episode 124

Farewell, My Beloved Kikyo

さらば愛しき桔梗よ
Canon Episode | 2 episode story, 123-124

By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 28 Feb 2008.

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 25 Aug 2003

OPENING SONG: Grip! by Every Little Thing
ENDING SONG: Itazura na Kiss by 6th Ending Song | Episodes 109-127

PRODUCTION:
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Storyboard: Mitsuko Kase
Episode Director: Teruo Satoh
Animation Director: Shinichi Sakuma

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Kikyo: Noriko Hidaka
Sesshomaru: Ken Narita
Jaken: Chō
Koga: Taiki Matsuno
Naraku: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Kagura: Izumi Ohgami
Akago: Ai Kobayashi

GOODIES:


Farewell

Tall card [352 x 479 pixels]

STATISTICS:

Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 65 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 51 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 46 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 1 / 19 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 29 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 11 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [66 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 10 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 63.6% [42/66]


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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

Don't worry, Kagome, I'll get the wimpy wolf out of here!

Inuyasha went to save Koga! In this short time, Naraku has appeared in front of Kikyo!

Tell me, Naraku! What is your true intention?!

There's a river of poison just behind you. With a fake body like yours, you won't have a chance at survival. Kikyo, this will be your grave!

Next on Inuyasha, "Farewell, My Beloved Kikyo".

And the one who couldn't save her is you, Inuyasha.

InuYasha’s Jar

#124 Kikyo 桔梗 [ききょう]

Quotes

Take care of Kagome, Great Demon Shippo!

 

Do you have to work so hard just to kill one woman? Naraku…

 

Your fake body of soil and bones… You can’t even bleed…

 

You died before me, again… Where are you now? Who are you with now?

 

And you did nothing but watch Kikyo get killed?!

I don’t even want to know how you are related… But the one who had killed Kikyo was Naraku… And the one who couldn’t save her, Inuyasha, is you.

 

Oddities and Other Notes

References


Farewell…
Farewell…
The song playing when Inuyasha found out that Kikyo has died is "Sotsugyo~Sayonara wa Ashita no tame ni" by Tackey and Tsubasa. It is available here.

Oddities

Did you notice…?

Freeze Frame Fun

Links

Comments

xL
26 Feb 2008

I wished they had played “Shinjitsu no Uta” as the ending song, instead of the upbeat “Mischievious Kiss”. The upbeat song totally destroyed the melancholic ambience. “Shinjitsu no Uta” would have been a more appropriate ending song for this episode.

 

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transcript

Abbreviations
INU: Inuyasha
KAG: Kagome
SHI: Shippo
MIR: Miroku
SAN: Sango
KIR: Kirara
TET: Tetsusaiga
HIR: Hiraikotsu
KIK: Kikyo
SES: Sesshomaru
JAK: Jaken
KOG: Koga
NAR: Naraku
KAR: Kagura

[ Prologue ]

INU:   It's now time for Inuyasha!

KAG:  To find the Sacred Jewel fragments,

INU:   I have to defeat Naraku with this Tetsusaiga!

KAG:  While Mount Hakurei is breaking up, Inuyasha went to rescue Koga. Meanwhile, the evil Naraku appears before Kikyo. What is Naraku’s intention?!

INU:   Miroku and Sango and Shippo and Kirara!

KAG:  An exciting adventure unfolds!

INU & KAG: Inuyasha!


[ ACT I ]

Recap from previous episode. Cut to INU leaping, piggybacking KAG. KAG has INU's Fire Rat Robe worn across her head. KAG fires and the Sacred Arrow pierces through the Wind Scar and hits the barrier.

KAG:  Watch me!

The arrow manages to make a hole at the bottom of NAR's barrier. A slimy ball containing an unconscious KOG then drops out.

KAG:  Koga!

NAR:  If your friends are that important to you…

NAR raises his hand. The walls around the shaft start to crumble and fall.

INU:   What?!

KAG:  It's collapsing!

KOG falls into the deep pit below. INU jumps after him. NAR continues floating upwards.


Cut to KIK standing outside Mount Hakurei.

NAR:  (voice-over) Kikyo… I'll see you soon.


