[Top 10] Inuyasha Best Episodes

Rin and Sesshomaru are back from the Underworld after a close call concerning Rin's life
Rin and Sesshomaru Back From the Underworld

Top Ten Best Inuyasha Episodes We Love

Everyone has their favorite Inuyasha episodes. Which one made you cry? Which one made you laugh? It's the Top Ten Best Inuyasha Best Episodes We Love!

10. Return of the Tragic Priestess, Kikyo 

This is the fifteenth episode in the first season of Inuyasha. Urasue, an evil witch, kidnapped Kagome so that she might use her soul to resurrect the lost priestess Kikyo, a priestess Inuyasha has a history with. Urasue had put Kagome in some kind of herbal water, but Kagome was almost paralyzed by it, something that shouldn’t have happened.

When Urasue tried to make contact with Kikyo’s soul, there was a burst of light. Kikyo’s soul was extremely angry, as she had died with betrayal in her heart due to Inuyasha. Kikyo doesn’t want her name to be called, but of course, Inuyasha can’t help but say it. Suddenly, the soul  exploded, entering her body.

When she was freed, she burnt Urasue to a crisp, as she had no alliance to her. Kikyo didn’t know that Inuyasha had survived her arrows fifty years ago, and Inuyasha didn’t know that the wounds he gave her led to her demise. There was a flashback to the instance where Inuyasha betrayed Kikyo, reminding us of the instance.

Kaede, who also happened to be there, begged with Inuyasha to kill Kikyo; it wasn’t good for her to stay in this world. Meanwhile, Kikyo is adamant about not returning to Kagome until she takes Inuyasha with her in death. She takes Kaede’s arrows, shooting them at Inuyasha. Tetsusaiga cannot destroy them, as the arrows purify demonic presence. When the arrow hits Inuyasha and he screams, Kagome wakes up, wanting to take the souls back.

Kikyo is determined not to let things end this way, and runs off. Inuyasha begs her to return Kagome’s soul, but Kikyo tells him that if she does that, she would no longer exist to get her revenge. She then slips, falling off a cliff, disappearing into nothing. Inuyasha then remembers the full story beyond the betrayal, ending the episode by rhetorically asking how it came to this, and stating that things weren’t supposed to go this way.

Why It’s Great 

  • Actually, compared to the Inuyasha manga, there’s an extra battle scene between Inuyasha and Urasue’s clay minions. This was inserted so that it was easier for Kaede to discover the Urasue’s motive behind stealing Kikyo’s ashes. Also, any other fight scene is amazing.
  • We also get to see a more developed scene of Inuyasha and Kikyo’s backstory together, which is extremely important throughout the series. It also explains to us some of Inuyasha’s emotional reactions in earlier episodes.
  • Kikyo actually survives her fight with Inuyasha after falling off the cliff, which is a super impressive clip to watch.

9. The Lucky but Two-Timing Scoundrel!

This is the one hundredth and sixty episode of Inuyasha, and takes place in season six. Kagome is returning to her own time period while Miroku and Sango recover from their injuries concerning the rat fight. Inuyasha tells Kaede that Kikyo is still alive, and that somehow, Kagome saved her by purifying Naraku’s Shoki. Kaede isn’t at all surprised, as she had seen Kocho and Asuka steal her sister’s ashes.

Inuyasha commiserates with Miroku and Sango when he finds out Kagome left without telling him. Sango scolds him for thinking Kagome should be at his beck and call, and Miroku assures him that she left because she didn’t want to impose on his meeting with Kaede. 

The next day, in Kagome’s world, her mother gives her a slightly used bike due to Kagome’s being destroyed in the Feudal Era. As she finally finishes cleaning it, Inuyasha jumps right on top of it, completely wrecking the whole thing. She yells at him for destroying it before walking off to school with her friends. Kagome tells them about the bike and slips on how he had shown up to her house. Her friends are now determined to meet him, much to Kagome’s chagrin.

