episode 153

Fate is a Cruel Reunion

Canon Episode | 2-episode story, 152-153

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: CHIBA Katsuhiko 千葉克彦
Storyboard: ISHIHARA Tatsuya 石原立也
Episode Director: ISHIHARA Tatsuya 石原立也
Animation Director: IKEDA Shoko 池田晶子


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Old man: NAKAGI Ryuoji
Maids: MAEDA Yukie, SAITOU Rie
Guards: SAIZEN Tadahisa, SAITOU Mizuki, KISHI Yuuji, TANAKA Kazunari, NAKAJIMA Toshihiko
Lord: 永木豊代子


Missing Kohaku

Long card [549 x 283 pixels]


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 95 in al
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 1 / 73 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 60 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 0 / 26 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 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: 70.9% [56/79]


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

Preview from previous episode

Who am I...?

Kohaku, who has lost his memories and is controlled by Naraku...

Who is this person?

Even though they are reunited, Kohaku still doesn't recognise his sister, Sango...

Kohaku, you’ve… done it again…


While Inuyasha is battling Princess Abi, Sango and Kohaku started fighting too! Next on Inuyasha, "Fate is a Cruel Reunion".

I don’t care if I die… Even if I were to lose my life, I’ll kill him!

InuYasha’s Jar

#153 Sango 珊瑚 [さんご]


Oh! He's hugging her shoulders.

Her shoulders?! He's not touching her bottom?



Sango, is it okay for me to be here?


I don't want you to suffer alone. Is there anything I can do?

For now... just stay beside me.


Keh. What does Miroku have besides his indecency?

He's got the Wind Tunnel!


Oddities and Other Notes



"What is this horrible feeling...?"
This is one of the rare episodes that uses first-person perspective in some shots. It also makes use of the 'shaky camera' technique. It also uses a 'sepia color tone' approach to flashbacks, like in old films.

Did you notice…?

Freeze Frame Fun

Things brought from modern era (or why Kagome’s bag is so big)

From left: orange soda ·



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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:  At the castle where Naraku's baby sleeps, Sango reunites with Kohaku. Painful memories and heartbreaks start to resurface.

[ ACT I ]

(in progress)

[ Preview for next episode ]

When I met Kikyo again, her body is not fully healed yet. Don't force yourself, just wait here!

Then... give this arrow to Kagome. Whether she make good use of this, it's up to her.

This arrow that Kikyo gave me... why? Princess Abi and her mother, who are in opposition with Naraku, finally opened the way to the boundary between this world and the next. Next on Inuyasha, "The Demon that Links to the Next World".

Break the barrier and thwart Naraku's trap...!


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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