Filler Episode | 4-episode story, 137~140
By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 27 Feb 2008.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 26 Feb 2008
Script: Tetsuko Takahashi
Storyboard: Kiyoshi Fukumoto
Episode Director: Kiyoshi Fukumoto
Animation Director: Mamiko Nakanishi
Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Kaede: Hisako Kyouda
Myoga: Kenichi Ogata
Hojo: Yuji Ueda
Akitoki Hojo: Yuji Ueda
Totosai: Jouji Yanami
Hoshiyomi: Kazuya Nakai
Suzaku: Mitsuo Iwata
Genbu: Kazunari Tanaka
Seiri: Tadahisa Saizen
Byakko: Masahito Kawanago
Sota Higurashi: Akiko Nakagawa
Gramps: Ginzo Matsuo [< EP38] / Katsumi Suzuki [> EP47]
Mama Higurashi: Asako Dodo
Eri: Yuki Masuda
Yuka: Kaori Shimizu
Ayumi: Nami Okamoto
Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 1 / 94 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 58 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 51 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 22 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 34 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 14 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [68 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 10 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 66.7% [48/72]
Hojo Akitoki ran into some trouble and asked us for help! He needs to seal the demonic Halberd of Yin and Yang, and hence he is on this journey!
He should be the ancestor of my classmate, Hojo! And Hojo showed us his family tree… There's actually a 'Kagome' in it…! Perhaps… Maybe I can't go back to the modern times and will have to marry Akitoki …!
Next on Inuyasha, "The Ancestor's Name is Kagome". Ha! Looks like a storm is brewing!
From left: bento · bento · vietnam ramen · chips · cooling pad ·
[ Prologue ]
INU: Amidst the chaos of the Warring States Era, we continue our journey.
KAG: In a time 500 years ago, everyone’s fate is tied to the fragments of the Sacred Jewel.
INU & KAG: Let’s battle on! Inuyasha!
KAG: According to a lineage scroll, Hojo’s ancestor, Akitoki Hojo, had a wife named Kagome. Is that me…?
Image of the whole Sacred Jewel. Cut to episode 2, when the Jewel shattered.
KAG: (narrating) Your wish will come true with the Sacred Jewel. To find the Sacred Jewel fragments, I travel to the Warring States Era through the shrine's old well.
Cut to flashbacks of KAG in school.
KAG: (narrating) But other than that… I go to school, study, and take my tests just like a normal school girl. No one at school knows about this. But even if I tell anyone, nobody will believe me…
Daytime in school. KAG is taking a test with her classmates in class.
KAG: (frowns, thinking) I don't get it… I don't get it!
KAG's test paper is unanswered as she scrutinizes the questions.
Teacher: Time's up!
KAG: (sighs) I'm dead!
Awhile later. KAG is sulking in her seat.
KAG: (thinking) I thought I'd do well in history… That paper was about the Warring States Era!
Yuka: (squats next to KAG's table) Cheer up, Kagome!
Eri: You've missed so many days of school.
KAG: I'll have to re-take it.
Ayumi: Do you want me to re-take it with you?
Hojo: (background) Ah! Higurashi?!
Hojo appears and enters the classroom.
Hojo: You're here today! Are you feeling better?
Hojo: Look, Higurashi! I found something really amazing!
Hojo spreads a long scroll on KAG's table. Everyone examines it.
Hojo: It's the Hojo family tree!
Yuka: It's long!
Hojo: Anyway… During the Warring States Era, 500 years ago… The name of my ancestor Hojo Akitoki's wife…
Eri: (shocked) Unbelievable!
Hojo points to a name on the scroll. It is 'Kagome', which is written as wife of 'Akitoki'.
Ayumi: It says "Kagome"!
Yuka: No way!
KAG: (gaping, thinking) It's true! It's my name…
[ Title screen: The Ancestor's Name is Kagome ]
Cut to KAG and her three friends walking in the streets after school.
Ayumi: Isn't it incredible that Hojo has an ancestor named Hojo Kagome?
Eri: If Kagome breaks up with that delinquent and marries Hojo, she'll be Hojo Kagome too!
Yuka: Perhaps it is a family tree for the future!
Eri: (smiles) Maybe Hojo thinks that way.
Ayumi: What do you think, Kagome?
KAG: (mumbling to herself, forlorn) I need to study hard…
Yuka: What is she talking about?
Eri: Oh, yes! The photos from the Culture Festival are ready!
Eri stops and shows KAG a photo album. There are photos of KAG and friends in the choir, at the food festival and the play from episode 128. One of the photos actually shows INU battling the dried demon onstage.
