(Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Bankotsu are punching and kicking demon corpses, which they have mounted as punching bags. Sesshoumaru turns and takes notice of the audience.) Sesshoumaru: Kouga, Bankotsu, we have guests. (Kouga and Bankotsu stop their punching and kicking and turn to the audience with smirks on their faces.) Sesshoumaru: We did not expect you to arrive at this hour. Kouga: If you didn’t know where you were, don’t worry. We’ll tell it to you. Bankotsu: You just entered forbidden territory. Where the strong triumph and the ones who can’t hack it get a taste of our fists smeared in blood. Sesshoumaru: In layman’s terms, you have just entered our palace of pain, suffering, and general unpleasantness. Kouga: So, no cowards, wimps, traitors or liars allowed! Bankotsu: Unless, of course, you want to be mercilessly mauled by all three of us. Sesshoumaru: Whether with my own claws and fists, which can rip you into pieces… (Sesshoumaru cracks his knuckles.) Kouga: Or have me break your neck in two… (Kouga rolls his head, his shoulders, and cracks his knuckles.) Bankotsu: Or have me beat you into a bloody pulp… (Bankotsu cracks his knuckles and rolls his shoulders.) Sesshoumaru: We could do a whole lot of damage to you. Kouga: And we are not going to hold back. Bankotsu: No matter how many times you tell us to stop. Sesshoumaru: However, if you want a less grueling approach, you could always head to my most esteemed wife… Kagura: I can assure you that I am just as ruthless as my husband, especially where my blade and fan are concerned. Kouga: Or my darling wife… Sango: Approach me with lust and I will gladly lop off your head and maybe quarter you. Bankotsu: Or my lovely wife. Kagome: Don’t think I’m exempt from giving you a death warrant. I could shoot off your head with my bow and arrow and slice you in half with my sword. Bankotsu: They all got a point. Or perhaps… Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Bankotsu: Our eldest children. Rin, Shippou, Kai, Shinta, Hakudoushi, and Kanna: Oh, how we would love to take you down. Sesshoumaru: Either way, if you are willing to take us down, you would have to prove yourself to endure all of us. Kouga: So, we will see you right here. Bankotsu: If you dare, that is. This piece of Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Bankotsu fan art is dedicated to GavinMichelli who celebrated his birthday a week ago. So, Gavin, I hope you had such a magnificent, grand, and awesome birthday and I wish you a lot of joy, love, happiness, and greatness in your life as an artist and as a person. This is also dedicated to those who ship Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Bankotsu as an awesome, strong, and phenomenal BroT3 or epic friendship consisting of three ambiguously-sided badasses who enjoy kicking butt and taking names. Here we have 38-year-old Sesshoumaru, 37-year-old Kouga, and 36-year-old Bankotsu being the strong, handsome, tough, buff badasses that they are who will definitely make anyone crap his or her pants off when he or she encounters these gentlemen. Whether one marvels at their bodies or trembles at their presence, one should know when to either fight back or retreat when encountering these men of steel. As you can tell from their outfits, I made them be in Pankration garb to show that they are not only specialists of this deadly Ancient Greek martial art which is a precursor to Mixed Martial Arts, but to also show how lethal yet masculinely sexy they are as fighters and as individuals. Knowing how well they fight both individually and as a group, they would definitely be able to give their opponents no mercy whatsoever. Well, I hope you all enjoyed this piece of BroT3 awesomeness found in Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Bankotsu, and I will see you all in the next submission. Take care and have a great summer. Sesshoumaru, Kouga, and Bankotsu from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
So here they are from left to right. Rin and Shippou, Kagome Higurashi, Sesshoumaru, Inuyasha, Ayame, and my InuAya fan children, Kenta and Keita. I mainly aged up Rin to be seventeen, Shippou to be fifteen, Kagome to be twenty-four, Sesshoumaru to be twenty-eight, Inuyasha to be twenty-six, and Ayame to be twenty-three. This was something I did back when I was a seventeen-year-old third-year high school student before I transitioned to senior year back in the spring of 2010. I did this as my final project in computer class, but when looking back at this, I realized I should have outlined, hence that’s why it appeared like this. Nowadays, I know better. Okay, enough beating myself up about it let’s get on to the picture itself. As you can tell, I am not only a hardcore Inuyasha x Ayame shipper but I also ship Sesshoumaru and Kagome all the way. Even more so, I decided to bulk up both Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha to make them appear more warlike and badass. For Sesshoumaru and Kagome, I can certainly see them adopting Rin and Shippou to be their own children. Eventually, Sesshoumaru and Kagome would end up having hanyou children of their own to add to their happy family. The family dynamics would work with Sesshoumaru being the stern, strong, and calm father, Kagome being the spirited and doting mother, Rin being the fun-loving and sweet older sister, and Shippou being the adorable younger brother. There’s no doubt I love to ship Inuyasha and Ayame until the ends of the earth. They seem destined for each other. I also gave them their children, namely Kenta who is four and Keita who is three in this picture. I can envision Inuyasha as the manly, strict, brave, and tough dad and Ayame as the equally strong and loving mother. Moreover, I can see Inuyasha training his sons to be a great fighter like him. So, yes, this was something I kind of enjoyed doing when I was in my teens and it still has some sentimentality behind it. Inuyasha belongs to Rumiko Takahashi.
