episode 77

The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of Fang

Canon Episode | 3-episode story, 75-77

Episode Capsule last revised on 21 Feb 2008.


OPENING SONG: Owari nai Yume by Aikawa Nanase
ENDING SONG: Every Heart by BoA

Script: CHIBA Katsuhiko 千葉克彦
Storyboard: HATA Masami 波多正美
Episode Director: TOBA Satoshi 鳥羽 聡
Animation Director: KURATA Ayako 倉田綾子


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Merchant: TANAKA Kazunari


Group Card I

Long card [800 x 224 pixels]


Sacred Jewel fragment: 3 [+3]
No. of 'sit': 1 / 38 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 3 / 22 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 29 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 12 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 16 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 8 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 30 head thumps
0 / 23 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 5 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 5 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 57.9% [22/38]


  1. Synopsis
  2. Inuyasha’s Jar
  4. Oddities & Other Notes
  6. Production Notes
  7. Script
  8. Contributors & References

Preview from previous episode

I don't care who this Oyakata is! I won't allow the sacrifice of lives to revive him!

Step aside, Inuyasha. This guy is my prey.

No way! I'll kill him with my Tetsusaiga!

If only I had Tetsusaiga then…

Sesshomaru… what exactly happened fifty years ago, when I was sealed? Next on Inuyasha, "The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of Fang".

Father… why did you give me Tenseiga…?

InuYasha’s Jar

#77 Oyakata お館様

Commander in Chief of the Panther Devas. Defeated Inuyasha's father and became a mummy, but revived by power of Shikon Jewel.



I'll leave him to you and Tetsusaiga now.


Jaken refers to evil point of view. Don't underestimate me!


In the mountain…
In the forest…
In the wind…
In the dream…
Where is Lord Sesshomaru?
As well as grandpa Jaken?


Lord Sesshomaru!

Let's go.

Let's go.

I'm waiting here alone…
Waiting for Lord Sesshomaru's return.


Oddities and Other Notes



Haachi's mysterious fan.
In the previous episode, Haachi had two fans. Here, he has only one, but it has a red circle painted on it. Where did he get the paint?!

The unlikely alliance of brothers.
This story arc is full of unlikely alliances: Inuyasha and Jaken fighting against Shunran; Royakan journeying with the Koga-gang; Sesshomaru and Inuyasha fighting Oyakata. This makes the story very watchable, with everybody playing a part. Even Haachi and Shippo helped out by returning the weapons to Miroku and Sango.

Did you notice…?

Freeze Frame Fun



20 Feb 2008

“Father, why did you leave Tenseiga to me? I still don’t get it now…”
— Sesshomaru
In this story arc, we see the intentions of Inu-papa clearer. Although this is a filler episode, we see how Inu-papa tried to reconcile the two brothers through his two fangs.


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

[ ACT I ]

Continuation from previous episode. SHI pops out of the collapsed houses, looking a little ruffled.

SHI:   Oh yeah, we're here to rescue Kagome from the Panther tribe!

Cut to flashback from episode 75, when SRN suddenly appears behind KAG and showers her with a gust of flowers.

KAG:  What? (faints)

Cut to SUN yelling and releasing an electric attack. The screen fades to white, then to normal. SRN, SUN (with KAG in his arm) and KRN stand smugly in a line.

SHI:   (voice-over) Koga and Sesshomaru are here too. They're fighting against the Panther tribe.

KRN:  If you want to get the girl, do come to our castle. Bring her back. We'll be waiting, Inuyasha!

The three Panther Demons fade away. Cut to flashback of KOG's first meeting with the Panther Demons. KOG leaps down into the valley. Panther Demon minions jump out and attack him. KOG punches them and they run off.

KOG:  Damn it!

Cut to flashback from previous episode. SES appears in the Panther Demon town in an explosion.

INU:   Sesshomaru!

Cut to INU and KRN fighting amidst a huge fire. KRN throws a flameball at INU who dodges and slugs her in the face. Cut to SUN, who holds up a hand surging with electricity. He attacks the rest of INU-gang, and everyone is thrown off KIR. Cut to present. SHI is looking around. HAA and SHI lie unconscious next to him.

SHI:   Miroku! Sango!

MYO: (leaps onto SHI's head) Are you alright, Shippo?

SHI:   Grandpa Myoga, where are the rest?

MYO: They might be in the cat demon's castle.

At one of the gates to the Panther Demons' hideout/castle. INU and JAK face off with SRN.

INU:   If you don't get out of my way, I'll not let you off!

SRN:  If you're able to get out of here, just do it.

INU:   (brandishes TET) Damn it!

SRN giggles.

