episode 108

The Secret of the Pure Aura

けがれなき光の秘密
Canon Episode | 2-episode story, 108-109 | Shichinintai story arc: ep102~123

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

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 28 Apr 2003

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

PRODUCTION:
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Storyboard: Masami Hata
Episode Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Animation Director: Shoko Ikeda

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Kikyo: Noriko Hidaka
Myoga: Kenichi Ogata
Jakotsu: Ai Orikasa
Renkotsu: Tomokazu Sugita
Ginkotsu: Hisao Egawa
Suikotsu: Hiroaki Hirata
Chiyo: Sawa Ishige
Yuuta: Tomoko Hayashi
Elder: MARUYAMA Eiji

STATISTICS:

Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 65 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 41 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 42 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 16 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 26 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 10 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 / 9 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 62.7% [37/59]


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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

By sensing the Sacred Jewel fragment, we came upon another dead man.

You're one of the Shichinintai, aren't you?!

Sorry, did you get the wrong person? My name's Suikotsu, I am a physician.

Don't act dumb! Show your true form!

Chiyo, Yuuta, run!

Huh? He actually let the children go first? Is this guy really from Shichinintai…?

Next on Inuyasha, "The Secret of the Pure Aura". A man with dual personality has awakened…!

InuYasha’s Jar

#108 Suikotsu 睡骨 [すいこつ]

Quotes

You actually allow humans to tag along… Inuyasha, that’s your weakness.

 

Oddities and Other Notes

References

Paranoid Schizophrenia & Dissociative Identity Disorder
Kagome mentions that Suikotsu may have split personality disorder. A good article to read on Suikotsu's 'disorder' is Schizophrenia or MPD? — Suikotsu: a medical diagnosis at {Shichinintai Chaos}.

Oddities

Did you notice…?

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
MYO: Myoga
JKS: Jakotsu
RKS: Renkotsu
GKS: Ginkotsu
SKS: Suikotsu

[ 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:  We narrowly escaped death thanks to Grandpa Myoga. We’re now in search of the Sacred Jewel fragments. But why is Kikyo there?

INU:   Miroku and Sango and Shippo and Kirara!

KAG:  An excitng adventure unfolds!

INU & KAG: Inuyasha!


[ ACT I ]

KIK is standing in front of a lake. Soul Collectors are bringing souls to her.

KIK:   (thinking) Living is death, as death is living. I am Kikyo, a priestess in name… No, I'm not worthy of it. I'm a walking corpse with a cursed life. No matter how I have saved lives or helped others, I'm still existing by living off the souls of the dead. Clean is dirty, as dirty is clean. Good is evil, as evil is good. Is it?

KIK starts walking.

KIK:   (thinking) Good and evil coexist in the souls of every being. No one is borne evil… Some people become good and others become bad. But… Suikotsu the physician, who is of dead flesh as I am, is caring for the orphans. And giving medical attention to the villagers. It seems that he is holding onto life with a Sacred Jewel fragment. But there is not a speck of malice in the fragment. Is there really such a kind and pure human soul? Is it possible that a soul can be so pure? I think I should stay and find out a little more…


[ Title screen: The Secret of the Pure Aura ]


Nighttime. INU is sitting around a campfire while the rest are sleeping.

MIR:   Inuyasha?

INU:   Huh?

MIR:   I'll take over. You should rest too.

INU:   (chiding) Just go to sleep.

MIR:   I am fine now. The Shichinintai probably won't attack anytime soon.

INU:   We can only hope.

MIR:   Koga said that he defeated the Kyokotsu of the Shichinintai. And Mukotsu was killed by Sesshomaru. And Ginkotsu was killed by you, right? Therefore, there are only four of the Shichinintai left. I'm sure that is a heavy blow on their part.

INU:   Yeah. That's why I want to make the first move before they can get back on their feet again.

MIR:   The first move?

INU:   I've decided. I'm going to find the and get rid of them for good!

MIR:   That's what I thought you'd do.

INU:   I have a lot of leads. There's the smell of death and grave dirt that permeates their bodies. And those Sacred Jewel fragments in their bodies… I'll never forgive those bastards! I'll find them no matter what.


Daytime. Cut to the hut where SKS and the orphans are residing. SKS is dreaming.

CUT TO SKS's DREAM. SKS is trying hard to save a child. A man is trying to stop him.

SKS:  I'll save you. I'll get you out of here!

Man:  Physician, that child can't make it! Let's just go and leave her here!

SKS:  Shut up! There's still hope…

Man:  The Samurai will come soon. They'll kill us!

SKS:  You can leave on your own. I'm going to save this child.

Suddenly blood appears across the screen. Cut to SKS looking shocked. An image of a demon with bloody claws appears behind SKS.

Demon: What are you doing, you fool?

