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Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (映画犬夜叉 天下覇道の剣, Eiga Inuyasha: Tenka Hadō no Ken) (also known as Inuyasha the Movie 3: Swords of World Conquest) is the third film of the Inuyasha series. It was released in 2003 in Japan, and in 2005 in the United States. The song, "Four Seasons", is performed by Namie Amuro.

Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
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North American DVD cover art
Directed byToshiya Shinohara
Produced by
  • Michihiko Suwa
  • Masuo Ueda
  • Mikihiro Iwata
Screenplay byKatsuyuki Sumisawa
Based onInuyasha
by Rumiko Takahashi
StarringKappei Yamaguchi
Music byKaoru Wada
  • Hirofumi Yagi
  • Yūdai Takahashi
Edited byShigeyuki Yamamori
Distributed by
Release date
  • December 20, 2003 (2003-12-20)
Running time
100 minutes
BudgetUS$3.5 million[citation needed]
Box office$6,654,841[1]


Two hundred years ago, Inuyasha's dog-demon father saves his human mother, Lady Izayoi from Takemaru, a samurai who had yearned for her. Izayoi and her newborn half-demon son, Inuyasha, escape from the palace, where Inuyasha's father and Takemaru died.

In Tokyo, Kagome's family examines a sword and sends it to the storehouse. The sword, turning out to be So'unga (owned by Inuyasha's father), breaks the seven hundred-year spell from the spirit of the sheath, Saya. When Inuyasha touches the sword, it possess him and he brings it back to the past. He ends up using "Dragon Twister", a calamity technique. Sesshomaru, sensing the voice, discovers that Inuyasha is possessed by the sword. The two of them fight each other, until Kagome helps Inuyasha resist So'unga's power and drop the sword. With the Beads of Subjugation broken, Saya explains to everyone that Inuyasha's father wielded all three demon swords. While the sealed one is sent to the "Bone Eater's Well", it was not used by Inuyasha neither Sesshomaru. So'unga recovers Sesshomaru's arm and revives Takemaru. He occupies the castle and summons the undead army, but Inuyasha and his friends infiltrate it. Before Takemaru dies again, he realizes he loved Izayoi. Sesshomaru uses the Tenseiga to kill the imps. So'unga creates itself a new body and opens a gateway to the netherworld, threatening to end all life on Earth. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru decide to work together. They combine their attacks with the Tenseiga and Tetsusaiga, causing So'unga and the arm to fall into the pit of hell. Before the soul of Inuyasha's father disappears, he thanks his sons for sealing it away again. Kagome tricks Inuyasha into wear the repaired mystical Beads of Subjugation once again.

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