episode 58

Fateful Night in Togenkyo (part 2)

すべては桃源郷の夜に (後編)
Everything Happens on Togenkyo's Night (part 2)
Altered Canon | 2-episode story, ep57-58

By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 18 Feb 2008.

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 28 Jan 2002

OPENING SONG: I am by hitomi
ENDING SONG: Dearest by Ayumi Hamasaki

PRODUCTION:
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Storyboard: Eiji Yamanaka
Episode Director: 阿宮正和
Animation Director: Hiroshi Takeuchi

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Tokajin: Hideyuki Hori
Tree of Human-faced Fruit: Yukitoshi Hori
Samurai: NAKAJIMA Toshihiko
Villagers: TANAKA Kazunari, 花田 光, 高崎拓郎
Sage: OHKI Tamio

STATISTICS:

Sacred Jewel fragment: 5 [+1]
No. of 'sit': 1 [30 in all]
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 1 [5 in all]
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 [22 in all]
‘Kazaana!’: 1 [10 in all]
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 [7 in all]
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 [4 in all]
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 26 head thumps
0 / 23 kicks
0 / 3 tail-grabbing
0 / 1 throws
0 [53 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 [4 in all]
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 [3 in all]
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 64.3% [18/28]


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Contents

  1. Synopsis
  2. Inuyasha’s Jar
  3. Quotes
  4. Oddities & Other Notes
  5. Comments
  6. Production Notes
  7. Script
  8. Contributors & References

Preview from previous episode

This is a dream… just a dream! Shippo, pinch me! Owweee! It's not a dream! Inuyasha, it's the new moon and you've turned into a mortal. There's no way you can beat that sage with creepy powers! Huh? You're sacrificing your life to save mine? Stupid! No, Inuyasha! Next on Inuyasha: "Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part II". Daybreak! Hurry!

InuYasha’s Jar

#58 Ninmenka 人面果

A demonic fruit whose face is like a human's. The sage's disciple was changed into Tokajin by the powers of the Sacred Jewel fragments.

人の顔に似た実がなる妖木。
四魂の力で仙人の弟子を
桃果人に変えた。

Quotes

Kagome is amazing! She's talking to him [Tokajin] and she's not afraid at all.

Comes from experience.

 

Oddities and Other Notes

References

Tokenkyo 桃源郷
Tokenkyo probably has its roots in a Chinese poem written by Tao Yuan-ming [ 陶淵明 ], titled Tao Hua Yuan Ji [ 桃花源記 ], translated loosely as 'Peach Blossom Shangri-la'. In it, a fisherman chanced upon an ideal society where people lived harmoniously. When he left this hidden village, he was told not to tell anyone else about it. However, when he returned home, he told the magistrate and a search for Togenkyo began. No one found it however, and over time, few have attempted to find the place again. Now, Tao Hua Yuan or Peach Blossom Shangri-la is a synonym for 'Utopia' in the Chinese language. Togenkyo is the Japanese translation for it.
Difference from Manga
These two episodes, 57 & 58 take place between the ordeal with Kikyo and Sango's appearance (episode 23 and 24 respectively). This explains the absence of Sango and Kirara in Togenkyo, and the filler episode 59 where Sango goes to repair Hiraikotsu.

Oddities

It is strange that when Inuyasha jumped out of Tokajin's gourd, he reverted back to normal size, but when Kagome, Shippo and Miroku came out of the box garden, they were still tiny. Also, when the group burst out of the box garden, Kagome forgot to bring her bow, arrows and bag along.
This is the first time Miroku narrates the preview for the next episode.

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transcript

Abbreviations
INU: Inuyasha
KAG: Kagome
SHI: Shippo
MIR: Miroku
SAN: Sango
KIR: Kirara
TET: Tetsusaiga
HIR: Hiraikotsu
TOK: Tokajin
THF: Tree of Human-Faced Fruit

[ recap ]

Recap from previous episode. TOK, having transformed to one with stone belly, does a belly flop on INU.

