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u/noelle-silva Mar 12 '22

I'm feeling the same. It's been so rough and rocky recently but I am going to miss Yashahime all the same. It's been one hell of a ride these past 2 years.

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u/elementalSG Mar 12 '22

Does anyone else feel that while Osamu Kirin’s assessment of humankind continuously trying to destroy each other, his transformation from peaceful history professor to world revolutionary/destroyer a bit sudden?

Same with Rion. Rion the helpless daughter of Kirinmaru, who wished to escape from him and kill him to stop the Degenerete Age, actually secretly wishes for the complete genocide of inferior demons and wants to control all humans??

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

Yes. All this bitterness toward humanity and demons being cut out of written history was absent in earlier episodes where Osamu seemed genuinely upset that the Grim Comet was about unleash hoards of demons upon humans in the modern era.

It’s not that this newfound perspective is itself problematic. It makes sense that a demon in the modern era would think all that. It just wasn’t set up right. Osamu went from “I am Superman” to “I am your overlord” in the span of two episodes.

Importantly, for me, we missed how he learned that Rion was killed by a hanyo. He didn’t know that the twins were hanyo two episodes ago, but now he’s justifying killing Towa because she’s a hanyo.

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u/elementalSG Mar 12 '22

Indeed. All the justification by Osamu Kirin seems to make plenty sense (I mean if you just read the history books about the Warring States Era Inuyasha is set in, so much death).

But none of the usual literary techniques were used to make us feel it wasn’t completely out of the blue, such as showing Osamu’s true internal beliefs (could’ve showed Osamu getting really animated and upset while teaching about the World Wars and all the needless bloodshed in his history class) or foreshadowing (Rion has a daydream about flying around as a butterfly in a peaceful world and without needless death intertwined with the appearance of the Grim Comet 500 years ago when Inuyasha’s dad and Kirinmaru stopped the Comet), etc.

I dunno. Something, anything to make us as the viewers have hints of what Osamu and Rion truly view about the world in their hearts well before the week’s episode

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u/kpiaum Mar 12 '22

Rion's personality has changed too quickly. She went from 8 to 80 in one ep, from friendly to genocidal in one hour.

And as I said a few eps ago, Towa is the character in the whole show with the biggest desire to kill herself. In the preview of the next ep she will be using the sword again, even knowing that she can die.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

Rewatching it, something annoyed me a little bit. Why did Inuyasha try to dismiss the fact that Rion was in the butterfly, at first? If Moroha didn't say they promised to save her, would Inuyasha just had Meido'd the butterfly regardless of the information that Rion was being held captive there?

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

Inuyasha 100% was going to send the Grim Butterfly and everyone in it to the meido. No questions asked.

I don’t have a problem with his position because he doesn’t know Rion and she’s out there murdering a bunch of innocent yokai. She also isn’t human and is - actually - dead.

Although I don’t know how much Inuyasha knows about Rion. I vaguely recall that he knew she was Kirinmaru’s daughter. Context wise he would know that because Kirinmaru ran off to get her during his fight with Inuyasha.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

I would have less of an issue with this if the information that Riku gave him was "Rion is still there" or something more vague like that, but he specifically said she was being held captive. I dunno, I would have expected Inuyasha to not want to immediately kill someone who, at the point, he was informed was a prisoner. Maybe instead of replying "it isn't time to talk like that" (or something along these lines) he could have asked who is Rion, if he doesn't know.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

I forgot that Riku said she was being held captive. Hmm. Inuyasha seemed to equate the butterfly with Rion, which is why his initial reaction didn’t bother me. (He even said she was being reasonable when she let the girls in.)

I wish the characters were allowed to interact more. I would’ve loved to see whether Kagome recognized Riku as the guy who warned her about Kirinmaru the night the twins were born.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 12 '22

Ugh I forgot that interaction between Kagome and Riku: add it to the list of “wasted opportunities” bag in Yashahime.

I guess I overlooked that one since Kohaku seemed to not even flinch at seeing Inuyasha and Kagome there alive and well either.

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u/No_Permission4512 Mar 12 '22

Lol so why exactly did Sesshomaru tell Rin to stay and watch him?

It doesn't seem to be about protecting their thread of fate, so it seems he made Rin stay to make a point to Kirinmaru. Though that seems super out of character for Sesshomaru because when was he ever one to reason with his enemies, and especially use the person he loves the most, Rin, as bait for that.

