July 10, 2012
Kikyo is able to partially heal Miroku, but warns him he'll die if he overuses the Wind Tunnel. After taking back his human heart, Naraku learns of Kikyo's plan to purify him by having him absorb Kohaku's Shikon Jewel shard. Naraku entangles InuYasha, Kikyo, and Kagome in his webs, which makes the wound she sustained from healing Miroku grow. After they free themselves, Kagome travels to the sacred Mount Azusa to obtain a sacred longbow that has special spiritual powers and abilities of its own that can save Kikyo, but only if she truly wants to. The Spirit Guardian there tests her, during which Kagome falls off a cliff. Kikyo appears and angers Kagome by telling her what she thinks of her. Kagome says she's jealous, then learns it was just an image of Kikyo created from her own insecurities. Kagome passes the test and obtains the sacred longbow of Mount Azusa.