Onigumo's Heart Still Beats Within Naraku is the forty-seventh episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Kikyō confronts Naraku, who had been spying on her; Kikyō surmises that it's because Naraku still has Onigumo's heart beating within him, and bears feelings towards her.
  2. In an effort to destroy her, Naraku unleashes a Giant Shinidamachū, and it begins to devour every soul around it, including the souls inhabiting Kikyō's body.
  3. In her weakened state, Kikyō stumbles upon Inuyasha. Inuyasha vows to protect her from Naraku, he says that he won't allow Naraku to have her, stating that his life is hers, and hers is his as well.
  4. Kagome returns to the Feudal Era, and witnesses Inuyasha with Kikyō together, hearing the whole thing.


In Kaede's Hut, Inuyasha and the others recover from their battle with Jūrōmaru and Kagerōmaru. Kaede is bandaging Inuyasha's injuries. As Kagome starts to leave she tells Inuyasha that she is now back home. Inuyasha angrily tells Kagome to be quiet and just go already. Kaede tells Inuyasha and Kagome that they are fighting every time Kagome returns here. Kagome happily tells Kaede that she's leaving it to her before she angrily leaves. Shippō asks Inuyasha that he's going to let Kagome go. Inuyasha tells Shippō who cares. Shippō angrily runs after Kagome. As Kagome walks to the Bone-Eater's Well, she angrily calls Inuyasha a jerk as she only stops him because she was worried about his injuries. Shippō calls out to Kagome as he continues to run after her. When Kagome reached the Bone-Eater's Well, she noticed Shippō and calls out to him. Shippō climbs on the Bone-Eater's Well and tells Kagome to please be patient as this is Inuyasha's usual jealousy. In a flashback, Kōga tells a nervous Kagome that she's his woman. Shippō tells Kagome that Inuyasha is small-minded so he ends up taking Kōga's words to heart and he's a pitiful fellow with no self-confidence and because he's so in love with her. Kagome thanks Shippō and tells him that she's just going for medicine and bandages and she'll be right back but don't tell Inuyasha that. ShIppō becomes surprised. Kagome tells Shippō it's good to make Inuyasha worry sometimes before she winks at him. Shippō tells Kagome that he got it and to come back soon. Kagome agrees with Shippō before she leaves into the Bone-Eater's Well.

Kikyō is at the temple where she is helping the injured soldiers when she senses Naraku and walks in his direction. Kikyō asks Naraku what does he want. Naraku says to Kikyō that she is sharp as usual. Kikyō tells Naraku of course she would notice him and it's not just today as he's come to spy on her countless times then notices he seem to be concerned about her. Naraku scoffs at Kikyō. Kikyō tells Naraku that seems to be concerned about her before she laughs at him. Naraku asks Kikyō what was so funny. Kikyō tells Naraku that he cannot help but be concerned about her because Onigumo's heart beats strong within himself. Naraku knows this as well as Kikyō does, but he doesn't want to go into it and disappears. Kikyō now knows Naraku is gone before she leaves.

In the modern era, Kagome arrives at the Higurashi House to see Grandpa, Sōta, and Mama Higurashi were having breakfast and greets them. Grandpa and Sōta were shocked as they called out to Kagome. Mama Higurashi greets Kagome and asks her if she wants to eat or take a bath. Kagome yawns before she tells Mama Higurashi a bath. Mama Higurashi hugs Kagome and tells her that she looks so tired and she'll run her a bath right now. Kagome thanks Mama Higurashi. Mama Higurashi leads Kagome out of the room and tells her to put down her bag. Grandpa Higurashi asks Sōta was that really a conversation between parent and child. Sōta tells Grandpa Higurashi more like a wife with her husband back from a business trip. Grandpa Higurashi agrees with Sōta. After she takes a bath, Kagome is blow-drying her hair while Grandpa Higurashi and Sōta are at the door. Grandpa Gigurashi asks Kagome how long was she staying this time. Kagome tells Grandpa Higurashi that she'll take a nap then leave. Kagome asks Sōta can he get her the bandages and ointments. Sōta complies with Kagome. Later, Kagome lays in her cozy bed and says it's so nice to be in a bed and she'll make Inuyasha worry a tiny bit before she falls asleep.


