For those of you who have been waiting patiently for an update on the upcoming InuYasha sequel, today is your lucky day!
In a press release and blog announcement posted by Viz Media on Wednesday, September 23rd, it was revealed that the sequel series titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will not only premiere in Japan on October 3rd but it will also appear almost immediately afterward on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation!
In the press release, Viz Media describes the story as follows:
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon 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.
The new series will be produced by famed studio Sunrise and directed by Teruo Sato, who will work off scripts written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa. The original author, Rumiko Takahashi, will provide the character designs. Kaoru Wada will compose the background music.
The confirmed cast includes (character names first):
Towa Higurashi: Sara Matsumoto
Setsuna: Mikako Komatsu
Moroha: Azusa Tadokoro
If you’re a fan of InuYasha and have been dying to see more, I’m happy that your wish is being granted in such a big way!
Source: Press Release