INU:   Huh?!

TOK crashes onto INU, shattering the ground. TOK gets up. INU is heavily injured from the blow.

[ End of recap: 1min 53sec ]


[ Title screen: Fateful Night in Togenkyo (part 2) ]


In a dark room. INU, unconscious, is chained onto a tree with thorny branches.

INU:   W-What!

TOK:  (turns around) So you're up?

INU:   W-Why you…!

TOK:  So you're a half-demon, huh? (turns back to stuffing a pot with Ninmenka)

INU:   Damn! If you're gonna kill me, do it quick!

TOK:  A half-demon's power is good nourishment for the Human-Faced Fruit Tree. Thanks to you, it'll bear the Fruit of Longevity more quickly. (puts a cap on the pot)

INU:   Forget it! (struggles angrily and is cut by the thorns)

TOK:  So hurry and get your demon powers back. (INU struggles to break free) Yeah, struggle more! If the thorns pierce your skin, it'll make it that much easier to extract your juices.

INU:   Damn…! (notices KAG's empty bottle on a table, thinking) That's…the bottle in which Kagome kept the Shikon Jewel Shards! (notices three shards in TOK's belly) Hey you…! Where's the owner of the Sacred Jewel Shards?!

TOK:  Owner? There ain't such a person. I found these. (rub his belly)

INU:   Don't kid around! You stole them from Kagome!

TOK:  Kagome?

INU:   The girl who had the Sacred Jewel Shards!

TOK:  (excited) Hmm…a girl? What great news! Somewhere in this house is a girl. The Tree of Human-Faced Fruit loves women, too. The younger, the better. (laughs and walks out of the room)

INU:   (struggles, thinking) Kagome…I'll be there! Don't get caught until I come for you!


TOK enters the room with the box garden.

TOK:  (looks around the room) I found the shards around here. Hah! So you're in my box garden?

Inside the box garden. SHI places the last of three aerosol cans under a huge rock on a cliff. KAG and MIR stand a distance away from the cliff, in front of the wall of the box garden. The Samurai from previous episode looks at them in bewilderment.

SHI:   Okay! Kagome, I'm ready over here!

KAG:  All right. (turn to MIR) Miroku!

MIR:   I'm ready anytime.

Samurai: What're they up to?

SHI:   Fox fire!

SHI burns the aerosol cans which explodes. The huge rock start to roll down the cliff.

SHI:   It worked! Miroku!

MIR:   Kazaana!

Samurai: W-What's this?!

MIR's wind tunnel sucks at the oncoming rock, causing it to roll faster.

KAG:  It's coming!

MIR pushes KAG away from the oncoming rock. It crashes into the wall of the box and makes a hole in it.

SHI:   We did it! It worked!

SHI looks up and notices a huge eye in the sky. He shrieks. The eye searches the box.

TOK:  There she is!

A giant hand reaches in and takes KAG, who shrieks. Outside the box garden, in the room.

TOK:  (opens his palm to reveal KAG on it) Good, good! A young girl… A bit dirty, but sure to please the human face tree.

KAG:  Ow! (sees TOK, thinking) So this is the sage, Tokajin?

TOK:  This has been a fine day. An unusual half-demon and a young girl…all in one day. By tomorrow, I should have the Fruit of Longevity.

KAG:  Did you see Inuyasha? (fierce) Hey! Is Inuyasha all right? I'll never forgive you if he's not!

SHI and MIR climb out of the hole in the box. TOK doesn't notice them.

SHI:   Kagome is amazing! She's talking to him and she's not afraid at all.

MIR:   Comes from experience.

KAG:  Hey! Say something!

TOK:  (squeezes KAG) Pipe down! Go to sleep for a while. (squeezes tighter till KAG faints)

SHI:   K-Kagome!

TOK:  (walks out of the room) Shucks! My hands are covered with dirt now!

