VIZ Media Announces Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – A Brand New Anime Set in the Inuyasha Universe

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(This article was updated to reflect the official artwork sent to us by VIZ Media.)

Earlier today, two sets of tweets were posted stating that an Inuyasha anime sequel project was being worked on.

The first tweet from @Wsstalkback contains a visual poster of the project.

The 2nd tweet from @RanobeSugoi also contains the same visual poster along with character designs for several of the main characters in the project.

At 11:05 EST tonight (May 8, 2020), VIZ Media announced that they have acquired the rights to the sequel project, titled “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon”.

The series will take place after the events of Inuyasha and Inuyasha: The Final Act and it will follow the daughters of both Inuyasha and Sesshomaru.

Here is the announcement from VIZ Media:

VIZ Media announces Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, a new animation inspired by Inuyasha 

“A New Feudal Fairy Tale Begins. Inuyasha production team SUNRISE reunite to create the animation series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Will Eisner Hall-of-Famer Rumiko Takahashi also joins the team as main character design.

Today, VIZ Media confirms Rights to the digital streaming, EST (Electronic Sell-Through), and home video of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon for North and Latin American territories.

In Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, 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.

“The three heroines are beautifully designed. I am looking forward to their adventures,” said Rumiko Takahashi who designs the main characters. Teruo Sato will direct Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, along with Katsuyuki Sumisawa on screenplay, while Yoshihito Hishinuma is responsible for animation character design, and music from Kaoru Wada. The animation production is by SUNRISE.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the acquisition of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. The Inuyasha universe has been a true pinnacle when it comes to delighting fans of all generations and we’re seeing that now, two decades later, with original Inuyasha episodes streaming on Netflix and Hulu. We’re excited for fans to revisit this magical world created by the iconic Rumiko Takahashi.” Brad Woods, CMO VIZ Media

The multi-million dollar grossing Inuyasha franchise first started as a critically acclaimed manga series which English version was featured regularly on The New York Times Bestsellers list throughout the 2000s. The anime adaptation aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block for over 11 years nearing 200 episodes. It has also spawned four successful feature film adaptations.

About VIZ Media:

An international authority on manga for more than three decades, VIZ Media is leading the way in what’s now, new and next. Reaching one in four millennials and half of all GenZ manga readers, VIZ is at the forefront of America’s Japanese pop-culture phenomenon, which today dominates multiple industries from publishing and animation to film and gaming. VIZ is proud to be the #1 destination for manga in America and home to some of the most prestigious anime brands driving the industry. Combined with a market share footprint larger than household names collectively, VIZ has pivoted from a localization company to a market leading pop culture publisher and producer. For more about VIZ Media, please visit

Inuyasha originally premiered on Adult Swim Action (ASA) from August 31, 2002 to October 27, 2006. Though it had originally been planned for Cartoon Network’s Toonami at the time, due to the level of censoring needed to put it on the afternoon block, it was passed on to Adult Swim Action’s late-night timeslot instead. Inuyasha would finally make its Toonami debut in November of 2012 after the block was revived on Adult Swim and ran until March 1, 2014 when Adult Swim announced they had lost the broadcast rights to it. Later that year, Inuyasha: The Final Act would premiere on Toonami on November 15, 2014 and run until it’s finale on June 13, 2015, wrapping up the events of the story.

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