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InuYasha – The Final Act – 03

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Summary:

While still reflecting on what happened to Kagura, Sesshoumaru is suddenly paid a visit by Toutousai who claims that Tenseiga has reacted to the change in Sesshoumaru’s heart and is ready to be reforged as a weapon. Kagome meanwhile is having more troubles with her studies, yet she still returns to feudal world with InuYasha. Shortly thereafter, Shippou suddenly gets tagged with a leaf on his head, and the group comes across an inn in the middle of the forest. Shippou soon learns that this is all part of a fox magic promotion exam going on, and although he initially wants to protect his friends, the prospect of advancement by attacking InuYasha is too good to resist. He eventually succeeds in getting the promotion he wanted, but in the process he really pisses off InuYasha. While running away, Shippou meets a kid named Mujina with a sword that’s able to absorb Tessaiga’s demonic energy. Mujina is able to get Shippou’s help with a story about avenging her dead father, but it turns out to be false, and Shippou has to be saved by InuYasha. Mujina is actually a tanuki in disguise, and InuYasha is able to shatter the special sword with one swing of Tessaiga. He then kicks Mujina away, but the existence of the sword still bothers him. At around this same time, Sesshoumaru is testing the new Tenseiga on an ogre, and one strike is all it takes to defeat it. Tenseiga is now able to open a rift to the underworld that pulls attacked enemies in, a technique known as the Meidou Zangetsuha.

 
Impressions:

For most of the first half of the episode, I didn’t mind the pacing. They didn’t jump around between settings too much, and all of the promotion exam stuff was silly, but not particularly rushed. However in the second half, the whole Mujina thing went by really quickly (it was pretty predictable too), and it felt like they just tacked it onto the promotion exam stuff given how there wasn’t much connecting the two plot-lines. I assume though that the now-broken sword will be important given how InuYasha was thinking about it at the end, particularly since that’s what the preview indicates as well. Speaking of swords, it was nice at least to see Sesshoumaru get a new offensive ability for Tenseiga and to see him to use it right away, though for an episode titled Meidou Zangetsuha, I thought they would have spent a lot more time on that part of the episode than on Shippou-related stuff.

October 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm
20 comments »
  • October 17, 2009 at 10:38 pmchupacabra

  • October 17, 2009 at 10:50 pmKristyn

    I was so glad they included the Sango grope’s Miroku thing xD!
    <3 yay

  • October 17, 2009 at 11:10 pmLauren

    Aw, gotta love Shippo.

  • October 17, 2009 at 11:37 pmZero

    My filler senses are tingling.

  • October 18, 2009 at 1:32 amAhnlay

    @Zero- all that Shippo stuff was in the manga, or at least the exam part, I don’t remember too much about the girl. Although it was almost like manga filler. For some inexplicable reason, I remember this bit more than what happened to Naraku.

  • October 18, 2009 at 3:31 amewok

    Miroku’s perversion is starting to affect Sango…
    http://randomc.net/image/InuYasha/InuYasha%20-%20The%20Final%20Act%20-%2003%20-%20Large%2004.jpg
    also Sesshomaru getting some offensive power with Tenseiga is nice.

  • October 18, 2009 at 4:54 amTrillian

    take more pictures of sesshoumaru

  • October 18, 2009 at 5:22 amOmni

    I’ll take more caps of Sesshoumaru when they start giving him more screentime >.>

  • October 18, 2009 at 9:27 amEnglish Dubbed Anime

    Sesshoumaru still looks as badass as always xD.

  • October 18, 2009 at 9:59 amfish_sauce

    does any1 know how many episodes r there cus its moving too fast on the 4th episode inuyasha gets dragon scale tetsaiga. that was really quick if u ask me

  • October 18, 2009 at 11:13 amBlackSun88

    i dunno…. i think for a great series like inuyasha, it certainly deserve better pacing , more episode and budget… i think is time for me to finally accept that it will only go for 26 episode T_T

  • October 18, 2009 at 1:07 pmKyelinn

    @Zero, this is no filler episode. This stuff did happen in the manga.

  • October 18, 2009 at 1:08 pmPatches

    Don’t worry, Sesshoumaru will (hopefully) get an entire episode to himself somewhere around episode 9 or so, and he’ll become a more permanent fixture in the story from there on out, so he’ll get lots of chances at screentime for the second half of the series (though his appearances between now and then are going to be a bit sparse).

  • October 18, 2009 at 1:35 pmskb

    I can’t wait to see Sesshomarus Mother animated :D

  • October 18, 2009 at 6:21 pmAkiyama

    Awesome episode. Sango’s grope on Miroku was just too good. I’m liking the second version. I suppose I like it a lot because I know it’ll end.

  • October 18, 2009 at 7:56 pmKyelinn

    @Patches. I totally agree! I can’t WAIT for the Hell arc to be animated. It’s going to be amazing. I hope they really pimp that arc out when making it and make it a few episodes long instead of just one.

  • October 18, 2009 at 10:35 pmMearex

  • October 19, 2009 at 12:49 amFearTheReaper

    Man, the phrase “breakneck speed” fails to do justice here. Slowing it down just a wee bit wouldn’t kill ‘em.

  • October 19, 2009 at 12:55 pmMisha

    @Mearex
    No, she’s just checking out his tail with her hand…

    Err, that doesn’t sound right either.

  • October 21, 2009 at 1:27 amLero

    Seshomaru can be a lolicon but he still is awesome!