Inuyasha was one of the biggest anime shows of the early 2000s preceding the likes of Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, and the current anime such as Attack on Titan, Hunter x Hunter, and My Hero Academia. Airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, the action-adventure fantasy followed modern-day Japanese teenager Kagome, as she travels back and forth in time to feudal Japan using a well in her family shrine. This is where she meets the half-demon and titular character, Inuyasha. When a monster from that era tries to take the magical Shikon Jewel embodied in Kagome, she inadvertently shatters the jewel into many pieces that scatter across feudal Japan. Inuyasha and Kagome start traveling to recover the shards before the evil half-demon Naraku finds them first. Inuyasha and Kagome meet a number of allies during their journey including Shippo, Miroku, Sango, and Kikyo a powerful, high-ranking undead priestess who Kagome is the modern-day reincarnation.
Now, after eight years later, it’s coming back with a sequel anime series about the next generation of feudal Japan half-demons with Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, which follows the daughters of Inuyasha and his older half-brother, Sesshomaru. VIZ Media confirmed that it has acquired the North American and Latin American digital streaming rights to Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Which will have the original Inuyasha production team SUNRISE, returning as well.
Here is the synopsis for the series:
Set 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, Sota, 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.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is scheduled for release during Japan’s fall season later in the year.
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