[ Title screen: The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of Fang ]

INU leaps and slashes SRN. SRN splits into three ghostly images and fades away.

INU:   (lands, shocked) What?!!

A gust of flowers blow. Multiple images of SRN appear across the sky and laughs.

INU:   What! (leaps and slashes an image) Damn it!

INU swings his TET wildly at the ghostly images, but they just giggle and fade away.

At another gate. Cut to SUN, RYO and KOG-gang. KOG kicks SUN who punches his feet. KOG lands and sprints towards SUN.

KOG:  Get out of here, brat!

SUN:  Fat hope!

SUN runs forth and punches madly with great strength. KOG dodges and SUN crushes the ground. KOG leaps and kicks towards SUN.

KOG:  Watch it!

KOG gasps as electricity surges from SUN's headband and attacks him.

SUN:  Strike!

KOG dodges and the electricity hits RYO instead. He is shocked. The fried RYO falls over and faints.

HAK:  Royakan!

GIN:  What was that? Lightning strike?

SUN:  Count yourself lucky! Managed to escape from my lightning strike! (laughs)

KOG:  (thinking) His lightning strike was pretty powerful even though his skills are not that good.

At yet another gate. Cut to KRN attacking SES with her flame attacks. SES fends them off with Tokijin.

KRN:  That's my flame! Catch it!

KRN throws a flame ball at SES. SES holds out Tokijin and sends an aura towards the ball. They collide and the aura is sent towards KRN. It hits her and she is sent flying. She then crashes onto a wall and falls into the water. The water extinguishes her fire aura and she glares at SES angrily. SES walks towards her and an icicle-like spear is suddenly thrown to the ground. The ground turns to ice. TRN appears.

KRN:  (glad) Sister…

TRN:  (to SES) What a surprise! I thought you've become weaker.

SES:   What do you mean by that?

TRN:  Your hand… Fancy being cut down. Who exactly managed to do so? (laughs)

SES glares at TRN and leaps. He throws an aura at TRN, who in turn throws an ice attack. The two collide and explodes. SES lands. TRN appears on the roof top of the gate.

TRN:  The ceremony is beginning soon. Do take your time!

TRN laughs and disappears.

Back to KOG and SUN. SUN throws an electric strike. KOG dodges and lands behind a boulder.

SUN:  What's wrong? Don't stand on ceremony! Fight me if you dare!

KOG:  Even though the speed of the lightning is very fast, I still need to wait for his strike! Yes! (leaps out from the boulder and sprints towards SUN) Watch it!

SUN:  You're too slow! (raise a finger surging with electricity)

KOG:  (running from side to side) The slow one… (suddenly appears in front of SUN) is you!

KOG kicks SUN in the stomach and SUN winces. He backs off.

KOG:  (scoffs) So that's the end of it?

SUN:  (runs to the gate) Everyone… Retreat!

The Panther Demon minions follow SUN and retreat behind the gate.

KOG:  Just wait and see! Call your chief if you dare! (looks to HAK and GIN)

HAK:  (climbing on top of RYO) He's still breathing.

GIN:  He seems still alive… looks like sleeping.

KOG:  Don't bother about him then. Let's go. (looks at the gate) Kagome must be there.

Back to SRN, INU and JAK. INU slashes the ghostly images of SRN madly.

INU:   Damn, which is the real one?!

JAK:  What're you doing, Inuyasha?

INU:   Shut up!

JAK:  What a troublesome brat! Watch it!

JAK holds up his Human Head Staff and burns the images.

JAK:  Come on, come on… Look here!

The fire stops and only one image of SRN is left.

INU:   (squats next to JAK) So that's the real one?

JAK nods.

SRN:  You're pretty good.

JAK:  Jaken refers to evil point of view. Don't underestimate me!

INU:   (scoffs) Since I've found the real one… (runs forth and slashes SRN)

A shower of flowers surround INU. SRN fades away into the castle.

SRN:  Let's fight again in the castle! (disappears)

INU:   Damn! Wasting so much of my time!

[ End of ACT I: 6min 21sec ]

[ ACT II ]

In the castle. The four Panther Devas kneel in front of the altar. The Sacred Jewel fragments are placed on it. A group of Panther Demons minions kneel behind them. They face a giant mummy of a Panther Demon. A blue hemisphere is next to it.

TRN:  We've reached the final moment. Master Oyakata, please don't wait anymore. The moon is going to be high above our heads. We've finally managed to use the dog demon families as an offering, and dominate this land forever.

A barrier starts to surround the area. SES appears. He leaps and slashes the barrier with Tokijin, but it remains intact.

SES:   (thinking) Barrier?

