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20 August 2013 @ 11:28 am

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Sesshomaru and Kagura are canon.

1) Wasn't Sesshomaru willing to let Kagura drown in the river, only jumping in to save her after Rin jumped in?
2) Didn't he hate her/show annoyance towards her until after she died?
3) Didn't Sesshomaru move on from Kagura's death very easily? His reaction to Rin's death was bigger!
4) I thought that Kagura's feelings for Sesshomaru were one-sided?
5) I thought that Sesshomaru only had compassion for Kagura?
6) Then what about seeing her as a sister or a family member?
7) But when Tenseiga said that his heart has been changed in a way that it hasn't been before, didn't it mean that this was the first time that Sesshomaru tried to save someone that he didn't love since when he saves Rin it hurts him personally?
8) When Tenseiga said that Sesshomaru's heart now has what it was lacking because of Kagura, didn't it mean that this was the first time that he really grieved over and had sorrow and anger for someone else's death?
9) But Kagura died! Doesn't that mean that Sesshomaru/Kagura can't possibly be a canon pairing?
10) But didn't Sesshomaru save Kagome and Jaken and all those people too?
11) Don't they have to be married or kiss or something for them to be a canon couple?
12) But Kagura is Naraku's incarnation, an incarnation of Sesshomaru's enemy!
13) I thought that Rin was Sesshomaru's love interest since Rin is alive and Kagura is dead?
14) Are you saying that I have to like Sesshomaru/Kagura instead of whatever I like right now?

Q: Wasn't Sesshomaru willing to let Kagura drown in the river, only jumping in to save her after Rin jumped in?

A: Actually, Sesshomaru didn't jump in after Rin either. He kind of just stood there. After Rin jumps in he pretty much just ignores her. Sesshomaru didn't actually try to save anyone from that river until after JAKEN jumped in. Only then did he move. So what are you trying to say? That he doesn't care about Rin either, and that Jaken is the ONLY person that he cares about?

Also, Sesshomaru did the exact same thing when he first met Rin. When he first saw Rin's dead body after she was killed by wolves, Sesshomaru was originally going to ignore her and leave her dead (manga chapter 131, page 5). He paused because of her smile, but Sesshomaru didn't actually save Rin until AFTER Tenseiga pulsed and told him to save her (manga chapter 131, page 7).

However, that doesn't mean that he doesn't care, now does it? Sesshomaru is like that. That's just kind of how his personality is. He's the "stoic" character who likes to pretend that he cares about nobody, and deny that he has any good in him. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't care-it just means that he's struggling to keep his persona on and TRY not to care...

Although he failed. He saved her anyway. Kagura was the largest, heaviest and the most burdensome out of all of them, and she was wet and unconscious. It would have been much easier to just ignore Kagura, and yet he didn't.

Plus afterwards, Sesshomaru stayed there. He didn't leave until after she woke up and he knew that she was okay, which he definitely did not have to do.

Sesshomaru also warned Kagura not to do anything that would get her killed (by telling her that any further actions on her part were futile because Naraku already knows that she's going after his heart) and watched her leave with a very worried expression on his face (manga chapter 350/351).

Q: Didn't he hate her/show annoyance towards her until after she died?

A: When and where does Sesshomaru show any hatred or annoyance towards Kagura in any way, shape, or form? Sure at first he was wary of her because he didn't know her and because she was Naraku's detachment, but he soon gets over that. As a matter of fact, Sesshomaru was very tolerant towards Kagura-she used to yell and scream and curse at him and he'd just stand there, allowing it (manga chapter 203, page 16). Kagura was the one who expressed disdain towards Sesshomaru, not the other way around. Sesshomaru never said one abusive WORD towards Kagura, even while she was standing there screaming at him. He let her get away with EVERYTHING, including KIDNAPPING RIN.

When Kagura kidnapped Rin (manga chapter 219), Sesshomaru blamed Naraku and choked Kohaku, but didn't say a word to Kagura-he acted like he didn't even care about it. No mention of it, even though Jaken constantly reminded him that it was Kagura. In fact, after a little while, he took it upon himself to go to her and not the other way around. When they were looking for the gateway to the path between this world and the next and Kagura was just standing there (manga chapter 318), Sesshomaru hopped on the rock, got closer to her, and asked her what she knew even though during the encounter before, she had kidnapped Rin.

Jaken already told Sesshomaru about Kagura kidnapping Rin (manga chapter 219, page 7/8) so he knew that Kagura kidnapped Rin, and Rin was HIDING IN FEAR of her, and he did this. And don't tell me that Sesshomaru wasn't mad because Kagura was under Naraku's orders-Kohaku was also brainwashed by Naraku as well and Sesshomaru didn't hesitate to choke Kohaku (manga chapter 223, page 7).

When Sango tried to kill Rin, Sesshomaru was angry with her and threw hiraikotsu at her (but missed and almost got Byakuya, in manga chapter 543) and only forgave her because Sango offered her life to Sesshomaru and she also gave Rin her gas mask as an apology in order to shield Rin from Naraku's miasma (manga chapter 544, page 17/18).

Him and Koga never meet each other in the manga so Sesshomaru couldn't have done anything to Koga for killing Rin (and there's no evidence that he's even aware of the fact that Koga killed Rin when Sesshomaru doesn't even know who Koga is in the manga, and the filler episode doesn't count because it wasn't written by Takahashi).

But when Kagura kidnapped Rin, Sesshomaru acted like it had never even happened and didn't seem to care about it at all, even though she hadn't done anything to apologize (like Sango had).

He's also lied for her. When Kagura gave him the Fuyoheki shards, Moryoumaru asked Sesshomaru where he got them from. Jaken was about to tell the truth and tell Moryoumaru about Kagura giving them the shards, but Sesshomaru told Jaken to shut up and and lied about it in order to protect her (manga chapter 365, page 6/7). Not to mention the river incident. All of the above happened BEFORE she died and not after. So the relationship had been slowly progressing for a while, with him showing a bit of mistrust in the beginning only, but getting over it.

Q: Didn't Sesshomaru move on from Kagura's death very easily? His reaction to Rin's death was bigger!

A: Read the answer to the question above. Not only that, Sesshomaru blew aside a chance to kill Naraku in order to get to Kagura while she was dying (manga chapter 371, page 4). He made sure to let her know that he had come to see her specifically (which is something that he does not do, he usually tells people that he was "just passing through" or that they were "just in the way" when he gets caught helping someone). He drew Tenseiga to save her. Tenseiga didn't ask him to save her, but he tried anyway and he stayed with her until the end and he was touched by her smile.

Sesshomaru became infuriated and knowingly put his own life in danger and broke his only offensive sword despite everyone's warnings just because Moryoumaru said a few bad words about Kagura. Everyone was standing there, yelling at him to pull the sword out because it was gonna break (in the manga, chapters 406/407) and plus like Inuyasha said, his nose is sharp-so he knew that it was gonna break. He knew that he had no real way to fight without it, but risked his life anyway. If Inuyasha hadn't intervened at the last second, he probably wouldn't have gotten out alive. Even Moryoumaru had to point it out.

