Inuyasha: Final Act – 10

Inuyasha Kanketsu-hen Ep. 10
犬夜叉 完結編 Episode 10 Review
Inuyasha: Final Act – 10

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10Kanna ponders the death of Kagura while Naraku curses Kikyou for still afflicting him after her death. Meanwhile, Inuyasha’s group arrives at a village with lots of flowers and they are invited to rest. Inuyasha is suspicious and that night the flowers turn some of the villagers into Earth. The ruler, Ka-ou, is a youkai who feeds off of the misery of others but in turn gives the victim peace and turns them into soil for his flowers. Sensing Inuyasha’s pain over the loss of Kikyou, Ka-ou lures Inuyasha into a trap.

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10However, Kagome attempts to free Inuyasha and hearing her voice, Inuyasha awakes from his near death sleep and attacks Ka-ou. Since Kagome has removed the protective beads that Miroku gave her in order to bring down the barrier around Ka-ou’s mansion, Ka-ou senses her pain and as it is greater, he desires her. However, she’s not going for that and repeatedly attacks with her bow, firing hama-ya. Inuyasha finishes off Ka-ou and the group leaves.

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10In the meantime, Naraku has given Kanna new orders through Byakuya to go after Inuyasha’s group. She enters a lake with her mirror and a light emerges. Inuyasha’s group hears about this and goes to investigate. Arriving at the lake, they see it has turned into a giant mirror with Kanna’s mirror in the center. A giant made of crystal emerges and this is now Kanna’s mirror. The crystal giant forms its own Tessaiga and when Inuyasha attacks with a Kaze no Kizu, nothing happens. Kanna has the giant use the attack on Inuyasha. Inuyasha attempts a Kongousouha but again nothing. Kanna has the giant use the Kongousouha as Shippou races in to rescue Inuyasha and they retreat.

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10
Thoughts/Review:

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10I had forgotten about Kanna for some reason. I’d have to go back and look, but while I do remember Kanna wondering about Kagura’s death and subsequent freedom, I don’t remember her giant stopping to pick a flower. For some reason, I thought about the scene in the classic Frankenstein movie where the monster picks the flowers with the little girl.

Anyway, Kanna is another plot thread to resolve since all of Inuyasha: Final Act - 10Naraku’s detachments have to be dealt with before the story can be resolved.

I wonder if there is any emotional impact regarding Kanna thinking about Kagura. Will there be any emotional impact on those who’ve not read the manga when Kanna’s story is resolved? I ask because the speed at which things have been smoked through leaves little time for any emotional involvement.

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10Which takes me back to the Ka-ou story. In the manga, I felt the loss of Kikyou on not only Inuyasha, but the others. Here, the emotions did not feel real, but merely just characters going through the motions. That’s not to say the seiyuu aren’t doing their best, but there’s just no time for the emotion of things. As such, Inuyasha going through his grief didn’t hit me nor did Kagome going through her own trials. Kind of a shame, really.

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10I will say that the intermixing of the next story throughout the Ka-ou story did work well from a story flow perspective.

Well, onto the next episode…whenever that is. ^_^;;;

 

Inuyasha: Final Act - 10
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5 Responses to “Inuyasha: Final Act – 10”

  1. O-chan says:

    It’s kind of amusing how your blogging UY and Inuyasha: Final Act at the same time because these two are the bookends of Rumiko Takahashi’s presence in the anime industry.

    Personally, I trying to remarathon Inuysha (both anime and manga) from the beginning so I can go into “Final Act” with a better context of what’s going on. I kind of stopped watching the anime on a regular basis after the Band of Seven arc (which to me, was the peak of both the anime and manga) and have only caught the occasional episode in passing.

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    *lol* I hadn’t considered that, but you are right — I do have the current bookends (I tend to suspect that RIN-NE will turn into an anime at some point).

    I didn’t read the Band of Seven arc in the manga because I skipped a large number of volumes in order to proceed with the story after the Inuyasha anime concluded. I will say that this arc in the anime was were I started becoming frustrated with the anime as it seemed to take forever to do anything. I felt that the production team inserted filler into each episode to stretch it out.

    I should try to go back and read that arc in the manga though. I’m sure it was much better there than in the anime.

  3. BlackSun88 says:

    wow it reach here adi? the fight between inuyasha and kanna is really epic in the manga. i will definitely look forward to this ^^ kanna is actually my favourite villain (or does she counted as one?) in inuyasha… i wont spoil but aikz…. as far as i know, rinne is quite popular at japan too. that is quite a large chance that it will get animated too. lets look forward to that ^^

  4. O-chan says:

    I don’t even question if Rin-ne will get animated since just about every one of her works has been animated including short stories and smaller series. Final Act seems to be a placeholder until the new series goes into production because the earliest we’ll see an animated adaptation would probably be around 2012 or 2013.

  5. AstroNerdBoy says:

    When RIN-NE is adapted, I hope that the anime production team will take time off when they catch up with the manga and then pick things back up rather than catch up and feel the need to do filler, which usually isn’t very “filling.”

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