Yuka: You're so photogenic!
Eri: It's true!
Ayumi: Kagome is so cute!
KAG: (flabbergasted, thinking) Oh no! There's even a picture of the demon!
[ End of ACT I: 4min 46sec ]
Daytime in Warring States Era. A group of mercenaries waylay a young man on a bridge.
Mercenary 1: Hey, you!
Mercenary 2: Leave your stuff and get lost!
Mercenary 1: You'd better obey us!
Mercenary 3: Give us all your money!
Man: You talk like a thief. You shouldn't behave like that!
Mercenary 2: We are thieves, alright!
Mercenary 1: Hand over your money, stupid!
INU: (appears, exasperated) Are you being bullied again?
Mercenary 3: Who the hell are you?
INU punches the mercenaries and they fall into a pile.
Man: (glad) You guys are…!
SHI: (pops out behind INU's hair) It's been awhile, Akitoki!
Akitoki abbreviated as AKI from now onwards.
AKI: Shippo and Inuyasha! Thanks for helping me again! Oh, yeah! (takes out a small bundle) Take this!
SHI: Pickled plums?
AKI: It's good for you! Try it!
INU: What are you doing here?
AKI: Well, it's a long story… I need to find out something from Priestess Kaede.
SHI: That old lady?
INU: What do you need to find out?
Cut to INU-gang (except KAG) and AKI talking to KAE in her hut.
KAE: Mister Akitoki, are you in the middle of a mission?
AKI: Yes! There is this Halberd of Yin and Yang. It is a demon's long sword that has blades on both ends of the hilt.
SAN: Demonic sword?
AKI: There have been several misfortunes in my family. We suspect the blade of this long sword may be the cause of this.
AKI unwraps a large bundle, which is half of a halberd. The blade glows with a purple aura.
KAE: This is…!
SAN: Demonic aura!
MIR: It looks powerful…!
INU stares at the halberd, completely absorbed by its aura. KAE notices INU enchantment with the halberd.
KAE: T-This isn't good. Put it away!
AKI wraps the halberd hurriedly, while MIR and SHI rush to INU, holding him.
SHI: Snap out of it, Inuyasha!
INU: (shocked) What was that?
SAN: You almost got possessed!
AKI: To eliminate the sword's bad aura, I will need to have it exorcised. But as you can see, it is very powerful. We decided to bring it to Mount Hakurei to purify it. And that's how my journey began.
MIR: But that mountain…
AKI: Yes… It was affected by an unnatural phenomenon, and was completely destroyed. Not a single piece of it remains. If we don't purify the blade, misfortunes will continue to plague the Hojo family.
KAE: So you want me to come up with an alternative plan?
AKI: I've heard that Priestess Kaede is a very wise priestess.
Cut to the group standing in front of the shrine in the village. KAE points to a mountain range in the distance.
KAE: Look over there. Over that mountain lies the miraculous Furai Shrine. If you offer the blade there, it will naturally be purified.
AKI: Furai Shrine?
KAE: It is the holiest shrine around here.
SHI: But is there a more specific direction than "over that mountain"?
KAE: There's a river on the east side of the peak. If you go upstream, you will find Sho'Un Falls. You will find the shrine nearby.
AKI: (determined) Sho'Un Falls… (kowtows to INU-gang) Then please, come with me!
INU: Huh? What did you say?
AKI: I was attacked by thieves earlier. Ever since I've held the blade, many misfortunes have fallen upon me! Please, help me!
SHI: Akitoki is my disciple! It is the master's duty to help his disciple!
KAE: Kagome should be returning soon.
AKI: (gasps and blushes, excited) Kagome will be here too?
Cut to Mama running back home hurriedly with a huge bundle. Cut to Sota, GRA and Sota at the Dry Well in the Higurashi shrine.
Sota: Sis, did you forget anything?
KAG: This time I'm bringing all my text books with me! Perfect!
GRA: The next time they ask, I'll tell them you're having amnesia.
KAG: (sweat drop) Grandpa, not amnesia please…
Buyo walks into the hut, meowing.
GRA: Buyo…? I've got it! How about cat allergy?
Sota: How about being possessed by a haunted clay figurine?
Mama: (runs into hut with huge bundle) Wait, Kagome. Here's your lunch!
Cut to KAG holding the large bundle.
KAG: It's heavy! That's a lot!
Mama: Share it with everyone!
KAG: Thanks, Mom! I'm leaving!
GRA is deep in thoughts.
