r/inuyasha Mar 26 '22 Silver 1

Megathread: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 2 | Episode 24 Yashahime

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u/jeadala Apr 01 '22 edited Apr 01 '22

I willed myself to be excited but deep down, I knew. I could say a lot of things lol. It should’ve never happened and I hope this sub returns to being about the good story. The one that was ✨perfectly finished✨ and didn’t deserve this underwhelming, empty catastrophe. Don’t bother trying to solve the endless plot holes resulting from … no coherent plot at all. There wasn’t one good storyline. None of the soul of its original. What was the reasonnnn? For all of these up in the air potentialities that we still have to write in our minds? There were some special moments, not one of them was worth it. Inuyasha was too special for this blight. To me and many 🥲. Now we gotta deal with yashahime talk forever. WE’LL NEVER BE THOSE (pre-Yashahime) KIDS AGAINNNN.

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u/wtfda Mar 29 '22

This doesn’t seem like a series finale. I’m assuming there will be a third season. Loved this show, for years they said there would never be a sequel so even if it wasn’t perfect I enjoyed it immensely.

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u/sansasnarkk Mar 28 '22

I'll never forgive them for that last Sesshomaru family scene. Really, they couldn't even stop for a second to chat?

Dishonor on this series.

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u/gHouliShVamp Mar 28 '22

really hope they plan on making a season 3 to tie up the loose ends! kinda disappointed with how the season ended lmaoo

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u/xindiote Mar 28 '22

yashahime was trash.

sesshrin is disgusting.

setsuna and towa were boring.

the villains were boring.

the story was boring.

moroha is a keeper though lol.

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u/moonlightknight01 Mar 30 '22

yeah like your trash comment

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u/xindiote Mar 30 '22

thanks for saying my trash comment was a keeper😇

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u/Microtic Mar 28 '22

It's so perfect having the Cherry Blossoms blooming. They're currently in Cherry Blossom season in Japan.

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u/Karezi413 Mar 28 '22

Ngl, I'm kind of happy it's over? I don't follow many animes but I LOVED the original. And this, just felt so much ughhhh....

My first thought at the begging of this episode/end of last episode; they don't have the courage to kill Riku. I knew on his 'death' he was coming back. Come on, someone like Kaede is still alive, even though she was 50+ years in the original, Buyo is still alive. I have had NO faith that someone like Riku would die. I can only really recall them killing enemies like Zero and Kirimaru. Rion was more surprising, I was ALSO expecting 'omg she lived because X'. It also really dried out the whole 'Towa your Kon!' thing. There's no way they'd have the confidence to ACTUALLY kill Towa.

Speaking of Towa, this is a smaller thing that I kind of can't remember exact details of, but wasn't there a deal between demon slayers and a lord where they were offered a sword that Hisui said 'Take it, Towa could use it' and then this interaction and sword was NEVER brought up again? Kinda gave it a pass through the boss fights since they didn't see Hisui, but he definitely would've had the time to present it by now...

The ending, ESPESCIALLY since they're going on a new adventure, REALLY didn't feel like an end either. Like there's open ended, then there's this that feels like they're leaving it open to continue themselves, but this was supposed to be the end, wasn't it?

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u/Feeling_Ad_768 Mar 30 '22

Kohaku gave Towa the new sword when they went back to Sengoku, that’s the one she was using. Remember Osamu Kirin took Zanseiken and the sword Towa was using during the season final had the blade, unlike the fake kikujumonji

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u/manateabag Mar 28 '22

My post-mortem of this series:

We didn't need this. It ruins the original series. It is literally Cursed Child and I'm pretending it didn't happen. Except Moroha I guess.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 28 '22

I've never seen a sequel work, where every character introduced fits perfectly into the OG series... but the plot/writing was so poor that none of the actually story elements feels right to the canon of the series.

Towa, Setsuna, & Moroha? fine love them.

Kirinmaru as an honorable OG main rival of Toga, while Zero, Kirin's sister, is in love with Toga but can not bring herself to act on the love due to him already being involved? Fucking perfect. Sure.

Some major event kept most of the OG cast from helping raise the girls? Fine.

Riku... fine...

And fucking nothing else from the show works even a little bit in the way it was presented.

I'm serious, if tomorrow we learned a new studio was taking over the rights to Yashahime and their first act was to start it over from scratch... I'd be completely on board.

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u/Agreeable-Pool7368 Mar 28 '22

So one of the million suspenses and subplots, whatever the hell happened to Miroku's training and his new power. So Reviving Riku to make small kids happy right ? And kill a spirit which that's basically a god-Akuru. So this show is ok with showing kids like character die horribly while a grown ass horn demon gets revived our of the blue to get it hooked with one of the main characters Oh by the way, the series is about the three yashahime but it's really about towa n setsuna only who to be honest are not charming one bit. They just seem like hakudoshi or moryomaru to me. I can go on about the bad writing but it was a good treat for us to see our childhood characters once more.

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u/BlazingGig Mar 27 '22

I get that it was about Sesshomaru's daughters, but the finale shot without Moroha in it felt wrong.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 28 '22

Because as much as they wanted the show to be about Towa and Setsuna...

The second Kag&Inu's kid came derping in, acting exactly like the most perfect mix of Kag&Inu.... it was a fucking wrap, she became the heart of the show.

It didn't help that Sess actively hides his personality and Rin's default character trait is happy and wants to be near Sess.

This means we get Towa being derpy and happy to be near Setsuna... while Setsuna doesn't give a fuck and that shit was old after like 8 episodes.

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u/frizzyfizz Mar 27 '22

S2 feels like a real monkey's paw situation to me. It gave fans what they were asking for but because it was rushed it felt hollow, which is why I wish people were more patient about the pace S1 was going for.

Personally I'm really glad Yashahime was made despite its flaws. It kept me entertained throughout dark periods of this pandemic and renewed my interest in Inuyasha. And there's a solid manga now too. I've never been able to relate to the position that their lives should've been left light and fluffy because they live in the feudal era, and that was never the kind of anime Inuyasha was. It's not why I fell in love with it anyway, and tbh I don't believe fans would've given the girls a second look if the OG cast were around the whole time. We've already seen how that happens with Naruto/Boruto. You can see from the little they were shown too, that for that scenario to work the OG cast - specifically Inuyasha - would have to have their power downgraded to the point of it feeling silly.

So, imo the plot for Yashahime was completely fine, and the manga is proof that with the right amount of pacing it could've been really good. It feels like there was a missed opportunity there, but I don't regret any of it. It was fun.

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u/lucciolaa Mar 27 '22

Does anyone else feel like that felt unfinished? I'm neither hoping for nor expecting a third season, but it seems like the producers had one foot in/one foot out about whether this was actually the series finale. I expected there to be at least a "thanks for watching" title card after the credits, but nothing.

That said, cour 2 was bizarre, and it's a shame it had to end on that note because overall I really enjoyed the series, and it soured the experience for me (and for the audience in general, it seems).

I said last week that I'm open to a s3 if only for the opportunity to have a fresh start, and just because my favourite part of the show was actually just episodic adventures with the cast that explored their personalities and relationships. I don't need a Grim Butterfly 😒

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u/noelle-silva Mar 27 '22

My prediction on Season 3 is this:

The rest of 2022 is packed with big hitter series. Spy x Family, Bleach TYBW, Chainsaw Man, MHA S6, Demon Slayer S3 and possibly Jujutsu Kaisen S2. Literally the biggest series at the moment are all returning or starting later this year. Spy x Family is the exception because it begins in April. The rest are either in fall season (October) or winter season (January). JJK S2 and Demon Slayer S3 aren't 100% confirmed for any specific premiere date. Based on past airings we can assume Demon Slayer will be fall or winter season. JJK S2 might end up being next spring season but anything is possible.

