InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

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is the second movie of the InuYasha
InuYasha
, also known as , is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and concluded on June 18, 2008...

 movie series. It was released in Japan on December 21, 2002 (between episodes 95 & 96), and in the United States on December 28, 2004. In this film, the character designs are virtually identical to the Rumiko Takahashi versions, from the original manga (rather than using the Yoshihito Hishinuma designs, from the TV anime).

Plot


The film opens with the series protagonists succeeding in killing Naraku. The group subsequently splits, leaving InuYasha, Kagome, and Shippo searching for the remainder of the Shikon Jewel shards without Miroku or Sango.

Kagura and Kanna, the two surviving incarnations of Naraku, are restless now that Naraku is dead. They find a mirror in a shrine and awaken Kaguya, Princess of the Heavens. In exchange for freeing her, Kaguya promises to grant Kagura her eternal freedom. Kagura and Kanna set out to recover five items that will free Kaguya from her mirror, leading them to cross paths once again with InuYasha and friends. Kaguya, desiring to stop time, kidnaps Kagome, who is able to put up a barrier against her spells. The remainder of the group reunite in Kaguya's realm of mirrors in order to retrieve Kagome. Kaguya, intending to enslave InuYasha, attempts to transform him in to a full-fledged demon. The spell is broken by Kagome, who kisses InuYasha for the first time in order to stop the transformation.

Naraku reappears, revealing that he had purposely faked his death to absorb Kaguya. Naraku, unable to fight on equal terms, then escapes with Kohaku, Kagura, and Kanna. Kagome then combines her power with that of Miroku as she launches a piece of his staff in the form of an arrow and destroys Kaguya's mirror. InuYasha then destroys Kaguya's physical form. Kaguya appears in a gas-like form and tries to take control of Kagome's body but ends up being sucked into Miroku's wind tunnel. Everyone escapes back to the normal world through Kaguya's mirror as her palace collapses.

Cast

  • InuYasha - Kappei Yamaguchi
    Kappei Yamaguchi
    , better known by his stage name of , is a Japanese voice actor and actor from Fukuoka, affiliated with Gokū and 21st Century Fox.He is best known for the roles of Ranma Saotome , Jackson Neil , Tombo , Yattaro , InuYasha , Ryuichi Sakuma , L , Usopp...

    /Richard Ian Cox
    Richard Ian Cox
    Richard Ian Cox is a Welsh-Canadian voice actor and online radio host best known for his voice acting for English language dubs of anime. Cox gained prominence for playing the character of Henry Dailey's teenaged traveler and horse rider, Alec Ramsay, in The Family Channel's Adventures of the...

  • Kagome Higurashi - Satsuki Yukino
    Satsuki Yukino
    Satsuki Yukino , real name Yuki Inoue , is a popular Japanese voice actress from Ōtsu, Shiga. Yukino is also a singer as part of the Hinata Girls...

    /Moneca Stori
    Moneca Stori
    Moneca Stori is a former Canadian voice actress known mostly for her role as the original voice of Kagome Higurashi in the English version of InuYasha. She is also credited as Monica Gemmer...

  • Miroku - Koji Tsujitani
    Koji Tsujitani
    is a Japanese voice actor credited for voicing many anime and video game characters. Tsujitani is formerly affiliated with Sigma Seven.-Notable voice work:*3x3 eyes *Blood+ *Bola Kampung *Bondage Queen Kate...

    /Kirby Morrow
    Kirby Morrow
    Kirby Morrow is a Canadian actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.- Filmography :2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy King Jerrod– Kitana & Mileena: Part 1 … King Jerrod...

  • Sango - Hōko Kuwashima/Kelly Sheridan
    Kelly Sheridan
    Kelly Sheridan is a Canadian voice actress based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.-Biography:Sheridan has voiced various roles in anime and other animated cartoons, such as Barbie in the computer generated Barbie film series since 2001...

  • Shippo - Kumiko Watanabe
    Kumiko Watanabe
    is an actress and voice actress from Chiba Prefecture affiliated with Arts Vision.-Overview, character, and career:*She has a wide vocal range, ranging from boys and girls to middle-aged women. She is also known to be a large professional wrestling fan, especially of Pro Wrestling Noah's Kenta...