Meanwhile, Inuyasha is attempting to fix Kagome’s bike to no avail. Her mother gives him lunch for his efforts, and Inuyasha is determined to do something to pay her back. He tries to pay for it, he tries to fix stuff, he tries to clean, and none of it works. When Kagome arrives home and senses that her grandfather is upset, she blames it on Inuyasha despite his good intentions, and says he destroys everything he touches.

When Kagome approaches her friends in her room, she tells them Inuyasha must have left, only for him to jump straight through the window to ask why she was mad at him. Her friends recognize him from the cultural festival, and despite their pressing questions, Inuyasha manages to answer them, albeit confused. As she walks her friends home, they talk about how he wasn’t as bad as Kagome made him out to be.

Kagome then forgives Inuyasha for destroying her property.

Why It’s Great 

  • This episode supports the fact that only Kagome has the power to control the Beads Of Subjugation, meaning that she’s the only one who can make Inuyasha “sit.” This is a funny fact, and a nod to Kikyo in a way since she was the one who created the beads.
  • We finally get to learn more facts about the Wind Scar, one of those facts being that it cannot be used for personal gain. This means that every time Inuyasha uses it, he’s always using it in the name of someone else. 
  • Funnily enough, Inuyasha destroying Kagome’s bike is considered the “fight scene” of that episode. This is mostly because Inuyasha’s battle theme plays, but most think it’s a joke.

8. Destroy Naraku with the Adamant Barrage!

This is the one hundred and fifty seventh episode of Inuyasha, and takes place in season six. Sesshomaru chooses to fight Naraku, starting the conflict by using a blue energy wave fired by Tokijin. However, Naraku’s protective barrier holds, even though it wavered. Naraku taunts Sesshomaru, saying that he’s only slightly stronger than Inuyasha.

Hosenki tells Inuyasha to slay him so that the Tetsusaiga could absorb his powers. However, if Inuyasha failed, he himself would die. Inuyasha heeds his instructions, but barely gives it a scratch. Meanwhile, Sesshomaru and Naraku fight, but the fight is at a general stalemate, neither of them being able to destroy each other. Naraku releases his miasma, telling Sesshomaru he didn’t have a chance. However, being the powerful Daiyokai that he is, it has no effect on him.

Inuyasha keeps attempting to destroy the skull until he sees Naraku’s miasma headed straight for Kagome. Even though Hosenki warned him about strengthening his sword, he wasn’t about to let Kagome get hurt. Inuyasha used his Wind Scar against Naraku’s barrier, and Naraku laughed. However, the Wind Scar mixed with Hosenki’s spear shattered the barrier.

Hosenki tells him that because he had no greed to improve his strength, sacrificing what he wanted to save a friend, the move worked after all. Inuyasha now attacks Naraku with the spear, and is left in pain and shock. Sesshomaru comments on his arrogance before attacking once more. However, it was one of Kikyo’s sacred arrows that ultimately destroyed Naraku in the end. Or so they thought. 

After Naraku’s pieces and Kikyo’s arrow are put behind Hakudoshi’s barrier. The arrow pierces Hakudoshi’s chest, and Naraku manages to put his body back together. They discover that as long as Naraku stays inside the barrier, he has connections to the living world. Hosenki tells them to return to the living world before the gate closes. Heeding his instructions, they follow Sesshomaru out.

Why It’s Great 

  • When Inuyasha gives up trying to destroy Hosenki’s skull to rescue Kagome, it once again proves that he has a good heart, although he tends not to show it. It’s a great moment of character development shippers. 
  • For Kagome x Inuyasha shippers, it’s also a great moment for them, as it can translate to the fact that Inuyasha abandoned one of his personal goals for the woman he truly loves.
  • This episode is also incredibly awesome for Sesshomaru’s character as well. When he tries to attack Naraku in battle, he doesn’t win but he doesn’t lose either. He leaves Naraku winded and their battle at a stalemate, something no one had never done with Naraku before.