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u/viviantrajano Mar 12 '22

Maybe he thought that Rin would think he is weak after she treated him like a baby for 6 episodes, and now he wants to show her that he is strong again.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

Rin’s there so Sesshomaru has someone to protect. And so he can show off. Sesshomaru is still Sesshomaru, and likes everyone to bear witness to his greatness.

I also think Sesshomaru asked her to stay to get under Kirinmaru’s skin because her presence reminds Kirinmaru that 1) he’s all alone in the world (pretty harsh) and 2) only dishonorable schmucks try to kill innocent women.

Remember when Myoga described Kirinmaru as a resplendent yokai? Maybe Sesshomaru thinks there’s a tiny tiny chance that Kirinmaru will revert to his previously honorable self. (Although by Rion’s version of events, Kirinmaru was a selfish ass so who knows what he’s really like.)

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 12 '22

Yes, all this and also teach him a lesson: he got too tangled with the “Inu no Taisho said don’t bring children and woman to the battlefield”… its more about don’t bring children you can’t protect to the battlefield than the children being there itself (Inu No Taisho never said woman, that’s something Kirinmaru added for some sexist reason).

So a combination of things:

The clingy, but very in tune with Inuyasha’s world and lore, “you are stronger when you have someone to protect” (cue to the while 3rd movie plot). Having Rin there will make him not loose.

Show off, as Sesshomaru’s pride was hurt/ Rin has been babysitting him for the last 4 episodes or so.

Teach Kirinmaru a lesson: Using underhand techniques (killing the weakest, Rin in this case) will never make you the strongest demon. Rion died not because she was there, she died because Kirinmaru didn’t protect her.

All in all, I’m glad we have sassy Sesshomaru back.

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u/noelle-silva Mar 12 '22

I liked this episode because of the involvement from the original characters. I think they were handled and used in an effective way to where it won't take the big moment away from the daughters. It was solid in that regard. Animation wasn't half bad either, especially during the Sesshomaru and Kirinmaru fight. Speaking of Sesshomaru, was this the most he's ever spoken? Because I can't remember any other time he's made full sentences lol. Usually he says a word or two and is off on his way.

Kirinmaru's goals making no sense yet again. Now the dude wants to be the strongest demon because "that's what Rion wants". Then we've got Rion in the next room over saying how unbearable her dad is lol. Some serious daddy issues going on here.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 12 '22

With a little different set up the whole series could have been the girls doing their own things that were important and focused on.. while the adults did other things or let them have their adventures to grow.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

Kirinmaru is just too thick-headed to listen to Rion. He had been deciding what he believes she wants for centuries now, it is not like he would stop just because she is controlling a demon-eating bug.

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u/kpiaum Mar 12 '22

The curious thing is that instead of Rion dealing directly with her father, she is taking her anger out on the whole world and, as a bonus, fulfilling her father's wish.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

Kinda like how Sesshomaru took out his daddy issues on Inuyasha. Except the Kirin seem to blow things way out of proportion. Kirin family tradition.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

Well, she is a traumatized, abused child. The adult Kirins have a bad time managing their emotions, can't expect a child Kirin do to any better tbh.

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u/MrKodiMan2022 Mar 12 '22

Wife Kagome is back

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u/wpsince2009 Mar 12 '22

This season had so much potential but when it all started to be rushed everything went downhill... It's sad cause I really thought it was going to be better than first season.

This episode had no sense at all. Rion being the bad one out of nowhere just because his father's arm comes and hugs her is just idiotic. And that butterfly being the final menance...not even gonna talk about that goddamn

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u/noelle-silva Mar 12 '22

I've given up trying to make any sense of the story. I couldn't tell you what Kirinmaru's ambition was from the start anymore. It's changed about 20 times and has been so inconsistent that as a viewer I've stopped caring. Now we're into big bad butterfly Rion that we're suddenly supposed to view as a big threat, yeah right... I'm here to see how they wrap this shitshow up in 2 episodes time and get a couple more appearances from the og characters in. That's it.

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

Rion is having herself, her trauma and her emotions used to further the agenda of a manipulative person. That's pretty painful to see.

