Canon Episode | 2-episode story, 80-81
By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 29 Feb 2008.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 28 Jul 2002
Storyboard: Hitoyuki Matsui
Episode Director: 阿宮正和
Animation Director: Rie Nakajima
Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Sesshomaru: Ken Narita
Rin: Mamiko Noto
Kagura: Izumi Ohgami
Naraku: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Kohaku: Akiko Yajima
Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 / 3 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 38 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 2 / 24 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 29 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 12 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 18 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 9 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 30 head thumps
0 / 23 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [59 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 5 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 6 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 57.9% [22/38]
Lord Sesshomaru! Rin has been abducted!
It must be Naraku.
What's is he up to?
Fool. You think that I, Sesshomaru, would fight for the sake of a little human girl?
But Lord Sesshomaru… to sneak into Naraku's castle… for a man who is shy like you, how can you do that?
Next on Inuyasha, "Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin".
Wait for me, Lord Sesshomaru!
Naraku, who desires complete demon powers, plots to absorbs Sesshomaru into his body.
(to Naraku) Fancy talking rubbish when you’ve lured me here.
[ recap ]
An image of NAR holding a near-complete Sacred Jewel in his hands.
KAG: (narrating) Naraku is our sworn enemy. With more Sacred Jewel fragments, he's getting more powerful.
Cut to flashback from episode 1, when Kikyo fired an arrow at INU and pinned him to a tree.
KAG: (narrating) Inuyasha is not his only enemy. He never works alone.
Cut to flashback from episode 18, when SES and JAK first encountered NAR.
KAG: (narrating) Instead, he'll make use of others to carry out his devious plans.
Cut to flashback from episode 28, when MIR's Wind Tunnel was nicked by the Praying Mantis Demon.
KAG: (narrating) In order to save Miroku from the curse…
Cut to flashback from episode 49, when KOH was revived by NAR.
KAG: (narrating) … and also to free Sango's brother, we have to find Naraku soon and defeat him!
Cut to image of NAR against a red background.
[ End of recap: 2min 3sec ]
[ Title screen: Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin ]
Nighttime in Kaede's hut. INU-gang is asleep. INU suddenly wakes and runs out of the hut. KAG wakes. Cut to INU standing outside, looking at the orange moon, looking agitated.
KAG: (walks up to INU) What is it, Inuyasha?
INU: I can smell him. (pauses) It's Naraku!
SES is standing in a open field. The wind blow and he sniffs the air.
SES: (thinking) The air seems to smell today…
JAK: (runs to SES worriedly) Lord Sesshomaru! Rin has been abducted. Kagura appeared and took her away.
SES looks at JAK without any reply.
NAR: (background) Don't worry, Lord Sesshomaru.
NAR appears behind SES and JAK, in baboon suit, with some poison insects.
NAR: I can assure you that Rin will be safe, as long as you obey me.
SES: So you are Naraku? What do you want now?
NAR: Nothing much really… Well… Maybe you'd help me kill Inuyasha.
There is a short silence as the wind blows.
SES: (scoffs) And you are going to great lengths for this small matters?
SES suddenly sprints forth and slashes NAR into two with his claws. The suit transforms into soil.
JAK: (stuttering) That is… (cut-scene of close-up of wooden puppet in the soil) P-Puppet…
SES: I, Sesshomaru, will never obey you just because of a girl like Rin.
JAK: But you're really not going to save Rin, Lord Sesshomaru?
SES turns around and walks off.
JAK: Where are you going, Lord Sesshomaru?
The poison insects follow SES.
JAK: (chases SES) May I ask where you are going?
In NAR's castle. KAN holds up her mirror to him. An image of SES and JAK walking is shown in the mirror.
NAR: (smiles, thinking) Sesshomaru is on his way…
INU-gang is running in a forest.
KAG: Did you really smell Naraku?
INU: I can't be wrong! Despicable Naraku… I'll chop him into pieces once I get my hands on him!!
SAN: But Naraku has always been discrete about his whereabouts. Why is he showing up now?
MIR: We must be careful.
In a hut, on a hilltop. Rin, unconscious, wakes.
Rin: (thinking) Oh yeah… I've been…
Cut to flashback from previous episode, when KAR kidnapped Rin in a melon field.
