Looks like I am now over halfway in both my of season passes, since neither exactly have an even number of episodes, as far as I know. At the same time, that does not mean that both shows are ending any time soon. Today, I will be reviewing Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 7.
As I have given a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.
After Naraku absorbed Moryomaru and the infant back into his body, Kikyo tends to Miroku, who had sucked miasma. When her work is finished, Kikyo and Kohaku leave the camp, but not as peacefully as they thought. Kagome notices some spider webs. Kikyo also notices them, but is captured. Even though they do eventually find her though, Inuyasha and Kagome learned that Kikyo has been contaminated. Now, Kagome must purify Kikyo, but with the visions she saw, does she even want to save Kikyo?
I thought this was okay. Kikyo still does not seem to be willing to take a life, which further removes the fact that she seemed so willing to take Kohaku's shard early on. In fact, I also liked how she did not want Kohaku's shard to become defiled. I guess that is the reason why she was picked to possess the Shikon jewel. The action that fans expect is also still in tact, which is nice because I doubt the fans would like for elements to missing. Outside of that, I cannot really think of anything else good to say. The fact that Kikyo is still shown to not have turned evil, as well as the fact that the action is still present good adds some positive light to the episode.
Although the episode was decent there were certainly some issues. For example, it seems Kagome and Kikyo are the only ones to who see the jewel, but Inuyasha can all of the sudden see them at one point. This seems like the Yura incident with a slight difference. Speaking of which, I do not remember Inuyasha even seeing Yura's hair in the first anime, only Kaede and Kagome. Since Kagome did not shed any blood this time, how did Inuyasha even see the spider web? It does not seem to be explained, even though he sees it when the webs contaminate him. At least in the manga, we kind of figure out because Kikyo warns about the spider's web when Inuyasha gets near her and Inuyasha notices the web at that point. Unfortunately, I had to look this up on my own because the Inuyasha wiki is not as useful as Detective Conan World's wiki and I never collected the manga version, so like Bloody Monday Volume 8, I had to look at the scanlated version. There are other things missing from the manga already in this series too, but this is probably one of the episodes that are most negatively impacted by the cutting of some content from the manga counterpart. Another problem I had with this episode is that Kagome seems like an idiot. I do not really want to bring this up, but it must be said. Are girls Kagome's age really this dense? She spouts off how she has seen sides of Inuyasha that Kikyo never knew about. Yes, Kikyo has been dead for years, but that does not mean she knows any less of Inuyasha's true character than Kagome. Fortunately, Kagome does recognize this obvious fact, but she should have picked up on quicker. Because it does not really affect the episode or even the show, as far as I can either tell or remember, I will say that this is just an annoyance. While Kagome overlooking the obvious is just a minor annoyance, the fact that the details needed to realize that coming into contact with the spider webs allows one to see them did some damage.
Considering the issues and annoyances, this is definitely not worth watching, unless you are a fan of Inuyasha. I only recommend this to current fans of Inuyasha.
What are your thoughts on Inuyasha: The Final Act episode 7? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.
Use an app on your phone (e.g. Scan for Android) to capture the image above. If successful, you should be taken to the web version of this article.