episode 140

Eternal Feelings, Halberd of Yin and Yang

永遠の思い 乾坤の薙刀
Filler Episode | 4-episode story, 137~140

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

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 02 Feb 2004

OPENING SONG: One Day, One Dream by Tackey and Tsubasa
ENDING SONG: Come by Amuro Namie

PRODUCTION:
Script: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Storyboard: Toshifumi Kawase
Episode Director: Satoshi Toba
Animation Director: Kumiko Takahashi

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Myoga: Kenichi Ogata
Akitoki Hojo: Yuji Ueda
Hoshiyomi: Kazuya Nakai
Tsukiyomi: Yuri Amano
Hojo: Yuji Ueda
Ayumi: Nami Okamoto
Eri: Yuki Masuda
Yuka: Kaori Shimizu
Demons: 渡辺浩司, TANAKA Kazunari

STATISTICS:

Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 94 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 1 / 60 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 53 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 24 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 35 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 / 12 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 69.7% [53/76]


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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

Hoshiyomi I will never forgive humans! Why did Tsukiyomi betray me?!

Tsukiyomi I wanted you to remember!

Hoshiyomi Tsukiyomi…

Tsukiyomi Remember our past… your kindness… the days we'd lived together!

The love for humans… is it still not enough to fight the sorrow in the blade? Next on Inuyasha, "Eternal Feelings, Halberd of Yin and Yang".

Akitoki Even if the heart's desires were not accomplished, feeling would never change!

InuYasha’s Jar

#140 Tsukiyomi 月黄泉 [つきよみ]

(Kindly provided by Alice Elder)

Quotes

Akitoki It is true that I am a weak human, just as you said. But… because humans are weak… they can understand one another’s pain… they’re able to comfort and respect one another! That’s why never ending feelings are possible!

 

But you had Kagome by your side. Kagome was protecting you…

Yes, so many times.

Especially when she always says, "Sit!"

Shippo! Shhh!

That’s right! You’re not nice to me at all!

 

Oddities and Other Notes

References


Star-Crossed Lovers
When Hoshiyomi said he changed his name to suit Tsukiyomi, it isn't just for the sound of it. 'Hoshi 星' in Hoshiyomi [星黄泉] means 'star', while 'Tsuki 月' in Tsukiyomi [月黄泉] means 'moon'. And 'yomi 黄泉', in Chinese culture, refers to the netherworld, adding more meaning to the names of the ill-fated lovers.

Oddities

Did you notice…?

Freeze Frame Fun


Ouch…that’s gotta hurt!
During the battle between Hoshiyomi and Inuyasha, you see clips of Shippo watching the fight while holding onto the unconscious Miroku's hair. After Hojo declares his love for Kagome (while blocking the Halberd), Shippo jumps back in shock (“T-That guy…!”) and you see that he is holding a chunk of Miroku's hair in his hand! Ouch...that's gotta hurt! < NoOneButYou via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)>

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transcript

Abbreviations
INU: Inuyasha
KAG: Kagome
SHI: Shippo
MIR: Miroku
SAN: Sango
KIR: Kirara
TET: Tetsusaiga
HIR: Hiraikotsu
MYO: Myoga
AKI: Akitoki

[ 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!

INU:   The demon Hoshiyomi kidnapped Kagome, and released the terrifying power of the Halberd of Yin and Yang. Damn, what should I do?!


[ ACT I ]

Recap from previous episode. HOS throws an aura from the Halberd at INU-gang, who falls to the ground. The aura continues upwards and slices the sky. A black hole appears and starts to suck in the pebbles on the ground. The group each hang onto something for dear life.

SAN:  It's sucking everything in!

INU:   We need to save Kagome from that demon!

SHI:   The Tetsusaiga is still…

INU:   Nothing is impossible!

HOS laughs and brandishes his Halberd. INU flexes his claws and growls.


[ Title screen: Eternal Feelings, Halberd of Yin and Yang ]


Continuation from previous episode. The black hole in the sky is sucking in everything, and parts of the shrine break off. INU-gang face off with HOS.

HOS:  (raises Halberd) Everything in this world will disappear someday. Even happiness and sorrow. They will all fade with time. Nothing will last forever. One day this world will end.

