episode 139

Big Duel at the Sho'Un Waterfall

Filler Episode | 4-episode story, 137~140

Episode Capsule last revised on 22 Jul 2023.


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

Script: 武上純希
Storyboard: MIYAJI Masayuki 宮地昌幸
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


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 94 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 59 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 52 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 2 / 24 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 1 / 35 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!’ 2 / 12 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 69.9% [51/73]


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

Preview from previous episode

Hoshiyomi If you want to save the girl, come to the Furai Shrine. Of course, don't forget the Yin blade.

Akitoki 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!

Akitoki But how?!

Tetsusaiga is still…!

Akitoki Next on Inuyasha, "Big Duel at the Sho'Un Waterfall".

Nothing is impossible!

InuYasha’s Jar

#139 Suzaku 朱雀 [すざく]


Oddities and Other Notes



Does this attack remind you of anything? Say… Shippo's Kokoro no Kizu?
What bad character design! Suzaku is a pale and disgusting shadow of Jakotsu (of the Shichinintai) that is a giant chicken. Genbu is a spinning Ninja Turtle. Seiri has skin problems which makes him sheds scales. Byakko looks like a snow leopard with sharp claws and teeth. Hoshiyomi looks like part of the Shichintai with his purple stripes. And during the fight, everyone was rendered helpless and all the four Younins were sucked into Wind Tunnel. No battle design or smart strategies. Longer than a movie too.

Did you notice…?

Freeze Frame Fun



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

[ 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!

INU:   Kagome was captured by Hoshiyomi, a Younin after the Halberd of Yin and Yang. Hang on, Kagome! Tetsusaiga has lost its powers, but I’ll somehow rescue you!

[ recap ]

Recap from previous episode, when HOS appeared and blocked INU's way.

INU:   So you're Hoshiyomi. Move out of the way!

INU throws a Wind Scar at HOS and he disappears.

INU:   That was easy!

INU gasps when he sees two HOS up in the air, smirking.

HOS:  Demon Ninja Skill… Shadow Replication…

Cut to AKI sleeping in KAG's lap.

AKI:   (talking in sleep) Kagome…

KAG:  (thinking) Could the "Kagome" written on the family tree be…

Cut to KAG firing arrows at one of the puppets that Genbu conjured.

KAG:  Take this! 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!

Suddenly the four Younins jump down and lands behind KAG. They grab KAG and leap off.

AKI:   Kagome!

Cut 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.

INU:   (thinking) What is that?

HOS swings the blade slowly and black auras burst out from it. They engulf the forest and explode in a bright light.

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 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:   Damn! You're okay! Where's Kagome?

AKI:   Kagome was… Kagome was…!

INU:   What happened to Kagome?!

Laughter is heard in the sky. The two look up to find HOS holding an unconscious KAG in his arms.

INU:   Kagome!

HOS:  What are you going to do? Are you going to risk this girl's life for the Yin blade?

INU:   (thinking) Kagome!

[ End of recap: 4min 3sec ]

[ Title screen: Big Duel at the Sho'Un Waterfall ]

[ ACT I ]

The rest of INU-gang arrive on KIR and rush to INU.

INU:   Kagome! (unsheathes TET and leaps) You!!

HOS scoffs and holds up his Yang blade. A barrier is formed and INU is thrown off. INU crashes to the ground and winces in pain. TET is still in its rusty state. MIR rushes to INU.

MIR:   Inuyasha, are you okay?

HOS:  What can you cut with that rusty old sword?

INU:   Tetsusaiga… (sheathes TET)

HOS:  If you want to save the girl, come to the Furai Shrine. Of course, don't forget the Yin blade.

SAN:  Kagome!

HOS floats upwards while laughing smugly. HOS and the four Younin light orbs fly off into the distance.

INU:   Damn! Wait!

MIR:   Inuyasha!

AKI:   (grabs INU) Let me go with you!

INU:   You're too much trouble!

AKI:   Please take me with you!!

MIR:   Calm down, both of you! As Lady Kaede said… The Yin and Yang blades can be sealed at the Furai Shrine. Why did he choose that place?

