By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 24 Feb 2008.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 28 Oct 2002
Script: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Storyboard: Hitoyuki Matsui
Episode Director: Satoshi Toba
Animation Director: Rie Nakajima
Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Gramps: Ginzo Matsuo [< EP38] / Katsumi Suzuki [> EP47]
Mama Higurashi: Asako Dodo
Sota Higurashi: Akiko Nakagawa
Hitomi: Akira Tomisaka
Ayumi: Nami Okamoto
Eri: Yuki Masuda
Yuka: Kaori Shimizu
Florist: IMAI Asami
Sota as Conan
Tall card [352 x 856 pixels]
Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 / 3 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 45 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 27 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 34 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 14 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 21 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: 59.0% [23/39]
Hey… Brother Inuyasha… Can I ask you a man's secret?
What is love? Is love forever?
W-why are you asking this?!
I'm secretly in love with Hitomi…!
Kagome! You solve this one!
Don't worry! For this cute brother of mine, I'll surely think of a solution! Next on Inuyasha, "Sota's Brave Confession of Love".
Sota's problem is harder to handle than demons…
A girl in elementary school, third grade. Sota from her class confessed his love awkwardly.
(to Sota) Don’t look so sad. There are plenty of other girls out there.
What did you say?!
[ recap ]
Flashback from previous episode, when INU-gang was in Kaede's hut. SAN helps the sick KAG to get up.
KAG: (narrating) After I caught a cold, I returned to the modern world.
Cut to Ayumi, Eri, Yuka and Hojo visiting KAG.
KAG: (narrating) Everyone came to visit me. Then I found out that there was an important test the next day.
Cut to KAG talking to Hojo.
KAG: Hojo, please teach me!
Cut to Hojo teaching KAG. KAG coughs and all her friends rush to her, concerned.
KAG: (narrating) But then, my fever wouldn't subside… Just when I thought I was done for…
Cut to INU giving KAG the 'liver-drink'.
INU: Drink this medicine.
Cut to KAG taking the test in her classroom.
KAG: (narrating) Thanks to the formula handed down by Inuyasha's mother, I was able to get well and take the test.
Cut to INU waiting for KAG on the rooftop of the school.
[ End of recap: 2min 8sec ]
[ Title screen: Sota's Brave Confession of Love ]
Daytime in Higurashi residence. KAG opens the window of her room and stretches herself. INU is sulking in a corner of the room.
KAG: The weather is great and I feel great! I'm fine now! And I survived that test. (turns to INU) All thanks to you, Inuyasha.
INU: (scoffs) Smooth talker.
KAG: Thanks, Inuyasha.
INU: (blushing) What are you saying? If you have time to speak so freely, let's go back then.
KAG: Hey, Inuyasha.
KAG: Want to go shopping?
Cut to INU and KAG in the streets. INU is wearing a cap.
INU: (frowning) Why do I have to go along with this?
KAG: We have to prepare well for the long journey, right?
INU: Didn't you tell me not to go out the last time round?
KAG: That was then. This is now. (smiles to herself)
INU: (to himself) What's with her?
KAG: (thinking) Feels like we're on a date, walking together like this. (blushes)
KAG turns to look at INU, only to realize he's gone. She looks around and sees him looking into a bakery enthusiastically.
KAG: W-What is he doing?
INU: (excited) Hey Kagome! This is food, isn't it?!
A passerby looks at INU and giggles. KAG blushes.
In a supermarket.
KAG: Hey Inuyasha, what should we buy first?
INU: Ninja food!
Cut to INU looking at the aisles of food, in awe.
KAG: (looking around with a basket in her hand) If I remember correctly, cup noodles are… Over there!
KAG holds INU's hand and walks through the aisles. INU blushes.
They reach the cup noodle section.
INU: (excited) Wow!!
KAG: Which kind do you want?
INU: (fold arms) I really can't decide…
INU examines the array of noodles and a sweatdrop flows down his face.
Cut to KAG and INU walking in the streets. KAG is carrying a big plastic bag. INU is carrying three boxes, which are so tall that they block his view.
KAG: Maybe we bought a bit too much.