SKS:  Who are you?

Demon: Aren't you tired of being a good person? The real you does not like helping people. You can't wait to kill again, can you?

SKS:  That's not true. I…

Six of the Shichinintai appear.

RKS:  Hey! We've come to pick you up.

JKS:   Sheesh, stop giving us problems.

SKS gets up and runs away from the Shichinintai.

Demon: Idiot… You're not getting away.

The Shichinintai laugh evilly as SKS runs.

BACK TO PRESENT. SKS is jolted awake.

SKS:  (panting) A dream?

SKS looks at the children. They are still sound sleep.

SKS:  (heaves sigh of relief) What a dream… I…

KIK:   (background) Are you awake, Mister Suikotsu?

SKS opens the door. KIK is standing outside.

SKS:  Good morning, Lady Kikyo. (bows)

KIK:   (bows) Good morning.

SKS:  (looks at sky) Looks like a good day today, doesn't it?

KIK:   (thinking) I don't understand. I've watched him since that day, yet I don't feel any evil presence from him. All I can see is the face of a good-natured physician. How can such a man retain his soul in such circumstances?


INU-gang is running along a path.

KAG:  That way. I can feel the presence of a Sacred Jewel fragment.

INU:   Alright, we've finally found one of the Shichinintai.

MYO:  (in INU's hair, worried) Master Inuyasha, by Shichinintai you mean…

Cut to flashback from episode 106 when MYO saw GKS rising from the ground. Back to present.

MYO:  (sweating) They're so easily found?

INU:   Yeah.

MYO:  (takes bag and wears hat) Is that so? Well, well… Crow!

A crow flies overhead. MYO leaps onto it.

MYO:  (smiling) Master Inuyasha! I just remembered that I've got some business to take care of! Now if you'll excuse me!

INU:   Hey! Wait up!

MYO:  (laughs) Have fun!

INU:   Damn him! What business?

KAG:  Let him be, Inuyasha. We wouldn't be alive without Grandpa Myoga.

MIR:   That's right.

SAN:  It really is.

INU scoffs.

KAG:  (thinking) Thank you, Grandpa Myoga.


Cut to KIK in SKS's house. The village elder arrives.

Elder:  Mister Suikotsu isn't in?

KIK:   He's gone to pick medicinal herbs.

Elder:  (disappointed) Oh, is that so?

KIK:   Can I help you instead?

Elder:  (glad) Sorry to bother you.


Back to INU-gang running.

KAG:  Something is strange, Inuyasha. All of the fragments on Shichinintai bodies are tainted. This one is pure.

INU:   Are you saying it's not one of the Shichinintai?

KAG:  I don't know…


Cut to SKS picking herbs with Chiyo and Yuuta.

Yuuta:  Mister Suikotsu, I found it!

SKS:  A green bellflower… It's good for stomachaches. Alright, I think we're done for today.

Yuuta nods happily. The trio are taken aback when INU-gang appears in front of them.

INU:   (fierce) You're one of the Shichinintai, aren't you?

SKS looks bewildered.


Back to KIK and the village elder. KIK is bandaging the elder's arm.

Elder:  Mister Suikotsu came to this village shortly after the Shichinin grave was broken.

KIK:   The Shichinin grave?

Elder:  Yes, and Mister Suikotsu shares the same name as one of the Shichinintai. There had been rumors that he was one of the zombies.

KIK:   Mister Suikotsu, a Shichinintai zombie?

Elder:  Of course not! They may share the same name, but they're not alike in anyway. I saw the beheading of Shichinintai myself. I can still remember it vividly. That was some fifteen years ago. Those Shichinin soldiers escaped from the East to the North. They terrorized the people and destroyed the villages. But they eventually fell for our Lord's trap, and all got beheaded. The Suikotsu of Shichinintai was a man whose features were so demon-like and terrifying. Our Mister Suikotsu is nothing like it. He's a living saint.

KIK:   I see. (finishes bandaging elder)

Elder:  This feels great! The pain has gone away.

KIK:   That's because there are plenty of good herbs around here.

Elder:  Thank you so much. Please send my regards to Mister Suikotsu.

KIK turns around.

Elder:  Is something wrong?

KIK:   The presence of a fragment…

Elder:  Huh?

KIK:   (thinking, worried) It's getting closer… Two? No, three.


Back with SKS and INU-gang.

SKS:  Who are you people?

INU:   Don't act like you don't know, Shichinintai!

SKS:  Sorry, did you get the wrong person? I am a physician, I know nothing about the Shichinintai.

INU:   Don't act dumb! You smell of death and grave dirt, just like the Shichinintai!

Chiyo and Yuuta clutch SKS's legs, terrified of INU.

SKS:  Death? Me?

