02-21-2009 10:49 PM
actually yeah I have it programed right now on ep so it can last but I still stay up
and watch it then watch it again the next day Incase i missed anything
02-21-2009 10:53 PM - edited 02-21-2009 10:57 PM
02-21-2009 11:02 PM - edited 02-21-2009 11:03 PM
when Miroku promisses a young girl he would marry her she was 11 years old the episode
takes place 3 years later Kagome says to herself "wow things were a lot different back then"
this also happens almost in all the eps...highlight please
02-21-2009 11:05 PM
02-22-2009 02:14 PM - edited 04-06-2011 10:26 PM
The Kagome-Inuyasha-Kikyo love triangle has now become a quadrangle.
By episode 20, Inuyasha is aware that he is caught between 2 women, Kagome & Kikyo. But. They're the same woman. Or are they? Kagome is Kikyo's reincarnation. But. They're different. Kagome has a totally different personality. It's confusing for the poor guy.
What he is beginning to learn now is that Kikyo was caught between 2 men, Onigumo & himself. She did not return Onigumo's love, if that's what it was; but she still allowed Inuyasha to become the object of Onigumo's jealousy. That was a big mistake on her part.
Inuyasha was unaware of his "rival" and totally unprepared for the form of deadly conflict he would be thrust into because of this.
So, now we have 2 men after the same woman & 2 women in love with one of the men.
Inuyasha loves both women differently. His love for Kikyo is colored at first with regret over her death and will soon be colored with guilt as well. He sees himself as the cause of her death. The intensity of the passion he felt for her will always be tempered by her real betrayal - the lie she told by keeping Onigumo's existence a secret.
Because Kikyo paid for her mistake with her life, Inuyasha will desire revenge and more. He will do everything in his power to protect the woman he loves from sharing the same fate. Moreover, that guilt will affect the decisions he makes from now on.
On Kikyo's side, her reactions to Kagome are more similar to Onigumo's. She will try to destroy her rival, either directly, or indirectly by failing to aid her when she is in trouble.
Kagome is at the opposite end of the scale. Partly because she comes from a time when more is known of psychology, she is aware of her negative feelings and accepts them as something that is normal & must be tolerated rather than as something that will dictate her actions or change her innermost personality. Hence, she rejects them as wrong, but unavoidable & natural. They are no reason for her to abandon her normal beliefs or behave differently.
Naraku, on the other hand, wastes no time setting Kikyo against Inuyasha. He only desired Inuyasha's death, but did not bargain on Kikyo's dedication to keeping the Shikon jewel pure. He is a master manipulator and uses his knowledge of personalities to create conflict. His plans are meticulous and contain many backup scenarios to ensure their success. Yet, he is constantly thwarted by the unexpected. Kikyo chose to die rather than allow the jewel to fall into evil hands. In the present, Inuyasha's determination & the Tessaiga thwart his plan to destroy the forest &, with it, Inuyasha's companions.
He uses lies, trickery, & cunning to get others to do his dirty work. In Western culture, these are the traits ascribed to Satan, the devil. Here the true villian of the piece is finally revealed. Inuyasha now has a goal: to avenge Kikyo's death by destroying Naraku and, in the process, collect all the jewel shards Kagome saw on him.
Interesting that "love" & jealousy are at the core of all that has happened so far.
02-22-2009 03:40 PM - edited 02-22-2009 03:43 PM
Some things to note in this episode:
Kagome says she isn't interested in Inuyasha; but he is all she thinks about in school & on a date with Hojo. She is angry that he has not come for her. She is most concerned that he is too seriously injured, or even dead. This confirms that she is definitely in love with Inuyasha at this point.
When the battle starts in the feudal era and Shippo grabs the shard that Inuyasha dropped, it is early morning, a little past dawn. When Kagome senses the shard in the Well a short time later, it is early afternoon and she is late for her date with Hojo. There seems to be an unexplained offset in time that was never brought up before. Until now, it always seemed to be about the same time of day in both eras. (Possible blooper?)
