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The Plot of the Panther Devas is the seventy-fifth episode of the InuYasha anime.

Synopsis

  1. A group of panther yōkai, the Panther Devas, who battled Tōga years before, return and challenge Sesshōmaru, with hopes of getting revenge on the Dog General's son.
  2. The Panther Devas kidnap Kagome because she has Shikon no Tama shards.
  3. The leader of the Panther Devas, Tōran, personally challenges Sesshōmaru to battle and tells him that her "master" will soon be resurrected.

Summary

Sesshōmaru, Jaken, and A-Un took Rin to the Valley of Ryūkotsusei where Sesshōmaru's and Inuyasha's father took a dormant state to Ryūkotsusei as Jaken felt surprised that he was Ryūkotsusei and he thinks that he has been killed Inuyasha, and Sesshōmaru believed it is.

Kōga and his two comrades see a group of panther demons heading toward somewhere. However, Kōga dismisses any concerns since it does not involve them. While Rōyakan is asleep, he woke up as see a group of panther demons too.

At Kaede's village, Inuyasha feels like that Kagome's late for three days so he came to get her. So he came to the Higurashi shrine and waited with Buyo, and Grandpa Higurashi as Sōta and Ms. Higurashi arrives and saw Inuyasha came, he asked where Kagome is they said that she's still at school. Kagome leaves and saying goodbye to her friends and arrives at the shrine. Inuyasha plays with Buyo as arrives Kagome until she felt surprised that Inuyasha have arrive to get her, as her mom asks to have dinner.

While Miroku, Sango, and Shippō wait, Hachi has arrived and warned them about the panther demons. Miroku was curious that they're looking for Kagome, and Kaede asked what do they want, Karan answered that she wants the shard of the Shikon Jewel. The rest of panther demons came and start to attack. Kaede use an arrow to scare them away and the panthers go on a retreat. As they left, Sango knew that it's a good that Kagome go home like she did, Miroku agreed and she must stay a little longer and stay away from the panthers as Shippō said that Inuyasha went to get her.

As Inuyasha and Kagome have returned to the Feudal era, Miroku Sango, Shippō, and Hachi, have warned them about the panthers. Meanwhile, one of the panther leaders go provoking Sesshōmaru, as the panther apparently holds a deep grudge against his family and wants to settle the score. Sesshōmaru rises to the challenge. Sesshōmaru tells Rin to stay with A-Un until he along with Jaken come back. They encountered the first time (the second time for her friends) until she gets kidnapped by the demon-panthers, and her friends speed to her rescue. Kōga joins in the pursuit.

As they near the panthers, they lose their scent, and Inuyasha tries to use the Red Tessaiga to break though the possible barrier there.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Music

  • Opening Theme — Owarinai Yume — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Sesshōmaru sees that Inuyasha defeated Ryūkotsusei — Sign of Unrest (Fuon na Kehai) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Inuyasha visits Kagome in modern era — Cheer Up! Hōjō-kun (Ganbare! Hōjō-kun) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Hachiemon speaks of “cat” demons — Shōki — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Panthers come out in the open — Fierce Fighting (Gekitō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Tōran tells the other panthers she needs to find someone — The Hidden Well to the Sengoku Era (Kakushi Ido kara Sengoku Jidai e) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Tōran meets Sesshōmaru and tells him they will fight again — Tsubaki the Dark Miko (Kuromiko Tsubaki) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Hachiemon remembers something with the panthers 50 years ago — Evil Spirits Desiring the Shikon no Tama (Shikon no Tama o Nerau Chimimōryō) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Panthers knock out Kagome — Ryūkotsusei Resurrected (Yomigaeru Ryūkotsusei) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha runs to find Kagome, Sesshōmaru comes across Rōyakan — Demon Brother Sesshōmaru (Yōkei Sesshōmaru) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Kōga and Inuyasha cross paths, Kōga asks if Kagome got kidnapped — Inuyasha’s Metamorphosis (Hengeshita Inuyasha) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Kōga finds Kagome but the panthers flee — Yōkai Wolf Tribe Member, Kōga (Yōrōzoku Kōga) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha tries out his Red Tessaiga — Ryūkotsusei Resurrected (Yomigaeru Ryūkotsusei) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Ending Theme — Every Heart — TV OST Vol. 3

Notes

  • This episode, and the rest of the Panther Devas episodes are all anime filler.
  • Sesshōmaru displays some very unusual behaviors this episode:
    • When Jaken and Rin are fishing, Sesshōmaru is seen sitting down and watching them rather than wandering around as he normally does during their meal-times. (Sesshōmaru himself was never shown to eat at all throughout the entire series.)
    • When Jaken tries to convince him to accept Rōyakan's help, Sesshōmaru resorts to placation to silence him (saying Jaken is all the help he needs) rather than concussive force.
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