episode 158

Stampede of Countless Demon Rats

Canon Episode | 2-episode story, 158-159

Episode Capsule last revised on 28 Feb 2008.


OPENING SONG: Angelus by Shimatani Hitomi
ENDING SONG: Brand-New World by V6

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


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Zushi Rats: KIMURA Masafumi
Charlatan: TANAKA Kazunari
Man: 野中秀哲
Grandchild: OKAMOTO Nami


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 / 1 in all
No. of 'sit': 5 / 100 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 79 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 60 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 1 / 27 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 0 / 45 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 15 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
1 / 1 head grinds
1 / 25 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
2 [71 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 17 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 10 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 69.8% [60/86]


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

Preview from previous episode

Hakudoshi released a stampede of zushi rats. And Kohaku appears near him!

Let the rats spread and attack villages. This country is now facing the fate of being eaten up.

Unexpectedly, the rats are gathering!

This is mayose, a method of gathering demons and destroying them all at once. It can’t be done without strong holy powers.

Next on Inuyasha, "Stampede of Countless Demon Rats".

Is Kikyo near...?

InuYasha’s Jar

#158 Zushi Nezumi 厨子鼠 [ずしねずみ]


Inuyasha really is a troublesome guy! Always wagging his tail and running after women of his past. If you feed a dog for three days, he'll never forget the favor...

Who's feeding who here?


Kikyo... wasn't there.

You don't have to lie.

Why would I have to lie about it, you idiot?


Damn you...!

Sit. And to think I was being considerate about letting you go alone! Sit! You could at least tell me what you talked about! Sit! I was just worried you'd do something stupid, but you're so stubborn! Sit!!


Oddities and Other Notes



How could Kagura find the same clothes for Hakudoshi three times in a row?

Did you notice…?

"You understand now, you two-timing dog?"
…Shippo holding onto Inuyasha's hair to prevent it from flying into his face?

Freeze Frame Fun

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

From left: lollipop ·



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

[ Prologue ]

KAG:  Everything started at the Tree of Life.

INU:   A world of dreams and lost memories.

KAG:  The strong bonds of friendship!

INU:   A new hope and a bright future now begin!

KAG:  A swarm of stampeding demon rats! Just what does Naraku hope to achieve by doing this? The one controlling the rats, Kohaku, finally makes a decision after all his suffering!

INU:   The jewel fragment leads our way!

KAG:  Through the well to a whole new world!

INU & KAG: A fairy tale in the Warring States Era! Inuyasha!

[ ACT I ]

(in progress)

[ Preview for next episode ]

Just to lure Kikyo out... do you know how many villagers have been destroyed?!

If you meet that person, tell her... as long as she runs away from Naraku, the same thing will keep happening.

Kohaku! You'll be devoured by the rats!

I'm sorry, Sister... But I have to obey orders!

Next on Inuyasha, "Kohaku's Resolution and Sango's Heart".

I can't drag this any longer... I have to defeat Naraku!


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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