[ Title screen: Farewell, My Beloved Kikyo ]


Continuation from previous episode. INU, piggybacking KAG and SHI, jumps after KOG. INU reaches for KOG, but is hindered by the crumbling walls.

KAG:  Koga!

INU:   (landing on a tentacle jutting out) Damn!

MIR and SAN fly towards INU on KIR. SAN is swinging HIR to create a shield from the acid of the crumbling tentacles.

MIR:   Inuyasha! Kagome!

SAN:  We have to hurry or we'll be poisoned by the gases!

SHI:   Kagome, I know how you feel but we can't go after him! You must give up on Koga!

CUT TO FLASHBACK from episode 122, when KOG was sucked into the ground. KOG pushes KAG's hand away.

KOG:  I can't pull you in as well…

KAG:  Koga! Koga!

KOG is sucked into the ground completely.

BACK TO PRESENT.

KAG:  (sad) Koga…

INU:   Hey, Shippo!

SHI:   What is it?

INU:   Take Kagome and go on without me! Got it?

SHI:   (taken aback) Inuyasha…you…

INU:   (smiles) Take care of Kagome, Great Demon Shippo!

SHI:   Inuyasha…

INU puts KAG down.

KAG:  But Inuyasha…

INU:   You want to save the wimpy wolf, don't you? I can't move freely when you two are on my back! (to SHI) Go!

SHI nods gravely and leaps off INU's shoulder.

SHI:   CHANGE! (transforms into pink flying form) Come on, Kagome!

SAN:  Hurry up, Kagome!

MIR:   (reaching out a hand) Kagome!

INU:   Don't worry, I'll get the wimpy wolf out of here!

KAG nods. INU heaves KAG onto SHI and leaps into the pit. SHI floats towards KIR.

KAG:  Inuyasha, be careful! You'd better come back, you hear me?!

INU:   Yeah!

KAG looks worriedly as INU jumps further into the pit.


Cut to KIK standing outside Mount Hakurei.

KIK:   (thinking) This evil aura… Is it really Naraku? But, this aura… Mount Hakurei… is breaking up?

The tip of the mountain breaks open and a miasma flies out with a pink orb. The orb rushes towards KIK and the ground around KIK starts to break. KIK doesn't flinch. The orb stops right in front of KIK. It turns out to be NAR, who is chuckling.

KIK:   Naraku.

NAR:  Kikyo… It's been awhile.


Cut to INU leaping into the pit. He reaches the bottom, which is full of purple liquid and slimy orbs.

INU:   (covering nose, thinking) Damn the poisonous gas… I won't be able to help him if he fell in there! What are those?

INU notices a slimy orb with KOG's silhouette.

INU:   There! Iron Reaver, Soul Stealer!!

INU claws at the orb and KOG is releases. He is still unconscious, however. INU holds up KOG and puts his hand around his shoulder, and leaps up.

INU:   (worried, thinking) He has started to melt…! Damn this Naraku! He tried to get the Sacred Jewel fragments by absorbing Koga!

KOG coughs and vomits out some slimy stuff.

INU:   Are you still alive, wimpy wolf?

KOG:  (weakly) Dog-face… (gasps) Naraku…! What happened to Naraku?

INU:   I'll explain later! We have to get out of here!


Cut to the rest of INU-gang near the top part of the shaft.

SAN:  There's no way out!

SHI:   No exit?!

MIR:   Don't give up just yet! We'll just have to make one then! Wind Tunnel!!

MIR opens his Wind Tunnel and sucks at the top part of the shaft. It crumbles and slowly an opening is seen.

KAG:  Good job, Miroku!

SHI:   Let's go!


Cut to SHI and KIR flying out of the crumbling Mount Hakurei.

SAN:  The mountain is collapsing…

SHI:   Inuyasha… Inuyasha hasn't come out yet?

MIR:   I'm afraid it's too late…

KAG:  No, it's okay. Inuyasha wouldn't just die like that… (worried, thinking) Inuyasha… be safe… You promised to come out no matter what!


Back to KOG and INU.

INU:   (looking up) Exit… Where is the exit?!

KOG:  You idiot! You don't even know the way back?!