Tenseiga itself called out to Totosai, saying that Sesshomaru's heart had been changed in a way that it never has been before because of Kagura and that it was now ready to transform into a fighting sword (manga chapter 409, page 15). That was the FIRST time, the VERY first time that he'd been moved enough-meaning that not even Rin had enough influence on him. When he was told about it, Sesshomaru instantly knew that Tenseiga was talking about Kagura. Tenseiga didn't transform into a fighting weapon because of Rin or anyone else. It was Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura, as confirmed by Tenseiga itself, that took his heart to that next level. He then vowed over the sword to make sure that she hadn't died in vain (manga chapter 410, page 17).

Sure sounds like he "moved on very easily", huh? Nope. He didn't. It was a huge deal. You have confirmation from Jaken, Rin, Moryoumaru, the entire Inu-tachi, Tenseiga, and Totosai that something is happening here. Not to mention Rin's support. That is NOT easily moving on.

While I do agree that Sesshomaru's immediate reaction to Rin's death was bigger than his immediate reaction to Kagura's death, the stuff that happened afterwards with Kagura were bigger than the stuff that happened with Rin.

Sesshomaru dropped his sword for Rin, but he BROKE his sword for Kagura, and breaking a sword is a much bigger deal than dropping a sword, wouldn't you agree? And Tenseiga, which can read hearts, did not transform into a fighting weapon because of Rin. Tenseiga only transformed into a fighting weapon because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura. His Meidou Zangetsuha grew wider because of what he did for Rin, but Sesshomaru got a complete and total new technique and a new fighting sword because of his feelings for Kagura, and having a healing shiv transform into a fighting sword and getting a new technique is a bigger deal than a meidou growing wider.

Q: I thought that Kagura's feelings for Sesshomaru were one-sided?

A: Incorrect. It was implied that Sesshomaru returned Kagura's feelings all the times that he tried to save her and when he became infuriated that Moryoumaru insulted Kagura and broke Tokijin over her (manga chapters 406/407), and it was COFIRMED that he returned her feelings when Tenseiga transformed into a fighting weapon because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura, and then he vowed over the sword to avenge her (manga chapters 409/410).

Anyone who's actually read Rumiko Takahashi's works before knows that if a character's feelings are one-sided, then she makes it very OBVIOUS that their feelings are one-sided and she makes the other characters state that their feelings are one-sided over and over again like she had with Koga/Kagome and Naraku/Kikyo. Rumiko would not have written in something like "Sesshomaru's Tenseiga, which was previously only a healing shiv that couldn't cut anything, transforms into a fighting weapon and gains a new offensive technique because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura and then he vows over the sword to avenge her" in there unless she was trying to show that Kagura's feelings WERE returned.

I also know that Takahashi has a habit of introducing brand new characters just to serve as love interests for other characters, and then forgetting about them. In Ranma 1/2, which is another manga that was written by Rumiko Takahashi, Rumiko introduced a character named Akari to be a love interest for Ryoga just to try give Ryoga a happy ending, and the Akari character was only around for one or two chapters at maximum. Takahashi pretty much forgot about Akari afterwards. Ukyo was also given a new love interest in the form of an effeminate transvestite ninja master, and the ninja was also only around for one chapter and then forgotten about.

Sometimes she does this just to deter the fans from shipping pairings that she doesn't want them to ship. So I get the feeling that the same thing happened during the "Inuyasha" series. In Urusei Yatsura, which is another manga that was written by Takahashi, Ryuunosuke was given a love interest in Nagisa, however Nagisa was only around for one chapter and then forgotten about afterwards; so the same thing probably happened with Sesshomaru and Kagura. Everything with Kagura probably happened because Rumiko Takahashi realized that people were shipping Sesshomaru and Rin together in a romantic manner and then she decided "hey look, I made Kagura follow Sesshomaru like she has a crush on him, why don't I elaborate on that a bit more?" and then she put all the Sess/Kagura stuff in there in order to try to deter the fandom from shipping Sesshomaru with Rin, and then she forgot about it afterwards like she usually does.

So yes, Rumiko introduced Kagura as a love interest for Sesshomaru in order to try to deter the fandom from shipping Sesshomaru with Rin, meant all the Sess/Kagura stuff in a romantic manner, and then she forgot about Kagura afterwards as usual. Takahashi does that kind of stuff all the time.

Q: I thought that Sesshomaru only had compassion for Kagura?

A: Tenseiga said that Sesshomaru's heart has been changed in a way that it HASN'T BEEN BEFORE. Sesshomaru's heart has what it was LACKING because of Kagura, there was a CHANGE in his heart because of her. This means that Sesshomaru felt something for Kagura that he did not feel for anybody else in the series before.

It can't be compassion that he had for Kagura then, because Sesshomaru's heart was NOT lacking in compassion. All those times when Sesshomaru saved Rin, when he saved Jaken, and when he saved Kagome from Mukotsu, he was showing them compassion. We've seen Sesshomaru show compassion to others plenty of times in the series before-for Rin, for his brother, for Kagome, for Jaken etc. so it can't be that.

The only kind of feeling that Sesshomaru has never shown to anyone else in the series before that his heart was LACKING in is the romantic kind.

Q: Then what about seeing her as a sister or a family member?

A: Relationships like the ones between families and lifelong friends (like the relationship between Sesshomaru and Rin) take time to develop. In order to love someone like family, you have to know them much better than that. A family relationship like the one that Rin and Sesshomaru have takes time to develop, what with Rin following Sesshomaru for anywhere from a year to three years and living with Sesshomaru and whatnot. Sesshomaru and Kagura didn't even know each other very well, so that can't be it. She only visited him a couple of times.

A crush, however, does not take so long to develop, you very well can have a crush on someone that you don't know very well, and crushes CAN very well stir intense emotions in someone (like the feelings that Sesshomaru's been shown to have for Kagura). Koga developed romantic feelings for Kagome the first time that he met her.

And once again, Tenseiga said that Sesshomaru's heart has been changed in a way that it HASN'T BEEN BEFORE. There was a CHANGE in Sesshomaru's heart because of Kagura, his heart has what it was LACKING because of her. This means that Sesshomaru felt something for Kagura that he did not feel for anybody else in the series before.

It can't be filial love that he had for Kagura then, because Sesshomaru's heart was NOT lacking in platonic love. We've seen Sesshomaru show platonic love to others plenty of times in the series before-for Rin, for his father, for his brother, etc. so it can't be that.

The only kind of feeling that Sesshomaru has never shown to anyone else in the series before that his heart was LACKING in is the romantic kind.

Q: But when Tenseiga said that his heart has been changed in a way that it hasn't been before, didn't it mean that this was the first time that Sesshomaru tried to save someone that he didn't love since when he saves Rin it hurts him personally?