Mama: Be careful!
GRA: So, cat allergy or haunted clay figurine?
KAG: I disapprove of both!
KAG jumps into the well. GRA sighs.
Cut to AKI waiting by the Dry Well in Warring States Era.
AKI: (excited) Kagome… Kagome… Please hurry here, Kagome!
KAG heaves her heavy bag and the bundle of lunch over the well, both hitting AKI on the head. AKI falls to the ground. KAG then jumps out of the well and steps on AKI, who shrieks in pain.
KAG: (shocked) Are you Hojo's ancestor, Hojo? I'm sorry! Are you okay?
AKI: Yes, I'm okay!
Cut to KAE's hut.
KAG: Here is the ninja food I'd promised.
SHI holds up a cup noodle, with says 'be-to-na-mu fu-i' or 'Vietnam Flavored'.
SHI: B-be-to-na-mu fu-i?
MIR and SAN are each holding a packet of chips.
KAG: I found new flavors! (looks around) Where's Inuyasha?
SHI: He's angry.
SHI: He doesn't like the idea of helping Akitoki purify the blade. (frowns) He's so petty!
Cut to INU sitting on a tall tree outside the hut.
KAG: Are you angry?
INU: I'm not angry!
KAG: (frowns, thinking) You're definitely mad. (speaking) I've heard about the story from Granny Kaede. We should help Hojo if he's in trouble!
INU: What about the fragments? What if Naraku gets them first?
KAG: Good point…
KAG: (sits under tree) But Mount Hakurei is gone and Hojo cannot complete his mission. Isn't it sad?
INU: It's Naraku's fault that Mount Hakurei is gone!
KAG: But we should always help others.
INU: (irritated) You are too nice!
AKI is looking on from behind a tree in the distance.
AKI: Kagome is really nice…
INU notices AKI. AKI gasps in horror and falls to the ground. INU leaps off the tree and lands in front of AKI menacingly.
INU: Bastard! Since Kagome insists, I'll bring you to that shrine.
AKI looks at INU worriedly.
INU: Let's get this over with. (walks away)
KAG: (sighs) He's still the same as always.
Cut to INU-gang and AKI setting off. KAE holds a lunchbox in her hand and waves goodbye to the group.
KAE: Be careful, Kagome! I am really thankful for your mother's food! (looks at sumptuous lunchbox) It looks very tasty!
Cut to INU-gang on the knoll in the village, looking at the mountain range in the distance.
SAN: Is that it?
MIR: Let's get to the foot of the mountain.
SAN: Kirara, let's go!
KIR mews and transforms into her large form.
AKI: (awed) She's transformed!
SAN: Here, hop on!
AKI: M-Me? What about Kagome?
INU piggybacks KAG.
KAG: I'll get on Inuyasha.
SHI: (leaps onto MIR's shoulder) Miroku is pretty fast too!
INU: Stop stalling! (runs down knoll)
MIR: Well, I'll go on ahead!
MIR runs down the knoll with SHI on his shoulder.
AKI: T-That's… fast!
SAN: We're leaving too. Let's go!
Cut to KIR flying into the air with SAN and AKI on her back. AKI almost falls off KIR and SAN has to hold onto him.
SAN: Hold on tight!
KAG: Hojo, are you alright?
AKI: Yes! (thinking) Kagome's smile is so adorable!
KAG: (thinking) Is he Hojo's ancestor? That name "Kagome", which was on the lineage scroll… Maybe I can't go back to the modern times and will have to marry this Hojo… (smiles, thinking) That's impossible!
Cut to INU-gang running and flying along a mountain path. SHI spots a river next to the path.
SHI: A river, Miroku!
MIR: It's the river that flows on the East side of the mountain.
INU: Hey, Akitoki… Why can't you just throw that blade away?
AKI: Then other families will have misfortunes! (determined) So I must stop this curse!
AKI starts to get airsick and his face goes blue.
KAG: I didn't know you were so noble, Hojo!
AKI: (smiles) I am? (turns and almost pukes)
KAG: But Inuyasha is so mean!
INU: Don't act strong when you are so weak.
KAG: Don't be mean, Inuyasha!
SAN: Are you okay?
AKI: Y-Yes, I'm fine…
Cut-scene of four silhouettes kneeling in front of a pink round orb.
Voice: It's finally here.
The orb morphs into a silhouette and points in a direction. Two of the kneeling silhouettes leap off.
Back to INU-gang. SAN spots a hut in front.
SAN: A tea house! Priest, a tea house!
MIR: How lucky!
