Onigumo's Heart Still Beats Within Naraku is the forty-seventh episode of the InuYasha anime.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kagome returns to the Feudal Era, and witnesses Inuyasha with Kikyō together, hearing the whole thing.
As Inuyasha and the others recover from their battle with Jūrōmaru and Kagerōmaru, Kagome goes home. Meanwhile, Naraku comes after Kikyō, and she must flee for her life. Although Naraku tries to kill Kikyō, he fails because the heart of Onigumo still beats within him. Unable to kill Kikyō, Naraku escapes.
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When Kagome came out of the well, she felt it's late and guess Inuyasha's probably had enough time to himself now. Then she saw the lights and followed as she arrived in front of the sacred tree and hide as she saw Inuyasha and Kikyō there. At Naraku's palace, Naraku says "a mortal leaking from the heart of that simpering fool Omigumo. Never.", as he cuts off the spider symbol on his back. At Kaede's village, Miroku realized that those lights are disconnected souls as Kaede realized her sister is somewhere nearby. Back at the sacred tree, Inuyasha still watching up in the sky. Kagome sit down on the grass as Inuyasha heard the noise and surprised that Kagome come out of the tree who watched them as he looking straight at her and didn't look away.
Characters in Order of Appearance
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.