TRN:  Our master is going to resurrect soon. Sesshomaru, you better wake up!

The Sacred Jewel fragments on the altar glimmers. The mummy makes a low growl and grabs the entire altar. He gobbles down everything. The Panther Demons are surprised.

SUN:  Master Oyakata!

* Oyakata abbreviated as OYA from now onwards *

A pink glow appears in the mummy's [OYA] neck.

OYA:  Give me blood, flesh… and soul…

The blue hemisphere next to him glows and the entire dungeon of people appears. (the villagers, MIR, SAN and KAG)

MIR:   That's…?

SAN:  Cat demon is back.

KAG:  Where is this place?

KOG:  (background) Kagome!

KAG:  Koga!

KOG leaps and kicks the barrier but is thrown back. HAK and GIN stand behind him.

KOG:  Damn it! What's wrong?

TRN:  (laughs hysterically) Would you be able to break the barrier of Master Oyakata?

SRN:  Just sit and watch the live offerings being eaten.

OYA slowly moves his hand towards MIR, SAN and KAG.

MIR:   You want to eat us?

MIR removes the prayer beads around his right hand and tries to suck in OYA with his Wind Tunnel. He suddenly winces and falls to his kneels, shocked. SAN runs to him.

SAN:  Priest…

OYA:  (moves his hand towards KAG) Give me blood…

KAG gasps. INU suddenly appears running with a red TET in his hand.

INU:   Kagome…!

SES:   (looks at TET, thinking) Why did Tetsusaiga turn to that colour?

INU does a Wind Scar and completely disintegrates the barrier. OYA turns to INU and growls. The Panther Demon minions are shocked.

INU:   Just wait.

KRN:  That brat… had broken the barrier of our master.

TRN:  He simply managed to break it!

JAK:  (runs to SES, panting) Lord Sesshomaru, Lord Sesshomaru…! I had a hard time looking for you, Lord Sesshomaru! But that Inuyasha… I wonder when he managed to make Tetsusaiga become so powerful? What a surprise!

SES doesn't reply. Cut to INU running to KAG.

KAG:  Inuyasha!

INU:   Kagome, are you alright?

KAG:  I believe that you'll come.

KOG suddenly appears next to KAG and pulls her to his arms. INU is taken aback.

KOG:  Don't worry anymore, Kagome.

INU:   Koga, you…!

OYA:  (slams his hand on INU, KOG and KAG) Give me blood…

KOG grabs KAG and leaps away. OYA crushes INU with his palm. KOG lands next to HAK and GIN.

KAG:  Inuyasha!

KOG:  Don't worry, Kagome. He'll be fine when he get out from there.

KAG:  (fierce) How can it be, Koga?

INU pushes OYA's heavy palm upwards and slashes it with TET. OYA growls.

TRN:  (furious) That brat… doing that to our Master…!

KAG:  (runs to INU) Inuyasha, Sacred Jewel fragments are in his throat.

INU:   Got it! I'll get it back!

KAG:  (nods and runs to the villagers) Everyone, let's run together! (waves to a direction) This way, quick!

The villagers run past KAG.

TRN:  Don't you dare to release our offerings!

A group of Panther Demons minions block the way of the villagers.

Villager 1: There's no hope.

Villager 2: We can't get away!

KAG:  (walks to the minions fiercely) What do you want? We're the most important live offerings, how can you kill us? (pushes them away) Move away!

GIN:  She's so brave!

HAK:  That's amazing!

KOG:  Don't just stand there! Quickly protect Kagome!

KOG-gang runs to KAG and fights the minions. SAN holds up MIR. MIR is breathless.

SAN:  You're awake, priest.

Suddenly, MIR's staff and HIR are thrown in front of them from the sky. HAA and SHI, on KIR, fly across the sky.

HAA: Master Miroku!

SHI:   Sango!

MIR:   That's great!

SAN:  Let's go!

MIR and SAN thrash the minions. KAG runs with the villagers towards the gate.

KAG:  Everyone, quickly run!

Cut to INU, who leaps and hits OYA's head)

INU:   Watch it…!

OYA falls backwards and collapses to the ground. The Panther Devas rush to him.

All::  Master Oyakata!

OYA:  Give me blood… Give me soul…

TRN:  I'm sorry, please wait for a second! I'll chop off his hand, the son of the enemy you hate most!

INU:   Keh! I don't care what master he is, I won't pardon him for sacrificing human's blood and flesh!

TRN:  Since that's the case, let me kill you first! (unsheathes a sword)

INU:   Come on, come and be the offerings for Tetsusaiga!

