InuYasha Movie 3: Tenka Hadou no Ken

InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler

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English: InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 2003
Producers: Kyoto Animation
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: DemonsDemons, HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 4726747,267 users)
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Ranked: #8512
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Popularity: #1764
Members: 87,690
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Izayoi and Inu no Taishou, Inuyasha's parents, are having problems with a human named Setsuna no Takemaru. Sou'unga a magical sword that has been sealed away for 700 years is found. Now everyone is after the sword and its powers but it seems the sword has something else in mind.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsujitani, Kouji


Watanabe, Kumiko


Noto, Mamiko






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


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Ending Theme

"Four Seasons" by Namie Amuro

Jun 2, 2009
Chen-tan (All reviews)
This movie, is indeed my favorite of all the Inuyasha films.

First of all, the artwork looks really pretty, and the plot of the story is very enjoyable. This movie basically gives you a little flashback into Inuyasha's past, and who his parents were. Like any Inuyasha movie, there's plenty of action to see.

In my opinion, the movie could have went a little bit deeper into the past, but overall it's great!

Jul 2, 2011
HollowNightWolf (All reviews)
alright swords of an honorable ruler, it's your turn to be reviewed. well damn, i have to say that in the story department, this movie had me hooked within minutes. it shows the back history between inuyasha, sesshomaru, their father(the mysterious but always talked about great dog demon inutaisho), and the human woman that brought inuyasha into the world izayoi. it gives an in action show and tells the complete story of the twin fang swords, tessaiga and tenseiga, and of the final only inutaisho himself could control sounga. this movie kept me on the edge of my seat and wide eyed with what was read more
Jun 23, 2015
taehoeung (All reviews)
Out of the four Inuyasha film installments, this is probably the best in terms of plot. We get to see a little more about Inuyasha and Sesshomaru's father, the dog demon. In addition, we get a better understanding about the heirloom swords that passed down to to both Inuyasha and Sesshomaru: tessaiga, tenseiga, and a third that was not passed down to either: sounga. The film focuses mainly around Inuyasha, Sesshomaru and the third sword along with the story behind it. I won't be going into details about the plot since it'll give away spoilers. Also, best part about the film, we get to see read more
May 10, 2020
Jerbot77 (All reviews)
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 read more

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