INU:   Don't be stupid! The exit has been blocked!

KOG:  There is no way I'm going to die here with you!

INU:   (smirks) What a coincidence. Neither will I… I am not going to die here!!!

INU notices an opening.

INU:   (thinking) BINGO! The exit!

Suddenly, INU gasps as an image of KIK is seen at the opening.

INU:   (shocked, thinking) Kikyo? Why is there an illusion of her now?


Back to KIK and NAR.

KIK:   Naraku… What is this form of yours?

NAR:  Don't you get it? This is my new body.

KIK:   Don't make me laugh! My eyes won't be fooled. This body is just for show. You ran away and hid in Mount Hakurei, and built a holy area for yourself. What have you done?!

NAR:  Oh, well done, Kikyo. You have realized…

KIK:   When the mountain started to break up, Kagura flew away with something. (draws an arrow) Tell me! What is your true intention?!

NAR doesn't reply.


Cut to KAG and SHI on a cliff, looking at the crumbling Mount Hakurei. SHI has transformed back to his normal form. KAG is clutching onto INU's Fire Rat Robe tightly. KIR is flying above, with MIR and SAN.

SHI:   Inuyasha…

KAG:  (gasps) I can feel it… Pieces of the Sacred Jewel!

MIR:   Koga?

KAG:  He's coming this way!

INU is seen leaping out from the crumbling mountain with KOG.

KAG:  Inuyasha! It's great!

SHI:   They are both alive!

INU gasps and looks in front, and sees KIK looking worriedly at him.

INU:   (thinking) What?

The image of KIK fades and turns out to be KAG.

INU:   (shocked) Kagome!

KOG:  (looks up) Kagome…?!

Some falling rocks nearly hit KOG and INU.

SAN:  Watch out!

KOG grinds his teeth, determined to survive. He kicks on some falling boulder and drags INU by his collar. INU is shocked by the strange turn of events. The last bits of Mount Hakurei crumbles just at KOG lands on the cliff. KAG runs towards them.

KAG:  Inuyasha! Koga!

KOG:  Damn… I could have done this better. (holds KAG's hand) I'm sorry, Kagome, that I messed things up… You were scared, right?

INU:   (thumps KOG's head furiously) Damn you! Don't pretend that you have escaped on your own!

KOG:  Shut up, you dog-face!

SHI:   Hey, Koga! It won't hurt for you to say thank you!

KOG:  What?!

KAG:  Inuyasha went to rescue you before I even asked him to…

KOG is silent.

INU:   Keh! Don't get the wrong idea, I just didn't want Naraku to have your jewel fragments, that's all!

KOG:  Oh yeah? I don't need to say it then!

INU:   Say it!

KOG:  No way!!!

INU and KOG glare at each other.

SHI:   He just wants to hear it from you…

KAG closes her eyes helplessly.

[ End of ACT I: 11min 17sec ]


[ ACT II ]

Back to KIK and NAR. KIK fires and the arrow barely misses NAR.

KIK:   I'll ask you one more time! Naraku, what is your true intention?

NAR:  Kikyo… Did you come all the way to ask me that?

KIK:   I'm asking you a question!

NAR:  (laughs) A spinning of wheel of cause and effect that turns around… A red string is what you get from turning around… The old man that you have met, Kansuke no Rasetsu, it wasn't accidental that you met him… Everything was a part of my plan.

KIK gasps.

NAR:  I knew where he was supposed to die, and I used him. It was that simple. I told him about the legend of Mount Hakurei, and I put him at the right place, at the right time. Don't you get it? You didn't come here on your own accord. I simply allowed you to find me here! You talk about fate and destiny all the time…

CUT TO FLASHBACK from episode 47, when the Soul Catchers enveloped KIK and lifted her into the sky.

KIK:   (thinking) If a string of fate gets tangled and breaks, it can't be fixed again…

Cut to episode 115 when KIK walked in a forest, towards Mount Hakurei.

KIK:   (thinking) The purpose of walking back here is just to find out if my destiny was really sealed and cursed.

BACK TO PRESENT.

NAR:  Only weaklings say nonsense like that! The people who have power are able to control their fate and destiny!

KIK:   That's nonsense too, Naraku!