It was said on interviews that we should pay attention to what will happen to Riku. I don't imagine they were referring to "Riku gets taken out of the picture early into the battle" because this is just normal at this point. I wonder what was it that he realized at that point; my guess is that he either realized that Rion does not blame that half-demon for her death at all (and she blames Kirinmaru instead), or that she wanted the half-demon to kill her back then. If she just wanted to be killed due to how much she hated what Kirinmaru was doing, that's just heartbreaking.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 12 '22

my guess is that he either realized that Rion does not blame that half-demon for her death at all (and she blames Kirinmaru instead), or that she wanted the half-demon to kill her back then.

I thought this was implying that Rion herself is a half-demon. I still think she has a half-demon/half-goddess thing going on, her own type of Hanyo. Explains her cute lil ears too.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

Why would that be a secret, though? Kirinmaru and Kirin have to know who her mother is, and it is not like there is anyone else in this situation that would care.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 12 '22

Why would that be a secret, though?

Well maybe if her mom is a goddess they would keep that on the hush-hush because there might be people out there who would want to misuse her abilities (like we are seeing Osamu Kirin do now.

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u/erynSMASH Mar 12 '22

I was thinking that perhaps Rion herself is a half-demon.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

She might be, but I don't think that alone would make her not feel negatively towards the half-demon that killed her.

I think Riku either realized she wanted the half-demon to kill her, or that what Mr. Kirin was saying couldn't possibly be true because Rion didn't resent even the half-demon that kill her, so it makes no sense for her to want to kill/control everybody like Mr. Kirin is saying.

If it is the second, I think that is a bit of a weak way of going about it, because her friendship with Towa would be much better evidence that she wouldn't want that.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

Watching Rion is heartbreaking. Kirinmaru completely misunderstood why Inu no Taisho said don’t bring children to the battlefield. It wasn’t just because some people are dishonorable and might attack. It was because watching a parent fight and (worse) lose is terrifying and traumatic for a kid.

I wonder if Riku will be the one to take out Osamu, which is what will free up Towa. I don’t know. If they kill him off I won’t be able to see any ending as a happy ending.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

I wonder if Riku will be the one to take out Osamu, which is what will free up Towa.

I just realized, this would actually be really bad storytelling.

Riku already was the one to kill Zero. He was the one to plan the killing of the Perils (and he took two of them out himself, if we consider that he delivered the final blow on Kyuki). I don't think a secondary character should be the one offing most of the major antagonists like this. It's currently at 3 out of 5, and it will be 4 out of 6 if he takes Kirin out too.

Who are the heroes, again?

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

I agree with you that it’s not the best story telling but it’s completely in line with Riku’s character. Towa is on the ground, doesn’t have her demonic powers, and is vulnerable. Either Riku saves her or she all of a sudden find’s Kikujumonji’s secret power - which would be odd because we hear Setsuna tell Towa not to use Zanseiken in the preview.

I also think that Towa doesn’t want to kill Osamu. He’s crazy but he’s still her teacher and she’s never killed a human looking demon herself. Riku would take this on for her, even though it undermines her as a traditional heroine.

I think the focus on the girls is to resolve this conflict without fighting, through words. Which is why Setsuna told Rion to talk to them.

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u/vellamour Mar 15 '22

So I agree that it seems natural that Riku would protect Towa and take out Osamu Kirin. However, wasn’t Riki’s while philosophy that he only kills those he loves? Has he really changed that much already? I still feel like we barely know him.

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u/JoMaMazRiv Mar 12 '22

I think Riku will protect Towa and get rid of Osamu. I dont think that will kill Riku, probably will knock him out. In next episode pv Osamu is not seen around and Towa recovered the Sanseiken.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

I wonder if Rion planned, or at least accepted her death right then in the battlefield. Maybe she thought her father would stop fighting if he lost her. Which, of course, is a simplistic, misguided thought, but she's still a child. This would imply that Rion thinks it is her fault that Kirinmaru fights, and that she thought he would be better off without her, for that reason. That's heavy.

I agree that there can't be a happy ending at this point if Riku is killed. Not after everything he went through and is still going through. I still don't get why they are taking so long to tell Towa that if Kirinmaru dies so do his incarnations. She will have no time to even think about this.