In his castle, Naraku thinks about what Kikyō said of her saying he cannot help but be concerned about her because Onigumo's heart beats strong within himself and thinks to himself that a woman like that can be killed off anytime but the reason he can't is that because the heart of Onigumo who so desired Kikyō still beats within him as Onigumo's heart. a brigand and he was unable to move yet he let his desire for Kikyō run wild and he offered his body to countless yōkai and birthed as himself and it's that foolish mortal heart the as it's the heart that still lusts after Kikyō still beats within his body. Naraku realizes as it is absurd and Kikyō belittles him as he is 'Naraku' not Onigumo and now that he has the Sacred Jewel nearly whole he finds Onigumo's heart useless and unnecessary before he uses the Sacred Jewel to summon a giant red Soul Collector rises from a lake nearby and it flies into the air.

At the temple, the injured soldiers now notice that a dark cloud is hanging over the temple for a while now and it seems ominous. Kikyō also sees the clouds and notices that the lights are souls of the dead and it's devouring the dead souls. Kikyō and the injured soldiers see the Giant Soul Collector. Kikyō realizes that Naraku is coming after her before she grabs her bow and arrows. One of the injured soldiers asks Kikyō what's wrong. Kikyō quickly asks to borrow a horse then leaves on a quickly caught horse. One of the injured soldiers called out to Kikyō. Kikyō leaves on a horse with her soul collectors but the Giant Soul Collector follows her as it devours souls. Kikyō thinks to herself if the Giant Soul Collector will eat all the dead souls in this region as she won't allow it before she sent 2 soul collectors to defeat the Giant Soul Collector. Kikyō comes to an abyss and gets off the horse before she takes out her bow and arrow to shoot at the Giant Soul Collector as it simply evades her arrows. The Giant Soul Collector heads towards Kikyō as her much smaller soul collectors cannot stop him. Kikyō cannot shoot another arrow because the giant soul collector because realized that he took souls from her. Kikyō tries to shoot more arrows more but couldn't as the Giant Soul Collector continued to take souls from her before she ran out of arrows. Kikyō says not again before gets back on the horse along the cliff, but the Giant Soul Collector catches up with her and pushes her off the cliff as it follows her again.

Meanwhile, Miroku, Sango, Shippō, and Kirara sit with Kaede and Inuyasha in Kaede's hut in the village as they eat. Inuyasha impatiently taps his foot. Sango asks Miroku how his wound is and does it still hurt. Miroku tells Sango it's much better now as it's all thanks to the care she and Kaede gave him but Naraku has so many incarnations. Sango asks Miroku does he mean Jūrōmaru and Kagerōmaru. Miroku confirms this with Sango as the younger fourth incarnation Jūrōmaru as fighting is his only volition and he won't even heed Naraku's orders and it was only a yōkai puppet but he ruthlessly chopped Naraku's head even Naraku seemed to have trouble handling him. Sango says and the older brother Kagerōmaru who hid inside Jūrōmaru and they were both brutal and incomprehensible. Kaede says they don't know what kind of enemy will attack next and they must be even more careful. Miroku agrees with Kaede before he asks Inuyasha wasn't he going to call Kagome back. Inuyasha tells Miroku to shut up as they're better off without Kagome. Sango asks Inuyasha if he can stop his fidgeting as it's really irritating. Inuyasha stops fidgeting. Miroku tells Inuyasha that Kagome is so patient in dealing with her. Sango says she couldn't agree more. Shippō remembers the conversation with Kagome and thinks to himself that he promised her and he'll keep quiet. Miroku tells Inuyasha no matter how he looks at it Kōga's love is one-sided. Sango tells Inuyasha no need to be so nervous. As Miroku and Sango continue to talk, Inuyasha angrily says shut up as they talk and makes it sound like it's all his fault as he won't apologize not him before he leaves. Miroku, Shippō, Kaede, and Sango shook their heads.

