By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 27 Feb 2008.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 30 Nov 2003
Script: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Storyboard: Tomoe Aratani
Episode Director: Tomoe Aratani
Animation Director: Shoko Ikeda
Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Akago: Ai Kobayashi
Kagura: Izumi Ohgami
Mushin: Yuzuru Fujimoto
Haachi: Toshihiko Nakajima
Priest: SAIZEN Tadahisa
Tall card [347 x 792 pixels]
Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 23 / 92 in all NEW RECORD!
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 58 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 51 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 2 / 22 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 2 / 34 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 13 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [67 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 10 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 66.1% [47/71]
What did you say, Haachi? Monk Mushin is dying?!
Yes, I'm sorry but I saw…
Monk Mushin? Isn't he the one who raised you, Priest?
Everyone has to die eventually! I don't know why…
No… Inuyasha is right. All living things will die someday…
There must be something we can do for him!
Next on Inuyasha, "The Last Banquet of Miroku's Master".
I should at least prepare something for him…
To those who knows that he may die anytime, only you can understand the agony… I guess until you defeat Naraku, you won’t be able to get drunk and forget about everything.
[ 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: Miroku has been an orphan ever since young. He has learned everything from his guardian and master… Priest Mushin, his master, is having the last banquet of his life tonight!
Nighttime in a temple in a forest. A lone priest is reading scriptures in a room. Suddenly the candle goes out. He gets up to look at the candle and suddenly gasps.
Priest: This is…!
The priest slides open the door and walks out to the corridor. KAR (Kagura) suddenly appears behind him, with Akago, the creepy baby, in her hands.
Priest: Who are you?!
KAR opens her fan menacingly. The priest panics and backs away, but KAR sends Wind Blades and kill him.
[ Title screen: The Last Banquet of Miroku's Master ]
Daytime in KAE's village. KAE is sweeping the ground outside the hut while INU-gang is gathered on a knoll, talking.
KAG: The massacre of priests at holy shrines?
SAN: Yes. Recently the monks and high priests were killed one after another.
MIR: Monks and high priests? Why is that?
SAN: I don't have an answer to it.
KAG: It sounds scary… but… do you think it has something to do with the Sacred Jewel fragments?
MIR: Do you think that Naraku would begin to attack humans?
SHI: I don't think so.
INU: It doesn't matter to us, does it? (rolls aside lazily)
SHI: There are no high priests with us anyway.
SAN: Well, that's true…
SHI, KAG and SAN look at MIR and laugh teasingly. MIR laughs with them for awhile and then frowns.
MIR: Hey, it's not that funny…
HAA: (background) Master Miroku!
The group looks up to see HAA in his flying form, flying towards them.
SHI: It's Haachiemon Tanuki!
Awhile later on the knoll. MIR looks at HAA in shock.
MIR: Priest Mushin is dying?
HAA: (worried) Yes, I'm sorry but I saw…
SAN: Priest Mushin? Isn't he the one who raised you?
KAG: The last time we went to see him…
CUT TO FLASHBACK from episode 28, when MIR's Wind Tunnel was nicked.
KAG: (voice-over) Was when we asked him to treat Miroku's Wind Tunnel…
BACK TO PRESENT.
MIR: What happened? Tell me everything!
HAA: Y-Yes… Actually, for the past few days… I've been staying at Priest Mushin's temple.
CUT TO FLASHBACK. Nighttime. HAA is walking innocently along the corridor in MUS's temple. Suddenly the sound of crockery breaking is heard. HAA panics and runs into the kitchen, where MUS (Mushin) is kneeled in a corner.
HAA: Priest Mushin?!
MUS: (sobbing) I-It's nothing…
HAA: It must be something!
MUS turns around and looks at HAA, with blood on his mouth.
HAA: (worried) Priest Mushin!
MUS: Really, it's nothing…
MUS gets up and walks away, rubbing his mouth and crying. HAA looks at him worriedly.
BACK TO PRESENT.
HAA: So I came to get you as fast as I could, Master Miroku!
MIR looks down worriedly.
Cut to INU-gang on HAA in his flying form.
