The Tragic Love Song of Destiny (Part 1)

Episode 147

InuYasha Season 6 - Episode 9

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Episode information


Meguriau Mae no Sadame no Koi Uta (Zenpen)




One Day, One Dream




Original Airdate

April 19, 2004

English Airdate

May 24, 2006 (Adult Swim)


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The Tragic Love Song of Destiny (Part 1) is the one hundred forty-seventh episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Kikyō's past as a miko is revealed: when she was given the Shikon jewel to protect and purify and first met Inuyasha.



The Tragic Love Song of Destiny, Part 1

Kaede tells a story of Kikyō, recalling a battle from her youth when her sister fought at the side of another priestess, Tsubaki.

The story continues, telling how Sango's village of recovered the Shikon no Tama and began a search for a priestess.

Kikyō tells Kaede that Tsubaki's warning, was acturly a curse. Should she ever fall in love, she'd die a violent death.

We see Kikyō receive the Jewel of Four Souls from the demon hunters, and the resulting influx of demons that attack her.

We see the initial meeting of Kikyō and a dark-haired Inuyasha. Inuyasha learns of the Sacred Jewel and begins to pester Kikyō for it. Instead of slaying him as she did so many other demons, time and again Kikyō leaves Inuyasha alive.

Kaede tells how Kikyō at this time began paying more attention to her appearance. Kikyō and Inuyasha drew closer to each other. Kikyō created a subjugation necklace for Inuyasha, but chose not to use it.



(After each were unknowingly deceived by Naraku)
Kikyō: I believed in you! I trusted you.
Inuyasha: I never doubted you. Not even for a minute. But you deceived me!

(Dying from Kikyō's arrow.)
Inuyasha: Am I going to die like this? I guess that’s ok. Kikyō, even though it ended like this. I still lo-.