Eiga Inuyasha: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjou

Title:Eiga Inuyasha: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjou
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Kagami no Naka no Mugenjou
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Notables: HIDAKA Noriko
OGATA Kenichi
Original Concept - TAKAHASHI Rumiko
UEDA Yuuji
YUKINO Satsuki

Sango has the baboon-formed Naraku on the run to a waiting Miroku. Meanwhile in the pre-dawn light that marks the end of a full moon, Kagome leaves the human Inuyasha to join the battle. They force Naraku to abandon his humanoid shape in favor of that of a giant spider demon. When the sun finally rises, the gang is able to defeat and KILL Naraku, freeing his various offspring and releasing Miroku from his curse. Now what must the crew do?

Ah, but there's a new villian, Kaguya, who's been waiting for Naraku's death and she emerges, using Naraku's spinoffs Kagura and Kanna to free her from her prison. Now she plans to bring about eternal night and consuming Kagome is part of that plan. Can Inuyasha save Kagome without losing himself to the youkai in him?

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Watch 8 9 6 6 5 Ggultra2764 [series:528#1552]
I remember Inuyasha fans several years ago going giddy over the trailer to this movie because it appeared Inuyasha and Kagome would kiss in this movie. As usual, this movie adds a further promotion to the TV series though there are some aspects to it that are enjoyable.

First, would be a "what if" scenario concerning Naraku, the villian of the series with a bad enough habit of avoiding death whenever Inuyasha grows strong enough to potentially kill him. If he were to die, what would the Inu-tachi do with their lives now that he is gone? This movie devotes a good amount of focus towards that as the group go their separate ways only to be brought back together again against the movie villian, Kaguya.

The second aspect to the movie which provided an improvement to the battle scenes was the involvement of multiple characters in a battle. One glaring issue with the TV series was that most battles were either one-on-one or two-on-one as characters capable of participating in the battle just played bystander throughout the entire ordeal. This was especially an issue with the Inu-tachi in the TV series. Here in this movie, all the battle-capable Inu-tachi members took part in battle scenes making such full-scale battles a feast for the eyes.

However, there are enough things to this movie which can't be ignored that are questionable. The movie-only villian, Kaguya, was, as usual, only brought into the movie just to play the role of the 'villian' without having any past connections to any of the characters. The character designs pale in quality compared to the TV series. Plus regardless of what takes place in the movie, events with the characters are reset to how they were when the movie began which means nothing is carried over to the anime series (with acception to Hojo's ancestor who is used in a filler arc for the TV series). This means to those giddy over the Inu-Kagome pairing that the kiss was forced just because the movie makers wanted to drag you into watching the movie.

Inuyasha fans can appreciate this movie as a "what if" possibility if Naraku finally died. Those devoted to the storyline canon or just don't care for Inuyasha all together can avoid this movie without missing out on much of anything.

Last updated Sunday, May 18 2008. Created Sunday, May 18 2008.
Buy 10 10 10 10 10 Violet D [series:528#1393]
Lets see I have watched this movie about 6 times and I love it. My daughters were asking me how many times are you going to watch this one mom? Then they watched it with me. The part I loved was when Kagome gives Inuyasha a kiss to snap him out of becomming a full demon. I loved the first movie too and can hardly wait to purchase the third one.

Last updated Saturday, June 25 2005. Created Saturday, June 25 2005.
Buy 10 10 10 10 10 10 Anonymous #1012 [series:528#1012]
i just loved inuyasha. i am so happy that the movies were as good as the series. most movies are not as good at the series, for example X, loved the series, movie was poor.
I can't wait till InuYasha 3rd movie comes out this Decemember!!!!

Last updated Monday, October 06 2003. Created Monday, October 06 2003.
Buy 9 9 7 9 9 AstroNerdBoy [series:528#436]

The Inuyasha movies are two for two when it comes to being some of the best of the Inuyasha series. With the crew all fighting Naraku when this movie starts, we are shown how the gang can ALL contribute to the battle and thus defeat him! I love it when everyone fights and no one quits. To often in the series, only Inuyasha fights and everyone else stands around with their thumbs up their rear. So from the start, this movie gets off to a great start. Not only that, but once Naraku is defeated, we get to see what each would do and so get to see a lot of places/people the series hasn't touched on in a very long time -- like Kagome's school.

The new villian, Kaguya, is interesting to a degree. She served her purpose and her reason for appearing at this point in time was believable. Joining her are Naraku's offspring and both are used very well. It was nice seeing Inuyasha battle Kagura. It was also great getting to see Inuyasha use his sword to its full capacity with all known attacks coming to bear several times! The characters all feel like they've advanced somewhat, especially the romantic parts between both Inuyasha/Kagome and Miroku/Sango. Heck, everything about this movie was just good, especially if you are an Inuyasha fan and have seen all of the episodes to date!

I still don't care as much for the movie character design but considering how good the story was, that is easily gotten over. Unlike the first movie where you didn't have to have seen the Inuyasha series to watch the movie, this one is more dependant on knowing the back history. However, as characters are introduced, a little blurb is given to tell you who this character is and what their role is.

Bottom line: Everything that has recently been annoying me about the Inuyasha series are all addressed in this movie. As such, I highly recommend this for Inuyasha fans. Those not familar with the series will have some difficulties, but should enjoy the movie just the same.

Last updated Monday, August 04 2003. Created Friday, February 28 2003.

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