Daytime in MUS's temple. He is in the courtyard, looking depressed and drinking a flask of sake. He looks down and sighs. INU-gang and HAA walk up to him.
MIR: (seeing MUS sighing) So there was some truth behind what Haachiemon said…
MIR: (smiles) It's been a while, Priest Mushin.
MUS holds MIR's Wind Tunnel right hand. He examines it and gasps.
MIR: (shocked) Is there something wrong?
MUS: (frowns) You! You are going to die tonight!
MIR looks worried.
MUS: (smiles) Just kidding!
MIR: It is not the time for jokes now. Is what Haachi said true?
MUS looks at HAA, who looks away guiltily.
MIR: Haachi said that you are going to die soon…
MUS: (sighs) It's no lie… I am going to die soon.
MUS takes a drink and starts coughing terribly. INU-gang gasps in horror. MUS stands and walks back into the temple.
MUS: This is the path I have chosen. I won't complain to anyone. But, I am happy that I got to see you before I die.
INU-gang, especially MIR, looks at MUS worriedly.
Cut to MUS napping in his room.
Cut to INU-gang and HAA in another room. MIR is preparing tea. Everyone looks forlorn and is silent.
INU: (exasperated) Keh! Everyone has to die eventually! I don't know why…
KAG: (furious) Inuyasha!
MIR: No… Inuyasha is right. All living things will die someday…
KAG: There must be something we can do for him…
INU-gang is silent again.
Cut to INU-gang and HAA in MUS's room. MIR shakes MUS, waking him gently.
MIR: Priest Mushin! Priest Mushin! Hey, Priest Mushin!
MUS wakes and sits up, chuckling to himself.
MUS: I must have fallen asleep…
MIR: (thinking) Is he really dying soon?
KAG: Priest Mushin, is there anything you want to do?
MUS: What do I want to do…?
INU: (frustrated) She means if you have any last requests before you go!
KAG: (furious) Inuyasha!
INU: (sweat drop) What…?
INU crashes to the ground.
MIR: Well, something like that.
MUS: (takes a drink) Let's see… Sake would be nice…
MIR: (glares at MUS) You're already drinking.
MUS: Well… How about cleaning up the temple for me?
All: (gapes at MUS in disbelief, thinking) Cleaning up?!
Awhile later. HAA and SHI are wiping the corridor industriously, while SAN is sweeping. MUS is lying lazily in the courtyard, drinking. Cut to INU wearing a mask.
INU takes a duster and cleans the window furiously.
INU: Why do I have to do this?!
KAG: You're really into it, Inuyasha…!
SHI: This will be our last time…
MIR: (wipes perspiration) It's a lot of work to clean up a big temple like this.
KAG: (frowns and ponders) Let me see…
KAG looks at MIR and then at his Wind Tunnel hand.
KAG: (thinking) Wind Tunnel… What if Wind Tunnel could be put to a better use?
FADE TO KAG's IMAGINATION. MIR is standing against a romantic background. He opens his Wind Tunnel.
MIR: Wind Tunnel!
The crumpled paper and dust in the room are sucked into the Wind Tunnel.
MIR: (smiling) Look! The dust on the floor, the trash in the rooms, even without a broom, cleaning is easy with the Wind Tunnel!
Cut to MIR presenting the clean temple, which is sparkling. INU is in the background, seated like a dog and scratching himself.
MIR: See? Everything is clean within minutes!
SHI: (pops into screen and winks) Its power is awesome!
KAG: (pops into screen and winks) Nothing less from Miroku, the human vacuum cleaner!
MIR, SHI and KAG laugh heartily.
FADE TO PRESENT. KAG is in her own world and shaking her body, gushing. MIR gapes at her.
KAG: (thinking) I think it's quite to rude to say that, but…
Cut to INU-gang standing in front of MUS. MIR looks nonplussed.
MUS: Are you done? Will you dry the futons next?
Cut to INU swinging a transformed TET dramatically.
INU swings TET and hits a futon hanging on stilts in the garden. He continues to grumble, mumble and hit the futon furiously. MIR, SHI and KAG are taking in the dried futons.
KAG: Don't hit it so hard!
SHI: He's working with so much enthusiasm.
KAG: (smiles) He just can't stay still.
