episode 125

The Darkness in Kagome's Heart

かごめの心の闇
Canon Episode | 2 episode story, 125-126

By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 27 Feb 2008.

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 01 Sep 2003

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

PRODUCTION:
Script: Tetsuko Takahashi
Storyboard: Megumi Yamamoto
Episode Director: Megumi Yamamoto
Animation Director: Rie Nakajima

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Kikyo: Noriko Hidaka
Sesshomaru: Ken Narita
Koga: Taiki Matsuno
Hakkaku: Daisuke Kishio
Ginta: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Shintarou: Mitsuki Saiga
Naraku: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Onigumo: Hiroshi Yanaka
Kagura: Izumi Ohgami
Akago: Ai Kobayashi
Hana: 安田未央
Lady Okugata: 二木静美
Villagers: 渡辺浩司, SAIZEN Tadahisa, TANAKA Kazunari
Old monk: ITO azuaki
Official: NAKAJIMA Toshihiko

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!’: 0 / 46 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 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

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

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

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.

InuYasha’s Jar

#125 Akago 赤子 [あかご]

Quotes

Inuyasha still can’t accept the fact that Priestess Kikyo is dead.

I know how he feels…

 

The bad aura went south.

It was heading north, and turned south. We should have waited in the South, right?

 

Oddities and Other Notes

References

Oddities

Did you notice…?


…a kid was tugging at Shippo’s tail?

Flowers for Shichinintai
…someone, most probably Inuyasha-gang, left flowers at the Shichinintai grave?

Freeze Frame Fun

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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
KOG: Koga
HAK: Hakkaku
GIN: Ginta
SHN: Shintarou
NAR: Naraku
ONI: Onigumo
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:  A reborn Naraku made his move out of Mount Hakurei, taking Kikyo’s life with him. This tragedy fills all our hearts with darkness.

INU:   Miroku and Sango and Shippo and Kirara!

KAG:  An exciting adventure unfolds!

INU & KAG: Inuyasha!


[ ACT I ]

Nighttime. INU is leaping from rock to rock in the poison river where KIK fell in.

INU:   (shouting desperately) Kikyo…!!!


Cut to the rest of INU-gang and KOG seated around a campfire. Everyone looks downcast.

KOG:  (disbelief) Huh??!! Naraku built that holy barrier, and secluded himself just to kill one woman?

MIR:   Priestess Kikyo is not an ordinary woman. Naraku was afraid of Kikyo's spiritual ability…

KAG:  So Naraku wanted to remove his heart… The human heart that loved Kikyo.

SAN:  There was once when Naraku tried to remove that human heart.

MIR:   He created Musou with Onigumo's heart and memories.

CUT-SCENE of Onigumo devoured by demons in the cave.

Onigumo: Go on… eat me!! Give me your body and your power!!!

Cut to episode 69, when NAR detached Musou from him.

BACK TO PRESENT.

MIR:   But this Musou was swallowed up by Naraku. Perhaps he appeared at the wrong time.

CUT TO FLASHBACK from episode 71, when NAR reabsorbed Musou into his body.

Musou: Kikyo…!

NAR:  (laughs) This persistence… this desire…

CUT TO PRESENT.

KAG:  So Naraku is…!

MIR:   Yes… The lumps of flesh we saw at Mount Hakurei…

CUT TO FLASHBACK from episode 122, when SAN and MIR saw the little flesh figurines in the pit. BACK TO PRESENT.

SAN:  Those were meant to entrap the human heart to create new bodies.

KOG:  (furious) Now that Naraku has killed that priestess, he is free to do whatever he wants?! Well, I won't let him get away with this. I'm leaving.

GIN and HAK arrive at the scene and tumble tiredly to him.

GIN:  I found him!

HAK:  Koga! We've finally found you…

KOG:  (holds KAG's hand) See you, Kagome. Take it easy.

KAG:  You too, Koga.

KOG is taken aback and looks around.

KAG:  What's wrong?

KOG:  Why isn't that dog yelling at me? Where did that idiot go? He looked so gloomy…

KAG looks down in silence.

SHI:   (thinking) That Inuyasha left Kagome alone and went to look for Kikyo.

MIR:   Inuyasha still can't accept the fact that Priestess Kikyo is dead.

SAN:  I know how he feels…

Cut to KOG-gang sprinting away.

KAG:  (thinking) Inuyasha…


[ Title screen: The Darkness in Kagome's Heart ]


Cut to INU sprinting along the riverbank of the poison river.

INU:   (thinking) Kikyo… Why did you fight alone? Why didn't you wait for me?! (shouting) Kikyo!

INU stops on a boulder. A skeleton is seen in the river. Pan slowly upwards to reveal that the skeleton belonged to a demon, and not KIK.

