'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about 'Inuyasha' sequel anime
The show's US release date is yet to be revealed but Viz Media announced that they hold digital streaming, EST, and home video release rights for the series in North America and Latin America
The popular 'Inuyasha' anime series is finally getting a sequel. 'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon' (Japanese title: 'Han'yō no Yasha Hime') will follow the adventures of the next generation, Towa Higurashi and Setsuna, Sesshomaru's daughters and Moroha, Inuyasha and Kagome's daughter.
Here’s everything you need to know about the project:
'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon' is set to premiere on Saturday, October 3, 2020, on the YTV/NTV network in Japan. The show's US release date is yet to be revealed but Viz Media has announced that they hold the digital streaming, EST, and home video release rights for the series in North American and Latin American territories.
The plot for this sequel/spinoff series follows the children of Sesshomaru, Towa and Setsuna, who are separated at a young age with one being raised in present-day Japan, while the other grows up in Feudal Japan as a demon hunter. The show will follow Towa and Setsuna along with Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, as they travel between the two time periods in search of their missing past.
Here's the official synopsis for the new series: "The daughters of Sesshomaru 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, 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."
Sara Matsumoto is a Japanese voice actor whose notable roles include Namida Suzumeno in 'Boruto: Naruto Next Generations' and Mari Ikoma in 'My Hero Academia'. She will be the voice of Towa Higurashi.
Other cast members voicing characters in the series include Mikako Komatsu as Setsuna and Azusa Tadokoro as Moroha. Kappei Yamaguchi and Satsuki Yukino are also set to return to perform their characters Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi respectively.
Teruo Sato is a Japanese director who has worked extensively in the 'Inuyasha' franchise as well as in the 'Mobile Suit Gundam' franchise. He will be the series director for the new show, which is produced by Sunrise.
Character designs for the new series have been provided by the franchise's creator, Rumiko Takahashi. Many of the cast members from 'Inuyasha' are returning, including Katsuyuki Sumisawa in charge of the scripts, Yoshihito Hishinuma in charge of adapting Takahashi's designs for animation and Kaoru Wada as the composer.
A trailer for the new show was released on Thursday, August 6. It introduces the new heroes and sets the stage for the action to come. This looks like it's going to be a real treat for fans both old and new.
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