Anime Review: Inuyasha: The Final Act Episode 6

November 13, 2012


I know that I am covering this a bit late, but I do not remember promising anything about reviewing exactly the day after premiering on Neon Alley. However, since I finished the books I ordered from Barnes & Noble, I can finally cover the latest episodes of my season passes. Today, I will be reviewing Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 6.

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


Moryomaru is not the only one seeking out other demons. Naraku is on the move as well. When Inuyasha and the gang encounter him, they also find a tree that not only consumes demons and humans, but can also pierce through Naraku's barrier. However, instead of being consumed by the tree, Naraku consumes the tree first. Since he was not after Inuyasha's group, there must be another reason for him to go after the demon tree.


This was quite interesting, but I cannot say that I liked it. The episode itself had the action that fans expect, which is nice and shows some consistency, unlike Kodansha's releases. Naraku shows that he truly is a devil that kills traitors. Then again, I think that he was always portrayed that way, since the beginning. It was also nice that Kikyo did not all of the sudden became heartless, like she was portrayed in episode 2. After all, she did not take Kohaku's jewel right off the bat. She also was not willing to kill Koga for his jewel shards. At the same time, Koga's life is not connected to his jewel shards, like Kohaku's. I also liked how Koga was not willing to run away for his own sake. There are definitely things that one should run from, but running away because there is no benefit in pursing further is an act of greed. Koga's motivation, on the other hand, can also be said to be an act of greed as well, since it is mainly for revenge. Another nice thing present here was that Moryomaru and the infant experienced the consequences of being overconfident. I have warned on this blog that Assumptions, second guessing, and overlooking the obvious are all the biggest mistake we, as humans, make, but there is a fourth and it is root of the other three, in many cases. That fourth biggest mistake is overconfidence. There are many forms of it that can affect anyone, but the most of what we see of it is from the so-called experts of the entertainment industry and those with too much experience. Here, Moryomaru and the infant were overconfident to the point that they thought they could consume Naraku. Having spawned from Naraku, it was obvious that he could continue living after being consumed by an incarnation. After all, they are more like his flesh and blood than a child that a man and woman bore together. Because they did not realize this, they both lost without a fight. The fact that the action fans expect did not disappear and that Kikyo did not become heartless, as well as Koga not worrying about his own life over those he lost and that Moryomaru and the infant made the fourth biggest mistake humans make all generate some good for this episode.


Although it was good, there are certainly issues. However, as I cannot think of anything I have not complained about already with previous episodes, I will just say there is nothing worth mentioning.

Considering that things seem to be going to, this was worth watching. I recommend this to only current fans of Inuyasha.

What are your thoughts on Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 6? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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