7. The Woman Who Loved Sesshomaru (Pt. 1 and 2)

This is the one hundred and thirty fourth episode of Inuyasha and takes place in season six. Sesshomaru thinks of the day he lost his arm to Inuyasha while fighting for the Tetsusaiga, cursing his brother in the presence of Princess Sara, daughter of a lord who began to fall in love with him. His flashback ends when Princess Sara suddenly appears at his side with the Tetsusaiga. 

Sara remembers the day she saw him, and would play her flute and pick flowers for her lover. Her father refused to let her be with a demon, and sent his soldiers after him. The princess begged him not to, but to no avail.

While this happens, Miroku and Sango were just recovering from the effects of Sara’s spell when Kagome and Shippo show up, saying that they need to go after Inuyasha. Back with Sara, as she starts to play her flute, she has another flashback. Sara’s father appears with his warriors to kill Sesshomaru. But Sesshomaru kills them as if they were flies, causing her father to escape. He was so terrified that he committed suicide by burning down his own castle. 

Sara eventually became a nun, becoming seriously ill afterwards. Just as she was about to die, she told Inuyasha that she wanted to live a bit longer, taking advantage of her wishes by letting demons enter her body so that she may live. Sesshomaru asked her if she was a true demon, telling her he’d had enough of her before slashing her in half, proving what he knew to be true; Sara was a demon.

She admits that she never wanted anything to do with Inuyasha or the Tetsusaiga. She really wanted Sesshomaru. Sara then asks Sesshomaru to kill her so that she would be free of pain. Just then, Inuyasha appears to take his sword back when he is attacked by a drove of demons. Sesshomaru moves to attack them with his Tokijin, but this doesn’t work. Instead, he uses the Tetsusaiga’s Wind Scar to end the fight, despite being terribly injured.

As Sara turns to ash, Sesshomaru sticks her flute in the ashes, while Rin and the others in his group wait for him. 

Why It’s Great 

  • This episode actually proves, once again, that Sesshomaru has a sense of honor and personal code about him. When Sara steals the Tetsusaiga from Inuyasha, he tells that if he truly wanted it, he would have gotten it himself. Sesshomaru is determined to do everything himself, not to have lackies or other people do things for him. While he’s doing this for the wrong reasons, it’s still a good example of his character. 
  • This episode also proves that, no offense to Sesshomaru, someone actually loved Sesshomaru at the time (Jaken doesn’t count). We’re over one hundred episodes in and still haven’t seen something like this. While the love isn’t returned and is generally toxic, it’s still interesting to see that someone actually cares for him.
  • Sesshomaru is connected to more characters other than Inuyasha, Naraku, Jaken, and Rin and that’s revealed here. It may be late in the series, but some of his story is revealed.

6. Only You, Sango

This is the seventy eighth episode of Inuyasha and takes place in season three. A village was suffering under the wrath of a bear demon, meaning that they were in need of a demon slayer. They called on the services of Sango, coming to find out that Kuranosuke, the lord of the village, had seen her six years ago and fallen in love. He proposes to her, and Sango doesn’t know what to do.

Meanwhile, Miroku is clearly uncomfortable with this, but tries to hide it. Kagome realizes this, and pushes him to admit his feelings. Miroku refuses, telling Kagome that Sango’s choice was more important, as she had been horribly impacted by Naraku and deserved a steady life. However, both Miroku and Kagome don’t realize that Sango doesn’t feel the same about the lord as he does about her.

Miroku soon tells Sango that he wants nothing more for her than her overall happiness. Sango is confused, but before she can respond, a demon attacks. Inuyasha is ready to take charge, but in anger, Sango says that she’ll take care of it. No one is sure why this is, but just as she thinks she’s defeated it, the demon rises again. Miroku then shoves her out of the way, becoming injured himself.