A: So if THAT was what was notable about Sesshomaru's situation with Kagura...then why didn't Tenseiga change into a fighting weapon after any of the shit-tons of other times when Sesshomaru saved someone that he didn't love? He didn't love Kagome and he saved her from Mukotsu (manga chapter 240, page 2). Sesshomaru didn't love Jaken, but he saved Jaken with the Tenseiga after Jaken was killed by Kaijinbo (manga chapter 159, page 7). He didn't love that otter papa and he saved the otter papa.

Tenseiga said that there was a CHANGE in Sesshomaru's heart, his heart now has what it was LACKING because of Kagura. This means that Sesshomaru felt something for Kagura that he did not feel for anybody else in the series before. Sesshomaru has tried to save people that he didn't love plenty of times in the series before. So it can't be that.

Let's face it. The only kind of feeling that Sesshomaru has never shown to anyone else in the series before that his heart was LACKING in is the romantic kind.

Q: When Tenseiga said that Sesshomaru's heart now has what it was lacking because of Kagura, didn't it mean that this was the first time that he really grieved over and had sorrow and anger for someone else's death?

A: Actually, the first time that Sesshomaru really grieved over and had sorrow and anger for someone else's death was when his father died.

Sesshomaru was clearly very affected by his father's death and had sorrow and anger for his father, as evidenced by the fact that he continuously dwells on receiving his father's acceptance and becomes very angry when he thinks that his father favored Inuyasha. So if the only thing that Sesshomaru's heart was lacking in was grieving over someone's death and having sorrow and anger for someone else...then why didn't Tenseiga transform into a fighting weapon when Sesshomaru grieved over his father's death? Why didn't Tenseiga transform into a fighting weapon when Sesshomaru very clearly displayed sorrow and anger for his father?

Because that's not what Sesshomaru's heart was lacking in. The only kind of feeling that Sesshomaru has never shown to anyone else in the series before that his heart was LACKING in is the romantic kind.

Q: But Kagura died! Doesn't that mean that Sesshomaru/Kagura can't possibly be a canon pairing?

A: Just because she died doesn't mean that the feelings don't exist. In tragic romances one party usually dies before the other. Kagura was probably killed off because the whole Sess/Kagura thing was supposed to be a tear-jerking, tragic thing. Just because she died doesn't mean that Sesshomaru and Kagura did not have feelings for each other. In Ranma 1/2, which is another manga drawn by Rumiko Takahashi, Soun's love interest was dead throughout the entire thing.

Just because one party died before the other doesn't mean that the feelings don't exist. Think back to the loved ones that you lost-does the fact that they died mean that you never loved each other? No. If they have feelings for each other then it's a canon pairing, whether one party ends up dying or not. And Sesshomaru and Kagura definitely do have feelings for each other, which makes them a canon pairing.
Kikyo is also dead. Do Inuyasha and Kikyo no longer count as a canon pairing?

Q: But didn't Sesshomaru save Kagome and Jaken and all those people too?

A: There's a difference beween a one-time passing through thing and having a relationship with someone, not to mention that Tenseiga didn't change into a fighting weapon for any of those instances and only transformed into a fighting weapon because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura, meaning that this instance is different from those and that Sesshomaru felt something for Kagura that he didn't feel for anybody else. That means that this was the first time that this had happened, it was special, more notable and different from those instances. It obviously had a much bigger emotional impact on him and played a direct hand in changing him than those instances. Tenseiga only transformed into a fighting weapon because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura.

Q: Don't they have to be married or kiss or something for them to be a canon couple?

A: Actually, Rumiko Takahashi is notorious for not giving her canon pairings resolutions like that and dancing around in circles, teasing her readers. In Ranma 1/2, which is another manga that was written by Rumiko Takahashi, Ranma and Akane spent the majority of the series denying their feelings for each other and they didn't officially get together until the very last chapter of the manga, as we discussed above. And when they finally did admit their feelings for each other, they didn't go any further than holding hands, even though they were engaged. Inuyasha and Kagome never kiss (in the manga-Final Act and Movie 2 don't count because none of that was written by Rumiko Takahashi). Plenty of her canon couples never get married. You don't need full out make-out sessions for the couple to be a canon pairing. Plus the Japanese like for their romances to be more subtle.

As long as both characters have feelings for each other, no matter how it turns out from then on, it's a canon pairing. And as we have discussed above, Sesshomaru and Kagura do both have feelings for each other, despite not having the time to develop the relationship past a certain stage-which makes them a canon pairing.

Q: But Kagura is Naraku's incarnation, an incarnation of Sesshomaru's enemy!

A: When and where in the anime or the manga has Sesshomaru ever been shown to care about this? I know that Jaken doesn't trust Kagura because she's Naraku's incarnation, but Sesshomaru never once goes up to Kagura and tells her "oh, I don't like you because you're Naraku's incarnation" or anything like that. He never once does anything of the sort.

Even when Sesshomaru met Byakuya (manga chapter 401, page 14), he only attacked Byakuya for smelling like Naraku (and that only happened with Byakuya and never happened with Kagura.) Sesshomaru didn't say anything to Byakuya about the fact that he was Naraku's incarnation either. He's never been shown to dislike any of Naraku's incarnations strictly for being Naraku's detachments.

Q: I thought that Rin was Sesshomaru's love interest since Rin is alive and Kagura is dead?

A: Rin is canonically a SUPPORTER of Sesshomaru/Kagura. She gets very happy about the possibility of the couple, and tells Jaken to trust Kagura more because of it, seemingly trying to get them closer together (episode 167 of the anime, manga chapter 343). Would Rin act like this if she had any romantic interest in Sesshomaru whatsoever? Nope. Would Rumiko Takahashi have written her this way if she had ever intended for Rin to be Sesshomaru's love interest? Nope. Plus, Rumiko's made her feelings on pairings like those very clear when Miroku proposed to Koharu when she was eleven, and everyone was DISGUSTED and shocked by the fact that Miroku, a grown man (the age of adulthood during the feudal era was 14 so Miroku was an adult by the standards of that time when he proposed to Koharu), had proposed to a child, even though Koharu had returned to Miroku when she was grown up (manga chapter 147, page 8).

The manga is over, and Rin has gone to live with Kaede. There is no future. There is nothing after chapter 558. Those 558 chapters are the story, they are the series, they are the canon. There's nothing after that but the epilogue bonus chapter, and during the one-shot bonus chapter 559, Sesshomaru merely continues to protect Rin and there still isn't the slightest hint of anything romantic between Sesshomaru and Rin. Whether a pairing is a canon pairing or not has nothing to do with whether the characters are dead or alive or not-it's about whether or not they have feelings for each other.

Takahashi made it so that Sesshomaru and Rin have no romantic feelings for each other during the series (but more of a platonic father and daughter thing), whereas Sesshomaru and Kagura do have romantic feelings for each other during the series. So it's obvious what the canon romantic pairing is. Kagura being dead and Rin being alive does not change the ROLES that they played during the series.

That's like saying that Inuyasha/Shippo is more canon than Inuyasha/Kikyo because Shippo is alive and Kikyo is dead.

