Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Inuyasha sequel Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon acquired by Viz Media

Rumiko Takahashi, creator of Inuyasha, has returned to join the staff at Sunrise in a follow up to her popular manga titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. This evening, Viz Media announced that they have picked up the rights to the new anime Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon for distribution within North and Latin America.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Promotional artwork for Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon from Viz Media.

Remaining in feudal Japan, sisters Towa and Setsuna, the daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha, find themselves caught in a raging forest fire. Cut off from her sister by the flames, Towa seeks refuge in a tunnel, finding that it leads her into modern-day Japan and into the care of Kagome Higurashi’s brother Sota.

Closing after that fateful day, the portal reopens a decade later and in that time, Setsuna has forgotten all about her older sister. Returning to the feudal era, Towa is unrecognizable to Setsuna, who now makes her living in the employ of Kohaku as a demon slayer. Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, accompanies the twins in a quest not unlike the one their parents took so many years before, to recover their memories and re-establish their relationship with one another.

Takahashi will work as character designer together with the animation character designer Yoshihito Hishinuma. Katsuyuki Sumisawa will write the screenplay, with music by Kaoru Wada, and Teruo Sato as director. Animation company Sunrise will produce Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.

Source: Viz Media press release

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