Later, Inuyasha sits at the Bone-Eater's Well and calls Kagome 'stupid' and says to himself because she isn't back already and he's getting all the blame and asks what he do anyway then wonders if Kagome was mad at him after all and what she's doing now. Just as he is so lost in thought, Inuyasha smells a demon and becomes surprised to see a Giant Soul Collector flying in the air and looks to see Kikyō and her Soul Collectors coming out of the forest, who walks less than stumbles. Kikyō calls out to Inuyasha before she finally falls to the ground. Inuyasha calls out to Kikyō as he runs towards her worried and takes her in his arms and realizes she's badly hurt then asks her what happened. Inuyasha sees Naraku's Saimyōshō and wonders to himself if this is another one of his tricks. Kikyō weakly asks Inuyasha where was the Giant Soul Collector, who moves towards her and Inuyasha. Inuyasha realizes that Naraku's planning to get rid of Kikyō and he won't allow it as if he'd let him kill Kikyō before he runs away with her, while avoiding attacks from the Giant Soul Collector. Inuyasha leans Kikyō against the Sacred Tree and tells her that he'll take care of the Giant Soul Collector right away and to stay right here rest before he turns to fight. Inuyasha unsheathes his Tessaiga and tells the Giant Soul Collector that him coming here is his death sentence. When the Giant Soul Collector tries to kill Inuyasha, he hits it with his Tessaiga in the throat and then cuts him in half so that the souls of the dead can escape again. The Soul Collectors appear and start collecting souls for Kikyō. Inuyasha sheathes his Tessaiga as he sees the dead souls and realizes without the souls of the dead Kikyō can't stay alive. When Inuyasha approaches Kikyō, he calls out her name. Kikyō is slowly waking up and asks Inuyasha why was he here. Inuyasha tells Kikyō that's his line and questions her why was she here. Kikyō explains to Inuyasha that the Giant Soul Collector came after her. Inuyasha says to Kikyō that she came here hoping he'd be around. Kikyō tells Inuyasha not to flatter himself as she kept running desperately and found herself here, much to Inuyasha's hurt and sadness.

In the modern era, Kagome is still lying on her bed and sleeping and when she wakes up she realizes that it's night already. Grandpa Higurashi and Sōta watched from the door as Kagome was packing up to make her way back to the Feudal Era as soon as possible. Kagome asks why didn't anyone wake her. Sōta questions Kagome that she was still asleep.

At night in the Feudal Era, Inuyasha looks up and realizes that he had placed Kikyō against the Sacred Tree where he slept for 50 years. Inuyasha says 50 years. Kikyō asks Inuyasha what was he thinking. Inuyasha tells Kikyō they haven't changed at all since 50 years ago. Kikyō says to Inuyasha those are silly words as she has changed a lot since she has long ago sealed him against the Sacred Tree. Inuyasha tells Kikyō that because of Naraku's deception they hated each other and he was sealed to the Sacred Tree for 50 years and she died. Inuyasha asked Kikyō to tell him he had changed. Kikyō looks at Inuyasha silently. Inuyasha tells Kikyō before he knew of Naraku's existence he did resent her but she told him that his life was hers and well then her life is his. Kikyō becomes shocked for a moment and tells Inuyasha that he's no different from Naraku. Inuyasha becomes hurt and asks Kikyō he's the same as Naraku. Kikyō tells Inuyasha that Onigumo's heart still beats within Naraku, confusing Inuyasha. Kikyō says to Inuyasha that the brigand desired her and making her kill him with her own hands was something that came from Onigumo's jealous heart. Inuyasha questioned that Onigumo was jealous over something so absurd. Kikyō confirms it with Inuyasha and yet is so human. Inuyasha thinks to himself that Onigumo's heart remains inside Naraku. Inuyasha tells Kikyō that means Naraku has feelings for her since he has Onigumo's heart. Kikyō says to Inuyasha that Naraku refuses to acknowledge it but those feelings remain and he's trying to erase it by getting rid of her, making Inuyasha angry. The Soul Collectors have completely replenished Kikyō with dead souls. Kikyō stands up and tells Inuyasha enough as she replenishes herself with dead souls. Inuyasha tells Kikyō that she's planning to destroy Naraku by herself as she can't and questions Naraku is in love with Kikyō and that makes him sick.