SES and JAK look on. Cut to flashback of the aftermath of the battle between the demons and the Panther Demons fifty years ago. Carcasses of demons and cats are strewn across the place. SES and JAK survey the land.

JAK:  That's my Lord Sesshomaru, obtained victory so easily!

SES:   That's not victory. Those fellows had escaped. (holds up Tenseiga) This sword is useless. Tensaiga is a healing sword. It can't defeat any enemy. I want to get another sword left by father. Tetsusaiga.

Cut to present. TRN attacks INU with her ice spear, but INU leaps and dodges.

INU:   (swings TET down) Wind Scar…!

SES:   (thinking) I never expect that Tetsusaiga is a sword that can't be used by me.

Both SRN and KRN attack INU.

INU:   (struggling) Watch me!

SUN:  (pounce onto INU from behind and pins him to the ground) Once I capture you, you won't be able to use the sword anymore.

SES leaps and throws an aura at the group with Tokijin. Cut to the four Panther Devas and INU fallen on the ground. INU sits up.

INU:   Damn! What's this for?

SES:   Just lie down, Inuyasha! All these are my prey.

INU:   (stands) How can it be? You're the one who should leave!

SES:   Shut up! (hits INU with Tokijin)

INU:   (blocks with TET) You… (sprints towards SES) Don't block my way!

SES dodges. INU and SES continue fighting.

JAK:  (clutches his head) No matter what, you should work together to fight against the enemy!

SES swings Tokijin at INU, who blocks it with TET with all his strength.

SES:   I told you to stay out of my affairs.

INU:   Shut up!

They fight in front of OYA, who has sat up and is growling.

KRN:  Simply fighting against each other at this moment.

SRN:  Are they really brothers?

SUN:  I really don't know what's on their mind.

TRN:  Since they are fighting against each other in front of us, we must be even more united. Let's try our best to deal with them!

Auras of different color surround each Deva.

SRN:  That's great!

KRN:  Okay.

SUN:  Okay.

OYA:  (looks at the auras) Give me life…

TRN:  Master Oyakata, please wait for a little while longer. I'll offer their lives to you immediately!

OYA:  (eyes gleam in green) Give me soul…

OYA brandishes his claws and slashes the four Devas. TRN manage to dodge the attack but the rest are killed.

TRN:  Karan!

OYA sucks the aura of the three fallen Devas.

TRN:  (in disbelief) Master Oyakata!

SES and INU look at OYA. OYA starts to fatten up and transforms from his mummified state to his original glorious furry form. He growls wildly.

INU:   That fellow… simply taken the life of the same tribe for his revival.

OYA:  (looks at SES and INU) The sons of the dog demon… I want to get your life too…

TRN:  (looks at the dead bodies of her siblings, trembling) Shunran… Karan… Shuuran… How come…?

OYA:  Dog demon, I'm going to revenge on you now!

INU:   You're still dreaming! I'm going to wake you up!

OYA claws at INU, who dodges. SES leaps and attacks OYA. The aura of Tokijin hits OYA, but he merely growls and slaps SES away. INU sprints past SES with TET.

INU:   Move away! Wind Scar! (throws a Wind Scar at OYA) How was it?

OYA:  (laughs) I don't feel anything.

INU:   Indeed a cat demon that had a fight with my father before! (scoffs) But, you're still not a match for me!

JAK:  Don't be arrogant, Inuyasha! Don't think that he's the same as Ryukotsusei. Don't forget that he has the power of Sacred Jewel fragments!

OYA's nails fly off his paws and attack SES and INU. Loud explosions ensue. Cut to the town outside the castle. The villagers look on the fight. KOG-gang and the rest of INU-gang are with them.

Villager 1: What a powerful cat demon!

SHI:   Has he resurrected?

MIR:   But, doesn't he need live offerings?

KOG:  Perhaps the stupid dog-face has been eaten.

KAG:  How could it be?

Cut to the fight.

SES:   (leaps) You better die!

OYA growls and hits SES with the horn on his head. SES is thrown off violently. He somersaults and lands.

JAK:  Lord Sesshomaru!

OYA:  You're going to be my blood, my flesh…

INU leaps and hits OYA's horn to no effect.

JAK:  (runs to SES) Lord Sesshomaru! (whimpering) Lord…Sesshomaru…

JAK shuts up as he notices SES's exasperated face.

SES:   Damn…

SES's eyes glow in red. He stands and sheathes Tokijin. He is about to transform to his full dog demon form when Tenseiga throbs.

SES:   Tensaiga…? (eyes revert to normal) It's coming out.

INU is still fighting OYA desperately.

SES:   (thinking) Father, why did you leave Tensaiga to me? I still don't get it now… But…

SES leaps and slashes OYA with Tenseiga.