NAR:  Right… You wanted to know my true intention, right?

KIK glares at NAR in silence.

NAR:  Well… I'll tell you now.

NAR raises his right arm and a sharp spike elongates.

NAR:  There's something that I've been wanting to do for a long time. And that is…

NAR sends a sharp aura blade from the spike at KIK, which snaps her bow into two and cuts her right shoulder. KIK is shocked as she falls backwards. Souls fly out from KIK's wound.

NAR:  (sniggers) Your fake body of soil and bones… You can't even bleed…

KIK:   (falls to her knees) Naraku… You…!

NAR:  You were too careless, Kikyo… You should be at ease now… You thought that I won't be able to kill you… That's if I still have the heart of that dead man! That Onigumo won't have the heart to do so. But now… (raises arm) I can just kill you and not feel a thing.

KIK:   (thinking) You're saying that you threw that away? I see! That thing that Kagura was carrying must have been that human heart…

NAR steps forward. KIK looks behind her, which falls into a deep pit of purple liquid.

NAR:  There's a river of poison just behind you. With a fake body like yours, you won't have a chance at survival.

NAR's fingers elongate into giant claws. KIK gasps and glares at NAR.

NAR:  Kikyo… This will be your grave! (claws at KIK)

CUT TO FLASHBACK of INU rowing a boat with KIK. KIK steps up to the pier, loses her footing and falls into INU's arms. INU looks at her and they hug.

KIK:   (voice-over) Why? Why am I having flashbacks?

BACK TO PRESENT. NAR's claws pierce through KIK's chest and pushes her backwards. NAR retracts his claws. KIK looks at everything around her in a state of shock as she falls into the river of poison.

CUT TO FLASHBACK of her first meeting with KIK, when she pinned him on a tree with her arrows but did not kill him. Cut to their first proper conversation on a knoll overlooking the village. Cut to KIK walking in the snow with INU looking at her on a roof. Cut to KIK playing with the village kids and INU looking on a tree top. Cut to KIK falling into the ravine after she was revived by Urasue in episode 15. Cut to KIK and INU kissing in episode 23.

BACK TO PRESENT.

KIK:   (thinking) Inuyasha…


Cut to INU-gang. INU gasps and turns around.

KAG:  Inuyasha?

INU:   (thinking) What… What is this bad feeling? (runs off)

KAG:  Inuyasha!


Back to NAR looking into the river.

NAR:  Now you understand, Kikyo? This is the body that I've wanted all this time…

SES steps up to NAR.

SES:   Do you have to work so hard just to kill one woman? Naraku…

NAR:  Sesshomaru?

JAK:   (scowls, thinking) He called Sesshomaru without a title of honour! Who does he think he is?!

SES:   Step back, Jaken.

JAK gasps and looks at SES in surprise. He then steps back respectfully.

NAR:  (smirking) I didn't expect you to come after me as well. Are you so interested in me?

JAK:   (rushes forth and waves clenched fist furiously) Shut up! That's because of all the things you've done!!

SES:   (harsh) Get lost, Jaken. (to NAR) If you came out of your barrier… You must have obtained some new skills, right?

NAR:  (turns to face SES) Would you like to try them?

SES puts his hand on Tokijin. They look at each other in silence for a moment. SES scoffs and sends an aura at NAR, slashing his body into pieces.

JAK:   He did it!

NAR laughs as a barrier appears around his remaining head.

JAK:   What?!

NAR:  Sesshomaru… I'll return whatever powers you throw to me!

An orb of SES's aura appears within the barrier and rushes at SES and JAK. JAK panics and runs, while SES holds up Tokijin to shield the aura.

JAK:   It doesn't look good for Lord Sesshomaru!

SES rushes forth and slashes NAR's head into two.

NAR:  (laughs) It's useless, I won't die!

Pieces of NAR's body fly towards him and it start to recompose itself. A miasma surround NAR as he floats higher into the sky and finally disappear.

SES:   (thinking) What imprudence! He used me, Sesshomaru, to test his new skills! (sheathes Tokijin)

INU appears at the scene.

INU:   Sesshomaru!

SES:   You're still alive, Inuyasha.