Rin: (voice-over) captured by Kagura.
JAK: (points at KAR, shocked) It's you!
KAR scoffs and sends a gust of wind at JAK, making him fall over. Cut to KAR flying away on her feather, with Rin. Rin still has the melon she took from the field.
Rin: (voice-over) So that means…
Fade to present.
Rin: (gets up) I'm at…
Rin turns around and notices KOH behind her. KOH is seated in a corner of the hut, looking forlorn.
Rin: (holding her melon tightly) Who are you?
KOH doesn't reply. Rin puts down her melon and runs to the door.
KOH: You can't go out!
Rin: I have to!
Rin opens the door anyway. Demons are teeming outside the hut. One of them dashes towards Rin, who shuts the door immediately. She steps back and walks towards KOH. She sits down next to him and hugs her knees.
KOH: Now you get it… You'll be torn into pieces if you go out there.
Rin: Are you… Are you captured by them too? Maybe we can escape together!
KOH: I'm here to look over you.
Rin: (sighs and looks down) No wonder.
There is a short silence.
Rin: Hey… What's your name by the way? I'm Rin. How old are you? Why are you here? Are you a demon too? What do you like to eat? Do you like watermelon?
KOH: (pauses) Why are you so talkative?
Rin: (taken aback, sulks and sighs) Because… it's awkward keeping quiet like that. (thinking) I wonder if Lord Sesshomaru will come and save me…
Cut to SES and JAK walking in a field.
JAK: What plans do you have, Lord Sesshomaru?
SES stops at the edge of the field.
JAK: May I ask what plans you have?
SES: This is Naraku's castle.
JAK: (gasps) But… (looks around) It doesn't look like a castle to me…
Suddenly the air in front of them turns into a water surface and ripples.
JAK: The barrier is opening up…!
NAR's castle is now visible. SES walks through the barrier.
JAK: (chases) Lord Sesshomaru!
In the courtyard of NAR's castle. JAK's stops and takes a look around, but quickly notices SES has walked ahead.
JAK: (timid) Wait for me…
SES: (stops) Could this be intended by him? Allowing me to smell him… and luring me to this place…
Suddenly, torches around the courtyard light up in blue flames.
NAR: I'm already here… I didn't think you'd want to come here without an invitation. (appears at a stairway in baboon suit)
JAK: (backing away) It's him!
NAR: Looking for that girl? I wouldn't hide her here. My palace is filled with poisonous odors. She'd be dead by now if she's here. I've placed her somewhere safe. You need not worry…
SES: Naraku. Fool. I'm not here just to save Rin. You should understand that.
JAK, shocked, gapes at SES.
NAR: I do. Who am I to order Lord Sesshomaru around? You've already said you won't kill Inuyasha, or save the little girl… So you should be here to take my life then… I understand that very well.
SES: (smiles and scoffs slightly) Fancy talking rubbish when you've lured me here. (brandishes his claws) I'll settle that with you later. (cracks his knuckles) Let's see if you can live that long…
NAR: (thinking) Sesshomaru… I'd fancy a game or two…
INU-gang is still running in the forest. KAG, on her bicycle, is having a hard time keeping up with INU.
KAG: Hey, wait for me!
SHI: (on KAG's shoulder) Wait for us!
INU: (stops) What is it?!
KAG: I've got a feeling the Sacred Jewel fragments are nearby.
The group stops.
KAG: (looks towards a hill) It's on the peak of that mountain!
MIR: It's on the peak of that mountain?
SAN: What now?
MIR: We'll take care of the Sacred Jewel fragments. Inuyasha, you'll continue looking for Naraku.
INU: Okay, I'll leave that to you guys. (sprints off)
KAG: (worried) Be careful, Inuyasha!
NAR's castle starts to be surrounded with a pink fog.
Cut to INU sprinting.
INU: (thinking) Why is it… Naraku's smell has faded… Has the barrier sealed up? (gasps, thinking) I'll lose it if I don't hurry!
Cut to flashback from episode 71, when a barrier appeared around NAR and KAR.
INU: (unsheathes TET) Damn the barrier!!! Wind Scar!!
INU throws a Wind Scar towards the barrier, but the barrier doesn't even budge.
