The Inuyasha franchise has been a huge success both in Japan and abroad. The manga written by Rumiko Takahashi has 56 complete volumes.
Sunrise adapted the manga into a 167 episode anime series which aired from 2000 to 2004. A 24-episode sequel premiered in 2009 and 4 movies have been released so far.
1. Release Date
Viz confirmed that the Inuyasha franchise will have a new anime sequel/spin-off called Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon or Hanyou no Yashahime.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is going to air on October 3rd, 2020 according to the official announcement. There is no official statement regarding the release date of Yashahime.
It will follow the journey of Sesshomaru’s daughters, Higurashi and Setsuna along with Inuyasha’s daughter, Moroha. The sequel will premiere in Fall 2020.
The official website has also revealed that the original creator, Rumiko Takahashi will be drawing the main character designs. The animation studio Sunrise will be producing the anime, while Viz has licensed the title.
The animated TV series “Hanoyo no Yorukuhime” is scheduled to start broadcasting in the fall of 2020! Time flows from the story of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru, as their daughters open the door to a new LegendEnglish Translation, Twitter Translate
The official artwork and synopsis have been released and the viewers are intrigued by this sequel. Since Yashahime takes place years after the end of Inuyasha, the fans are intently waiting for a new adventure.
Now that we know that there is a confirmed season coming in October, below is everything that we know about the upcoming instalment.
2. Theory Section
Why should we look forward to this anime? Let’s look into the technical details such as the animation, the studio, and its popularity to check what influences the production of ‘Inuyasha: Hanyou no Yashahime’.
I. About the Studio
The series will be produced by Sunrise which is well known for anime like Inuyasha, Code Geass, Gintama, Accel World, Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam, and more.
Director Teruo Satou has worked on pieces like Kekkaishi, Tales of Abyss, and Yakitake Japan.
II. Financial Statistics
Inuyasha manga has sold over 45 million copies and in 2002 won the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shonen category. In North America, the manga appeared on ‘The New York Times’ top-selling lists.
The anime ranked 20 by TV Asahi of the best anime series in 2006.
III. Animation Quality
The show, visually, remains consistently good. The constant switch from quests in the feudal era to the modern-day daily routines is novel.
The characters retain their detail over the entire anime series. However the most dispiriting of all is the action.
The series started very well with epic choreography and the visual effects complimented the battle scenes.
But in the latter part of the series, the characters start using energy attacks instead, which doesn’t give the same impact to the audience.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some good action sequences in the new Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon series.
IV. Was Season 1 any good?
Inuyasha is a show that doesn’t just depend on its plot, it doesn’t feel deep but oddly satisfying. The story is methodical and flows smoothly over ‘dire’ situations with the help of Kagome and Inuyasha.
There are plenty of plot twists and engaging narratives whose use we understand later in the series.
The anime is set up for character empathization. Throughout the series, we deepen our concern for the characters on a personal level rather than for the plot.
Now that Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is going to premiere in fall 2020, the fans are excited to know how the new story will unfold.
3. New Key Visuals
The official character designs for the upcoming sequel have been released.
A trailer has been released about the Inuyasha sequel.
We see the daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time. Ten years later, these estranged women travel together to find out about their past.
Inuyasha follows Kagome Higurashi, a fifteen-year-old girl whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into a cursed well on the grounds of her family’s Shinto shrine.
Instead of hitting the bottom of the well, Kagome ends up 500 years in the past during Japan’s violent Sengoku period with the demon’s true target, a wish-granting jewel called the Shikon Jewel, reborn inside of her.
After a battle with a revived demon accidentally causes the sacred jewel to shatter into 100 pieces, Kagome enlists the help of a half-dog half-human named Inuyasha to help her collect the shards and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
Kagome and Inuyasha are joined by the orphan fox-demon Shippo, the intelligent monk Miroku, and the lethal demon slayer Sango on their quest.
They try to set aside their differences and work together to find the power shards spread across feudal Japan and deal with the threats that arise.
6. Expected Storyline
The daughters of Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time!
In Feudal Japan, Half-Demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire.
While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan.
Where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Souta, and his family.
Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku.
But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.
Joined by Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.
7. Cast & Staff
The following is the cast and staff for Hanyou no Yashahime:
|Scripts||Sumisawa Katsuyuki||Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon|
|Character Design||Takahashi Rumiko and Yoshihito Hishinuma||Tales of the Abyss|
|Moroha||Tadokoro, Azusa||Bedivere (Divine Gate)|
|Towa||Matsumoto, Sara||Namida (Boruto)|
|Setsuna||Komatsu, Mikako||Neko (K: Missing Kings)|
About Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is a TV anime series produced by Sunrise. It is a sequel to the Inuyasha series, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon follows the adventures of Sesshomaru’s half-demon twin daughters, Towa and Setsuna. When they were young, the half-demon twins were separated from each other during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wandered into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into present-day Japan.She is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother, Sota, and his family. Ten years later, the tunnel that connects the two eras has reopened!
This allowed Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her older sister.Joined by Moroha, the daughter of InuYasha and Kagome, the three young women travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.