INU:   Iron Reaver, Soul Stealer!

INU leaps and claws at HOS, but the barrier around HOS pushes him back to the ground.

HOS:  Why don't you stop fighting and just get lost!

SAN:  Stop joking around!

SAN leaps and swings HIR at the barrier, but is thrown off.

MIR:   Sango!

KIR leaps and catches SAN in time before she falls to the ground. MIR jumps and swings his scepter at the barrier, struggling to hold on.

HOS:  You just don't get it. You will never be able to defeat the Halberd of Yin and Yang.

MIR:   No…!

HOS:  The Halberd of Yin and Yang is invincible!

MIR is thrown off the barrier.

SHI:   Miroku!

SHI jumps and pops into his pink flying form, forming a landing pad for MIR.

INU:   Blades of Blood!

INU leaps again and throws Blades of Blood at HOS. The barrier deflects the blades back to INU, cutting him. INU crashes to the ground, wincing in pain.

HOS:  Do you want to get her back?

INU struggles up.

HOS:  Do you love her this much?

AKI:   (background) I love Kagome!

INU is taken aback, and looks at AKI, who is facing HOS.

AKI:   You can take my life in exchange for hers. Please give Kagome back!

Everyone looks at AKI in shock.

AKI:   You said that nothing lasts forever. But even if time goes by… Even if time goes by, my feelings will never change!

SHI:   Akitoki…

MYO:  (jumps onto SHI's head) What a reckless guy. It is best to keep quiet in a situation like this.

AKI:   It is true that I am a weak human, just as you said. But… because humans are weak… they can understand one another's pain… they're able to comfort and respect one another!

Cut to flashbacks of AKI's time with KAG. Back to present.

AKI:   That's why never ending feelings are possible!

HOS:  Feelings?

Cut to flashback of TSU [Tsukiyomi] sealing HOS. Back to present.

HOS:  Don't make me laugh. If they could respect and understand one another's pain… Why did Tsukiyomi betray me?! I will never forget what you humans have done to me! You should all be punished!

Suddenly a light emits out from the unconscious KAG. The light pushes HOS away and forms into an orb.

HOS:  What? You are…

KAG floats in front of HOS, and morphs into TSU. The two morph interchangeably.

HOS:  It… It can't be…!

The Halberd trembles and breaks free from HOS's hand. The black hole disappears gradually as the Halberd floats midway between HOS and the double image of KAG and TSU. The image stables to be TSU.

SHI:   W-What's going on?

MYO:  That's…

AKI:   Kagome…

INU:   Kagome…

TSU:  (sad) Hoshiyomi…

HOS:  (shocked) Tsukiyomi…!

TSU:  We finally meet again… Hoshiyomi…

HOS:  Tsukiyomi… (frowns) What do you want now?

TSU:  I wanted you to remember. The respect towards humans that you once had. And also your kindness. The days we'd lived together.

CUT TO FLASHBACK. Evening. HOS and TSU are running away from some demons in a valley. They each slay a demon but are surrounded by a circle of more demons.

HOS:  Are you injured, Tsukiyomi?

TSU:  Please don't worry about me. I don't want to get in your way!

HOS:  Just as I thought…

Demon: Do you think you can run away from us?

HOS:  I am not scared of you!

Demon: You've become so foolish over one woman!

The demon pounces on HOS but gets slain and falls to the grass.

Demon: For a human… For Tsukiyomi… How could you… (dies)

HOS:  (voice-over) Yes… I even changed my name to Hoshiyomi… Just for Tsukiyomi…

The rest of the demons pounce on the two. TSU raises her hand.

TSU:  Open the Gates of Hell!

A light field surrounds the area and disintegrates all of the demons. TSU then falls to her knees, exhausted. HOS holds up TSU worriedly.

HOS:  Tsukiyomi! You've over-exerted yourself… If you keep on slaying demons, you will…

TSU:  I can't stop fighting now… Demons keep attacking us. They're attacking out of hatred.

HOS:  No! Let's go to a place without any fighting! Where we could live peacefully!

Cut to HOS bring a cart full of demon corpses to Kaijinbo's forgery.

HOS:  These are the demon corpses you wanted. 222 bodies in total. I have brought them all.

Kaijinbo looks at HOS in silence.