Cut to INU-gang standing in front of MUS, who has his back facing them, and is digging his ear.
MUS: Next, get some firewood.
Cut to SAN swinging HIR dramatically.
SAN throws HIR in a forest, chopping down several trees simultaneously.
Cut to MUS digging his nose.
MUS: Do the laundry!
Cut to KAG drawing an arrow dramatically.
KAG fires an arrow at a ledge on the waterfall. The arrow has a rope tied to its end. Cut to HAA in his flying form and SHI in his pink flying form, hanging the laundry on the rope. SAN and KAG are diligently washing laundry by the pool under the waterfall.
SAN: After this, we're done!
SHI tugs at one of the laundry.
SHI: They're dry!
KAG: We've cleaned and dried the futons, and did all the laundry. All we have to do now is…
SAN: (smiles to KAG) Do you want to cook?
KAG: Yes, let's do that!
Cut to close-up of MUS's face.
MUS: That's not necessary!
Cut to INU-gang in front of a restaurant, with MUS and HAA.
MIR: This place is…
MUS: You can tell that it's an expensive restaurant just by looking at it. I've always wish that I can drink sake till I pass out at a place like this.
MUS is about to walk in when MIR grabs him and pats his face menacingly.
MIR: Hey, Priest! Are you really going to die?
MUS: Of course! Or else I wouldn't have such preposterous requests! (runs into the restaurant merrily) That's just how it is, let's go!
MIR: (fuming) That old fart…
KAG: It's okay, Miroku!
SHI: This is going to be the last time!
Cut to inside of restaurant. The group is eating and drinking. Girls are dancing and tending to MUS and MIR. MIR laughs heartily and hugs three girls. SAN looks down, fuming. KAG is consoling SAN.
KAG: It's okay…
SHI: This is going to be the last time!
INU is seated in a corner, with his back facing the rest. He is wolfing down the food. He turns to look at the rest and scoffs childishly.
[ End of ACT I: 10min 23sec ]
Nighttime. INU-gang, HAA and MUS are walking back to the temple.
KAG: Cleaning, doing laundry, and a dinner party… it doesn't make much sense…
INU: I think the drunken monk is kidding us.
MIR: Perhaps that's all a monk really wants…
HAA: Master Mushin, is there anything else?
MUS: (takes a drink and stops) Let's see… I want to drink sake!
All: (furious) Aren't you already drinking?!!
MUS: What are you saying? I'm not talking about any ordinary sake!
KAG: What kind of sake then?
MUS: It is a legendary sake… (looks at the moon) Kasumi Sennin.
MIR: Kasumi Sennin?
MUS: Four mountains from here, there is a spirit mountain known as Kasumi Dake. The wizard who lives on the mountain is said to have made the Kasumi Sennin. He who drinks it will feel as if he is in heaven. The feeling cannot even be expressed with words…
MIR: So, you mean we just have to go and get the sake?
MUS: I have not finished the story yet. There are many who have tried to get this sake but none of the people who have tried, has ever managed to return with any. If only I could drink that sake, I would die without regrets.
MIR: Alright then…
SAN: (shocked) Priest?!
MUS: You will get it for me?
MIR: (winks and smiles gently) You'll die without regrets after that, right?
MUS looks at MIR and chuckles.
Cut to INU-gang flying on HAA, towards the mountain.
INU: (sarcastic) Miroku, you are so nice!
MIR: (smiles) You're nicer, because you're willing to join us, Inuyasha.
INU: Stupid… I was just…
SAN: (points) Priest, look!
A misty fog surrounds a mountain in the distance.
MIR: Yes… That should be Kasumi Dake.
Cut to INU-gang and HAA walking up the mountain.
MIR: Now all we have to do is find the Sennin and ask him if we may have some sake.
SAN: (apprehensive) I hope that he will let us have some without a fight.
They reach an open area on the mountain. MIR gasps and the group stops, looking around apprehensively.
MIR: Yes, I feel it too. There are no Sennin here… This is the evil aura of a demon…
Suddenly a fog appears and surrounds them.
SAN: This is…
MIR: (thinking) What is this fog?
INU: (draws TET) Everyone, don't let your guard down!
