episode 116

The Real Face: Exposed

Canon Episode | 2 episode story, 115-116 | Shichinintai story arc: ep102~123

Episode Capsule last revised on 29 Feb 2008.


OPENING SONG: Grip! by Every Little Thing
ENDING SONG: Itazura na Kiss by 6th Ending Song | Episodes 109-127

Script: SUMISAWA Katsuyuki 隅沢克之
Storyboard: NISHIZAWA Susumu 西澤 晋
Episode Director: 阿宮正和
Animation Director: SAKUMA Shinichi 佐久間信一


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Mercenary: NAKAJIMA Toshihiko
Villagers: MARUYAMA Eiji, EGAWA Hisao


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 65 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 45 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 43 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 16 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 27 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 11 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [66 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 10 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 62.3% [38/61]


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

Preview from previous episode

The barrier has no effect on Sesshomaru even though he’s a demon. Suikotsu, don’t let this bastard leave the mountain!

I know what to do! Do it now, kill him! I’m eager to kill this brat.

At the foot of Mount Hakurei, the Shichinintai battles with Inuyasha’s brother, Sesshomaru. Next on Inuyasha, "The Real Face: Exposed".

Finally, I remembered…I died once before.

InuYasha’s Jar

#116 Sesshomaru 殺生丸 [せっしょうまる]


Why should I be gentle to him (Koga)? I should take out the fragments from his leg and left him there.

Oh? Then, why don’t you do that?

Do you think I would do that to someone who can’t defend himself?


Lady Kikyo. Please take the Sacred Jewel fragment from my neck. So that I will be released. I want… to be released.

You choose to die?

Yes… Finally, I remembered… I died once before…


Oddities and Other Notes



Sesshomaru's 'boa'.
When Jakotsu's sword struck the feathery thing on Sesshomaru, it bleed. Hence proving that it is not a boa, as some fans would believe, but a part of Sesshomaru, probably his tail.

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

[ Prologue ]

INU:   It's now time for Inuyasha!

KAG:  To find the Sacred Jewel fragments,

INU:   I have to defeat Naraku with this Tetsusaiga!

KAG:  Koga was wounded in a battle with Shichinintai, Sesshomaru is facing the problem of breaking through the sacred barrier of Mount Hakurei.

INU:   Miroku and Sango and Shippo and Kirara!

KAG:  An excitng adventure unfolds!

INU & KAG: Inuyasha!

Daytime in a cave by a waterfall. KIR lands in front of the cave. KAG, GIN and HAK get down while SHI stays on KIR. INU lands and throws KOG, on his back, onto the ground.

INU:   Lay down!

GIN:  Don't be too hard!

GIN and HAK tend to KOG while INU scoffs and wipes his hands.

KAG:  (chiding) Koga is injured. Can you be more gentle to him?

INU:   Why should I be gentle to him? I should take out the fragments from his leg and left him there.

SHI:   (squints at INU) Then, why don't you do that?

INU:   (folds arms) Do you think I would do that to someone who can't defend himself?

KAG:  (smiles) Inuyasha.

[ Title screen: The Real Face: Exposed ]

Nighttime. Continuation from previous episode, when SKS was about to kill the children. SKS moves in to kill the children, but something within him stops him. The children look up at SKS. He is trembling.

SKS:  D-Damn it… (thinking) What is going on? Why couldn't I move? These damn kids…

A Poison Insect appears and hovers around JKS, buzzing.

JKS:   Hey, Sesshomaru is on his way.

Rin:  (glad) Really?

JKS:   Deal with the brats later. We'll lure Sesshomaru into the barrier.

SKS:  Alright. (looks at his claws) It's not the right time.

SES walks at the foot of Mount Hakurei. A barrier appears, stopping him.

SES:   (thinking) I've found them. Those bastards are in this area.

JAK:   P-Please wait, Lord Sesshomaru!

JAK appears and follows SES. He gets fried by the barrier.

JAK:   (panting) This is a trap! They are using Rin as bait to lure Lord Sesshomaru into the barrier! If go any further…

SES walks through the barrier. Static surges but SES continues walking and disappears behind the barrier.

JAK:   Lord Sesshomaru! (thinking) Is Lord Sesshomaru alright? Am I the only one who is suffering? (determined) Then I must try my best! I'm sure I can do it!

