episode 96

Jaken Falls Ill

Filler Episode

Episode Capsule last revised on 24 Feb 2008.


OPENING SONG: Grip! by Every Little Thing
ENDING SONG: Shinjitsu no Uta by Do As Infinity

Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Storyboard: Kiyoshi Fukumoto
Episode Director: Kiyoshi Fukumoto
Animation Director: Rie Nakajima


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Sesshomaru: Ken Narita
Jaken: Chō
Rin: Mamiko Noto
Jinenji: Hisao Egawa
Jinenji's mother: 藤 夏子



Tall card [223 x 550 pixels]


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Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 / 3 in all
No. of 'sit': 11 / 57 in all (NEW RECORD!)
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 1 / 33 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 39 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 16 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 23 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 9 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [63 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 9 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 7 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 59.6% [28/47]


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Ouch! Oh no, the miasma and poison have entered my body!

Grandpa Jaken has been poisoned by Naraku's Poison Insects! If I can't find the Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant, he'll die!

Listen, Rin… To be able to follow Lord Sesshomaru… I feel very blessed… I'll die with no regrets…!

No, Grandpa Jaken! Please don't die! Next on Inuyasha, "Jaken Falls Ill".

Oh no! Am I really going to die…?!

InuYasha’s Jar

#96 Inuyasha 犬夜叉 [いぬやしゃ]


Inuyasha can’t remember everything.


Grandpa Jaken. Are you alright? Or… did I die as well?


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INU: Inuyasha
KAG: Kagome
SHI: Shippo
MIR: Miroku
SAN: Sango
KIR: Kirara
TET: Tetsusaiga
HIR: Hiraikotsu
SES: Sesshomaru
JAK: Jaken
JIN: Jinenji

[ Prologue ]

INU:   It's now time for Inuyasha!

KAG:  To find the Sacred Jewel fragments,

INU:   With this Tetsusaiga, I have to defeat Naraku!

KAG:  Inuyasha's brother, Sesshomaru, hates humans. Why is there a human girl with him? This human girl travels with Sesshomaru and Jaken!

INU:   Miroku and Sango and Shippo and Kirara!

KAG:  An excitng adventure unfolds!

INU & KAG: Inuyasha!

[ recap ]

Flashback from episode 88, when the Monkey God told INU-gang about Naraku's whereabouts.

KAG:  (narrating) When Naraku disappeared, we began our search in the northeast.

Cut to SES-gang traveling in a forest.

KAG:  (narrating) Inuyasha's older brother, Sesshomaru, is searching for Naraku too.

[ End of recap: 2min 12sec ]

[ Title screen: Jaken Falls Ill ]

[ ACT I ]

SES-gang is traveling in a forest. Rin is sitting on A-Un while JAK pulls it along. Rin's stomach growls.

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru, Rin is hungry. Can we look for something to eat?

JAK:   Stop whining, Rin. There's plenty of food around. Be patient.

Rin:  But…

JAK:   Don't "but" me! Be quiet…

Rin jumps off A-Un. JAK is taken aback.

Rin:  (runs off) I'll be back…

JAK:   (furious) Hey, Rin!

SES:   Jaken.

JAK stops waving his fists madly and looks at SES.

SES:   Let her be.

JAK:   I don't believe it.

Daytime. INU-gang is traveling.

KAG:  I don't believe it! Why did you eat it all?

INU:   Shut up.

KAG:  (holds up an empty bag of chips) No more garlic chips…

INU:   They're just chips!

KAG:  Those are meant for Jinenji! You're always eating!

INU:   I tasted them and couldn't stop.

KAG:  Now what should I do?

MIR:   Hey… This Jinenji…

KAG:  Well, see… That time when Kirara was injured by Naraku, Jinenji gave us the antidote.

SAN:  Oh, that time!

KIR, in SAN's arms, mews.

KAG:  Since his village is nearby, I thought we should visit him. But someone ate the gift for him.

INU:   (exasperated) Don't say that!

SHI:   Say, Jinenji's a half-demon too?

KAG:  Yes. But he's very kind and gentle. (gives INU the evil eye) Unlike Inuyasha.

INU:   Since we lost the gift, let's forget it!

MIR:   Since we might be able to get some medicine to treat similar poisons in the future, we should visit him.

SAN:  And thank him for helping Kirara.

KIR mews.

KAG:  Shall we go, everyone? (walks past INU) Inuyasha can do whatever he wants.

INU:   (thinking) She's so petty!

Back to Rin. Rin stops by a tree and looks at the mushrooms growing on the root.

Rin:  I can eat these!

Suddenly the soil moves.

Cut to SES and JAK waiting for Rin. Rin's yell is heard in the background. SES runs.