HOS:  Does this mean that a weapon with the power of Yin and Yang will be created?

Kaijinbo doesn't reply but merely smirks.

BACK TO PRESENT.

HOS:  That's right. Back then I was searching for a place… to live peacefully with you, Tsukiyomi. So I ordered Kaijinbo to make the Halberd of Yin and Yang. I needed a weapon that could match up to your powers. So that you wouldn't have to use your powers anymore. Everything I did was for you.

TSU:  (sad) Hoshiyomi…

HOS:  (furious) Then why…! Why did you betray me?!

CUT TO FLASHBACK. HOS is surrounded by a group of demons. He holds up the Halberd of Yin and Yang. A light bursts out of the halberd and disintegrates all the demons. HOS looks at the halberd and laughs, eyes glowing in red.

HOS:  Magnificent… the Halberd of Yin and Yang.

TSU:  (appears) Hoshiyomi…

HOS:  Look, Tsukiyomi! As long as I have the Halberd of Yin and Yang, you won't have to use your powers anymore!

TSU looks at HOS worriedly.

HOS:  We are completely safe now. No matter how many demons attack us, I can now protect you.

TSU:  Hoshiyomi, the Halberd of Yin and Yang is dangerous. It needs to be sealed at once!

HOS:  What?! The only way to live peaceful life is to become the strongest!

TSU:  (worried, thinking) The Halberd of Yin and Yang has placed a cursed upon Hoshiyomi. If this goes on…

Cut to TSU in the shrine, raising the altarpiece to seal HOS.

TSU:  Forgive me! Ring, Ice, Battle, Shell, Spirit, Gold, Arc, Sin! Zen…!

HOS:  W-Why?!

Light emits from the altar piece. HOS is enveloped in an orb of light, wincing in pain and struggling.

HOS:  Why are you doing this? Tsukiyomi…!!!

HOS starts to lose his form and floats in the light orb.

HOS:  Why? Why?

TSU looks down sadly. Cut to TSU on her kneels, panting tiredly. She reaches for the Hallberd, but static surges and pushes TSU off.

TSU:  What a horrifying demonic aura!

TSU stands and a blue aura surrounds her. The Halberd floats up.

TSU:  Evil powers… vanish forever!

The Halberd breaks into two pieces and transforms into two separate light orbs. The orbs fly out of the shrine, one towards a mountain, the other towards Mount Hakurei. Cut to TSU in the shrine.

TSU:  Now the evil is gone. (falls to her knees) Hoshiyomi… I will now let you out from the seal…

TSU reaches out of the altarpiece. She suddenly freezes and collapses to the ground.

TSU:  (shocked) My… powers… Ho… Hoshi… yo… mi…!

TSU struggles to reach for the altarpiece but fails. She dies and her body disintegrates into ashes. The altarpiece then floats up and glows in an aura, releasing HOS. HOS looks at TSU's clothes on the ground.

HOS:  Tsukiyomi… You are just a human. I guess there's no way you could be with a demon like me.

BACK TO PRSENT.

HOS:  (shocked) That's… impossible! Is that true?

TSU:  I can't say that I hadn't betray you. But I wanted to save you from the Halberd of Yin and Yang. I wanted to free you!

HOS:  It was the weakness in my heart. I couldn't trust Tsukiyomi completely…! I was blinded by evil.

TSU:  Hoshiyomi… Even if my body deteriorates, I'll always love you! I do not regret anything!

HOS:  It can't be! It can't be!! (throws a light and grabs the Halberd) It's too late. Everything is too late! The Halberd of Yin and Yang has been revived, and now rules this world!!!

HOS's glow in red and his face turns more demonic. He leaps and slashes at TSU. KAG falls out from TSU and falls to the ground. The image of TSU dissipates.

INU:   Kagome! (leaps and catches KAG) Kagome! Kagome! She's fine… she's not hurt. Kagome!

KAG:  (wakes) Inuyasha? (gasps) Put me down, I'm okay.

AKI:   (sad) Kagome…

HOS:  I now have the ultimate power! I don't have any doubts about this. I will destroy all humans with this Halberd of Yin and Yang!

KAG:  You're still saying that?!

HOS looks at KAG.