JAK runs through the barrier. However he can't get through. He gets fried and is thrown off instead.

JAK:   (thinking) I can't do anything…

Back in the village. SKS, JKS and Rin are gone. Yuuta and Chiyo are checking the children to make sure they're fine. KIK walks weakly towards them, using her bow as a clutch.

Yuuta: Lady Kikyo.

KIK:   Thank goodness that all of you're alright!

KIK examines the dead villagers on the ground.

KIK:   I guess it's done by… Suikotsu…

Yuuta looks down and nods.

Chiyo:  We thought that Suikotsu had turned into a nice guy…

Yuuta: Actually, he has never changed…

KIK nods and looks up.

KIK:   (thinking) Suikotsu is no longer affected by the barrier of Mount Hakurei. The Sacred Jewel fragments had been dispersed…

Cut to SKS and JKS walking up Mount Hakurei. SKS holds Rin under his arm.

JKS:   Why isn't Sesshomaru here yet? Could the situation be too intense for him?

SKS:  You're wrong.

Up ahead, SES is standing on a ledge, waiting.

Rin:  (glad) Lord Sesshomaru!

SKS:  He's just being late!

JKS:   Bastard! The barrier has no effect on him even though he's a demon. Tsk!

SES draws Tokijin.

JKS:   Take this!

JKS throws his blades at SES, who dodges, but one of the blades cut him on the arm.

Rin:  (worried) Lord Sesshomaru!

JKS:   (laughs) I got it! His movements are getting slower.

Cut to KIK on a horse. The children are gathered around her.

KIK:   I think it's better for you to leave the village.

Yuuta: Lady Kikyo!

Chiyo:  Where are you going?

KIK:   Listen to me… Don't stay here anymore, something bad may happen.

KIK rides away towards Mount Hakurei. Cut to flashback of BKS's words from the previous episode.

BKS:   (voice-over) Well, Lady Kikyo. We will meet the same fate since both of us are dead person. What we want is to live longer. I don't care about that other world. As long as I'm alive, I'm going to do what I want.

MIR and SAN are exploring a cave in Mount Hakurei.

SAN:  Miroku.

MIR:   What's the matter, Sango?

SAN:  We've gone through this path before. Perhaps we're lost…

MIR:   Is that so…?

SAN:  I think it might be faster if we try to retrace our steps.

MIR:   But, this cave is quite complicated.

SAN:  (squints at MIR) Could it be that you don't know the way back?

MIR:   (pauses, grave) What should we do, Sango?

SAN:  I've been following you, how would I know?

MIR:   (mad) You're trying to put the blame on other people!

SAN and MIR pause and sighs. Cut to them walking again.

SAN:  There's nothing here…

A green silhouette appears in a dark area up ahead and disappears.

SAN:  You saw it too, Miroku?

MIR nods. A figure clad in a luminous green cloak is seen walking deep in the cave.

MIR:   It seems to lure us in.

SAN:  It may be a trap.

MIR:   I don't sense any bad aura. I guess we should just take the risk.

MIR and SAN follow the trail of the figure. Cut to further ahead, the figure turns out to be KOH.

KOH:  (thinking) I can't let the woman go any farther. I should observe on them first…

Back to SES and JKS. SKS and Rin look on.

Rin:  (struggling in SKS's arm) Lord Sesshomaru!

SKS:  (points claws at Rin) Behave yourself.

JKS:   I didn't expect that you're so tough. You simply managed to fight with me, even though you're inside the barrier.

JKS and SES fight. SES swings his sword at JKS, who has a hard time dodging. He somersaults backwards and scrutinizes SES.

JKS:   (thinking) How could that bastard manage to move easily here? He is trying to escape from Mount Hakurei. You're really a strong man. (shouts) Suikotsu, don't let this bastard leave the mountain!

SKS:  I know what to do! Do it now, kill him! I'm eager to kill this brat. It must be the physician who stopped me from killing those brats in the village. This time, I'll do it for sure.

Rin:  L-Lord Sesshomaru…

JKS:   Did you see that? Don't be too impulsive, or else the young girl will die! (steps forward) Little brat… Fight with me now!

SES:   Are you really keen to fight with me?

JKS raises his sword. SES scoffs.

JKS:   (peeved) Damn you, why are you smiling!? What's so funny?!!

