Contains Episodes 28-30 During a routine demon-slaying, Miroku wanders away from the others in pursuit of a young woman. (Predictably, she turns out to be a giant mantris-demon in disguise.) Although the enemy is dispatche... more »d easily enough by means of Miroku?s Wind Tunnel, as it vanishes into the void of Miroku?s hand, its claw damages the edge and now Miroku must return to the monk who helped read him, in hopes that the damage can be repaired before the wound grows and eventually swallows him whole. Later, the group reaches a village whose inhabitants have been slain by the weapon of a Demon-Slayer. Kohaku, the younger brother of Sango who died in Naraku?s castle, appears to have been involved. Sango chases him, only to find herself before Naraku himself. Told that it was he who brought Kohaku back to life (using a shard of the Sacred Jewel, no less), Sango is ordered by Naraku to steal Tetsusaiga from InuYasha?else Kohaku die a second time.« less
Christopher P. Cecena | Pine Valley, CA USA | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Things look bad for Miroku when the kazanna(wind tunnel) in his hand gets cut by a giant mantis. Now he needs help from Mushin, the man who looked after him after his father's death, to sew it up before it widens and shortens his lifespan. Of course, this was all a trap by Naraku, who proceeds to have a demon take over Mushin's body, and then sends tons more demons out to finish our slightly-lecherous-and-sometimes-questionable-but-overall-good-guy monk. Now, Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango, and Shippo need to save him before it's too late! Some very good fight sequences, and even some nice humor, and we also get a bit more insight into not only Miroku, but also Inuyasha, who uses his Tetsusaiga blade at its full power for the first time ever in this episode.
The next two episodes are the highlight for me, mainly since they focus on my favorite anime girl of all time, Sango! Naraku, apparently deciding he hasn't screwed up poor Sango's life enough, revives her dead brother with a Shikon fragment, but brother Kohaku is now a zombie/mind-controlled/puppet/etc. Naraku tells her that unless she steals Inuyasha's Tetsusaiga, he'll kill Kohaku again. These two episodes see Sango's loyalty to her brother and her friends put to the test. Naraku is so mean for continuing to torture her. Some highlights include a humorous scene with Kagome in her own time, plus Inuyasha and Miroku getting beat up by the girls due to a misunderstanding. Kagome also gets a brief time to shine near the end when she faces off with Naraku, in a really cool moment where we learn that it's not wise to tick her off.
Overall, these episodes are some of my favorites, and are definitely worth checking out. 5/5"
HOW FAR WILL YOU GO?
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 09/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, we all know the weakness for women that Miroku suffers from. But what happens when a demon lurks behind that pretty face, and especially a mantis demon! And we all know what a mantis does after mating! Naraku has shown before that he has no compunctions about killing innocents to get the Shikon Jewel, but in this 10th volume, he sinks to new lows. After commanding a resurrected Kohaku to murder an entire village of innocent people to draw Inuyasha and company into a trap, his next mission is to kill our heroes. Including his own sister!
After a lackluster first episode, the other two shows on this disk aspire to very deep emotional territory. How do you kill your own brother? Do you betray your friends in order to save even a shadow of him? And the theme of using loved ones against each other especially hits a chord with Inuyasha, who was mistakenly accused of betraying the woman he loved, thanks to Naraku's imposture. Excellent show!"
A good dvd
Sesho | 06/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i rented this dvd once and it was great. in the first episode, miroku's kazanna (wind tunnel) gets broken by a mantis discuised as a beautiful girl. he then goes to his step fatger so it can ve repaired. i wont tell you the rest of this episode so i wont spoil it for you.
in the next episode, sango finds his little brother kohaku killing many peolpe and naraku bribes sango with reviving her brother into stealing inuyasha's tetsusaiga.
i can't tell you the rest of what happens in this dvd because it might spoil it for you all. this dvd was great. i really liked the cover of it. the girls on it were sexy"
Sesho | 07/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This anime was very outstanding. From the cover,it may look odd but trust me it is good.In the first episode, Miroku gets tricked by a disguised princess who claims she wants to bear his child who is really a large mantis that scars his wind tunnel. So he turns to his uncle for help and discovers that if he uses while scarred, it may swallow him whole.In the next episode,which is really funny. Sango and Kagome get into a hot spring and Kagome sees Sango's scar on her back and Sango talks
about it. Then they see Inuyasha and Miroku being peeping toms.
Here comes the drama, they find a village full of slaughtered
villagers,and all the murders are done by Kohaku, Sango's brother that was supposed to be dead. But thanks to Naraku,Kohaku is back to live by a single jewel shard embedded in his back.Sango follows Kohaku and finds Naraku, she tries to make Kohaku remeber her but Naraku erased all his memerioes.
The only way she can get him back is to steal Testusiaga.They saved the best for last!Sango and Naraku fight in a battle until one's death until the rest of the gang find them and join in. This another one of the best anime I have seen!"
They show these eps over and over on Cartoon Network
L. Mintah | USA | 06/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Inuyasha: Vol. 10: Scars of Battle contains three episodes, the last two I have seen repeated endlessly on Cartoon Network. The first episode has Miroku lured by a beautiful woman to a trap which damages his Wind Tunnel. He seeks out the old monk who brought him up and knows of Miroku's family's curse.
The other two episodes are connected. They involve the surprising return of Kohaku, Sango the Demonslayer's younger brother who died. The evil Naraku has brought Kohaku back to life as a slave. Naraku blackmails Sango into stealing Tetsusaiga from Inuyasha and giving it to Naraku in exchange for "eternal life" for Sango's tormented brother.
Extras include a little line art and a so-called "video game promo." However, none of the video game is shown, only clips from the first episodes of the series."