Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai Episode Summary

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Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
At the grave of the Shichinintai the children of the village and the villagers stare at the mountain from near the grave. It's glowing an eerie purple and it looks like something is coming out of it.
At Hijiri Island people are also looking at Mount Hakurei.

At Mount Hakurei itself, demons are coming out by the thousands.

Kikyo recognizes Naraku's evil aura.

Rin asks Sesshoumaru what's happening. "It's as I thought" is all he says.

Kouga kills a demon and Kagome shoots one with her arrow of purity. She shoots two more. Kouga kills another one. Hakkaku and Ginta run over to them. Hakkaku is holding Kirara and Shippo in his arms. They gasp for breath and Hakkaku hands shippo and Kirara to Kagome. Kirara jumps to the ground and transforms. Shippo wakes up. "I feel better all of a sudden." Kouga notices that the barrier around Mount Hakurei has finally collapsed. The mountain reeks of Naraku and the stench is stronger than ever. A bunch of demons come at them and Kouga begins to fight them off.

Demons come at Sesshoumaru but he doesn't move to fight them off. "M-master?" Jaken says, sweating profusely. Sesshoumaru draws out Toukijin and with an annoyed look on his face, kills all the demons with just sword pressure...i think that's what it's called...correct me if i'm wrong. Jaken stands in front of Rin and with his staff of heads fries a bunch of demons. He laughs triumphantly. He twirls the staff over his head as Rin cheers him on.

Kikyo shoots a demon with her arrow of purity. She kills four more.

Kouga is still slashing at the demons. He yells at Hakkaku, Ginta, and Kagome, "Let's go!" "Go WHERE?!" Hakkaku asks. "To find Naraku, of course!" comes the reply. Kagome asks Kirara to give her a lift. Kirara runs over to Kagome and they fly off behind Kouga, leaving Hakkaku and Ginta behind. They run after them yelling for them to wait.

Inuyasha stands across from Bankotsu who intends to stand in Inuyasha's way. He wants a revenge match with Inuyasha for the lives of the dead Shichinintai. Inuyasha agrees since he knows he can't get to Naraku until he passes Bankotsu. "KAZE NO KIZU!" With a smile on his face, Bankotsu swings his Banryuu at the oncoming Kaze no Kizu. A blast comes from it. The two attacks meet and explode. It's an even match. Inuyasha remembers that the last time he and Bankotsu met on Hijiri Island, Inuyasha was able to make Bankotsu fall with a single Kaze no Kizu. He's tougher now! He realizes that Bankotsu took the shikon shards from the dead Shichinintai. Bankotsu confirms Inuyasha's suspicions. He has seven shards within him. He swings his Banryuu and Inuyasha uses the Kaze no Kizu to counter the attack. He runs at Bankotsu and swings the Tetsusaiga but Bankotsu swings the Banryuu and knocks Inuyasha into the wall. Inuyasha falls to the ground and Bankotsu comes at him. He puts the point of Banryuu in the ground and uses it to turn around in midair and land next to Inuyasha. He stabs at Inuyasha but Inuyasha somersaults away. Bankotsu wonders if Inuyasha was always this week of if he just got too strong. Inuyasha tells him that the only reason he's still alive is because he's using seven shikon shards. Bankotsu tells him to beat him before he talks like that. They attack and exchange a few more threats. As they're next to each other with swords locked, Bankotsu lets Inuyasha know that Naraku has told him all about him and Kikyo and their past. He also insults Inuyasha's hanyou-ness. This makes Inuyasha very angry. He pushes Bankotsu back who does a flip in midair and lands a few feet away. Bankotsu tells Inuyasha that this is actually the second time he's met Naraku. The first time was before he started the Shichinintai. He wasn't in league with him, just looking for strong guys to fight.

*Flashback* Bankotsu is fighting a rather large and formidable looking guy. He pushes him back and kills him with a single swing of Banryuu. In another shot, a large bird demon is coming at Bankotsu who is tiwrling Banryuu over his head. He slices the demon in half with a single swing. One day he had gone to the forest to look for a powerful demons he'd heard about. When he got there he saw the demon, dead and a man in a babboon fur standing next to it. Bankotsu asked him if it was his handiwork but the man in the babboon fur asked him if he was a demon hunter or a monk. Bankotsu's not there to exterminate demons but if the man is strong then he'll fight him. Bankotsu runs at him with Banryuu but the man dodges and the Banryuu goes deep into the dead demon. The man lands a few feet away and laughs. He tells Bankotsu that he's been trying to gain demonic powers. He's looking for the shikon no tama. They stand there, looking at each other, when Jakotsu's voice distracts Bankotsu. When he looks back to where the man was standing, he's gone. He turns to Jakotsu and tells him that they're going to go find a war. Jakotsu thought he didn't want to take orders from samurai. He's not going to take orders. "If we hire ourselves out as mercenaries we can do things our way. They aren't gonna question the leader of a kick-ass band of mercenaries" Jakotsu is surprised that it's just going to be him and Bankotsu. "Oh yeah...guess we gotta find some more guys first." He walks away with Banryuu on his shoulder. Jakotsu catches up to him, asking him if he's serious. Bankotsu wonders how many guys they should find. *End of Flashback*

Bankotsu laughs. And now, recently, he met Naraku again, but he told him more this time. Inuyasha tells him that Naraku didn't revive him to catch up on old times. "What are you, stupid?" Bankotsu asks. He tells Inuyasha that Naraku isn't just after the jewel. Inuyasha tells him that he's the stupid one. He's being used as a shield by Naraku. "That doesn't matter! Now that I'm alive, there all kinds of stuff I can do. Like kicking your ass!" He comes at Inuyasha and swing the Banryuu. Sparks fly as Banryuu hits Tetsusaiga and vice versa. Finally Bankotsu stabs at Inuyasha with the Banryuu and now it's Inuyasha's turn to do a flip in the air to dodge the attack. "KAZE NO KIZU!" Bankotsu counters