    /Jillian Michaels
    Jillian Michaels (actress)
    Jillian Michaels is a Canadian voice actress who has done English dubs of Japanese anime like InuYasha, Hamtaro, and Silent Möbius...

  • Kagura - Izumi Ōgami
    Izumi Ogami
    is a Japanese announcer and voice actress. She voices Kagura in the original Japanese version of InuYasha. Kagura is Ōgami's debut role. She previously was the female chairperson in Boys Be......

    /Janyse Jaud
    Janyse Jaud
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  • Myōga - Kenichi Ogata/Paul Dobson
  • Naraku - Toshiyuki Morikawa
    Toshiyuki Morikawa
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    /Paul Dobson
  • Sota Higurashi - Akiko Nakagawa
    Akiko Nakagawa
    is a Japanese voice actress who was born on in Sapporo. She is married to InuYasha music composer Kaoru Wada.-Notable voice roles:*Sota Higurashi in InuYasha*Anne in Little Snow Fairy Sugar*Miss Goldenweek in One Piece*Miyuki Nanase in Kindaichi Case Files...

    /Saffron Henderson
    Saffron Henderson
    Saffron Henderson is a Canadian voice actress and singer and the daughter of Bill Henderson of Chilliwack fame. She has voiced various characters from anime series...

  • Kagome and Sota's Grandfather - Katsumi Suzuki
    Katsumi Suzuki
    is a Japanese voice actor. He is best known as the voice of Kagome's grandfather in InuYasha after Ginzo Matsuo's death. He currently works at Arts Vision.-Television animation:*Kagome's grandfather in InuYasha*Ben Robbins in Kaleido Star...

    /French Tickner
  • Kagome and Sota's Mother - Asako Dodo
    Asako Dodo
    is a Japanese voice actress from Kanagawa, Japan.-Notable voice roles:* Digimon Adventure 02 * Hand Maid May * InuYasha * Kekkaishi * Mermaid Saga...

    /Cathy Weseluck
    Cathy Weseluck
    Cathy Weseluck is a Canadian voice actress who frequently works with Ocean Productions in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is known with providing the voice for characters in various anime series such as Mirai Yashima , Dorothy Catalonia and Catherine Bloom , Near , Shampoo , Kagome's mother , Misa...

  • Kaede - Hisako Kyoda
    Hisako Kyoda
    is a Japanese voice actor from Tokyo who, among other roles, voiced Slappy Squirrel in the Japanese dub of Animaniacs. She is most known for the roles of Genkai , Omusubiman , and Yukari Godai...

    /Pam Hyatt
    Pam Hyatt
    Pam Hyatt is a voice actress who played Noble Heart Horse in 1986's The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation. More recently, she has starred in the English version of InuYasha as Kaede, guest-starred in USA Network's The Dead Zone and voices Campe and Atropos in Class of the Titans.Hyatt is the...

  • Kanna - Yukana/Janyse Jaud
    Janyse Jaud
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  • Kikyo - Noriko Hidaka
    Noriko Hidaka
    , real name , maiden name is a seiyū, or voice actor. Hidaka is most known for the roles of Mikage Matsunaga , Minami Asakura , Akane Tendo , Satsuki Kusakabe , Near , Seta Sōjirō , Jean , Kikyo , and Noriko Takaya .Hidaka...

    /Willow Johnson
    Willow Johnson
    Willow Johnson is a Canadian voice actress working for the Ocean Productions based in Vancouver. She has performed the roles of several characters for many anime series...

  • Hachi - Toshihiko Nakajima
    Toshihiko Nakajima
    is a Japanese voice actor who was affiliated with Ken Production but is now associated with Gekidan 21 Seiki Fox.-Notable voice roles:*Carlos in Cowboy Bebop*Lemint in Fushigiboshi no Futagohime*Kojiro Murdoch in Gundam Seed*Hachiemon in Inuyasha...