Rin was meant to be more like an adoptive daughter. For more on that, go here: sesshomaruandrin.blogspot.com

Q: Are you saying that I have to like Sesshomaru/Kagura instead of whatever I like right now?

A: NO. You can like/dislike whatever you want, as long as you don't deny that this is the canon pairing.
 
 
02 July 2013 @ 08:23 pm
sesshomaruandrin.blogspot.com



Sesshomaru and Rin are father and daughter.

1) Aren't you a westerner and writing from a western perspective, therefore making your points invalid?
2) Sesshomaru dove into Hell to save Rin and all that! Doesn't that mean that he loves her?
3) Why do you say that it's father/daughter and not romantic? Is it just because he is older?
4) But Sesshomaru's mother said that Sesshomaru was becoming like his father! Doesn't that mean that he's courting Rin since his father had an affair with a human?
5) Isn't Sesshomaru keeping in touch with Rin by visiting her and bringing her gifts?
6) But he gave her a kimono. Wasn't that traditionally a courting gift, only given by a mother or a suitor?
7) What about the Tale Of Genji and other works where things like this happened?
8) But didn't that kind of thing happen all the time historically, with the Japanese lords having child brides?
9) But isn't this kind of thing more accepted in Japan?
10) Okay, so Rumiko's not automatically gonna be okay with this kind of thing just because she's Japanese. How DOES she feel about it?
11) Why does it matter? It's love, not sex, so why does it matter if it's romantic love and not platonic?
12) But isn't Rin independent of Sesshomaru, like when she gets her own food? Doesn't the fact that he doesn't feed her and makes her get her own food mean that he's not a father figure?
13) But Sesshomaru isn't very nurturing of Rin, doesn't that mean that he isn't a father figure?
14) But what about Inuyasha/Kagome and Inuyasha's parents? They were also two centuries apart! Kagura is only nine months old!
15) Isn't it all okay as long as I make it "Older" Rin?
16) But Sesshomaru left Rin at the village at the end! Doesn't that mean that he's not a father figure now, and he didn't raise her and he isn't brainwashing her?
17) What if I change it in fanfiction so that all ties are severed and they lose touch somehow for a long time, or so that they don't meet until she's grown?
18) But isn't Sesshomaru's relationship with Rin too deep/unique to "simply" be labeled father/daughter?
19) How could Rin see Sesshomaru as being a father figure? He's too hot!
20) But isn't Sesshomaru "not mature enough" to be a father figure?
21) Didn't Rumiko Takahashi rally against a ban on lolicon, which means that she supports it?
22) But in the 3rd movie, the villain points to Rin and says that "she is Izayoi"!
23) But Sesshomaru proposes to Rin on the Wideban CD!
24) What about Inuyasha saying "so she can choose when the time comes"?
25) So then, who IS Sesshomaru's canon love interest?
26) Are you saying that there's something wrong with me for shipping/writing Sesshomaru/Rin, or that I shouldn't?

Q: Aren't you a westerner and writing from a western perspective, therefore making your points invalid?

A: Try again. I'm an actual Asian person who was born and raised in Asia. This kind of thing (pedophilia, growing up to marry the person who raised you since you were a kid) is actually no more accepted in East Asian cultures than it is in western cultures.

Q: Sesshomaru dove into Hell to save Rin and all that! Doesn't that mean that he loves her?

A: Indeed, he loves her. But that does not mean that he loves her like a lover. There's nothing that Sesshomaru has done for Rin that any good father wouldn't have done for his little girl. Concerned parents will exhibit the exact same kind of devotion to their children. What good father wouldn't risk life and limb for his daughter?

Kohaku also dove into hell along with Sesshomaru in order to save Rin. Sesshomaru cringed when Rin died, but Jaken shed physical tears over Rin's death and was happy when she was brought back (though Jaken said that he was only crying because Sesshomaru wouldn't and he was crying in Sesshomaru's place, Jaken found out that Rin was gonna die before Sesshomaru did, so the tears were probably real). Are Kohaku and Jaken also in romantic love with Rin? Are Kohaku and Jaken going to be romantically involved with Rin when Rin grows older?

Q: Why do you say that it's father/daughter and not romantic? Is it just because he is older?

A: Rin and Sesshomaru, while they are shown to love each other, have zero romantic connotations whatsoever. In fact, Rin is HAPPY about Kagura having romantic feelings for Sesshomaru (Rin even tells Jaken that they should trust Kagura more because of this, seemingly trying to get them closer together) and actively ROOTS for Sesshomaru and Kagura to get together in a romantic manner-things that Rumiko Takahashi, who is the absolute Queen of love triangles and jealousy, would NEVER have put in there if she had meant for Rin to be Sesshomaru's love interest-specifically saying that this is not a romantic thing in nature, but a strictly platonic thing. This happens in episode 167 of the anime and chapter 343 of the manga.

And don't tell me that Rin was happy about the thought of Sesshomaru getting together with somebody else because she was too young to feel jealousy-in Ranma 1/2, which is another manga that was written by Takahashi, Ukyo started showing jealousy over Ranma when she was three! This is especially noteworthy in a Takahashi manga because anybody that actually knows anything about Rumiko Takahashi knows that her favorite method of establishing romantic relationships is to have the characters start showing jealousy over one another, so the fact that neither Sesshomaru nor Rin ever show jealousy over each other and that Rin actively roots for Sesshomaru to get together with somebody else in a romantic manner proves that their relationship is not a romantic relationship.

All of the other characters get upset and jealous when they see their love interests with someone else. Kagome gets upset and jealous when she sees Inuyasha together with Kikyo, Sango gets upset and jealous when Miroku flirts with other women, etc. And yet Rin's reaction to the thought of Sesshomaru getting together with someone else is to go "yipeeee!" and start trying to get them closer together.

As you can see, Rumiko's given very clear hints that she HATES these kind of pairings. When Koharu came in and everyone found out that Miroku had proposed to an eleven year old girl to bear his child, they were shocked, disgusted and revolted by the fact that Miroku, a grown man (the age of adulthood during the feudal era was 14 so Miroku was an adult by the standards of that time when he proposed to Koharu), had proposed to a child (manga chapter 147, page 8). The situation was portrayed as being something that was perverted. They didn't care that Koharu had returned to Miroku when she was older and of marrying age. All of the other characters still freaked out and thought that it was disgusting, regardless of the fact that Koharu had come back to Miroku when she was grown up. That tells you quite a lot about how Rumiko Takahashi, the person who wrote that scene, feels about this kind of thing. She's made it pretty clear that she finds it to be ridiculous.

Also, Rin is OBEDIENT to Sesshomaru in the way that a child is obedient to their parent. He has power over her. He makes rules for her. And no, she is not a servant-a servant like Jaken gets ordered to do things that benefit Sesshomaru (Jaken is obedient to Sesshomaru because he is Sesshomaru's servant. Rin is not a servant so why is she obedient to Sesshomaru?), not things that benefit themselves. And seriously, what Takahashi couple do you know where the girl is OBEDIENT to the guy? It doesn't happen. Rumiko Takahashi's romantic couples always act like they're equals. It doesn't matter if this was the Feudal Era-as you can clearly see, NONE of the other women in the series are obedient to their romantic love interests in the way that Rin is to Sesshomaru-unless the man is some sort of FATHER FIGURE. If the man in question is a romantic love interest, then the girl is NEVER obedient to him.

