episode 141

The Released Demon Horse, Entei

解き放たれた妖馬炎蹄
Canon Episode | 2-episode story, 141~142

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

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 09 Feb 2004

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

PRODUCTION:
Script: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Storyboard: Teruo Satoh
Episode Director: Teruo Satoh
Animation Director: Shinichi Sakuma

SEIYUU:

Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Akago: Ai Kobayashi
Kagura: Izumi Ohgami
Kanna: Yukana
Shinsen Priest: Hirotake Nagata
Rengokuki: Naoki Makishima
Lord: SAIZEN Tadahisa
Disciples: 野島裕史, 久保田 隆

STATISTICS:

Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 94 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 2 / 62 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 53 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 24 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 1 / 36 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

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!

InuYasha’s Jar

#141 Entei 炎蹄

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

KAR: Kagura
KAN: Kanna
REN: Rengokuki

[ 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:  A legendary demon horse, Entei. The one who rides on its back will rule the world. The seal is now broken. There is the presence of Naraku’s baby and Kagura’s shadow!


[ ACT I ]

Nighttime in a shrine in the mountains. A priest is praying at the altar. Suddenly the candle goes out and he is taken aback. Suspecting something, he slides open the door and looks around in the courtyard.

Priest:  It must be my imagination. (walks back in)

KAR:   (backgroud) Not really.

The Priest, shocked, swings around to find KAR appearing from behind a pillar, with the creepy baby, Akago in her arms.

Priest:  Who are you?

KAR:   Stay quiet. It'll be over soon. Dance of the Wind!

KAR opens her fan and sends Wind Blades at the Priest. He falls to the ground, almost dead. KAR laughs and places Akago on his chest. Akago listens to his chest. A pink aura emits from Akago while KAR looks on intently.


[ Title screen: The Released Demon Horse, Entei ]


Daytime. INU-gang is traveling along a mountain path.

KAG:  I'm hungry.

INU:   Didn't you eat some fish just now?

KAG:  I didn't eat rice though.

INU:   (stops and glares at KAG) Hey!

MIR:   Kagome, leave it to me!

KAG:  (excited) Do you have any food?

MIR:   No, I don't have any food. But… (looks ahead and smiles) Look over there!

A distance away, there is a village.

SHI:   It's a village!

SAN:  Yeah, a village.

KAG:  (cheers) Yeah, it's wonderful! (holds MIR's hand) Miroku, I'm relying on you!

MIR:   Leave it to me!

KAG:  We'll have something to eat!

SHI:   Yeah, we'll have some food!

INU:   Keh!

KIR leaps onto SAN's shoulder and mews.

SAN:  But, it seems as though something is wrong with the village.

All:   What?


Cut to INU-gang in the village. The village looks like it's been attacked. A shrine is seen higher on a hill.

MIR:   The priest has…?

Lord:  Yes, he was killed.

MIR:   Again.

SAN:  That incident where monks and priests are being targeted?

MIR:   I don't know who's doing this… but if it still goes on, it can't be a joke.

Lord:  And the demon that was sealed in the shrine has been acting violently every night.

INU:   Demon?

SHI:   So that's why the village is ruined.

The group surveys the village. Suddenly INU gasps and sniffs the air.

KAG:  Inuyasha, is there something wrong? Do you feel something?

INU:   (smirks) It's over there.


Cut to INU-gang running towards the destroyed shrine.

INU:   I smell it. Even though it's just the smell of a weak demon.

MIR:   It's hiding.

Suddenly the rubble of the shrine rumbles.

SAN:  It's coming.

INU:   Stay alert.

A three-headed snake-like demon bursts out of the rubble and growls.

MIR:   Inuyasha!

INU:   Leave it to me! I'll destroy it in one shot! (unsheathes TET)

The demon flies towards the group. INU swings TET and throws a Wind Scar.

INU:   Wind Scar!

The demon is completely annihilated. INU scoffs and sheathes TET.


Cut to INU-gang in the mansion of the lord, eating.

KAG:  (raises rice bowl) Time to eat! (eats) Delicious!

MIR:   So there are similar cases happening around here too?

Lord:  Yes. Even though it's just a rumor.

INU, seated next to SHI, steals his food and eats it.

SHI:   Hey, give it back to me!

Lord:  Monks and priests are being killed one after another.

MIR:   Who's behind this?

Lord:  Well, I heard… that a woman holding a baby is the one who is doing this.

All:   Huh?

SAN:  Could it be…?

KAG:  (thinking) A baby? It's him?

INU:   So the woman is Kagura.

KAG:  But why?