INU:   What are you trying to say?

MIR:   It might be a trap.

AKI:   There's no time to think about this. I have caused too much trouble for Kagome.

INU:   Yeah, I'm going. (runs off)

AKI:   (chases) Please wait for me!

MIR:   We're going too.

SAN nods and runs to KIR with MIR.

SAN:  Kirara!

SHI:   Let's go!

KIR flies off with the three on her back.

Cut to a small shrine on top of a waterfall in the mountain. HOS lands in the courtyard, followed by the four Younins.

HOS:  We will now hold a ceremony for the revival of the Halberd of Yin and Yang. Don't let them come close to this shrine.

Younin: Yes!

HOS walks into the shrine with KAG in his arms. The four Younins discuss among themselves.

Genbu: Leave the half-demon to me. That rusty old sword is nothing.

Byakko: Then the monk will be mine.

Seiri:  (laughs) I will slay that woman.

Suzaku: (smirks) Then I'll have that young samurai!

The four Younins fly off.

Cut to inside of Furai shrine. HOS places KAG and the Yang blade on the altar. An altar piece in the shape of a star within a circle ? is seen. HOS holds up his hand in prayer and gestures. Five candles are lit in green flame. They form the five points of a star within a circle on the ground.

Cut to INU-gang and AKI landing at the base of the waterfall.

INU:   That's it!

A light in the symbol of the star within a circle ? floats up from shrine towards the sky.

AKI:   What is that light?

INU scoffs. They leap towards the shrine. The light symbol forms a barrier around the shrine.

All:   The light!!

Everyone is thrown off by the barrier and lands at various spots around the waterfall. INU lands on a open area and Genbu steps up behind him, laughing.

Genbu: I cannot let you pass!

Cut to SAN struggling up on another spot in the open area. Seiri appears behind her.

Seiri:  Something smells good! I am Seiri of the Moon! Let's be friends.

SAN glares at Seiri.

Cut to MIR on a ledge near the waterfall. Byakko steps up to him.

MIR:   Sango! Where are you?

Byakko: I am your opponent!

MIR backs off, holding up his scepter in defense.

Cut to SHI, who landed on a bush in a forest near the waterfall and is unconscious. MYO jumps up and down on SHI.

MYO:  Hey, Shippo! Get up! Wake up! Let's try another plan…

MYO sucks blood off SHI's cheek. SHI wakes and slaps MYO.

MYO:  Are you okay now? Everyone is separated! Let's hurry to Master Inuyasha!

SHI:   I understand!

AKI is heard wincing in pain nearby. SHI jumps to him.

SHI:   Akitoki, are you okay?

AKI:   (clutching to butt) I think I hurt my hip!

SHI:   (glares and slaps AKI's butt) Be strong!

AKI winces in pain. Suddenly Suzaku appears on a tree branch above them.

Suzaku: Wow, what a beautiful butt! You're such a cute samurai! I'm Suzaku of the Flower! Nice to meet you!

Suzaku blows a kiss at AKI. Both AKI and SHI are grossed out.

Back to INU and Genbu.

Genbu: I'm Genbu of the Darkness. You're so unlucky!

INU:   (unsheathes TET) Move out of the way!

Genbu: What can you do with that blunt sword?

INU:   Did you not hear me? I said… Move out of the way!

INU leaps and strikes Genbu's shoulder with the rusty TET. Genbu doesn't flinch.

Genbu: Huh? Did a mosquito bite me?

INU strikes Genbu again but he blocks with a steel pipe that he's holding. INU attacks him several times but Genbu blocks effortlessly. When TET strikes Genbu, it makes a 'ting' sound as if Genbu's body is made of metal.

Genbu: It's not working.

INU clenches his teeth, somersaults backwards and sheathes TET.

INU:   I shouldn't waste my Tetsusaiga on you. (flexes claws and sprints towards Genbu) Take this! Iron Reaver, Soul Stealer!

INU claw at Genby's shoulder, which doesn't hurt him. INU's nails break and bleed profusely.