Everyone looks around apprehensively, waiting for the demon to appear. There is a long pause. INU growls. Suddenly KAG draws out a microphone and yells in a drunken slur.
KAG: Kagome Higurashi is going to sing!
KAG: (singing happily) Kagura kakigu…
HAA: (transformed as KAG) Kagome Higurashi No. 2 is going to dance!
SHI: (transformed as KAG) Kagome Higurashi No. 3 is going to laugh now!
HAA and SHI dance and laugh merrily while INU gapes at them.
KAG: (drunk) What's happening? They look so much like me… (smiles and dances) Doesn't matter, let's just sing for now!
The three KAG form a line and does the can-can dance while KAG sings.
KAGs: Hey hey hey!
INU: (sweatdrop) What the hell is going on?
MIR: (covers mouth) Don't breathe in the fog! This is the work of a demon!
KIR is sleeping on the ground, twitching and growling.
MIR: I don't know how this works, but it has an intoxicating effect. Don't breathe in this fog!
INU: It's too late, everyone except us is drunk!
MIR: I'm just reminding you!
KAG: Let's drink some more!
All the KAGs cheer.
INU: Hey, you three, calm down!
Suddenly SAN's shrill laughter is heard. Everyone stops and looks at SAN, who is drunk and stumbling past MIR to INU.
INU backs away apprehensively as SAN tumbles towards him.
SAN: (hugs INU) Inuyasha!
INU: S-Sango, what's with you?!
SAN: Let's just leave him and go!
MIR gapes at the two in disbelief, with eyebrow twitching.
SAN: Let's just leave the perverted and stupid priest.
The three KAG forms a line and gape at the two.
SAN: There are a lot of Kagome, let's leave them too! (hugs INU tighter) The two of us… We'll go and defeat Naraku, right?
SAN looks at INU with adoring eyes and moves closer to his face. INU struggles to get away while SAN tries to kiss him. MIR is about to stop the two when KAG shouts into her microphone.
INU crashes to the ground while MIR stares in disbelief at the turn of events.
KAG: (shouts into microphone continuously) SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT, SIT!!
INU crashes the ground twelve more times. SAN suddenly starts to cry.
SHI: (still as KAG) Now she is crying!
SAN falls to her knees and cries sadly.
MIR: Sango? (walks towards SAN)
SHI: Oh! The guy that made her cry is trying to comfort her!
MIR reaches a hand to SAN.
SAN: (stops crying and looks at MIR) Priest? (stands and shouts) Priest Miroku, YOU CHEATER!
SHI: Now she's angry!
HAA: (still as KAG, cheering) Bash him up!
SAN throws HIR at MIR while tearing. MIR barely dodges.
MIR: Is this the demon's plan? To make us drunk so that we'll attack each other? Inuyasha, blow away the fog with your Wind Scar!
KAG is squatted next to INU, still sitting INU continuously and expressionlessly into her microphone. INU crashes the ground continuously.
KAG: Sit sit sit sit sit sit sit sit sit…
INU: Look at the situation before you ask…
MIR: Ah… S-Sorry…
MIR is almost drunk and losing awareness.
MIR: If we keep it up like this… I have no choice… If I don't do the right thing, I am not a man! You can drink sake, but don't let it consume you! Wind Tunnel!
MIR opens his Wind Tunnel and sucks in the sake fog. The air is finally clear and INU-gang gapes at a group of little men that were spying on them. They blink their eyes, bewildered.
INU: (fierce) Are you guys the Kasumi Sennin?
The little men hide behind a rock and then peep at INU-gang again. Everyone is flabbergasted. MIR and INU look at each other, speechless.
Back at MUS's temple. He is drinking sake alone. He pours a flask of sake onto a bowl, and only a drop comes out.
MUS: I've run out of sake… (groans)
MIR: Don't worry…
MUS looks up at MIR, alone. MIR holds up a flask of Kasumi Sennin and smiles. MUS chuckles.
Cut to MIR and MUS seated on the stairs in front of the temple. MIR pours some sake into MUS's bowl.
MIR: Here… How does it taste?
