July 10, 2012
Having been saved by InuYasha and his friends, Kagura tries to escape Naraku and he offers to return her heart to her. Meanwhile, Kikyo summons the soul of Midoriko to restore her powers. She explains to InuYasha that in order to destroy Naraku, his soul must be purified. Koga completes a series of trials to obtain the Goraishi, a treasure of his clan. While Sesshomaru battles Moryomaru, Naraku returns Kagura's heart, then immediately impales her on his tendrils, injecting her with miasma and leaving her on the brink of death. She manages to float away on a feather, landing in a meadow filled with flowers, where she listens to her newly-returned heart beat in her chest. Smelling Kagura's blood, Sesshomaru quickly finishes his battle, shattering his sword the Tokijin in the process. He finds Kagura in the flower field just as she dies. Her body dissolves into dust and her feather hairpin floats away on the wind, signifying that she is now free. InuYasha and his friends arrive too late, and when InuYasha asks Sesshomaru if Kagura had suffered, Sesshomaru replied, "She was smiling."