Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
Inuyasha the Movie poster.png
Japanese theatrical poster
Directed by Toshiya Shinohara
Produced by
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Masuo Ueda
  • Mikihiro Iwata
Screenplay byKatsuyuki Sumisawa
Based on Inuyasha
by Rumiko Takahashi
Starring
Music by Kaoru Wada
CinematographyHisao Shirai
Edited byTomoaki Tsurubuchi
Production
company
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • December 15, 2001 (2001-12-15)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Budget US$2.9 million [ citation needed ]
Box office$10,539,779 [1]

Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (映画犬夜叉 時代を越える想い, Eiga Inuyasha: Toki o Koeru Omoi) (also known as InuYasha the Movie: The Love that Transcends Time) is the first film of the Inuyasha series. The song, "No More Words" is performed by Ayumi Hamasaki.

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Plot

Half-demon Inuyasha's late dog-demon father Toga defeated a powerful Chinese moth yōkai, named Hyōga two centuries ago, but a Shikon Jewel fragment has freed his son, Menōmaru, who seeks to avenge his father's death and free the tremendously infinite power and strength of his father sealed away with him.

In the present of Feudal-era Japan, Inuyasha, and his friends, Kagome, monk Miroku, demon slayer Sango and fox demon Shippo, have just finished killing a scorpion demon. Miroku and Sango split up from the group after Sango's faithful nekomata companion Kirara mysteriously runs off, leading them to Menōmaru's cave. Menōmaru and his female minions, Ruri and Hari, begin battling Miroku and Sango, during which Ruri copies Miroku's Wind Tunnel and Hari cursing Kirara, to follow Hari as her leader. Eventually, Menōmaru curses Kagome so she turns against Inuyasha.

After the heroes are pushed away by a blast from Menōmaru and further split up, Menōmaru succeeds in accessing the demonic power of his predecessors, sealed away by Inuyasha's father, becoming a new, more powerful Hyōga, and begins to change the essence of time and space by absorbing the souls of countless people to fully merge himself with his family's demonic energy. Menōmaru's mind-control curse on Kagome possesses her, and she is forced to pursue and kill Inuyasha, who notices her wearing Kikyo's style of clothing. After realizing what Menōmaru did to her and choosing to face Kagome at the Sacred Tree, she shoots him with a sacred arrow in the same manner that Kikyo had done. Kagome regains control of herself and mourns her actions, during which Kikyo appears and forces Kagome to return to her own time.

Back in the present, Kagome walks out to see her family shrine, and the rest of Tokyo covered in snow caused by Menōmaru's curse. She goes to the tree that Inuyasha was sealed to, realizing that without a way back to Feudal Japan, that she can never see him again. She places her hand on the tree, realizing that she and Inuyasha are emotionally connected to each other through the tree and can talk to each other through thoughts. After Inuyasha pleads with her to return to the Feudal era, Kagome retrieves a piece of Kikyo's sacred arrow from the tree and shoots it into the well. She returns to the Feudal era to find Inuyasha reawakened, thanks to Shippo, Myoga, and Kaede.

Deciding to face off Menōmaru and his minions alone, Miroku defeats Ruri in a duel with their wind tunnels, and Sango brings Kirara back to her senses, allowing them to defeat Hari. They join Inuyasha, Kagome and Shippo in a last stand against Menōmaru. Inuyasha combines his Backlash Wave with Kagome's sacred arrow to kill Hyōga.

Voice cast

CharacterJapanese Voice ActorEnglish Voice Actor
Inuyasha Kappei Yamaguchi Richard Ian Cox
Kagome Higurashi Satsuki Yukino Moneca Stori
Miroku Kōji Tsujitani Kirby Morrow
Sango Houko Kuwashima Kelly Sheridan
Shippo Kumiko Watanabe Jillian Michaels
Myoga Kenichi Ogata Paul Dobson
Kikyo Noriko Hidaka Willow Johnson
Kaede Hisako Kyōda Pam Hyatt
Hachiemon Toshihiko Nakajima Terry Klassen
Grandpa Katsumi Suzuki French Tickner
Sota Higurashi Akiko Nakagawa Saffron Henderson
Mrs. Higurashi Asako Dodo Cathy Weseluck
Sesshomaru Ken Narita David Kaye
Jaken Yuichi Nagashima Don Brown
Rin Mamiko Noto Brenna O'Brien
Menomaru Tomokazu Seki Vincent Gale
Ruri Hekiru Shiina Venus Terzo
Hari Tomoko Kawakami Lalainia Lindbjerg

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References

  1. "Inuyasha - Toki wo koeru omoi". boxofficemojo.com.