That signifies that they are not equals but that Sesshomaru is the authority figure towards Rin. So they can't be lovers. They can't be "just friends". They're not brother and sister since they don't share a parent figure like siblings do. Father and daughter makes sense since he is raising her. Rin has only disobeyed Sesshomaru once (during the river incident) and is usually very obedient to him.

Don't tell me that she's obedient to him because he's her guardian. Inuyasha and Kagome are Shippo's guardians, and yet Shippo is not obedient to Inuyasha and Kagome.

Don't tell me that she's obedient to him because he's her elder. Inuyasha is Shippo's elder, but Shippo isn't obedient to Inuyasha. Totosai is older than Inuyasha and Sesshomaru and they're not obedient to Totosai.

And yes, he is raising her. Only after Sesshomaru steps in does she clean up. Only after Sesshomaru tells her to feed herself does she start to do so-and never even actually by herself, he always leaves Jaken there to babysit her. At first Rin was so emotionally dependent on Sesshomaru that during his absence, she'd do nothing but wait for him curled up in a ball-and she took his instructions so literally that it's ridiculous. Slowly, after social interaction with Sesshomaru and Jaken (who was assigned to the babysitter role by Sesshomaru) she starts talking more and more, and reaching out to other people-until the end, when Rin can live away from Sesshomaru without being emotionally crushed and has grown more independent of him.

Also, why does Sesshomaru appoint Rin a babysitter? Lovers don't appoint babysitters for their lovers. That's something that a parent does for their child. And don't tell me that it's because you can't leave a kid alone by themselves, Kohaku is also a child and he was left alone with no one to watch over him all the time (Naraku sends him out alone to do things like when Kohaku waited for Kagura to drop off the kidnapped Rin by himself in manga chapter 219, Sesshomaru leaves Kohaku to watch over Rin by himself even though Kohaku is only a child as well, etc.).

The fact that Rin roots for Sesshomaru to get together with somebody else which means that this isn't a romantic thing in nature but a platonic thing, the fact that Sesshomaru is an adult and Rin is a pre-pubescent child, the fact that they love each other dearly, the fact that he provides for her by bringing her kimonos and protects her, the fact that they live together, the fact that she gains her independence from him, the fact that he appoints her babysitters, and the fact that she's obedient and submissive to him meaning that he's the authority figure in the relationship etc. all come together to say that they are father and daughter.

Q:  But Sesshomaru's mother said that Sesshomaru was becoming like his father! Doesn't that mean that he's courting Rin since his father had an affair with a human?

A:  Sesshomaru's father did not just have a human mistress. His father was also a symphathizer of humans in general, as evidenced by the fact that he wanted Inuyasha to use the Tessaiga to protect humans (as Myoga stated in manga chapter 18, page 13). So it may merely mean that he's learning to care about humans.

Q: Isn't Sesshomaru keeping in touch with Rin by visiting her and bringing her gifts?

A: Yes, he is. But how in the world does that mean that it's a romantic thing? Rumiko wrote that scene in order to show that although Rin is living with humans for her safety and is gaining independence from her parent figure (like all children do), they're still in touch, like children and parents tend to do after the child moves out of the house. Parents visit their grown children after they leave, sometimes bringing them gifts. And most children, even after they move out, still do depend on their parent figures from time to time for financial assistance and need help. Family members very often visit each other and bring each other gifts. Is a father courting his daughter when he picks up a little something for her?

I grew up in foster care in different living arrangements, and depending on the circumstances, kids that want to see their parents have visits. The parents come to visit the kids, sometimes take them out places, and they usually bring gifts. This is what gives a lot of kids in foster care something to look forward to. When I saw the last chapter, it immediately reminded me of that, so I was shocked when people started using even that as so-called 'evidence' of Sesshomaru and Rin's relationship being a romantic thing.

Q: But he gave her a kimono. Wasn't that traditionally a courting gift, only given by a mother or a suitor?

A: Rin's mother is DEAD. The only clothes that Kaede can provide for Rin are miko robes, like the robes that Kaede gave to Kagome to wear even before she was training as one (manga chapter 6, page 6). Who provided the girl's kimono if the girl had no mother? The father or the father figure. Does that mean that he's courting her? No.

And while it's true that kimonos can sometimes have romantic connotations, the keyword is sometimes. The same way that flowers are also traditionally courting gifts-well, pretty much everywhere-espcially a bouquet. And yet, Kohaku gave Sango a flower bouquet in the anime (episode 163, "Kohaku, Sango and a Flower Garden"). Flower bouquets are usually also traditionally courting gifts. And yet, does that mean that Kohaku and Sango are a couple? Absolutely not. It was just a sign of affection from a brother to his sister, just like the kimono is just a father providing for his daughter/giving her little things during a visit, like family members sometimes do when they live away from each other.

Though it only happens in the anime, the anime writers made it so that Kohaku gave Sango something that was traditionally a courting gift, but they only meant it as a platonic display of affection. So I think that it's very possible that Rumiko Takahashi could've meant the kimono as merely a platonic display of affection as well.

Kagura and Kanna received their kimonos from Naraku as well (we can assume this, because let's face it, where else would they have gotten their kimonos? They weren't born fully clothed, as evidenced by the fact that Hakudoshi was born naked. In manga chapter 294, page 11, Kagura goes and finds Hakudoshi a kimono because Hakudoshi told her to go and find him some clothes. Is Kagura courting Hakudoshi? Absolutely not.). Does that mean that Naraku is courting Kagura and Kanna? No, he was just providing for them like he's supposed to do so as their creator because he doesn't want them walking around naked.

Q: What about the Tale Of Genji and other works where things like this happened?

A: What about it? Just because it happened in one book that has nothing to do with Inuyasha or Rumiko Takahashi, does that means that that's what's happening here? Nope.

Murasaki and Genji have nothing in common with Sesshomaru and Rin. Genji takes a liking to Murasaki because she looks like Fujitsubo, who he is obsessed with. When her family won't give her to him cause she's viewed as being too young, he outright kidnaps her. He does send her to train in a palace to learn about noble life, etiquette, sewing, dyeing, etc. and marries her, but she was not his main wife. Never was. He continues to be involved with tons of other women and the book ends when their relationship is so damaged, Murasaki leaves him to become a nun. Then she dies, and then Genji dies. So exactly what does Genji and Murasaki's situation have anything at all in common with Sesshomaru and Rin's situation? Hell, even the Inu-Kik-Kag triangle has more in common with The Tale Of Genji with the whole "initially-liking-someone-because-they-look-like-somebody-else" thing.

Go here for more information on what happens in the Tale Of Genji: http://www.taleofgenji.org/summary.html

Q: But didn't that kind of thing happen all the time historically, with the Japanese lords having child brides?