Meanwhile, a yellow backpack comes out of the Bone-Eater's Well and immediately afterwards Kagome, she felt she's so late and guess Inuyasha would've calmed down but cut herself off. When Kagome sees strange lights in the forest and questions them before follows after them as she arrived near the Sacred Tree and quickly hides behind another tree and secretly peeks out to she sees Inuyasha and Kikyō standing together and becomes confused. Kagome asks herself why and what's going on and what happened while she was gone. As Inuyasha walks towards Kikyō, he tells her that he doesn't care how she feels about him now but he won't let Naraku have her. Kikyō backs away into the Sacred Tree. Inuyasha tells Kikyō only he can protect her from Naraku before he hugs her against her will. Kagome becomes surprised. Kikyō angrily asks Inuyasha was he crazy and to let her go as she tries to pull away from before she slowly hugs him back of her own free will. Kagome sadly watches Inuyasha and Kikyō hug each other before she retreats back behind a nearby tree. Inuyasha promises Kikyō that he will slay Naraku so she doesn't have to fight anymore and he will protect her. Inuyasha and Kikyō call out to each other. Although initially Kikyō seems to reciprocate the hug to Inuyasha, she pulls out a knife from her sleeve and wields it to his neck. Inuyasha becomes confused as he calls out to Kikyō. Kikyō tells Inuyasha that all men are such fools and they think that as long as they embrace a woman she's theirs to keep. Inuyasha calls out to Kikyō but she stops him with her knife. Kikyō says to Inuyasha to not move and seeing him now she that so well and she has a chance as long as Onigumo's heart exists inside Naraku and with that opening she will purify Naraku and remove him from this world. Inuyasha becomes upset at Kikyō's words as he calls out to her. Kikyō then moves away from Inuyasha with her Soul Collectors into the sky. Inuyasha repeatedly calls out to Kikyō's name as he tells her to not go but she leaves anyway and leaves him alone. Kikyō thinks to herself that once the thread of fate is tangled it cannot be undone. Inuyasha continues to call out to Kikyō as she disappears. At Naraku's castle, a shirtless Naraku holds a sword as the spider mark grows back as he thinks to himself that jealousy a human emotion from the soiled heart of Onigumo and it was despicable before he cuts off the spider mark on his back. At the village, Miroku sees lights from the forest as Kaede realizes those are lost souls and wonders if her older sister Kikyō is somewhere nearby. Back at the Sacred Tree, Inuyasha still looking up in the sky. Kagome sits down on the grass as Inuyasha heard the noise and became surprised. Kagome comes out of one of the trees. Inuyasha thinks to himself was Kagome watching him and Kikyō. Kagome thinks to herself that Inuyasha is looking straight at her and wonders how can he stand there without looking away. Inuyasha continues to stare at Kagome.

Characters in Order of Appearance[]


  • Opening Theme — I Am — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Kagome tells everyone she is going back to her era — Osuwari! — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kikyō sees Naraku in forest — The Hidden Well to the Sengoku Era (Kakushi Ido kara Sengoku Jidai e) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Naraku wonders if he truly can kill Kikyō with Onigumo’s heart inside him — Evil Demon, Naraku (Jayō Naraku) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Demon flies and creates dark cloud — Evil Spirits Desiring the Shikon no Tama (Shikon no Tama o Nerau Chimimōryō) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kikyō tries to shoot the demon — Attack (Shūgeki) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Miroku recalls Jūrōmaru — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Sango tells Inuyasha to stop fidgeting — Osuwari! — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Naraku’s insects fly, Inuyasha faces the flying red demon — Attack (Shūgeki) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Inuyasha talks to Kikyō about their changes — Misfortunate Miko, Kikyō — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kikyō remarks that Naraku has feelings for Kikyō — Dead Soul (Shinidama) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kagome sees Inuyasha talking to Kikyō — Kagome and Inuyasha — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Naraku tries to remove his spider mark, Miroku and Kaede see lights — Trap (Wana) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Ending Theme — Dearest — TV OST Vol. 3

Differences from the manga[]

  • In the manga, one of Naraku's attendants at the castle sees him slice off the spider mark on his back, and Naraku kills the man. Kagura then comes in and mocks Naraku. This is not present in the anime.
  • Kikyō pulling a knife out and threatening Inuyasha does not occur in the manga.
  • In the manga, Naraku is watching Kikyō and Inuyasha's embrace through Kanna's mirror in his castle. This is not shown in the anime.


  • Katsumi Suzuki takes over for the late Ginzo Matsuo as Grandpa Higurashi from this episode onwards.

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