episode 118

The Heart of Mount Hakurei

白霊山の奥の奥
Canon Episode | 3 episode story, 118-120 | Shichinintai story arc: ep102~123

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

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 06 Jul 2003

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

PRODUCTION:
Script: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Storyboard: Tatsuya Ishihara
Episode Director: Tatsuya Ishihara
Animation Director: Shoko Ikeda

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Koga: Taiki Matsuno
Kagura: Izumi Ohgami
Hakkaku: Daisuke Kishio
Ginta: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Bankotsu: Takeshi Kusao
Jakotsu: Ai Orikasa
Renkotsu: Tomokazu Sugita
Kohaku: Akiko Yajima
Warriors: SAIZEN Tadahisa, TANAKA Kazunari

STATISTICS:

Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 65 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 45 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 43 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 2 / 18 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 2 / 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: 62.3% [38/61]


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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

Why is there an evil aura in Mount Hakurei?

Naraku must be inside the cave.

I thought I've seen wrongly… normal humans like you simply managed to make it here.

Kagura!

You're pretty brave, but I don't think you can go back alive.

Naraku's poisonous insects! Priest, don't use your Wind Tunnel. If you sucked them in, you will be poisoned!

For the sake of my beloved girl… I'm willing to do anything… Even if I lose my life! Wind Tunnel!

Next on Inuyasha, "The Heart of Mount Hakurei".

Promise me… you must stay alive…

InuYasha’s Jar

#118 Miroku and Sango 弥勒と珊瑚 [みろくとさんご]

Quotes

Who do you think I am? For the sake of my beloved girl… I’m willing to do anything… Even if I lose my life! Wind Tunnel!

 

Don’t hug her shoulders! Don’t talk to her either! If something happens to Kagome, I’ll kill you! Remember that!

 

Jakotsu… you…! (hugs Jakotsu) You’re a great guy!

Huh?

You are the only one whom I can trust. Even though it’s weird…

Is that so?

 

Shichinintai is not formed by three people! We’ll have to get a new name. The Black Three… The male warriors, Banrenja!

 

Oddities and Other Notes

References

Oddities

Did you notice…?


A stronger Kirara.
…when the group was at the foot of Mount Hakurei, Shippo was unconscious, which was expected as he was a demon. But Kirara looks perky, even though she was barely awake the last time they came here.

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transcript

Abbreviations
INU: Inuyasha
KAG: Kagome
SHI: Shippo
MIR: Miroku
SAN: Sango
KIR: Kirara
TET: Tetsusaiga
HIR: Hiraikotsu
KOG: Koga
KAR: Kagura
HAK: Hakkaku
GIN: Ginta
BKS: Bankotsu
JKS: Jakotsu
RKS: Renkotsu
KOH: Kohaku

[ 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:  Miroku and Sango finally reached the sacred grounds of Mount Hakurei. They smelled a strong bad aura. Hurry up, Inuyasha! They are in danger!

INU:   Miroku and Sango and Shippo and Kirara!

KAG:  An excitng adventure unfolds!

INU & KAG: Inuyasha!


[ ACT I ]

Recap from previous episode. RKS is threatening to blow up the cave.

INU:   Now, wimpy wolf!

KOG rushes forth and kicks RKS violently. RKS is thrown to the cave entrance.

SHI:   He did it!

KOG:  Not yet, dog-face!

RKS struggles up but INU rushes forward.

INU:   Why, you…!

INU grabs RKS and both of them fall into the burning river below the cave. A loud explosion is heard. Everyone gasps. Cut to KAG running into INU's arms when she found out he's not dead.

KAG:  Inuyasha! I'm so glad…! You're not hurt… Are you okay…?

INU:   Kagome…


Cut to SAN and MIR exploring a cave in Mount Hakurei.

SAN:  It leads deep into the cave?

MIR:   Let's go, Sango. Naraku must be inside the cave.

SAN carries HIR and they start running into the cave.


Cut to sepia image of Mount Hakurei. Images of Kikyo and Sesshomaru are shown at the foot of the mountain. Images of KAR, SAN and MIR are shown at the top.

