Vanishing Point; Naraku Disappears


InuYasha Season 3 - Episode 27

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Episode information


Tachikireru Naraku no Yukue




Owarinai Yume


Every Heart




Original Airdate

August 5, 2002

English Airdate

January 12, 2005 (Adult Swim)

Episode Statistics




Inuyasha uses the Tetsusaiga


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Vanishing Point; Naraku Disappears is the eighty-first episode of the InuYasha anime.


  1. Inuyasha arrives on the scene where Naraku and Sesshōmaru are battling, with Sesshōmaru completely engulfed in Naraku's flesh.
  2. Naraku is surprised by Inuyasha's ability to break through his barrier; Naraku becomes grievously injured when Inuyasha and Sesshōmaru both attack him, causing Naraku to flee from his castle.
  3. Kohaku, who is with Rin, is ordered by Naraku to kill her; Naraku hoped that this might set off a deadly chain of events with Sesshōmaru killing Kohaku, but Sesshōmaru saw right through Naraku's plot and refused to play by his rules.
  4. With Naraku's disappearance, Inuyasha and his friends wonder where he might have vanished to.


Inuyasha gets to Naraku, manages to break his shield, and begins to battle him, thus freeing Sesshomaru. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru then battles (more or less) together against Naraku, who has to retreat badly wounded, using Rin as a delaying tactic.

To Inuyasha's confusion, Sesshomaru goes after Rin instead of pursuing Naraku, despite Rin being a human. Back with his friends, Inuyasha goes to get Kohaku before he can kill Rin. Rin is kept in a nearby house, but she and Kohaku gets outside at Naraku's command. Kohaku resist his orders long enough for Sesshomaru and Inuyasha to intervene. Sesshomaru, loath to follow Naraku's plan, let the boy go. Kohaku is then taken by Kagura, while Rin rejoins Sesshomaru.

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Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit


  • This is Naraku's last true appearance until Episode 123 -  Beyond the Darkness, Naraku Reborn.

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