INU:   Did her scent get washed away? Kikyo… (shouts) Are you there, Kikyo…?!

INU continues sprinting. CUT TO FLASHBACK from previous episode, when INU blamed SES for not saving KIK.

SES:   I don't want to know what happened between the two of you…but the one who killed Kikyo was Naraku. And the one who couldn't save her, Inuyasha…was you.

Cut to episode 47, when INU and KIK hugged.

INU:   I'll tear Naraku apart… So you don't have to fight anymore… I'll protect you…

Still hugging, KIK reaches into her sleeve and pull out a dagger. She holds it up and points it at INU.

INU:   (surprised) Kikyo…?

KIK:   Looking at you, I finally understand… As long as Onigumo's heart is beating within Naraku, he'll remain weak. Then I will be able to make Naraku disappear from this world.

INU:   Kikyo…

BACK TO PRESENT. INU stops running and looks down.

INU:   (thinking) Kikyo didn't wait for me. And because of that…

INU clenches his fists angrily and punches the ground in frustration.

INU:   Damn! Damn, damn, damn, damn!!

INU's fist starts to bleed from punching the ground.

INU:   (thinking) Kikyo, you… Did Naraku really kill you? Kikyo!!


Cut to KOG-gang running.

KOG:  Hey guy… hurry up! We're after Naraku! (sprints faster)

GIN:  The bad aura went south.

HAK:  (complaining) It was heading north, and turned south. We should have waited in the South, right?

GIN:  Since Inuyasha isn't here, it's a good chance for Koga to get close to Kagome. Why did he give up that chance?

HAK:  I don't get it, either.

KOG:  (determined, thinking) I'll destroy Naraku before Inuyasha does. Wait for me, Kagome!


Back to the campsite. MIR, SAN, SHI and KIR are asleep. KAG is still awake, worried. The sun rises.

KAG:  (thinking) It's morning… Inuyasha… How far will you go searching for Kikyo?

INU is seen walking slowly towards the group.

KAG:  Inuyasha!

The group wakes.

KAG:  (thinking) Inuyasha… you came back.

INU:   Kagome… You waited for me all night?

KAG:  Yes… (thinking) He couldn't find Kikyo? I'd want to ask him… But…

INU:   (looks down sadly) I thought I could at least find her body, but there was nothing…

KAG:  Inuyasha…

INU clenches his fist.

KAG:  (thinking) What can I say to him? I can't watch Inuyasha suffer… But I can't help!

INU:   I'm sorry…

KAG:  Huh?

INU:   I'm…really sorry.

KAG:  Sorry?

INU walks past KAG slowly. KAG gasps and turns around.

KAG:  (thinking) Inuyasha… You're suffering… What should I do? What can I do?

[ End of ACT I: 9min 31sec ]


[ ACT II ]

Daytime, at the edge of Shintarou's village. INU-gang is looking at the damaged huts.

MIR:   Just as I thought…

SAN:  Because Mount Hakurei collapsed.

SHI:   Is Shintarou's house okay?

KIR mews and jumps out of SAN's arms, to everyone's surprise.

SAN:  Kirara!

SAN runs after KIR.


Cut to village. Shintarou and his sisters are cooking and distributing food to the villagers.

Hana:  Here, eat this!

KIR walks up to Shintarou and mews. KAG, SAN, SHI and MIR walk up to them.

KAG:  Shintarou!

Hana:  Hey… Priest Miroku, Kagome and friends!

MIR:   Everyone's alright!

KAG looks around her.


Cut to INU on the beach, looking at the sea. KAG walks up to him.

KAG:  Aren't you glad, Inuyasha?

INU:   (lost in thoughts) Huh? Yes.

SHI is struggling with some firewood. INU leaves KAG and walks to SHI.

INU:   Hey, I'll help you!

KAG looks at INU helping with the firewood.

KAG:  (thinking) Many villages had been attacked by demons. I'm glad that Shintarou's village is fine, but… Inuyasha… seems to be suffering ever since.


Cut to INU-gang (minus INU) visiting Chiyo, Yuuta and the children that Suikotsu took care of.

KAG:  (voice-over) We left Mount Hakurei, and continued to search for Naraku. I wonder… how Inuyasha is feeling? I think…he still wants to find Kikyo.

INU is alone, looking up at the sky.


A group of villagers are harvesting in a field.

Villager 1: What a terrible story. Are the rumors true?

Villager 2: Did Mount Hakurei really collapse?

Villager 1: I hope that nothing bad will happen…

Suddenly, a pink light orb and purple mist appears and shrouds the sky.

Villager 2: What's that?!

The villagers panic and start to run. A horde of demons appear and kill the villagers. The huts are destroyed and the demons leave.


Cut to INU-gang on a knoll, overlooking the destroyed village.

