InuYasha Movie 3: Tenka Hadou no Ken

InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

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Synonyms: Inu Yasha: Tenka Hadou no Ken, InuYasha: The Sword of the World Conquest, The Sword That Rules Over the Empires
Japanese: 映画 犬夜叉 天下覇道の剣
English: InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
German: InuYasha Film 2: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
Spanish: Inuyasha Película 3: La Espada Conquistadora
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 2003
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 5394853,948 users)
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Ranked: #9822
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Popularity: #2050
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Following Inu no Taishou's death, his swords Tenseiga and Tessaiga were passed on to his sons, Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha respectively. However, there exists one more blade. During a visit to his friend Kagome Higurashi in modern times, Inuyasha encounters Sounga—his father's third sword. Found by one of Kagome's ancestors inside the old well that connects the past to the future, Sounga has been kept for years as a treasured artifact at the Higurashi shrine. Nevertheless, it soon reveals itself to harbor an evil spirit with a terrible urge to kill.

While struggling to subdue its calamitous nature, Inuyasha manages to bring Sounga back to the feudal era where he must confront his brother Sesshoumaru, who has always desired to possess it. But when they lose track of the sword during their fight, the siblings engage in a fervent competition to find it, still unaware of its secret and the legacy that Inu no Taishou has left for them.

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InuYasha Movie 3: Tenka Hadou no Ken premiered between the release of the TV series' episodes 136 and 137. It is the first InuYasha media installment to present details of Inuyasha's birth and his father's death as well as to feature the latter's human form.

In Japan, the DVD became available on August 27, 2004 and included a bonus audio CD with radio drama extracts. The English version was released by Viz Media on September 6, 2005, followed by a special edition on April 18, 2006. The latter included a lenticular card and the original soundtrack.

Shogakukan issued two comic volumes of the film on July 16, 2004 and August 6, 2004, respectively.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsujitani, Kouji


Watanabe, Kumiko


Noto, Mamiko






Ueda, Masuo
Producer, Planning
Shinohara, Toshiya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Takagi, Shigeki
Episode Director


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"Four Seasons" by Namie Amuro


Aug 15, 2022
Inu-Yasha is a series that means a ton to me because it was one of the series that really stuck to me during my teen years of watching anime. The movies, unlike those involved in other series, have parts that are meshed in to supplement the story. InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler explores events taken in Inu-Yasha's past, more specifically, when he was born.

Story: InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler starts out with when Izayoi, Inu-Yasha's mother, is in labour with Inu-Yasha. However, as he was born, Takemaru, a warrior that fell in love with ...
Feb 26, 2021
*Spoiler warning!*

This movie is spectacular! To start, the art is way better then the show at the time was (this movie takes place right after episode 136, but it's not cannon.) and its very clean, sorta reminds me of the mix of a Naruto movie and a Studio Ghibli movie! There were some points where the art and minor CGI was wack and looked like a ps2 game, but that only happened like once or twice! In my opinion, the Art was beautiful, that's all I got to say about that! Characters were the same as always, but I feel like Inuyasha was somewhat, I ...
May 10, 2020
After hearing the announcement of the Inuyasha sequel anime Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, I gave this movie which has always been one of my favorite anime films a re-watch and decided to write a short review.

The story of the movie is well written and unlike the other 3 films, provides information that adds to the series as a whole; it gives us insight on who Sesshomaru and Inuyasha's father was by taking us to the beginning of their bitter rivalry. The entire plot easily could have been inserted into the TV series as a cannon arc. There is also a nice variety of settings, plenty ...

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