The Inuyasha Fourth Season Box Set includes four DVDs, which contain the 18 episodes that make up the fourth season of the anime. The first two discs contain five episodes, the third disc contains four episodes, and the fourth disc includes four episodes and the special features.
When it comes to this particular season of Inuyasha, most of the episodes didn't progress the story much, if at all. While some of the episodes in this season were entertaining, they really weren't important to the overall story. After seeing all the character development and story progression in season three, I felt a little let down by season four. In a lot of respects, it felt more like a "filler" season than anything else.
When it comes to the DVD set, the main menu on the first three discs allows you to play the disc, set up your options for viewing, and scene selection. The menu on the fourth disc includes these options, as well as a choice for the special features. In the Disc Set-Up menu, you can choose between the Japanese and English language tracks, as well as choose whether or not you want to see the subtitles.
Disc four contains three special features. The first feature is labeled as "Character Introductions." This is a roughly three-minute piece that introduces the characters of Kagome, Inuyasha, Kikyo, Sesshomaru, Myoga, Shippo, Miroku, Naraku, and Sango (although Sango is never mentioned by name). By seeing the characters that are featured in this piece, as well as the footage used in it, I assume this was put together after the first season of Inuyasha. It feels like this feature was included because they needed something to fill out the special features menu. The thinking that probably went into this was that since this wasn't used for any of the previous box sets, to go ahead and throw it on here to say there are three special features instead of two.
The next feature is "Textless Openings." These are textless versions of both of the openings that appear on this box set, and they are put back-to-back as one piece. However, the textless version of the first opening already appeared on the box set for the third season, so it seemed rather pointless to include it here as well.
The last feature is "Textless Endings." Just like the "Textless Openings," this includes textless versions of both of the endings that appear on this set. The textless version of the first ending already appeared on the box set for season three, so I question why it was included.
If you're a fan of Inuyasha and want to have all of the episodes on DVD, then you need to acquire this set.
In order to review this item, I checked out a copy of this DVD set through the King County Library System.
|Gap Between the Ages|
The Female Wolf-Demon and the Lunar Rainbow Promise
The Evil Within Demon's Head Castle
Secret of the Possessed Princess
|Kikyo's Lonely Journey|
The Three Sprites of the Monkey God
Nursing Battle of the Rival Lovers
Sota's Brave Confession of Love
The Suspicious Faith Healer and the Black Kirara
|Plot of the Walking Dead|
The Mysterious, Lecherous Monk
The Sacred Jewel Maker, Part 1
The Sacred Jewel Maker, Part 2
|Jaken Falls Ill|
Kirara Come Home!
Kikyo and Kagome: Alone in the Cave
Koga and Sesshomaru: A Dangerous Encounter