SHI and MIR run after TOK.


In the dark room, INU is struggling to be free from the thorny vines.

INU:   (thinking) Damn! I can't stand it! This is why a human body is so…! Damn! I've lost too much blood. I'm getting dizzy.

TOK:  (entering) Still alive, huh, half-demon? (throws KAG's uniform to one side)

INU:   (thinking) Kagome's clothes! She couldn't be…! (to TOK) Where's Kagome… Where's the girl?!

TOK:  Because you broke my gourd, extracting nourishment has become very bothersome.

INU:   Extract nourishment?!

TOK:  Why that look?

INU:   W-What'd you do with Kagome…?!

TOK:  (laughs) So you were in love with that dirt covered girl? You'll see her soon…inside my belly. Both of you will become the Fruit of Longevity and will be eaten by me!

INU:   Unforgivable! (reaches for TOK and tugs at the thorny vines)

TOK:  It's useless. Those thorny roots cannot be torn apart.

The still tiny MIR and SHI peer out of KAG's uniform.

SHI:   Inuyasha!

MIR:   Being this small, I don't know how effective my Wind Tunnel will be… But here goes!

MIR opens his Wind Tunnel which sucks at the thorny vines, loosening it. INU struggles and the ceiling, together with the vines, collapses onto INU and TOK.

INU:   (gets up) Kagome! (runs)

SHI:   Wait, Inuyasha!

MIR:   Kagome is in the cellar.

INU:   Why're you…?!


In the cellar. KAG, unconscious, is soaking naked in a pool of green water with Ninmenkas. She is back to her normal size.

KAG:  (waking) What's this sweet smell? (shrieks and looks around) W-Where am I?!

INU:   (crashes into the room) Kagome!

KAG:  (excited, stands) Inuyasha!

Both of them look at each other for a while. KAG suddenly realizes she is naked, shrieks and squats back into the water. INU slumps himself on the ground.

INU:   (thinking) She's alive!

KAG:  (walks out of the water, covering her chest) Inuyasha, are you all right?

INU:   Hah! These are mere scratches. (takes off his Fire Rat robe and throws it to KAG) It's torn up, but wear it.

KAG:  'Kay… Thanks.

INU stands and suddenly collapses on the ground.

KAG:  Inuyasha! (runs and kneels next to INU) Inuyasha! He's a mortal right now, yet he tried to do so much. (hugs INU)

MIR:   (pops out of INU's hair with SHI) Err…we're here, too.

KAG gasps. Her faces goes completely red and she screams.


Along a staircase.

TOK:  (walking) You won't get away.


In the room with the box garden. INU sits and leans on the wall, resting.

SHI:   Inuyasha seems to be in bad shape.

MIR:   His injuries are pretty serious. We really shouldn't move him.

KAG walks into the room, dressed in INU's robe. She tied the sleeves around her waist.

KAG:  I think we can get out. Can you walk, Inuyasha?

INU:   Out? Is it morning yet?

KAG:  No, it's pitch dark. Y-You don't intend to fight?!

INU:   'Course!

KAG:  You can't! Until your powers return, we have to keep running! (looks around the room, picks up a bow, thinking) I must protect everyone until day breaks!


Night time, outside at the cliff with THF. KAG and INU look down the cliff.

KAG:  We can't jump… Can we?

INU slaps his head in exasperation and sighs.

KAG:  Plus we have to get Miroku and Shippo back to normal size.

INU:   Let's do this…

KAG:  No!

INU:   I didn't say anything yet.

KAG:  You want me to escape alone, right? No way!

Voice:  Is someone there?

INU and KAG turn around to the source of the voice. A pot with a flower sits under THF. An old man's face is in the centre of the flower. INU and KAG walk to him.

Man-Flower: Did you escape from the box garden?

KAG:  Who are you, old man?

Man-Flower: I'm ashamed to admit it…I was TOK's teacher.

KAG:  Then you're a sage, too?

