Another great chapter in the Inu-Yasha saga
P. Krug | portland, oregon United States | 08/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In this volume we see the end of the battle between Inu-Yasha and company and Tokajin, the human/demon sage. (On an interesting note, this story actually happened just before the chapter where the group first meets Sango. That makes this a rare story that gets shown out of order in the anime.) My one real criticism with this story is that we don't actually see any of the nameless other people who've been shrunk down return to normal size, we're just supposed to accept that it happened.
In the second story, Sango returns to her now abandoned village with her demon cat Kilala to repair her weapon and meets two young girls, Suzuna and Serina, who tell her that their village is menaced by demons and that they wish for her to train them in the art of demon slaying. I especially loved this episode as it centers around Sango, who is my personal favorite Inu-Yasha character.
In the final episode, Naraku enlists the help of Tsubaki, a witch with a grudge against Kikyo, who puts a curse on Kagome in an effort to kill Inu-Yasha. This is quite an intruiging episode, as it's neat to see Kagome being used for evil (even though she doesn't want to be).
The voice acting is great as it's always been. I very much enjoy Moneca Stori as Kagome, Richard Cox as Inu-Yasha, Kelly Sheridan as Sango, and the rest. I really loved the scene where the group has thought that Inu-Yasha has perished, and then find out he's still alive and Kagome berates him for taking needless chances through her tears, and he tells her to stop blubbering, and we get to another arguement between the two. In short, this is still a great series."
Melissa M | 06/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen these episodes, but it's Inu Yasha, so I know it's good. I searched long and hard to find a list of the REAL episodes that are on these season 3 DVDs so I thought I'd share.From www.venturadistribution.com
Synopsis: Naraku enlists the help of Tsubaki, a dark priestess specializing in curses, to kill Kagome. Tsubaki is dubious at first, but Naraku convinces her to do his bidding by promising her the nearly complete Jewel of the Four Souls that she has long sought. Will Inuyasha's friends be able to break the curse - before it forces Inuyasha to relive a nightmarish experience from his past?Features three episodes!*Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part II*The Beautiful Sister Apprentices*The 50 Year-Old Curse of the Dark Priestess"
Dr. Michael A. Rinella | Albany, NY United States | 02/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first episode, "Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part II" concludes one of the more pointless plot detours in the series. It's weak on nearly every level. For some reason this is one element of the manga that appears out of order; whatever the reason, they could have dispensed with this. At least other plot detours like "The Lake of the Water God" were only one episode.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, the next two episodes are excellent. The modestly named "The Beautiful Sister Apprentices" is one of the best stand alone episodes in the series thus far. The story centers on Sango, and two young girls who wish to become demon-slayers, but involves much more than that. There's a strong moral message in this episode, about living a strong life, looking after your family, your friends, and the person you love. I can't think of a better episode in terms of utilizing the impressive soundtrack of the show; nearly every scene includes one of the better tracks found on soundtracks 1 and 2. There's comedy, action, drama, all well blended. This is one of those episodes you'll wish was an hour long, rather than just a half-hour. Of the 70 episodes I've seen, this one would make my top 10, maybe even my top 5.
The final episode, "The 50 Year Old Curse of the Dark Priestess" begins a five episode sub-plot that is very good, though you'll be frustrated that it ends here, so quickly. Much like the first movie Kagome is forced, this time through a curse, to turn the sacred arrow on Inu-Yasha, shades of Kikyo 50 years before!
If you can wait it might be better to purchase an entire season's worth of episodes when they are relased together (season 1 so far is the only one available in this format)."
Defeat the dark priestess
Ronnie Clay | Winnsboro, Louisiana | 08/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tsubaki is a 50 year old dark priestess who got younger thanks to Naraku giving her a shikon jewel shard. Naraku made a deal with her if she can help him defeat Inuyasha and the gang the dark priestess can have the whole jewel which will make her young forever. Tsubaki use her snake to bit Kogame's leg to collect her blood so Tsubaki can put that on the shikon jewel which will turn Kogame into evil so she can kill Inuyasha. Tsubaki was defeated by Kikyo 50 years ago."