INU: (looks out from the side of the boxes) We DEFINITELY bought too much.
KAG notices something ahead and stops. INU bumps into her and all the boxes nearly fall.
INU: Dummy! Don't stop suddenly!
Across the street, Sota is seen in front of a florist, looking at the flowers. KAG immediately pulls INU into an alley. They then peep out of the alley at Sota.
INU: Why are we hiding?!
KAG: That's Sota. I wonder what he's doing.
The florist walks out of the shop and talks to Sota.
Florist: Buying a present? Anything you like?
Sota remains silent and frowns.
Florist: (nervous) Just let me know when you've made a decision. (smiles uncomfortably and walks in)
Sota continues staring a pot of pink flowers. He walks on, turns back and continues to stare at the flowers.
INU: What is he doing?
KAG: Who knows?
Three girls walk towards the shop. Sota panics and hides behind a few pot of flowers.
Girl 1: What happened?
Girl 2: Then he stuck his feet into the basin and fell into the hot water!
Girl 3, with short wavy hair, giggles. Sota looks at her and blushes.
Girl 1: But I feel sorry for your dad.
Girl 2: My dad is really clumsy.
Girl 1: He wasn't hurt?
Girl 2: No, but he has a huge bump on his head.
The girls walk past him. Sota stands and continues looking at them.
Evening. KAG's family and INU are having dinner. Sota looks listless and sighs.
Mama: What's wrong, Sota? Aren't you hungry?
Sota: (shakes head) Oh, it's nothing!
GRA: In that case, use this! (takes out a large scale)
Sota: What's that?
GRA: It's a mermaid's scale that's been passed down through the generations. Put it on your navel overnight and you get amazing results!
Sota: (takes the scale and turns to Buyo) Buyo.
Buyo, who is resting lazily behind Sota, gets up and goes to him.
Sota: You can have it.
Buyo meows and bites the scale. GRA panics and chases Buyo. She then picks up her pace and runs.
GRA: Hey you…! Wait you devil…
Sota: (listless, leaves dinner table) I'm done.
GRA: (background) It's a mermaid scale alright!
Mama: I wonder if something has happened.
GRA: (appears next to Mama) Maybe there's something wrong with him.
KAG: He's fine.
Mama & GRA: Huh?!
KAG: Even if he's sick, he's lovesick.
Mama & GRA: Lovesick?!
Mama: (excited) We should celebrate then!
KAG spits out her rice.
GRA: Good idea! Kagome can use that excuse the next time she's absent.
KAG: (slams hand on table) No, thanks.
GRA: Your teacher will be duped!
KAG: No, he won't!
Mama: What a lovely illness!
Night time. INU walks up the stairs to KAG's room. Sota is in the corridor, waiting.
Sota: Hey, Brother Inu.
INU: What is it?
Sota: I want to talk to you about something.
Sota: A serious man-to-man talk.
INU looks at Sota.
Sota and INU sit in the courtyard. After a long silence, INU stands.
INU: (exasperated) Ok, I'm going to leave now.
Sota: (tugs at INU's sleeve) Please wait a second!
INU: What?! Tell me what's wrong!
Sota: What is it like to like someone?
INU: (blushes) Pu!
Sota: Is love eternal?
INU: (pulls his sleeve away from Sota) Why are you saying this all of a sudden?!
Sota: Who said "I like you" first? Sister or you?
INU: (shocked) Huh?!
Sota: Who was it?
INU: (sits and crosses arms) Why are you…all of a sudden…?
Sota: Well, aren't the both of you dating?
INU: (shocked and embarrassed) Huh?!!
Sota: Isn't it? If not, my sister won't be going back in time all these while. And you wouldn't bother to take care of her when she's sick, right?
A sweat drop flows down INU's face.
Sota: Come on, who said it first? How did you confess?
INU: I-Idiot! Why would I say such things to Kagome?
Sota: (surprised) Then… she said it first? (curious) What did she say?
INU looks at Sota in silence, breaking out in sweat.
Sota: Is it possible that you guys haven't said anything to each other yet?
