Juromaru and Kageromaru is the forty-sixth episode of the InuYasha anime.

Synopsis

  1. Two more powerful incarnations of Naraku appear, Jūrōmaru and Kagerōmaru.
  2. Inuyasha and Kōga battle them; they are ultimately able to defeat the incarnations.
  3. Kagome decides to return to the modern era after having yet another argument with Inuyasha about Kōga.

Summary

Koga asks Inuyasha where Naraku is. Inuyasha says he doesn't know, otherwise he wouldn't be wasting time fighting his incarnations. Koga searches for Naraku on his own, and eventually finds him. Naraku sends his fourth incarnation, Juromaru, after him, shackled with restraints and a mask. Despite this, Juromaru gains the upper hand, causing Koga to run.

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When Inuyasha picks up Naraku's scent and arrives at the scene, Naraku removes Juromaru's shackles, and Juromaru beheads Naraku, which turns out to be another of his puppets. Inuyasha fights Juromaru, and then a fifth incarnation, Kageromaru, appears from Juromaru's gut and impales Inuyasha, eating some of his innards. Kageromaru says he and Juromaru answer to no one, not even Naraku. Before Kageromaru can attack Kagome, Koga returns, realizing the danger to Kagome, and kicks him away.

Inuyasha and Koga fight Juromaru and Kageromaru, at a disadvantage as Tessaiga is still heavy, and Koga is wounded in the leg. When Kageromaru attacks Kagome again, Inuyasha is briefly able to wield Tessaiga light to protect her, and cuts his arm off. Kageromaru hides in the ground, but Sango uses Miroku's staff to poison the ground, forcing Kageromaru out. Eventually Inuyasha destroys Kageromaru and Juromaru with Wind Scar.

Inuyasha and Koga get into a fight over Koga getting in the way of Inyuasha's Wind Scar, to which Koga thought Inuyasha was going to kill him and Inuyasha says he knew Koga was fast enough to avoid it but will kill him if he gets in his way again. Kagome breaks up the fight, using the Sit command to force the wounded Inuyasha to the ground, while acting friendly towards Koga. After Koga leaves, Inuyasha gets jealous of Koga and argues with Kagome again, and Kagome decides to return home.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Trivia

  • This is the first time Inuyasha and Kōga fight an enemy together.
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