INU:   (grabs the flower angrily) Why you! Why'd you make a guy like him a sage?!

KAG:  Inuyasha!

TOK's teacher: I didn't make him a sage. It was the Tree of Human-Faced Fruit.

KAG:  Tree of Human-Faced Fruit?

TOK's teacher: It was about a month ago…

Flashback. A much skinnier TOK lie on his side under THF.

TOK:  Oh boy… I can't stand this training day in and day out! Isn't there some way I can become a sage right away? (notices a Sacred Jewel fragment on the ground in front of him) What's this? (picks up the fragment) Hah! Nothing to eat.

TOK throws the fragment behind him. It strikes THF and is embedded in its trunk.

THF:   Oh, a Sacred Jewel Shard! Thank you!

TOK:  Who said that?!

THF:   (glowing with red aura) I am the Tree of Human-Faced Fruit. You there… Do you wish for a sage's power?

TOK:  Uh-huh… (nods slightly)

THF:   Then eat the fruit of the Human-Faced Fruit Tree.

TOK plucks a fruit from THF.

THF:   Eat! Then we shall both possess the art of Sagery!

TOK bites into the fruit hungrily.

THF:   Yes! Swallow the seed, too! And you shall have power…a sage's power!

Back to present.

TOK's teacher: However… When one eats the Human-Faced Fruit, you become a slave to the Tree of Human-Faced Fruit. Then Tokajin obeyed the order to turn me into fertilizer for the tree so that it would bear the Fruit of Longevity.

MIR:   (on KAG's shoulder with SHI) But Master Sage, why are you in that condition?

TOK's teacher: Just the fruit isn't enough for longevity. The fruit must be soaked and made into a potion. And only I know the process.

TOK:  That's why I let him live like that!

TOK trudges towards them. INU and KAG turn around and gasp. TOK is completely in stone.

TOK:  You guys… So this is where you escaped to.

KAG:  The power of the shards is increasing!

TOK's teacher: Tokajin is no longer human. Please slay him.

TOK:  Yes, I'm no longer human! Humans are covered with mud and work, then grow old, then die! My ma and pa both lived and died like that! I refuse to live such a weak, senseless life!

KAG:  You're not strong at all! You sacrifice others, just so you can have longevity! No way you're strong!

TOK:  Shut up! I'm strong! That's why I'll take advantage of the weak! Don't you even understand that?!

TOK swings his staff with sends a long thorny whip at KAG.

INU:   (shields KAG) Watch out!

They fall to the ground.

KAG:  Inuyasha!

TOK:  The Tree of Human-Faced Fruit made me strong. And since I got the Sacred Jewel Shards, I've become invincible! And I'll have eternal life! And turn weaklings like you into fertilizer.

KAG:  You're…!

INU:   Stop, Kagome. (struggles up)

KAG:  Inuyasha… Don't move!

INU:   (leans on a pot under THF) He wouldn't understand your logic. I'm a half-demon. I know only too well how weak mortals are… And I understand his desire to be strong! However…I'm still disgusted by you!

TOK:  Huh?! You dare lecture me? In that condition?

INU:   I ain't got… (picks up and throws the pot at TOK) any words for you!

TOK blocks the pot with his arm. The pot shatters and Ninmenkas fall out. INU seize this chance and sprints towards TOK, reaching out a hand towards his belly.

INU:   (thinking) Before the Jewel Shards melt into this punk's body…

TOK punches INU away before he can do anything. INU falls backwards and crashes into another pot of Ninemkas.

KAG:  Inuyasha! Human-Faced Fruit…

TOK's teacher: Take a swallow of that potion!

INU:   Potion? (notices the liquid on the ground from the pot)

TOK's teacher: Tokajin made it… An imitation of the secret longevity potion. But it's effective enough to heal surface wounds.

KAG:  But wouldn't drinking that make him a slave to the Tree of Human-Faced Fruit?

