And they lived happily ever after.
At long last we find ourselves at the end of the long journey that is InuHasa. And as expected, the show departs in a fitting manner.
Being InuHasa, this episode is filled with utter nonsense. But this time it’s actually enjoyable. Maybe the rest of the show hurt so much it doesn’t hurt any longer, or maybe this episode really was a better one. But who cares. So basically Kirihime gets drunk and we delve into mero-mero rabu-rabu fantasy land. In it, our heroic pair get married to the jubilent cheers of all the other characters. Then things escalate to the honeymoon, the new couple’s love nest, and the first night together. I could regurgitate every little detail, but I think instead I’ll just go over what I thought to be the best part of the whole thing. In a stroke of genius, InuHasa actually pulls off a humorously clever role-reversal euphemism for the ‘ol sexy time. The hapless Kazuhito gets pinned down on the bed as Kirihime has her way with him. And then the whole thing comes to a climax as she lets loose a surge of burning passion all over Kazuhito’s body. Yeah. I absolutely died at that. It might just be the highlight of the entire show altogether.
The colosseum runs
red green with blood curry.
Sex and orgasm aside, there’s not much else worth noting about the episode.1 It’s got the sillies and it’s got the randoms, just like any other InuHasa episode. As I expected, there was no development on the final mystery author, Momiji, even after her reveal at long last in the penultimate episode. Yes, she gets another line here when she catches the bridal bouquet, but the whole sequence was so fantastical that it doesn’t count for much. Which is pretty sad considering literally only 50% of her lines are somewhat relevant. And then you remember she only ever had a grand total of two lines in the entirety of the show. And really, the other one wasn’t all too relevant anyway since she was just spouting some profound-sounding nonsense. But that’s InuHasa. What else could we expect from a show that has Tuna Eater wielding yandere little sisters and Zapper of Corruption wielding musical battle maids?
Lots of Extras
So to keep things short I will leave off on a positive note. Not something I usually do with this show, but hey, at least this last episode was somewhat entertaining. InuHasa definitely didn’t live up to my expectations, but honestly I’m not sure why I ever even expected anything other than what it delivered. True to its word, it gave us an insane amalgamation of the most random things ever. And it wasn’t shy about it. So for a show that never took itself seriously, InuHasa is actually not too bad after all. You just have to avoid taking it seriously yourself. If you can’t do that, let this be a word of warning to drop this show like a DJ drops the bass or a potato girl drops a hot potato. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the madness in all its glory.
1OK, so it’s also got a very dere Kirihime.