KAG:  (voice-over) Could Naraku be inside the sacred barrier? Everyone has gathered at Mount Hakurei, what is going to happen now?


[ Title screen: The Heart of Mount Hakurei ]


Cut to MIR and SAN running in the cave, towards a bright light.

MIR:   (thinking) The bad aura has become stronger. The sacred barrier around Mount Hakurei is used to conceal the bad aura.

They reach a wide open area at the end of the path, which opens into a huge shaft.

MIR:   A shaft?

SAN:  (wears mask) What a strong bad aura.

MIR gasps as a horde of demons rushes out from the top towards them.

SAN:  Naraku's demon?!

MIR:   They're not intend to hide. (removes prayer beads on hand)

SAN:  Those are…!

Poison insects are seen flying with the demons.

SAN:  Naraku's poisonous insects! Priest, don't use your Wind Tunnel! If you sucked them in, you will be poisoned! Hiraikotsu!

SAN throws HIR and slays some demons.

MIR:   Take that!

MIR throws some sutra charms which destroys some demons too.

KAR:   Hmph! I thought I've seen wrongly…normal humans like you simply managed to make it here. By the way, why isn't that bastard Inuyasha here?

SAN:  Kagura…!

KAR:   You're pretty brave… (opens fan) But I don't think you can go back alive!

KAR throws some Wind Blades at MIR and SAN, who dodge and run. The demons chase them. SAN and MIR fight some of them.

SAN:  Can't we move on?!

MIR:   Naraku must be nearby.

MIR and SAN run toward a staircase.

MIR:   Sango, this way!

KAR:   (scoffs) Idiots!

KAR throws some Wind Blades which destroys part of the staircase, such that SAN and MIR are separated. SAN nearly falls into the deep pit below.

MIR:   Sango!

SAN:  Priest, go ahead!

MIR:   I won't do that!

SAN:  (shakes head) Don't worry. Aren't we here to find out Naraku's whereabouts? (turns to look at KAR) Kagura… Hiraikotsu!

SAN throws HIR at KAR.

KAR:   Want to beat me? I shall let you see how capable I am!

KAR snaps open her fan which creates a wind turmoil, deflecting HIR. SAN scoffs irritably, but suddenly notices KOH standing high up in the shaft, looking at her.

SAN:  (thinking) Kohaku!

KAR:   What are you looking at?

KAR swings her fan again, sending HIR in SAN's direction. SAN is hit by HIR and flung onto the ground. She gasps and loses consciousness. MIR is shocked and makes an incredible long jump across the broken part of the staircase.

MIR:   Sango!!! (runs to SAN and holds her up) Sango… Sango! (shakes SAN) Hang in there, Sango!

SAN seems to have difficulty breathing and is still unconscious. MIR gasps.

KAR:   Hmph. Don't need to cry, Priest. You'll be able to live longer by sending one off.

MIR turns and glares at KAR. KAR swings her fan and the entire horde of demons rush towards him. MIR puts SAN down slowly. He stands and removes the prayer beads around his hand.

KAR:   You can't use Wind Tunnel. Because you're afraid of the poisonous insects!

MIR:   Who do you think I am? For the sake of my beloved girl… I'm willing to do anything… Even if I lose my life! (points hand at demons) Wind Tunnel!

MIR opens his Wind Tunnel and sucks in the demons.

KAR:   (shocked) He's really opened his Wind Tunnel!

Some Poison Insects are sucked into MIR's Wind Tunnel. MIR throbs and winces in pain, but still tries to hold up his Wind Tunnel.

MIR:   (thinking) The insects' poison is… spreading…!

Cut to SAN unconscious on the ground.

[ End of ACT I: 6min 53sec ]


[ ACT II ]

Cut to KAG standing at the foot of Mount Hakurei. SHI is unconscious in her arms. KAG looks worried.

KAG:  (thinking) Miroku and Sango have left for so long. Why aren't they back? Could something happen to them…?

INU:   Kagome, wait for me here.

INU appears behind KAG behind KIR on his shoulder.