It turns out the demon needed an exorcism to defeat them, an action only Miroku could perform. They leave after the exorcism, the lord becoming aware of how Sango felt, letting her leave knowing that he wouldn’t give up on her. Miroku is mostly honest with her about his feelings, but he ruins the moment by making an inappropriate gesture.

Why It’s Great

  • It’s finally revealed that while Miroku is a bit of a womanizer, he has feelings for Sango, and that he’s actually respectful of the fact that she might decide to marry the lord. This behavior is generally not common of Miroku, and it shows a different side of him.
  • Miroku proves to be at his most useful when he discovers that the demon needed to be exorcised. This is an example of how truly observant Miroku is, and that he has more skills about him other than his Wind Tunnel. 
  • Sango, usually so sure of herself, is left flustered under an unplanned proposal and angry that Miroku didn’t stop her. These whirlwind emotions lead her to fight the demon in anger, not realizing what it needed. While it seems negative, seeing Sango suffer a weakness beyond Kohaku is a real character development. 

5. Shippo’s New Technique, the Heart Scar!

This is the one hundred thirtieth of Inuyasha and takes place in season five. Inuyasha and Shippo happen to destroy a demon harassing a fox family. The family recognizes Shippo, seeing him as the leader of Inuyasha’s group and a hero of all fox demons. When the group sees that there’s a demon destroying a nearby village, the group goes to help and the fox demons go with them.

Shippo pretends to be the leader, but when asked to perform a special move, he doesn’t have one. He attempts Inuyasha’s Wind Scar, and that fails. Instead, they demand Shippo play a trick on the girl Shippo liked, Mizuki. When he did, she shouted that she hated him, and Shippo became upset.

Furious at all of this, Shippo learns a new fire move, Heart Scar, helping to defeat a lizard demon. Later, when Inuyasha teases Shippo about Mizuki, Shippo tests out his Heart Scar on Inuyasha.

Why It’s Great 

  • Now that Shippo has people who support and admire him, compared to Inuyasha’s teasing, he genuinely appreciates it. However, he takes it a little too far when he plays into their admirations of him, which becomes a good learning moment for him.
  • Something else that was an interesting tidbit is how Shippo could hold the Tetsusaiga. The sword itself cannot be wielded by a full demon, and Shippo should be wounded as Sesshomaru is when he picks it up. However, because he doesn’t hate humans, he can hold it.
  • The fact that Shippo has his own personal move, the Heart Scar, is actually quite cute. It’s an endearing quality he now has, even though it's supposed to be fierce.

4. Naraku and Sesshomaru Join Forces

This is the eighteenth episode of Inuyasha and takes place in season one. A group of bandits come across Sesshomaru and attempt to attack him. Sesshomaru slays them all, but his new demon arm proves to be useless as it disintegrates right before his eyes. As Jaken is retelling the incident, a suspicious man in a baboon pelt overhears them, choosing to give Sesshomaru a human arm with a Shikon Jewel shard inside so that he might take that Tetsusaiga from Inuyasha.

At the same time, Inuyasha, Kagome, and Shippo were eating at a tavern while Miroku was performing an exorcism. While they were eating, Inuyasha says that he had a premonition, that something big was coming. Kagome also senses that there’s a jewel shard nearby, and Miroku and Inuyasha choose to go after it. When they arrived, Sesshomaru and Jaken were riding on the back of an ogre demon.

It is revealed to the others that Sesshomaru and Inuyasha are brothers, and they begin to fight. Inuyasha uses his Tetsusaiga against him, but he dodges quickly, and uses his poison claws against Inuyasha. When Sesshomaru takes the Tetsusaiga, Kagome and the others are shocked that he manages to pick it up with his left hand, as a full demon shouldn’t be able to hold the sword.

Miroku attempts to step in with his Wind Tunnel, but Naraku sends out poisonous insects that Miroku’s Wind Tunnel sucks up, the poison harming him and rendering his Wind Tunnel useless. As Kagome runs off to find a cure for Miroku, Sesshomaru has Inuyasha cornered with the Tetsusaiga, telling them that this was the last chance he had to run, either that or die an honorable death. 