*Flashback* Naraku's voice is telling Bankotsu to wake up. The glow of the shikon jewel is at Bankotsu's neck. Bankotsu opens his eyes and sees Naraku standing over him. Bankotsu asks him who he is but all he gets in reply is "To think that YOU turned out to be the infamous Bankotsu of the Shichinintai" Bankotsu sits up and recognizes Naraku as the demon in the babboon fur. Naraku stands up and finally tells Bankotsu his name. That's when Bankotsu realizes that something weird is going on since they all had their heads chopped off. Naraku informs him that their inside his tomb. Bankotsu looks behind him and sees the skeletons of the rest of the Shichinintai. Naraku tells him that he's placed a shard inside his body. "Work for me and this life will be your forever" He opens his hand to reveal six more shards. He drops them to the ground in front of Bankotsu. Bankotsu picks them up. (Did I mention that he's completely naked throughout this entire flashback?) Naraku has disappeared but his voice says, "Go and destroy my enemies" *End of Flashback*

Bankotsu pulls himself out of the rubble saying that it's got nothing to do with orders. His eyes open wide to see Inuyasha still alive. They threaten each other and attack.

The whole mountain is shaking as Miroku and Sango run through the corridors of Mount Hakurei. Miroku notices that the barrier has completely collapsed and the whole place is flooded with evil energy. Sango asks if it's Naraku's. Miroku tells her that it is and that it's increasing rapidly. His demonic powers are intesifying. They come across the same cavern they were in before. They look down into the precipice before them. there's something down there. Naraku's face appears in the darkness (extremely creepy if you ask me). He seems to be smiling slightly. *commercials*

Naraku's face disappears. Suddenly, Kagura's wind blades come at them. Across from the precipice stand Kanna and Kagura. Miroku asks Kagura if Naraku is still incomplete. Kagura doesn't know anything since Naraku doesn't trust her. If he wants to know about Naraku then he should ask Kanna, but she probably won't say much. If he wants to know something the he should check down there for himself - she'll even help him. She takes out her fan and sends the air blades at them. The ground beneath their feet gets broken up and they fall, but they use a piece of wood to send themselves back up to solid ground. But Kagura sends more air blades at them and they fall into the precipice where Naraku disappeared.

Inuyasha runs at Bankotsu with the Tetsusaiga drawn. Banryuu and Tetsusaiga hit each other. Both men get pushed back by the force of the resulting explosion. Inuyasha knows that if Bankotsu were a demon he could destroy him using the Bakuryuuha but he's human. "He may be an evil zombie, but there's no demonic energy in him." Some more threats are exchanged.

Kagome, Kouga, Ginta, and Hakkaku are running towards Mount Hakurei. Kagome says that she senses shikon shards at the base of the mountain and halfway up the mountainside. The biggest cluster is towards the center of the mountain. It must be Naraku. "Okay! Lead the way, Kagome!" Kouga yells and then runs ahead of her...Kagome urges Kirara to go faster. Hakkaku and Ginta are left behind again. A demon comes at them. After some time they fight it off, very proud of themselves. Only then do they realize that they've completely lost Kagome and Kouga.

Bankotsu attacks Inuyasha with the Banryuu's Kaze no Kizu-like attack and Inuyasha dodges. But immediately afterwards Bankotsu hits him with another one which slams Inuyasha into the wall of the cave. Inuyasha stands up, knowing that Naraku is JUST around the bend. Bankotsu asks Inuyasha what's wrong with a smile on his face. He doesn't know what to do. Bankotsu attacks with Banryuu's special Kaze no Kizu-like attack but Inuyasha breaks past it and throws the Tetsusaiga at Bankotsu. Bankotsu hits it aside with the Banryuu and Tetsusaiga goes into the wall of the cave. But Inuyasha turns around and attacks with his claws. We see a spray of blood and hear Bankotsu yell out in pain and along with the blood come two shikon shards. Inuyasha's suspicion was right, Bankotsu was hiding shikon shards in his arm. Inuyasha slashes but Bankotsu dodges. He slashes again but no luck. Bankotsu does however crab walk backwards. Inuyasha keeps slashing but Bankotsu dodges easily, and with a smile on his face. Then he punches Inuyasha, throwing him backwards. Inuyasha falls to the ground.

Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
While Kagome and the others deal with demon hordes outside Mount Harukei, Inuyasha clashes with Bankotsu as both are equal in combat. During the battle, Bankotsu reveals to Inuyasha that he had met Naraku ten years earlier before the war. Meanwhile, Miroku and Sango learn that Naraku is attempting to create another barrier around his body only to be knocked off the cave shaft by Kagura.
Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
SPOILER EP 121 at the start of this ep they show people from several villages looking at mount hakurei. blood red mist leaks out of the mountain with demons pouring out of it from all direction. then they show kikyou and sess,rin and jaken looking at the mountain commenting on the evil energy pouring out of it. back with kouga and kagome. kouga is punching demons shattering them into pieces while kagome destroys them with her arrows. kouga jumps inot the air spins and kicks a demon aside just as hakkaku (he is holding shippo and kirara) and ginta finally catch up to them. they stop dead in their track when a large piece of the demon kouga just destroyed lands at their feet. they looks down at it very disgusted then runs over to kagome. the stop when they reach here and start breahting heavily trying to catch there breath from running so long. hakkaku hands over shippo and kirara. kirara immediately jumps out of her arms and walks away. she stops and transforms into her large firey form and looks back at them. shippo finally opens his eyes and tell kagome that he feel much better now. kouga comments on how the barrier is completely gone and the scent emitting from the mountain is narakus. (he glares at the moutain) and comments that there is another scent that is ten times more annoying... his thoughts are interrupted when another swarm of demons fly towards them. kouga jumps into the air and attack them. back with sesshoumaru and jaken. several snakelike demons attack sesshoumaru at once. jaken becomes concerned and sweat forms on his face (he should know better *rolls eyes*) sesshoumaru takes our his sword and desrtoys all the demons with one swing. i huge shockwave of white energy comes from the sword and the shatter into pieces. jaken complements sesshoumaru on his skill, then gets staff ready and fries a couple demons with its fire attack. he laughs meniacally and says, COME IF U HAVE CONFIDENCE IN UR STRENTGH. rin tells jaken to do his best. jaken thanks her while spinning his staff around. back with kikyou. she continue to destroy demons with her arrows. one enormous worms like demon attack her but shatters into piece when her arrow goes right through it. kouga continues punching and kicking demons he quickly turns to hakkaku and ginta and says, LETS GO. hakkaku and ginta are confused and ask where. kouga explains, isnt it obvious, after naraku. kouga alerts kagome that hes leaving. kagome asks kirara for her help. kirara flies over, kagome and shipo get on her back. hakkaku and ginta demand that they wait for them and start running to catch up again. shippo turns to kagome and wonders if everyone is ok. kagome tell him that she is sure they are. back with inu yasha and bankotsu. inu demands that bankotsu gte out of his way. bankotsu responds, no way. all my brothers in teh shichinintai died, i am gonna satisfy my thirst for revenge by fighting u. inu smiles and says i dont remember killing any of them but since i cant get to naraku until i get past u (inu thrust out his sword and points it at bankotsu) WHY DONT WE GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY?!!?!? inu sends a wound of wind blast toward bankotsu. bankotsus banryuu pulses and a huge gust of hot air comes from it, it then turns into a large heat blast. inus wound of wind and bankotsu heat energy begins to push each other back and forth until they explode and flames appear on the ground. bankotsu smiles confidently at him and says, hmm we're even. inu glares at him, grits his teeth and begins to think about the last time they fought. bankotsu was overcome by his wound of wind attack. he realizes bankotsu has gotten much stronger since then and says, BANKOTSU U B@STARD U ARE USING UR COMRADES SHIKON SHARDS. bankotsu still looking confident responds, of course i am, they are souvenirs from my little brothers. kyoukotsu,mukotsu,suikotsu,ginkouts,jakotsu,renkotsu and mine make 7, thanks to that i have ample power. bankotsu sends another heat wave blast at inu. inu tries to counter it with wound of wind. the heat wave blast surrounds inu as he charges after bankotsu. he begins to attack but bankotsu knocks into back up against the cavern wall with his sword. inu falls to the ground but get up jst in time b4 bankotsu stabs him in the skull. bankotsu thrust his sword into the ground,clutches it and uses it ot swing around. he sends another blast at inu and inu get hits and rolls on the ground. when inu stops rolling he turn his head all teh way back to glare at him. bankotsu says, hmmm how strange were u always this weak (bankotsu pulls his sword out of the ground) or have i just gotten too strong? inu uses his sword to pull himself up, after catching his breath he says, you r using 7 shards and thats all u'v got? banktso repsonds, geez, you never shut up, do you, you b@stard. only when u have killed me can u say something like that. (the smoke around begins to disperse) inu repsonds, KEH be prepared for me to carve all those shard out of ur body. inu pulls his sword out of the ground and charges after bankotsu. their swords clash several times until they are next to each other face to face glaring at each other. inu says, a bourei (sorry they didnt translate this word ;_;) like u needs to back to sleeping in its grave. bankotsu angrily says, you're the one who was sleeping, arent u the demon who was sealed up? (inu becomes even more enraged) oh my mistake, you're not a demon you're a half demon, naraku told me about u and that dead girl kikyou, (inu yasha begins to growl) inu yasha knocks bankotsus sword back. bankotsu does a backflip in the air holding his sword above his head, lands and readies his sword to attack and says angrily, a half demon who was seal away 50 years ago has no place to talk about us who were revived. *flashback of when inu was sealed and dropped the shikon jewel and when kikyou died and her body was burned* inu says, KEH its seems like u and naraku have been talking a lot huh. bankotsu explains that this is the second time he met naraku. inu demands to know what he means. bankotsu explains he think he met him b4 he even made the shichinintai. inu says, oh so ur old friends huh. bankotsu responds, i wouldnt be friends with some demon, at that time i was wandering around looking for strong opponents to