KAG:  Tsukiyomi died just for you! Why can't you understand her love?!

INU:   Kagome… (TET throbs in INU's hand) Tetsusaiga…!

KAG:  Tsukiyomi was a human but she wasn't weak. Her heart was stronger than yours. You were the one who betrayed her! Your weak heart was taken over by the Halberd of Yin and Yang!

HOS:  Shut up! What do you know?! Go to hell!

HOS flies towards KAG swiftly and furiously. He swings the Halberd at KAG, and INU blocks just in time with the transformed TET. The blades collide and static surges.

INU:   Don't even try… I will always protect Kagome!

KAG:  Inuyasha…

INU lets out a yell and throws off HOS. He then points TET at HOS.

INU:   Get ready for this, Hoshiyomi!

INU leaps and swings TET at HOS several times, who block with his halberd. INU then lands and throws a Wind Scar at HOS.

INU:   Wind Scar!

HOS:  You stupid half-demon!

HOS's blade cuts through the Wind Scar.

INU:   What?!

KAG fires a Sacred Arrow at HOS, who catches the arrow easily.

KAG:  My powers… My powers haven't returned yet…

HOS:  (holds up arrow and laugh) The Halberd of Yin and Yang has absorbed all your powers. (snaps the arrow) It's no use.

SHI:   Kagome!

AKI:   Is… Is there any other way?!

MYO:  If we get the Halberd from him, there might be a chance.

SHI:   That's impossible! He'll kill us before we even get close!

AKI:   Kagome… My beloved Kagome is fighting, but I…

HOS swings his blade at INU, who blocks with TET.

HOS:  Go to hell!

INU is thrown to the ground.

KAG:  Inuyasha! (glares at HOS)

AKI:   K-Kagome… (clenches fists and looks down) I… I…

HOS readies his Halberd and pounces towards KAG. Suddenly, just as HOS is about to reach KAG, AKI rushes out and grabs HOS's hand.

AKI:   I…!! I…!!! I love you, Kagome!

HOS:  You…

SHI:   (shocked, squints) T-That guy…!

MYO:  He's stupid!

AKI struggles to free HOS's grip on the Halberd. HOS is irritated and flings AKI aside. AKI crashes into KAG and they both fall to the ground.

HOS:  As I thought, humans are weak. It's fine if you're in a hurry to die.

KAG:  (looks at her arrow) Lend me your powers, Tsukiyomi!

The arrow glows in pink. Cut to HOS zooming towards AKI.

HOS:  Die…!!!

KAG stands and aims a Sacred Arrow at HOS. The double image of TSU and KAG is formed.

TSU & KAG: Stop, Hoshiyomi!

KAG fires and it hits the blade. HOS is taken aback.

HOS:  What?! Tsu-Tsukiyomi!

KAG:  Yes, my powers are coming back!

INU:   (struggles up) You should appreciate Akitoki… We owe him a lot!

KAG:  Yes! Thank you, Hojo!

AKI:   (falls to the ground in relief) Yes! (laughs uneasily)

INU:   (runs next to KAG) Let's get this over with!

KAG:  Okay!

HOS:  Th-That's…!

HOS looks at the team of INU and KAG. He sees his past in them, when HOS and TSU slain demons as a team.

HOS:  (scoffs) What can you do? You can never win the Halberd of Yin and Yang!!

HOS raises his Halberd and a red orb is formed.

INU:   It's coming!

KAG:  Yes!

HOS:  Go to hell…!!

HOS throws the orb at the two.

INU:   Take this! (swings TET) Backlash Wave!

KAG:  (fires Sacred Arrow) Take that!

The Sacred Arrow flies in the middle of the Backlash Wave, amplifying its powers. The Backlash Wave collides with the orb and throws it back at HOS. The Halberd shatters and HOS is enveloped by the Wave. His face change back to normal again.

HOS:  This is great…

An image of TSU floats towards HOS in the wave.

HOS:  Isn't this great, Tsukiyomi?

HOS smiles and disintegrates. The Backlash Wave dissipates high into the air. INU sheathes TET. KAG falls to her knees, exhausted. SHI rushes to her.

SHI:   Kagome!

INU:   (holds up KAG) Are you okay, Kagome?

KAG:  (nods weakly) Yeah.

