The Inuyasha Third Season Box Set includes five DVDs, which contain the 27 episodes that make up the third season. The first three discs contain five episodes, the fourth disc contains six episodes, and the fifth disc contains six episodes and the special features.
When it comes to the episodes on this box set, the third season definitely relied more on stories that spanned multiple episodes, even though there were only a couple of episodes that were labeled as being multi-part episodes. There were fewer stand alone episodes in this season when compared to previous seasons. However, this is understandable, as the third season was more about character stories and character progressions than the previous seasons. The third season focused heavily on Inuyasha, Sesshomaru, Naraku, and Kagura. However, there was also some character progression for Sango and Miroku as well.
As for the DVD box set, the main menu on the first four discs allows you to play the disc, set up your options for viewing, and scene selection. The menu on the fifth disc includes those 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 five contains three special features. The first feature is labeled as "special footage." This is an "Inuyasha Super Special," which runs about half an hour. This special basically picks up from where the "Inuyasha Super Special" on the second season box set left off, and it whittles the second season down to about 29 minutes. I assume that this "Inuyasha Super Special" aired before the third season of the anime began airing in Japan.
The next special feature is the "textless opening." During the course of this DVD box set, the opening credits changed, and the textless opening that appears for this feature is for the new opening. The theme song for this new opening is definitely an improvement over the song used for second opening, but it's not quite as good as the opening song for the first season. The third feature is the "textless closing." This is a textless version of the new closing credits that appear on this DVD box set.
Unlike the first or second DVD box sets, there were absolutely no trailers included on this DVD box set of Inuyasha. This was a very welcome change from having the trailers included at the beginning of each disc in the second season box set.
This DVD box set is worth it if you are a fan of Inuyasha. While the special features aren't very impressive, the episodes included in this set really help to shed some light on these characters and their motivations. This set is a "must have" if you’re an Inuyasha fan that wants to have all the episodes of the series on DVD.
In order to write this review, I checked out a copy of this DVD box set through the King County Library System.
|The Stone Flower and Shippo's First Love|
Temptress in the Mist
Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part 1
Fateful Night in Togenkyo, Part 2
The Beautiful Sister Apprentices
|The 50-Years-Old Curse of the Dark Priestess|
Kikyo and the Dark Priestess
Tsubaki's Unrelenting Evil Spell
The Red and White Priestesses
Giant Ogre of the Forbidden Tower
|Farewell Days of My Youth|
Naraku's Barrier - Kagura's Decision
The Howling Wind of Betrayal
Shippo Gets an Angry Challenge
Terror of the Faceless Man
|Onigumo's Memory Restored|
Three-Sided Battle to the Death
Totosai's Rigid Training
Shiori's Family and Inuyasha's Feelings
The Red Tetsusaiga Breaks the Barrier!
The Plot of the Panther Devas
|Target: Sesshomaru and Inuyasha|
The Panther Tribe and the Two Swords of the Fang
Only You, Sango
Jaken's Plan to Steal Tetsusaiga
Sesshomaru and the Abducted Rin
Vanishing Point: Naraku Disappears