Happy Easter, once again. Antoni, here, with another Inuyasha fanfic recommendation. This time I will be taking a look at Twenty Truths: My Daughter written by NalaxSimba and published on April 19, 2014. It’s rated T. It’s in English. It’s Family/Romance and the main pairing is Kohaku and Rin. Sesshoumaru is made to be Rin’s adoptive father, Jaken is still present as his lackey, and Inuyasha, Kouga, Ayame, and Kagome are mentioned. This fanfic is told in twenty themes chronicling Rin’s childhood, teenhood, and adulthood. So, I would say she ages from being 8 to 14 to 18 to her early 20’s. Out of all the Inuyasha couples, I truly love Kohaku and Rin when they are together. What makes them compatible as a couple is that they are not obnoxious with their bickering and squabbling, and they truly, genuinely, and purely care for each other. Sure, they may have been kids, with Kohaku being 11 years old and Rin being 8 years old, but they are a breath of fresh air compared to the whole soap opera antics that Inuyasha, Kikyo, and Kagome get themselves into. I support Kohaku and Rin as a couple then and I still support them to this very day. There is an innocence and radiance that these two have together. Whether it would be on the TV show or in fan works, they shine all thanks to the potential they have to grow as a couple to the point where I mark them as my OTP next to Inuyasha/Ayame, Ginta/Shunran, Miroku/Sango, Sesshoumaru/Kagome, and Shippo/Souten. When it comes to Sesshoumaru and Rin, I do not see them as a romantic couple in the slightest. First of all, Sesshoumaru is much more experienced and older than the youthful Rin, given that he appears to be about nineteen. In fact, I see their relationship as more of father and daughter. Think about it for a second. Rin was an orphan, whose parents and brother’s lives were lost to marauders. Surely, this experience would traumatize many a child. That is until she met an injured Sesshoumaru does she start to look up to him and admire him in a platonic way. She was then initially killed by Kouga’s wolves and Sesshoumaru used his Tenseiga to save her life. From there she has become his traveling companion and the way I interpret this is, he finally found an adoptive daughter through Rin, giving his own brand of discipline. In my mind, I always love to pair Sesshoumaru with Kagome, as he has Rin as his adoptive daughter and she has Shippou as an adoptive son. If they were to marry, then Rin would be the big sister to Shippou, thus making one strong family, with Sesshoumaru as the stern, disciplinarian, yet well-meaning father to his children, Kagome as the nurturing, strong-willed mother, Rin as the jolly, respectable, and loving older sister, and Shippou as her adorable little brother. Along the way, Sesshoumaru and Kagome will end up giving birth to little hanyos, making their family a little more exciting. Once Kohaku marries Rin and Shippou marries Souten, they will have kids of their own, thus making Sesshoumaru and Kagome grandparents in their 30s yet still mentally and physically active. Come to think of it, this calls for a fanart idea on my part. With all of this rambling aside, let’s get on to what I thought about the story. Ever since Rin has been living with Sesshoumaru, Jaken, and Ah-Un, she has become his adoptive daughter. He does things like buy kimonos, wrapping her under his mokomoko on frosty winters, and generally caring for her. That is until one fateful day that Rin had to live in Kaede’s village surrounded by humans. Rin comes of age and dates Kohaku, and being the stern father Sesshoumaru wants to ensure that her beau will keep his daughter safe, which is the same policy he gives him all the way up to marriage. By and large, this story is a very down-to-earth, simple, genuine, and lovely look into Rin’s family life with Sesshoumaru, Jaken, and Ah-Un. Even more so, this is a coming of age story of Rin’s journey from childhood to teenhood to womanhood. I dare not spoil the ending, but sufficed to say, it will leave one with tears of joy by how everything wraps up in a poignant, beautiful, and lovely way. The characters that really stole the show for me were Sesshoumaru, Kohaku, and Rin. Starting off with Sesshoumaru he does begin with his usual cold, overprotective self. However, as the story progresses he becomes slightly more understanding and compassionate not only as a father to Rin and future father-in-law to Kohaku but as a person. Kohaku starts off as a passionate and strong teenager not only in terms of his skills as a warrior but also how he persuades Sesshoumaru that he deeply loves Rin and wants to take her on a date. Eventually, in his adulthood, he proves himself as a loyal, noble husband to Rin. Rin is indubitably the main focus of this story, as this is her journey of becoming a woman. She starts off as the usually peppy and kind-hearted girl and she maintains that kindness and optimism all the way up to her adulthood. Jaken’s butt-monkey status has been thankfully reduced in this fanfic and is just the loyal servant. The other characters like Inuyasha, Kagome, Kouga, Ayame, and Kaede serve their purposes well. In terms of technicality, I did not spot one single error. Moreover, the layout is clean and well-organized. Overall, this was a touching Kohaku/Rin fanfic with Sesshoumaru as Rin’s adoptive father. Everything is so well-woven in a simple package that it comes off as charming and gentle. You know what I am going to give this fanfic. It deserves a full A+. On a technical standpoint, it’s flawless. From a narrative standpoint, it is excellent. Well, that’s all for now. Boy, taking a good look at these Inuyasha…