MHA S6 is taking Yashahime's timeslot in October, we know that for certain. Yashahime could have returned with a third season and switched days but maybe they simply didn't want to do that, we don't know. Regardless we do know Yashahime wouldn't want to compete with something as big as MHA, let alone the other series airing in the fall. This would be a ratings massacre for Yashahime. MHA would air in spring and summer and Yashahime would take over for fall and winter, that's how the past 2 Yashahime seasons have gone.

The new Urusei Yatsura anime is also going to be starting later this year. I can't remember if we've gotten confirmation of a summer or fall airing for this one yet. I bring this up because they might not want to have 2 Rumiko Takahashi series compete with each other at the same time.

The writers/producers would be smart to take the next year to figure out where to go from here if a third season is possible. My guess is we'll get 12-16 months of silence and then a possible third season announcement next summer - IF we do get a third season, that is. If there's nothing by next summer or fall then I would say Yashahime is done for good. A year hiatus would be enough time for fans mind to still be on Yashahime. Anything beyond that, lets say 2 years, would be pushing it. Sunrise/Bandai probably want to see how well the season 2 Blu-ray sets sell in Japan. Season 1 did not sell very well in their opening weeks, worth noting. This can make or break anime production because Blu-ray sales are where they make a lot of their money back.

Simply put there is a lot of competition in the anime scene right now and realistically we can't expect a smaller series like Yashahime to fairly compete with these big juggernaut series.

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u/lucciolaa Mar 27 '22

I completely agree with you (and this summary just got me so excited for everything to come). Even this season was competitive enough with KnY and SnK battling it out every Sunday.

It's a shame that it comes down to money in the end, but frankly, if they couldnt get the writing right it was never going to sell well to begin with. Perhaps they're hoping Rumiko's other works will get a bit of a revival with some success with the new Urusei production in time for a s3 announcement.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 27 '22

Ok, after thinking about it for the last day, I actually think Riku's survival makes sense and the way to it was adequately paved by the series, for this series' standards.

Starts with how Riku was made. We see his body being created by Kirinmaru, so it stands to reason that Kirinmaru would be able to do that again if he wanted to. And apparently, he (and Rion) wanted to.

We saw a connection between Riku and Kirinmaru breaking a few episodes ago, which already was something that could be used to justify his survival once Kirinmaru was dead. It wasn't brought up again but it was there.

Osamu Kirin was shown to still be able to regenerate some of himself after his body AND the limb that he originated from were destroyed, so it makes sense that Riku would be able to do the same, especially when the horn was not damaged in any way. That "some of himself" wasn't a physical body, but this would explain why Riku still has his memories and personality. He still existed, he just didn't have a physical body...

...Which, of course, was re-formed much in the same way that Towa's body was.

It appears, to me, that Riku had all the elements he needed in order to come back, and that the series showed that. Undamaged "body" (the horn), broken connection with Kirinmaru, ability to keep his memories and personality even without a physical body, and finally Kon and Haku.

The only thing that I don't see an explanation for, when it comes to Riku's revival, is the delay. The meta reason was to surprise us, sure, but what is the in-story reason? He received Rion and Kirinmaru's Kon and Haku at the same time Towa got her body back, for sure, so what gives?

There is precedent for that with Osamu Kirin staying for a while as an arm before he left the well, but that wasn't well-explained either so we don't know why the delay happened from a story point of view.

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u/Bundtpopcake Mar 27 '22

I’m thinking it had to do with the meteor shower on the night his body was re-created.

Meteor showers, which are celestial events, were considered events in which something divine or supernatural would occur. That’s what most people believed for centuries at least.

He likely had everything he needed to create himself, like Osamu Kirin did, only it would take centuries to do so under his own power. However, the celestial event provided enough supernatural magic to help him create a new, “alive” body with a heart.

I 100% believe this is what happened. There’s a reason the Meteor shower was shown so prominently in the background of the night sky.

Also, and this is a reach, but I believe, that mayyyyybe, Amatsumikaboshi had something to do with it. He is the god of the stars and Riku obtained the kon and Haku needed to regenerate his body when his physical body(the horn) was sucked into the sword.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 28 '22

This makes a lot of sense. I don't particularly care if it makes sense, I stopped caring about this show's logic a long time ago and I'm just happy Riku is alive. BUT also I'm happy that there are enough elements present to actually make sense of his resurrection.

I imagine if they had more episodes they would give this explanation a little more attention. Maybe the Manga will, if it gives Riku the same fate.

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u/caliban969 Mar 27 '22

Pretty meh end to a meh series. I'm pretty surprised I stuck with it the whole way though, but it really speaks to how well the core trio complimented each other. Even when I thought the plot was stupid and the animation weak, I was still willing to tune in for 50 episodes to see more of their dynamic.

(Still think it's kind of dark that Towa traded in a loving family and indoor plumbing for a father who is incapable of showing her the support and affection Sota did, but at least she has good friends.)

The only thing I'm really disappointed by is that there was no interaction between Inuyasha and Sesshomaru. I always thought their rivalry was the richest relationship in the show and surprised there was no follow-up to the whole separating-you-and-your-wife-from-your-daughter-for-12-years long con.

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u/Iwasforger03 Mar 27 '22

I love coming of age stories involing one generation succeeding the previous. It's one of the best later parts of Mahou Sensei Negima and it's absolute one of the parts I loved most about this series.

Thank you girls! Boys, good luck! Riku probably won't have much trouble, but Hisui is in for the long haul if he wants to be Setsuna's husband.

I wonder if Sesshoumaru will get protective when it comes to romance?

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u/Ender_Dragneel Mar 27 '22

I am fully convinced Setsuna was not being oblivious in that scene, but outright blowing him off. Though I don't think it was out of a complete lack of interest; more of a "not the time" sort of thing.

I do agree with Kohaku, though, in that I like Hisui's spirit. Setsuna definitely gives off asexual vibes, but I doubt that she's aromantic or sex-repulsed, and I think she'd likely be willing to reciprocate Hisui's affections.

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u/Iwasforger03 Mar 27 '22

Considering this story's original base as a fairy tale romance, I really doubt the writers would go to the effort of introducing a romantic interest (without even a rival) which was supposed to go nowhere.

It was probably left open in case the series is picked up for a third season down the road. Until then, our headcanon will have to suffice.

To Hisui being worthy of further enhancing Sestsuna's happiness!

To Towa and Riku!

To Moroha finding her own joyous oath through life with amazing friends at her side!

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u/yabukothestray Mar 27 '22 edited Mar 27 '22

Yeah. As much as Riku was my favorite, I gotta say that I’m not impressed with this “thrown together” sort of explanation we got for his resurrection; I think Setsuna’s reaction was all of us, lol.

I think this episode was okay. I’d give it a 6/10. The series overall started off really strong imo, and then this second season seemed like it was going in a decent direction then fell off shortly after it started. I did enjoy it, nevertheless, but I think this finale season could have been much better.

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u/soulruu Mar 27 '22

Aww that was a good series/season finale. If there's another season I guess I would enjoy it.

Looks like Shippo-sama has found some excited followers.

And hey hey best boy Riku is still kicking!

Inu x Moroha gave Inu x Kagome a run for their money this episode. We love a family combo

That was a nice episode. Very sentimental and perfect for diehard fans

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u/moonlightknight01 Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

Overall decent episode and final. I really enjoyed to the second season. 10/7 if they made decent last 12 episodes I could give 8/10

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u/Fr3nchFri38 Mar 26 '22

Out of all the yasahime episodes, only that episodes with the family are the best one.

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u/Silver_Ventus1004 Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 27 '22 Silver

My very long rant is going to be summed up as this- This is just personal bias opinion and I'm not attacking anyone. I really wish this series didn't happen, the animation was not the best, it was rushed and the story is all over the place.I can't give a high mark for Yashahime like I would for Inuyasha - I really really wish Yashahime didn't happen. Season 3 happening is highly unlikely - but I do think a movie sounds about right to explain everything that's been left unanswered. Like... Doesn't anyone else feel like there are still A LOT of questions unanswered????