TOK's teacher: No, you just can't eat the fruit. Now…if you want to be saved, drink it.

INU nods slightly.

TOK:  (laughs) Drink it. It'll be more fun if you had more spunk.

INU:   Forget it! The Human-Faced Fruit Tree takes humans as fertilizer! Who'd drink this disgusting stuff? (stands and shouts) Don't put me in the same class as you!

KAG:  Inuyasha…!

TOK:  Half-demon, you'll regret not drinking the potion.

INU:   Hah! I don't need to drink that stuff… (sprint towards TOK) to beat the hell outta you!

TOK:  Fool!

TOK throws his thorny whip at INU which surrounds him. TOK then grabs INU's neck and pushes him to the ground.

TOK:  Hah! What's the matter? Are you only talk?

INU:   (struggles, thinking) Damn!

KAG:  Inuaysha!

SHI:   Ohh! He can't do a thing with a mortal body!

MIR:   And with my size, the Wind Tunnel won't do much good either.

KAG:  (draws an arrow) I'll save you right now!

TOK's teacher: It's useless. A bow and arrow won't kill Tokajin.

KAG:  I will kill him…without fail! (thinking) I'll just aim for the Shikon Jewel Shards!

KAG glows with white aura.

TOK's teacher: (shocked, thinking) The glow of exorcism…around the bow and arrow! Just who is this girl!

KAG:  Tokajin!

TOK looks up at KAG. KAG's bow suddenly breaks into two.

KAG:  W-What…happened?!

TOK:  (laughs) As if the bow and arrow of a vanquished soldier would work on me!

INU:   (struggles) K-Kagome…

INU reaches out and breaks a thorn from TOK's whip.

INU:   Don't get…too cocky! (pierces the thorn into TOK's eye)

TOK falls back in pain, clutching to the thorn in his eye. INU breaks free and somersaults backwards.

TOK:  Why you…! (chases)

TOK's teacher: Please slay Tokajin… This is my way of making amends.

TOK's teacher glows in white and transforms into bow and arrow. KAG picks it up.

SHI:   He turned into a bow and arrow!

KAG:  The Old Sage… He squeezed out his last ounce of power!

MIR:   Kagome!

KAG turns back. She gasps and runs away while TOK grabs INU's neck and slams him to the trunk of THF.

TOK:  I'll tear you into bits!

KAG:  (notices a glow on TOK's back, thinking) I can see it through his back! The glow of the Jewel Shards! (draws the arrow) That glow is my target!

KAG fires. The arrow strikes TOK's back and the fragments fall out of his belly button. The fragments strike the trunk of THF.

INU:   (thinking) The Sacred Jewel Shards!

The bow in KAG's hands turns to dust and is blown away.

KAG:  Thank you… Old Sage!

TOK:  (runs towards KAG) Woman! How dare you!

INU:   (runs towards KAG) Get down, Kagome!

KAG squats immediately. INU runs into TOK and pushes TOK over the cliff edge with his body. They both fall downwards.

KAG:  Inuyasha!

INU:   (thinking) Kagome!

KAG:  Inuyasha!

INU and KAG look at each other while TOK and him fall into the valley.

KAG:  (shouting) Inuyasha!


INU and TOK continue their long fall downwards. TOK's body has reverted to normal.

TOK:  Serves you right! With a mortal's body, you'll die, too.

INU:   (thinking) Maybe so… But… At least, if Kagome is alive…


On the top of the cliff.

KAG:  (crying) Inuyasha! Inuyasha!

An orb appears on THF, where the Sacred Jewel struck, and travels down its roots.


Two thorny roots pop out of the cliff face and grab INU and TOK.

TOK:  Ohh! Human-Faced Fruit Tree! You're rescuing me!

THF:   No! I just don't want to lose precious nourishment!

TOK:  W-What…?!

The root twines around TOK and covers him completely. TOK is turned into a bulbous thing with roots for body.