INU:   I'm going to go check out the mountain.

KAG:  What are you saying?! Do you think you can enter the sacred ground?

INU:   I'm a half-demon! Do you think I'll be destroyed by the sacred ground?

KAG:  Don't be too impulsive! You don't even know what will happen once you enter the sacred grounds…!

Cut to KAG with both SHI and KIR in her arms.

INU:   It's fine! Just wait here. This isn't the time to complain. Oi! Wimpy wolf! Aren't you there?

GIN and HAK pop out from behind a boulder.

GIN:  We've been exposed.

KOG slowly stands up from behind the boulder and turns around.

KOG:  What is it? Dog-face.

INU:   You stay here and protect Kagome.

KOG:  (walks to group) What are you up to?

KAG:  Miroku and Sango went into Mount Hakurei, but they haven't come back.

INU:   I have to go. Compared to a real demon, the sacred grounds shouldn't give me too much trouble.

KOG:  (pulls KAG to him) I don't care, just go ahead. (gives INU a goodbye salute)

INU:   (furious) Don't hug her shoulders! Don't talk to her either! If something happens to Kagome, I'll kill you! Remember that!

KAG:  Inuyasha!

INU runs towards Mount Hakurei.

HAK:  Will he be alright?

GIN:  The sacred ground might be tough, even for a half-demon.

KAG:  Inuyasha… (worried, thinking) Please, don't be too rash.


Cut to INU sprinting. Some static appears and surges around him.

INU:   (thinking) This is… worse than I imagined…!


Cut to MIR placing HIR across the broken part of the staircase. He steps across slowly with SAN slung over his shoulder. He holds out his Wind Tunnel, which is now closed.

MIR:   Come and get me if you dare! You will be Wind Tunnel's prey!

The demons growl and stays back.

MIR:   (scoffs) These creatures seem to treasure their lives!

KAR looks on as MIR reaches the next part of the staircase. He slings HIR over himself.

KAR:   (thinking) Is that priest really alright? Wind Tunnel should've sucked in the poisonous insects…

MIR breaks into a run and sprints up the staircase hurriedly. The horde of demons rush at him, growling. MIR spins around and opens his Wind Tunnel.

MIR:   Wind Tunnel…!

MIR sucks in some more demons and Poison Insects. He winces in pain.

KAR:   (tapping fan, thinking) That priest is pretty brave. If I lose my life now, I can't fight with him anymore.

KAR looks on as MIR runs towards the top of the staircase. The remaining demons chase him.

KAR:   (thinking) Besides… It's too bad for you, Priest. Naraku isn't there.

MIR:   (running, thinking) I beg of you… Don't come any nearer… If I open Wind Tunnel once again, I'll…

MIR grows weak and falls to the ground onto SAN. He struggles up and looks at the demons coming onto them. He turns to look at the unconscious SAN.

MIR:   (weakly) Sango… Forgive me…

MIR blacks out and faints onto SAN. The demons are almost reaching them.


Daytime. JKS is walking along a path, holding himself and shivering. He sneezes.

JKS:   It's damn cold…! (sniffles) I need some clothes.

Up ahead, a group ride up towards JKS.

JKS:   Ha! Fi-nal-ly…!

The group turns out to be a bunch of warriors escorting a lord and his valuable goods. The warriors rush up to JKS and threaten to draw their swords.

Warrior 1: Who are you?

Warrior 2: Get out of our way!

JKS:   Why should I listen to you?!

The warriors draw they swords. JKS puts a hand on his sheathe and scoffs. Cut to JKS slaying the entire group with a swing of his sword. Cut to JKS rummaging through the lord's goods.

JKS:   Well… (takes out a yellow kimono) This is good.

BKS:   (background) Jakotsu!

JKS turns to see BKS walking up to him with three Poison Insects.

BKS:   (waves) Yo! I've been looking for you!


Evening. JKS and BKS are sitting on the staircase of an abandoned hut.

BKS:   The poisonous insects told me that Suikotsu is dead.