Genbu: I've told you, it doesn't work. (scoffs)

INU:   (thinking) He has such a tough body…

Genbu: Is that all? Then…

Genbu enlarges his body and bursts out of his ninja suit. He turns out to be a turtle-like demon with thick and tough shell.

Genbu: It's my turn! (retracts his head into his shell and spins in the air) Demon Ninja Skill! Tortoise Shell Hell Ride!

Genbu spins towards INU, but INU leaps up, dodging.

Genbu: (laughs) You can't get away now! (continues spinning towards INU)

Cut to Seiri and SAN.

Seiri:  (laughs) I haven't had a woman for a long time! (hisses and licks lips) Let's have some fun together!

SAN:  You're disgusting! Hiraikotsu!

SAN throws HIR at Seiri, but he leaps backwards and disappears.

SAN:  (looks around) W-Where did he go?

Seiri appears on a boulder behind SAN, laughing. He removes his ninja suit, revealing a mob of green hair and blue scaly skin. He stretches his hands out and the scales on his skin flake off and float around him.

Seiri:  Demon Ninja Skill! Dance of the Scales!

SAN:  (thinking) What is that?

Seiri:  Demon Ninja Skill! Snow!

Seiri swings a finger and the scales fly at SAN, who winces in pain.

Cut to MIR and Byakko.

MIR:   Sango… (shouts) I'm coming!

Byakko: If you can defeat Byakko of Snow!!

Byakko tears off his ninja suit and reveals his snow leopard-like body.

MIR:   My Wind Tunnel…

Byakko: Give it up, Priest!

Byakko sprints towards MIR and digs his sharp claws into MIR's chest, who fall to his knees, trembling in pain.

Byakko: What's wrong, Priest? Is that all?

Cut to AKI, SHI, MYO and Suzaku. Sukaku is tugging at AKI.

AKI:   Let go! I'm not going to give you the blade!

Suzaku: You're mean! If you give me the Yin blade, I will peel your cute face off and wrap it around the blade!

AKI:   You're… so disgusting!

Suzaku: Gosh, you're so stubborn! How about I hang up your head on the wall and kiss it every morning? (licks AKI's face)

AKI:   Stop it! This is so gross!

MYO:  (on SHI's shoulder, grossed out) I'm feeling nauseous all of a sudden!

SHI:   I… have to be strong! Fox Fire! (leaps and throws a Fox fire at Suzaku, burning him)

Suzaku: No…! It's hot!

SHI:   Yeah!

AKI:   I'm saved…!

Suzaku: (furious) It's hot!!! Why did you do that?! You little brat!

Suzaku transforms into a large red bird and chases SHI, pecking at him.

SHI:   I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

[ End of ACT I: 11min 43sec ]

[ ACT II ]

Back to HOS and KAG in the shrine. KAG wakes and glares at HOS.

HOS:  Are you awake now?

KAG:  (thinking) His eyes… are full of sorrow.

HOS:  Why? Why is it? Why is a human traveling with a half-demon? What are you to that half-demon?

KAG:  Why do you ask? It doesn't concern you.

HOS:  There's no love between humans and demons. They'll never end up together. Because one day, the human will betray the demon. One day you'll betray that half-demon too.

KAG:  (sits up) That won't happen!

HOS:  Humans are so weak… Both your body and soul are weak. But you shamelessly continue to live. Humans will betray others to protect themselves.

KAG:  You have misunderstood humans. (gasps and looks at HOS) Have you ever loved a human? Did I guess right? That's why you said those things.

HOS is taken aback. He remains silent and looks at a large painting on the wall. A female warrior stand amidst demons in front of a mountain.

KAG:  A female warrior? That human…

HOS:  Tsukiyomi…

CUT TO FLASHBACK. The female warrior, Tsukiyomi is praying in the shrine. HOS enters the shrine.

Tsukiyomi abbreviated as TSU from now onwards.

HOS:  Tsukiyomi. What are you doing here?

TSU: Hoshiyomi…

TSU grabs the star shaped altar piece and turns to the shocked HOS.