KIR lands and SAN gets off. AKI is about to get off too, but loses his footing and falls.
SAN: What happened?
AKI: My shoes! H-How unlucky! (sighs and shakes head) The blade that brings misfortune…
Awhile later. INU-gang and AKI are seated in a line on a bench in front of the tea house. They are eating.
INU: Take a break? Humans are so weak!
MIR: Don't compare us to your power! We're just flesh and bones.
Owner: (walks out with tea) Thanks for waiting!
KAG: Thank you! These are really good! (takes tea)
Owner: (walks to AKI) For you too!
AKI: Thank you!
AKI takes a cup which suddenly breaks and the hot tea spills on his hand.
AKI: (winces) That's… h-hot!
KAG: Hojo? Hold on…
KAG takes out a cooling pad from her bag while the rest look on curiously. KAG peels the pad and wraps it around AKI's scalded palm.
KAG: Like this…
AKI: (surprised) It's cold…!
SHI: It's one of Kagome's ninja tools!
MIR: Kagome, this is…
KAG: A cooling pad! It is good for soothing burns.
AKI: It's getting colder! Amazing!
KAG: Isn't it? (giggles)
INU: Keh! (continues eating)
KAG takes out the lunchboxes that her mom prepared and shares with the group.
SHI: It's bento!
SAN: This rolled egg is good!
MIR: This simmered stuff is good too…
INU: (eats a sushi, unimpressed) I still prefer the ninja food that you cook with hot water.
KAG: (irritated) Sit.
INU crashes to the ground.
AKI: Then I'll have some too!
AKI takes a rice ball from the lunchbox, but it slips out of his hands and rolls on the ground.
AKI: (gasps and chases rice ball) Wait, rice ball, wait!
AKI trips and falls. His face lands directly on the rice ball and the rice sticks all over his face.
AKI: (sad) The blade that brings misfortune…
Cut-scene of a silhouette sprinting in a forest.
Back to INU-gang. AKI lets out a long sigh.
SHI: Seems like you get cursed just by holding that blade.
AKI: You saw what happened…
SAN: Small accidents are happening one after another…
MIR: Are they coincidences?
AKI: No, this blade brings misfortune to all those who hold it.
SHI: Accidents happening one after another…
SAN: This is pretty troublesome…
A silhouette of a large bird flies across the sky. Cut to KAG and INU at the back of the tea house. KAG is filling up her bottle with water from a small waterfall.
INU: This is a demon's weapon. But he's a human. He should just throw it away.
KAG: Stop saying that… Hojo is trying his best. Even if he is weak, and gets nauseous, he's trying really hard!
INU: You keep defending him.
KAG: I'm not!
INU: (furious) Only demons or half-demons like me can use that sword. It's impossible for you!
KAG, taken aback, looks at INU.
INU: It's not a human's job! You just don't get it! (walks off)
KAG: Wait up, Inuyasha!
Cut-scene of a silhouette stopping in front of a boulder in the forest near the tea house. An aura emits from him and he heaves the boulder up.
Cut to SHI handing a rice ball to AKI.
SHI: Here! Health is still important! Eat this, Akitoki!
AKI: Thank you, Shippo! (takes rice-ball) I'll gladly eat it!
Suddenly, rumbling noises are heard. The group rush in front of the tea house. Boulders roll down the cliff behind it. AKI shrieks in horror and drops his rice ball.
KAG: They're coming this way!
INU: Heh! (draws TET) Leave this to me…!!!
INU throws a Wind Scar which breaks the boulders into tiny rocks. The tiny rocks shower on the group, causing them no harm.
MIR: Who is behind this?
INU: (sniffs air) I smell something!
SHI: It's gunpowder!
SAN: Look at the sky!
A large kite in the shape of a bird flies towards them, dropping bombs at them. The bombs explode all around them, but fortunately, no one is hurt.
SHI: A bird?
KAG: Looks like a kite.
SAN: I've never seen such a strange kite…
The kite turns and flies towards them, dropping a second wave of bombs.
INU: It's coming again!
KAG: Hojo, watch out!
The bombs are overhead AKI, and he gasps in horror.
INU throws a Wind Scar which explodes the bombs before they hit AKI. AKI crawls away. KAG grabs her bow and arrow and aims it at the kite, which is flying away.
KAG: I won't let you get away!
KAG fires and it chips off a part of the kite. A masked man with red eyes is on the kite.
Masked man: (shocked) A purifying arrow?!
The kite flies higher up and disappears behind a cloud. Cut to the group.