JKS:   (sighs) Yeah, he had a terrible death. (looks up) That's right! Brother Bankotsu…

JKS digs into his clothes and hands BKS a Sacred Jewel shard.

JKS:   This is left by Suikotsu… His Sacred Jewel fragment.

BKS:   (surprised) Jakotsu, you're giving it to me?

JKS:   What? You were the one who told us to hand it over to you!

BKS looks down in silence. JKS looks at him curiously. A tear glimmers in BKS's eyes.

BKS:   (touched) Jakotsu… you…! (hugs JKS) You're a great guy!

JKS:   Huh?

BKS:   (pats JKS) You are the only one whom I can trust. (grimaces) Even though it's weird…

JKS:   (laughs)Is that so?

JKS and BKS laugh riotously.

[ End of ACT II: 12min 17sec ]


[ ACT III ]

Nighttime. RKS walks under the full moon.


Cut to INU sprinting, struggling under the barrier of Mount Hakurei.

INU:   (thinking) Damn it… I won't be destroyed easily! I'm alright…!

INU falls to his knees.

INU:   (thinking) Damn it…! I can't move…! Does it mean I'm in danger? What should I do…?

RKS walks up to INU from behind.

RKS:  What's wrong, Inuyasha? Can't you move on?

INU:   Tsk!

RKS:  You're weak.

INU:   Renkotsu.

RKS:  That's not like you. You didn't even notice I was pursuing you.

INU:   It's you again? (stands and face RKS, jeerin) The Shichinintai are quite shorthanded.

RKS:  (scoffs) You can only talk now.

INU doesn't reply.

RKS:  Inuyasha, were you in a hurry earlier? If you were to go any farther, even a half-demon like you would be destroyed. Go!

RKS fires his cannon at INU. INU leaps backwards to dodge and ends up within the barrier.

INU:   D-Damn it!

INU cries in pain as he is fried by the barrier.

RKS:  Humph! Is it over now? What?!

Up ahead, INU is still alive. He has become full-human.

INU:   (struggles up) Don't be too happy… I'm still… What…?

INU gasps as he notices his transformation.

INU:   (looks at his hands, thinking) I've lost my demonic powers? (looks up to the moon, thinking) Today is not the day of the new moon. Damn it… It's because of the barrier…!

RKS:  (jeers) I'm surprised. I was thinking that you would be purified and turned into smoke. But you've only lost your demonic power.

INU:   (scoffs and stands) Thanks to you, my body is getting lighter.

RKS:  You're so stubborn. Now you're just a human brat!

RKS fires his cannon at INU again. INU dodges and runs away into Mount Hakurei.

RKS:  Bastard, do you think I will let you off? (chases)

INU:   (running, thinking) I don't have time to fight with Renkotsu! I'll keep running until I reach the mountain…!


Back in the shaft. SAN regains consciousness. She notices MIR lying on top of her. She gasps, blushes and sits up, breaking away from him. She then realizes MIR is unconscious.

SAN:  Erm…

SAN gasps as she notices the horde of demons a distance away. She tries to unsheathe her sword but is seized by a sharp pain.

SAN:  (thinking) That's right, I was hit by Hiraikotsu! Priest?

SAN notices MIR's clenched right hand with his prayer beads in his left.

SAN:  (shocked, thinking) He used the Wind Tunnel to suck in the poisonous insects?! (shakes MIR) Priest, wake up! Please!

MIR doesn't budge.

SAN:  (tearing) What should I do? It's all my fault… Priest. Priest! Please… open your eyes! Priest…

A tear drop falls on MIR's cheek. He wakes.

SAN:  (glad) Priest!

MIR:   (weakly) Sango… I'm glad. You've regained consciousness? (notices the demons) Sango…leave here. Only you can…

SAN:  No, I want to stay here with you!

MIR:   I think I'm going to die soon… Promise me… you must stay alive…

SAN:  No! If you were to die… (hugs MIR) then let's die together!

MIR:   (pats SAN's back) Sango…

MIR closes his eyes. The demons growl but doesn't move forward.