kill. we are taken into bankotsu's memories. bankotsu is fighting with a human and quickly disposes of him. in a mountainous area a large demonic bird with 3 eyes swoop toward him. bankotsu jumps into the sky spinning his banryuu and thrusts it through the middle of the bird slicing it in half. *bankotsu explains that during that time he heard about a ferocious demon* bankotsu wals trhough a dark forest until he ends up a swamp with 2 waterfall filled with green water. the area is engulfed by mist. an animal roars in the distance causing several black birds to fly away. as bankotsu continue to make his way around the swamp he finds naraku, in his baboon suit, standing next to a large demon. bankotsu tell him he came to fight this "god" in the forest. naraku explains that maybe it (the dead demon at his feet) was it. bankotsu asks if he killed it. naraku turns hid head slightly toward bankotsu and asks if he is a demon exterminator or some kind of priest. bankotsu feel insulted and points his baryuu (haleboard) at him and says, a am not anything like a demon exterminator. if ur strong then i will fight u. narkau innocently says, oh are u testing my abilities? bankotsu begins to charge at him while saying with angry growing with every word, someone who has had demon powers from the moment he was born COULDNT POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND. bankotsu attacks but narkau jumps into the air dodging it. bankotsu ends up stabbing the large lizard like demon. bankotsu gasps and narakus laughs at him. bankotsu demands to know what is so funny. naraku asks him if he wants demon powers like his. bankotsu furiously says, SO UR A DEMON ARENT U. naraku explains he is wandering the area searching for a power he failed to acquire. *flashback of when kikyou died and was burned into ashes* (they show the same d@mn flashback over and over again. so annoying >O) bankotsu says, the shikon jewel? naraku repsonds, i do not know when it will manifest itself into this world again. there is a very long pause as they both glare at each other. but jakotsus voice break the defening silince. this distracts bankotsu and he turns his attention to jakotsu. jakotsu says, hi brother ^_^ (he looks at the large lizard like demon) what? u destroyed it already? (he sighs and looks away) it would be nice if u let me destroy at least one. bankotsu look to where nraaku was but he has disappeared. bankotsu is still looking intensely at the spot where naraku was. jakotsu walks next to him and asks if he is hungry. there is a short pause and bankotsu tells jakotsu that they should go to war. jakotsu is in shock and asks, why? i thought you said u would never consider becoming a samurai. bankotsu looks outward, smiles and responds, i wont, we shall join the battle as mercenaries and slaughter everybody we fight. (jakotsu looks curiously at him and bankotsu puts his huge haleboard on his shoulder and smiles mischevously) (if u ask me i think bankotsu is compensating for something. LOL) i wouldnt mind being the leader of a band of skilled mercenaries. jakotsu still looking confused asks him if it will be just hte 2 of them. bankotsu sighs and thinks that it would be better if they had more allies. bankotsu begins to walk away and jakotsu walks faster to catc up with him still asking if bankotsu is serious about this. bankotsu begins to ponder how many men would be suffiecient. jakotsu looks upward and says, well then, lets gte together some good looking guys, (bankotsu smiles and calls jakotsu an idiot and explains they need strong guys) oh yeah thats true, if they were hot i would cut them up. i am such an idiot, hahahhahahaha. jakotsu and bankotsu continue to walk through the forest together with their new goal in mind *memory done* back with inu yasha and bankotsu, bankotsu begins to laugh and says, then after a long time we jad a reunion he ahs been telling me all sorts of stuff for awhile now. inu is stil holding his swor dinfront of him defensively as he says, naraku didnt revive u because of ur fond memories!!!! bankotsu responds, are u an idiot? he is not that type of person. one look at him and u would understand. inu glares at him and responds, YOU ARE THE IDIOT. he is using u to fight his battles for him. bankotsu loses his cool and gets angry as he says, THAT HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. if one is alive THERE IS LOTS OF THINGS ONE CAN DO. SUCH AS SETTLING THINGS WITH U. bankotsu and inu both attack each other. their blades calsh several times. inu almost gets sliced in his chest but leans back just in time. same happens with bankotsu. bankotsu spins his haleboard and attacks. inu leaps into the air and does a back flip. (bankotsu begins to think baout how he got a second chance to live) inu sends his wound of wind attack towards bankotsu, bankotsu counter it with his heat wave attack. suddenly narakus voice echoes saying, awaken bankotsu. (here we go bankotsu fans ^_^) we are taken into another one of bankotsus memories. the shikon jewels light shine in the darkness. when the image become brighter we see narakus hand on bankotsu neck. naraku says that hehas given him life once more. naraku removes his hand and bankotsu awakens from his long slumber. as he opens hi eyes his image of naraku is very blurry but it clears up. narakus looks down at him and says, u are bankotsu of teh shichinintai are u not? smoke hovers around them. bankotsu gets up (he is completely naked bankotsu fans ^_^) his hair is out and isnt in his long braid. bankotsu asks if naraku is that same demon from b4. naraku introduces himself. the white smoke continues to hover around them. bankotsu looks around and asks, what is all this, we had our heads cut off. naraku explains that right now they are in the shichinintais grave. bankotsu looks behind him (great nude shot of bankotsu here fans ^_^) and the smoke clears, he sees his comrades bones and weapons. naraku tells bankotsu that he put a shikon shard inside him and that is the power he feels. bankotsu smiles and touches his neck commenting on how useful the shikon shard is. naraku tells bankotsu to work for him, if he does then life will be given to him for al eternity. naraku opens his hand and 6 shards are glowing in it. he drops them too teh ground and bankotsu crawls over and picks them up. naraku hs disappeared but his voice echoes in teh grave telling bankotsu to revive his comrades and destroy his enemies. *memory done* back with inu and bankotsu. as the smoke clears bankotsu gets up from the ground he looks around and gasps when finds inu also getting up from the ground. bankotsu says angrily, ur still alive.THEN LETS SETTLE THIS. (u say that a billion times and nothing happens *rols eyes*) inu reponds, I AM NOT LEAVING UNTIL UR DEAD. the both begin