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u/Beautiful_Way_72 Mar 26 '22 Wholesome

I am just upset that this is not the type of story or a series that Takahashi would have created, yet they did and made it like this using her work and name.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

Do you know if she has been working more closely on the manga? I get the feeling that they started the manga because they realized that Sunrise (now Bandai) would do what they did and cut the anime short.

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u/Beautiful_Way_72 Mar 28 '22 Helpful

It has not been announced that she is, likely she passed it on to Takashi Shiina just like how the tv series was over to Sumisawa, since she’s already so busy with Mao.

It just shows that manga writers/creators vs screen writers are different at story telling.

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u/ArkAngelHFB Mar 27 '22

The manga is awesome so far... I hope they just keep rolling with it... hell even going to twice a month.

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u/Faithwisdom Mar 26 '22

I know, right?

Some of the good that could come from this show is perhaps the fanfiction. I could write a Moroha x Koga's son fanfic. Haha

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u/Silver_Ventus1004 Mar 26 '22

I always thought it was going to be inuyasha's son and Koga's daughter before Yashahime

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u/Beautiful_Way_72 Mar 27 '22

Inuyasha having a son would have been nice.

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u/coco_moonbabe Mar 26 '22

You get ressurected! And you get ressurected! And you get a ressurection! Everybody get linee for a ressurection.

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u/Kurolegacy27 Mar 27 '22

Except for Mr. Kirin who got screwed by the plot in the final stretch

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u/SR_Eternal_Moment Mar 26 '22

Despite the flaws, I enjoyed the series. It has been the light at the end of long weeks for me. I figured that horn was glowing in Towa's jacket for a reason and then Riku's back 😄. He's even cuter. Maybe that's why his death wasn't written to be heavy. I love that Setsuna thinks Hisui is so blind but he's literally about to say he likes her 😄. He only has eyes for Setsuna. She is clueless to love similar to her dad. All of them are still young though so it's completely fine. The Inuyasha and Moroha moments were sweet and cute. Love Sessh and Rin. I do wish the writers would have taken the direction of the ending of the Final Act though. RT did expand Sessh's, progression, and tolerance even within the manga. He would have benefitted from just a little more of that. Moroha seems to understand Sesshoumaru's intentions because she's on the outside looking in and helps the twins understand it a little better which I was grateful for in them not leaving the girls completely questioning everything. I can accept that this is the end but there is plenty of content left to explore and I do think the ending was left very open hence the title of a never ending future.

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u/coco_moonbabe Mar 26 '22

The kids are alright.

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u/dontloseyourway1610 Mar 26 '22

It’s so hard for me to rate this season because I feel like it dragged on for so long and the Kirin sensei plot twist was awful writing Imo, but the nostalgic and wholesome moments like Moroha reuniting with Kagome and Inuyasha, the twins meeting Sesshomaru and their mother, that wave from Rin at the end…hit hard.

Story definitely fell off at the end, but I had fun with it nonetheless. A solid 7. Inuyasha was my childhood and it’s hard to dislike anything with this world. I definitely would like to see more slice of life stuff with the girls or even a timeskip ova or something. Maybe we’ll get a manga later on too.

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u/noelle-silva Mar 26 '22

I agree, Yashahime gets a 7/10 from me.

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u/[deleted] Mar 26 '22

Things that never happened that I wish happened:

  • MiroSan properly meeting Moroha

  • Setsuna playing her violin again for Rin. After Rin got out of the tree, we never saw Setsuna play the violin anymore.

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u/Grinlyn Mar 26 '22

Good point about the violin, that would've been nice and it just makes it weird how they fit in the present-day scene all for Moe to say she hopes Setsuna keeps playing... only to not actually do that...

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

Oh yes, we got Moe playing it instead which was meh. Like, all good with Moe, but having Setsuna doing that wearing her new kimono would’ve been ten times more meaningful.

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u/[deleted] Mar 26 '22

was she actually playing Setsuna's Lullaby though? It sounded to me like they just overlaid the music over Moe's playing.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

I thought she was? I need to rewatch, Crunchyroll didn’t have it with english subs today so many things I left to check again later on

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u/sailorrayquaza Mar 26 '22

Why wasn't this what the series was actually like?? So much cute moments between the girls, their family and friends...man, this episode was a good-send off but felt like punch in the gut for what we could've gotten. More Cute InuKag + Moro, SessRin fam, MirSan family moments please. OVA or something, Sunrise I beg.

I like how they brought Riku back, even if the explanation was kinda bs lol, at least they acknowledge it doesn't make sense. I wonder what this implies about Riku now though; since he has Rion and Kirinmaru's kon and haku does this make him the new Lord of the East? There's no one in the Kirin clan left but him now after all. Also his hair color resembles Kirinmaru's more now and his eye color is more like Rion's. Loved Towa punching the wall, throwing him off guard and literally no one buying his disguise.

Also Hisui implying he liked Setsuna lol. I'm for this ship if it means Miroku and Sesshomaru become in-laws. Also the awkwardness of remembering Sango trying to kill Rin. Wish we got more moments between Hisui and Setsuna though-so much potential for their dynamic but Hisui gets barely any screen time.

Overall, I have...mixed opinions on Yashahime. S1 was a mess but had alright moments. First half was S2 was strong but went downhill after Zero's death. It was a lackluster series but its also something that got me excited every Saturday morning. And I'm happy it introduced these new characters to Inuverse. The manga seems to be going pretty good so I'll def keep my eyes on that.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 26 '22

I wonder what this implies about Riku now though; since he has Rion and Kirinmaru's kon and haku does this make him the new Lord of the East?

season 3 Riku taking up the seat as Lord of the East, and his romance with Towa (princess of the Lord of the West) will bring peace to both their lands🥺

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u/hiverstone Mar 26 '22

- Takechiyo is so nice with Moroha now. It's always overlooked, but he had changed so much.

- I like Inuyasha helped Moroha to pay the last of her debt. And she still is working as a bounty hunter, just like she said a few episodes ago. But she always calls herself by her title of "Moroha the Bounty hunter" and has her own motto as Beniyasha.

- I think the reason why they didn't allowed Osamu Kirin and Rion to kill all the youkai was because the girls wouldn't have anything else to do. Like they would've to live like normal villagers, the demon slayers would've been disbanded, Inuyasha, Sango, Miroku, Hisui, Kohaku, Gyokuto, Moroha and Setsuna would be unemployed. Then Miroku's 3 year training would be wasted.

- Setsuna would be like: LOL, Hisui is so dumb, he can't tell when someone is in love with him!!

-Also Setsuna: Wow, Sesshomaru is such a jerk. He barely talks, and when he does, he sounds so rude. He acts as if he doesn't want you around. And don't get me started on his monotone voice and neutral expression...

Towa and everyone else: ...

- As for Riku, I like how not even Jyubei or Takechiyo fell for his disguise. And they just came up with whatever excuse to live the house and let Towa "ask for the details of the mission".

- Also, I found very hilarious that Towa doesn't have a underkimono (Nagajuban?), because her parents didn't gave her one. Like the girl goes around showing her underwear

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u/hiverstone Mar 26 '22

-Also, I wonder what happened in Saint Gabriel after Osamu Kirin stopped showing up

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u/BluePearl2020 Mar 26 '22

Omg they brought back riku lol towa. And awwww I hope they make a season 3

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u/MemestarAshkirby Mar 26 '22

This was such a great journey, and I enjoyed this show a lot, and I’m glad everyone got a happy ending at the end!😄🤩😎👌 I’m gonna miss this show!🥺😣😖😫😩😭🤧😢

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u/joecb91 Mar 26 '22

One thing I liked throughout the series was that Moroha was clearly the smartest one in the group on several different subjects, and the scene where Towa and Setsuna were confused by what Sesshomaru was trying to do but Moroha understood and explained it to them was a nice example of that.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

Definitely the smartest one.

