Inuyasha Spinoff Anime Yashahime to Stream on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Viz Media announced on Wednesday that it will begin streaming the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han'yō no Yasha Hime) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu on October 3, the same day as the Japanese premiere. The simulcast will be available in North and Latin American territories with English subtitles, and the dub will follow "shortly after."
- Sara Matsumoto as Towa Higurashi, one of Sesshomaru's daughters and Setsuna's twin
- Mikako Komatsu as Setsuna, one of Sesshomaru's daughters and Towa's twin
- Azusa Tadokoro as Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome
- Ryohei Kimura as Kohaku, Hisui's uncle and the head of the demon slayers
- Takehiro Urao as Hisui, the son of Miroku and Sango, and a demon slayer
- Ai Fairouz as Takechiyo, a tanuki demon
Viz has the rights "to the digital streaming, EST, and home video" of the anime in North and Latin American territories. The company describes "the brand new anime from the Inuyasha universe":
The daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time!
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.
Teruo Sato (Inuyasha episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Katsuyuki Sumisawa is in charge of the series scripts after doing the same for Inuyasha and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Takahashi herself is credited as the main character designer, with Yoshihito Hishinuma (Yakitate!! Japan, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) returning from Inuyasha to adapt her designs for animation. Kaoru Wada (3x3 Eyes, Battle Angel, The File of Young Kindaichi) is also back from Inuyasha to compose the music.
The 167-episode Inuyasha anime series based on the manga ran from 2000-2004. A 26-episode sequel anime titled InuYasha: The Final Act then ran from 2009-2010. The series has inspired four movies and a 30-minute anime short. Viz began releasing the anime on Blu-ray Disc last year.
Sources: Press release, Viz Media