MIR:   What are they trying to do by attacking humans now?

INU:   Who cares about that? If this is related to Naraku, we can't just ignore it! Isn't that right?

MIR:   (pensive) Yes, that's right…

SAN:  But where is Kagura right now?

MIR:   Don't worry about that. (to Lord) Who is the most well known priest or monk around here?

Lord:  One who is alive?

INU:   (irritated) Of course!

Lord:  Let me think… Around here… and still alive… and one who is well known… should be Shinsen priest of the Mangan temple.

MIR:   (shocked) Shinsen priest? That Shinsen priest?

SHI:   Have you heard of him?

MIR:   Yes, he is well known… and no one can surpass him when it comes to sealing a demon.

SAN:  Even though I'm an exorcist, I know him too. That's how famous he is.

Lord:  Especially after he'd sealed the man-eating purgatory demon, and demon horse Entei.

INU looks worried.


Nighttime in another shrine surrounded by trees. An elderly priest is praying at the altar. The door slides open and the priest looks around, suspecting something. It is just a young disciple who brought in some tea.

Disciple 1: What's wrong, Shinsen priest?

Shinsen: No, it might just be my imagination. I thought I heard Entei's neigh.

Disciple 1: Entei?

Shinsen: Yes.

Cut to a sealed tall-cave behind the shrine.

Shinsen: (voice-over) It's the demon horse I had sealed in the shrine. Entei is a demon horse with hoofs of fire. It is a fast runner and it could run 1000 miles a day.


Back to INU-gang and the lord in the village.

INU:   A demon?

Lord:  There's a horse born once in every hundred years, and this horse died in a fire. When a volcano erupted, Entei was born.

KAG:  So you're not sure about it also, right?

Lord:  T-That's true… But there's more to this rumor. There is another legend about Entei.


Cut to Shinsen, who is talking to his two disciples.

Disciple 2: If you can ride on Entei, you can rule the world?

Shinsen: Yes, the rumor has spread widely.


CUT-SCENE of an image of a horse with burning hooves neighing against an ominous red background.

Lord:  (voice-over) For me, I think it's just a superstition…

Cut to warriors and demons fighting.

Lord:  (voice-over) For ages, humans and demons had fought for Entei. After many battles between demons and humans…

Cut to the last surviving demon. Entei lands in front of him.

Lord:  (voice-over) Entei allowed Rengokuki, the last survivor to ride on its back.

Cut to the demon, Rengokuki riding on Entei in the sky.

Lord:  (voice-over) After obtaining Entei, Rengokuki became more violent than ever.

BACK TO PRESENT with INU-gang and the Lord.

Lord:  People from the surrounding villages were afraid of him… and asked the Shinsen priest to perform exorcism.


Back to Shinsen and his disciples.

Shinsen: The battle between Rengokuki and I lasted for 3 days and 3 nights.

CUT TO FLASHBACK of a younger Shinsen fighting Entei and Rengokuki.

Shinsen: (voice-over) Moreover, I needed 3 more days and nights to seal Entei.

Entei spits a large fireball at Shinsen, but he creates a barrier and is unharmed. Entei then rushes towards Shinsen. Shinsen takes out an altar piece, sealing the two demons. He is exhausted.

Shinsen: (voice-over) Finally, I defeated the two demons. I sealed them in two different locations.

BACK TO PRESENT.

Disciple 1: So you mean it's in the shrine?

Shinsen: Yes. But it is an ancient story…


Back to the Lord and INU-gang.

Lord:  So, the Shinsen priest is a great priest who was able to exorcise the powerful demon.

KAG:  But, since he's able to seal the two demons…

SAN:  It's possible that he'll be Kagura's next target.

INU:   (stands) Alright, let's hurry up then. We don't have much time.

[ End of ACT I: 11min 14sec ]


[ ACT II ]

KAR and Akago arrive in the courtyard of the Mungan Shrine where Shinsen is at. KAR looks around for a moment.

Akago: What's wrong? Hurry up.

KAR:   I know. You're so troublesome.


Cut to Shinsen and his disciples. Shinsen suddenly stands.

Disciple 1: Shinsen priest, is there something wrong?

Shinsen: Don't you feel anything?!

Disciple 2: Evil aura is coming closer to this temple! Go and hide somewhere!

Disciples: Y-Yes. (stand and hide behind a pillar)

Shinsen: Who's there?

KAR:   (background) Hmm… You seem much better than the other priests we've met.

Suddenly the door bursts open with Wind Blades.

Shinsen: The demon has appeared!

