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 5460954,609 users)
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Ranked: #9902
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Popularity: #2074
Members: 102,863
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Tsujitani, Kouji


Watanabe, Kumiko


Noto, Mamiko






Ueda, Masuo
Producer, Planning
Kitada, Shuuichi
Assistant Producer
Shinohara, Toshiya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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Ending Theme

"Four Seasons" by Namie Amuro

Episode Videos


Jun 2, 2009
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
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 ...
Jun 23, 2015
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 ...

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