MYO:  That was great teamwork!

SHI:   Great timing too!

MYO:  Indeed!

AKI looks at the semi-hugging KAG and INU. He drops his head in a defeated manner and lets out a gracious sigh.

[ End of ACT I: 19min 53sec ]


[ ACT II ]

Daytime. INU-gang has erected a grave over the Sho'Un waterfall. They pay their respects at the grave. INU is looking away.

INU:   (softly) He's just like me.

The group turns to INU.

KAG:  Eh?

INU:   We were alike.

MIR:   You mean Hoshiyomi?

INU:   Yeah… I was also once swallowed by evil power, and couldn't control myself.

Cut-scene of INU transforming into full demon in episode 43. Back to present.

INU:   Keh! We're exactly the same!

KAG:  (walks up to INU) Inuyasha…

MIR:   But you had Kagome by your side.

CUT TO FLASHBACK of KAG walking up the full-demon INU in episode 43.

MIR:   (voice-over) Kagome was protecting you…

Cut to episode 45, when SES had thrown the full-demon INU to the ground. KAG blocks SES's way to INU.

SAN:  (voice-over) Yes, so many times.

Cut to KAG sitting the full-demon INU in episode 43.

SHI:   (voice-over) Especially when she always says, "Sit!"

BACK TO PRESENT. INU is horrified at the memories.

KAG:  (panicking) Shippo! Shhh!

INU:   (furious) That's right! You're not nice to me at all!

KAG:  I'm sorry!

INU:   You'd better be sorry! You silly and stubborn girl!

KAG:  What?!

MIR:   Now now, let's not…

Pan sideways to AKI looking on from behind a tree.

AKI:   (sad) Kagome… please stay healthy.

AKI bows and walks away.

MIR:   (background) I don't mind being called a liar, but I'm not flirtatious!

SAN:  (background) What?!

[ End of ACT II: 20min 58sec ]


[ Epilogue ] shown after ending song.

Daytime, along a path. AKI is journeying alone again.

AKI:   (narrating) I was very much in love with Kagome. Even if she doesn't return my feelings, I will always love her.

A girl and her father walk by AKI in the opposite direction. AKI stops.

AKI:   Please wait!

The girl and her father stops and look at AKI. The girl looks vaguely like KAG.

Girl:  Me?

AKI:   Yes! What is your name?

Girl:  I am Suzaku.

AKI:   (horrified) Su…Suzaku?!!

AKI suddenly remembers Suzaku licking his face from the previous episode.

AKI:   (to girl, eager) You should change your name! It is not suitable for you!

Girl:  (surprised) Huh?

AKI:   You should change it to Kagome. It's a great name. (smiles) How about taking a little walk together?

Girl:  (uneasy) Weren't you going that way?

AKI:   No, don't worry! Let's go!

The girl, her father and AKI start walking together. AKI starts to introduce himself.

AKI:   My name is Hojo Akitoki. I have been traveling a lot. Like the other day…


Cut to modern Japan, Hojo is at WacDnald's. He is drinking and looking at his family scroll at WacDnald's. He lets out a sigh.

Hojo: Higurashi…

Suddenly, Eri, Yuka and Ayumi pop out from behind Hojo.

Ayumi: What's wrong, Hojo? You look dazed!

Yuka: You shouldn't sigh so much.

Eri:   Just forget about this scroll!

Eri gives Hojo a friendly slap on his shoulder. The shocked Hojo lets slip the drink in his hand. The drink spills onto the family scroll, where Akitoki and Kagome's name is.

Hojo: (horrified) What have you done?!

The writings on the scroll start to bleed and smudge.

[ End of Epilogue: 23min 38sec ]


[ End of episode 140: Eternal Feelings, Halberd of Yin and Yang ]


[ Preview for next episode ]

Stay quiet. It'll be over soon.

Shinsen Priest Are you the one who killed the monks and the priests? I heard that the demon is a woman with a baby… But this baby… looks more powerful than the woman.

Perhaps this monk can let me see the boundary between this world and the next.

Next on Inuyasha, "The Released Demon Horse, Entei".

This horse puts up quite a fight!

contributors

Compiled on 27 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

NoOneButYou via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 27 Feb 2008.

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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