Cut to Rin grabbed by a demon. SES arrives and cuts off the demon's arm. JAK comes running.

JAK:   That was a wonderful save, Lord Sesshomaru!

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru is the best!

SES gasps. The demon hand transforms into a bunch of poison insects.

JAK:   Those are… poisonous insects!

SES:   Step back. Naraku left these useless stuff behind.

The insects morph back into a hand.

SES:   Jaken. The insects' nest should be nearby.

JAK:   Yes, leave it to me! (runs off)

The demon hand attacks SES, who blocks with Tokijin. He then springs off a tree trunk, twirls and slashes the arm into two. The poison insects appear and fly off. SES scoffs.

SES:   (turns around) Jaken.

Cut to Rin and JAK looking for the nest in the forest.

Rin:  (pointing) Grandpa Jaken! That's the insects' nest!

JAK makes some sounds. Suddenly a horde of insects appear behind Rin.

JAK:   Rin, get down!

Rin:  Yes! (squats)

JAK:   Take this, Demon Head Curse!

JAK spews fire from his Human Head Staff and burns some insects. He runs to Rin and burns more of them.

JAK:   Little bastards! Rin, don't lift your head yet. (thinking) If I protect Rin, Lord Sesshomaru will treat me better.

Rin:  (touched, thinking) Grandpa Jaken…

More insects come out from the hive and fly towards JAK.

JAK:   What? Still alive? (swings his staff)

SES:   Jaken.

SES appears and raises Tokijin. JAK is worried. SES swings Tokijin and JAK immediately ducks. The evil aura from Tokijin kills the insects and the hive. The tree that the hive was on falls too.

JAK:   (waving) You saved us, Lord Sesshomaru!

Rin:  Thank you, Lord Sesshomaru!

Suddenly some poison insects appear behind JAK and stab him on the arm. JAK panics.

Rin:  Grandpa Jaken!

The insects fly away.

SES:   If I follow them… (chases)

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru!

JAK, wincing in pain, tears off his sleeve. Two stings are on his arm.

JAK:   Rin! Pull these out!

Rin holds JAK's arm and tries to pull out the stings apprehensively. However, the stings enter JAK's flesh.

JAK:   Are they out?

Rin:  I'm sorry, Grandpa Jaken…

JAK:   (perspiring) NO…! (runs forward and spins around) The poison will spread through my body! (knocks his head on a trunk, whimpering) At this rate, I'll die…

Rin:  I'm sorry. Grandpa Jaken… Because of me…

JAK:   I-Idiot! I didn't do it for you! (throws his sleeve on the ground) I did it for Lord Sesshomaru!

JAK gasps and falls over. Rin runs to him.

Rin:  Grandpa Jaken, is there a way to remove the poison?

JAK:   It's alright, Rin… I was always happy traveling with Lord Sesshomaru. Even if I rot away here… Even if I die…

Rin:  (crying) Grandpa Jaken…

JAK:   (crying) Lord Sesshomaru… Jaken will pray for his safety from underneath the ground. Tell him that… (closes his eyes and sniffles)

Rin:  Grandpa Jaken! (shakes head) I don't want to see Grandpa Jaken die! I will do anything… Anything you say!

JAK:   Really? Then may I request…

Cut to Rin riding on A-Un in the sky, looking determined.

Rin:  (thinking) Grandpa Jaken… Don't die!

CUT TO FLASHBACK. JAK is leaning on a trunk, looking weak.

JAK:   Find someone called Jinenji at the field of medicinal herbs. Ask from him the Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant.

Rin:  Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant?

JAK:   So Rin, if you really want to save me… Hurry. The medicine has to be within my body before sunset. Or the poison will circulate throughout my body… And I will…

Rin:  No problem, Grandpa Jaken. I'll return before the sun sets. I'll return for sure!


Rin:  (pulls A-Un's reins) Ah-Un, faster!

A-Un growls and flies faster.

[ End of ACT I: 9min 15sec ]

[ ACT II ]

INU-gang stands in a field.

MIR:   Is this the right way, Kagome?

KAG:  I think so… Inuyasha, isn't this the right way?

INU:   (spiteful) Inuyasha can't remember everything.

KAG:  (smiling) Hey, are you still angry about that? I'm sorry about what happened.

INU:   (exasperated, thinking) She's so insincere… (sniffs the air) This smell…

KAG:  What's wrong, Inuyasha?

INU:   Those are… Naraku's poisonous insects!

Two poison insects without stings fly towards them.

INU:   (scoff) They're flying by themselves. (unsheathes TET) Come on!

MIR:   Wait, Inuyasha! Kagome. Are there any Sacred Jewel fragments nearby?

KAG:  I don't sense anything.