MUS: (drinks) It is the best! Miroku…
MUS: (looks at the night sky) I am sorry…
MIR: (looks at MUS for a moment and chagrins) No… Now that I think about it, it has been a while since we've talked like this.
CUT TO FLASHBACK of young MIR running after his father, and stopped by MUS.
MIR: Father, Father! Let go!!
MUS: You will be consumed by your father's Wind Tunnel too…
A loud explosion is heard and MIR's father is sucked into his Wind Tunnel.
MUS looks away sadly.
BACK TO PRESENT. MIR looks at the large hole in the ground in front of the temple, which was his father's grave.
MUS: Does it hurt you still?
MIR looks at MUS, taken aback.
MUS: (swirling the bowl of sake lightly) I know it's impossible to ask you to not think of it…
MIR: Priest Mushin…
MUS: Naraku is still alive, isn't he?
MUS: To those who knows that he may die anytime, only you can understand the agony… I guess until you defeat Naraku, you won't be able to get drunk and forget about everything. (stops swirling bowl)
MIR: (looks at the night sky) That's not the case… I cannot forget about defeating Naraku, but I can get drunk, right?
MIR turns to smile at MUS. But MUS's eyes are closed, and he looks dead.
MIR: Priest Mushin?
MUS doesn't reply.
MIR: Priest Mushin?
The bowl falls out of MUS's hand and the sake spills out. MIR gasps and grabs MUS, shaking him vigorously.
MIR: Priest Mushin?! Priest Mushin?! Priest Mushin!! Priest Mushin? Priest Mushin? Priest Mushin!!!
MIR cries and hugs MUS tightly. Suddenly MUS starts to snore. MIR sits up and looks at MUS, who is sleeping and scratching his belly.
MIR: (clenched fist) Hey, I thought you'd died…
MUS continues sleeping and snoring.
[ End of ACT II: 19min 19sec ]
Daytime in MUS's temple. INU-gang and HAA are gathered around MUS, who is making tea in the fireplace.
INU: What do you mean?!
MUS: What do you mean, "what"?
SAN: So, you mean that… since there's a massacre going on, you assumed that you would die also?
MUS: That is correct.
MIR: I thought you were ill…
MUS: Don't be stupid! (waves arms merrily) My body is always healthy!
MIR: But Haachi told us that you've vomited blood?
MUS: Oh, that… I just didn't wipe my mouth after eating those pomegranates…
Everyone collapses to the ground.
MIR: (eyes twitching) Y-You're kidding…
SHI: (eyes twitching)That idiot…
MUS: (stands) I am a high priest indeed… (swings dramatically) The next to be killed will no doubt be…
All: (closes in on MUS and shouts furiously) You'll be safe!!
MUS: (shocked) Y-You don't have to say it like that…
Cut to INU-gang walking down the stairs of the temple. MIR is saying goodbye at the entrance.
INU: (furious) That's why I told you not to come!
SAN: It was such a disaster, my head hurts now.
KAG: (smiles) Well, it's okay.
INU and SAN look at KAG, taken aback.
SHI: What do you mean?
KAG stops and looks at MIR and MUS at the entrance.
KAG: Nothing… Anyhow, it's good to do such things sometimes…
Pan upwards to MIR saying goodbye to MUS.
MIR: We must be going now…
MUS grunts disappointedly and watches MIR walk away. MUS smiles to himself and shrugs. As MIR is walking to the group, he looks sad and glances at MUS. He then breaks into a smile and shrugs.
Nighttime. An old priest in sleeping in a temple. KAR appears with Akago. She places him onto the old priest's chest.
KAR: (thinking) Damn, what is this kid doing? Nearly killing all of these high priests and then reading their souls?
Akago: Kagura, it is done, kill him.
Cut to KAR flying in the air on her feather, carrying Akago.
Akago: I couldn't see anything. Even though they are high priests, they are still humans.
KAR: What were you trying to see?
Akago: The boundary between this world and the next. (thinking) The place where the last jewel fragment lies…
Cut to MUS sleeping in the courtyard of his temple, scratching his belly. KAR flies overhead and past the temple.
[ End of ACT III: 22min 6sec ]
[ End of episode 135: The Last Banquet of Miroku's Master ]
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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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