MIR:   That bad aura…

INU:   Damn! (runs down knoll towards village)

KAG:  Inuyasha!


Cut to INU-gang arriving in the village and looking at the corpses around.

SAN:  How terrible…

MIR:   It's already the third village…

INU:   I can only smell the small demons!

MIR:   This is done by the demons that ran away from Mount Hakurei. I'm sure.

INU:   (thinking) Damn, we went through all that trouble to chase Naraku away. Now things have gotten worse! And… even Kikyo died…


Evening. MIR, SAN and INU are digging graves for the dead villagers. SHI and KAG appear with flowers.

SHI:   Miroku, I picked some flowers.

MIR:   Place them there, please.

An old monk appears and walks up to them.

Old monk: Excuse me. Something terrible must have happened. Can I help?

KAG:  Reverend…?


Cut to INU-gang talking with the old monk.

MIR:   You came from Mount Hakurei?

Old monk: Yes, I'm actually a traveling monk. I heard that Mount Hakurei had collapsed, and a bad aura was heading south. This was what that priestess told me.

INU:   (shocked, thinking) Priestess?

Old monk: That was two days ago. At a riverbank faraway, a hurt priestess was washed ashore. She'd been attacked by someone called Naraku, and she said she must go after him.

INU:   (thinking) That must be Kikyo… She's alive…

KAG:  (thinking) Kikyo…?

Old monk: But she was injured very badly. She could have died from blood loss by now.

KAG:  Go, Inuyasha!

INU:   (taken aback) Kagome!

SAN:  Kagome…

KAG:  You don't have much time left. Kikyo's waiting for you!

INU is at a loss for words. He looks down worriedly.

INU:   I'm sorry… (sprints away)

SHI:   Are you sure about this, Kagome?

KAG:  (looks away sadly) I have no choice.


Cut to INU sprinting in a forest.

INU:   (thinking) I'm sorry, Kagome! I need to know whether Kikyo is dead or alive. Otherwise, I can't move on!

[ End of ACT II: 13min 37sec ]


[ ACT III ]

Daytime. The rest of INU-gang are walking.

SAN:  Inuyasha isn't back yet.

MIR:   Well, let's move on. Inuyasha will follow Kagome's scent and catch up.

SAN:  Perhaps.

SHI:   (jumps up with KIR) He will!

An official and his servants ride up to them on horses.

Official: Hold it right there! You look suspicious!

KAG:  Suspicious?

SAN:  Does he mean Kagome?

Official: Strange things have been happening. We're ordered to arrest anyone who looks suspicious. Come with us!

SAN:  (whispers to MIR) Should we just attack them and run?

MIR:   (sighs) This is something Inuyasha would do. (whispers back) Moreover, they're just humans. We can always run away.

Official: What are you whispering about? Get them!

The servants surround them, holding up sticks. Pan sideways to reveal SHI and KIR hiding in the tall grass.

SHI:   T-They're in trouble!

KIR mews.

SHI:   Let's go and get Inuyasha. Come on, Kirara!


Cut to a large mansion. An official is tied up and kneeling on the ground, while guards point their staffs at him.

Villager 3: Please let me go! I'm innocent! I'm not a bad person!

A silhouette is seen within the mansion.

Silhouette: Kill him!

Guard: Yes! (steps up and brandishes sword)

Villager 3 panics and yells in terror. The rest of the villagers tied up and standing behind him are horrified. MIR, SAN and KAG are also tied up and standing with them.

Villager 4: We're going to die!

SAN:  There's no use arguing.

KAG:  That's terrible!

MIR:   What a cruel place.

Silhouette: Bring her here. (points at KAG)

The official bows politely to the silhouette and goes up to seize KAG.

SAN:  Kagome!

Official: Come here! It's Lady Okugata's command!

KAG:  (shocked, thinking) Just me? Why?

Lady Okugata: The others are useless. Kill them. (walks away)

The guards surround MIR, SAN and the rest of the villagers. KAG is dragged away by the official.

KAG:  Miroku! Sango!


Cut to SHI on KIR, flying in the air. SHI looks below him, shouting loudly.

SHI:   Inuyasha! Where are you? Inuyasha! Inuyasha!

Suddenly a horde of demons appear in the distance and rush towards them. SHI shriek in terror while KIR growls fiercely.


Cut to KAG thrown into Lady Okugata's room. She is seated and holding a baby in her arms.

Lady Okugata: Just like Kikyo. You can sense the Sacred Jewel fragments.

KAG gasps and looks behind her. The old monk is seated behind her, expressionless.

KAG:  The reverend from yesterday…

The old monk collapses to the ground, already dead. Foam starts to ooze out of his body. KAR appears behind him, holding up her fan.