INU:   What are you doing here?!

SES:   It seems like Naraku wanted to kill someone else more than you… It must be that woman he just killed…

SES looks at the broken bow on the ground. INU gasps when he sees it.

INU:   (thinking) Kikyo's bow…! (speaking) Kikyo…!

INU runs forth and picks up the broken bow. A gust of wind starts to blow.

INU:   (thinking) You mean… Naraku had killed Kikyo?! It can't be…!

KIK's words appear in INU's mind.

KIK:   Naraku cannot kill me as long as he holds Onigumo's heart, that loves me…

INU looks into the river of poison in disbelief. KIK is nowhere to be found. A piece of KIK's clothes is hanging by a rock in the river, fluttering in the wind. A Soul Collector hovers around it helplessly.

INU:   Soul collector!

The piece of cloth is blown into the poison river and the Soul Collector follows it faithfully. The poison river burns and disintegrates the Soul Collector. The song, "Sotsugyo ~ Sayonara wa Ashita no tame ni" by Tackey and Tsubasa, starts to play in the background.

Song: If there was just one,
And no more than one
wish that came true,
I wonder what I would wish for…

INU:   You died before me, again… Where are you now? Who are you with now?

Where are you now?
Who are you with now?
I secretly ask these gifts
of the blue sky.

JAK:   (looking into the river) This is very strong poison… She will not survive…

SES walks away.

JAK:   Lord Sesshomaru! (runs after SES)

INU:   (furious) Hold it right there, Sesshomaru!

SES stops and looks at INU.

INU:   And you did nothing but watch Kikyo get killed?!

With you, so near at my side;
But now, you're no longer here…
With you, although we're apart,
That won't change, in spite of the promise I made.

SES doesn't reply. He turns and resumes walking.

INU:   (puts a hand on TET, shouting) I said hold it right there!

SES:   I don't even want to know how you are related… (stops and faces INU) But the one who had killed Kikyo was Naraku… And the one who couldn't save her is you. Inuyasha… It's your fault.

INU is taken aback. SES resumes walking.

SES:   If you have time to snap at me, you should go after Naraku.

JAK:   Exactly. (follows SES)

We will become memories…
Because my wish for your warmth,
Has yet to come true…

INU whimpers and falls to his knees and clenches his fists angrily.

INU:   Kikyo… I…

A painful sigh suddenly overflows…
Calling you in the faraway distance,
Until I can reach you…

The rest of INU-gang and KOG come running towards INU.

MIR:   Inuyasha!

KAG gets off KIR and is about to rush to INU, when INU stands up.

KAG:  Inuyasha… (notices the broken bow) That's…! (to INU) Did something happen to Kikyo?

MIR, SHI and SAN gasp and look at KAG.

INU:   Naraku had… Naraku's real intention was to take Kikyo's life…

Everyone is taken aback and is at a loss for words.

KAG:  (sad, thinking) It can't be…! Kikyo has…!

[ End of ACT II: 21min 49sec ]


[ ACT III ]

Night time. KAR is seated on a tree, looking at the bundle in her arms.

KAR:   (thinking) Damn that Naraku… He had to make me do this…

Voice:   Kikyo is dead.

KAR gasps and looks at the bundle.

KAR:   What did you say?

The bundle turns out to be a creepy looking baby, with light purple hair. He looks like Juromaru and Kageromaru.

Baby:   Naraku had killed her…

[ End of ACT III: 22min 7sec ]


[ End of episode 124: Farewell, My Beloved Kikyo ]


[ Preview for next episode ]

I hate this. Making me take care of this baby.

Kagura!! Is it true that Kikyo is still alive?

Baby:   Inuyasha won't come. He's too busy looking for Kikyo.

This baby… is Naraku's offspring? What do you want from me?

You can sense the Sacred Jewel fragments. Kagome, I want your eyes…

Next on Inuyasha, "The Darkness in Kagome's Heart".

Inuyasha will not come to save you.

contributors

Compiled on 26 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 28 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.

Contributors & References

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Inu Goya> Metro: General Episode Information

Shirogetsu for Inuyasha Tsubo

DCYK Connection: アニメ犬夜叉のページ

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