MIR:   There're no puppets around either. Those bugs might be returning to where Naraku is.

SAN:  If we don't kill them, we can follow them.

INU:   (sheathes TET) It's good to know where Naraku is!

INU-gang chases the insects. Suddenly they fall to the ground.

SHI:   They're falling!

INU:   What?

SHI:   Did they die?

INU-gang stops near the fallen insects. INU kicks one of them slightly.

INU:   What's going on?

Suddenly a ball of light appears and stops in front of them. SES appears.

INU:   Se-Sesshomaru?

SES:   Did you kill them? The Poisonous Insects.

INU:   Poisonous Insects? Those annoying bugs?

SES:   Ignorant bastard.

INU:   Huh?!

SES:   I was using them to search for Naraku's whereabouts.

INU:   Same here, but they died on their own.

SES:   The ugly bastard with the same excuses.

INU:   Kah! What excuses? It's true!

KAG:  That's right, he's telling the truth.

INU:   (unsheathes TET) Kagome, stay back. He won't listen to us!

SES:   Inuyasha. I'm not in a very good mood today. I won't go easy on you today.

INU:   Stop talking nonsense! You'll regret what you said later!

SES and INU sprint towards each other. Their blades clash and they start fighting.

KAG:  Please stop it, you two!

SHI:   It's useless.

MIR:   Those brothers can never get along.

SAN:  That's right.

INU and SES continue fighting.

Rin arrives in a village. A-Un stands in a field. Rin runs up a slope.

Rin:  Ah-Un, wait there!

Rin arrives at JIN's (Jinenji) farm.

Rin:  The field of medicinal herbs. This is it!

Rin walks into JIN's hut. JMA (Jinenji's mother) is sorting out some medicine.

Rin:  Excuse me…

JMA:   Who is it?

Rin:  (thinking) A witch…!

JMA:   Yes?

Rin:  I want to see Jinenji.

JMA:   Jinenji isn't seeing anyone today. Go away.

JIN is lying on the floor, with the blanket pulled over him.

Rin:  Jinenji, are you here? Listen to me. I need the Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant. Someone will die if I don't get it!

JIN:  That's very interesting… But the fruit isn't here. Go away.

Rin:  What's wrong? Why won't you show yourself?

JMA:   You're too young to understand. Jinenji is a half-demon.

Rin:  Half-demon?

JMA:   Sometimes he changes back to the human form. He's very shy as a human. He doesn't want anyone to see his human form.

Rin:  Then tell me how I can get the fruit. I'll go by myself!

JMA:   This fruit works on demons. Are you trying to save a demon?

Rin nods.

JMA:   Did you fall in love with that demon?

Rin:  Fall in love? What's that?

JMA:   That's right… You're still very young. When I was this young…

JIN peeps at Rin from under the blanket.

Rin:  It's not like that! I want to save Lord Jaken!

JIN:  Mother… That girl looks like Kagome.

JMA:   Kagome? Oh, that girl! (looks at Rin) You may be right.

JIN:  The fruit you want is at the top of a mountain. But evil spirits live there and think of humans as meat. When the sun sets, I'll return to normal. Can we wait till then?

Rin:  It's too late! (kneels in front of JIN) Please tell me and I'll go get it!

JIN:  You really… are like Kagome.

Cut to JAK struggling in the forest, crying.

JAK:   Rin… Lord Sesshomaru… I don't want to be alone…

Back to the fight between INU and SES. The rest of INU-gang look on.

INU:   Take that!

Rin, on A-Un fly past them in the sky.

Rin:  Ah-Un, we found it. That's it!

A mountain is seen in front of them.

INU:   Take that… Wind Scar!

INU leaps and throws a Wind Scar at SES, who cuts it away with Tokijin. He then zooms in front of INU and knocks TET out of his hands.

INU:   (shocked) What?!

TET strikes the ground and reverts to its rusty state. INU crashes to the ground. SES points the tip of Tokijin at INU's throat.

SES:   Fight's over. Prepare to die, Inuyasha.

INU:   Keh! I'm not going to beg you to spare my life!

SES:   Really?

KAG:  (runs to them) Wait! You want to know Naraku's whereabouts? This is what we've heard. His presence is in the northeast direction.

INU:   K-Kagome!

SES:   Northeast direction? That's all I need. (walks off) Your life's been spared, Inuyasha.

INU:   Wait, Sesshomaru! Why are you after Naraku?

SES:   I won't forgive him!

INU-gang looks at SES as he walks away.

Cut to Rin the mountains. A group of demons move towards her. She is backing away, terrified. A demon fly towards her and she gasps and cowers. A blue light appears and kills the demons. It is A-Un.

Rin:  Thank you, Ah-Un!

A-Un growls.