TSU: Forgive me! Ring, Ice, Battle, Shell, Spirit, Gold, Arc, Sin! Zen…!

Light emits from the altar piece. HOS is enveloped in an orb of light, wincing in pain and struggling.

HOS:  Why?! Why are you doing this? (loses grip on the Halberd in his hand) Tsukiyomi…

HOS starts to lose his form and floats in the light orb.

HOS:  Why? Why…

TSU looks down sadly.


HOS:  I was sealed here by Tsukiyomi. The Yin blade flew towards Fuji, to the Hojo family. The Yang blade went towards Mount Hakurei. When Mount Hakurei collapsed, I got my Yang blade back.

KAG:  (thinking) That's why Granny Kaede said… the Halberd of Yin and Yang could be sealed at the Furai Shrine.

HOS:  Tsukiyomi betrayed me… Although she said she'd always be with me.

KAG:  No, Tsukiyomi must have had some kind of a reason.

HOS:  Humans are so weak. They are so weak but they still try to live. My desire is to save humans from their sufferings.

KAG:  Save humans…? How?

HOS:  By reviving the Halberd of Yin and Yang, made from 222 demon corpses, and then wipe them out.

KAG:  Is that the way to save humans?

HOS:  Humans… cannot be saved even if you try. The only way to save them is to kill them!

KAG:  You are wrong!

A ray of light suddenly appears out of KAG and blows out the candles.

HOS:  Just as I thought. As soon as I saw you, I knew your spiritual powers were similar to Tsukiyomi's. Why did I bring you all the way here when I could've just gotten the Yin blade? Because you're useful for the revival of the Halberd of Yin and Yang.

KAG:  What…

HOS holds up the Yang blade near KAG and it is bathed in an aura.

KAG:  (weak) My powers…

HOS holds up his hand and the aura around the blade goes out. KAG faints and collapses. The Yang blade starts to tremble.

HOS:  Do you miss it that much? Don't worry. The other blade will soon be in my hands.

Cut to AKI, whose Yin blade is trembling and glowing.

AKI:   What… what's happening?

Suddenly the blade pulls AKI towards and up the waterfall.

AKI:   What's happening…?!!

SHI:   Akitoki's going up the waterfall!

Back to INU and Genbu, who is still spinning at INU.

Genbu: Demon Ninja Skill! Tortoise Smash!

Genbu gathers speed and spins swiftly towards INU, pinning him on a cliff wall and grinding into him. INU yells in pain.

Genbu: You've got nowhere to run, half-demon!

Cut to SAN surrounded by the sharp scales. She falls to her knees weakly. Seiri yodels and the scales return to him.

Seiri:  Don't worry. I will bury your body properly.

SAN:  (panting) Priest…

Cut to MIR.

MIR:   Sango!

Byakko: Are you thinking about that woman? Don't worry. You'll soon be able to meet her in hell!

MIR:   You… take this!

MIR is about to unleash his Wind Tunnel, but Byakko leaps and bites onto his forearm.

Byakko: Jaws of Death! Priest, I don't know how strong you are. But now, you can't even move!

Cut to SHI and MYO.

MYO:  (pulling SHI's hair) Shippo! You are the only one who can help now!

SHI:   Oh yeah, I need to be strong! Nothing is impossible! (pops into pink flying form and floats towards AKI) Akitoki! Hold on a little bit longer!!

AKI:   Shippo!

SHI:   Come on, grab on! Hurry!

AKI struggles to grab SHI's outstretched hand.

Suzaku: I don't think so! Cute samurai!!

Suzaku flies up and pecks at SHI.

SHI:   Stop!

SHI struggles and pops back to his normal form, falling to the ground.

Cut to INU crushed by INU.

Genbu: I will crush you!

INU:   (notices MIR up on a ledge struggling with Byakko) Miroku!

Genbu continues to grind onto INU, laughing.

INU:   You… (struggles to free his right hand) You… Blades of Blood!

INU digs into his wound and throws Blades of Blood at Byakko. MIR then seizes the chance to unleash his Wind Tunnel.