INU:   (sprints towards SKS and flexes claws) Show your true form!

SKS:  (pushes Chiyo and Yuuta away) Run, the both of you!

MIR:   Wait, Inuyasha!

KAG:  Don't hurt the children!

INU:   Shut up, I know!

INU claws SKS, who winces in pain and falls down a slope. INU lands near the kids.

Chiyo:  (worried) Mister Suikotsu!

Yuuta:  (kicks INU) Why did you do that?!

SKS struggles up. Chiyo and Yuuta run down the slope to SKS.

Chiyo:  Are you okay?

Yuuta:  Mister Suikotsu!

SKS:  Don't worry about me. Get away from here, the both of you.

Chiyo:  No, I'm not going anywhere.

Yuuta:  We won't leave you behind!

Chiyo turns and glares at INU angrily.

MIR:   From the looks of it, it seems like you've attacked a good man.

INU:   W-what?!

MIR:   I'm saying that he doesn't feel like any of those Shichinintai.

INU:   (scoffs) It's just an act. It's the same ploy that Renkotsu used. I won't be fooled anymore! Now show your true self!


Cut to close up of machine traveling in the village. Guns on the machine are fired.


Back to INU-gang and SKS. Everyone, hearing the gunshots, gasp and look towards the village, which is enveloped in smoke.

Chiyo:  The village! Mister Suikotsu!

SKS:  Oh, no! The villagers! (runs)

INU:   Hey, wait! We're not done yet!


Cut to the machine going on a rampage in the village. The villagers panic and run out of their houses. KIK appears.

KIK:   Everyone, hurry!

Villager: Priestess, you should leave too!

KIK:   I will be alright.

Another loud explosion ensues. The smoke dissipates away to reveal GKS who has been modified into something like a tank. RKS and JKS stand on the sides of him. RKS waves his hand and GKS stops. RKS grunts and JKS laughs.

KIK:   So these are the Shichinintai?

SKS:  (reaches KIK) Lady Kikyo! What in the world is this?

JKS:   So this is where you've been.

RKS:  Hey, Suikotsu.

JKS:   Sheesh, you're always giving us problems.

SKS is taken aback.

RKS:  Come, Suikotsu. We're here to pick you up. You should be thankful…

GKS nods. SKS remembers an image of six of the Shichinintai. He shakes his head.

SKS:  Who are you? Just what are you?

KIK:   (looks at SKS, thinking) He's not lying. What in the world is going on?

[ End of ACT I: 14min 48sec ]


[ Break ]


[ ACT II ]

INU-gang arrives in the village ravaged by GKS's guns.

MIR:   This is horrible.

SHI:   So much damage!

SAN:  I haven't seen this kind of destruction before.

KAG:  It must be the work of the Shichinintai. I can feel the Sacred Jewel fragments nearby…

INU:   Yeah. It reeks of them everywhere.

INU-gang runs towards the center of the village. The smoke dissipates to reveal JKS, GKS, RKS facing off with KIK and SKS. INU notices KIK and gasps. He stops.

INU:   (thinking) Kikyo…

KIK:   Inuyasha? So you have come to this area as well?

MIR:   Lady Kikyo…

SAN:  Why?

INU:   Kikyo, what are you doing here?

KIK:   We'll talk later!

INU:   Oh yes.

RKS:  What…you guys are alive?

JKS:   (waving happily) Inuyasha!

INU:   Perfect! I can bring down all of you at once!

RKS:  What a waste of time to revive your lives, isn't it? How unlucky you are…

SAN:  Hmph! You'll get what you deserve.

MIR:   (furious) If they didn't have any Sacred Jewel fragments, I could suck up all of them in an instant.

INU:   You guys, stay back! They won't go easy on you just because you're recovering! Leave it to me!

RKS:  Okay, Jakotsu. You'll take care of Suikotsu.

JKS:   (angry) What? (pointing) Me?

RKS:  You're cut out for it. (turns to SKS)

SKS:  (thinking) Does that mean they want my life?

RKS:  I'll take care of Inuyasha and company.

JKS:   (whining) What's the deal, Brother Renkotsu? Why are you separating me from Inuyasha? Are you sure you're not in love with Inuyasha, too?

RKS:  Say something stupid like that again and I'll rip out your tongue.

INU:   Stop your crap! (unsheathes TET) I'll kill all of you!

RKS:  Don't make me laugh!

RKS takes a sip from his gourd. INU sprints towards him, yelling. RKS then turns around and spews fire at INU, which burns him.

INU:   You fool! This fire isn't even hot!

RKS:  You are the fool!

RKS spins out thread from his fingers and forms a grid above INU-gang. Fire then emits from his fingers and burns the grid, forming a net of fire. Everyone is shocked.

SHI:   It's a net of fire!