A: So that makes it okay? Historically, black people were kept as slaves and people thought that the Earth was flat. Does that mean that it's okay to keep black people as slaves? That means that the Earth is flat?

Plus if you wanted to be historically accurate, if you read the Tale of Genji, when the Japanese lords had child brides, they were sent to live with nobility in order to learn about noble life, etiquette, art, calligraphy etc. so that they could learn to function at a nobleman's rank. That is what happens to Murasaki in the Tale Of Genji and since the Tale Of Genji was written during the Heian era by someone who actually lived during that time period, I'd assume that it's pretty historically accurate. (This link will tell you that Genji trains Murasaki in his Nijo palace, in the summary for chapter 5: http://www.taleofgenji.org/summary.html)

This is not what Rin is doing at the end. Rin is sitting in a peasant village, acting as a midwife and living with a miko, which is a complete and total death-knell to her ability to perform at Sesshomaru's rank. Sesshomaru could've easily sent her to live with his mom in her castle, but he didn't.

And then they specifically said that he wanted her to learn how to LIVE WITH HUMANS. If Rin was being trained as his wife, then why would she ever need to learn how to live with humans? Sesshomaru doesn't live with humans. If she was gonna be his wife, then she would never need that. Most likely, this is for her safety, mental/physical health and well being and things won't change.

After she died in the Hell Arc, Sesshomaru immediately thought to himself, "I should've left her in a human village for her safety" (manga chapter 469, page 6), and at the end...she is in a human village. So yeah, this is most likely for her safety and well being and things are not going to change. So it's very obvious that Rin is not being "trained as a wife" for Sesshomaru in any way-nothing close to it.

Q: But isn't this kind of thing more accepted in Japan?

A: If that is the case, then why is Hayao Miyazaki so clearly anti-lolicon? Why is it that Miyazaki is Japanese, and yet he seems to be so adamently against this kind of thing?

The famous director, Hayao Miyazaki (a JAPANESE man) said in a 1988 interview with "Animage" that while he prefers to have female protagonists, "It's difficult. They immediately become the subjects of lolicon. In a sense, if we want to depict someone who is affirmative to us, we have no choice but to make them as lovely as possible. But now, there are too many people who shamelessly depict (such heroines) as if they just want (such girls) as pets, and things are escalating more and more." Miyazaki even expressed concern as to what this might mean for human rights for women. The quote is here as the answer to the last question from Ryu Murakami: http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/interviews/heroines.html#s3original

Is Hayao Miyazaki some sort of FREAK OF NATURE or something? I don't think that he is, so I think that it's very possible that Takahashi could've intended for Sesshomaru and Rin's relationship to be strictly filial.

Q: Okay, so Rumiko's not automatically gonna be okay with this kind of thing just because she's Japanese. How DOES she feel about it?

A: That's been made very clear in the way that she portrayed Miroku and Koharu. When everyone found out that Miroku had proposed to an eleven year old girl to bear his child, they were shocked, disgusted and revolted by the fact that Miroku, a grown man (the age of adulthood during the feudal era was 14 so Miroku was an adult by the standards of that time when he proposed to Koharu), had proposed to a child (manga chapter 147, page 8). The situation was portrayed as being something that was disgusting. They didn't care that Koharu had returned to Miroku when she was grown up. All of the other characters still thought that it was gross and told him that she was too young, regardless of the fact that Koharu had come back to Miroku when she was older and of marrying age.

That tells you quite a lot about how Rumiko Takahashi, the person who wrote that scene, feels about this kind of thing. She's made it pretty clear that she finds it to be ridiculous.

Q: Why does it matter? It's love, not sex, so why does it matter if it's romantic love and not platonic?

A: The only thing that exists in a romantic relationship that does not exist in a filial relationship is the physical attraction. While there's nothing wrong with love alone, in order for it to qualify as a romantic thing, there has to be SOME sort of physical/sexual wanting on top of it, which can very well be harmful-and between an adult and a child, IS.

Why do you think that in order to fully consummate a marriage, you have to have sex? Why do you think that the sexual orientations are referred to as "heteroSEXual", "homoSEXual", and "biSEXual" and are referred to as "SEXUAL orientations"? Because romantic love is a sexual form of love. If Sesshomaru is romantically interested in Rin, then it does mean that he's sexually attracted to her (even if they aren't physically having sex), and that's why this pairing bothers some people. Because it does mean that Sesshomaru is sexually attracted to an eight year old girl that he watched grow up since she was a kid.

Note that I did NOT say that romantic love was ONLY about sex-just that sex does play a part. If you love someone but you're not sexually attracted to the person at all then that is not romantic love, that is family/platonic love.

Q: But isn't Rin independent of Sesshomaru, like when she gets her own food? Doesn't the fact that he doesn't feed her and makes her get her own food mean that he's not a father figure?

A: Feeding someone is considered to be a woman's duty in East Asian cultures. Rin has to feed herself because she is the female. It doesn't matter if she's a kid, since I was expected to cook and clean around the house as soon as I turned eleven.

Even if that wasn't so, the fact that he makes her get her own food is MORE evidence that he's being paternal. He's preparing her to leave the nest. Parents are SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. Your kids are gonna grow up and leave you, and that's why parenting exists in the first place-FOR THE ADULTS TO PREPARE THEM FOR ADULTHOOD AND LATER LIFE. And obviously that includes getting your own food. Sesshomaru doesn't want Rin to be fully grown and not be able to fend for herself or even get her own food. Who has to remind their spouse to feed themselves, unless the person has some sort of special condition? That's not something that a boyfriend normally does. That's something that a parent trying to teach their kid to do certain things does. Does that, or does that not, remind you of when you become old enough to know how to use the microwave and your mom/dad tells you to do it by yourself from now on, but still looks after you while you do it?

She isn't independent of him. Everyone saw how Rin was BEFORE Sesshomaru stepped in. She was dirty, raggedy, had forgotten how to speak, had no social skills, and was barely just surviving. The way that she was, no wonder she ended up getting killed. The girl had to be REMINDED to feed herself. The girl had RECENTLY been orphaned, so you know that she hadn't actually been alone for very long-and she was STILL doing that terribly. She couldn't even survive for a little while on her own.

Even if that wasn't the case, feeding someone is considered to be a woman's duty in East Asian cultures anyway, and this is something that Rumiko Takahashi has been shown to believe in. Kagome's grandfather doesn't feed himself, now does he? No, Kagome and her mother cook for him (whenever you see Kagome's family eating, the person doing the cooking is Kagome's mom, not her grandpa).

Q: But Sesshomaru isn't very nurturing of Rin, doesn't that mean that he isn't a father figure?

A: East Asian cultures don't look at family units in the same way that western cultures do. We're still very male dominated and believe in traditional gender roles. In East Asian cultures, active nurturing is considered to be the role of the woman, who stays at home and nurtures the child while the father works late, and it's very much considered to be a "female thing". Nurturing isn't something that a man is expected to do in East Asian cultures.

