Anime Review: Inuyasha: The Final Act Episode 22

March 4, 2013


Well, this is certainly good news. I am not only dealing with the final four episodes on FUNimation's second season of Detective Conan (Case Closed), which is delayed due to today's post and family visiting the past few days, but I also approached the final five episodes of Inuyasha: The Final Act. Unfortunately, I cannot cover the final five at a quick rate like I can Detective Conan (Case Closed). Today, I will be reviewing Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 22.

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


After having entered Naraku's body, Sesshomaru is on the hunt for Rin and Inuyasha's group becomes separated. While separated, everyone is tempted by darkness to run away or be lured into a trap. Inuyasha, however, gets taken over by Magatsuhi and engages in battle with Sesshomaru. Now, Sesshomaru is determined to put an end to Magatsuhi.


Considering how nothing really happened last episode, I enjoyed this one. As should be the case with this series, there are finally battles. On the other hand, there really only seems to be two going on in this episode. The best two though was Inuyasha's intenal struggle with Magatsuhi, during the course of the battle between Inuyasha and Sesshomaru. It really seemed the struggle we have every day between doing what is right and giving into the darkness of our own greed. On the other hand, unlike fighting a spirit that is trying to control us, which Inuyasha is fighting against, that darkness comes from within us and may result from us wanting to be part of a crowd. It was also nice that Inuyasha was somewhat under control when he encountered Rin. After all, unlike Kagome, who seems to have been pretty useless in many episodes, Rin really cannot do much to defend herself. I guess that is why committing violent against children make the criminal look far worse than an ordinary murderer. It showed that Magatsuhi had not overcome Inuyasha, which was certainly a good indicator that his mind was still quite strong, even without hearing Kagome scream his name so often. I sure wish that he could do so without her doing that because it really got annoying when Kagome continually became the damsel in distress. I also liked how Miroku left Sango alone. Maybe it would not normally be something that would be viewed as a good thing, but considering that both Miroku and Sango could hear Miroku's Wind Tunnel, it would be like allowing two pieces on a checkers board to be taken by the opponent without some way of making the two pieces into a sacrifice in taking the opponent's piece. One may be easy enough to lose, but losing two pieces may bring a quicker end to the game. In this case, if Miroku got drawn into his own Wind Tunnel, like his father was shown to have been in this episode, though it was an illusion and not a true flashback, Sango would have been drawn in with it, if she stayed with Miroku. Besides, if both a mother and father knew they would need to do something that would result in their own deaths, they would leave the child behind so that they are the only ones who die, while their child gets live a bit longer. Another nice thing was that even though the series is drawing to a close, there was certainly some humor, which makes things somewhat not so serious that one would expect, but it does not really ruin things at all. The fact that Inuyasha is not so weak and that Miroku left Sango side so that he would be the only one die from his Wind Tunnel, as well as the fact that the struggle between Inuyasha and Magatsuhi was interesting, certainly made this a good episode.


Although I liked the episode, there were definitely some issues. However, since I cannot really think of anything that fans of the series do not really care about, I will have to say that there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that I could not think of anything bad to say about the episode, as well as the fact that this seems to have a final battle feel, I would have to say that this was definitely worth watching. I recommend this to only current fans of Inuyasha.

What are your thoughts on Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 22? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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