INU: (stutters) Wh… Wh… Wh…wh…
Sota: That must be it…
INU: (very uncomfortable) Yo… Yo…
Sota: (looks down) Say, Inuyasha. I don't know what to do.
INU: (thinking) I really couldn't care less…
Sota: The girl's name is Hitomi, but…
INU: (thinking, eyebrows twitching, incredulous) I'm not listening…
FADE TO FLASHBACK: Sota is in class. The girl with short wavy hair at the florist's sit next to him. Sota steals a glance at her.
Sota: (voice-over) Hitomi is my classmate. She sits next to me in class.
Cut to Hitomi talking to her friends, giggling. Cut to Hitomi taking care of the rabbit in school.
FADE TO PRESENT.
Sota: (talking fast) I really think she's very cute. She has nice big eyes, fair-skinned, came back from abroad… Doesn't like parsley, uses a different type of school bag…
INU: I don't really get it, but in other words, you've fallen for her, right?
Sota: (blushes) But… I don't know how Hitomi feels about me. That's why… I really want to confess my feelings for her!
INU: (thinking, eyebrows twitching, incredulous) Why are you telling me this story…?
Sota: Hey, Brother Inu!
Sota: Can I practice?
INU's eyebrows twitches more.
Sota: Just want to practice confessing how I feel…
INU: (incredulous) Huh?!!
Sota: It's okay, right?!
INU looks at Sota, who is looking at him with pleading eyes.
INU: (raises a finger) Just once.
Sota: Thanks, Brother!
Cut to Sota and INU standing in the courtyard, facing each other. There is a long silence.
INU: What's wrong? Hurry up.
Sota: I'm… still not ready…
INU: I'm leaving if you're not going to… (walks off)
Sota: (tugs INU's clothes) Wait!
INU looks at Sota, who shakes his head pleadingly. Cut to INU and Sota standing and facing each other again.
Sota: (looks down, softly) I… I… I… (blushes and shouts) I like you!!!
KAG suddenly appears at the doorway, horrified, with eyes and hands twitching.
KAG: What are you doing?
Sota and INU look at KAG nervously.
In KAG's room. KAG is laughing hysterically.
Sota: You don't have to laugh…
KAG: Well, you should have asked me from the start. Instead of doing stupid things like that. I'd like to think that I'm better at such things than Inuyasha.
INU: You're a girl, that's expected of you!
KAG: (determined) Leave it to me! (stands, twirls and clenches her fist) For my precious little brother, I'll lend a helping hand!
INU and Sota look at each other apprehensively.
[ End of ACT I: 11min 45sec ]
Daytime. At the doorway of the Higurashi residence. Sota is dressed up like the Conan Edogawa from Detective Conan/Case Closed, with a coat and a red bow, minus the glasses. KAG kneels in front of him while INU stands next to her.
KAG: Perfect! Everything will go fine. (stands and hands Sota a bouquet of flowers) Here…
KAG: Listen up. During recess, tell her to meet you after school. Then you'll be able to confess in person after school.
Sota: Do I have to go to class looking like this?
KAG: Oh, come on… It's a matter of life-and-death, isn't it?
KAG: (turns Sota around and pats his bag) Well then, good luck! (raises hands in air, cheering) Go, Higurashi Sota!! Banzai!
INU pulls at a party toy and confetti pops out, in a 'I don't know what's going on' expression.
KAG: Inuyasha, say that again. Banzai!!
INU: O-Oh. (raises hands in air) Banzai!!
INU & KAG: (raise hands in air) ) Banzai!! Banzai!! Banzai!!
Sota walks off, looking pensive.
In KAG's classroom. KAG is talking to her friends.
Eri, Yuki & Ayumi: Confession?
KAG: Yes, confession!
Eri: Did Hojo confess his feelings for you?
Yuka: Is that why you're so happy?
Ayumi: But that's two-timing.
KAG: No, it's different. I'm not talking about Hojo.
Yuka: Then who? That boyfriend of yours didn't confess right?
Eri: If you don't clarify now, won't things get messy later?
KAG: It's not that either. It's not about me, it's about Sota.
Yuka: You mean your younger brother?