Inuyasha is not impressed, and blocks Sesshomaru’s next attack with Tetsusaiga’s sheath. After more happenings, Sesshomaru loses the sword when Kagome threatens to shoot him in the heart with one of her purifying arrows. At this point Miroku is absolutely convinced that Kagome is the reincarnation of the former priestess Kikyo.

Why It’s Great 

  • This is a huge moment for the series itself, as the Wind Scar, a move made by the Tetsusaiga, is first used. While it’s not necessarily used in the best way or with such power, it was introduced for the first time.
  • There is another trait and or motive discovered about Sesshomaru. Many full or half demons were searching for the Shikon Jewel to enhance their powers or abilities. However, Sesshomaru, who is a full demon, has zero interest in the jewel itself. This is important later on, and becomes a judge of Sesshomaru’s character.
  • We also find out that Kagome is Kikyo’s reincarnation, which is something that had been suspected for some time. The plot has turned majorly, and Kagome’s true connection to this world has been revealed. 

3. Final Battle at the Graveside! Inuyasha vs. Sesshomaru!

As Kagome looks for Inuyasha, Hosenki is pleased that Naraku now has the dark jewel shards. When Naraku comes to claim them, Kagome tries to break Naraku’s barrier with her arrows to no avail. While Kagura transports Sesshomaru and Jaken to the gateway, Inuyasha wakes up at the bottom of his father’s grave.

Naraku, not caring for anyone but Hosenki, taunts his now weakened state as the former tries to use the darkened jewel shard to repair his armor. In anger, Hosenki lashes out towards Naraku, leaving the demon unaffected. When Naraku attempts to destroy what was left of Hosenki’s body, Kagome fires a Sacred Arrow that is shattered when Hosenki hurls two jewel shards at her.

Kagome and Inuyasha’s combined attack are the only reason Naraku is able to take the shard from Hosenki. Inuyasha comes in with his Wind Scar, interrupting Naraku trying to absorb the jewel shard. However, when he uses the Red Tetsusaiga, Wind Scar, and Backlash Wave to break Naraku’s barrier, they all fail. Tired of dealing with him, Naraku throws Hosenki’s body into Inuyasha’s face, making the Tetsusaiga revert.

Meanwhile, Sesshomaru defeated both guardians with one move from his Tokijin, but they told him a sword from their world wouldn’t be successful against them. So Sesshomaru uses the Tensaiga, putting the Tokijin in the ground so that he could get a better grip. But instead of giving him a chance to attack, the guardians bow at the sight of the sword, letting Sesshomaru pass.

As Sesshomaru passes the entrance, Naraku has taken to mocking Inuyasha and the others about their failure, not giving them a chance to attack. Inuyasha claims that the fight hasn’t been lost when Sesshomaru appears. Naraku insults him for coming to his little brother’s aid, but Sesshomaru couldn’t care less, leaving Naraku angry. Instead of focusing on Naraku, he approaches Inuyasha and punches him in the face for disgracing himself with their father’s sword right in front of his grave. He takes his sword back and faces Naraku head on. 

At this point, the shard from Hosenki has been purified, and the episode ends with Naraku and Sesshomaru staring each other down, ready to fight.

Why It’s Great 

  • Another portion of Sesshomaru’s character is revealed; he believes in honor and purity, although in the weirdest way possible. He attacks Inuyasha for disrespecting their father by being a disgrace in front of his grave concerning the Tetsusaiga. This is one of the only times Sesshomaru says something like this, and it’s quite memorable. 
  • It seems odd, but the guardians of the grave have more respect for the sword Tensaiga than the Tetsusaiga. They let Sesshomaru in immediately versus Inuyasha, and while it hasn’t been revealed why, it was an interesting moment.
  • One of the most awesome aspects of this episode is when Kagome and Inuyasha’s attacks combine with each other’s. While it lets Naraku get the shard from Hosenki, it’s a moment that defines their relationship in many ways. 

