Anime Review: Inuyasha: The Final Act Episode 12

December 22, 2012


I guess we are all glad that the world did not end yesterday, which I have expressed doubt about before. After all, if it had, I would have only been able to cover the final episode of Un-Go, which I expressed a strong dislike for already. Nice thing though is that only one more video, at most, remain in both of my season passes after this weekend. Today, I will be reviewing Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 12.

As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.


Sango and Miroku have embarked on a demon slaying mission, leave Inuyasha and the gang behind. However, the situation turns out to be quite difficult for both of them, even though they are experienced at fighting demons. In order to save Sango, Miroku uses his Wind Tunnel. Sango sacrifices Hiraikotsu to save Miroku. Now, they seek a way to repair Hiraikotsu and head off to see a demon sage.


This was pretty enjoyable. It was not any different from any other episode, but considering the fact that I had sat through a terrible episode yesterday, it should be understandable. Both the action and the humor fans expect, which is nice. I am really glad that at least one show is doing something right. No matter what medium one uses for entertainment, people want to be entertained and actually feel something for the characters, which I am experiencing more with this show, granted the characters are not introduced well enough for newcomers. I liked how Sango told the demons that made up her weapon of choice that she could not sacrifice Miroku for them. This seems to pretty much point out that Sango does indeed have strong feelings for the monk. This should not really be that surprising though. After all, Sango does get jealous of Miroku being with other girls and complains a lot about his lecherous habits in the first anime. Not sure about you guys, but being jealous of somebody not being with you does not really make sense, unless one has strong feelings for that person. Even Jimmy got jealous in episode 6 of Detective Conan (Case Closed) because Rachel went on a date with somebody other than him. Another thing that was nice was the fact that Inuyasha did not want Miroku to take the medicine meant to take away his pain because of the side effects. I would not expect any less of Inuyasha because he has so far cared deeply for each of his friends, as their bonds deepened. Somebody who pushes one towards his or her own death cannot really be considered a friend. It was also nice that Kagome has not screamed out Inuyasha's name on a constant basis for a while. Yes, there has not been that much fighting for the first half of this series, but there have been numerous occasions in the first anime where it would not be long before Kagome started screaming Inuyasha's name. I also found it funny that Miroku wants to keep Kagome and Sango in the dark about his condition because he does not want to be saved by a female. Human pride is pitiful, is it not? Can anyone really say that their speed, strength, and intellect are actually balanced out enough to take care of any situation under the sun? We were meant to rely on each other's strengths to overcome difficulties. After all, I did say in my review of Cage of Eden Volume 5 that we cannot choose who helps us out in situations where survival is necessary, only whether or not we do get help. Because of this, being rescued by the weaker sex is not really a bad thing, especially in Inuyasha's case, with how often Kagome has to come to Inuyasha's aid whenever he ends up becoming a victim of illusions or something. Outside of that, I cannot really think of anything else to say. The fact that it is revealed that Miroku and Sango have shown undeniable proof that they indeed have feelings for each other, not wanting to lose the other, as well as the fact that both humor and action are present certainly shines a positive light.


Although I liked the episode, there are certainly some issues. However, as I cannot really think of any bad to say, as this show has already been confirmed to not be for newcomers, I will say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that there is nothing to complain about, this was definitely worth watching. I recommend this to only current fans of Inuyasha.

What are your thoughts on Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 12? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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