InuYasha Movie 2: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjo

InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

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English: InuYasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
Synonyms: Inu Yasha: Kagami no Naka no Mugenjo
Japanese: 犬夜叉 鏡の中の夢幻城


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2002
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: DemonsDemons, HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 39 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.671 (scored by 5103751,037 users)
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Ranked: #11412
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Popularity: #1721
Members: 91,643
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Jun 16, 2011
HollowNightWolf (All reviews)
castle beyond the looking glass, hell yes. this is hands down my favorite inuyasha movie out of the four, having watched it multiple times. this movie unlike some movies based from anime, does have a more direct tie to the show itself which made it enjoyable and familiar being a HUGE inuyasha fan myself. the art was fantastic, it had the hd like look to my favorite characters and all original voice actors were in so i was super happy. all the character acted to their lovable personalities that i loved so much. hands down, i love this movie for everything though it had a read more
Dec 8, 2015
For_Reign (All reviews)
Having seen all the InuYasha movies, I feel this one is by far the best of them, and most memorable. I've always liked how InuYasha incorporates the history and lore of Japan's past eras. This particular movie has excellent art as opposed to the first which was older, but not only did the quality of the art improve, there was much more action and intensity in the animation. This is the only one of the movies that actually have the main antagonist of the series itself, Naraku, in it and I feel that it contributes to the plot a lot, having him as an antagonistic read more
May 16, 2020
orpheusbreeze (All reviews)
This is my 2nd favorite out of the 4 movies for Inuyasha. I'm lowkey sad the movies aren't really canon, so some of the developments we get in the movies aren't reflected in the anime.
On the other hand, this is definitely a good movie to watch when you approach "An Ancestor of Kagome" episode, since it gives more insight in Akitoki Hojo's character.

The movie was good! I wouldn't say it was thought-provoking, but more like an extra long episode. It was fun to watch since the anime doesn't show funny stuff in midst of battles like the movies do, so it's a bit read more
Oct 15, 2019
mouthpiece (All reviews)
This is the second Inu Yasha movie, taking place after the hero has learned the barrier breaker technique. The scenario takes advantage of a possible sequel after the main objective is completed. So imagine the heroes managing to destroy Naraku 200 episodes earlier and are thinking of what to do with their lives now that the threat is over. This alone gave a lot more focus to every one of them and how they are now trying to settle down in a peaceful world.

Of course this is not meant to last because there is a demon who rivals Naraku’s power and whose plan can be read more
Aug 25, 2020
MISSed_Bandwagon (All reviews)
Although this is only the second movie in the Inuyasha movie series it was a great improvement from Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across Time. If the improvement with the fluidity in animation, the story, and pacing is any indication as to how the rest of the movies will perform then I have high hopes for the rest of the movies in the series.
What made this movie better than the last one is that it focused on a canonical villain that was a worthy adversary rather than a villain with a single-minded goal. Our villain, Kaguya, read more
Feb 15, 2021
CorsairFrosty (All reviews)
*Spoiler warning!*

This movie was a let down. To start, from what I've heard the story is actually cannon and takes place after episode 95. I feel like they "killed" Naraku way too quickly in the movie, and I feel like his "death" should've happened later on in the movie. Overall, the plot was fine, nothing unique though, and paced faster then I'd like. Now, the art on the other hand was amazing for the most part. It was a step up from the last movie with more details and cleaner graphics. But at some points it did show it's age, (fight scenes were a little read more