KAG: That's right. He's supposed to confess his feelings in school today. (excited) I wonder how it'll turn out.
Yuka: Looks like you're having fun.
Eri: Especially when it's about other people.
Ayumi: (smiles) True, quite different from the way she usually is.
Afternoon in the living room of KAG's house. KAG and INU are seated at a table. INU takes a cookie.
KAG: It's late, where's Sota? (gasps) Rejected? No way… But I can't deny all possibilities…
INU: (sips) Maybe that wasn't a good plan.
Sota: (background, listless) I'm home…
INU and KAG look to the door and then to each other.
KAG runs to the doorway. Sota still has the bouquet of flowers with him. He looks downcast.
KAG: Sota! Sota…
Sota looks down. Cut to image of Sota and KAG against a black background.
KAG: (thinking) His sullen face… There's no mistaking it! He was rejected!
Lightning flashes and thunder rolls. Cut to present. Sota walks off. KAG chases him.
KAG: Sota… perk up!
INU: (leaning on a wall) Don't look so sad. There are plenty of other girls out there.
KAG: (furious) What did you say?!
Sota: It's different…
INU and KAG look at Sota.
Sota: I wasn't necessarily rejected…
KAG: Then, what?
Sota: I couldn't say it…
KAG: (surprised) You couldn't say it…?
FADE TO FLASHBACK: Sota and Hitomi are standing at the back of the school.
Sota: (voice-over) Just like you told me to, I called Hitomi to the back of the school after class.
Hitomi: What's wrong, Sota?
Hitomi: If there's nothing I need to do, I'm going home. (turns)
Sota: Wait, Hitomi. Well…
Hitomi looks at Sota, blushing. There is a long silence.
Sota: I… I… I… I…
Hitomi: (frowns) I don't like guys who aren't man enough to say things outright. (closes eyes in disdain) Hmph!
Cut to Sota looking shocked and helpless.
FADE TO PRESENT: INU, KAG and Sota are seated in the living room. Sota bangs his head on the table and wails.
Sota: I'm a loser!
KAG: (thinking) Oh, I see…
INU: You idiot! Don't cry when you haven't even say anything!
Sota: It's the same as being rejected! I'm not strong, I can't be depended upon, and I can't say things outright!
INU: What are you saying? You just need to change!
Sota looks at INU.
INU: (clenches his fist) Don't worry, I'll make you stronger right now!
KAG: (surprised, similing) Inuyasha…
In courtyard. INU leaps in the air.
INU: Iron Reaver, Soul Stealer!! (breaks a tree into two)
KAG gapes at INU in disbelief.
INU: (turns to Sota) Okay, try it!
INU: Just try it!
Sota: (unconfident, waves his hand downwards like INU) Iron reaver…soul stealer…
INU: Oh! Not bad!
KAG: (twitching) R-really…?
INU: Okay, one more time!
Sota: (nods) Iron reaver…soul stealer.
KAG: W-wait, Inuyasha…
Sota: (background) Iron reaver…soul stealer.
KAG: (whispers) What are you doing?
Sota: (background) Iron reaver…soul stealer.
INU: (confident) It's all about fighting spirit. In other words, as long as Sota feels up to it, it's good.
KAG: (realizing) Oh, I see!
Sota: (background) Iron reaver…soul stealer.
INU: That's it!
Sota: Iron reaver…soul stealer. (looks at INU and KAG) Anything wrong?
KAG: No, just talking. Maybe it's me, but don't you feel a bit stronger now?
INU: Now that you've mentioned, it feels like you've gotten a bit tougher!
Sota: (scratches his head, blushing) Really?
KAG: (dramatic) Really! You're almost completely different from the Sota before!
INU: Now, Sota…
INU & KAG: (clenches fists, determined) Keep it up!
A sweat drop flows down Sota's face.
Cut to Mama, KAG, INU and GRA waving their hands in the air. Sota looks at them.
KAG, Mama, GRA & INU: Banzai!! Banzai!! Banzai!! Banzai!!
Everyone, even INU, is raising their hands enthusiastically.
Sota: Even my grandfather and mother…
KAG: (turns Sota around) Never mind that. Good luck, Sota! Keep it up!
