episode 151

Kagome's Innate Choice

かごめ 本能の選択
Canon Episode

Episode Capsule last revised on 28 Feb 2008.


OPENING SONG: One Day, One Dream by Tackey and Tsubasa
ENDING SONG: Brand-New World by V6

Script: SUMISAWA Katsuyuki 隅沢克之
Storyboard: KASE Mitsuko 加瀬充子
Episode Director: YAMAMOTO Megumi 山本 恵
Animation Director: NAKANISHI Mamiko 中西麻実子


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Old man: NAKAGI Ryuoji
Lord: SAIZEN Tadahisa
Maids: KONNO Mahiru, 柴田まゆ


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 1 / 95 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 71 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 60 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 26 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 1 / 41 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 15 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 24 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [69 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 14 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 70.1% [54/77]


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

Preview from previous episode

When I was at the foot of the hill, I met Divine Hijiri. But it turned out to be just a Shikigami controlled by Kikyo.

So the real Kikyo is underwater... Is she alive? Or is she...?

Please make your decision.

Will you save her, or will you not?

The only person who can save her now is you.

Her life is in your hands.

Next on Inuyasha, "Kagome's Innate Choice". Only I can save her? Do I have to choose?

InuYasha’s Jar

#151 Kikyou and Kagome 桔梗とかごめ [ききょうとかごめ]


I won’t go! Don’t force yourself. You saved Kikyo already, right? Then, it does not matter anymore. I will not go after her.


Why is it that both Kikyo’s wounds, in the past and now, are at the same spot on the shoulder?


At that moment, there was no hesitation in Kagome’s heart. If there was a tinge of hesitation, the wound on my chest will not heal. Even right now… it's still warm…


Oddities and Other Notes



The above quote was said by Inuyasha to Nobunaga in episode 8. The same circumstance apply in this episode, when Kagome saved Kikyo, but Inuyasha probably won't call her a 'first-class fool'... just food for thought...
The voice talents for Kochou and Asuka (Hijiri's followers) are also the voices for Eri and Yuka respectively. So in this sense, it sounds like Eri and Yuka telling Kagome to save her rival in love, when they harp about the 'deliquent boyfriend'...

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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:  Divine Hijiri’s real identity is indeed Kikyo. Following the Soul Collectors, I finally meet Kikyo. Kikyo, are you still alive? Or…?

[ ACT I ]

(in progress)

[ Preview for next episode ]

When Divine Hijiri appeared, Princess Abi and her mother noticed an area where the demons don't attack.

Princess Abi's Mother Kill Naraku...

Princess Abi After meeting Naraku, nothing ever went well!

Princess Abi attacked that area with her demon birds. And in the crowd protecting the castle, appears Kohaku!

I seem to have battle with my comrades like this before... Everyone helping each other out...

Next on Inuyasha, "Protect and Plunder!"

Kohaku... Protect that baby.


Compiled on 27 Feb 2008.
Last revised on 28 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

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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