    /Terry Klassen
    Terry Klassen
    Terry Klassen is a Canadian voice actor and voice director in Vancouver, British Columbia. He co-created Yvon of the Yukon. He is the voice director for shows including Martha Speaks, "Johnny Test", "George of the Jungle", "Ed, Edd n Eddy", several "Barbie" movies, "Transformers", "CardCaptors",...

  • Kohaku - Akiko Yajima
    Akiko Yajima
    , born May 4, 1967, is a Japanese voice actress from Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture.-Anime:*Battle Athletes Victory *Berserk *The Big O *Blood+...

    /Danny McKinnon
    Danny McKinnon
    Daniel "Danny" McKinnon is a Canadian voice actor and former child voice actor, best known as Kohaku from the anime series InuYasha...

  • Kaguya - Mieko Harada/Nicole Oliver
    Nicole Oliver
    -Education:She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University, and additional training from the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and London.-Career:...

  • Mushin - Yuzuru Fujimoto/Alec Willows
  • Hojo - Yuji Ueda
    Yuji Ueda
    is a popular Japanese seiyū.He is most known for the roles of Sagara Sanosuke , Akito Tenkawa , Takeshi , Horohoro , Johannes Krauser II and Keitaro Urashima ....

    /Matt Smith
    Matt Smith (voice actor)
    Matt Smith is a Canadian voice actor who works for Ocean Productions in Vancouver.-Roles:*Dragon Ball Z - Tien * InuYasha - Hojo, Akitoki Hojo * Zoids: New Century Zero - Sanders...

  • Ayumi - Nami Okamoto/Cathy Weseluck
    Cathy Weseluck
    Cathy Weseluck is a Canadian voice actress who frequently works with Ocean Productions in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is known with providing the voice for characters in various anime series such as Mirai Yashima , Dorothy Catalonia and Catherine Bloom , Near , Shampoo , Kagome's mother , Misa...

  • Eri - Yuki Masuda
    Yuki Masuda
    is a Japanese voice actress.-Notable voice roles:*Yanagi Sakoshita in Flame of Recca*Veena and her twin sister Helen, two of the Pu'Awak princesses in Cyborg 009*Misae in Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040*Belvedere Coco in Vandread...

    /Saffron Henderson
    Saffron Henderson
    Saffron Henderson is a Canadian voice actress and singer and the daughter of Bill Henderson of Chilliwack fame. She has voiced various characters from anime series...

  • Yuka - Kaori Shimizu
    Kaori Shimizu
    Kaori Shimizu is the name of:*Kaori Shimizu , Japanese voice actress*Kaori Shimizu , '80s Japanese idol known for the video game Psycho Soldier...

    /Jillian Michaels
    Jillian Michaels (actress)
    Jillian Michaels is a Canadian voice actress who has done English dubs of Japanese anime like InuYasha, Hamtaro, and Silent Möbius...


Credits


Directior
Toshiya Shinohara

Script
Katsuyuki Sumisawa

Music
Kaoru Wada

Original Concept
Rumiko Takahashi

Art Director
Tsutomu Ishigaki

Director of Photography
Hirofumi Yagi

Producers
Masuo Ueda, Michihiko Suwa, Mikihiro Iwata

Theme Song
Lyrics by: Kaori Mochida
Kaori Mochida
is the female lead singer of Japanese pop group Every Little Thing.- Biography :Kaori Mochida was a child actress, appearing in children's magazines and TV spots. Using the stage name of she sang with a girl band called , a group similar to Morning Musume. They changed their name to...

Composed by: Kunio Tako
Arranged by: Yasuo Otani, Masafumi Nakao, and Ichiro Ito
Performed by: Every Little Thing

Insertion Song
Lyrics by: Kaori Mochida
Composed by: Kunio Tako
Arranged by: Akira Murata
Performed by: Every Little Thing

External links

  • Inuyasha the Movies VIZ Media
    VIZ Media
    VIZ Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, is an anime, manga, and Japanese entertainment company. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is jointly owned by Japanese publishers Shogakukan and Shueisha, and...

    's official website for all InuYasha movies