‘Inuyasha’ sequel: ‘Yashahime: Princess Half Demon’
Get ready to revisit the Inuyasha universe. Not only has an “Inuyasha” sequel from SUNRISE been confirmed, but series creator Rumiko Takahashi is also joining the team as main character design.
“Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon” features the daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha. While looking for her half-demon twin Setsuna, Towa will wander into a mysterious tunnel that sends her from feudal Japan into the modern world. Reunited ten years later in feudal Japan, Towa will find out that Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her. Joined by Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, the three young women will travel between the two eras on an adventure to regain their missing past.
Revisiting Inuyasha universe
“The three heroines are beautifully designed. I am looking forward to their adventures,” Eisner Hall of Famer Takahashi said in a press statement.
Takahashi, who also created the popular “Ranma 1/2” series, is one of Japan’s most successful manga artists. “Inuyasha” premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996.
Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl in modern Tokyo, finds herself in Japan’s Sengoku period. There, her destiny is linked to the dog-eared half-demon Inuyasha. SUNRISE produced two anime TV series based on the manga. Apart from the TV series, it also spawned four feature films and an original video animation. The “Inuyasha” manga series concluded on June 18, 2008.
VIZ Media has confirmed rights to the digital streaming, EST, and home video of “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon” for North and Latin American territories.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the acquisition of ‘Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon’. The Inuyasha universe has been a true pinnacle when it comes to delighting fans of all generations,” VIZ Media CMO Brad Woods said in a press statement.
“We’re seeing that now, two decades later, with original ‘Inuyasha’ episodes streaming on Netflix and Hulu. We’re excited for fans to revisit this magical world created by the iconic Rumiko Takahashi,” he said.
Teruo Sato will direct “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon”, along with Katsuyuki Sumisawa on screenplay. Yoshihito Hishinuma is responsible for animation character design, with music from Kaoru Wada.