INU:   (shocked) That's…!

SES lands and sheathes Tenseiga.

OYA:  What sword is that? It's just a… useless sword… (laughs) Die…!

OYA moves forth to attack SES, but suddenly collapses to the ground. Auras fly out of him.

OYA:  Why…my power…? Why do I…lose my power? What have you done…? (flesh reverts to mummified form) What have you done, little brat?

SES:   (walks past INU) I'll leave him to you and Tetsusaiga now.

INU brandishes TET at OYA.

OYA:  Wait! Give me… Give me soul…

INU:   Wind Scar!

INU throws a Wind Scar at OYA. He growls in pain and falls backwards.

OYA:  (weakly) Give me… life…

INU jumps onto his neck and swings TET. The three Sacred Jewel fragments fall out and INU grabs them.

INU:   (shouts) I've gotten it back!

TRN glares at INU in anger. SUN whimpers and wakes.

SUN:  Sister…

Both KRN and SRN wake too.

TRN:  (shocked) How come you're…?

KRN:  What happened to us?

SUN:  I only remembered that we've been killed by Master Oyakata.

SRN:  But why…?

JAK:  (walks to the group) Thanks to our Lord Sesshomaru's power! Your life had been taken by your master, and you've been resurrected by the power of Tensaiga from Lord Sesshomaru.

TRN:  It's Sesshomaru?

KRN:  (gnashes her teeth) That fellow…

JAK:  You should at least thank us! (turns to his side) Isn't it, Lord Sesshomaru? (notices that SES is gone) What, Lord Sesshomaru? (runs off and yells) Don't leave me alone!

INU:   (to the group) Well, how is it? Do you still want to fight?

TRN:  (glares at INU, pauses, smiles and looks away) No, we are going back to the West.

KRN:  Sister…

TRN:  It's alright, let's go back. We've no reason to fight anymore. (turns to INU) Please inform Sesshomaru for us.

INU:   (sheathes TET) I don't get along with him. You should know that. (jumps off OYA)

TRN:  Tell him when you have a chance to meet him.

INU grunts as he is walking off.

[ End of ACT II: 20min 35sec ]


Daytime in town. The villagers bid farewell to MIR, KAG and SAN. They each have a package in their hands.

Villager 1: Thank you so much for saving our life!

KAG:  The cat demons won't appear anymore. Don't worry!

Villager 2: Thank you so much!

Villager 3: Thanks to you all, we can stay here without worries anymore.

KAG:  Well, we shall leave now.

Pan sideways to reveal SHI, KIR, HAA, INU, RYO and KOG-gang leaning/sitting on a boulder.

RYO:  (crying) I still didn't manage to help Lord Sesshomaru…

KOG:  It's too late to regret by now.

GIN:  It can't be helped after all.

INU:   What's there to be worried about?

SHI:   Why were we all being dragged into this fight?

HAA:  That's right.

KOG:  (scoffs) Stupid dog, you shouldn't expect them to thank you.

INU:   What did you say? Oh yeah, we haven't settle our debts.

KOG:  I'm ready anytime!

INU:   (unsheathes TET) Don't shout in front of me!

KAG:  (appears behind INU) Inuyasha, sit!

INU crashes to the ground.

KAG:  (chiding) Why do you keep making noise?

INU:   (twitching in anger) Remember it…

In a wide open field. Rin sits on a rock. A-Un is next to her.

Rin:  (singing) In the mountain,
In the forest…
In the wind…
In the dream…
Where is Lord Sesshomaru?
As well as grandpa Jaken…?

SES:   (background) Rin.

Rin turns around and sees SES and JAK. She lights up.

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru!

SES:   Let's go.

JAK:  Let's go.

SES and JAK turn around and starts walking.

Rin:  Okay!

A-Un growls. Rin runs after SES and JAK with A-Un.

Rin:  (voice-over singing) I'm waiting here alone…
Waiting for Lord Sesshomaru's return…

[ End of ACT III: 22min 9sec ]

[ End of episode 77: The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of Fang ]

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What? A Lord proposed to Sango?

That's right… Sango already has me… I can't believe she's so fickle…

What are you going to do, Sango? He is handsome and righteous, and truly loves you, right? So different from Miroku!

I don't think outsiders like us should have a say in this…

This is so exasperating! Nevermind, I'll help Sango reach a decision! Next on Inuyasha, "Only You, Sango".

Hi girl, would you bear my child?

It's hopeless…


Compiled on 20 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 21 Feb 2008.

Dialogues adapted from the Japanese-dub, English-sub version of Inuyasha distributed by Odex (Singapore).

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