2. Inuyasha Shows His Tears For The First Time

As Miroku, Sango, and Kagome seemingly dead in the grass, Inuyasha rages at himself in pain and grief. He believes he should have been faster, escaped quicker, and been there so he could protect Kagome. He tells Shippo to stop crying, as he had bravely protected them to the best of his ability. In the end, Myoga the flea tells Inuyasha and Shippo to move the bodies to an open space when he suddenly realizes Inuyasha is gone. He just hopes he wouldn’t be doing anything stupid.

Meanwhile, Inuyasha is taking out his anger on a nearby forest, daring the Band Of Seven to come and fight. Instead, Sesshomaru appears, mocking him about his helplessness and inability to protect his friends. Inuyasha moves to attack him when he disappears, making Inuyasha wonder if he was ever there at all. In actuality, Sesshomaru has returned to Rin and Jaken so they can continue their journey.

Inuyasha returns to the clearing, and once again tells Shippo not to cry, that real men didn’t shed tears. However, he pulls Kagome’s body close to him, and begs her to forgive him for not being able to save her. Suddenly, Kagome asks Inuyasha not to squeeze her so hard, and it turns out that Myoga was sucking out the poison from their bodies. Kagome apologizes to Inuyasha for making him worry, and Inuyasha moves away to cry by himself.

After saving their lives, Myoga gives them a special potion to speed up their recovery, and while it’s gross, they drink it anyway. Soon after, Koga arrives and chews Inuyasha out for not being able to protect Kagome like he should have. To everyone’s surprise, Inuyasha admits that Koga was right, making a promise to never let that happen again. And of course he tells Koga to get lost after that.

While all of this was happening, Kikyo encounters Suikotsu, a healer who cares for orphan children. However, Kikyo sees a completely purified jewel shard in his neck, and this concerns her. When Suikotsu encounters a patient who happened to have a bloody wound, he becomes upset at the sight of blood, and Kikyo takes care of it for him. It turns out Suikotsu often has attacks or hallucinations concerning him being on the mountaintops or covered in blood.

Why It’s Great 

  • For once, Myoga the flea, stays and fights with Shippo and the others. He finally chooses to stick with his master and help the group, which goes very well, as he saves the entire group from dying of poison. 
  • Inuyasha’s character develops here when he admits to Kōga that he did a poor job of taking care of Kagome in this instance. He won’t pretend that he didn’t, and admitting this to Kōga proves his growth in maturity.
  • Speaking of maturity, Inuyasha’s emotional maturity rose tenfold when he began to cry over Kagome’s supposed death. This is the first time Inuyasha has ever shown this much emotion over one person, in fact anyone at all. Also, this is a great episode for Inuyasha x Kagome shippers, as this episode is big for them.

Top Episode: Forever With Lord Sesshomaru 

A group of monks notice a glow from the exit of the forest they're traveling through; their master instructs them to hurry and see if someone needs their help. Ahead, a burning village is being raided by bandits and Sesshomaru is watching from nearby. As he turns away, the bandits see him and attempt to attack him, but Sesshōmaru destroys the bandits as the monks arrive. They confront Sesshōmaru, asking if he was the one who destroyed the village, but he leaves.

The next morning, Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango and Miroku are talking to a village headman, learning that all of the children were missing. They are searching for Ungai, who is looking for the missing children with his apprentices. Kagome has no idea who he is, so Miroku and Sango explain that Ungai is extremely prejudiced against demons, exterminating them without a second thought as to whether or not they are actually evil. Meanwhile, in the forest, Ungai notices Rin picking a vegetable a short distance from his group. He walks over to her, inquiring if she's from the village, and scares her off. Ungai chases her, but loses her after seeing her fly away on A-Un warning her that he senses a demonic presence near them.