The father figure's main duty in East Asian cultures is to provide the bread by going to work and bringing home the bacon/money (which Sesshomaru does by providing Rin with kimonos) and to protect (which Sesshomaru definitely does), but is expected to be distant and always away at work, which Sesshomaru most definitely is.

You can see that reflected in Takahashi's works as well-the father is usually more distant. Unlike lolicon pairings, which she has written in a very negative manner, this traditional view of family units is something that Rumiko Takahashi has constantly been shown to support. In Ranma 1/2, which is another manga that was written by Rumiko Takahashi, Ranma's mother is the one who cooks and his father Genma is the one who trains his son. Soun Tendo, father of three girls, does not actively nurture his girls. Soun is single since his wife is dead. Guess who feeds the rest of the family? Not Soun himself, but his oldest daughter, Kasumi.

It doesn't matter if she's a kid. In my stepmom's absence, I was expected to do all the cooking/cleaning around the house for my dad as soon as I turned eleven. And we were Americanized. Sesshomaru's relationship with Rin fits the East Asian image of the ideal relationship between father and daughter.

Q: But what about Inuyasha/Kagome and Inuyasha's parents? They were also two centuries apart! Kagura is only nine months old!

A: Being involved with a 15 year old (Kagome) or a grown woman (Inuyasha's mom) isn't pedophilia, since pedophilia means "an adult being sexually attracted to a pre-pubescent child", which a 15 year old like Kagome most definitely is not. Being involved with an 8 year old is pedophilia.

You also forget that demons age much slower than humans, which is weird since that's something that's brought up very often when discussing Sess/Rin (that he'd still be 19 by the time that she's grown). Like a seven year old dog is ancient and very old while a 7 year old human is still a child, Inuyasha, at his age, is only an adolescent just like Kagome. Inuyasha's parents were both adults. The same thing cannot be said for Sesshomaru and Rin (Sesshomaru is an adult while Rin is a pre-pubescent child).

Also, did Inuyasha RAISE Kagome? Did his father watch his mother grow up since she was a child? No.

Kagura may only be nine months old, but she is biologically, physically and mentally a grown woman due to the fact that she was never "born" in the traditional sense but more "created", therefore it is not pedophilia for Sesshomaru to be involved with Kagura. The same thing cannot be said for Rin, who is biologically, mentally and physically a pre-pubescent child.

Plus Sesshomaru did not watch Kagura grow up since she was a kid. Takahashi has said that Kagura is 17 in human years and that Sesshomaru is 19 in human years.

Q: Isn't it all okay as long as I make it "Older" Rin?

A: That's still kind of like growing up to marry your dad since Rin is still growing up to marry the person who raised her and watched her grow up since she was eight.

If Sesshomaru is waiting for Rin to grow up, then that is child grooming-the practice of an adult befriending/approaching a child to lower their inhibitions and prepare them for LATER sexual contact, which is also a criminal offence and is seen as the same as/no better than pedophilia in the eyes of the law. And if he raises her with the intent of making her his wife/mate, he is brainwashing her. She does not get a choice to think otherwise when an adult with that much influence and authority in her life makes Rin's decision for her before she even understood what it really was. So no, even if she is "older", it still isn't healthy-there's still a whole bunch of problems.

It is disturbing to me because it is actually very possible to brainwash a girl Rin's age to grow up to be whatever you think they should be and to serve your own selfish desires (that is actually the reason why children are used as soldiers/servants in some countries-they are much easier to brainwash than adults are due to the fact that children do not have their own set ideals like adults do). Particularly bad, since in Rin's case, she canonically serves no other purpose than to humanize Sesshomaru by giving him the responsibility and life changing experience of being a parent. Now how fucked up is it when you warp that, and take it even further to the point where she also has to cater to Sesshomaru's SEXUAL whims as well?

Not to mention the psuedo-incest overtones, since Rin basically married the person who watched her grow up since she was a kid. It's still a borderline incest, "raising your wife" kind of thing.

Q: But Sesshomaru left Rin at the village at the end! Doesn't that mean that he's not a father figure now, and he didn't raise her and he isn't brainwashing her?

A: He's already watched her grow up for anywhere from a year to three years, and he's STILL involved in her life, visiting her often, and providing for Rin by bringing her kimonos at the end. So yes, Sesshomaru is still a father figure and Rin is still growing up to marry the person who raised her/watched her grow up since she was a child. If you and your father lost contact now, would that suddenly mean that he's no longer your father? Nope.

Q: What if I change it in fanfiction so that all ties are severed and they lose touch somehow for a long time, or so that they don't meet until she's grown?

A: There's nothing wrong with doing that in fanfiction, power to you. But if you change it that much, keep in mind that it's no longer Rin from Inuyasha. You've gotten rid of the very aspect that makes Rin the character that she is. It's not the same Rin. It's just an OC, a fan-made original character that happens to share the same name.

Q: But isn't Sesshomaru's relationship with Rin too deep/unique to "simply" be labeled father/daughter?

A: There's nothing "simple" about the relationship between father and daughter. A parent's love for their child-biological or adoptive-is one of the strongest, deepest, most complex forms of love that you can find. Any parent of any sort will definitely tell you that NOTHING is the same after you become a parent. It's an experience that changes you and your entire being, makes you grow up and become much less selfish-like what the experience of taking care of Rin did to Sesshomaru. Also, you make the mistake of thinking that romantic love is the strongest form of love. It isn't. It's the weakest, due to the physical aspects attached to it. The strongest form of love usually occurs between family members.

You are SUPPOSED to love your child more than your boyfriend/girlfriend. Any parent of any sort will definitely tell you that NOTHING is the same after you become a parent. It's an experience that changes you and your entire being, makes you grow up and become much less selfish-like what the experience of taking care of Rin did to Sesshomaru. Actually, that is one of the reasons that some people dislike Sesshomaru/Rin-the inability to leave the relationship as it is shows a certain belief that there's no way that love could possibly be valid unless it's a romantic thing. It seems like they believe that romantic love is the strongest form of love, when that's not the case.

Q: How could Rin see Sesshomaru as being a father figure? He's too hot!

A: Plenty of men that are found to be attractive by most women are seen as being father figures by their daughters. Brad Pitt has children-he has adoptive daughters who see him as being a father figure. Saying that Rin and Sesshomaru are going to get together in a romantic manner when Rin grows older is like saying that Zahara (Brad and Angelina's adoptive daughter) and Brad Pitt are going to get together in a romantic manner when Zahara grows up. Plenty of media sex symbols have daughters that see them as being father figures, whether biological or adopted.
Brad Pitt is still going to look at Zahara as being his adoptive daughter when Zahara grows up. Mushin still looked at Miroku as being his foster son after Miroku became an adult, and Sesshomaru is still going to look at Rin as being his daughter figure after Rin becomes an adult.

Also, you forget that Rin is a character in the series, not a fangirl. While females in the fandom do tend to find Sesshomaru to be attractive, that's not the case with the female characters in the Inuyasha series itself. Inuyasha's got Kagome, Kikyo and Jakotsu hurling themselves at him. Miroku's got Koharu, Shima, Sango and hoardes of village girls hurling themselves at him.

