Ani-One streaming ‘Inuyasha’ sequel ‘Yashahime’ in Asia
Ani-One is a diversified Japanese animation content platform that is wholly-owned by Hong Kong-based Medialink. In October 2019, Ani-One launched its YouTube channel to broadcast anime series for free. The service is available to viewers in Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Nepal, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.
In North and Latin American territories, VIZ Media has acquired the rights to the digital streaming, EST, and home video of “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon”. The ‘Inuyasha” sequel is now streaming in these territories on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.
Sunrise produced “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon” (Japanese title: “Hanyō no Yashahime“). It is a sequel to the “Inuyasha” anime series, which was based on Takahashi Rumiko’s original manga series.
Eisner Hall of Famer Takahashi also created the “Ranma 1/2” manga series, which was also adapted into an anime series. The “Ranma 1/2” manga and anime became popular in the US.
Takahashi has made a major impact in the West. Many of her works have been translated into English and other European languages, helping popularize the medium. Takahashi is also joining the “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon” team as main character design.
The “Inuyasha” sequel follows the daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha as they set out on a journey transcending time. 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.