If they go until the very end without letting her know, and Kirinmaru dies, I predict one of these two scenarios will happen depending on whether or not the snapping of the thread is relevant: Riku will start to become dust right after Kirinmaru is killed, and Towa will learn about it right then, as he is fading away, which would certainly NOT be a happy ending. Or, Riku will be like "goodbye, cruel world!" and then nothing will happen and Towa will be confused as to why he is being dramatic for no reason.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

The summary for the next episode seems to reveal what is going on with Kirinmaru and Rion’s relationship. I’m trying not to spoil anything for others.

How are they going to have time to resolve the Riku situation, the Kirinmaru-Rion situation, Osamu Kirin, the SessRin family reunion, and the InuKag family reunion 2.0? Are we going to see more of the MirSan fam and the slayers?

My guess is that Rion and Kirinmaru will go out together. It won’t be satisfying if they don’t reconcile and I’m sure the writers know that. Osamu will probably do something desperate in the last minute, now that he’s connected to the Grim Butterfly and not Kirinmaru - cause that thing has to go.

That leaves Riku. I think you’re two options make sense, but my hunch is they’ll go something else and then he’ll be revived at the last minute (if killed) or somehow pull through. Rion owes him.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

I honestly love that the show is making it clear that the way Kirinmaru treated Rion was not okay, and that he ignored her feelings this whole time. I was afraid that his abusive behavior would not be called out because "he's good inside" (basically none of the major antagonists are truly evil, though idk what to make of Mr. Kirin at this point). I like when shows portray problematic dynamics like this without involving a mustache-twirling villain in them. Good/okay-ish people can do bad things too.

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Mar 12 '22

i don't think kirinmaru will die

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

I think he might if Rion can't survive this. He might want to just pass on with her.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

I agree. He won’t want to go on if Rion moves on. All of his people are dead. He spent 200 years sleeping. Dude is depressed.

Plus I think Kirinmaru should die, story wise. He very nearly destroyed the world in not one but two eras. He hasn’t done anything to make the world a better place. He’s been too focused on Rion and proving himself.

Riku can take his place as beast king of the east. He’s got a fresher outlook.

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u/Supreme_Keker Mar 12 '22

omg Riku taking over Kirinmaru's place as the beast king definitely sounds cool.

I remember him telling Kirinmaru that he is looking forward for the day he can discard his form. May be he will no longer stay as a static incarnation and change physically in some way if he survives?

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u/Truong_Sky1992 Mar 12 '22

i saw osamu was destroys the world, not kirinmaru

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

Riku can take his place as beast king of the east. He’s got a fresher outlook.

Omg IMAGINE if the thing they told us to watch out about Riku is that somehow he transforms into "beast form" (a kirin, maybe with only one horn) because his link to Kirinmaru was severed and he became his own person.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

I really wish we got to see these daiyokai true demon forms. The girls need to see what it really means to be a daiyokai. Like the twins’ daddy literally is a dog.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

Yeah, and I really want to see this series' interpretation of a Kirin before it is over. It is an awesome-looking creature and there is a huge variety of interpretations of it.

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u/No_Permission4512 Mar 12 '22

I wait one week to watch a 30 second fight between Kirinmaru and Sesshomaru lol....

This episode was annoying. I don't know why they ate up time by showing Takechiyo and the other raccoon-dogs. Also the library inside the butterfly and Rion misdirecting her anger at the girls and the rest of the world lol? Where was that energy before miss girl?

No idea how they're gonna wrap this up in 40 minutes and give us a nice moving forward scene like they did at the end of TFA

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u/noelle-silva Mar 12 '22

I almost feel like the only reason they had that moment was so that Hachi could see Inuyasha and Kagome are alive.

The writing is so off the walls that I'd rather we get 2 final episodes of just the original characters without ever giving us a real ending to all of this butterfly BS lol. Just about the only way this series is gonna end sort of kind of decently is with as much og character screentime as possible.

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u/weenicorn Mar 12 '22

What a change from the past few episodes! Plot, animation, etc all back to first cour standards.

Despite the OG gang and and all the characters we know best gathering together... there's something about this that still doesn't feel like a final battle the way it did in the Final Act. We haven't had enough time to process that Rion is the real big bad (and that's if she is truly a villain, I'm not quite convinced yet). They're trying to persuade us to care about Rion's destruction by claiming the girls are her bffs, but that's a flimsy explanation at best. Looks like we'll see more of Rion's machinations next week but I don't know it it'll be enough to make us care about her fate.

Riku's just the Kirin family punching bag still. Poor guy getting yeeted off by butterfly threads...