INU tries to slash the threads, but in vain.

RKS:  (laughs) You actually allow humans to tag along… (pulls threads) Inuyasha, that's your weakness. (throws out threads which tangle around TET)

INU:   Bastard!!!

RKS:  Take that!

INU struggles to hold on to TET as RKS pulls the threads around it. Cut to JKS, who gets off GKS and faces SKS. He sighs, pauses and sighs again.

JKS:   Don't give me a headache, Suikotsu.

SKS:  I don't know who you are, but your target is me, isn't it? Then, you should just kill me! Why did you attack the village?

JKS:   (sighs, frustrated) When are you awakening from your dreams, Suikotsu? Knock it off and wake up. I may just kill you if you get on my nerves!!

JKS throws his sword at SKS, who doesn't react. JKS laughs and retracts his sword. KIK rushes in front of SKS.

KIK:   Get back!

KIK fires a Sacred Arrow at JKS, who is shocked and nearly falls over while dodging it. Cut to RKS standing on GKS, who turns and face INU.

RKS:  Fire, Ginkotsu.

GKS fires at INU, who is thrown back. TET is flung off and strikes the ground, revering to its rusty state.

INU:   (sits up) Damn!

RKS:  How pathetic, Jakotsu.

GKS laughs and turns his guns towards KIK and SKS.

SKS:  Fire, Ginkotsu!

GKS fires at KIK and SKS, who are thrown back.

INU:   Kikyo!

RKS:  Inuyasha, let your attention stray and your friends will die.

RKS pulls the strings which has formed a ring of fire around the rest of INU-gang. INU jumps into the fire and slashes away the web angrily.

KAG:  Inuyasha…

Cut to KIK. She winces as orbs of souls fly out from her body.

KIK:   (thinking) My souls… are being drawn out…

SKS:  (rushes to KIK) Lady Kikyo! (holds up KIK) Lady Kikyo, hang on!

Yuuta and Chiyo are heard in the background. SKS turns and sees them running towards him.

SKS:  Don't come close, you two!

Yuuta & Chiyo: (continue running, worried) Mister Suikotsu!

SKS:  Don't come near! Go away!

JKS glares at Chiyo and Yuuta, who are approaching SKS.

Yuuta & Chiyo: Mister Suikotsu!

JKS throws his sword at the kids. They are shocked and freeze in action. SKS rushes forth to block the attack.

SKS:  No!!!

JKS's sword slashes SKS's shoulder instead. JKS retracts his sword and scoffs. SKS falls to the ground. Yuuta and Chiyo rush to him, crying.

Yuuta & Chiyo: Mister Suikotsu!

INU:   What the hell is going on?

KAG:  (thinking) Isn't he one of the Shichinintai?

Chiyo:  Mister Suikotsu?

SKS:  I'm okay. Are you guys hurt?

Yuuta:  No!

Chiyo:  Not at all.

Something within SKS suddenly throb. He winces. Children's singing is heard in the background, singing "Clean is dirty, as dirty is clean." repeatedly. The demon from SKS's nightmare appears.

Demon: What are you doing, you fool? Stop acting like a good man already. You can't wait to kill, can you?

SKS gasps. The fragment in SKS's neck darkens until it's black.

KAG:  The fragment is changing color.

KIK:   (thinking) Clean is dirty, as dirty is clean. Good is evil, as evil is good.

Yuuta:  Mister Suikotsu?

SKS's hair suddenly turns spiky. He grabs Yuuta's by the neck and lifts him.

Chiyo:  (horrified) What are you doing, Mister Suikotsu?

INU-gang is shocked.

JKS:   You're finally awake.

GKS grunts. RKS laughs.

Chiyo:  No! Stop!

INU:   That bastard!

KAG:  Inuyasha, hurry and save him!

INU:   Understood!

INU leaps out of the ring of fire towards SKS. SKS laughs evilly as Yuuta struggles.

INU:   Iron Reaver, Soul Stealer!!!

INU claws SKS's hand, making him release Yuuta. INU grabs Yuuta in time. SKS leaps backwards and lands.

INU:   What the hell are you?

SKS:  (chuckles) Me? I'm the Suikotsu of Shichinintai.

[ End of ACT II: 22min 5sec ]


[ End of episode 108: The Secret of the Pure Aura ]


[ Preview for next episode ]

That guy… He seems to have changed to another person.

Could the man called Suikotsu possess two souls in his body?

I don't know what's going on, but I'm sure that he's one of the Shichinintai!

I'll show you what a real combat is!

The awakened Suikotsu has started to attack!

Ginkotsu's pincers are nearing Kikyo!

Next on Inuyasha, "Heading to the Misty Mount Hakurei". Kikyo will explain the powers of this mountain…!

contributors

Compiled on 24 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

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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