The only person who seems to be interested in Sesshomaru in a romantic manner, however, is Kagura (not counting filler characters like Sara because that episode wasn't written by Rumiko Takahashi so it doesn't count). In fact, the women in the manga itself tend to be intimidated by Sesshomaru and he's portrayed as being somewhat celibate. Being a "chick magnet" is NOT a part of Sesshomaru's characterization. There are plenty of real women that don't find him to be attractive as well.

Q: But isn't Sesshomaru "not mature enough" to be a father figure?

A: You don't have to be "mature" to be a parent figure. Plenty of teenagers have children and become parents, some as young as 13. Plenty of immature people become foster parents for the money. Does that make them any less of the parent figures that they are, or relieve them of their parental duties? No. When I was fourteen I saw my 20 year old group home staff members as being my father figures so who's to say that Rin can't see the 19 year old (in human years) Sesshomaru as being a father figure at the age of 8.

Q: Didn't Rumiko Takahashi rally against a ban on lolicon, which means that she supports it?

A: The ban that Takahashi protested defined "lolicon" as being "sexually provocative, visual depictions of characters who sound or appear to be younger than 18 years old" (Go here for the description of the ban that Takahashi was protesting: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-15/creators-decry-tokyo-proposed-virtual-child-porn-ban).

Under THAT ban, Inuyasha would've counted as a lolicon manga since Kagome was shown naked while she was 15 (manga chapter 6, page 4). Rumiko Takahashi was probably protesting that ban because she didn't want her own manga, "Inuyasha", to be banned for having a character that's younger than 18 shown naked. That doesn't mean that she'd be supportive of a grown man being involved with an 8 year old in a sexual manner.

Q: But in the 3rd movie, the villain points to Rin and says that "she is Izayoi"!

A: That movie had nothing to do with Rumiko Takahashi. In fact, none of the movies were written by Rumiko. Takahashi's exact words concerning the movies was that "the scriptwriters were so amazing that I pretty much left it up to them". (From here: http://www.furinkan.com/takahashi/takahashi9.html) So the movies are not canon. Read the manga Bakuman if you want to know how the manga industry works. The mangaka have no control over what the anime writers do. Takahashi sat in on the script writing meetings but no one knows what she actually did during those meetings, so there's no evidence that she even knows about what happened in that movie. A lot of the stuff that happened during anime filler episodes directly contradict the things that happened in the manga, so the movies and anime filler episodes were definitely not approved by Rumiko Takahashi.

Also, the villain did not say that Rin was romantically involved with Sesshomaru, he said that "both of you are Izayoi to me, human women with an affinity for demons". He merely said that they were both human women with an affinity for demons like Izayoi, and he did not say anything about them being involved with demons in a romantic manner.

Q: But Sesshomaru proposes to Rin on the Wideban CD!

A: What you forget is that it says right there on the website that this Wideban CD also had nothing to do with Rumiko Takahashi. The only thing that Takahashi did for that CD was that she gave them permission to put the "Inuyasha" story in wideban format and she also gave them manuscripts of the final chapter that she drew that comes along with the CD. rin-sess.com/inuyasha-drama-cd Rumiko Takahashi had zero control over the actual contents of that Wideban CD. Therefore...the CD is not canon, because it was not written by Rumiko.

And there is no evidence that they needed to get her approval for anything, read the manga Bakuman if you wanna know how the manga industry works. The mangaka have zero control over what the anime writers do. A lot of the stuff that happened during anime filler episodes directly contradict the things that happened in the manga, so the movies and anime filler episodes were definitely not approved by Rumiko Takahashi, and neither was this Wideban CD.

Q: What about Inuyasha saying "so she can choose when the time comes"?

A: In the manga, Inuyasha did not say "so she can choose when the time comes", that's not a canon phrase. What Inuyasha says in the manga is that "it's practice for returning her to a human village. For whatever she chooses". (manga chapter 558, page 31) There was no mention of "when the time comes". "For whatever she chooses" was spoken in present tense, so the choice that they're talking about is probably the choice that Rin has already made: to go live in Kaede's village. It merely means that she isn't being forced to stay in the village and that Rin herself has chosen to go live in Kaede's village.

Q: So then, who IS Sesshomaru's canon love interest?

A: Kagura. See here: http://sesshomaruandkagura.blogspot.com

Q: Are you saying that there's something wrong with me for shipping/writing Sesshomaru/Rin, or that I shouldn't?

A: NO. Go and write/ship whatever you want. As long as you don't deny that it's not a canon pairing, and that Sesshomaru and Rin have a father/daughter relationship in the "Inuyasha" series itself, you're fine.
 
 
02 August 2012 @ 03:23 pm

Title: For Love and Loyalty
Author: StarlightLover
Rating: T
Pairing: Rin x Sesshomaru
Summary:  
Rin and Kagome are cousins. Adopted when she lost her parents. So when they learn that Kagome must give up her love, inuyasha, to marry his half brother. Rin decides that she will make any sacrifice to repay the love they gave her...even herself. -AU-

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6469772/1/For_Love_and_Loyalty
 
 
12 April 2012 @ 01:57 am
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If anyone is interested we're having a Sesshomaru/Rin gender bender contest over here: Sesshomaru/Rin Contest
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04 February 2012 @ 06:27 pm
Sesshomaru and Rin comm on deviantART!

http://sesshomaruxxxrin.deviantart.com/
 
 
 
02 August 2011 @ 06:33 pm

If anyone is interested, after many, many years, I'm currently in the process of creating another Sesshoumaru x Rin story, only this time it is set in Modern Times.

Title: My Saviour
Plot: Sesshoumaru is a hard working lawyer, making a name for himself and his successful business, but what will happen when his current case leads closer to home then he could have ever imagined.
Status: Incomplete (Currently at 6 Chapters)
Rating: M
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7098924/1/My_Saviour

If anyone enjoys it just a little, thank you. \(^_^)/


~Shin Sankai~
 
 
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19 July 2011 @ 08:11 pm
Hey, hey! Here's two fan fictions that I posted on fanfiction.net a while back, and I figured I would put them on the community. These are based off of the end of the first anime set.

First Story:
Title: Another Chance
Rated: T
Genre: Romance, Adventure
Chapters: 20
Status: Complete
Summary: Rin comes across Naraku's heart and everyone's life changes when all their deepest wishes are fulfilled. One minute, she is the sweet adorable girl we all know and love then she is a voluptuous 17 year old. Revised! SessxRin SanxMir
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3336975/1/Another_Chance

Second Story:
Title: Aftermath
Rated: T
Genre: Romance, Adventure
Chapters: 45
Status: Complete
Summary: Sequel to Another Chance: Life once Naraku is dead seems pretty nice, huh? Sesshomaru's family with Rin and his ever expanding empire, but what seems to catch everyone's eye is his precious daughter. . . SessxRin InuxKag MirxSan</b>
Link: www.fanfiction.net/s/3391245/1/Aftermath

Enjoy!
 
 
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