JKS throws his sword at SES, who flies forward. SES, however, throws Tokijin backwards, away from him.

JKS:   (thinking) He threw away his sword?!

Tokijin strikes SKS in the chest, as SKS was standing behind SES. SES, when reaching JKS, gets cut by JKS's blade. SES then thrusts his hand into JKS's chest. JKS winces as blood rushes out. SKS falls to his knees too. Rin breaks away from SKS and runs towards

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru!

SKS:  (grabs Rin) I won't let you go…

JKS:   (struggles up) You are a sexy guy indeed… (laughs) You're off target! We won't die easily.

The Sacred Jewel fragment in JKS's neck glows. SKS pulls out Tokijin from his chest.

SKS:  Jakotsu, is it okay now? I want to kill this brat… Perhaps I'm wounded, therefore the physician dare not come out.

Rin gasps. The Sacred Jewel fragment in SKS's neck glows.

SKS:  I want to kill this brat now… (raises claws)

SES removes his hand from JKS's chest and rushes towards Rin.

JKS:   Fool! You're too late!

SKS:  (raises claws) Go to hell!

Suddenly a Sacred Arrow flies out and strikes SKS in the neck. SKS is shocked. KIK appears in the distance on a horse, with a raised bow.

KIK:   (thinking) Suikotsu, the light of the fragments had turned black. He is dying…

SKS falls backwards and collapses to the ground. Rin gets up and runs to SES.

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru!

KIK get off her horse and tumbles weakly towards the group.

JKS:   That woman is hard to deal with!

KIK kneels next to SKS.

SKS:  L-Lady Kikyo…

KIK:   (gasps) Mister Suikotsu.

The fragment in SKS's neck glows in pink, as it was purified by KIK's arrow.

SKS:  I've finally returned. The black light blocked my way. So, I couldn't come out.

KIK:   (thinking) Could the sacred arrow have purified the dirt of the fragment? What should I do? Should I kill him…?

SKS:  Lady Kikyo. Please take the Sacred Jewel fragment from my neck. So that I will be released. I want… to be released.

KIK:   You choose to die?

SKS:  Yes… Finally, I remembered… I died once before…

FLASHBACK OF SKS'S PAST. In a burning village. Singing of children are heard in the background: "Clean is dirty, as dirty is clean."

SKS:  (voice-over) When I was alive, I was confused. I didn't know how to differentiate between good and bad.

SKS the physician is trying to save a dying child.

SKS:  I will save her! I must save her!

Man:  Physician, the child is dying! Just give up and get out of here!

SKS:  Shut up! There's still hope!

Man:  The mercenaries are coming! They'll kill us!

SKS:  You can leave if you want to. I want to save this child!

Suddenly, a mercenary appears and kills the girl violently with his sword.

SKS:  Y-You…! What do you want?!

Mercenary: I just want to release her. You should be grateful.

Blood drips from the mercenary's sword. SKS stares at the blood in horror.

Mercenary: Our Lord has ordered us to kill everyone in this village.

SKS falls backwards in terror as the mercenary closes in on him, laughing.

SKS:  D-Don't get any closer!

SKS grabs a surgical knife. The mercenary raises his sword and laughs. SKS shuts his eyes and slashes the mercenary in self-defense with his surgical knife. The mercenary winces in pain and falls backwards. Blood splatters on SKS. SKS drops the knife in disbelief as he looks at the dead mercenary. He falls to his knees.

SKS:  (voice-over) As a physician, I should save people… But, I killed someone in the end…

SKS looks at his bloodied hands.

SKS:  (voice-over) When I think back now… I'm the one who can't be forgiven. I didn't know what to do.

SKS grabs his face and yells. He buries his face and cries.

SKS:  (voice-over) I heard a voice at that moment.

Voice:  Please don't pretend anymore! The real you will never help people.

SKS of the Shichinintai appears behind SKS.

SKS:  You're actually a murderer, and you like to kill people…

SKS:  (voice-over) Finally, I realized that I am the one who said it.

Fade to SKS of the Shichinintai killing people mercilessly.

SKS:  Freedom at last!!! Anyone who gets in my way will be killed! There is an evil heart in me… The evil heart lurked me to kill people. It made me kill people again and again…

SKS looks at the corpses on the ground. He stands and turns. BKS and JKS appear. JKS waves to him while BKS gives a nod of approval.

