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  • Audio Rating: NA
  • Video Rating: NA
  • Packaging Rating: NA
  • Menus Rating: NA
  • Extras Rating: NA
  • Age Rating: 13 and Up
  • Region: All Region DVD
  • Released By: Viz Media
  • Running time: 24
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Inu Yasha

Inu Yasha: Final Act Episode #22

Inu Yasha: Final Act Episode #22 Review

By Luis Cruz     March 05, 2010
Release Date: March 01, 2010

Inu Yasha Final Act
© Viz Media

Sesshomaru fans rejoice; you get your fair share of his scowling visage in his final fight with Magatsuhi.

What They Say
Inuyasha's heart is devoured by the Shikon Jewel's poison, and he turns into his demon form. He hurts Kagome, and the darkness in his heart takes control of him.

The Review!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With the climax of the series rapidly approaching, one would think the battles inside Naraku would be building in intensity. However, there is only one sequence with any real weight to it, and this happens early in the episode. Our heroes have been scattered throughout the black innards of Naraku and face their own deadly challenges.

Naraku treats Miroku and Sango to a glimpse of what will happen to Miroku if his wind tunnel is not closed. This disturbs Sango enough to distract her from an attack, one only stopped by Miroku's wind tunnel. This tears it open even further, and Miroku realizes that this is where he and Sango must part. He cannot risk having his tunnel consume her as well.

This was a solid emotional moment in the story, one that brings gravity to the final end game. Miroku's life and Sango's love are at stake; you want them to live happily ever after. However, the rest of the story is rather lackluster and features Magatsuhi invading Inu Yasha's body to fight Sesshomaru.

Sesshomaru fans get plenty of scowling action and his final vengeance against the former evil spirit of the Sacred Jewel. Also of note is Kohaku, Shippo, and Jaken entering Naraku. Other than Miroku, there is no sense of immediate danger, just the usual traps and tricks Naraku plays before the heroes confront him. Can we just skip to the final battle?

In Summary:
While Sesshomaru fans will love the time given to him in this episode, it is the brief moment where Miroku decides to leave Sango that has any real emotional impact. The end is looming, but the story is doing little else to build a sense of anticipation and excitement for the final confrontation.

Japanese 2.0 Language, English Subtitles


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