Divine Malice of the Saint (神々しい悪意の聖者) is the one hundred nineteenth episode of the InuYasha anime.
- Jakotsu attacks the still-human Inuyasha.
- Miroku and Sango continue through Mount Hakurei and encounter Hakushin, the monk who erected the barrier around the mountain at Naraku's behest.
- Inuyasha transforms back to his hanyō form after Miroku and Sango cause the barrier of Mount Hakurei to weaken.
Inuyasha has been turned human after being forced through the sacred barrier by Renkotsu, and Jakotsu fights him. Without his powers, Inuyasha is at a disadvantage, suffering many injuries from Jakotsu (who finds his human form more attractive than his demon form) and losing a lot of blood.
Miroku and Sango find Hakushin, and discover that he is undead. Hakushin tells them his story: He was always helping people out that were suffering from famine or disease, until he fell ill and became a living Buddha to protect the land. He was buried alive, and eventually died. Feeling regret and afraid of death at this point, his soul did not enter the afterlife, and was approached by Naraku, who told him to hate everyone and join him, thus resurrecting him in an undead form. Miroku and Sango fight Hakushin, who projects a barrier they cannot penetrate. Then Miroku uses Wind Tunnel, and is able to destroy Hakushin's barrier, but the sudden appearance of saimyosho prevents Miroku from absorbing Hakushin, who escapes.
With the sacred barrier around Mt. Hakurei destroyed, Inuyasha regains his powers, and Naraku's demons are able to enter the spot where Inuyasha and Jakotsu are fighting. After they kill some demons, Jakotsu injures Inuyasha with his sword, wrapping it around him and saying he only needs to make one motion with it to tear Inuyasha apart.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Differences from the manga
- In this episode Miroku puts sacred sutras on Sango's Hiraikotsu and she throws it at Hakushin's barrier. This is not in the manga.
- After all the times that Miroku has used his Wind Tunnel so far, this is the longest that he has held it open, and possibly the longest in the whole series.