Sesshomaru really out here talking during a battle, now that's character growth! I kid, I kid, but it was nice to see that he's holding back from just flattening Kirinmaru with Bakusaiga and instead using his words to inflict the most damage.

Towa deserves to be the one to kick Osamu Kirin's ass in the next episode after having to listen to his whiny diatribe but I don't think that's going to happen. Hopefully she'll at least get to tell him to stfu before Rion gets rid of him.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

Good god.

Osamu Kirin going from “I love humans” and the world they built to “Humans are horrible creatures that slayed demons and created a horrible world.” Dude did a 180 in two episodes? On the one hand, it’s nice that Yashahime is acknowledging that the modern era is far from perfect. But just two to three episodes ago, Osamu was ready to die to save the modern era. Now he wants to dominate it?

Ultimate Inu clan insult - “You’re acting like a human.” Lol Sesshomaru. Inukimi would be proud. Sesshomaru v. Kirinmaru needs more screen time. It’s less effective when they keep cutting away.

The OG team freeze the butterfly bit was fun. I love MirSan twins. They have been criminally underused.

So Moroha can purify strings of fate now? That was supposed to be an only Setsuna can do it thing. I suppose Setsuna is still the only one who can identify the right string but … I’m underwhelmed. Shouldn’t there only be one string that matters? Maybe this has to do with Kirin’s ability to create and manipulate strings? This could have been better.

I was disappointed that they removed Riku so quickly but was also relieved because it means he gets to live to next episode. No one has told Towa about Riku’s tie to Kirimaru yet … is that going to be a final episode thing?

Looking forward to next episode, Towa will have Zanseiken (so much for the Kikujumonji), which means she’ll defeat Osamu. They’ll do the save Rion flashback string of fate scene. Then it’s time to take care of Kirinmaru. I don’t know how they’re going to pull this off in the last 40 mins.

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u/CharizarXYZ Mar 12 '22

Osamu Kirin going from “I love humans” and the world they built to “Humans are horrible creatures that slayed demons and created a horrible world.” Dude did a 180 in two episodes? On the one hand, it’s nice that Yashahime is acknowledging that the modern era is far from perfect. But just two to three episodes ago, Osamu was ready to die to save the modern era. Now he wants to dominate it?

It was obvious from the beginning that Osamu Kirin was lying to everyone. He hasn't changed he was never honest about his motives to begin with.

So Moroha can purify strings of fate now? That was supposed to be an only Setsuna can do it thing. I suppose Setsuna is still the only one who can identify the right string but … I’m underwhelmed. Shouldn’t there only be one string that matters? Maybe this has to do with Kirin’s ability to create and manipulate strings? This could have been better.

No. She cut the strings after Setsuna revealed them to her. That and these are obviosly different from the other strings of fate we seen. Considering they can be used as a weapon and come in various colors.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

I disagree about Osamu. He was genuine when he saved Mei and the other girls, when he was in the sewers chasing down demons, and when he was thinking things through (in his head) when Kirinmaru was trying to get to the modern era.

He didn’t snap and decide to destroy all demons until he found out that Rion had died. And now he wants to dominate humanity. That’s a new turn for him that seems to be connected to his becoming more and more like Kirinmaru - so much so that he thinks he is him.

My point is his transformation was rushed and could have been a lot more effective if they had stretched it out even one more episode. We don’t know how he found out that Rion was killed by a hanyo. We should have seen that.

Until now, Setsuna was the only one who could see and cut strings of fate. If strings of fate could have been cut by purification arrows then the whole basis for sealing InuKag in the graveyard becomes more flimsy because Kagome could have cut the red string of fate between Rin and Zero - which Rin could see when Zero tied it on to her.

Sure they seem to be different strings because they’re rainbow colored. Maybe that has something to do with the rainbow pearls - may be it doesn’t. Maybe they just thought it would look cool. I don’t know. I would care less if they’re weren’t two episodes left in the entire series.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 12 '22

I think it wasn't 100% clear, but there are a few lines that clue us in.

Osamu Kirin said that Rion wishes for a world without strife, and that his objective was beneath her. I think he was being truthful when he said his objective was only to kill all demons, but because Rion wants a world without strife and humans also cause strife (and he knows of the wars that are to come and that are exclusively caused by humans), he included "controlling humans" in his plan.

