Two new characters join the cast of this engaging series and create complications. Shippo, an orphan fox spirit, meets Kagome and Inu-Yasha in the Warring States period. In Japanese folklore, foxes are shape-shifters and... more » illusionists; Shippo uses these talents to help defeat the Thunder Brothers. A more conventional but potentially more dangerous addition is Hojo, a handsome upper classman at Kagome's school, who's concerned about her recent absences. His understated good manners contrast sharply with the prickly Inu-Yasha--just as Kagome is beginning to recognize his good points. In "Mischievous Little Soul," Kagome takes great risks to rescue the unhappy spirit of a little girl killed in a recent fire. Inu-Yasha appears just in time to provide some much-needed help and explanations in a moving story that recalls the more emotional installments of Takahashi's Maison Ikoku. (Unrated: suitable for ages 13 and older: violence, grotesque imagery) --Charles Solomon« less
Wonderful DVD. All Inu-Yasha fans will enjoy this Volume.
Delia O. Spencer | 03/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now before you call me crazy and say it is not out yet. I should tell you Suncoast got it early. Now for the reveiw.---
Episode 10. Phantom Showdown. The Thunder Brothers vs. Tesusaiga.This Episode continues right after Episode 09. Enter Shippou and the amazing Thunder Brothers. where Inu-Yasha is doing battle with Hiten. Can he defeat Hiten, yet save Kagome at the same time?
Episode 11. Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask.In this Episode, Kagome goes back to her time inorder to take a test. But when an evil flesh-eating mask attacks, only Inu-Yasha can save the day.
Episode 12. Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul.Back in the present time, a Mishchievous little spirit starts harasing children. and only Kagome can see her. Not far off is a Demon named the Soul Piper. It's job is too entertain a childs ghost until it is ready to except death. But if they havn't by the time it's eyes are open, that spirit will goto Hell.
I hope you enjoy these Episodes just like I did."
"The Thunder Brothers" is just plain good
disrupter | Cheyenne, WY USA | 05/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In this Installment of the InuYasha series on dvd we finish the fight with the Thunder Brothers(Hiten and Manten). In this episode InuYasha's feelings for Kagome become obvious for those who haven't seen it coming yet.
Next are the two episodes most people I talk to dislike because they don't really have much to do in the overall story(I prefer to think of them as character building episodes).
First, an evil fleshing eating mask is devouring everything in sight so it may have a body. Kagome becomes a target when the mask realizes it need jewel shards to keep the body it gained. InuYasha comes in the nick of time but refuses to save her until she apologizes for making him sit many times for trying to plug up the well.
After that Kagome must save a little girl's spirit from the pits of hell after she rages against its family for letting her die. This, too, annoys InuYasha because he couldn't help Kagome and was worried.
A word of warning for collectors of this series: If you liked what you saw on Cartoon Network and began collecting this series but don't know much else about it, you should know that it is 90+ episodes long and you will only get three episodes a dvd."
One of the Scarier Inuyasha DVD's
L. Mintah | USA | 08/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Episode 10 - Phantom Showdown: The Thunder Brothers vs. Tetsusaiga
The conclusion of the battle with the Thunder Brothers. Their family history is revealed. The more human-looking Hiten is more evil than his uglier brother, Manten. Taking a pause in using their thunder powers to wipe out samurai armies for sport, the brothers are trying to get the Sacred Jewel shards from Inuyasha and his friends. As Manten is choking Kagome to death, Inuyasha kills him. Even though Hiten is so vile, it is touching to see his genuine grief as he has lost the only person he had in the world.
Episode 11 - Terror of the Ancient Noh Mask
This episode is terrifying. Kagome is back in present-day Japan, trying to catch up with her schoolwork and her friends. But an ancient Noh mask sealed in a box in the temple senses the Sacred Jewel shards in Kagome's room. The mask breaks free and goes around killing people in the most horrible way imagined.
Episode 12 - Soul Piper and the Mischievous Little Soul
This episode is both scary and difficult to watch. This episode is in no way for children. It deals with the very vengeful ghost of a little girl who perished in a house fire. The ghost is actively trying to kill her little brother. She actually throws the sick boy through a glass hospital window. Close behind the ghost is the Soul Piper, a being who escorts the ghosts of children to heaven. This benevolent, ocarina-playing spirit can become VERY scary very quickly, as it is also his job to drag evil children to hell. Kagome, with her psychic gifts, wants to turn the girl's heart around before it is too late. You will have a lump in your throat when you see the goldfish kimono."
L. Mintah | 03/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have not actually seen thid Dvd, but I have seen all three episodes on it.The First Episode is called "Phantom Showdown: The
Thunderbrothers Vs. Tetsusaiga." The battle between Hiten and Inu Yasha rages on. While Kagome and Shippo are trying to take care of Manten. Then when Manten is about to finish them off, Inu Yasha comes to the rescue and saves them. I will not tell you what exactly happens of course that would ruin it. Then the enraged Hiten, who now has 5 jewel shardes, attavks Kagome and Shippo. Will Inu Yasha be able to finish him off?
The second episode is called "Terror of Ancient Noh Mask."
Kagome goes back to her time to get ready for a big test and takes the jewel sardes w/ her. Grandpa notices that the Noh Mask is acting peculiar lately. Then one night it attacks Kagome. It is after the sacred jewel shardes. She tells Sota to go get Inu Yasha, but Sota can't pass through. Will he ever be able to get Inu Yasha? What will happen to Kagome if he doesn't?
The third episode is called "Soul piper and Mischevious Little Soul." Kagome sees a little girl that no one else can see. She also takes Sota to visit a friend whos been in a coma since his house was on fire. His sister Mayu died in the fire thinking her mother never looked for her, so her soul keeps trying to kill her brother. Then the soul piper takes her to her place of death, so he can through her into h-e-double hockey sticks. Will Inu Yasha come to help? Will Kagome be able to save Mayu's soul?
This Dvd is filled with action, but it really emphasizes Kagome. I hoped this review helps you."
M. Hammond | San Diego, CA United States | 03/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The disc opens with the 2nd half of the Thunder Bros fight including a dream Manten has of having hair attracting loads of pretty girls that I don't recall from the Cartoon Network cut. I enjoy the theme which Cartoon Network also removed. The art on this show is beautiful & the characters are developing nicely--after 12 eps they have progressed from what they were when we met them & Shippo is a cute addition. I thought it was cute in the Japanese track to the Ghost Girl that Soto accused InuYasha of being smitten with Kagome--particularly considering InuYasha seemed a bit more vicious(sincere in his threats?) when they first met & he wanted the Jewel or else per the subtitles.
The worst part is only 3 eps per dvd & the wait in-between releases."