MIR:   (thinking) What's going on? My body is getting stronger… (sits up)

SAN:  P-Priest…?

MIR:   Why don't they attack us?

SAN:  You're right…

Some demons try to move forward. MIR and SAN hug each other to brace themselves from the attack, but a barrier appeared and fries them.

SAN:  (shocked) They were purified?

MIR:   They can't get any closer. (thinking) That's right! This is a sacred ground. Furthermore, the poison in my body was purified. (stands and takes scepter) Let's go, Sango. There's something up ahead.

SAN:  (stands) Priest, are you alright?

MIR:   (nods) It seems we won't have to die together after all.

SAN:  (shakes head in confused manner, blushing, thinking) W-What did I say? What did I say?

MIR:   (thinking) She can't remember?

MIR closes his eyes and smiles.


Back with INU running. RKS is chasing and firing at will.

RKS:  (thinking) I wonder how far you can run. (speaking) Take that!

INU tries to climb up a slope but RKS fires. INU is flung on the ground and rolls into a pit. He struggles up. RKS walks up to the edge of the pit and holds up his cannon.

RKS:  It's a dead end. It's time for your death.

INU:   Damn him… (gasps and looks to his side, thinking) This is…?

RKS:  Die!

RKS fires into the pit. A loud explosion ensues.

RKS:  Is it over?

RKS scoffs and walks into the pit and towards the hole made in the ground as the smoke dissipates.

RKS:  (shocked) There's no corpse…! (notices a crack in the pit) He escaped through the crack of this rock?

JKS:   (walks up to RKS) Brother Renkotsu.

RKS:  Jakotsu?

JKS:   What are you doing there?

Cut to RKS and SKS talking.

RKS:  There's just few of us left?

JKS:   (serious, biting nail) It's such a trouble…!

RKS:  (panics) Why…?

JKS:   Shichinintai is not formed by three people! We'll have to get a new name!

JKS looks at RKS seriously. RKS is momentarily lost for words.

RKS:  B-By the way… What did you do with Suikotsu's Sacred Jewel fragments?

JKS:   I've given it to Brother Bankotsu.

RKS:  (thinking) He is not a greedy guy. This is bad. The fragments are in the hands of Bankotsu. He might want to get Jakotsu's fragments too…

JKS:   (muttering to himself) The Black Three…?

RKS:  (thinking) I will not allow that to happen. (speaking) Jakotsu, actually…

JKS:   (muttering to himself) The male warriors, Ban-renja!

RKS:  There is something interesting going on.

JKS:   Huh? Interesting?


Cut to SAN and MIR running into a tunnel towards a bright light.

SAN:  Priest!

MIR:   Yes, let's go!


Cut to INU walking in a cave, panting.

INU:   (thinking) This cave is really deep. Does it lead to the end?

Suddenly, JKS's blades rushes out and almost cut INU. INU dodges and sees JKS walking up to him.

JKS:   Brother Renkotsu was right. Are you Inuyasha? Your human form is cute, too.

INU:   Jakotsu…!

JKS:   (chuckles, licks lips) I'm glad. I've been waiting for the chance to fight with you again.

INU takes out TET and uses its sheathe as a defense. He backs away worriedly into a cave wall.


Cut to KAG looking up Mount Hakurei worriedly. KOG-gang are asleep.


Back with JKS and INU. JKS steps up. INU points TET's sheathe at JKS.

JKS:   (raises sword) Watch this…!

JKS smirks and sprints towards INU, laughing manically.

[ End of ACT III: 22min 7sec ]


[ End of episode 118: The Heart of Mount Hakurei ]


[ Preview for next episode ]

This mummy is Saint Hakushin…?

Saint, you were a virtuous monk who had saved many people. But why are you working for Naraku now?!

HakushinI became a living incarnate. But, my soul was left behind…and remained in the darkness… for a long time… Then, that man's voice…

I am not a saint. I've no right to judge you, but…!

Next on Inuyasha, "Divine Malice of the Heavenly Saint".

However, there is no way I can ignore a barrier that protects Naraku!

contributors

Compiled on 25 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

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