Hosenki and the Last Shard is the one hundred forty-fourth episode of the InuYasha anime.
- Inuyasha asks Myōga and Tōtōsai how he can return to the netherworld, since the Black Pearl can't be used again, and they tell him to find Hōsenki, the demon who created the Black Pearl, to help them create a path.
- When Inuyasha and his friends track down Hōsenki, they are met by his son and are told not only that has Hōsenki passed away, but it will take a hundred years for a new Black Pearl to be made.
- At Hakudōshi's request, Kagura informs Inuyasha and his friends of a way to enter the netherworld, in the Realm of Fire.
Learning the Black Pearl will no longer be able to transport him to his father's grave, Inuyasha asks Myōga and Tōtōsai how to get to the demon graveyard at the border to the netherworld. Myoga tells Inuyasha that he must first seek out Hosenki - the creator of the Black Pearl.
Inuyasha scales a cliff with his companions following behind, only to be confronted by Hakudoshi's blade as he crests the cliff. Hakudoshi taunts Inuyasha before mounting Entei and departing once again.
Inuyasha and his companions arrive at a lake where Myōga calls for Hosenki. A huge shell appears before them, and Hosenki's son greets them. He tells them that Hosenki died recently of old age, and used all the jewels that could have taken them to the border.
Hakudoshi sends Kagura on an errand.
As Inuyasha asks Myōga if there is any other way to enter the netherworld, Kagura appears. She informs Inuyasha that Hakudoshi is headed toward the Mountain in the Realm of Fire where a gateway leads to the border between worlds. She also says that Hakudoshi sent her to tell him where he is headed.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- In the manga, Hakudoshi never made an appearance to Inuyasha when he sought out Hosenki for a jewel to reach the Borderland. The part of Inuyasha and the other having to climb a cliff is just added to the episode to fill the time the episode takes up.