to charge after each other. back with miroku and sango. the cavern they're in is shaking and looks like it will collapse. miroku and sango continue to run. miroku says that the barrier is gone and the narakus evil energy is overflowing. as they continue to run the find an opening shining brightly ahead of them. they can feel that a demon is just ahead. as they go through the opening they find themselves in a shaft. miroku and sango run to the banaster and look downward. there is rumbling in the backround and they sense that something is down there. as they look down into the pit it is complete dark but just then narkaus head shines and they both gasp. then narkaus face begins to fade away and miroku demands that he get back here. just then kaguras wind blades head right for them but they both dodge just in time. kagura and kanna are standing on the other side. kagura tells them that they will lose their heads if the keep looking down. sango alerts miroku that naraku disappeared again. miroku says, the way he showed up and then ran away means that... KAGURA naraku is incomplete isnt he. (kagura closes her eyes and smiles as she asks, what is that supposed to mean?) the reason naraku went through all this trouble to hide himself in hakureizan is actuall because inu destroyed his barrier using red tessaiga *flashback of ep 81 when inu made his sword red and destroyed narakus barrier* SO THEN THE REASON HE HID HIMSELF HERE IS TO REFORM HIS BARRIER AND BECOME STRONGER. kagura explains that she doesnt know about that since naraku doesnt trust her at all and that he should ask kanna even though its unlikely that she will tell him anything. miroku demands her to tell him everything she knows. kanna stays silent. kagura smiles mischevously and says, if u want to know so badly why dont u check it out for urself. (kagura opens her fan and get ready to attack) i'll esnd u on ur way. the wind blades his the bridge miroku and sango were standing on and it collapses. miroku and sango jump off in time. kagura attacks the platform they are on again and miroku and sango plunge into the pit screaming. kagura turns away and closes her fan. back with inu and bankotsu they attack with wounf of wind and heat wave again. the blast sends both of them sliding back. they both put their weapons infront of them as they slide back. inu begins to think that he can possibly defeat bankotsu this way he becoms angry that bankotsu isnt a demon if he was he could use bakuryuuha on him. bankotsu smiles confidently and yells, WHATS WRONG INU YASHA OUT OF BREATHE. *flashback of ep 54 when inu learned bakuryuuha for the first time and defeated his fathers killer ryukotsesei* inu yasha becomes even more enraged as he begins to think, D@MN THAT NARAKU, is that why he went through all the trouble reviving a human bourei to fight for him? bankotsu interupts his thoughts by saying, i dont know what ur thinking about inu but u r the one who is going to die. (yeah right) inu responds, KEH i thought to finish u off with one blast but there is no helping it, I'LL STICK WITH THIS A LITTLE LONGER. inu charges after bankotsu. back with kagome and kouga, hakkaku and ginta. hakkaku and ginta asks kouga why all the greenery on mount hakurei has disappeared. kouga explains that it was all destroyed by narakus energy. kagome alerts him that she feels the presence of a shikon shards ahead of them coming from 2 places, from the middle of the mountain and a large amount from the bottom. kouga assumes that naraku must be there (at the bottom). kouga speeds up and tell kagome to lead the way. kirara speeds up and they leave hakkaku and ginta behind. just then a green snakelike demon slithers toward them which stops them in their tracks. hakkaku jumps into the air and begins wrestling it. the demon falls to the ground and ginta begins wrestling the bottom of it. the demon dies and hakkaku and ginta are very proud of themselves. their happiness fades and they completely freak out when they realize they have been left behind and run to try to catch up to them again. as kagome soars on kirara she hopes that miroku sango and inu yasha are ok. back with inu and bankotsu. there are sounds of there swords clashing. bankotsu sends his heat wave towards inu yasha. inu yasha jumps into the air and does a back flip. the moments he lands bankotsu has sent another heat attack towards him and inus gets knocked up against the wall and falls to the ground. inu yasha uses his sword to get himself up he becomes very frustrated and begins to think, d@mmit, naraku is just ahead (bankotsu taunts him saying, whats wrong inu i thought u were going to defeat me) what do i do? i cant defeat him like this. (bankotsu says, i dont have time to fight u here forever) what do i do? bankotsu sends another heat attacks towards inu yasha. inu jumps into the air and throws his sword at bankotsu. bankotsu easily knocks his sword away. inu lands right infront of him and uses sankontessou (iron reaver) and 2 jewel shards blood splurts out of bankotsus arm. (go inu ^_^) bankotsu clutches his arm and becomes enraged. inu says proudly, hehe i knew they were in ur arm, (he places the shards in his pocket) it was strange how ur power had gotten stronger. i thought that migth be the reason. bankotsu says angrily, that was just a fluke hit. u have good luck. inu yasha smiles confidently and cracks his knuckles saying, i will pluck those shards out of u one by one. THE NEXT ONE IS IN UR NECK. inu yasha continues to use sankontessou (iron reaver) against bankotsu. bankosu leans back just in time ans stumbles backward. bankotsu punches inu in the face. inu spins a bit and fall to the ground landing on his back. bankotsu becomes confident again and hold his fist infront of his face saying, dont screw with me half demon. just who do u think i am? inu barely gets up. he he shaking with pain and has one eye (his right one) open as he calls bankotsu a b@stard. bankotsu smiles evily now and says, i am bankotsu the leader of the shichinintai. i have no intention of losing to anyone. inu is still shaking and opens his other eye and glares at bankotsu.
Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
it looks like inuyasha is going to be defeated here, but he doesnt give up.he manages to take the shikon shards from bonkutso and ending with the bakurayui or something with his sword.kouga and kagome gets deeper into the tunnel and meets up with miroku and sango.the whole moutain starts devour one person at a time, including inuyasha who has lost concious.mean while, sesshomaru decides to enter the mountain, leaving rin behind...
Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
There is a short scene with Sesshoumaru near the beginning in which his suspicions concerning the mountain are confirmed.