MIR: The Wind Scar is of no use…
Fumes suddenly emit from the barrier. The fumes turn into a cyclone which flies into the sky, carrying NAR and KAR away. Cut to present.
INU: (thinking) You won't escape this time!
Back at NAR's castle.
NAR: (laughs) The journey must have been hard on you, Lord Sesshomaru. I'll entertain your requests today!
Giant claws appear out from NAR's back. Tentacles appear too. The baboon suit is torn and NAR, in his Hitomi guise, reveals his upper body. He rises up and the rest of his body are made of various demon parts.
JAK: (taken aback) What's going on…?!
SES: It's just some dead useless demons… Is this your original form, Naraku?
NAR: This? It's nothing… I'm just getting started.
NAR strikes SES with a claw, but he leaps upwards and dodges. JAK is nearly hit. He runs worriedly and hides behind a pillar. SES lands.
SES: (scoffs) You really want my life?
KAR: (appears at the back of the courtyard, thinking) I don't get it. What will Naraku get for killing Sesshomaru? (gasps, thinking) Damn! Naraku is going to…
Cut to a pathway. KAG and SAN are on KIR, while MIR is running with SHI on his shoulder.
KAG: The Sacred Jewel fragments are just nearby.
MIR: If you can feel it, it means they should be near Naraku's castle.
KAG: And… I can feel there's only one of it. (thinking) If so… Could that be Sango's brother? Kohaku has one piece of the fragments…
SAN: (thinking) Kohaku… Could it be?
In the hut on the hilltop. KOH and Rin are eating the melon.
KOH: The watermelon is so sweet.
Rin: (chuckles) Do you want another piece?
Rin: (gives KOH another slice) Here! If you like it, I'll steal another one. (takes a bite) Kohaku, you really can't remember anything?
Rin: Not even your mum and dad?
KOH: (looks away) I can't remember…
Rin: We can actually forget our parents…
KOH: (thinking) Not really… I still have some memories though…
Rin: I guess you don't want to remember… Is that right? I'm just like you. My parents and my brother were killed by pirates. (looks down) I still dream of them at times. And I get really upset… (looks at KOH) Do you think I'm a nuisance? I know you are very irritated.
KOH: It's okay. I haven't spoken to someone for so long…
Cut to outside, where demons are surrounding the hut. The rest of INU-gang arrives at the scene. The demons growl and flies towards them. Cut to interior of hut. KOH gasps. He takes his sickle chain and runs to the lamp in a corner of the room. He blows it out and the hut is dark.
Rin: What happened?
KOH: (lowered tone) Keep quiet.
KOH goes to the door and slides open the door slightly. Rin follows him. He peeps out and notices SAN.
KOH: (shocked, thinking) That person…!
Cut to flashback from episode 50. An image of SAN's crying face when she was about to kill KOH is shown.
KOH: (voice-over) I can remember that image. I've not forgotten…
Cut to present. KOH's head starts to hurt and he winces in pain. Cut to exterior of hut. SAN looks pensive, and the others look at her in silence. Cut to flashback from episode 50, when KAR snatched KOH and flew away on her feather.
INU: Stop there, Kagura!
KAR: This kid no longer remembers what he did… He's totally under my control. He won't remember a single thing… It'd be better for him if he dies.
Fade to present. Close up of SAN's tormented face.
SAN: (thinking) Kohaku… Are you in there? Kohaku…
[ End of ACT I: 16min 16sec ]
Back at NAR's castle. SES unsheathes Tokijin. NAR scoffs and sends several tentacles at SES, who cut them off effortlessly. The pieces of tentacles fall to the ground.
SES: Naraku. You despicable monster! I'll see how long you can keep up with me.
NAR laughs. The pieces of tentacles on the ground move towards each other and join together. KAR gasps. It grabs SES's leg, who turns to look at it. NAR suddenly sends more tentacles at SES, who slashes them again. He leaps and slashes the tentacles that NAR keeps attacking him with. SES lands. The pieces fall to the ground around SES.
SES: (laughs) I'd like to see what other tricks you've got.
NAR: (chuckles, thinking) All those pieces are just like a part of me… Just wait and see…
KAR: (gasps, thinking) That's right. Naraku is trying to absorb Sesshomaru's energy. So that he'll be a part of him!