Shinsen spreads his prayer beads and forms a barrier just before KAR throws a Wind Blade at him. KAR appears at the door and scoffs.

KAR:   You think you've formed a barrier?

Shinsen: I heard that the demon is a woman with a baby… Are you the one who killed the monks and the priests? (thinking) But this baby… looks more eerie than the woman…

Akago: (chuckles) Perhaps this monk can let me see the boundary between this world and the next.

Disciple 2: (peeps out from pillar) The baby spoke!

Shinsen: Get back!

KAR:   Do you think you can survive this time? Dance of the Wind!

KAR sends more Wind Blades at Shinsen, but blocks with a barrier. The Blades deflect off the barrier and nearly hits the disciples.

KAR:   You're pretty good.

Shinsen glares at KAR. Akago and KAR look at each other.

KAR:   Then how about this? Dance of the Dragon!

KAR swings her fan an a vortex of wind appears. The two disciples look to Shinsen worriedly.

Disciple 1: Shinsen priest!

KAR:   Take this!

Shinsen: It's useless! What…?! Oh no!!

The vortexes are sent towards the disciples instead. He rushes in front of them and erects a barrier. The wind vortexes grind at the barrier and Shinsen struggles to hold on. Suddenly the prayer beads break and the barrier dissipates. The Wind Vortexes cut him and he collapses to the ground.

Disciple 2: (thinking) P-Priest…

KAR walks towards the dying Shinsen, who reaches into his clothes.

Akago: Let me look into your heart.

KAR places Akago on Shinsen. A pink aura emits from him as he listens to Shinsen's chest. Suddenly a light emits from Shinsen's chest and slices Akago into two. KAR is shocked. Shinren holds up his altarpiece weakly.

Shinsen: I did it… Well, I'm old anyway…

Shinsen's hand falls to his side and dies. Cut to the two disciples looking on from behind the pillar.

Disciple 1: (crying, thinking) Shinsen priest…

Cut to KAR looking at the halves of Akago on the ground.

KAR:   (thinking) Well… that's too bad…


Cut to INU-gang traveling in a forest.

MIR:   Scent of blood!

INU:   Yeah, it's still fresh! And also the scent of joss sticks! I guess it's from the temple!


Cut to the two disciples kneeling next to Shinsen's corpse. KAR has left. They cry sadly. INU-gang bursts into the scene.

Disciple 1: (horrified) Another demon?!

MIR:   Don't be scared.

INU:   (notices a hole in the ground next to Shinsen) What's that?

SAN:  That must have been done by Kagura.

INU:   Yeah, her scent is still here.

MIR:   (to disciples) It was a woman with a baby, right?

Disciple 1: Yes.

Disciple 2: The priest fought bravely to protect us.

Disciple 1: And he managed to destroy the baby, but…

The group gasps.

KAG:  (thinking) It's him?

INU:   Are you sure?

Disciple 2: There's no doubt. It was split into two by the priest's holy powers.

SAN:  What do you think about this, Priest?

MIR:   That baby is made out by Naraku at Mount Hakurei. And he let it escape when Mount Hakurei collapsed.

SAN:  This means that it was important to Naraku, right?

MIR:   Perhaps.

KAG:  (worried, thinking) I think it's not that simple.

INU:   What's happening?!


Cut to KAR flying on feather, holding the two halves of Akago. Poison insects appear and fly next to KAR, buzzing.

KAR:   (thinking) The poisonous insects?

A few insects fly ahead of KAR.

KAR:   (thinking) Where are they trying to lead me?

Up ahead, KAN is standing on a cliff.

KAR:   (thinking) Kanna!

Cut to KAR landing in front of KAN.

KAR:   Did Naraku send you here?

KAN nods. KAR throws the two halves of Akago on the grass.

KAR:   Well, this is what happened… Are you here to punish me in place of Naraku?

KAN picks up the left half of Akago and walks away.

KAR:   Hey, where are you going? What about this?

KAN:  (stops) Kagura, you protect that part.

KAR:   Eh?

KAN:  (looks at Akago) This was to happen one day.


Back to INU-gang and the disciples.

INU:   Look at the boundary between this world and the next? What do you mean?

Disciple 1: That's what the baby said before killing the priest.

Disciple 2: The baby even said to look into the heart…

SAN:  What does this mean?

MIR:   I think the reason Kagura and the baby were killing monks and priests was to free the sealed demon but… It seems like that wasn't the only reason.

KAG:  (thinking) What's at the boundary of this world and the next?

Suddenly loud noises are heard outside.

Disciple 1: This sound is…!

