It was great!
Ayame | St. Louis, MO USA | 10/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Inuyasha and friends go on with their journey and meet up with the man that made Tensiga and the sword that Sesshomaru carries. The two brothers get locked in a battle againest one another. Then secret of Tensiga is finally reaviled to Inuyasha. Then a girl appears and helps Sesshomaru but then wolves attack her and her village. Will Sesshomaru help her? Inuyasha and friends discover the attacked village and the leader (Koga). Inuyasha fights with him. But what will happen next? I loved this DVD because it kept me on the edge of my seat th whole time."
HE RAISED UP AGAINST HIS BROTHER
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 10/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After Kikyo takes all the Shikon Jewel shards Inuyasha and company have collected in the past 11 volumes, our heroes find themselves having to start from scratch. They're trying to keep their spirits up but just about that time a strange demon comes riding in on a three headed flying cow! His name is Totosai and he is the maker of Inuyasha's sword Tetsusaiga, a sword which Inuyasha has still not been able to properly master. He did manage to unleash its full potential one time, but has no clue how to repeat the process. Maybe if he could control his temper and gain patience, the old guy could teach him something. Inuyasha's half brother is on the sword-makers trail after he reneged on a deal to manufacture a new weapon for him. If Inuyasha cannot uncover the secret of Tetsusaiga's power he might just find himself a corpse!
Volume 12 of Inuyasha was excellent, but that is no surprise for this anime. So far the excellent storyline written by the great manga-ka Rumiko Takahashi is being closely adhered to and that is a good thing. The animation quality is rarely skimpy in budget and the humor mixed with pathos still is strong. It's ironic that Inuyasha and his brother are always fighting, seeing as how Inuyasha's sword can kill demons, yet Sesshomaru's sword cannot kill and protects him from death. So neither will ever win! We also see the first signs that Sesshomaru is not entirely evil when he meets a mute orpahn girl despised by her village. It's a really nice touch and reveals another layer of depth. Wow, masterful storytelling. The only thing that has started to bug me is that maybe there are too many characters in the show now. Inuyasha's friends mainly just watch him fight without helping him these days, and they just seem like window dressing. The director of the show needs to keep them involved more."
L. Mintah | USA | 06/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
""I Want to Change the World" is the title opening song for the first episode, and the sequence that goes along with the song is terrific. It has intense action as well as shows the heartbreak of the relationship between Kikyo and Inuyasha, and the pain that lingers in his heart from her betrayal.In this DVD, we see a softer side of Sesshomaru. As Inuyasha finally discovers how to use the Windscar on Tetsaiga, his older brother is wounded. A little mute girl takes a liking to Sesshomaru as he is nursing his wounds and ego in the woods. I won't spoil it, but Sesshomaru also discovers the secret of his sword and uses it.A new character, Koga the wolf-demon, is introduced. He is introduced as evil, but towards the end Kagome is not sure if he is. Koga and Inuyasha have immediate bad blood. The sounds effects, animation, and voice acting are seamless. There is a lot of humor as the swordmaster who forged the brothers' swords comes back riding a three-eyed cow. He is so funny."