We also see Inuyasha reaffirm that he will do anything to keep Kagome from getting involved in his dangerous battles. It is definite on his side also. He loves Kagome enough to give her up rather than put her in danger. He also abruptly abandons battle to run to her side.
It is interesting to see the half-demon Inuyasha's reaction to Kagome's concern. In episode 13, we saw human Inuyasha's reaction of surprise at her concern that led to a rather romantic moment between them. Here, as a half-demon, his initial reaction is surprise (again) and mental caring, but he covers up very quickly with anger & starts an argument. It seems that the pattern is set. Their arguments have become an extension of their caring for one another.
Also note how Inuyasha's strength multiplies as soon as he catches her scent. He downs Royakan with one punch when he could barely move before; and after his second blow to Royakan with that heavy tree, he shows no fatigue at all.
The indestructible robe of the fire-rat is the only article of Inuyasha's clothing that is damaged by Naraku's miasma. It totally dissolves while his plain linen shirt & "ordinary" pants are untouched. It can be presumed that Naraku has somehow miasma-proofed his own clothing, but Inuyasha's? No explanation is ever offered as to why this happens. PS: after the introduction & title card of the next episode, the robe is miraculously back.
There has presumably been a considerable gap in time between the end of episode 21 & the start of episode 22. Judging by how slowly Inuyasha was healing from his brother's poison wounds, at least 1-2 weeks have passed since the Royakan battle. Inuyasha bears no marks on his face any longer & the wound marks in his clothing have cleared up. It seems that Kagome had been in modern Japan for over a week before getting back, based on statements made by her & her grandfather, and Inuyasha's healing progressed little in that time.
A new ending theme is introduced with this episode. Here are a few freeze-frame items: Scott McNeil is credited with Koga's voice even though the character has yet to appear, and near the very end of the credits Sesshomaru touches his mokomoko fur WITH HIS LEFT HAND. However, when we see him flying a short time later, his left arm is missing.
02-22-2009 05:14 PM
What do you think Sesshomaru was thinking when he touches his Mokomoko does
he remember his father's uniform and tries to resemble himself to his father "The great dog demon"
As we know He really doesn't have that much feelings for other's, Yet this is a peek at things
23. Kagome's voice and Kikyo's kiss
24. Enter Sango, the Demon Slayer
02-22-2009 06:51 PM
02-22-2009 08:12 PM
02-22-2009 09:03 PM
02-22-2009 09:36 PM
In episode 22, we also get a look at Inuyasha's true character. The boy has principles. He gets upset that they are enjoying a sumptuous meal because of Miroku's lies. He feels that they did not properly earn it.
He is also somewhat reserved. When Kagome leans on him because she is afraid, he gets embarrassed & upset. (Well, he really likes her a lot, but is trying to be a gentleman & keep his distance.)
He is still playing the hard nosed demon, but winds up being the one who helps everyone.
Kagome calls him a saint in this episode more than once.
lol that is true he is a saint in a way
02-22-2009 09:44 PM
02-22-2009 09:52 PM
yup and remember that is the InuYasha that we know said that Kikyo looked cuter lol
The same way he said he hated Kagome's scent... and we all know that was a lie.
02-22-2009 09:55 PM
02-22-2009 10:45 PM
02-23-2009 07:52 PM
I was watching the replay on my vsr "Naraku's true Identity revealed" when Naraku was
telling the story on how he made InuYasha and Kikyo despise one another I noticed a snake
in a tree and then falling into the river what do you think that meant, was that a metaphore
for saying Naraku did that as being a snake as we know Naraku means "hell" and Unigumo
means "demon spider" so that ain't a sing of his name..
02-23-2009 08:04 PM - edited 02-23-2009 08:06 PM
I always wondered about the snake. I remember my first impression was "Garden of Eden". But that wasn't Japanese. I still wonder if it might be a christian reference, though, because so many religions in Japan have merged and borrowed elements from one another.
ChatMan has studied some of this & might know more. But his PC is broken right now. (See his post excerpt at the top of this page.)
02-23-2009 08:11 PM
02-23-2009 08:21 PM
Hey Mat did make a good point there, Also I observed the ending theme from the
Saturday line up and yeah it does look like a bloober....
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