The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara (怪しい祈祷師と黒い雲母) is the ninety-first episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Inuyasha's group comes across a village where a supposed faith healer named Tesso has driven out a Nekomata named Kuroro and they meet a young girl named Koume who is searching for the cat.
  2. Tesso proves to be nothing more than a rat demon who despises cats and forced Kuroro out of the village so that he could devour everything.
  3. Shippō and Koume flee from Tesso, who wishes to devour the human child, but he is ultimately destroyed by Inuyasha and his friends.
  4. Kuroro is eventually allowed to return to the village along with her litter of kittens.


Kuroro, who is part of Kirara's species except with more black markings, once belonged to a village. She is considered a highly intelligent yōkai who helps the village by exterminating all the rats and mice there. She was chased out, though, when a spiritualist person named Tesso came and said that two-tailed cats were bad fortune.

When a girl named Koume searches for Kuroro, she finds Kirara and mistakes her for her. Villagers attack Kirara before realizing that she is not Kuroro, and the head man tells Inuyasha's team what happened. They are suspicious of Tesso and investigate.

Tesso is really a rat demon who tricked the villagers into throwing Kuroro out so his rats could raid the village. Inuyasha fights Tesso, who withstands his Wind Scar. Meanwhile, Shippo and Koume find Kuroro, before Tesso attacks them, trapping Shippo, Koume, and Kuroro's three kittens inside a cave. Shippo is able to claw his way out of the cave.

Inuyasha faces Tesso again, whose face has healed from Kuroro scratching him earlier, and regenerates his tail when Inuyasha cuts it off. Miroku realizes that the Tesso Inuyasha is fighting is an illusion which the real Tesso is controlling from his hiding place inside a rock. Inuyasha kills Tesso with Wind Scar, destroying the illusion as well.

Kuroro is allowed to return to the village with her kittens and Koume. Inuyasha teases Shippo about being in love with Koume, to which Kagome uses the "Sit" command on him.

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Characters in Order of Appearance

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