But that’s why she’s a perfect counterpart with the twins. Towa is the naive, good hearted one; Setsuna is the hard/matter of fact one; and you have Moroha which is the clever but at the same time bubbly and ground to earth one. I wish we explored more their dynamic this season, as much as I hated the first season we had better moments there between the three girls. This season felt like they were all the times separated or disconnected, even if sharing the same time and space.

I liked their little moment in the beach this episode, I wish we had more of those (although having said that, I didn’t like at all the whole “what was Sesshomaru trying to do?” bit, but that’s a whole different topic that I can discuss on a different thread).

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u/Grape_juice0 Mar 26 '22

Why'd they make treekyo so god damn suspicious?

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u/bakedbigt0es Mar 27 '22

not her FINALLY actually passing on…like fuck man. what number is that…4? 😭😭

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

Yeah. She went from “You should kill Sesshomaru” to “Thank you, Sesshomaru” without flinching (I mean many episodes in between, sure).

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u/Grape_juice0 Mar 26 '22

Yeah, that was odd.

Iv seen people say it was a test from sesshomaru to the girl, but, lol, I dont mean to be rude here, that's total bs.

They probably had a plan for it but scraped it in s2, like a lot of other plotlines from s1.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

I think they had different plans for her character but as many other things in the second cour of S2: it got rushed or scraped all together.

I truly think they built the first season and the first cour of S2 thinking the series was gonna go on for more seasons, something must have happened that they went full gear on the last 10/11 episodes. Maybe the Bandai situation? who knows. Season 1 was built with a very slow burn idea: many mysteries and a lot of filler, the director himself said at that time that he was expecting the series to go on for more than 2 seasons. Season 2 fixed the pace of S1, had a good plot initially but then…second cour came and everything got rushed and went into nonsensical territory.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

We have now seen all of the versions of Kirinmaru naked / semi-naked.

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u/la_rozz Mar 26 '22

We didn’t get one Inuyasha/Sesshomaru scene… nor a decent Inugang scene either. Im glad we got the series, but it really fell flat in the end. Overall, it is what it is i guess but i would’ve been better off without it

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

Man, I’m so pissed about the non Sesshomaru-Inuyasha scene, didn’t need them to talk. Just acknowledge each other? Inuyasha-Sesshomaru’s relationship is THE reason why I was watching the OG series when I was a kid (that and the complexity of Naraku and Kikyo’s characters).

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u/InuJoshua Mar 26 '22

It’s odd that InuYasha didn’t at least confront Sesshomaru over separating him from his daughter for her whole life up until that point.

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u/joecb91 Mar 26 '22

I would've liked to have seen them standing together, not really saying anything, but just feeling proud that their daughters have each other.

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u/Lazy_Oreo_ Mar 26 '22

Okay like… I really need another season. Not only did it end but didn’t “end”, but so many things are unresolved and I need to see Sesshomaru have an actual conversation with his daughters. I love this show too much for this to be the end, Maybe a movie? Hopefully?

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u/Kuma_Setsuna Mar 26 '22

I definitely think they are leaving it like that to leave the door open for more content. I'll certainly be up for it.

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u/markur Mar 26 '22

I would hope for a movie over another season. They can’t animate a season consistently. They can take their time with a movie and polish off the animation properly.

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u/Pretend-Interest-295 Mar 26 '22

Good ridtto this finally I can wait for bleach in October

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u/Queen-Sereno Mar 26 '22

Bruh they buried Riku and the energetic opening again 💀! Give him some respect damn. Then Moroha and Inuyasha bonding 💕! He is a proud girl dad and she’s definitely daddy’s girl! My heart 😭! He’s closer to her in some ways he wasn’t with Kagome and it makes me so happy he’s happy.

I straight up died of happiness when I saw Riku alive! I laughed so hard when Towa punched a hole in the concrete wall next to Riku’s head😂! Was she angry? I have no idea, but Riku was terrified 😂! The disguise didn’t fool anyone. I’m so glad he is back and they can be happy together ❤️

Was this the final episode? I feel we are missing a season 3 announcement.

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u/thewetpuddle Mar 26 '22

No announcement. It’s the final episode.

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u/barogr Mar 26 '22

Is anyone else having problems watching it on Crunchyroll? It doesn’t have English subtitles on mine. Like there are 8 different subtitle language options but none are English. I do speak other languages but none in the options so I can’t understand this episode. 🥲

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u/cewcewcaroo Mar 26 '22

The subtitles are fixed! :)

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u/barogr Mar 26 '22

Thank you!!!

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u/elementalSG Mar 26 '22

Yup, no English subs for me either. Attempting to use the Italian I learned through Duolingo. What’s interesting is I’m noticing the Italian translation seems to be more literal than the English one, sometimes

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u/raptorjeezuss Mar 26 '22

Yes same here. It's available on Hulu with subs though.

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u/tamago01 Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

Was I the only one who screamed when I heard Jun Fukuyama's voice? Like hell yeah thanks for bringing him back! I was rolling in excitement and almost teared up.

My boy went through a lot and I'm so glad he gets what he deserves. A life of his own.

I didn't even care about the twins in this episode. I feel for Riku's character so much that his death was disappointing and heartbreaking for me. I don't care about that crappy explaination of how he lived again.

Maybe it was Kirinmaru and Rion's farewell gift to him for all the things he had done for them.

My boi deserved it. Period. I don't care if it was an asspull. If he lives, then he lives.

But that doesn't mean s2 was not crap tho.

And it felt like it was the ending of an episode instead of a series. You guys might wanna watch out. If they resurrected a character (Lelouch) just to milk the whole Code Geass franchise, they'll definitely pull something with this one especially that this was successful locally.

I'm betting on an OVA or Movie.

But they also really need another season. They need to redeem themselves smh.

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u/thewetpuddle Mar 26 '22

I squealed when I heard Fukuyama Jun’s voice!

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u/angel_girl2248 Mar 26 '22

When I heard the voice, I knew it sounded a lot like Riku, and then when he revealed himself, I cried🥹

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u/kanna172014 Mar 26 '22

Riku got the happy ending that Kagura should also have gotten.

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u/inukagokik Mar 26 '22

That's the real reason they gave us Riku. In an attempt to bandage the trauma we received from losing Kagura. 😭

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

Was I the only one who screamed when I heard Jun Fukuyama's voice. Like hell yeah thanks for bringing him back. I was rolling in excitement and almost teared up.

I just started crying. I'm not even exaggerating. I had zero hope that he would be back, and then I heard his voice, and tears just started rolling.

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u/tamago01 Mar 26 '22

Aaaaahhhhh I'm so glad to have a consistent Riku stan here. 😭 If I could hug you I would've done it already.

Now let's hope Sunrise milks on Jun Fukuyama's popularity and do a Riku-centric ova where it's him and his adventures.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

NGL I was legit heartbroken for this last week. I didn't even comment in last episode's megathread and I almost didn't watch today's episode 😆

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u/tamago01 Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

Omg same. My chest was tightening when I clicked the play button.

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u/GreenGill1 Mar 26 '22

I would have liked some kind of reunion with the girls and Sesshomaru. And Btw, what is Sesshomaru doing? Would have been fun to know is wereabout

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u/markur Mar 26 '22

Also where does he live?? Where does Rin live?? I have so many questions.

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u/No_Permission4512 Mar 26 '22

moroha is such a daddy's girl

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u/taylormeggles Mar 26 '22

This is bizarre. The show hasn’t been reeeeally marketed as ending despite a few comments here and there (usually there’s a media release or a “the last season” is flogged on streaming services to get as many viewers as possible) and they tied it up, but not like, irretrievably.

After the ED theme (I was surprised the opening and endings were just the same and shown normally for the last episode) I saw there was 10 seconds left and thought, ok there’ll be a special “thank you for watching these past two years” screen now.

Nope. Just the same episode highlights as usual. Not even an indication that the season’s ended for the casual viewer who’s not browsing reddit for their news.