All: Banzai!! Banzai!!
Sota: (walks off, thinking) I feel like I'm being duped…
All: Banzai!! Banzai!! Banzai!! Banzai!!
In KAG's room. INU is hitting his shoulders.
INU: This is worse than fighting demons.
KAG: I hope it goes well.
INU: In any case, he's one indecisive guy.
KAG: True enough. This brother of mine is really timid.
INU: He won't accomplish much being so wishy-washy.
KAG: That's right. He should just say it if he really likes her, right?
INU: (nods) That's right…
The door opens and Sota stands in the doorway, looking downcast.
Cut to INU and Sota seated across each other.
INU: (crossed arms, chiding) Did you get scared and came back?
Sota: It's impossible. Come to think of it, I've only practiced a few times… There's no way I could become that strong!
KAG: (thinking) Oh no…
INU: (exasperated, shouts) Cut it out!! Stop being so wishy-washy and put an end to it!!
Sota: Even if you say that…
INU: Stop mumbling and come here! (grabs Sota's collar and walks)
Sota: I don't want to!
KAG: Wait, Inuyasha!
Cut to front door. INU drops Sota on the ground.
INU: Listen up, Sota. Don't come back until you've confess your feelings!
INU: I won't let you until you confess to her!
Sota: But, this is my house…
INU: (clenches his fist) It's about the spirit, get it?! That's all it takes to get it done!
INU: How indecisive can you get?! Hey, Sota! Don't you like her?!
Sota looks at INU.
INU: You're a man, aren't you? Be brave and get it done like a man!
Sota nods and INU smiles.
Sota: (feeling better) I'm going now.
KAG: Keep it up!
Sota runs off.
KAG: Let's go, Inuyasha!
KAG: (determined) I'm his sister, I have to see this!
INU: (incredulous) Is that right?
KAG: (pulls INU) Come on, let's go!
INU: Hey, Kagome!
Evening in a playground. Sota and Hitomi are facing each other. INU and KAG peep out from some bushes a distance away.
Hitomi: What's wrong? You've been acting strangely today, Sota.
Sota: Hitomi. I have something important to tell you.
INU and KAG look on with full attention. INU's words flashes across Sota's mind.
INU: (voice-over) You're a man, aren't you?! Be brave and get it done!!
Sota: (nods, thinking) Inuyasha… (to Hitomi) Hitomi! I may not be strong, reliable, or able to say things outright, but… but! I really like you, Hitomi!
Hitomi: (blushes) Sota…
Sota: I'd like you to go out with me.
INU and KAG look on nervously. There is a short silence.
Hitomi: (smiles) Okay!
INU and KAG smile.
KAG: (proud) Sota…
Cut to Sota and Hitomi hugging each other. INU and KAG are taken aback and blush.
KAG: T-They're only 3rd graders…
INU: T-They're pretty mature, aren't they?
INU and KAG look at each other, blushing. There is a short silence. They gasp and turn away, embarrassed. Cut to evening view of the playground.
[ End of ACT II: 21min 25sec ]
Daytime. At the Dry Well in the shrine. Three huge plastic bags lean against the well. KAG counts the bags as INU and Sota look on.
KAG: 1, 2, 3… We didn't forget anything, right?
INU: Alright, shall we go then? See you, Sota!
Sota: Take care!
KAG: See you!
INU slings the bags over his shoulder.
Sota: Hey, Inuyasha.
Sota: Thank you.
INU: (smiles) Alright. Let's go, Kagome!
INU and KAG jump into the well.
[ End of ACT III: 22min 9sec ]
[ End of episode 90: Sota's Brave Confession of Love ]
[ Preview for next episode ]
What's up? What are you looking for, Shippo?
I'm looking for Kuroro from Koume's village. Ever since this strange spiritualist said that Kuroro would bring bad luck, she has been chased out of the village. Kuroro is not only smart, she looks a lot like Kirara too!
Cats are the natural enemies of rats. This time the village has been attacked by rats… Perhaps there might be some connection…! Next on Inuyasha, "The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara".
This time let me handle it!
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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