Filler Episode | 4-episode story, 137~140
By TAKAHASHI Rumiko
Episode Capsule last revised on 27 Feb 2008.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 19 Jan 2004
Storyboard: ARATANI Tomoe 荒谷朋恵
Episode Director: ARATANI Tomoe 荒谷朋恵
Animation Director: IKEDA Shoko 池田晶子
Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 94 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 1 / 59 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 51 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 22 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 34 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 / 10 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 69.9% [51/73]
So you’re the Hoshiyomi who's after the Halberd of Yin and Yang! Why are you after this demonic blade?
This has nothing to do with you. I don't have to explain anything.
Under the pursuit and attacks of the Younin with Ninjitsu skills, Akitoki and me were separated from the rest!
I can't believe I'm trapped with only Kagome in a forest…! Only the two of us!
Next on Inuyasha, "Survival of the Two in the Demon-Infested Land".
Maybe there won’t be anymore bad luck!
From left: cooking pot · cup noodles · lighter · photo ·
[ 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: The ninja thieves, who are after the Halberd of Yin and Yang, separated me from Inuyasha and the others. Alone with Hojo’s ancestor, we began our dangerous journey.
[ recap ]
Recap from previous episode, when Hojo showed KAG his family tree.
Hojo: I found something really amazing! During the Warring States Era, 500 years ago, the name of my ancestor Hojo Akitoki's wife…
Cut to INU-gang journeying with AKI to exorcise the Halberd of Yin and Yang.
KAG: (thinking) Hojo's ancestor… Perhaps… Maybe I can't go back to the modern times and will have to marry this Hojo… That's impossible!
Cut to MYO telling the group about the blade.
MYO: The one who is after the blade is the leader of the Younin, Hoshiyomi. He is the one who ordered Kaijinbo to make the Halberd of Yin and Yang.
Cut to the group being attacked by bombs. KAG is holding AKI's hand and running.
KAG: Hold on, Hojo!
Another bomb explodes right behind them, and the impact sends them over the cliff edge and into a valley.
INU: Kagome! Akitoki!
INU is about to rush to the cliff edge, but is stopped by another explosion. AKI and KAG continue to fall into the valley, shrieking.
INU: Kagome! Kagome! Kagome…!!!
[ End of recap: 2min 56sec ]
[ Title screen: Survival of the Two in the Demon-Infested Land ]
Night time. Cut to the four Younin [Demon Ninjas] leaping towards INU from the forest.
INU: I don't have time to deal with you!
INU throws a Wind Scar and the four Younin lands around the group of MIR, SAN and INU.
INU: Who are you?
Younin 1: Genbu of the Darkness.
Younin 2: Byakko of the Snow.
Younin 3: Seiri of the Moon.
Younin 4: Suzaku of the Flower. The four of us are all Ninjitsu users!
The four Younins leap and sprint in a circle around MIR, SAN and INU.
INU: What are they doing?
MIR: We will take it from here.
SAN: Go find Kagome, Inuyasha!
INU: (leaps) Thanks!
The Younins throw some Shurikens at INU, but MIR blocks them by throwing his scepter at them.
MIR: (catches scepter) Your enemy is over here!
SAN: How annoying!
SAN swings HIR is a circle around them. Cut to INU running.
INU: (thinking) Please be safe… Kagome!
Suddenly a dark vortex bursts out of the sky and lands in front of INU, blocking his way.
Suzaku: Lord Hoshiyomi!
A man appears of out of the vortex and looks at INU.
INU: So you're Hoshiyomi. Move out of the way!
Hoshiyomi abbreviated as HOS from now onwards.
INU throws a Wind Scar at HOS and the vortex dissipates.
INU: That was easy!
INU gasps when he sees two HOS up in the air, smirking.
HOS: Ninjitsu… Shadow Replication.
Cut to AKI flowing along in a rapid river in a valley, gasping and struggling. Suddenly, his back hits a boulder in the river, and the Halberd that he's carrying hits it, preventing him from flowing further. Cut to AKI walking by the side of the river, clutching onto the walls of the valley.
AKI: Saved by the Yin blade… That's a small consolation. (thinking) Kagome? (shouts) Kagome?! Kagome!!