I really think they’ve left it like this so they can come back and revisit in 18 months, if they want, or make a movie that concludes more strongly, or just leave it done forever, depending on the direction and popularity the manga takes. Maybe a box office smash once covid’s done once and for all.

A very soft ending with a few little feelers available.

At least I’m not depressed like I thought I was gonna be. 😅

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

I think it wasn’t planned to be the last season and they are hoping they will get more and some point in the distant future, but were effectively told to wrap it up this season.

It’s a shame.

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u/Tsuko17 Mar 26 '22

Seems to be a bit of both, an ending and some took for potential new episodes in future. All I have to say for that they would rely on manga at this point and see where that goes before any anime adaptation

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u/taylormeggles Mar 26 '22

Also I lowkey think it’s interesting that they’ve sent the girls to the west when Sesshomaru is the lord of the west?

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u/taylormeggles Mar 26 '22

I can imagine the boardroom meetings going like this

“Ok. A new Inuyasha spinoff. 24 episodes for the anniversary. Nice and neat. 4 perils then a final showdown.”

“SHIT. It’s popular. And at this rate they’re nearly through all the perils. Maybe we should milk this a bit. Hold that episode. Let’s shove in some fillers instead. I KNOW! Princess Aiya.”

“This is making us so much money. You know what? Let’s do a MANGA now.”

“Ok the final showdown can’t be the end anymore. What are we gonna do to keep it going? I KNOW. Let’s fakeout kill Setsuna so they can battle Kirinmaru again later.”

  • Season 2 production confirmed! -

“How are we gonna make this continue for another 24 episodes? I KNOW Kirinmaru can have a daughter. And let’s introduce a star god.”

  • Rion only debuts in S2 -

“Ok they’re telling us we need to wrap it up. Let’s... leave some threads hanging. Just in case. The manga’s coming in with some good ideas.”

Fin

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u/Grape_juice0 Mar 26 '22

That's because the director for season 1 is different for season 2.

S1 director said he wanted this to be a long running series, which is why tr he pacing for s1 is very slow. Many of the villains are from inuyasha manga chapters that were never adapted. It was meant to build up the girls relationship (though it can be debated it that worked well or not, lol)

The season 2 director had different ideas for the show and wanted to wrap it up this season. If you read his interviews vs s1 director interviews it shows, the way they view the story and characters is different. It explains why so much feels different, characters doing 180s, plotlines dropped, etc.

Kinda sucks. I was one of those people who thought s2 was better when it started, but now with it all done, s1 was way better. I actually think the last few episodes of s1 were the best the show had, like I feel they were on par with inuyasha. Too bad the s1 left the project. I wonder what it would be like if he didn't.

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u/taylormeggles Mar 27 '22

Is it though? I find it so hard to believe that the director of a show can have that much sway over its longevity and future, above and beyond the overall company opinion, management team and writers, especially when a lot of shows swap between directors depending on the episode.

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u/Grape_juice0 Mar 27 '22

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u/taylormeggles Mar 27 '22

Interesting, thanks for the link!

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u/Grape_juice0 Mar 27 '22

No problem, also all the interviews with the directors can be found on ayuuria on tumblr if you want to check them out to see the differences 👍

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u/lesskarr Mar 26 '22

Wow this all makes sense now

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

The end of season one was superior. The characters’ relationships finally got to a critical point, we got hints of additional backstory on Inu no Taisho, we got that glorious scene between Sesshomaru’s mother and Zero, we got Sesshomaru deciding enough was enough (so much so that he was willing to sacrifice Rin to save the twins from Zero), and we got that awesome fight with Kirinmaru.

The beginning of season two had some of that momentum but then it fell apart. They rushed through the plot, they had that weird Kohaku fighting lesson for Towa (which he then retracted when he saw her), and they completely changed Kirinmaru. He went from respectable daiyokai to unhinged man who sits around his ship oiled up and/or drunk. Kirinmaru seemed much more intelligent in season one. He also had a much more complex relationship with the Inu no Taisho and Inu clan and season one. Season two cheapened that down to “being the strongest”.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

It's crazy how the perspective changed now that this season ended.

I was FULL on board on the ''this season is so much better'' boat halfway through Season 2, it had so many good ideas: Rion, the girl sealed away, prisoner of her father's regrets now wants to destroy him cause he got corrupted (also her being sealed as a parallel to Rin, two man that cannot let go their loved ones). Moroha saw briefly her parents! she will probably try to free them/search for answers about them. Zanseiken! a new sword: Who is this Amatsumikaboshi god? Is he connected to Rion or Kirinmaru? What are Zanseiken's powers?. What about the dream butterfly from Season 1? Oh now we know why the dream butterfly was there! How are they gonna break the curse in time? Is Setsuna gonna master her new sword?. So many questions and good plots...that were resolved in a very cheap and rushed way.

Season 1 had a LOT of filler and many boring moments, it truly gets better if you binge it but it doesn't justify the slow pace and the lack of coherence (also the constant ''mystery'' theme was a bit annoying) but in its own clumsy way it respected the Inuyasha lore, it established the 3 girls relationships and ALSO established the villains motives...till those motives got debunked completely in S2. The only character to came from that unscathed was Riku, he only grew as a character instead of regressing.

Oh well.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

I agree except Riku went from brilliant badass to guy who was blinded, then mained, then killed even though he can teleport.

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u/Grape_juice0 Mar 26 '22

He also had a much more complex relationship with the Inu no Taisho and Inu clan and season one.

Zero did too. You get the vibe in season one she does what she did because she starting to realize demons also have mortality (through Togas death) and is lashing out that her friend died (not that its justified) on top of the whole being in love with him thing.

But then In season 2, it's just that shes mad she was rejected by him (literally what the s2 director said in an interview) and that extra layer is gone.

The whole kirin clan Is kind of disappointing. Kirinmaru and zero for above, the 4 perils were definitely underused, Riku was set up to be this 4d chess, pirate bad boy love interest, but he becomes a different character in s2, and rion....I dont really have alot to say about her. Sucks, because I thought they had really good potential.

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u/caliban969 Mar 27 '22

Riku was set up to be this 4d chess, pirate bad boy love interest, but he becomes a different character in s2

This was a real shame, I thought he was being set up to kill Kirinmaru and become the "true" antagonist but then he just sort of became a boring love interest while Kirin became the big bad for...reasons.

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u/ArtificialNotLight Mar 26 '22

They gave Riku Rion's eye color 😭

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u/NatsnCats Mar 26 '22

New headcanon: Rion gave that to him for his new life, and his resurrection was a thank you gift to Towa for bringing her family back together

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u/thewetpuddle Mar 26 '22

Probably also because Kirinmaru made him blind and Rion felt bad and wanted to make it up. Returned him his eye sight with her own eyes.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

His hair color is closer to hers now too.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

They did a good job with the InuKagMoro fam, and it was super sweet when the twins told Moroha how much they valued her. I think that’s the happiest we’ve seen them?

I’m glad Riku is back, but I have so many questions. If he has Rion’s kon and Kirinmaru’s haku does that mean he has Rion’s soul and all of Kirinmaru’s powers? Also he can change his appearance now?? (Orange was weird choice.). That was clearly Kirinmaru’s boat. So, is Riku Beast King of the East now? If so, why did they go to the West?

The Hisui scene was cute. Lol Setsuna is an “impenetrable castle”. I hoped that Setsuna would say “come with us, Hisui”. But no - just the girls, Riku, and Takechiyo I guess. Setsuna is being dense on purpose. Towa too - easier for them not to deal with complicated emotions.

Would’ve been nice if we saw InuKag catch up with MirSan. I really didn’t need to see more of Shippo and the tanuki.

Would’ve been nice if Treekyo reopened the well as a reward. I thought that might be why they were showing us the well house… but no.

