episode 161

Priest Miroku's Past Mistake

Canon Episode

Episode Capsule last revised on 28 Feb 2008.


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

Script: YAMATOYA Akatsuki 大和屋 暁
Storyboard: KASE Mitsuko 加瀬充子
Episode Director: 阿宮正和
Animation Director: NAKANISHI Mamiko 中西麻実子


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Master: NAKAJIMA Toshihiko
Wife: ICHIKI Minako
Villagers: MOCHIZUKI Kenichi, 井田国男


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 / 1 in all
No. of 'sit': 1 / 103 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 0 / 80 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 0 / 62 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 1 / 30 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 1 / 46 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 1 / 16 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 33 head thumps
0 / 1 head grinds
0 / 25 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [71 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 17 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 1 / 11 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 70.1% [61/87]


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

Preview from previous episode

The girl who was snatched to be a demon's bride, made a brave confession!

Shima I've already given my heart to Priest Miroku...

Nushi It's okay! I can forgive all your past! Let us enjoy a good life in the lake!

Sango, let me explain...!

Leave me alone! But...

Next on Inuyasha, "Priest Miroku's Past Mistake".

Sango... do you have so little faith in me?

InuYasha’s Jar

#161 Nushi [Giant Catfish] 主(大ナマズ) [ぬし おおナマズ]


It's fine, it's something from the past, right?


Shima I'm scared, Priest Miroku! (hugs Miroku)

I'm scared for a different reason...


You could have at least told me what was going on! Why...?

I took your trust for granted... I thought you'd understand even if I didn't tell you.


I'm not angry. Sorry about the interruption. (thinking: Die, idiot.)

(thinking) Her eyes were saying, "Die, you idiot."


Oddities and Other Notes



Did you notice…?

…when Shippo transformed as Sango, he used his bushy orange tail as Sango's hairband?

…Shippo stuffing something in his nose as the weather was too cold? Hence his voice in this part sounds a little nasal.

Freeze Frame Fun



Stephanie Wu
29 Aug 2008

I really love Shima.
I prefer her with Miroku. I mean, she met him first.


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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:  These two vowed to get married when the fight with Naraku ends. However, because of Miroku, that decision becomes complicated! Are you really okay with that, Sango?

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 ]

What's wrong, Jaken?

Rin has been kidnapped by demon!

The famous demon exterminator-monk has gone to save her.

But that monk hates demons. If he meets Sesshomaru, things might turn ugly...

Humans like that monk are no match! He'll be shredded to pieces by Sesshomaru!

I'm not afraid!

Next on Inuyasha, "Together with Lord Sesshomaru, Forever".

Lord Sesshomaru... if I die, please don't forget me!


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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