KAG is floating towards him in the river, gasping and struggling.
AKI: Kagome! Kagome! Grab this!
AKI holds out the Halberd and KAG manages to grab onto it. AKI pulls and drags KAG towards him.
AKI: (hugging KAG) Kagome, it's okay now.
KAG: Thank you… Hojo…
Cut to AKI hugging KAG against a dreamy background, looking blissful.
AKI: (thinking) Wow… This unlucky blade has brought me fortune twice! Maybe there won't be anymore bad luck!
Suddenly a log appears in the river and knocks AKI in the face.
KAG: Are you okay, Hojo?
AKI: (swirly eyes) I'm used to… this kind of misfortune…
The two continue floating in the river and gasp when they realize the river flows into a waterfall up in front.
AKI: It's a dead end!
Cut to long shot of waterfall. AKI and KAG's shrieks are heard as they flow down the waterfall.
Back to INU, who is rushing and slicing at HOS.
Each time when INU is about to slash HOS, he disappears. Cut to 5 HOS on a boulder, looking at INU.
HOS: Stop that. It's no use. I am immortal.
INU: (thinking) Who the hell is he?
The four Younins leap and kneel in front of HOS.
Suzaku: Lord Hoshiyomi!
HOS: What are you doing? Go after the Yin blade.
The Younins bow and leap into the air, morphing into light orbs and flying away. MIR, SAN and KIR run up to INU.
MIR: Which one of them is real?
SAN: How annoying!
SAN throws HIR at two of the HOS, which disappear. HIR swerves and almost hits SHI, who is hiding behind a tree.
SHI: It's no use!
Cut to 6 HOS looking at the group.
HOS: You never learn.
MIR: He seems pretty strong.
INU: Leave Hoshiyomi to me. Go rescue Kagome and Hojo.
SAN: Let's go, Priest.
SHI: Kirara, let's go!
KIR growls and transforms to her fierce state. SHI, SAN and MIR jump onto KIR and her fly off. The 6 HOS leap to chase the group, but INU blocks their way.
INU: I won't let you! Hoshiyomi, I'm your enemy!
There are now numerous HOS talking at the same time.
HOS: I've heard that a half-demon fought with Kaijinbo, the one who made the Tokijin. His name was Inuyasha.
INU: Oh, Kaijinbo. I vaguely remember him.
HOS: Why are you protecting the Halberd of Yin and Yang that Kaijinbo made? You have nothing to do with it.
INU: If an evil guy like you were to possess the demonic sword, nothing good will come out of it.
HOS: What are you going to do?
INU: This! Wind Scar!
INU throws a Wind Scar, hitting the various HOS. The numerous HOS wince in pain.
INU: (scoffs) That was easy. His stupid ninja tricks won't work on me.
Suddenly laughter is heard behind INU. INU swings around to find HOS floating midair behind him.
HOS: You're indeed the powerful half-demon who killed Kaijinbo.
INU: You bastard!
The clouds behind HOS gradually disperse and the moon is seen.
HOS: You are about to realize you are nothing to me.
The moon shines on INU, forming a long shadow on the ground.
INU: (sprints) Shut up! I'll destroy you today!
HOS: (holds up a knife) Demon Ninja Skill… Kagenu!
HOS flicks the knife on the shadow of INU and INU freezes.
INU: (shocked, thinking) W-What the… I can't move!
HOS laughs evilly.
[ End of ACT I: 7min 55sec ]
KIR lands near the base of the waterfall. SAN and MIR get off and look at the waterfall.
SAN: Kagome and Akitoki must have gone down this waterfall…
MIR: Yes, probably swept away by the water current…
SHI: If it really happened… they won't survive! (weeps)
MYO: (leaps up and down on SHI's shoulder) This isn't the time to cry!
Suddenly, everyone gasps when they see a red cloth floating in the water. MIR fishes out the cloth with his scepter. It's the red bow on KAG's uniform.
MIR: That is Kagome's…!
SAN: Shippo, Fox Fire!
SHI: O-Okay! Fox Fire!
SHI leaps and throws some fox fire over the water surface, lighting up the area. SAN dives into the water.
