"Meifuku the Meiōjū" is the ninth episode of Hanyō no Yashahime.

Synopsis

Towa, Setsuna and Moroha are tasked in helping the young son of the armored demon Meiōjū and save him from being hunted by a devious and powerful demon.

Plot

Konton, one of the Four Perils, destroys a fortress atop a mountain to establish his lair. Jyūbei announces that there is a huge bounty on him and Moroha accepts the mission, but Towa and Setsuna refuse, until Jyūbei suggests that they should use the money as a reward for info about the Dream Butterfly. The three girls fight Konton, but his armor is too strong for their attacks and they are overpowered until Meifuku, a Meiōjū child appears to rescue them. Meifuku reveals that Konton killed his father and used part of his shell to make his armor.

Since then he has searched for Konton in order to retrieve it and give his father a proper funeral. Konton attacks the group and Towa realizes that Konton created his armor by draining the demonic energy from Meifuku's father's shell, returning it to normal by infusing it with her own energy. Without his armor, Konton is forced to flee. Meifuku returns his father's shell so that he can finally pass away, and the girls regret that they could not get the bounty on the enemy's head, while a humiliated Konton swears vengeance on them.

Characters in Order of Appearance

Trivia

  • This episode was originally titled "Meioju's Happiness in the Next World"
  • Starting with this episode, demons eaten by Mōryōmaru appear again.
  • This episode incorporates the story about the Meiōjū having been defeated by a monk and a piece of his shell having been stolen and used for an armor which was not adapted in InuYasha: The Final Act as Mōryōmaru directly encounters and absorbs the Meiōjū in Episode 169, with a different Meiōjū.
  • It was the first episode of the English dub to air in 2021, one whole week later than scheduled.

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