episode 143

3000 Leagues In Search Of Father

Canon Episode

Episode Capsule last revised on 27 Feb 2008.


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

Script: 武上純希
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
Kanta's Father: YAMAGUCHI Tarô
Villagers: TANAKA Kazunari, NAKAJIMA Toshihik


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 94 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 64 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 55 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 24 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 36 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 1 / 15 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
1 [69 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 1 / 13 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 69.7% [53/76]


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

Preview from previous episode

Kanta My name is Kanta. As you can see, I’m…

A raccoon?

Kanta Don't interrupt!

Kanta's father was attacked by Hakudoshi!

If we find your dad's body in time, we can still save him!

If the body is destroyed, he can’t come back to life!

Hurry! Inuyasha!

Yeah! But there’s a troublesome guy near Kanta’s father.

Next on Inuyasha, "3000 Leagues In Search Of Father".

Tenseiga is reacting. Is it telling me to save him?

InuYasha’s Jar

#143 Kanta 甘太 [かんた]


Inuyasha, please follow the scent of the demon.

Okay, but... The path it took is quite obvious.


Why did you turn into a human girl?

Kanta My dad told me before. He said that if I disguised as a girl, some idiot will come help me!



Your father sure is clever.


Kanta Is he (Inuyasha) really strong?

His strength makes up for his stupidity and immaturity!


Oddities and Other Notes


Headless Chicken
Inuyasha said that demons, unlike humans, are able to move around without their heads, at least for awhile. We would never know the truth to that statement, but in real life, there was a headless chicken who lived for a full 18 months. Mike the chicken was to be slaugtered for dinner in 1945. The owner, Lloyd Olsen, used an axe to chop off its head, but missed the jugular vein. Mike the chicken survived and Lloyd decided to keep him. He fed Mike using an eyedropper into the esophagus. Mike eventually choked to death 18 months later, winning the 'Longest Surviving Headless Chicken' Guiness World Record. <Mike the Headless Chicken's Amazing Story>


Why does Hakudoshi need to slay the heads of the demons? When he was listening to the hearts of monks and priests, he didn't have to decapitate them.

Did you notice…?

What about 'Speak no evil'?
…the Kappa and Monkey were making 'See no evil' and 'Hear no evil' gestures behind Chokyuukai?

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!

KAG:  We found out where the remaining Jewel fragment is. Then Sesshomaru appeared in front of us. What is his father's heirloom, Tenseiga, trying to say?

[ ACT I ]

(in progress)

[ Preview for next episode ]

It turns out that the last Sacred Jewel fragment is in the grave of Inuyasha's father... that's the boundary between this world and the next!

I'll go take a look!

But the black pearl that took us to the grave has disappeared!

There must be another entrance! What? I've to find this Hosenki who guards a lot of pearls?

Next on Inuyasha, "Hosenki and the Final Shard".

I'll make him speak even if I've to use violence!


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.

Contributors & References

Mike the Headless Chicken's Amazing Story on 27 Feb 2008.

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

犬夜叉完結編 公式サイト (Sunrise Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen official web - Airing Schedule)

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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