SAN: Priest, I'll go down and search!
MIR: Be careful! There will be whirlpools down there!
SAN: Okay! (dives underwater)
Cut to the four Younin landing in a forest. Suzaku stands and points in a dramatic gay-ish gesture.
Suzaku: I can sense the Yin blade in that direction!
Genbu: (repulsed) Can you stop making those disgusting gestures?
Suzaku: (shakes body and whines) You're so mean!
Suzaku notices a piece of paper on the ground. The four Younins gather and examines it.
Genbu: What is that?
Suzaku: I don't know…
The paper turns out to be a photo of KAG, Ayumi, Eri and Yuka, taken at the school play during the Culture Festival.
Cut to AKI piggybacking KAG and walking in the forest.
AKI: Does your leg still hurt, Kagome?
Cut to close up of KAG's ankle, bandaged.
KAG: No, it's better after you've wrapped some herbs around it.
AKI: (glad) That's good!
KAG: I'm sorry for troubling you.
AKI: It's alright! I carry the future of the Hojo family. Your weight is nothing!
KAG gapes at AKI.
AKI: N-No, I didn't mean it like that! I didn't mean that you're heavy…
AKI turns to look at KAG and crashes into a low tree branch. Cut to AKI squirming on the ground. KAG is standing aside.
KAG: Hojo, are you okay?
AKI: I'm used to this…
Suddenly a coil of snake falls from a tree and plops on AKI's head. AKI shrieks and tries to stand. The strap on his sandal snaps and he trips, rolling down a slope and crashing into a bush.
AKI: I'm sorry…
Suddenly AKI comes face to face with an angry wild boar in the bush. He had crashed into the board. Cut to AKI flung into the air, shrieking, by the wild boar. Cut to AKI in a pile, with swirly eyes, while the boar trots off in a huff.
AKI: I'm used to this already…
Cut to KAG and AKI resting under a tree. KAG lights up a pile of dry leaves with a lighter and AKI is impressed.
KAG: Nobody is after us for now. Let's rest here and preserve our energy. (warms hands near fire)
AKI: Yes. (warms hands near fire obediently)
KAG: Let's try to find Inuyasha and the others, but if we can't, we'll just have to go to the Furai Shrine alone and purify the Yin blade.
AKI looks at KAG in a determined manner.
AKI: I might not be as strong as Inuyasha… But I will protect you as much as I can! (stands) I can't let you go hungry! I'll go find something to eat!
KAG: (digs into her bag) Great, we still have our food!
Cut to KAG boiling water over the fire and making cup noodles. Once again, AKI is impressed.
KAG: It's not the best, but… (hands AKI a cup noodle) Here you go!
AKI: (holds up cup noodle dramatically) I never thought I'd be able to eat your homemade food!
KAG: (grimaces) It's just a cup of noodles…
Cut to KAG and AKI eating. AKI suddenly breaks into tears.
KAG: You don't like it?
AKI: What?! It is delicious! When I imagine someone else eating your homemade food, I get so jealous!
Cut to image of INU in a standoffish manner.
Cut to KAG shaking her head vigorously.
KAG: That wouldn't happen!
AKI: I-Is that so? Well, you're traveling with a half-demon and a priest… They're just not suitable for you.
KAG: (shocked) Eh?
AKI: I'm sure… there is a man… somewhere in the world… who's destined to be with you.
KAG: Destined… Do you have someone like that? Like a fiancée?
AKI: No, it's complicated to be the wife of an influential family.
KAG: I see… There are so many rules to becoming a wife…
AKI: Not at all, you'd qualify anytime!
KAG blushes. AKI gasps and blushes too, and wolves down his noodles nervously.
AKI: N-No… n-nothing!
AKI gasps and realizes he has finished his noodles.
KAG: You can have mine if you want.
Cut to KAG and AKI resting under the tree.
KAG: Let's head for the Furai Shrine in awhile.
KAG turns to look at AKI, who is hugging the Halberd tightly and has dozed off to sleep. KAG looks at the sleeping AKI for a moment. She reaches and moves AKI on her lap so that he'll sleep more comfortably. KAG suddenly remembers Hojo's scroll which has an ancestor called Kagome married to Akitoki.
