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The Stone Flower and Shippo's First Love

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Episode information

Rōmaji

Ishi no Hana to Shippō no Hatsukoi

Nihongo

石の花と七宝の初恋

Opening

I Am

Ending

Dearest

Corresponding

199-200

Airdates

Original Airdate

December 17, 2001

English Airdate

May 8, 2004 (Adult Swim)

Episode Statistics

Format

4:3

Eyecatcher

The Beads of Subjugation

Credits

(no credits available)

The Stone Flower and Shippo's First Love is the fifty-fifth episode of the InuYasha anime.

SynopsisEdit

  1. Shippō meets a girl named Satsuki, who has a fake shard of the Shikon no Tama and wrongly believes that her deceased brother will some day return home to her.
  2. A Lizard demon appears and intends to use Satsuki and Shippō as a means to obtain a shard of the Shikon no Tama from Inuyasha and the others; the lizard demon proves to be incredibly weak and is easily defeated.

SummaryEdit

Shippō saves a young girl named Satsuki from bullies who accuse her of stealing. Satsuki then shows Shippō a "Sacred Jewel Shard" given to her by her elder brother to inspire hope in her before he left for battle. Her elder brother actually died during the Civil War, but Satsuki refuses to believe so and is determined that he will return to her.

Lizard yokai

Meanwhile, Miroku exorcises a lizard demon from the headman's house, much to the surprise of the others who believe he could not be anything but a fraud. Shippō takes Satsuki to the group, wondering if the Jewel Shard in Satskui's possession is real. However, afterward, Sango and Kagome confirm that it is actually just a "Stone Flower" (a piece of quartz).

That night, Kagome has a bad dream about Math, and Shippō tries to steal the real shards that they have in order to give to Satsuki. Just as he is about to escape with them, he is stopped by Inuyasha and Miroku. Inuyasha teases him about "falling" for Satsuki, Shippō retaliates by mentioning his love triangle with Kagome and Kikyō only to end up with another kick on his head.

The next day, Shippō goes to visit Satsuki, planning on saying goodbye to the young girl before the gang has to leave the village. He finds a demon pretending to be Satsuki's elder brother, and tries to save Satsuki by using his fox magic to create an illusion to distract it. While running away, he creates a flying horse for Satsuki to escape on, and when the illusion ends and she falls from the sky she falls right into the path of Kagome, Inuyasha, Miroku and Sango, who had been looking for Shippō. Shippō battles the demon, but his attacks don't seem to have much effect on it. Inuyasha appears and defeats it, but pretends for Shippō's sake that Shippō had done most of the damage. Miroku reveals that the lizard demon was the same one he had exorcised from the village headman's house the day before.

Lizard yokai tf

In the end, Satsuki moves in with the kind headman, and reveals to everyone that she actually knew of her brother's death all along, but just refused to accept it. Shippō is seen staring into space, while the others discuss how even if he is a child, he is still a man. Kagome remarks that Satsuki was Shippō's "first love".

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

NotesEdit

  • In the manga, this episode actually happened after the chapters of the "Tsubaki's Unrelenting Evil Spell" episode.
  • The first movie, Affections Touching Across Time, was released between this episode and Episode 54.

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