Hong Kong-based content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited has announced that they will simulcast Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon anime on their Ani-One platform.
This will be the Ani-One’s first simulcast anime title for the Autumn 2020 season, which is scheduled to premiere in Japan on October 3. More titles are expected to be announced in the coming days.
The daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha 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. (Synopsis from VIZ Media)
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is an upcoming anime series, which serves as the spinoff to the popular InuYasha franchise.
The fantasy adventure manga series was written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi, which was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from November 1996 to June 2008 with a total of 56 volumes.
The manga series has inspired a long-running television anime series that ran from October 2000 to September 2004 with a total of 167 episodes, which was followed up by InuYasha: The Final Act that ran from October 2009 to March 2010.
In addition, the series also adapted into four anime film adaptations between 2001 to 2004, as well as several video games and live-action stage play adaptations.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will be directed by Teruo Sato, who previously worked as episode director in several InuYasha anime adaptations, while Katsuyuki Sumisawa returns to the franchise to work on the series composition.
Rumiko Takahashi will be in-charge of the upcoming anime’s main character designs, while Yoshihito Hishinuma also returns to handle the animation, which will be produced by anime studio Sunrise. Kaoru Wada also returning to the franchise to handle its musical composition.
North American content distributor VIZ Media has announced that they have acquired the rights for the upcoming show in North America and Latin America, which they will simulcast on its affiliated streaming platforms.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Sara Matsumoto (“Namida Suzumeno”, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) as “Towa Higurashi”, Mikako Komatsu (“Shiina”, Gourmet Girl Graffiti) as “Setsuna” and Azusa Tadokoro (“Symboli Rudolph”, Uma Musume: Pretty Dirby) as “Moroha”.