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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: 25
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Inu Yasha

Inu Yasha: Final Act Episode #25

Inu Yasha: Final Act Episode #25 Review

By Luis Cruz     March 24, 2010
Release Date: March 22, 2010


Inu Yasha Final Act
© Viz Media

We are now one episode from the finale, and Kagome gets a glimpse of what her life could be, if she makes one wish.

What They Say
Naraku heads for the Bone Eater's Well and vanishes! Before disappearing, Naraku makes his last wish for Kagome, injured at the hands of Byakuya, to be swallowed into Meido, the Path to the Underworld.

The Review!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Thoughts Fall Short... I can think of no better summary for this entire series. The thoughts certainly fell short building the climax of this series. Only one episode remains, but the story has no tension behind it. After a brief battle with Naraku, he dies but makes a final wish upon the Jewel.

This wish sucks Kagome into the Path to the Underworld and removes the Bone Eater's Well, severing the link between past and present. Inu Yasha does the sensible thing and opens his own path to the Underworld to find her. The bulk of the episode is a bland look into what Kagaome's life would be if she never came to the Feudal Era.

Apparently, this is the wish the Jewel wants her to make, or is it? Inu Yasha learns from some demons that the Jewel has trapped her inside it. She will fight the demons until someone else uses the Jewel for evil. Anyone else confused by the lack of the "Good Spirit" mentioned a few episodes prior in all of this?

There were times the series had interesting plot points and character growth. However, it rarely capitalized on these opportunities, and now we are just listlessly trudging towards an ending.

In Summary:
This is the next to last episode, and I cannot think of one reason why you would need to watch it. The plot points seem overly contrived, and the episode was outright boring. At best, I can say you get an early glimpse of Miroku without his Wind Tunnel.

Features
Japanese 2.0 Language, English Subtitles

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