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, Shippō and Koume find Kuroro, before Tesso attacks them, trapping Shippō, Koume, and Kuroro's three kittens inside a cave. Shippō 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 Shippō about being in love with Koume, to which Kagome uses the "Sit" command on him.

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Characters in Order of Appearance


  • Opening Theme — Owarinai Yume — TV OST Vol. 3
  • Kagome recaps episode 90 — Fate and Love (Unmei to Koigokoro) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Villagers angry at black-tailed fox demon — Shōki — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Black-tailed fox finds girl, Shippō comes across her — Searching for the Shikon no Tama (Shikon no Tama o Motomete) — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Villagers tell Inuyasha’s group about the fox — Rin and Sesshōmaru — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Man recites spell — Tsubaki the Dark Miko (Kuromiko Tsubaki) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Ominous aura in forest, rats form — Inuyasha’s Metamorphosis (Hengeshita Inuyasha) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Monk finds rats in the temple — Hell Insects, Saimyōshō (Jigoku Mushi Saimyōshō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Rat demon shows himself, Inuyasha’s Wind Scar does not work — Fierce Fighting (Gekitō) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Rat demon versus Kororo, Shippō and Koume trapped inside — Ryūkotsusei Resurrected (Yomigaeru Ryūkotsusei) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Shippō continues digging — Inuyasha’s Metamorphosis (Hengeshita Inuyasha) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Miroku’s sutra reveals the real demon, Inuyasha kills it — Like a Storm (Shippū no Gotoku) — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Kokoro and Koume unite, Shippō and co. leave the village — Kagome and Inuyasha II — TV OST Vol. 2
  • Inuyasha teases Shippō about his intentions — Little Kitsune Yōkai Shippō — TV OST Vol. 1
  • Ending Theme — Shinjitsu no Uta — TV OST Vol. 3