episode 165

The Greatest Clue to Defeating Naraku

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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: NISHIZAWA Susumu 西澤 晋
Episode Director: TOBA Satoshi 鳥羽 聡
Animation Director: SAKUMA Shinichi 佐久間信一


Inuyasha: Kappei Yamaguchi
Kagome: Satsuski Yukino
Shippo: Kumiko Watanabe
Miroku: Kouji Tsujitani
Sango: Houko Kuwashima
Demon: SAIZEN Tadahisa


Sacred Jewel fragment: 0 / 1 in all
No. of 'sit': 0 / 103 in all
‘Kaze no Kizu!’: 2 / 82 in all
‘Iron-Reaver, Soul-Stealer!’: 1 / 63 in all
‘Kazaana!’: 1 / 32 in all
‘Hiraikotsu!’: 1 / 48 in all
‘Will you bear my child?’: 0 / 16 in all
Inuyasha’s abuse of Shippo:
0 / 37 head thumps
0 / 1 head grinds
0 / 25 kicks
0 / 4 tail-grabbing
0 / 2 throws
0 [75 in all]
‘I must be strong!’ 0 / 17 in all
Miroku's groping of Sango: 0 / 11 in all
Kagome's arrow hit percentage: 70.5% [62/88]


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

Preview from previous episode

Kikyo, who learned of Naraku's secret, is lured into a trap.

Since our parting in Mount Hakurei, how have you been, Kikyo? Why do you look so shocked to see me?

I actually couldn't sense him creeping up behind me... what's going on?

Naraku, don't you run!

Kikyo, Naraku, Inuyasha and us, all entangled, shall all converge here! Next on Inuyasha, "The Greatest Clue to Defeating Naraku".

Inuyasha, to defeat Naraku... there's only one way.

InuYasha’s Jar

#165 Gakusanjin 岳山人 [がくさんじん]


Oddities and Other Notes



Hakudoushi tells Kohaku to go help Kagura. The Japanese voice talent made a mistake as it is supposed to be Kanna and not Kagura.

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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:  There is one way to defeat Naraku. Now, Kikyo and Naraku, and Inuyasha are destined to gather here!

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 ]

Naraku, who is after Kikyo and Sesshomaru... the only way to defeat him is to find his heart!

Is Kagura, who has betrayed Naraku, trying to tell us where his heart is?

But we were lured into the stomach of a demon instead!

I want all of you to melt in this demon... leaving only the Sacred Jewel fragment.

Whether we'll live or die... this is the final battle! Next on Inuyasha, "The Bond Between the Two — Use the Shikon Shard!"

Kagome, please! I need your support!


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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