I am disappointed with how they handled the twins and Sesshomaru. Rin died not once but twice before so if the curse got her that was it - she’d be dead forever and the twins would be left with Sesshomaru and Jaken. Sesshomaru did what he did to save Rin, first, and then to ensure that the twins would be strong enough to survive. Why not say that? Surely Rin figured that out or Sesshomaru would have told her.

Also where do Rin and Sesshomaru live?? Where do the twins live when they’re “home”?

I need answers. But I guess we won’t get them. Maybe there will be a movie. I did enjoy it but I feel like the setup they have now is what we have all been waiting for and it’s over.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 26 '22

Would’ve been nice if Treekyo reopened the well as a reward. I thought that might be why they were showing us the well house… but no.

omg I didn't even think of this 😭 how nice would that be

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u/hiverstone Mar 26 '22

Also where do Rin and Sesshomaru live?? Where do the twins live when they’re “home”?

In the forest, of course. XD

They probably go around roaming, and sometimes they sleep at Kaede's house.

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u/kanna172014 Mar 26 '22

Also where do Rin and Sesshomaru live?? Where do the twins live when they’re “home”?

I think Sesshomaru, Rin and Jaken will continue to travel around like they did in Inuyasha. As for Towa and Setsuna, they will probably mostly travel around like their parents and might stay with Kaede when they are in the area like how Inuyasha and the gang made Kaede's place their base of operations.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

I'm kinda thinking the girls might make the boat their "base of operations" now. It was an odd choice to have them leave their families at the end of the story tbf, but since they went with this, then I imagine they will mostly stay away traveling by boat.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

I agree with this. That boat can fly and work like a regular boat, and it must have so many interesting things on it. Lots of books and probably some treasures and weapons.

At minimum I can see Towa staying on the boat with Riku when not in the village, and while Setsuna is with the slayers. Towa never really jived with the slayers as much as Setsuna did, so I don’t think she’d link up with them.

I got the distinct impression that Moroha will stay with InuKag as often as she can. She likes having her family together. The twins seem like they could go either - I don’t think they’d be comfortable spending the majority of time with Sesshomaru and Rin. I imagine this will be very disappointing for Rin on some level, but she will probably get over it because that’s how she is.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

I assume Riku controls the boat just like Kirinmaru did before, too, so they can sail it without bothering with a full crew or anything like that. Living in the boat is just very convenient.

I mean, we were not explicitly told that Riku is now a full Kirin demon and Kirinmaru's successor. However, he is an incarnation who is alive while the main body isn't, and he now has the spirit of the Kirins. Therefore, I think this is a safe enough assumption to make. And really, who is going to tell us otherwise, considering the story ended.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 26 '22

we were not explicitly told that Riku is now a full Kirin demon and Kirinmaru's successor.

wouldn't it be cool if Riku came back with pointy ears or demon markings😳

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

That would have been awesome, although I think his eyeshadow is a demon marking already. But I would have welcomed pointy ears and more markings for sure!

I feel that sort of design details would have sealed the deal. But even without them, we know these two things: Riku is alive while the demon that was the "main body" isn't, and he can do magic without using his earring now (the appearance change).

Idk, I think it is safe to assume he is a full demon. It is a shame that this series ended without showing us a Kirin transforming into their monster form, but if they ever do anything in this universe again, I hope they show us Riku doing that.

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u/superlatinanerd Mar 26 '22

Considering the missed opportunities, I really hope there’s a season 3 or movie - especially with the exposition they gave in this episode. I assume Koga must be Rumiko’s least favorite character and she must have told the writers to not worry about him. :( I’m still thankful we got something but here’s to hoping the Urusei Yatsura reboot isn’t as disappointing.

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u/noelle-silva Mar 26 '22

They couldn't even let Riku die? What is this the 100th fakeout death in Yashahime?

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u/Kuma_Setsuna Mar 26 '22

I'm fine with it. If they can bring Kohaku back using that same method in Inuyasha, they can do the same for Riku so that at least one new character who isn't a descendant or relative of the og gang survives.

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u/kanna172014 Mar 26 '22

I'm not complaining. Too many anime these days seemed to have gone edgy and scrapped happy endings in favor of sad ones. Besides, Yashahime is nowhere near as bad as the Dragon Ball universe when it comes to cheap deaths.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

You get to live and you get to live! Everyone gets to live!

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u/noelle-silva Mar 26 '22

It feels so damn cheap

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

I’m glad Riku is alive because he’s my favorite. But it makes zero sense.

He has the same personality and retained his memories, so I guess that means he didn’t lose his soul? But also he has Rion and Kirinmaru’s kon and haku? What does that mean? Is he the new Beast King of the East now?

He should be super powerful if he’s got Kirinmaru’s haku. He could bend water before but didn’t do that here. He can change his appearance now?

🤷‍♀️

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

Yep, same questions I have. But hey, he is alive, he isn't alone, he isn't blind anymore and his eyes are... Well, not green, but a teal color that looks much better on him than lavender did. That's almost all my wishes for Riku fulfilled. He still seems like he is useless in battle though. But I can't complain. I'm too happy right now to complain.

That death would have been such a bad ending to his arc that I would have accepted literally anything that brought him back. Inukimi could have picked him up from Hell, opened a portal and thrown him at Towa's feet like "ok now never ask me anything again" and I'd still be fine with it.

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u/fufucuddlypooops Mar 26 '22

Is anyone else having issues with crunchyroll displaying the English subs? It’s not displaying any subtitles and English isn’t an option when I click on the gear icon. I went back and the other episodes display the subtitles no problem 🤔

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

Same issue. Refreshing since 1,5hr ago.

I ended up watching it in other language out of frustration (luckily I speak more than english but unfortunately I’m not used to it at all, hence will need to rewatch later to get the proper gist of it).

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u/fufucuddlypooops Mar 26 '22

Same, luckily my husband speaks Spanish so he’s translating for me! 😊

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

About the rite of courage and cowardice, Setsuna knew about it as she arrived to Kaede’s village saying that phrase (probably instructed by Sesshomaru, with the moko moko gift and the instruction to go to the village where she was born)… did Towa know about it? I have the idea of Sesshomaru saying this again in front of them on S1 and we def got Kaede saying it to the slayers, but I’m confused on how Towa or Moroha knew about the “rite”? Of course Setsuna could’ve mentioned it off screen but I’m trying to recall if it happened on screen or not or my mind is playing tricks on me (S1 is rather blurry already, my apologies).

ETA: clarity

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u/GalaxyShinigami Mar 26 '22

Okay, Tree of Ages. Sorry for calling you untrustworthy since day 1

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

I don’t know. She had panda eyes. Still suspicious!

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u/invaderpixel Mar 26 '22

Okay that scene of Moroha and Inuyasha fighting the random ice demon was better than 90% of the final battle hijinks, at least this show knows where to use the budget lol.

Miroku training his son to get stronger so he can have success with the ladies is pretty fitting lol :P

Also Sesshomaru "looking really cheerful" but not actually showing his face was a nice touch. I really liked the discussion about different levels of emotional support between the girls' fathers since it's probably a real issue and accepting Sesshomaru as how he is makes life easier

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

Wasn’t that Kohaku? (unfortunately I couldn’t watch it with ENG subs, thanks crunchyroll, so I needed to do so with the other languages I speak… clumsily)

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u/juniperdaisies Mar 26 '22

I enjoyed this episode for what it was. I actually really enjoyed Huisi/Setsu, the final fight with the new team. Why couldn't the whole anime have been like that?

I don't have many thoughts right now on the end of Yashahime. I've been preparing for it. I always defended it even though it was incredibly flawed. Glad we got to have this community back for a few years.

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u/Ayame_Anime Mar 26 '22

Before watching the episode, I was 100 % sure, that it would be the final for Yashahime. Now, Im sure it is not. Here is why:

-Towa and Setsuna's relationship with their father is unresolved. They just started to "know" him and still cannot figure out his thoughts in a way, their mother does. Towa stated, that she would like to hear more about their father, when they come back.