INU: Damn it!
MIR: He's gotten away…
Cut to SAN and KIR exploring the forest behind the tea house. Large holes appear on the group.
SAN: They pulled out all of these boulders? Who are they?
[ End of ACT II: 18min 57sec ]
Evening. INU-gang and AKI are by a river in a valley. MIR is washing his face.
SAN hands MIR a towel and he wipes his face.
SAN: Were they aiming to get the blade?
MIR: That last bomb was meant for Akitoki. So it's true…
KAG: The blade of that weapon brings misfortune.
INU: I've told you before… Just throw it away!
AKI: Never! If the enemy wants this blade, it means they have the Yang blade.
INU: The Yang blade?
AKI: The Halberd of Yin and Yang was divided into two pieces because of its formidable power. The Yin blade and Yang blade were not allowed to be rejoined. Thus they were taken to the northern and southern lands. One of the blades was passed on to the Hojo family.
KAG: What happens when they're rejoined?
AKI: I'm not sure about that…
A crow cackles in the background and flies towards the group.
SAN: A crow?
MYO: (leaping cheerfully on the crow) Master Inuyasha! Master… Inuyasha…!!
All: (surprised) Grandpa Myoga?
MYO: I've missed you so much, Master Inuyasha!
MYO jumps off the crow and lands on INU's nose. He sucks INU's blood and gets slapped.
INU: What is it, Grandpa Myoga?
MYO: Well, I… Since Mount Hakurei collapsed, Totosai…
CUT TO FLASHBACK, at TOT's place.
TOT: That holy mountain was sealing so many things… Perhaps the Halberd of Yin and Yang that Kaijinbo had left behind will return…
BACK TO PRESENT.
MYO: He was really worried about that.
AKI: The Halberd of Yin and Yang…
KAG: It's a demon's sword made by Kaijinbo?!
CUT-SCENE of a menacing Kaijinbo (Totosai's disciple) from episodes 44 & 45. He is forging a sword. BACK TO PRESENT.
MYO: He's wondering if Master Inuyasha could seal it. That's why I came here looking for you.
INU: But why me?
CUT TO FLASHBACK. TOT looks back in a deadpan manner.
TOT: He is the only one who can do it.
BACK TO PRESENT.
MYO: This is what Totosai said.
MYO: I'm serious about this, Master Inuyasha. Perhaps the ones going after the blade are the hunters of the Younin, Hoshiyomi.
MYO: Yes, Younin are demons who use Ninjitsu (ninja skills). Hoshiyomi is the one who hired Kaijinbo to make the Halberd of Yin and Yang.
Cut to the four silhouettes of Younin kneeling in front of the glowing man.
Voice: A purifying arrow?
Voice: (scoffs) Interesting.
The silhouettes bow and leap off.
Nighttime. INU-gang and AKI are camping in a forest clearing on a cliff. KAG, SAN, SHI and AKI are gathered around the campfire, while MIR and INU are resting.
SHI: We'll be at the Furai Shrine by tomorrow morning, Kagome.
Suddenly, a series of explosions happen in the forest. INU and MIR wake and stand.
INU: Here they come!
MIR: Their target must be the blade!
The series of explosion are approaching them. KAG and AKI run off in the opposite direction.
KAG: Hojo, hurry up!
AKI is hit by an explosion and yells.
KAG: (turns) Hojo!
AKI has collapsed on the ground.
KAG: Hojo, are you alright?
INU and MIR are rushing over to KAG and AKI, but a series of bombing blocks their way. Cut to KAG helping AKI up. She holds his hand and starts running.
KAG: Hojo, you can do it!
Another bomb explodes right behind them, and the impact sends them over the cliff edge and into a valley.
Cut to INU.
INU: Kagome! Akitoki!
INU is about to rush to the cliff edge, but is stopped by another explosion. AKI and KAG continue to fall into the valley, shrieking.
INU: (worried) Kagome! Kagome!! Kagome…!!!
[ End of ACT III: 22min 13sec ]
End of episode 137: The Ancestor's Name is Kagome ]
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So you’re the Hoshiyomi who's after the Halberd of Yin and Yang! Why are you after this demonic blade?
This has nothing to do with you. I don't have to explain anything.
Under the pursuit and attacks of the Younin with Ninjitsu skills, Akitoki and me were separated from the rest!
I can't believe I'm trapped with only Kagome in a forest…! Only the two of us!
Next on Inuyasha, "Survival of the Two in the Demon-Infested Land".
Maybe there won’t be anymore bad luck!
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).
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