Disciple 2: Could it be… the demon's seal?

SHI:   What's the seal?

INU:   Let's go!


Cut to INU-gang and the disciples running.

INU:   It's at the hill?

Disciple 1: Yes! The demon horse, Entei, that was sealed by the priest using his holy powers…

KAG:  Entei?

SHI:   Entei, the demon horse that carried Rengokuki on its back?

Disciple 2: Yes!

They reach the sealed cave.

INU:   Is it there? That is…?

Suddenly the seal on the cave burns and disintegrates. Everyone is shocked. Flames then burst out from the cave and shatters it. A horse with firey hooves bursts out of the rubble.

KAG:  That is…?

MIR:   Entei…

INU:   How impertinent.

Entei throws a fire ball at the gang. The group dodges.

INU:   (grabs KAG) Run away! Are you okay, Kagome? Miroku, are you alright?

MIR:   We're fine over here. Inuyasha, get that demon horse!

INU:   Yeah, I know! I'll give it a lesson! Take this! Wind Scar!

INU throws a Wind Scar at Entei, but it dodges swiftly to the side.

MIR:   It dodged!

SHI:   It's fast!

Entei then flies towards MIR and SAN.

SAN:  It's coming, Priest!

MIR and SAN separates and Entei flies upwards again. KIR jumps off SAN's shoulder and transforms into her fierce form.

SAN:  Kirara!

SAN leaps onto KIR and chases Entei into the sky.

SAN:  Hiraikotsu!

SAN throws HIR at Entei. Entei flashes and disappears.

SAN:  (shocked) It's disappeared?! (grabs HIR) Where did it go?

INU:   (worried, shouts) Sango, it's right above you!

Cut to Entei flying above SAN and KIR. Entei flies towards them swiftly and knocks into them. SAN and KIR are sent crashing to the ground.

MIR:   Sango!

KAG:  Sango! (runs towards SAN)

MIR:   Damn! (removes prayer beads around hand) I should try my Wind Tunnel then! What?

Suddenly a purple gas emits from Entei.

INU:   Gas?! That bastard! It's so restless! Go to hell!

INU throws another Wind Scar at Entei, who dodges effortlessly and spits a fire ball at INU. INU dodges. Entei continues spitting flames at the surroundings.

KAG:  Are you okay, Sango?

SAN:  I'm fine. We have to control it as soon as possible.

KAG draws an arrow at Entei, who is flying swiftly and wildly in the sky.

KAG:  (thinking) I can't make it, it's too fast! I can't aim properly!

INU:   (thinking) I have to stop it from moving.

Suddenly, Entei stops moving.

INU:   (thinking) It has stopped moving. (speaking) Such a fool! (raises TET) This is the end…!!

MIR:   Wait, Inuyasha!

INU:   What is it, Miroku?

MIR:   There's something odd.

SHI:   What is that?

Static surges from Entei. A light ball appears at the mouth of Entei.

INU:   That's bad… Run away!

Everyone starts running away. Entei spits the light ball which hits the ground and the entire area explodes. A huge crater is made in the ground. Entei looks at it for a moment and flies away. Cut to INU moving a rock in the rubble.

INU:   Get a hold of yourself, Kagome.

KAG:  Okay.

INU:   (shouts) Is everyone okay?

MIR:   (appears from under a boulder) Yes, perhaps.

SHI:   (appears from under a boulder and gasps) I thought I was going to die!

Cut to INU-gang looking at the sky.

INU:   Damn, it ran away.

KAG:  It's probably trying to find its sealed owner.

MIR:   Let's go after it, Inuyasha!

INU:   Yeah.


Cut to KAR in a cave in the mountains. She looks at the moon and then at the right half of Akago.

KAR:   Damn it… What am I supposed to do with this part? It's not breathing either.

The right half of Akago twitches.

KAR:   (surprised) It's moving? (walks to Akago) Hey, did you still survive? This brat…

A heartbeat is heard. Akago's hair grows longer and a slimy hand reaches out.

KAR:   (horrified, thinking) He's still alive…?

[ End of ACT II: 22min 13sec ]


[ End of episode 141: The Released Demon Horse, Entei ]


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The sealed man-eating demon?

Who is the ominous kid riding on Entei?

I'm Hakudoshi. You're right, I'm part of Naraku.

The reason you were killing monks and priests was to find the boundary between this world and the next. What could possibly be there?

What I saw was a white world covered in fog. You guys should go and find out too? The Sacred Jewel fragment…

Next on Inuyasha, "Rampaging Entei and the Terrifying Hakudoshi".

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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.

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