THF:   Now I've attained it! The freedom of movement! I have ample shards of the Sacred Jewel now. And I am all powerful! Now then, half-demon…become one with me! (covers INU with more roots)

The sun rises over the valley.

INU:   (thinking) Damn… Daybreak at last!

THF:   I never thought I'd get a half-demon as well! Everything will go as planned now!

INU:   No way! (slashes through the roots with TET) Prepare to die, Tokajin! Or should I say… Tree of the Human-Faced Fruit?

THF:   Just try, half-demon! (swings more roots at INU)

INU:   Take this! Kaze no Kizu!

INU does a Wind Scar which completely annihilates the THF. The Sacred Jewel fragments fall out and INU catches it. He lands on a ledge.

INU:   (looks at the fragments) Awright!


On top of the cliff. SHI and MIR enlarge to their normal size.

SHI:   Yes! We're back to normal!

MIR:   Tokajin probably died, undoing his spells. (looks at dried-up tree that used to be THF) Those men in the box garden have probably reverted back, too.

KAG:  Tokajin is dead?

SHI:   Then Inuyasha, too…?!

KAG:  N-No!

MIR:   When Inuyasha fell, it was still dark… Dawn hadn't broken yet. He probably…died…

SHI:   (wails) Inuyasha is dead!

KAG:  No! Inuyasha is alive!

SHI:   (crying) But he was hurt badly… And no mortal could survive a fall from the cliff like this!

MIR:   Don't cry, Shippo. (kneels) Let us pray for his repose.

KAG:  Miroku…

MIR:   Inuyasha had no regrets. He wanted to save you, even if it cost him his life.

KAG:  To save me? As if that makes me happy! He had no demon powers, yet he acted so foolishly! Inuyasha was stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid Inuyasha! What good is it if he's dead?! What am I to do from now?!

INU appears a distance behind the three of thm.

MIR:   Yes, he was foolish!

SHI:   (cries even louder) Yes, he was! Inuyasha was the biggest fool in the world!

INU:   (walks up behind MIR and SHI) Hey.

SHI and MIR freeze.

INU:   You guys… Just because I'm not around… Call me "fool" and "stupid", will ya!?

SHI:   (leaps onto INU and wails) You're alive, Inuyasha!

MIR:   I knew you wouldn't die so easily.

INU:   Keh!

KAG:  (softly) Thank goodness!

INU:   I ain't so easy to kill! Stop thinking rubbish!

KAG:  (fierce) Did you say "rubbish"? Of course we worried!

INU:   W-Wha!

SHI quickly leaps off INU's shoulder.

KAG:  We knew you were overtaxing yourself!

INU:   But I'm alive, so what's the big deal?! Stop crying!

KAG:  (grabs INU's clothes and buries her head into his chest) I'm not crying!

INU:   You are!

KAG:  (shakes INU) I'm not!

INU:   You are!

Cut to long shot of the cliff against the morning sun.

KAG:  Am not!

INU:   You are!

KAG:  Am not!

INU:   You are!

KAG:  Am not!

INU:   You are!

KAG:  Quiet! Sit!

Sound of INU crashing to the ground.

SHI:   He's dead.


[ End of episode 58: Fateful Night in Togenkyo (part 2) ]


[ Preview for next episode ]

Ahh, Sango… The three days you've been gone seem like a lifetime. What?! Someone who wants to be an apprentice appeared at the village? They want Sango to teach them to become Demon Slayers? Oh?! They're two beautiful sisters? I envy her! Err… I mean, seems like hard work. Next on Inuyasha: "The Beautiful Sister Apprentices". Are you okay, Sango? Owwee! C'mon it's just your butt…

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Compiled on 17 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 18 Feb 2008.

Dialogues adapted from the Japanese-dub, English-sub version of Inuyasha distributed by Odex (Singapore).

InuYasha is copyrighted by TAKAHASHI Rumiko / Shogakukan and its distributing rights are owned by Yomiuri TV and Sunrise.

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