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Towa and Setsuna. Between us half-demon twins, two different worlds exist at the same time: Human and demon, feudal era and present day., peace and war, joy and sorrow, dreams and reality.,now and forever, and finally, love and hate. A Feudal Fairytale, Yashahime. We'll keep moving forward, overcoming the hurdles of destiny!

—Towa in the intro, starting at Episode 7[src]

Hanyō no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi (半妖の夜叉姫 -戦国御伽草子-, "Yashahime: Feudal Fairy Tale, Princess Half-Demon") is the Japanese anime-only spin-off to InuYasha produced by Sunrise. It is a sequel to the anime series Inuyasha and The Final Act, based on the original manga of Rumiko Takahashi. It is the story of Sesshōmaru and Rin's twin daughters, Towa and Setsuna, as well as Inuyasha and Kagome's daughter, Moroha. Katsuyuki Sumisawa will be the episode writer while Rumiko Takahashi writes the storyboard for the series. Viz Media has licensed the series for North and Latin American territories, while Medialink has licensed it for Southeast Asian territories. The series began to air on October 3, 2020 on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV. The English dub of the series began broadcast on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block beginning on June 26, 2021.

In English, it is translated as Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon or simply Princess Half-Demon.

A second season, titled "The Second Act", was confirmed on the nineteenth of March. It premiered on October 2, 2021 with the next twelve being uploaded online every Saturday until the three-month long hiatus for the rest of the episodes to begin to air on the eighth of January in 2022.

A manga adaption of this series, written by Takashi Shiina launched on September 25, 2021. One week before the second season premiere in Japan.

Summary

A flashback narrative six months after the events of The Final Act finale. Inuyasha and Kagome fight Root Head that Kikyō sealed away right before meeting Inuyasha, over half a century ago.

One decade later, the fourteen-year-old twin half-demon daughters of Sesshōmaru and Rin, along with their cousin, the quarter-demon daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi, set out on a journey transcending time itself. In Feudal Japan, fraternal half-demon twins Towa and Setsuna are separated from each other during a forest fire at the age of four. While desperately searching for her twin, Towa is sucked into a mysterious tunnel that sends her into the modern era, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi's younger brother, Sōta, and his family.

One decade later, the Sacred Tree of Ages' time-traveling portal that connects the two five-century timelines reopens, allowing Towa to be reunited with Setsuna, who is now a hardhearted warrior and demon slayer working under the adult Kohaku. But to Towa's shock, Setsuna had lost all memories of their strong and close sisterly love and girlhood in the forest.

Joined by their first cousin Moroha, the only quarter-demon child of Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi, the three travel between the two five century-long eras on an epic adventure to regain their missing past and resolve the apocalyptic crisis that is far more dangerous than either Naraku and the Shikon Jewel ever were.

The destiny inherited from their lineage! The counterattack of the granddaughters, who have gotten new powers! The Half-Demon Princesses' ultimate mission is revealed!

Towa, elder twin daughter of Sesshōmaru and, who grew up in the modern era since being transported there at age four, finally returned to the feudal era and looked for the Dream Butterfly to restore her twin sister Setsuna's memories and sleep. Zero, elder sister of the sacred Beast King Kirinmaru, who is thought to be linked to the butterfly, sees half demons with hostility due to a prophecy about her brother being defeated by a half demon, and she plans to defeat Towa and the others. Towa and Setsuna have the powerful dog-demon Sesshōmaru as their father and the young adult human Rin as their mother. Their good friend and half-cousin Moroha, is a quarter demon born between a half dog-demon, Inuyasha and a time-traveling upper-level human priestess, Kagome Higurashi.

Right after being born, Zero aims at their lives, however, Towa is sent to the modern era, Setsuna starts living in the half-demon village and Moroha is under the protection of the Wolf Demon Tribe.

Fourteen years ago, Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi were involved in a battle against the beast king Kirinmaru and were sent to the tomb of the Great Dog-Demon, Sesshōmaru and Inuyasha's father, which was hidden inside the Black Pearl.

Despite being half-demons and a quarter-demon, Towa, Setsuna and Moroha give an excellent performance and Kirinmaru finally gets serious by murdering Setsuna. Sesshōmaru appears in front of Towa, who is deeply lamenting on what happened, offers her the Tenseiga and asks her "Won't you try this, Towa?" However, Tenseiga, which is known as a healing sword that can save a hundred lives in a single stroke, is broken. What will the broken Tenseiga do? Will Setsuna's lost life be called back by it? What will be the answer that Towa finds in the middle of the rain?

While dealing with the afterlife imps, Towa uses every ounce of her demonic energy to return Setsuna to life as she falls unconscious due to being spent by using up all of her powers. Sesshōmaru calls out to his youngest daughter's name as Setsuna wakes up from the dead and uses her upgraded naginata, the Yukari no Tachikiri to easily eradicate countless demons. Moroha is reunited with her revived cousin once more much to her joy and Towa later on as she wakes up to Setsuna.

The Half-Demon Princesses then head on a journey to find a proper demonic weapon for Towa in place the broken replica of the Kikujūmonji sword. Upon reaching Mount Musubi, home of the Dream Butterfly, they encounter Rion, the undead teenage daughter of Kirinmaru, who presents Towa with the legendary demonic sword of the almighty God of the Stars, the Zanseiken!

