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InuYasha: The Tragic Love Song of Destiny (special)

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Alternative title:
Inuyasha: La canzone del destino (Italian)
Inuyasha: Meguri Au Mae no Unmei Koiuta (Japanese)
InuYasha: The Love Song From Before We Met (Japanese)
犬夜叉スペシャル めぐり逢う前の運命恋歌 (Japanese)
Themes: demons, tragedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The Tragic Love Song of Destiny is about Inuyasha, a dog demon who meets Kikyo, a priestess who protects the shikon jewel from demons. They fall in love and are torn apart by an evil demon named Naraku who pursues the jewel to gain great power and desires the death of Kikyo.
User Ratings: 508 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 58 votes (sub:40, dub:16, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 101 votes (sub:62, dub:28, edit.dub:2, raw:1, ?:1, others:7
5 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 142 votes (sub:79, dub:50, edit.dub:3, ?:1, others:9
7 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 109 votes (sub:73, dub:34, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Catalan dubbed
 Decent: 68 votes (sub:45, dub:21, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 15 votes (sub:11, dub:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1275 users, rank: #933 (of 8899)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.699 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.573, rank: #1203 (of 9011)
Weighted mean: 7.604 (Very good−), rank: #1269 (of 9011) (seen all: 7.61 / seen some: 7.48)
Bayesian estimate: 7.601 (Very good−), rank: #1014 (of 6778)
Running time: one hour
2004-04-19 (Original Japanese Broadcast)
2006-05-24 (Original USA Broadcast: Part 1)
2006-05-31 (Original USA Broadcast: Part 2)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
#1: "One Day, One Dream" by Tacky and Tsubasa (eps 147-148)
Ending Theme:
#01: "My Will " by ???
#01: "My Will" by Dream
#1: "Change the World" by V6 (eps 147-148)
#02: "Fukai Mori" by Do As Infinity
#03: "Dearest" by Hamasaki Ayumi
#04: "Every Heart" by BOA
#05: "Shinjitsu no Uta" by Do As Infinity
#06: "Itazurana Kiss" by ???
#07: "Come" by Amuro Namie
Trivia: We have 3
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DVD (Region 1)
    Inu Yasha - Season 7 Box Set (DVD) 2009-04-28 (from $39.91)
    Inu Yasha - Season 7 Box Set [Deluxe Edition] (DVD) 2009-04-28 (from $29.68)
    Inu Yasha - Tragic Love Song of Destiny (DVD 49) 2006-12-05 (from $14.90)
    InuYasha - Seventh Season Box Set [Repackaged] (DVD 1-4) 2013-01-29 (from $17.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasunao Aoki
Episode Director:
Masakazu Amiya
Teruo Sato
Music: Kaoru Wada
Original creator: Rumiko Takahashi
Character Design: Yoshihito Hishinuma
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Animation Director:
Mamiko Nakanishi (Doga Kobo)
Naoko Yamamoto
Yoshihito Hishinuma
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Kumiko Ito
Hideyuki Tomioka (Sunrise)
Michihiko Suwa (ytv)

Color design: Miyuki Satō
Original Concept Assistance:
Kazuto Yoshida
Shinichiro Tsuzuki
Masuo Ueda (Sunrise)
Michihiko Suwa (ytv)
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Keiichi Ueno (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Miki Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Rie Matsumoto (ED)
Theme Song Performance: V6 (ED)
Kappei Yamaguchi as Inu-Yasha
Noriko Hidaka as Kikyo
Satsuki Yukino as Kagome Higurashi

Houko Kuwashima as Sango

Asako Dodo as Kagome's Mom
Hideaki Takizawa as Shako (TV broadcast only)
Hiroshi Isobe as Shako (home video release)
Hiroshi Tenaka as
Hiroshi Yanaka as
Spider who becomes Naraku
Hisako Kyouda as Kaede
Katsumi Suzuki as Grandfather
Kayo Sakada as Children
Kazunari Tanaka as First Black Oni
Kouji Yoshida as Villager
Mayu Amase as Children
Miho Yamada as Kuromiko Tsubaki
Mika Itou as Kaede (young)
Rei Igarashi as
Mukade Jourou
Mukade Jourou - Mistress Centipede
Tadahisa Saizen as Third Spider
Takashi Kubota as Villager
Toshihiko Nakajima as Villager
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Richard Cox as InuYasha
Willow Johnson as Kikyo

Jenn Forgie as Kaede (young)
Pam Hyatt as Kaede
Paul Dobson as Naraku

Cathy Weseluck as Kagome's Mom
Don Brown as
Demon Slayer
One-Eyed Ogre Brother
French Tickner as Kagome's Grandfather
Janyse Jaud as Child
John Murphy as Villager
Kirby Morrow as Villager
Matthew Erickson as Demon Slayer
Moneca Stori as Kagome Higurashi
Paul Dobson as
Demon Slayer
Snake Shikigami
Pauline Newstone as Mistress Centipede
Peter New as
Demon Slayer
One-Eyed Ogre Brother
Rebecca Shoichet as Child
Richard Newman as
One-Eyed Ogre Brother
Snow Panther
Sharon Alexander as Tsubaki
Trevor Devall as Shako
Ward Perry as Demon Slayer
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Broadcaster: Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
Licensed by: Viz Media
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Gabriel Gama (Mexican dub)
Translation: Diana Nolan (Mexican dub)

Adaptation: Jennifer Medel (Mexican dub)
Re-Recording Engineer: Arturo Velez (Mexican dub)
Recording engineer:
Alan René Bressant (Mexican dub)
Ismael Verástegui (Mexican dub; Onigumo and Naraku dialogues)
Omar Sánchez (Mexican dub; Onigumo and Naraku dialogues)
Ana Lobo as Ahome Higurashi (Mexican dub)
Enzo Fortuny as Inu-Yasha (Mexican dub)
Georgina Sanchez as Kikyo (Mexican dub)

Liliana Barba as Sango (Mexican dub)

Alan René Bressant as
Naraku (Mexican dub)
Onigumo (Mexican dub)
Angela Villanueva as Kaede (Mexican dub)
Diana Nolan as Kaede (Mexican dub; young)
Yolanda Vidal as Ahome's Mom (Mexican dub)
Spanish companies
ADR Production: Optimedia Productions (Mexican dub)
ADR Studio: Bond Productions Mexico (Mexican dub)
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation (Latin America)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation (Brazil)
Portuguese cast

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