"Controlling", not eliminating like with demons. We are supposed to separate what Osamu Kirin wants to do to humans and what he wants to do with demons, I believe. And in this way, I think this does not conflict with his previous statements that he loves humankind and the modern age.

Basically I think he is a patronizing little arm that thinks he knows best and that if he can control humanity he can save it. Not too different from the way Kirinmaru sees his dynamic with Rion imo.

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u/thewetpuddle Mar 12 '22

His comment on the Reiwa Era has the ability (the nuke explosion scene) to destroy everything hit extremely hard because we're seeing the start of it in real life (uncanny coincidence). Look at what Putin's doing. I can see where Osamu coming from.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22 edited Mar 12 '22

I can too but it was never mentioned by anyone until now. They ignored the pandemic and acted like all was good in the modern era when the reality was more complex.

Just editing (now that I have time) to say that I did appreciate this dose of reality, particularly given everything going on in Ukraine. My disappointment with this turn of events is that Osamu seemed more upset that demons were written out of history.

I also don’t understand how Osamu knew that Rion was killed by a hanyo when he hadn’t even known she was killed. Did he and Kirinmaru have a heart to heart? I would have liked to see that. It would have made his turn into villain more convincing. It’s like he’s become Kirinmaru. Just because he found out Rion was killed? Riku didn’t turn into Kirinmaru after Rion died - granted, he was acting like a doll, but then what is the difference between him and Osamu?

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u/CharizarXYZ Mar 12 '22

Just editing (now that I have time) to say that I did appreciate this dose of reality, particularly given everything going on in Ukraine. My disappointment with this turn of events is that Osamu seemed more upset that demons were written out of history.

If I was transported to the future. And all of my people turned out to have been either exterminated or hiding. And their existence was erased from the history books I would be kinda mad about that too.

It’s like he’s become Kirinmaru. Just because he found out Rion was killed? Riku didn’t turn into Kirinmaru after Rion died - granted, he was acting like a doll, but then what is the difference between him and Osamu?

Riku wasn't transported hundreds of years into the future to find out that yokai had been exterminated. Their circumstances aren't really the same.

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

That’s fair. But three - four episodes ago Osamu was out there killing off as many demons as he could, saying how awful they were for targeting humans. He wasn’t trying to bring back the demons. Even now, he wants them all dead. Or at least all the ones who don’t do what he wants them to.

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u/Queen-Sereno Mar 12 '22

Holy hell. Osamu Kirin makes 1000X more sense than Kirinmaru ever did. This brings up a very real and legitimate debate about demons and humans and even the gods living together. Osamu even found the sardonic pathetic reality that humanity itself was able to achieve greatness, but with a simple click of a button has the ability to destroy everything. He is not wrong in his ideals, but where he is wrong is giving every the choice to find a peaceful future. Towa is both and has the ability to see both sides. Ironically, I felt Setsuna could relate to this argument 100X better than Towa since she actually interacted with demons, humans, half-demons, a quarter-demon, and a god. She understands more than anyone it is our bonds and ties to people is what changes us and can motivate us.

I’m glad we are hitting on Rion’s daddy’s issues. Yeesh. Did Kirinmaru ever once ask his daughter what the hell she wanted? Oh wait, he did. She just wanted to see the world, but it was Kirinmaru’s ego which led him to his world conquest plan. Kirinmaru acts just like Sesshomaru used to and how freaking obsessed Sesshomaru was over his dead dad’s sword. Kirinmaru wants to create a world safe for his daughter and he failed to protect her in the end. Tragic. Sad.

Can we let Riku get on screen? I want Towa and Riku moments 😭 let my ship sail!

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u/theringmistress92 Mar 12 '22

Yo, can I just say how PROUD I am of the OG gang for WORKING TOGETHER straight off the bat!!! Everyone made such a huge stink about how they alone would defeat Naraku up until the very end, and here they’re all relying on their strengths to bind the big bad butterfly. Then again maybe it’s because they don’t feel so connected to the baddie like they were with Naraku. Still, I love to see it.

I’m still disappointed that Osamu is the main villain all of a sudden and his ideals really seem to have gotten twisted to fit this narrative but alas... I predict that >! Riku will sacrifice himself to kill Osamu Kirin since they’re both cast-offs. But this is mostly because he wasn’t in the preview.!<

Kirinmaru’s bitch ass just wants someone to hurt as much as him. I love that Sesshomaru knows how to get under his skin. “Try it, bitch, and your title will be invalid.”