KAG: (thinking) No! Why am I thinking about that? But…
CUT TO FLASHBACK from previous episode, of a conversation between INU and KAG.
INU: (furious) Only a demon or a half-demon like me can handle the sword! It's impossible for you!
INU: Humans shouldn't be a part of this! You just don't understand. This isn't something a human can do!
BACK TO PRESENT.
KAG: (sad, thinking) Can a human and a half-demon… ever be together?
AKI: (talking in sleep) Kagome…
KAG: (thinking) Could the "Kagome" written on the family tree be…
Pan upwards to a high up a tree. The Younins are on the tree, looking at KAG and AKI.
Seiri: Look… You can attack that human anytime! You could just kill them and get the Yin blade!
Byakko: Be patient.
Byakko: Don't you feel it? The demonic aura from the blade is too strong. We won't be able to handle it or even touch it.
Seiri: I thought I could finally smell some blood.
Byakko: Should we wait until Lord Hoshiyomi comes? Or…
Genbu: Suzaku, where's the picture you found earlier?
Suzaku: (holds up photo) This?
Genbu: We might be able to use this.
Back to INU and HOS. A wrapped blade appears in HOS's hand and he lands.
HOS: (unwraps blade) This is the Yang blade. Isn't it magnificent?
INU: Why did you make Kaijinbo create that demon sword? Why do you want the other blade?!
HOS: (furious) It doesn't concern you. Let me tell you… This blade is essential for me. But it's worthless to you. I'll spare your friends if you give up. Or would you rather give up your life?
Clouds start to appear and cover part of the moon. INU's shadow become lighter and he can move a little.
INU: (surprised, thinking) The strength of Kagenu diminishes as the shadow gets lighter.
HOS: Now what?
INU: (scoffs) I'll never give up my life for a stupid demon sword!
HOS: You're smarter than I thought.
INU leaps and swings TET at HOS, who blocks with the Yang Blade. INU is thrown backwards.
HOS: Actually you're pretty dumb.
INU: What? What does the Halberd of Yin and Yang mean to you?!
HOS: I don't have to explain this!
HOS and INU leap towards each other and their blades clash.
Back to AKI and KAG. AKI wakes and sits up to find KAG asleep.
AKI: Kagome is as beautiful as a celestial maiden! If Kagome marries into the Hojo family…
CUT TO AKI's IMAGINATION. AKI and KAG are in a large mansion, and playing happily with their children. The kids look like little KAG and AKI.
AKI: (voice-over) Our future would be secured…
BACK TO PRESENT.
AKI: (blushing) Hojo Kagome! What a great name!
AKI looks at the sleeping KAG for a moment and moves in to kiss her. Suddenly, rustling sounds are heard, stopping AKI. KAG wakes and AKI panics.
AKI: I was… I just…!
KAG looks past behind AKI, surprised.
Three village girls looking like Eri, Yuka and Ayumi appear.
KAG: (surprised) You are…?
Eri-look-alike: We are from a nearby village.
KAG: (thinking) Are they my friends' ancestors?
AKI: Why are you here at this hour?
Eri-look-alike: We were gathering wood for fire, and we stumbled upon you.
Yuka-look-alike: Did you get lost in the woods?
Ayumi-look-alike: We could bring you to our village.
AKI: Really? That would be really nice! (stands)
KAG: But… Hojo, hold it!
KAG grabs the Halberd from AKI, unwraps it and point it at the village girls. The girls just look on innocently.
KAG: (thinking) I thought the Younin disguised themselves… But I guess I'm wrong. I mean, Inuyasha was almost taken in by this demonic aura… But they seem unaffected.
AKI: What's wrong?
KAG: Nothing… (hands Halberd back to AKI)
AKI: Then… I will carry you on my back.
Yuka-look-alike: I will carry your baggage.
AKI is about to hand the Halberd to Yuka-look-alike, when he gasps and retracts it.
AKI: It's okay, this is very valuable!
KAG: I'm okay too!
Cut to the treetop, where the four Younins are. Genbu is controlling the village girls.
