The Secret of the Pure Light is the one hundred eighth episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Kikyō meets a doctor named Suikotsu who is taking care of children in a village; she notices that he is dead, and has a shard of the Shikon no Tama in his neck, though she notes that the shard is completely pure, to her confusion.
  2. Inuyasha and his friends soon find them, and they immediately believe Suikotsu to be a member of the Shichinintai, though he has no recollection of what they are speaking about.
  3. Not long after Inuyasha arrives, the Shichinintai do appear, and instruct Suikotsu to join them once again.
  4. At first Suikotsu does not understand what they mean, but after Jakotsu slashes him with his blade, Suikotsu's whole persona changes and he grabs one of the children from the village by the throat, introducing himself as "Suikotsu, of the Band of Seven."



Suikotsu and Kikyō

While Kikyō, intrigued, stay near Doctor Suikotsu to unravel the mystery of the purity of his Shikon shard, Inuyasha sits by a fire with his friends, swearing he will kill each and every one of the band of seven. When he meets Suikotsu, he pegs him at once as one of the seven, due to the characteristic graveyard scent, but his manners are so different from those expected of a murderous mercenary, young children make him a shield of their bodies. Miroku tells Inuyasha to desist, saying that maybe there is a mistake. Kagome is unsure, due to the purity of the shard. Farther away, the remaining members of the band of seven attack the village. Suikotsu rushes to the help of the villagers, joined by Kikyō. The band tells Suikotsu to "snap out of it", which he doesn't seem to understand, until Jakotsu hurts him, spilling blood over him. To the astonishment of Inuyasha, his friends and Kikyō, he then attacks the children, entirely transformed, and introduce himself as Suikotsu of the band of seven, seemingly with a personality disorder.

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Characters in Order of Appearance[]


  • Opening Theme — Grip! — Best of Inuyasha II
  • Kikyō talks about her path — Kikyō’s Heart (Kikyō no Kokoro) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Miroku talks about which Band of Seven members are dead and alive — Attack (Shūgeki) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Suikotsu has nightmare about his split personality — Tsubaki the Dark Miko (Kuromiko Tsubaki) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Kikyō wonders why Suikotsu’s shard is so pure — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kagome directs Inuyasha to the jewel shard’s presence — Inuyasha’s Metamorphosis (Hengeshita Inuyasha) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha confronts Suikotsu, old man recalls the execution of the Band of Seven — Evil Spirits Desiring the Shikon no Tama (Shikon no Tama o Nerau Chimimōryō) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Inuyasha charges at Suikotsu — Hell Insects, Saimyōshō (Jigoku Mushi Saimyōshō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Ginkotsu attacks the village — Struggle of Hatred (Zōtō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Renkotsu wants Suikotsu to return to his evil self — Ryūkotsusei Resurrected (Yomigaeru Ryūkotsusei) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha and co. arrive at the attacked village — Shōki — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Renkotsu breathes fire — Fierce Fighting (Gekitō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Jakotsu and Ginkotsu attack Suikotsu — Fight to the Death (Shitō) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Jakotsu slices Suikotsu — Inuyasha’s Metamorphosis (Hengeshita Inuyasha) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Suikotsu’s evil side overtakes him — Ryūkotsusei Resurrected (Yomigaeru Ryūkotsusei) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Ending Theme — Shinjitsu no Uta — TV OST Vol. 3