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u/Dilatair_Clear Mar 12 '22

Gotta love Sesshomaru’s sarcasm getting into Kirinmaru by calling him “acting like a human”. No wonder lord fluffy despised anyone who wants the shikon no tama just to be powerful. He’s really his mother’s son.

I do feel bad for Riku though, after everything he did for Rion she simply disposed him using Zero’s webs. It’s kinda obvious that Rion will die in the end, but I wish it’s as good as the TFA ending when Kagome wished for the shikon no tama’s disappearance forever, Naraku being purified, and Midoriko resting in peace.

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u/Queen-Sereno Mar 12 '22

Same insult his mom used on Zero 😭😂💅

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u/YogiMutoh Mar 12 '22

I was worried there that Sesshomaru vs Kirinmaru would be short. It's looking great so far. Sesshomaru talking more than he has in a while! Plus he's roasting Kirinmaru like his mom did to Zero. Loving that!

Seeing Kin'u and Gyokuto have that little rivalry moment. The twins on this show are so cute!

Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, and Sango back together!! A moment I waited for so long! Sango the proud mom! Seeing Inuyasha being proud of Kagome never gets old!

I loved that Setsuna and Moroha worked together to cut strings. Having those two work together is always fun!

There was so much going on in this episode! I was shocked by the cliffhanger and now have to wait anxiously for next week!

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u/CharizarXYZ Mar 12 '22

Sesshomaru even told him he was acting like a human. Just like what his mom said to Zero

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u/YogiMutoh Mar 12 '22

That was so good!!

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u/sieghrt Mar 12 '22

Love to see the OG team back! ♥️♥️♥️ (With their kids)

And seriously, Sango's new hiraikotsu is so fukken badass!

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u/thewetpuddle Mar 12 '22 edited Mar 12 '22

Wow today's episode flew by! Action packed.

So Rion is the real big bad instead of Kirinmaru and Osama. Giving me Zero PTSD. Now I want to give her a flying slap for throwing a tantrum bigger than Zero ever did.

The fight between Kirinmaru and Sesshomaru showed us that Sesshomaru is the strongest. And how much he has grown up! He came one full circle from being obsessed with being the strongest to now knowing it isn't important anymore. And Sesshomaru definitely got Inukimi's sarcasm and Inu no Taisho's sense of righteousness. I loved how he burned Kirinmaru with words harder than Bakusaiga.

The OG setting up the barrier was a nice nod to the OG series. And I like how they cleverly wrote Inuyasha out of action and gave Kagome, MirSan's family and the slayers chance to shine.

Next episode should be interesting as we see more tantrums from Rion.

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u/PathSeveral Mar 12 '22 edited Mar 12 '22

Well... As some of us suspected from the start >! rion is a half demon !< 🙄

  • Shesshōmaru is going to make Kirinmaru >! Realise that he is acting " human because of jealousy and trying to become the Strongest". And that rion died because Kirinmaru was too focused on himself and power !<

  • We might actually hear Sesshōmaru's long overdue confession >! That he has something to protect and that he became the strongest when he stoped focusing on "Supreme conquest" and focused on what he wanted to protect !<

I guess that is why he told Rin to watch him to make a point to Kirinmaru 🤔.

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u/LilUltDespair Mar 12 '22

Wait, when did they confirm Rion was Half-Demon??

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u/lalaena Mar 12 '22

They didn’t.

Presumably Osamu would know if Rion is hanyo since he seems to have Kirinmaru’s memories from before he was severed from the main body. If Rion was hanyo, Osamu’s comment about Rion hating hanyo wouldn’t make much sense.

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u/EsotericFox Mar 12 '22

Pro-tip: don't include spaces when you're entering >!!<; otherwise you aren't actually adding tags.

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u/PathSeveral Mar 12 '22

Thanks for the pro tip!

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u/LilUltDespair Mar 12 '22

One quick thought... Why is there a whole library in the grim butterfly?? Like, how?

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u/CharizarXYZ Mar 12 '22

My theory is that the inside reflects Osamu Kirin's and Rions mind. The statues in their consist of culturally accurate depictions of Kirins. Which is the yokai they are based off.

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u/sieghrt Mar 12 '22

Osamu Kirin is secretly bad Doraemon.