Genbu: Ninjitsu, Yamikugutsu! They are just puppets, so they won't be affected by the demonic aura.
Suzaku: (shakes and whines) That was close! He was about to give it to her!
Genbu: Stop acting like that!
Byakko: Be patient. We've got time.
Seiri: After we get the blade, we'll catch them off guard, and finish them off!
Suzaku: (girly) Oh, you're so scary!
Genbu: Stop that, I can't concentrate!
Back to KAG and AKI. The village girls are wobbling like jelly as Genbu loses his concentration.
KAG: Hey… are you okay?
All: (bolts up straight) Y-Yes!
Eri-look-alike: How are the two of you related?
AKI: We're not really related…
Yuka-look-alike: I'm sorry. You look like husband and wife!
AKI: Come on now… really?
Ayumi-look-alike: Yes. Akitoki and Kagome will make the best husband and wife!
AKI: Really?! (laughs)
KAG: Hojo, put me down.
AKI: (lets KAG down, nervous) What? I'm sorry. I just got carried away. Please don't get mad.
KAG: It's not that! (draws arrow) You! How do you know our names?!
Cut to the Younins.
Suzaku: (thumps Genbu's head) Idiot!
Genbu: I told you to stop acting that way!
Byakko: I'm upset…
Seiri: (laughs) Forget it. Let's kill them!
Suzaku: Hold it! Be patient, our target is the Yin blade!
Genbu: I know!
Back to AKI and KAG. The puppets now look eerie with pink glowing eyes, chuckling.
AKI: What's happening?
KAG: They are all puppets. That's why they weren't affected by the demonic aura.
The puppets rush at KAG, who fires an arrow and kills Eri-look-alike.
KAG: There! Hojo! Go to the Furai Shrine with the Yin blade!
AKI draws his own sword and stands next to KAG, looking determined.
AKI: I will never leave Kagome alone!
The remaining two puppets rush at AKI. AKI gasps in horror and falls to the ground. He struggles desperately and uses the sword to push them away.
AKI: Run, Kagome!
KAG: Don't move!
KAG fires two more Sacred Arrows which kill the puppets. AKI heaves a sigh of relief.
KAG: (smiles) Hojo…
Suddenly the four Younins jump down and lands behind KAG. They grab KAG and leap off.
KAG: (background) Hojo…!!!
Back to INU and HOS. INU swings TET at HOS, who blocks with the Yang blade. Static and sparks fly.
HOS: Don't you get it? All the energy from your attack is being absorbed by this blade!
TET reverts back to its rusty state and INU jumps back.
HOS is engulfed in a purple aura.
HOS swings the blade slowly and black auras burst out from it. They engulf the forest and explode in a bright light. Cut to INU kneeling on the ground, narrowly dodging the explosion.
Cut to MIR, SHI and KIR. A strong gust of wind blows and explosion is heard.
SHI: What is that?!
MYO: This demonic aura is from Hoshiyomi's Yang blade!
Cut to KAG in a dark area. The four Younins, in the form of light orbs, circle KAG.
Suzaku: Hoshiyomi… We've kidnapped the girl, Kagome.
Cut to forest. A series of explosions are heard. Cut to INU running away from the attacks. Cut to AKI running desperately. The two collide into each other and fall to the ground.
INU: You're okay! Where's Kagome?
AKI: (gasps and grabs INU's clothes) Kagome was… Kagome was…!
INU: (pulls AKI's clothes) What happened to Kagome?!
Laughter is heard in the sky. The two look up to find HOS holding an unconscious KAG in his arms.
HOS: What are you going to do? Are you going to risk this woman's life for the Yin blade?
[ End of ACT II: 22min 14sec ]
[ End of episode 138: Survival of the Two in the Demon-Infested Land ]
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If you want to save the girl, come to the Furai Shrine. Of course, don't forget the Yin blade.
This is all my fault! Getting Kagome into trouble… and letting her fall into the hands of Hoshiyomi!
We don't have time for this! We need to get Kagome back from that demon!
Tetsusaiga is still…!
Next on Inuyasha, "Big Duel at the Sho'Un Waterfall".
Nothing is impossible!
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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