MIR:   Wind Tunnel!

Byakko: W… What…?!!

Byakko is sucked into MIR's Wind Tunnel. MIR then runs to the edge of the ledge and looks at SAN below.

MIR:   Sango! Hold on to something!

SAN:  Priest! (thrusts HIR into the ground and grabs it tightly_

MIR:   Wind Tunnel!

Seiri:  This is…!

MIR sucks in Seiri and turns to Genbu.

Genbu: No way…!!!

Genbu is sucked into the Wind Tunnel too. MIR closes his Wind Tunnel and looks up at Suzaku flying in the sky.

Suzaku: O-Oh no!

MIR opens his Wind Tunnel and sucks at Suzaku.

Suzaku: (whining) No… you are so mean…!!!

Suzaku is no more. MIR closes his Wind Tunnel and is exhausted. SHI and KIR run up to SAN.

SHI:   Sango! Are you alright?

SAN:  Thanks…

MIR slides down a slope near the ledge and INU rushes to him.

INU:   Miroku! Are you okay?

MIR:   I think so. Let's hurry… and save Kagome!

Cut to AKI being pulled up the waterfall by the Yin blade. It pulls AKI into the air while he struggles futilely. The cloth on the Yin blade unwraps itself and the Yin blade flies out, leaving AKI to hold onto the measly cloth. He yells and falls to the courtyard of the shrine. Cu to the Yin blade flying into the shrine. HOS takes the two blades and connects them. An aura starts to surround the completed Halberd. Cut to INU-gang arriving at the courtyard and rushing to AKI.

INU:   Are you alright, Akitoki?

AKI:   I'm sorry. The Yin blade is now in the shrine.

INU:   What… is this ominous feeling?

HOS walks out of the shrine with both his Halberd and KAG in his arms.

INU:   Kagome!

HOS:  (laughs) My Halberd of Yin and Yang has finally been revived!

AKI:   W-What?

HOS:  I'll teach you something. Yin and Yang, the negative and positive powers of heaven and hell! It possesses two of the earth's most powerful energies. Do you know what will happen if this Halberd of Yin and Yang separated the two energies?

INU:   Stop your nonsense. Let go of Kagome!

HOS:  Humans are weak… Humans betray… And because of that, all humans have to be punished.

HOS growls and his face turns more demonic like. He throws an aura from the Halberd at INU-gang, who falls to the ground. The aura continues upwards and slices the sky. A black hole appears and starts to suck in the pebbles on the ground. The group each hang onto something for dear life.

SHI:   What is that?

SAN:  It's sucking everything in!

AKI:   (losing grip) Inuyasha!!

INU:   Akitoki! (grabs AKI just before he flies off)

A barrier appears and surround HOS. HOS raises his Halberd and floats upwards.

MIR:   Since Kagome is with him, I can't use my Wind Tunnel!

SAN:  Kagome!

SHI:   Inuyasha! Has the power of your Tetsusaiga returned?

INU:   (unsheathes TET) Not yet!

AKI:   Kagome… This is all my fault! Getting Kagome into trouble… and letting her fall into the hands of Hoshiyomi!

INU:   We don't have time for this! We need to get Kagome back from that demon!

AKI:   But how?!

SHI:   Tetsusaiga is still…

INU:   Nothing is impossible!

HOS laughs and brandishes his Halberd. INU flexes his claws and growls.

[ End of ACT II: 22min 13sec ]

[ End of episode 139: Big Duel at the Sho'Un Waterfall ]

[ Preview for next episode ]

Hoshiyomi I will never forgive humans! Why did Tsukiyomi betray me?!

Tsukiyomi I wanted you to remember!

Hoshiyomi Tsukiyomi…

Tsukiyomi Remember our past… your kindness… the days we'd lived together!

The love for humans… is it still not enough to fight the sorrow in the blade? Next on Inuyasha, "Eternal Feelings, Halberd of Yin and Yang".

Akitoki Even if the heart's desires were not accomplished, feeling would never change!


Compiled on 27 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 22 Jul 2023.

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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