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

KAG:  (shocked) Kagura!! (realizing) That reverend…

KAR:   Of course, I've been using him all this while.

KAG:  (shocked, thinking) That means Kikyo's not alive…!

Lady Okugata: Your help won't come. The priest and the demon slayer will be killed by the guards.

KAG:  She's not the one talking…

The baby in Lady Okugata's arms turn to face KAG. He turns out to be the creepy baby KAR have been taking care of.

The creepy baby is known as Akago in the credits, though he doesn't have a name exactly. Akago means imperial baby.

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

KAG:  (thinking) This baby… is an offspring that Naraku made in Mount Hakurei! (to Akago) What do you want from me?

Akago: Like I said, you can sense the Sacred Jewel fragments. I want your eyes…

Lady Okugata stands like a puppet and walks towards KAG.


Back to MIR and SAN. The guards are about to attack them and the captured villagers.

Guard: Prepare to die! (raises sword)

SAN rushes forward and reveals a switchblade hidden in her arm. She blocks the sword.

Guard: A hidden weapon?!

The guard fights SAN.

Guard: You wretched girl!

SAN knocks the guard's sword off.

Guard: Get them!

SAN:  Priest! (cuts the rope tying MIR)

MIR:   Thanks!

Servant 1: You!

MIR snatches the servant's staff and knocks him in the stomach. SAN runs to get HIR and MIR's scepter. A few guards try to block her way.

SAN:  I'm taking these back. (brandishing switchblade)

Villager 4: L-Let's run!

The captured villagers try to run but a few servants block their way.

Guard: We won't let you run away!

MIR knocks the guard to the ground.

SAN:  Take that!

SAN knocks some servants to the ground with HIR.

SAN:  (hands MIR his scepter) They're not difficult to handle.

MIR:   Yes… They're just humans being controlled by someone else. We can't just kill these people. And that's a problem.

SAN:  But Kagome has been taken to the mansion alone. I'm worried.

The guard and servants rush forth to attack.


Back in the mansion.

Akago: Kagome, I'm going to use your eyes. Kagura, untie Kagome.

KAR:   Are you sure?

KAR sends a tiny wind blade which slashes the rope around KAG. Lady Okugata then kneels in front of KAG. KAG tries to back away but KAR seizes her. Lady Okugata then holds Akago up, who reaches out his hands towards KAG's eyes creepily.

KAG:  No!!

Akago: What are you afraid of? You thought I'd take your eyes and eat them?

KAG glares at Akago apprehensively. KAR shoves KAG forward and Akago leans on KAG's chest. Akago seems to be listening to KAG's heartbeat.

Akago: (thinking) What? This soul… I can't find any darkness. It can't be… Every human should have some darkness. Anger, or hate… And…

KAG:  (gasps) What…? It feels like… (thinking) He's looking for something within my heart…

KAG gradually closes her eyes. An image of INU running away is seen, ignoring KAG's pleads.

KAG:  Help! Help me, Inuyasha!

Back to present. KAG seems to be losing consciousness.

KAG:  (sadly) Inuyasha… Inuyasha won't come…

CUT TO FLASHBACK of earlier on, when INU returned from looking for KIK.

INU:   I'm… really sorry. (walks past KAG)

BACK TO PRESENT.

KAG:  Inuyasha and Kikyo… He's looking for Kikyo…

CUT TO FLASHBACK of INU sprinting away when he heard rumors about KIK from the old monk.

INU:   I'm sorry.

BACK TO PRESENT. KAG holds Akago tighter.

KAG:  (thinking) Inuyasha won't be here for me. Inuyasha…

Akago: (thinking) I've found it! (speaking) I've found your heart's darkness. Now you're mine.

Lady Okugata collapses to the ground. KAG is holding Akago now.

Akago: Now… embrace me. Let our souls unite. Be my eyes.

KAG:  (hugs Akago, thinking) Inuyasha…!

KAG closes her eyes. She opens them again, looking forlorn.

[ End of ACT III: 22min 6sec ]


[ End of episode 125: The Darkness in Kagome's Heart ]


[ Preview for next episode ]

What? Kagome and the others were taken to Naraku's castle while I was searching for Kikyo?

Human's heart is vulnerable, it's where hatred exist. This girl as well. Place the polluted fragment into Kagome's body.

So with this, Kagome will become one of Naraku's subordinates?

I bear a grudge against Inuyasha. I hate Kikyo. That's true, but… Next on Inuyasha, "Changing Heartache into Courage". But…the only thing left…is that…is that…I love Inuyasha!

contributors

Compiled on 26 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 27 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

犬夜叉 official web - 放映予定一覧 (Sunrise Inuyasha official web - Airing Schedule)

犬夜叉完結編 公式サイト (Sunrise Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen official web - Airing Schedule)

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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