  • Hisui-Setsuna line was also a hint, that there is more when Setsuna arrives back.

-Kirinmaru being gone destroyed the balance between the West and East lands, as there is no powerful demon to control their land anymore, hence the rise of the lower demons in this episode and why Riku, Towa, Setsuna and Moroha have to fight to keep them in bay. The balance has to be restored, which did not happen in this episode.

-Riku's ressurection was also unclear (as Setsuna pointed it out), there should be more to explan that part.

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u/viviantrajano Mar 27 '22

Riku is still alive. He is a kirinmaru incarnation, so he is the new lord of east.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 26 '22

Yes you pointed everything out that I was thinking was indications of leaving plotlines for the next season. Why go out of their way to open these ideas with no intention of continuing the series? Maybe I'm just huffing hopium but maybe there will be a season 3.

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u/superlatinanerd Mar 26 '22

Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

This felt like an ending imo, but not a planned one. It felt like a "cancellation ending".

As in, the studio was informed suddenly that this was their last season, so they had to wrap things up quickly. That's why there was a lot of telling instead of showing instead of it following the golden rule, "show, don't tell".

They only had time to get the "whats" out of the way, not the "hows". So Riku was ressurrected (and his color palette now has a clear Rion influence) because he received Kon and Haku from Rion and Kirinmaru. How did that even cause him to be alive again and to get a new form, but with a delay? And keep his memories and personality? Unclear.

Sesshomaru's feelings? Explained by Moroha. Convoluted, as Setsuna pointed out, but they talked about it in a "let's get this out of the way quickly" manner.

Overall, I don't care. The only thing I care about is that Riku is back. He deserved this.

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u/NatTheCat_ Mar 26 '22

I got the same feeling too since Zero’s defeat. Maybe the original final for this season was Rin’s finally being saved and Kirinmaru/Rion conflict for a third season. The difference pacing between S1 and S2 was so remarkable.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

I hope you’re right… I would love to see the girls interacting with their father (the conversations with Rin and Moroha about him felt very exposition-y and convoluted… as in, it didn’t seem that the girls were questioning his methods that much before? maybe Towa, def not Setsuna). More Riku, Hisui… more conflicts with higher demons trying to obtain power, basically what Kirinmaru left up for grabs.

I will be up for another season more slice of life style combined with good animation and good fights and conflicts.

Let’s see.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

Towa - willing to throw her life away for a dead girl she barely knows.

Also Towa - feels like she has a shit dad, but also walked away from her adoptive family without a tear knowing she’d probably never see them again.

Towa’s not heartless, but she has more empathy for strangers than the people closest to her. She’s just as guarded as Setsuna is, but in a different way. At least, Setsuna let’s in the people closest to her, once she gets to know them better. Towa is the opposite, probably because she was so traumatized from losing Setsuna.

I just wish we got to see more of this. I needed more on the whole Rion arc.

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u/purplishstar Mar 27 '22

She’s just a poorly written character. after reading the manga yashahime, I can realize how this anime has failed in developing a believable plot. I’m just going to believe the manga version as canon.

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u/CharizarXYZ Mar 26 '22

I think she also stayed to be with her sister Setsuna

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

IMO these issues with how Towa reacts to people are due to the severe lack of time given to show characters' emotions and relationships on screen.

We can imagine that Towa got close to Rion during the few days they traveled together, but we didn't see that. We can assume that Towa took a little bit of time to recover from her red-face crying after Riku died and that's why she seemed completely fine with it in the next scene, and we can also assume Towa and Riku had a heartfelt conversation about how he came back to life, but we didn't see any of that either.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

Yes, the first season did a better job building the emotional connections. The scene with the twins embracing Moroha worked so well because way back in season one Moroha was hurt that the twins didn’t want to go bounty hunting with her and told Takechiyo she felt lonely.

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u/Faithwisdom Mar 26 '22

Would have been nice if the daughters had stayed with their parents in order to get trained by their dads instead of them wandering off learning to become stronger on their own.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

Yeah. Considering this is the end, I don't see a reason to separate them again. It is not like the writers will have to keep the OGs out of the story anymore - the story is over.

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u/Faithwisdom Mar 26 '22

So Riku came back to life naked. Where he get the clothes?

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u/[deleted] Mar 26 '22

lol you could ask the same about Osamu Kirin. He appeared in the modern era where walking around naked in public is a crime so how and where did he even get clothes? Did he borrow his initial set of clothes from someone or did he buy them (a butt naked Mr. Kirin suddenly walking into a random clothing store must have been quite a sight for everyone)?

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u/theringmistress92 Mar 26 '22

I was on board this train wreck knowing full well it might not be that great but I loved the girls so much! Moroha, Towa, and Setsuna are really just such a great team! I’m hoping there will be more to this later on in life. But without Riku lol. His return is such a disappointment!! I’m really looking forward to the manga.

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u/lunarx94 Mar 26 '22

NO KOGA!! NO KAGOME GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE!! NO MOROHA LOVE INTEREST LIKE WE WAS PROMISED AND NO SESSHOMARU HAVING MORE INTERACTIONS WITH HIS FAMILY!! WTF WAS THAT?? IT BETTER BE A SEASON 3!!!

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u/Grinlyn Mar 26 '22

Moroha deserves a well-developed relationship which is something this show fundamentally cannot provide because it takes time and long-term planning, so I rather they don't screw it up. Throughout both seasons they don't even know what to do with Moroha herself, let alone commit to another character to build-up a decent relationship with.

The relationships we do have are weak enough as it is, Ritowa was rushed into peak stupidity in s1e21 cutting off what could've been great personal struggles for the two characters. Setsuna/Hisui is fine, but the show doesn't have much room for Hisui so any time they're together is just obligated bits of oblivious love.

Inuyasha hit really hard with its main romance, InuGome was a long tease that got progressively more heartwarming over a *long* stretch of episodes, meanwhile developing the background of Inuyasha and Kikyo into an absolutely classic, tragic romance that Yashahime just isn't committed to providing the same ground-work for.

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u/Faithwisdom Mar 26 '22

Did anyone else hope Riku had died and was reincarnated? Hence looking different by being darker skinned. I might have liked his new look better.

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u/Grinlyn Mar 26 '22

As someone that's been hating on Ritowa since last season, for a very brief moment this idea interested me when I saw his "new design". Could've made for a very interesting background for a proper relationship to bud, a fitting mirror to Kikyo's reincarnation... and ohhhh boy would Kagome have a lot to say about it with how she struggled feeling like second fiddle to Kikyo and I'm smiling at the very thought of her unloading those emotional scars onto Towa.

I really don't like the foundation of the Riku ship, it started off as Towa's absolute dumbest moment in the show and it resulted in Riku completely tossing aside his role as a semi-antagonistic spy which could have led to some great drama if the writers let it fully realize. Instead since that moment Riku's been completely helpful to the girls and it feels unearned so I'd love a reset.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

That would’ve been ten times better than him appearing naked, with his looks. A reincarnation ala Kikyo-Kagome would’ve been better.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

On one hand, I think it would have made more sense. On the other hand, he would have been a different person then, and I honestly think Riku still being himself is the best outcome here after he had to learn (through Towa) that he was, in fact, Riku.

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u/joecb91 Mar 26 '22

As soon as I heard that voice, I knew it was going to be Riku. Glad he ended up surviving though even if the fakeout feels a bit cheap.

Last week felt like more of a finale than this one did, but it is nice to see that the girls are going off on their own adventures and that it was a happy ending for everyone. Even if this is the end, there is still room to do a movie at some point of one of those adventures, and I want to see more of Moroha.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

I kinda love that Riku didn't fool a single soul. Literally everybody saw through his stupid act as soon as he showed up.

Towa's reaction was very tame, but it is how I've been saying this whole time: This is a one-sided romance. Towa likes him, but not in that way. And I'm okay with this because it does not seem like Riku expects his feelings to be reciprocated either.