Later, Rin asks Jaken what Sesshōmaru will do when he has defeated Naraku, learning Sesshōmaru has long been in search of personal powers Jaken explains it may take several decades to amass the funds and resources, possibly even a full 100 years; to demons, that's nothing, but to humans, it's beyond their normal life spans. As Rin falls asleep, she calls Jaken stupid and promises herself that she will always be with Sesshōmaru. Jaken wakes a few minutes later when Rin wanders off in a trance, follows the sound of a flute from a strange demon. Meanwhile, Ungai identifies Miroku, Sango and Kagome as their collective positions, but calls them hypocrites for having demons with them. Sango firmly tells Ungai that Shippō and Kirara would never harm humans, and Inuyasha in his human form says that Ungai will never change his mind. Inuyasha tells Ungai its none of his business; the monk agrees, but informs the group to stay out of their way to avoid conflict.

Jaken wanders through the misty forest, calling for Rin when Sesshōmaru arrives. Sesshōmaru asks if something has happened to Rin, and Jaken says she was kidnapped by Ongokuki; Ongokuki lures children to him with his flute, so he can capture them to be sold to other demons, most likely as food; he believes this to be highly possible as he heard a flute playing when Rin vanished. Sesshōmaru then goes to search for her, hitting Jaken for failing to keep Rin safe.

Elsewhere, Rin follows Ongokuki into a cave filled with weeping children. She awakens from the flute's spell and asks the children what is going on. When they explain Ongokuki kidnapped them, and that they're afraid of him. The children tell her that a demon is their problem now, but Rin tells them that she's not afraid as Sesshōmaru will come for her.

In the meantime, Jaken continues looking for Sesshōmaru and Rin, shocked to find Kagome and the others. They ask Jaken what happened to Rin, and he explains that Ongokuki kidnapped her while Sesshōmaru is looking for her. He asks them if they've seen either Sesshōmaru or Rin, but finds they haven't seen them. Jaken resumes his search.

Ongokuki senses someone is there and sees children in the shadows; he plays his flute to make them come to him, but finds them staying still. He walks up to them to see that they're only dummies dressed Ungai's apprentices run in a circle around Ongokuki, destroying him with sutras and prayer beads. Ungai calls to the children, telling them they're safe now. Meanwhile, Sesshōmaru is watching secretly nearby in the woods, having located her. He stays and does nothing as the monks try to reason with Rin to come with them. But when she directly cries out for Sesshōmaru, he gives away his presence, making Ungai fire a vajra in his direction. The resulting explosion destroys the trees around Sesshōmaru. Rin is happy to see him, but Ungai is convinced she is under a spell. Rin escapes from Ungai and comes up to Sesshōmaru. He tells her to follow him if she chooses to do so and she says yes. The next day, all the children are returned to the village.

Meanwhile, Sesshōmaru and Rin meet up with Jaken. Looking at gravestones, Rin asks Sesshōmaru that if she were to ever die if he'd remember her, obviously stunning him. He blows off her question by telling her not to "say such silly things." Jaken then returns with A-Un and asks where Sesshōmaru is going. He retorts that he is going to find Naraku. Jaken asks if he can come along if it isn't too much trouble. Rin tells Jaken that he doesn't need to ask. All three set out together.

Why It’s Great 

  • This episode shows that Sesshomaru genuinely cares for another human, Rin, and it also goes to show that he has the ability to have others care about him as well. This is something that no one saw coming, and it’s honestly rather endearing.
  • It’s been implied since Rin was introduced that she doesn’t necessarily have the ability to make her own choices, due to being a child. However, when she chose to go with Sesshomaru instead of Unagi, she did it of her own free will without influence from either. 
  • This is also an example of how other people are truly prejudiced against demons. While Sesshomaru is known for being prejudiced against humans and half demons to an intensity, but this is one of the first humans they’ve met that truly believes demons are worth nothing but useless. This is an interesting development in the series, and consistently affects the rest of it.

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