Toonami Airs Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Anime on June 26
posted on by Alex Mateo
The official Facebook page for Adult Swim's Toonami programming block announced on Tuesday that the block will begin airing Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han'yō no Yasha Hime), the anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha series, on June 26 at 1:00 a.m. EDT (effectively, June 27).
The full lineup for June 26 includes:
12:00AM – My Hero Academia
12:30AM – Dr. Stone: Stone Wars
1:00AM – Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
1:30AM – Food Wars! The Third Plate
2:00AM – Black Clover
2:30AM – Naruto Shippūden
3:00AM – Attack on Titan
3:30AM – Dragon Ball Super
The anime premiered in Japan in October 2020. Viz Media began streaming the anime with English subtitles on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu on the same day in North and Latin American territories. Funimation is partnering with Viz Media to release the anime's English dub.
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) directed the anime at Sunrise, and Katsuyuki Sumisawa was in charge of the series scripts after doing the same for Inuyasha and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Takahashi herself was credited as the main character designer, with Yoshihito Hishinuma (Yakitate!! Japan, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) returned from Inuyasha to adapt her designs for animation. Kaoru Wada (3x3 Eyes, Battle Angel, The File of Young Kindaichi) was 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 in 2019.