The pieces of tentacles on the ground vibrates.
Cut to INU, who arrives at the same place where SES and JAK where, before the barrier to NAR's castle opened. He stops and looks around, almost out of breath from the running.
INU: (thinking) What's going on? I smell Sesshomaru… But it's gone now…! (unsheathes TET) Don't tell me this is Naraku's castle?
INU sprints forth and the barrier tries to stop him. INU struggles on.
INU: (thinking) The demonic energy and odor… It's Naraku's barrier alright! (leaps) Watch this!! (TET throbs and turns red) Tetsusaiga!!!
INU slashes the barrier, and NAR's castle can be seen.
INU: (thinking) I finally found Naraku!
Cut to SES and NAR in the courtyard. NAR suddenly gets a shock and gasps.
NAR: (thinking, worried) Who is it? Who is breaking down my barrier? (turns to KAR) Kagura, check that out!
KAR runs off reluctantly.
SES: You have a visitor I see… He's quite unlucky I'd say, he's here to visit and yet… He may not get to see you alive! (swings Tokijin, yelling) Take this!
An aura is sent towards NAR from Tokijin. The aura cuts the demonic part of NAR's body into pieces, which scatter around SES.
NAR: (laughs to himself, thinking) I'm getting there… He'll be destroyed. And he'll be a part of me soon!
Cut to KAR flying on her feather. She notices INU below, running towards the castle.
KAR: (thinking) Inuyasha…! His Tetsusaiga has turned red. (lands in front of INU)
INU: (stops) Kagura!
KAR: Did you just destroyed the barrier, Inuyasha?
INU: Do you still need to ask? I don't think you're good enough to challenge me, Kagura.
KAR glares at INU.
INU: You better leave now! You don't want to be chopped up into pieces.
A swarm of poison insects appear behind KAR. She notices them.
KAR: (exasperated, thinking) I have no choice. (to INU) Don't you run… I'll let you have a taste of my prowess… (opens her fan, thinking) We'll have to fight this out.
KAR sends wind blades at INU, who blocks with red TET effortlessly.
INU: (taken aback, thinking) What's going on? Kagura's attack seemed powerless…! (shouts) Hey, are you keen to fight or what?
INU sprints towards KAR, who leaps and sends wind blades at him.
INU: (running and blocking the blades, yelling) Why aren't you powered up?!
The poison insects buzz.
KAR: (lands and scoffs, thinking) He knows that my will to fight is weak. I think I better put up an act for now.
Suddenly, a horde of demons fly towards them in the distance. KAR smiles and takes a feather from her hair. Cut to KAR flying away.
KAR: (thinking) Just on time. I'll leave them to it.
The demons fly towards INU.
INU: Keh! Just some useless crap! (a wind vortex surround TET) Wind Scar!!
INU throws a wind scar which destroys some demons. More demons appear.
INU: (slashing) Damn it!
Cut to SES and NAR. NAR laughs loudly.
Cut to INU fighting the demons. KAR looks on from above. She gasps and turns towards the castle.
KAR: (thinking) Did I overestimate Sesshomaru's powers?
INU slashes more demons. He leaps and swings TET over his shoulder.
INU: Wind Scar!!!
INU throws a Wind Scar at a group of demons. He lands and faces another group coming at him.
INU: (sprints forth, yelling) Get lost! Get out of my way, demons!
KAR: (glad, thinking) From the look of it, Inuyasha should be able to defeat Naraku. If so, I'd gain my freedom soon!
KAR looks towards NAR's castle, smiling.
[ End of ACT II: 22min 9sec ]
[ End of episode 80: Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin ]
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This time, I've miscalculated. I would have never expected Inuyasha use this kind of attack.
Naraku! I'll defeat you today!
Wishful thinking! I've absorbed Sesshomaru's powers, you can't defeat me so easily!
I don't know how much endurance you have, but you would become part of my body too.
Next on Inuyasha, "Vanishing Point, Naraku Disappears".
Kohaku… kill Rin now!
Compiled on 20 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 29 Feb 2008.
Dialogues adapted from the Japanese-dub, English-sub version of Inuyasha distributed by Odex (Singapore).
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