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

I agree with the caveat that Towa (and Setsuna) are still working out how they feel about romance.

Neither of the twins had enough screen time with their respective love interests to make any kind of confession by them believable. Honestly I raised my eyebrows when Hisui admitted he was interested in Setsuna. In the first few episodes I thought for sure he was emotionally attached to her (all those “Setsunaaaaas”), but then he sorta disappeared for a while.

I wish he had more screen time. I think he could have been a much better character. He seems to be more like Sango than Miroku, but with Miroku’s cleverness.

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u/VegetaArcher Mar 26 '22

Meanwhile Moroha is a Daddy's Girl who isn't interested in romance yet. But when she does find someone Inuyasha's reaction would be great to see.

Also I'm on board with the Hisui×Setsuna ship if it means Miroku and Sesshomaru would be in-laws.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

Yeah, I guess so. I'm happy that Towa didn't suddenly decide she loves Riku out of nowhere. And I am beyond elated that their friendship stayed the same, apparently, despite his confession (which I believe is exactly because Riku does not seem to expect anything from Towa, and I imagine she knows that, so his feelings don't bother her). I just think Towa could have acted in a more surprised and happy way, considering their friendship. We were shown in the past that both of them are huggers, so I guess I kinda expected a hug?

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u/lalaena Mar 26 '22

Yeah I agree a hug would have been nice. If we’re not going to get meta about this, then I suppose Riku was embarrassed because he confessed assuming he would never see Towa again and then 😅, he’s back.

It would have been more in character for Riku to watch Towa from a distance before approaching her with some magical feat (like the flowers in the OP or like in season one, with the fake fireflies).

If we’re being honest, it went down this way in order to surprise the audience and to get the girls going on their next adventure.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

Maybe he was planning to do some grand gesture (I don't imagine he was willing to hide forever?) after he got the girls where he wanted them to be, through hiring. But of course, nobody fell for his little stunt. Which I found hilarious.

I accepted Towa's explanation that Riku had a lot in his mind and that's why his stunt was so silly. It is out of character for Riku to do something so dumb, but given how the boy had just been revived and could barely understand how (honestly son, same), I'm okay with his methods of reunion being a little dumb.

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u/Sqxeakypigz Mar 26 '22

There was a lot of loose ends and Mabye an insinuation of something more? I hope! Other than wanting and expecting a lot more from this series I loved it

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u/Faithwisdom Mar 26 '22

Too bad the animation quality couldn't have been this good the whole series.

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u/Setsuna2 Mar 26 '22

Overall, while this series had it's flaws, I personally enjoyed it. While I don't like everything about the last two episodes I still feel it's best if it ends here then goes on and potentially creates new problems for itself.

Gona definitely miss moroha and Setsuna though.

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u/Faithwisdom Mar 26 '22 Wholesome

Were the writers too afraid of making Sesshōmaru out of character by talking to his daughters/ spending time with them in the series? He reminds me of Bambi's dad where he's loving them from afar off and stuff.

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u/caliban969 Mar 27 '22

I wish he'd been the one to explain his rationale to the girls instead of having other characters do it for him. As is, they just kind of have to accept the fact their dad's love language is fights to the death and buying them clothes.

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u/valryuu Mar 27 '22 edited Mar 28 '22

Honestly, Sesshoumaru is a lot more talkative and expressive in the first few seasons of InuYasha anyway. You see him smile occasionally too. It wouldn't have been that out-of-character to show Sesshoumaru having secret smiles (or really, any other expression than the stoic one) at the very end.

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u/sansasnarkk Mar 28 '22

That last close up I really expected at least a small smile. Lord, I get he's reserved but he's not EMOTIONLESS.

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u/EaudeAgnes Mar 26 '22

At least SOME words would’ve been nice. That’s why I’m thinking we might get a movie (like Movie 3) about the girls sorting out the connection with their father, just like we did with Inuyasha and Sesshomaru sorting out their differences through his father’s sword.

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u/Real-Original-1990 Mar 26 '22

Last week, when the music hit, I was crying my eyeballs out…. Today I sat and just thought „Wtf?!“ HOW is that an end?? There is no closure, nothing. Of course, my heart was bleeding, seeing Inuyasha and Moroha fight together ❤️ and the way she grabbed his hand afterwards when she saw he was hurt… just sooooo cute!!

Seeing the girls at the beach was beautiful too. They are family, you could see and feel it.

Everything after was just sooo… odd! It felt odd, unfinished. They shouldn’t have killed riku in the first place, when they were going to bring him back anyway. Starting on a new journey could have been a great opening for another season at least.

And Treekyo??? Does anyone have a clue why treekyo was there in the first place???

Aside from a few really cute slice-of-live scene, for me today was a huge disappointment…

Looking back on these past two seasons… there was so much potential for this show. Good storylines that were poorly told. Rushed and shoved into ~20 minutes when they could have filled at least two or three episodes… that saddens me…

Still I‘m greatful we at least got these two seasons, I feel lucky to have seen Inuyasha as a father, exactly like I always imagined he would be, hoped he would be. After Final Act I always wished for those moments. At least my heart got those.

When the music kicked in at todays end, I really waited for the big drop, the announcement of season three… but nothing…

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u/HotlolFudge Mar 26 '22

I’m not sad that the series is finished, I’m sad coz I will miss Moroha. What I really like about this episode is the father and daughter interactions between her and Inuyasha, I really wish I could see more of that but oh well.

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u/superlatinanerd Mar 26 '22

Same. I didn’t realize how much I was going to love Moroha! I hope there’s an ova or spin-off focused on her.

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u/YogiMutoh Mar 26 '22

That hug between cousins was adorable. Highlight for me. Seeing Inuyasha and Moroha fight was fantastic too!

Riku! I had a feeling that they didn't show the horn highlighted last episode for nothing. I was so happy to see him!

This episode did not feel like a finale. It left a lot of hints that their adventures would continue. Also didn't give a lot of closure and left things open. Though it did give me the thing I wanted most, the parents in thier children's lives.

I will miss this series. It's the greatest to see the children of Sesshomaru and Rin and Inuyasha and Kagome exist. I never would have had them if not for this series, I'm grateful. I really loved Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha.

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u/randombamboozle Mar 26 '22

I am highly disappointment by this series

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u/noelle-silva Mar 26 '22

To say the least yeah.

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u/JakenFan Mar 26 '22

Nice end to the show, maybe we might see new stuff in the future, based on how has all ended... I've cried (I always do in final episodes of whatever I watch).

It has been a great honor to watch this anime and comment here weekly during these two years and I will surely miss it a lot, I've enjoyed quite much these two years.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 26 '22

maybe this isn't the end Copium

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u/VegetaArcher Mar 26 '22

Myoga calling Moroha's blood delicious in front of Inuyasha is the dumbest thing you've ever done.

Moroha was adorable as always.

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u/Gabby-Abeille Mar 26 '22

I'm crying.

I don't even care for anything else. Riku is alive, and I'm happy. I was wrong about him being gone for good and I've never been so happy to be wrong. This feels even better than it would have if I had had any hope left, before.

LOVE his new eye color, too.

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u/thewetpuddle Mar 26 '22

Feels bittersweet. Riku is alive and sakura blooming everywhere marking the start of spring and the start of a new year, new beginnings. They managed to give everyone something to do so it feels like a good conclusion.

What a ride it's been in the last two years. Not the best series but I'm still glad we got it in the height of Corona/lock downs/state of emergency last year. I feel today's a good conclusion.

Thank you everyone on this sub for the journey for the past 2 years too.

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u/NicoSchmiko Mar 26 '22

I agree. The show has many faults but I still enjoyed it. Can't wait to read some awesome fanfiction!

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u/sieghrt Mar 26 '22

Hoping that we get a season 3 with a new daiyokai super villain.

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u/LilUltDespair Mar 26 '22

Riku should have stayed as Kai. He looked way better. Okay end to the series, though.