As the climax of Yashahime approaches, it’s nice to see InuYasha and Kagome not just make cameos but full appearances in the series as well.
And truth be told, fans have missed this couple ever since they debuted in Season 1 Episode 16 of the series.
Furthermore, seeing Moroha reunite with Kagome and InuYasha in Season 2 Episode 16 is heartwarming. It just gives me pure joy to see these animated and fictional characters cherish their family bond.
But enough of those heartfelt moments. Let’s discuss the elephant in the room and understand how the couple escaped from the Black Pearl and where they’re headed now.
Kagome and InuYasha escaped the Black Pearl thanks to the help of the main cast of Yashahime: Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha.
The couple was able to escape from the Black Pearl when Towa summoned Tenseiga, the healing sword of Sesshōmaru.
Not only does Tenseiga bring people back to life, but it’s also the sword that serves as the only key to unlock the gateway of The Border of the Afterlife (the realm where InuYasha and Kagome were entrapped in for 14 to 15 long years).
Summoning the Tenseiga isn’t possible without its twin: Tessaiga.
It’s a matter-of-fact statement that isn’t even properly explained in the InuYasha series because the circumstances to summon and then reunite the twin swords did not arise.
Why Did InuYasha Lend His Tessaiga Sword To Towa?
InuYasha didn’t hesitate to lend his sword to Towa because the only way Tenseiga can be summoned is by reuniting it with Tessaiga (its twin sword).
He wedged the “Iron-Crushing Fang” (another name for his Tessaiga sword) on an elaborate golden concrete located inside the Great Dog Demon’s belly; then, left everything to Towa and her luck.
Fans of InuYasha know all too well how the Tessaiga (or the “Steel-Cleaving Fang”) came to InuYasha’s possession: The Great Dog Demon bequeathed this masterful sword to his illegitimate son, InuYasha, whom he bore out of wedlock with Izayoi (a human princess).
According to InuYasha, Tessaiga and Tenseiga were originally a single sword forged from a fang of Sesshōmaru and InuYasha’s father (Tōga).
If Towa can summon Tenseiga by making it reunite with Tessaiga inside the swords’ creator’s belly (or the Great Dog Demon’s belly), that makes Towa a rightful wielder (and possibly, a rightful inheritor) of Sesshōmaru’s Tenseiga.
And if Towa’s a rightful wielder of Tenseiga, that enables her to hold the key out of The Border of the Afterlife and out of the Black Pearl.
How did Towa get a hold of the Tenseiga?
As Sesshōmaru’s Haku (life force) slowly dissipates in episode 16, he sends his Tenseiga to Towa in The Border of the Afterlife.
There, it reunited with its twin sword (the Tessaiga of InuYasha) and allowed Towa to grab a hold of it.
But Towa did not immediately pull the sword out of the wedge because she’s only half-demon: her silver hair slowly turned black as she reverted to her human form.
To aid their friend, Setsuna and Moroha jumped in. All three girls placed their hands on the electrifying Tenseiga and pulled hard as they can to successfully budge and remove the healing sword out of the golden concrete.
Where are Kagome and InuYasha headed now that they’re free?
In episodes 17-18 of Yashahime, we see InuYasha and Kagome face-off Kirinmaru for a moment. The couple acted as a distraction so the girls can escape and get to the Windmill of Time located in the heavens.
But when Kirinmaru retreated from the battle, InuYasha and Kagome didn’t go after him. Instead, they headed to Kaede’s village.
With the information they have, the couple can aid Lady Kaede and Kohaku’s demon slayers to protect the village that is under threat.
First, there’s a Grim Comet that’s about to strike in the Feudal Era. Even though the authentic one is in the Reiwa Era, the weaker version of the Grim Comet still poses a threat in Kaede’s village.
Second, thousands of wayward demons were let loose and appeared when Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha traveled through the Rainbow Corridor. It’s an inevitable incident because traveling through space and time is like a doorway.
If you let someone exit through the Doors of Time of the Windmill of Time, then, someone can enter. It’s a simple concept but one utilized so intelligently by Sunrise Studios in the Yashahime series.
In any case, we can only expect Kagome and InuYasha to give their all fighting the thousands of demons that were let loose through the Rainbow Corridor.
Yashahime is in its final few episodes right now. So, even if the couple has a few screentime fighting the demons, I’m satisfied that they’re still relevant supporting characters of the series.
About Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is a TV anime series produced by Sunrise. It is a sequel to the Inuyasha series, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon follows the adventures of Sesshomaru’s half-demon twin daughters, Towa and Setsuna. When they were young, the half-demon twins were separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wandered into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan.She is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family. Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened!
This allowed Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.Joined by Moroha, the daughter of InuYasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.