The Bond Between Them, Use the Sacred Jewel Shard! (Part 1) is the one hundred sixty-sixth episode of the InuYasha anime.
Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku and Sango hear from local villagers that the mountain demon was killed by bright shafts of light a few nights ago. When they arrive at the remains of the giant demon, Inuyasha smells humans nearby.
In a village, a demon is attacking. Three children defeat it, and cart away the remains. They take the remains to a temple.
Inuyasha and his friends hear of these ascetics that are slaying demons, and head off to find them. While they take a break, the children appear and attack. Inuyasha defeats them and the children run off.
Inuyasha and friends follow the children to their temple. The monk, Goryōmaru, comes out, and has a demonic arm. When hoards of demons attack, Inuyasha, Sango and Miroku assist Goryōmaru in defending the temple.
Miroku and Goryōmaru talk and the children admit they cannot tell good demons from bad. The monk offers them shelter for the night.
Kagura takes command of the demons that have gathered around the temple. She sends them in to attack, and Miroku, Sango and Inuyasha come out to battle. They see that the attacking demons are already dead. Miroku uses his Wind Tunnel, until the arrival of some Saimyōshō.
Kagura thinks the infant is hidden within the temple. Inuyasha heads after Kagura, demanding to know why she is attacking the temple.
Goryōmaru grabs Kagome as his demon arm will shoot at the demons will come.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- Opening Theme — ANGELUS — Best of Inuyasha II
- Villagers say Gakusaijin was killed — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
- Flashback to Gakusaijin giving Inuyasha crystals — The Hidden Well to the Sengoku Era (Kakushi Ido kara Sengoku Jidai e) — TV OST Vol. 1
- Disciples use cart to carry demon parts — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
- Inuyasha’s group sees that the ascetics are children — The Disaster at Mount Hakurei (Hakureizan no Ihen) — TV OST Vol. 3
- Kagura sees Gakusaijin died, Inuyasha’s group runs to the temple — Malice (Urami) — TV OST Vol. 3
- Goryōmaru kills the demons — Evil Spirits Desiring the Shikon no Tama (Shikon no Tama o Nerau Chimimōryō) — TV OST Vol. 1
- Children did not know Gakusaijin was innocent — Demon Brother Sesshōmaru (Yōkei Sesshōmaru) — TV OST Vol. 1
- Kagura’s demons wait outside the temple — Shōki — TV OST Vol. 2
- Kagura’s demons attack the temple — Hell Insects, Saimyōshō (Jigoku Mushi Saimyōshō) — TV OST Vol. 2
- Goryōmaru’s power returns — Tsubaki the Dark Miko (Kuromiko Tsubaki) — TV OST Vol. 2
- Ending Theme — Brand-New World — TV OST Vol. 1