Then we see Kagome, Kouga, Shippo & co. heading up towards the mountain, the barrier has been broken and all the demons feel much better. Demons begin pouring out of the mountain, Kouga begins beating them up.

Back to Sesshoumaru, Jaken, & Rin. Several of the demons come towards them, Sesshoumaru and Jaken take care of them, it's funny to see the Jaken just starts waving his staff around.

Inuyasha runs into Bankutso and they fight. Turns out that Bankutso had met Naraku once before, a long time ago. Inuyasha has a little trouble in this fight b/c Bankutso has 7 shards. They talk a good bit between blows.

Sango & Miroku are running through the tunnels and begin to sense demons nearby. They come upon a pit in which Miroku sees Naraku, Kagura and Kanna are here as well. Kagura knocks them into the pit, where see the remains of demons.

Inuyasha and Bankutso are still fighting.

Kouga & Kagome decide to head deeper into the mountain when she begins to sense shikon shards.

Back to the big fight... Inuyasha manages to get 2 shikon shards out of Bankutso's sword arm. They continue to fight, though neither is welding a sword anymore.
Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
Inuyasha finally duels Narku. Inuyasha turns into a demon and deafeats Narku. Something is wroung with Inuyasha,he wont turn back normal.Now Kagome has to try to restore Inuyasha to normal.She reminds Inuyasha who he is.It does not work.So she kiss him and he s normal again.
Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
Inuyasha finally duels Narku. Inuyasha turns into a demon and deafeats Narku. Something is wroung with Inuyasha,he wont turn back normal.Now Kagome has to try to restore Inuyasha to normal.She reminds Inuyasha who he is.It does not work.So she kiss him and he s normal again.
Episode Summary for Episode 121 - Duel! The Strongest and Last Shichinin-Tai. Written by inuyashaworld.com visitor
SPOILER EP 121
at the start of this ep they show people from several
villages looking at mount hakurei. blood red mist leaks out
of the mountain with demons pouring out of it from all
direction. then they show kikyou and sess,rin and jaken
looking at the mountain commenting on the evil energy
pouring out of it. back with kouga and kagome. kouga is
punching demons shattering them into pieces while kagome
destroys them with her arrows. kouga jumps inot the air
spins and kicks a demon aside just as hakkaku (he is
holding shippo and kirara) and ginta finally catch up to
them. they stop dead in their track when a large piece of
the demon kouga just destroyed lands at their feet. they
looks down at it very disgusted then runs over to kagome.
the stop when they reach here and start breahting heavily
trying to catch there breath from running so long. hakkaku
hands over shippo and kirara. kirara immediately jumps out
of her arms and walks away. she stops and transforms into
her large firey form and looks back at them. shippo finally
opens his eyes and tell kagome that he feel much better
now. kouga comments on how the barrier is completely gone
and the scent emitting from the mountain is narakus. (he
glares at the moutain) and comments that there is another
scent that is ten times more annoying... his thoughts are
interrupted when another swarm of demons fly towards them.
kouga jumps into the air and attack them. back with
sesshoumaru and jaken. several snakelike demons attack
sesshoumaru at once. jaken becomes concerned and sweat
forms on his face (he should know better *rolls eyes*)
sesshoumaru takes our his sword and desrtoys all the demons
with one swing. i huge shockwave of white energy comes from
the sword and the shatter into pieces. jaken complements
sesshoumaru on his skill, then gets staff ready and fries a
couple demons with its fire attack. he laughs meniacally
and says, COME IF U HAVE CONFIDENCE IN UR STRENTGH. rin
tells jaken to do his best. jaken thanks her while spinning
his staff around. back with kikyou. she continue to destroy
demons with her arrows. one enormous worms like demon
attack her but shatters into piece when her arrow goes
right through it. kouga continues punching and kicking
demons he quickly turns to hakkaku and ginta and says, LETS
GO. hakkaku and ginta are confused and ask where. kouga
explains, isnt it obvious, after naraku. kouga alerts
kagome that hes leaving. kagome asks kirara for her help.
kirara flies over, kagome and shipo get on her back.
hakkaku and ginta demand that they wait for them and start
running to catch up again. shippo turns to kagome and
wonders if everyone is ok. kagome tell him that she is sure
they are. back with inu yasha and bankotsu. inu demands
that bankotsu gte out of his way. bankotsu responds, no
way. all my brothers in teh shichinintai died, i am gonna
satisfy my thirst for revenge by fighting u. inu smiles and
says i dont remember killing any of them but since i cant
get to naraku until i get past u (inu thrust out his sword
and points it at bankotsu) WHY DONT WE GET IT OVER WITH
ALREADY?!!?!? inu sends a wound of wind blast toward
bankotsu. bankotsus banryuu pulses and a huge gust of hot
air comes from it, it then turns into a large heat blast.
inus wound of wind and bankotsu heat energy begins to push
each other back and forth until they explode and flames
appear on the ground. bankotsu smiles confidently at him
and says, hmm we're even. inu glares at him, grits his
teeth and begins to think about the last time they fought.
bankotsu was overcome by his wound of wind attack. he
realizes bankotsu has gotten much stronger since then and
says, BANKOTSU U B@STARD U ARE USING UR COMRADES SHIKON
SHARDS. bankotsu still looking confident responds, of
course i am, they are souvenirs from my little brothers.
kyoukotsu,mukotsu,suikotsu,ginkouts,jakotsu,renkotsu and
mine make 7, thanks to that i have ample power. bankotsu
sends another heat wave blast at inu. inu tries to counter
it with wound of wind. the heat wave blast surrounds inu as
he charges after bankotsu. he begins to attack but bankotsu
knocks into back up against the cavern wall with his sword.
inu falls to the ground but get up jst in time b4 bankotsu
stabs him in the skull. bankotsu thrust his sword into the
ground,clutches it and uses it ot swing around. he sends
another blast at inu and inu get hits and rolls on the
ground. when inu stops rolling he turn his head all teh way
back to glare at him. bankotsu says, hmmm how strange were
u always this weak (bankotsu pulls his sword out of the
ground) or have i just gotten too strong? inu uses his
sword to pull himself up, after catching his breath he
says, you r using 7 shards and thats all u'v got? banktso
repsonds, geez, you never shut up, do you, you b@stard.
only when u have killed me can u say something like that.
(the smoke around begins to disperse) inu repsonds, KEH be
prepared for me to carve all those shard out of ur body.
inu pulls his sword out of the ground and charges after
bankotsu. their swords clash several times until they are
next to each other face to face glaring at each other. inu