SKS:  (voice-over) I met Bankotsu after that and joined the Shichinintai. We killed people everywhere…


SKS:  The other me killed many people. At that time… As a physician, I couldn't do anything about it. No matter how many people I saved… No matter how many people I served… I couldn't save my soul.

KIK:   Mister Suikotsu… Both good and evil exist in the hearts of humans. You can't lose to your evil heart.

SKS:  No, Lady Kikyo…! I know I would do the same thing again. I can't endure this anymore. I'm not willing to bear with it.

KIK, SES and Rin look sadly at SKS. Tears flow down SKS's cheeks.

SKS:  Please, Lady Kikyo… Take the fragments and release my soul.

KIK:   Mister Suikotsu…

SKS:  Please, Lady Kikyo… Please…

KIK raises her hand, but withdraws it as she thinks of BKS's words.

BKS:   Lady Kikyo. We will meet the same fate since both of us are dead people.

KIK reaches towards SKS's neck but is indecisive. Suddenly JKS's blade slashes at SKS's neck and takes the Sacred Jewel. JKS retracts his sword and takes the fragment.

JKS:   I'll be happy to take care of that for you!

KIK:   Mister Suikotsu!

SKS:  This is fine… This is fine…

SKS smiles as his flesh rots away. SKS is reduced to a skeleton.

JKS:   (laughs) Bye-bye yo!

JKS runs off.

KIK:   (thinking) Suikotsu… Rest in peace.

Rin:  (walks to KIK) Erm… Priestess…thank you for saving me.

KIK:   (smiles) Are you hurt? You must be frightened.

Rin:  (nods and looks at SKS) But this person… is so pitiful…

SES starts to walk off. Rin realizes. She makes a quick bow to KIK and runs after SES.

Rin:  Goodbye!

KIK:   (thinking) I must leave here before my soul collectors disappear.

KIK stands and walks away. SES stops walking and glance sideways at KIK as she walks towards her horse.

SES:   (thinking) Is that the Priestess who sealed Inuyasha? Same as them… She has the smell of bone and grave dirt. I guess she had known her destiny…

Rin:  Lord Sesshomaru?

SES:   Rin, let's go. (walks)

Rin:  Okay!

Rin and SES walk into the distance.

Daytime in the cave where MIR and SAN are. KOH walks to an opening and removes his luminous cloak. He turns around and looks into the cave.

KOH:  (thinking) Please leave here…please! I don't want to fight with them.

KAN:  Kohaku.

KOH gasps and turn around to find KAN behind him.

KAN:  We can't let them get away.

KOH pauses and nods.

Cut to SAN and MIR reaching the opening. KOH and KAN are gone.

SAN:  It must be someone who purposely made us spent the whole night here.

MIR:   But, what is the intention? Why did he do that?

SAN gasps as she notices the luminous cloak on the ground.

SAN:  (picks up cloak) This…! Could it be…

MIR:   What's that?

SAN:  (thinking) Clothes made out of luminous moss. They are used by exterminators for night attacks. Kohaku was here!

MIR:   Sango.

SAN:  Let's go, Miroku.

SAN and MIR look at the top of Mount Hakurei above them.

Cut to KAG, KOG, GIN and HAK in a cave. KOG is still unconscious.

KAG:  Koga…

GIN:  Koga…

HAK:  Please don't die, Koga!

Cut the river outside the cave. INU is floating in the water, staring intently at the sky. KIR and SHI look at INU from above.

SHI:   What is Inuyasha thinking?

KIR mews and tilts her head. Cut to INU's point of view. He is looking at Mount Hakurei in the distance, across a bright sky.

INU:   Tsk. What a nice weather.

Cut to KIK walking away from Mount Hakurei.

[ End of episode 116: The Real Face: Exposed ]

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Since Ginkotsu's death, Renkotsu is still hankering after Koga's Sacred Jewel fragment.

I dumped plenty of oil into the river. You're finished!


What are you doing?! If you use them here, you'll also…!

Shut up! I cannot turn back now!

D-Don't be so complacent!

Next on Inuyasha, "The Man Who Disappeared into a River of Flames".

Dog-face, this isn't the end!


Compiled on 24 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 29 Feb 2008.

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

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Contributors & References

犬夜叉 official web - 放映予定一覧 (Sunrise Inuyasha official web - Airing Schedule)

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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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