|Episode:||2: Those Who Seek Shikon no Tama|
|(Japanese title: Shikon no Tama o Nerau Monotachi)|
Inuyasha demands Kagome give him the Shikon no Tama after helping her destroy the centipede creature which sought it before. Kaede-baba, the elder priestess, places an enchanted rosary around Inuyasha's neck which he cannot remove and which immobilizes him whenever Kagome says the command "Sit!" (well, he is a half dog demon, after all!). With that, a stalemate is reached between them and Kagome settles down in the village to think of a way to return home. While searching the forest for the dry well from which she came, Kagome is captured by men who also seek the Shikon no Tama. Inuyasha arrives to rescue her and secure the saftey of the jewel and it is discovered that the leader of the bandits has been killed and possessed by a crow demon who escapes with the Shikon no Tama. With the help of Inuyasha's speed and claws, Kagome shoots the crow demon with an arrow which the crow's severed foot is attached to (because of the regenerative power of the Shikon no Tama, the foot would return directly to its owner). But, as the arrow hits the crow, it also hits the Shikon no Tama and shatters it into a thousand pieces which are then scattered all over the world.
|Provides the first major twist in the story very quickly. Introduces a kind of Dragonball element, which is interesting.|
(AstroNerdBoy comments 03/07/2003)
Again, I agree with the above commentator. The use of the magical necklace placed on Inuyasha was a great plot device not only to ensure he can't attack Kagome, but also for some of the series humor. ;-)