says, a bourei (sorry they didnt translate this word ;_;)
like u needs to back to sleeping in its grave. bankotsu
angrily says, you're the one who was sleeping, arent u the
demon who was sealed up? (inu becomes even more enraged) oh
my mistake, you're not a demon you're a half demon,
naraku told me about u and that dead girl kikyou, (inu
yasha begins to growl) inu yasha knocks bankotsus sword
back. bankotsu does a backflip in the air holding his sword
above his head, lands and readies his sword to attack and
says angrily, a half demon who was seal away 50 years ago
has no place to talk about us who were revived. *flashback
of when inu was sealed and dropped the shikon jewel and
when kikyou died and her body was burned* inu says, KEH
its seems like u and naraku have been talking a lot huh.
bankotsu explains that this is the second time he met
naraku. inu demands to know what he means. bankotsu
explains he think he met him b4 he even made the
shichinintai. inu says, oh so ur old friends huh. bankotsu
responds, i wouldnt be friends with some demon, at that
time i was wandering around looking for strong opponents to
kill. we are taken into bankotsu's memories. bankotsu is
fighting with a human and quickly disposes of him. in a
mountainous area a large demonic bird with 3 eyes swoop
toward him. bankotsu jumps into the sky spinning his
banryuu and thrusts it through the middle of the bird
slicing it in half. *bankotsu explains that during that
time he heard about a ferocious demon* bankotsu wals
trhough a dark forest until he ends up a swamp with 2
waterfall filled with green water. the area is engulfed by
mist. an animal roars in the distance causing several black
birds to fly away. as bankotsu continue to make his way
around the swamp he finds naraku, in his baboon suit,
standing next to a large demon. bankotsu tell him he came
to fight this "god" in the forest. naraku explains that
maybe it (the dead demon at his feet) was it. bankotsu asks
if he killed it. naraku turns hid head slightly toward
bankotsu and asks if he is a demon exterminator or some
kind of priest. bankotsu feel insulted and points his
baryuu (haleboard) at him and says, a am not anything like
a demon exterminator. if ur strong then i will fight u.
narkau innocently says, oh are u testing my abilities?
bankotsu begins to charge at him while saying with angry
growing with every word, someone who has had demon powers
from the moment he was born COULDNT POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND.
bankotsu attacks but narkau jumps into the air dodging it.
bankotsu ends up stabbing the large lizard like demon.
bankotsu gasps and narakus laughs at him. bankotsu demands
to know what is so funny. naraku asks him if he wants demon
powers like his. bankotsu furiously says, SO UR A DEMON
ARENT U. naraku explains he is wandering the area searching
for a power he failed to acquire. *flashback of when kikyou
died and was burned into ashes* (they show the same d@mn
flashback over and over again. so annoying >O) bankotsu
says, the shikon jewel? naraku repsonds, i do not know when
it will manifest itself into this world again. there is a
very long pause as they both glare at each other. but
jakotsus voice break the defening silince. this distracts
bankotsu and he turns his attention to jakotsu. jakotsu
says, hi brother ^_^ (he looks at the large lizard like
demon) what? u destroyed it already? (he sighs and looks
away) it would be nice if u let me destroy at least one.
bankotsu look to where nraaku was but he has disappeared.
bankotsu is still looking intensely at the spot where
naraku was. jakotsu walks next to him and asks if he is
hungry. there is a short pause and bankotsu tells jakotsu
that they should go to war. jakotsu is in shock and asks,
why? i thought you said u would never consider becoming a
samurai. bankotsu looks outward, smiles and responds, i
wont, we shall join the battle as mercenaries and slaughter
everybody we fight. (jakotsu looks curiously at him and
bankotsu puts his huge haleboard on his shoulder and smiles
mischevously) (if u ask me i think bankotsu is compensating
for something. LOL) i wouldnt mind being the leader of a
band of skilled mercenaries. jakotsu still looking confused
asks him if it will be just hte 2 of them. bankotsu sighs
and thinks that it would be better if they had more allies.
bankotsu begins to walk away and jakotsu walks faster to
catc up with him still asking if bankotsu is serious about
this. bankotsu begins to ponder how many men would be
suffiecient. jakotsu looks upward and says, well then, lets
gte together some good looking guys, (bankotsu smiles and
calls jakotsu an idiot and explains they need strong guys)
oh yeah thats true, if they were hot i would cut them up. i
am such an idiot, hahahhahahaha. jakotsu and bankotsu
continue to walk through the forest together with their new
goal in mind *memory done* back with inu yasha and
bankotsu, bankotsu begins to laugh and says, then after a
long time we jad a reunion he ahs been telling me all sorts
of stuff for awhile now. inu is stil holding his swor
dinfront of him defensively as he says, naraku didnt revive
u because of ur fond memories!!!! bankotsu responds, are u
an idiot? he is not that type of person. one look at him
and u would understand. inu glares at him and responds, YOU
ARE THE IDIOT. he is using u to fight his battles for him.
bankotsu loses his cool and gets angry as he says, THAT HAS
GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. if one is alive THERE IS LOTS
OF THINGS ONE CAN DO. SUCH AS SETTLING THINGS WITH U.
bankotsu and inu both attack each other. their blades calsh
several times. inu almost gets sliced in his chest but
leans back just in time. same happens with bankotsu.
bankotsu spins his haleboard and attacks. inu leaps into
the air and does a back flip. (bankotsu begins to think
baout how he got a second chance to live) inu sends his
wound of wind attack towards bankotsu, bankotsu counter it
with his heat wave attack. suddenly narakus voice echoes
saying, awaken bankotsu. (here we go bankotsu fans ^_^) we
are taken into another one of bankotsus memories. the
shikon jewels light shine in the darkness. when the image
become brighter we see narakus hand on bankotsu neck.
naraku says that hehas given him life once more. naraku
removes his hand and bankotsu awakens from his long
slumber. as he opens hi eyes his image of naraku is very
blurry but it clears up. narakus looks down at him and
says, u are bankotsu of teh shichinintai are u not? smoke
hovers around them. bankotsu gets up (he is completely
naked bankotsu fans ^_^) his hair is out and isnt in his
long braid. bankotsu asks if naraku is that same demon from
b4. naraku introduces himself. the white smoke continues to
hover around them. bankotsu looks around and asks, what is
all this, we had our heads cut off. naraku explains that
right now they are in the shichinintais grave. bankotsu
looks behind him (great nude shot of bankotsu here fans
