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Inuyasha The Final Act Part 2 Blu-ray

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 2 contains the final 13 episodes of Inuyasha: The Final Act, and it was released on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc in February 2013 by Viz Media. This review focuses on the Blu-ray pressing of this release.

Unlike the beginning of Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 1, the episodes on this disc don't feel as if they're jumpy or rushed. The story progresses at a much more natural pace, and these final episodes contain a lot of interesting and unexpected twists.

I really don't want to comment too much on the actual content of the episodes, because there is way too much potential to include spoilers. All I will say about the end of the series is that it's an expected, yet satisfying ending; however, some unexpected things do happen before the story reaches the expected conclusion. I believe that other long-time Inuyasha viewers will be satisfied with Inuyasha: The Final Act, and I would really recommend it to fans of Inuyasha so they can see how the series finally comes to a close.

As for the Blu-ray itself, the box says that the video is 1080p High Definition 16x9 video, with DTS-HD Audio in English and Japanese. When I watched this Blu-ray set, I thought that the image quality looked noticeably better than the DVD sets that I own for the original Inuyasha anime series.

The bonus features included on Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 2 are very similar to the bonus features on Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 1. First is "Production Art," which is 15 pages of line art for the episodes on this release. "Storyboard Art" is available for episodes 15 and 26. Episode 15 has four pages of storyboards, while Episode 26 has five pages of storyboards that can be viewed.

"Original Japanese Trailers" runs for a little over two minutes, and includes three trailers in all. Unfortunately, the audio is in Japanese without any English subtitles, so it's hard to understand these trailers unless you have enough knowledge of the Japanese language to pick out what's being said in the audio. I believe that these are the exact same trailers that appeared on Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 1.

The "Original Cast Credits" runs for four minutes, and includes a translated version of the Japanese credits for all 13 episodes in the set, and then is followed by the credits for the English adaptation.

The final extra is "Sneak Peek"; this feature only includes the trailers for Neon Alley and Kekkaishi that appeared at the beginning of both of the Blu-ray Discs in this set. Also, there's no menu, so this feature launches directly into the trailers and plays them back-to-back. Personally, I thought this extra was a bit of a waste. Again, this is exactly the same as what appeared for the "Sneak Peek" portion of the bonus features on Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 1.

This is a release I would highly recommend adding to your anime home video library if you're a fan of Inuyasha, and if you already own Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 1. If you have the capability to view Blu-rays, I would recommend picking up the Blu-ray pressing of Inuyasha: The Final Act Part 2.

I wrote this review after watching a copy of this Blu-ray release that my husband and I purchased.


Disc 1
Disc 2
In Pursuit of Naraku
True Heir
Hitomiko's Barrier
Magatsuhi's Evil Will
The Day of Days
Kohaku's Shard
When the Jewel Is Whole


Inside Naraku
Naraku: The Trap of Darkness
Naraku: The Trap of Light
Naraku's Uncertain Wish
Thoughts Fall Short
Toward Tomorrow


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