Rin continues walking in the mountains, holding up a drawing of the plant.

Rin:  (looks around, thinking) Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant… Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant…

Rin notices a plant with purple leaves high up on a cliff edge. She looks at the drawing.

Rin:  (glad) Found it! That's it!

Suddenly the ground cracks and demons rush out. Rin shrieks. A-Un rushes out and kills the demons.

Rin:  Sorry, Ah-Un! Stay there! I'm going to get the fruit!

A-Un nods. A stray spider demon is getting away and A-Un casually kills it with a flick of its tail. Rin starts to climb up the steep cliff. Demons rush towards her but A-Un spews light orbs at them from the ground and kills them. Rin continues climbing. It is evening already. Rin loses her footing and nearly slips off.

Rin:  (terrified, thinking) Lord Sesshomaru, I'm scared… (continues climbing) Father, Mother, and Older Brother… Everyone's dead. I don't want anyone else to die. (tearing) I don't want to see someone else die!

The sun is almost setting. Rin is on a narrow ledge. She tiptoes and reaches out for the Fruit of the Thousand Year Old Plant above.

Rin:  (thinking) Grandpa Jaken, don't die! Everyone, don't die!

Rin grabs the plant. The ledge she is on suddenly crumbles and she falls. A-Un growls.

Rin:  (shouts) Lord Sesshomaru!

A light orb appears and grabs Rin. The orb lands on a edge and turns to SES. He looks at Rin in his arms, who is unconscious and grabbing hold of the plant.

Back with JAK. JAK winces in pain and grabs his chest. He is perspiring profusely.

JAK:   The poison has spread. (looks at the sky) The sun is setting. (resigned) Rin has failed. I knew it. My eyes have blurred.

A blurry image of SES appears before JAK.

JAK:   (thinking) An illusion? (rubs his eyes) L-Lord Sesshomaru…!

SES throws the plant to JAK.

JAK:   (touched, crying) Lord Sesshomaru… (bites and swallows the plant dramatically)

Pan sideways to Rin sleeping on A-Un.

Rin:  (sleep talking) Grandpa Jaken… Don't die…

[ End of ACT II: 19min 58sec ]


Nighttime. INU-gang is in front of JIN's hut, talking to JIN and JMA.

KAG:  (surprised) A little girl came here for something?

JMA:   I'm worried. I hope she got the right fruit.

JIN:  I think it's alright. That girl is very much like Kagome.

INU:   (looks at KAG) Like Kagome?

JIN:  Yes. That girl is surely stronger than me. That girl possesses a heart like Kagome, brilliant as the sun. She has a big and kind heart.

KAG:  (holds her face) Jinenji, stop it already…

INU:   Oi, Jinenji. There's something I don't understand.

JIN:  Huh?

INU:   Kagome is actually quite petty.

KAG:  (smiling) Inuyasha…

INU panics.

KAG:  Sit.

INU crashes to the ground.

INU:   (weakly) See, Jinenji… She has a small heart…

KAG:  Sit, sit, sit, sit, sit, sit, sit, sit, sit, sit.

INU hits the ground repeatedly. JIN is taken aback.

SHI:   Idiot.

MIR:   He is.

SAN:  Indeed.

KIR mews.

In a field. JAK looks at the unconscious Rin. Rin wakes.

JAK:   (glad) You're okay!

Rin:  (gasps) Grandpa Jaken. Are you alright? (sits up) Or… did I die as well?

JAK:   Idiot. Lord Sesshomaru saved you.

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru?

JAK:   Yes, Rin. (voice trembling slightly) From now on, don't run away from Lord Sesshomaru!

Pan sideways to reveal A-Un sleeping and SES looking at the sky.

Rin:  I'm sorry… (stands and hugs JAK, crying) But I'm glad, Grandpa Jaken!

JAK:   (almost crying) What…! Let me go!

Rin:  No!

Cut to SES looking at the sky.

SES:   (thinking) To the northeast?

Rin and JAK walk up to him.

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru!

JAK:   (imitating Rin's cute way of calling SES) Lord Sesshomaru!

SES:   Let's go.

SES walks off. Rin smiles. The group travels again.

JAK:   Lord Sesshomaru, everything's back to normal! (giggles)

[ End of ACT III: 22min 5sec ]

[ End of episode 96: Jaken Falls Ill ]

[ Preview for next episode ]

What should I do, Kagome? Kirara is missing!

Calm down… Could she have gone for a walk?

But Kirara never goes off without telling me… could she have met with something and she can't come back? I'm really worried!

Could it be because of that incident…?! Next on Inuyasha, "Kirara Who Doesn't Return".

Kirara, if you really left without saying a word… I'll hate you!


Compiled on 23 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 24 Feb 2008.

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

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