^_^) and the smoke clears, he sees his comrades bones and
weapons. naraku tells bankotsu that he put a shikon shard
inside him and that is the power he feels. bankotsu smiles
and touches his neck commenting on how useful the shikon
shard is. naraku tells bankotsu to work for him, if he does
then life will be given to him for al eternity. naraku
opens his hand and 6 shards are glowing in it. he drops
them too teh ground and bankotsu crawls over and picks them
up. naraku hs disappeared but his voice echoes in teh grave
telling bankotsu to revive his comrades and destroy his
enemies. *memory done* back with inu and bankotsu. as the
smoke clears bankotsu gets up from the ground he looks
around and gasps when finds inu also getting up from the
ground. bankotsu says angrily, ur still alive.THEN LETS
SETTLE THIS. (u say that a billion times and nothing
happens *rols eyes*) inu reponds, I AM NOT LEAVING UNTIL UR
DEAD. the both begin to charge after each other. back with
miroku and sango. the cavern they're in is shaking and
looks like it will collapse. miroku and sango continue to
run. miroku says that the barrier is gone and the narakus
evil energy is overflowing. as they continue to run the
find an opening shining brightly ahead of them. they can
feel that a demon is just ahead. as they go through the
opening they find themselves in a shaft. miroku and sango
run to the banaster and look downward. there is rumbling in
the backround and they sense that something is down there.
as they look down into the pit it is complete dark but just
then narkaus head shines and they both gasp. then narkaus
face begins to fade away and miroku demands that he get
back here. just then kaguras wind blades head right for
them but they both dodge just in time. kagura and kanna are
standing on the other side. kagura tells them that they
will lose their heads if the keep looking down. sango
alerts miroku that naraku disappeared again. miroku says,
the way he showed up and then ran away means that... KAGURA
naraku is incomplete isnt he. (kagura closes her eyes and
smiles as she asks, what is that supposed to mean?) the
reason naraku went through all this trouble to hide himself
in hakureizan is actuall because inu destroyed his barrier
using red tessaiga *flashback of ep 81 when inu made his
sword red and destroyed narakus barrier* SO THEN THE REASON
HE HID HIMSELF HERE IS TO REFORM HIS BARRIER AND BECOME
STRONGER. kagura explains that she doesnt know about that
since naraku doesnt trust her at all and that he should ask
kanna even though its unlikely that she will tell him
anything. miroku demands her to tell him everything she
knows. kanna stays silent. kagura smiles mischevously and
says, if u want to know so badly why dont u check it out
for urself. (kagura opens her fan and get ready to attack)
i'll esnd u on ur way. the wind blades his the bridge
miroku and sango were standing on and it collapses. miroku
and sango jump off in time. kagura attacks the platform
they are on again and miroku and sango plunge into the pit
screaming. kagura turns away and closes her fan. back with
inu and bankotsu they attack with wounf of wind and heat
wave again. the blast sends both of them sliding back. they
both put their weapons infront of them as they slide back.
inu begins to think that he can possibly defeat bankotsu
this way he becoms angry that bankotsu isnt a demon if he
was he could use bakuryuuha on him. bankotsu smiles
confidently and yells, WHATS WRONG INU YASHA OUT OF
BREATHE. *flashback of ep 54 when inu learned bakuryuuha
for the first time and defeated his fathers killer
ryukotsesei* inu yasha becomes even more enraged as he
begins to think, D@MN THAT NARAKU, is that why he went
through all the trouble reviving a human bourei to fight
for him? bankotsu interupts his thoughts by saying, i
dont know what ur thinking about inu but u r the one who is
going to die. (yeah right) inu responds, KEH i thought to
finish u off with one blast but there is no helping it,
I'LL STICK WITH THIS A LITTLE LONGER. inu charges after
bankotsu. back with kagome and kouga, hakkaku and ginta.
hakkaku and ginta asks kouga why all the greenery on mount
hakurei has disappeared. kouga explains that it was all
destroyed by narakus energy. kagome alerts him that she
feels the presence of a shikon shards ahead of them coming
from 2 places, from the middle of the mountain and a large
amount from the bottom. kouga assumes that naraku must be
there (at the bottom). kouga speeds up and tell kagome to
lead the way. kirara speeds up and they leave hakkaku and
ginta behind. just then a green snakelike demon slithers
toward them which stops them in their tracks. hakkaku jumps
into the air and begins wrestling it. the demon falls to
the ground and ginta begins wrestling the bottom of it. the
demon dies and hakkaku and ginta are very proud of
themselves. their happiness fades and they completely freak
out when they realize they have been left behind and run to
try to catch up to them again. as kagome soars on kirara
she hopes that miroku sango and inu yasha are ok. back with
inu and bankotsu. there are sounds of there swords
clashing. bankotsu sends his heat wave towards inu yasha.
inu yasha jumps into the air and does a back flip. the
moments he lands bankotsu has sent another heat attack
towards him and inus gets knocked up against the wall and
falls to the ground. inu yasha uses his sword to get
himself up he becomes very frustrated and begins to think,
d@mmit, naraku is just ahead (bankotsu taunts him saying,
whats wrong inu i thought u were going to defeat me) what
do i do? i cant defeat him like this. (bankotsu says, i
dont have time to fight u here forever) what do i do?
bankotsu sends another heat attacks towards inu yasha. inu
jumps into the air and throws his sword at bankotsu.
bankotsu easily knocks his sword away. inu lands right
infront of him and uses sankontessou (iron reaver) and 2
jewel shards blood splurts out of bankotsus arm. (go inu
^_^) bankotsu clutches his arm and becomes enraged. inu
says proudly, hehe i knew they were in ur arm, (he places
the shards in his pocket) it was strange how ur power had
gotten stronger. i thought that migth be the reason.
bankotsu says angrily, that was just a fluke hit. u have
good luck. inu yasha smiles confidently and cracks his
knuckles saying, i will pluck those shards out of u one by
one. THE NEXT ONE IS IN UR NECK. inu yasha continues to
use sankontessou (iron reaver) against bankotsu. bankosu
leans back just in time ans stumbles backward. bankotsu
punches inu in the face. inu spins a bit and fall to the
ground landing on his back. bankotsu becomes confident
again and hold his fist infront of his face saying, dont
screw with me half demon. just who do u think i am? inu
barely gets up. he he shaking with pain and has one eye
(his right one) open as he calls bankotsu a b@stard.
bankotsu smiles evily now and says, i am bankotsu the
leader of the shichinintai. i have no intention of losing
to anyone. inu is still shaking and opens his other eye and
glares at bankotsu.