The Single Arrow of Chaos is the one hundred forty-ninth episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Inuyasha and his friends hear of a holy being named Saint Hijiri, whom many have traveled to see as this Saint Hijiri can supposedly protect them.
  2. They encounter Hakudōshi and Entei once again and Inuyasha finds that he is unable to break through Hakudōshi's barrier, when suddenly a sacred arrow comes flying and breaks through Hakudōshi's barrier, much to everyone's shock; when they look back, the one who fired it is no longer there.
  3. Hakudōshi abandons Entei and retreats; Inuyasha lures the formidable horse demon into a cave and destroys it with his Bakuryūha; Inuyasha then examines the arrow fired by an unknown person, and, due to the arrow's great spiritual power, the group wonders if Saint Hijiri is actually Kikyō, who was thought to be dead.



Saint Hijiri shoots an arrow

Hakudōshi and Entei watch as Princess Abi's bird demons slaughter the inhabitants of a village. A few survivors leave after the bird demons have left.

Inuyasha, Kagome, Shippō, Sango and Miroku come upon the destroyed village. They decide they must find the nest for Princess Abi and her demons.

Rin and Jaken wait in a field for Sesshōmaru when Kagura arrives. When she finds Sesshōmaru gone, she departs, considering her options in her never-ending efforts to free herself from Naraku.

A woman awakens, surrounded by servants. She asks for her newborn child, saying he should be crying and she cannot hear him. The servants tell her that her son was stillborn, then all fall dead. Kanna and Kohaku enter, holding the other infant. Kanna assures the lady that her child is not dead, he is here.

Meanwhile, Inuyasha and companions continue to seek the nest of Princess Abi. Along the way, they encounter the survivors from the village. The survivors speak of the Holy One all the survivors of the local attacks are seeking. Realizing this is a set up, Inuyasha and his companions hurry to stop the inevitable attack.

Kagura and Hakudōshi delay Inuyasha and friends while Princess Abi and her demon birds attack the shrine where the locals have flocked. Inuyasha attacks Hakudōshi with his Red Tessaiga, but is unable to break Hakudōshi's barrier. But the Holy One shoots a sacred arrow and dispels Hakudōshi's barrier.

Inuyasha uses the opportunity to attack, but Kagura flees with Hakudōshi's head. Entei attacks Inuyasha, but is eventually defeated when Inuyasha uses his backlash wave.

Characters in Order of Appearance[]


  • Opening Theme — One Day, One Dream — Best of Inuyasha II
  • Recap of Naraku making a pact with Abi — Evil Demon, Naraku (Jayō Naraku) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Recap of Inuyasha fighting off the pterodactyl demons — Fight to the Death (Shitō) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Recap of Inuyasha’s Wind Scar not working since Abi has a barrier — Fang Sword, Tessaiga (Kiba no Ken Tessaiga) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Birds demons attack humans, Hakudōshi rides Entei — Shōki — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha’s group comes across another village attacked by Abi’s demons — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kagura thinks to herself that she needs to become free — Malice (Urami) — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Kanna takes villagers’ souls and tells woman her “infant” is still alive — Dead Soul (Shinidama) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Inuyasha’s group helps villagers travel — Mount Hakurei (Hakureizan) — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Bird demons attack but Inuyasha’s group intervenes — Hell Insects, Saimyōshō (Jigoku Mushi Saimyōshō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Hakudōshi confirms he tricked Inuyasha’s group — Hakudōshi — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Archer fires sacred arrow at Hakudōshi — Tsubaki the Dark Miko (Kuromiko Tsubaki) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Entei versus Inuyasha and Kirara — Attack (Shūgeki) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Entei in cave prepares fireball, Inuyasha uses Backlash Wave — Inuyasha’s Metamorphosis (Hengeshita Inuyasha) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha wonders who fired the sacred arrow — Trap (Wana) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Ending Theme — Brand-New World — Best of Inuyasha II