Upon encountering his daughters and half-niece, Sesshōmaru cuts down the Dream Butterfly that has been stealing Setsuna's sleep, further endangering Rin's life. With Riku and Rion now their allies, the Half-Demon Princesses set their sights on taking down Zero in order to save Rin from her fatal Silver Scale Curse and follow up on the Sacred Tree of Ages' request on ending Kirinmaru in order to preserve everything that exists from being plunged into the Degenerate Age.

Episodes

Episodes 1-24 (2020-2021)

  1. Inuyasha: Since Then (あれからの犬夜叉, Are kara no Inuyasha)
  2. The Three Princesses (三匹の姫, Sanbiki no Hime)
  3. The Dream Butterfly (夢の胡蝶, Yume no Kochō)
  4. The Gateway to the Past (過去への扉, Kako e no Tobira)
  5. Jakotsumaru of the Red Bone Palace (赤骨御殿の若骨丸, Aka Hone Goten no Jakotsumaru)
  6. The Cat Juan of the Old Temple (古寺の猫寿庵, Furudera no Neko Juan)
  7. Meeting through an Apple (林檎の出会い, Ringo no Deai)
  8. The Dream Gazing Trap (夢ひらきの罠, Yume Hiraki no Wana)
  9. Meifuku the Meiōjū (冥王獣の冥福, Meiōjū no Meifuku)
  10. The Gold and Silver Rainbow Pearls (金と銀の虹色真珠, Kin to Gin no Nijiiro Shinju)
  11. Curse of the Man-Eating Pond (人喰い沼の呪い, Hito Kui-numa no Noroi)
  12. Night of the New Moon and the Black-Haired Towa (朔の夜、黒髪のとわ, Saku no Yoru, Kurokami no Towa)
  13. The Delicious Feudal Monks (戦国おいしい法師, Sengoku Oishii Hōshi)
  14. The One Behind the Forest Fire (森を焼いた黒幕, Mori o Yaita Kuromaku)
  15. Farewell Under the Lunar Eclipse (月食の下での別れ, Gesshoku, Unmei no Sekibetsu)
  16. Double-Edged Moroha (もろはの刃, Moroha no Yaiba)
  17. Trap of the Two Perils (二凶の罠, Ni Kyō no Wana)
  18. Sesshōmaru and Kirinmaru (殺生丸と麒麟丸, Sesshōmaru to Kirinmaru)
  19. Princess Aiya's Beniyasha Hunting (愛矢姫の紅夜叉退治, Aiya Hime no Beniyasha Taiji)
  20. The Hidden Village for Half-Demons (半妖の隠れ里, Han'yō no Kakurezato)
  21. Secret of the Rainbow Pearls (虹色真珠の秘密, Nijiiro Shinju no Himitsu)
  22. The Stolen Seal (奪われた封印, Ubawareta Fūin)
  23. The Three Princesses Strike Back (三姫の逆襲, Sanhime no Gyakushū)
  24. Sesshōmaru's Daughter (殺生丸の娘であるということ, Sesshōmaru no Musume de Aru to Iu Koto)

Episodes 25-48 (2021-2022)

  1. Wielding the Tenseiga (天生牙を持つということ, Tenseiga o Motsu to Iu Koto)
  2. Demon Spirit of the Sea (海の妖霊, Umi no Yōrei)
  3. The Silver-Scale Curse (銀鱗の呪い, Ginrin no Noroi)
  4. The Barrier of Mount Musubi (産霊山の結界, Musubi Yama no Kekkai)
  5. The Girl Named Rion (りおんという名の少女, Rion to Iu Na no Shōjo)
  6. Hisui the Demon-Slayer (退治屋翡翠, Taijiya Hisui)
  7. Takechiyo's Request (竹千代の依頼, Takechiyo no Irai)
  8. Nanahoshi's Mini Galaxy (七星の小銀河, Nanahoshi no Shōginga)
  9. Mayonaka the Visitor (魔夜中の訪問者, Mayonaka no Hōmonsha)
  10. Battle of the New Moon, Part 1 (決戦の朔 (前編), Kessen no Saku, Zenpen)
  11. Battle of the New Moon, Part 2 (決戦の朔 (後編), Kessen no Saku, Kōhen)
  12. A Place (Not) for Towa (にない場所, Towa ni Nai Basho)
  13. Zero's Wish (是露の想い, Zero no Omoi)
  14. Kirinmaru of the Dawn (東雲の麒麟丸, Shinonome no Kirinmaru)
  15. Moroha and Family, Together Again (親子の再会, Oyako no Saikai)
  16. The Three Princesses Escape (三姫の脱出, Sanhime no Dasshutsu)
  17. Akuru's Pinwheel (阿久留のかざぐるま, Akuru no Kazaguruma)
  18. The Collapse of the Windmill of Time (崩壊する時の風車, Hōkai Suru Toki no Fūsha)
  19. The Blackout (暗転の, Anten no Sutēji)
  20. When the Grim Comet Falls (妖霊星が墜ちる時, Yōreisei ga Ochiru Toki)
  21. Osamu Kirin's Apparition Conquest (希林理の妖征伐, Kirin Osamu no Ayakashi Seibatsu)
  22. The Grim Butterfly of Despair (絶望の妖霊蝶, Zetsubō no Yōrei Chō)
  23. Father and Daughter (父と娘と, Chichi to Ko to)
  24. A Never-Ending Future (永遠に続く未来, Towa ni Tsuzuku Mirai)

Themes

Opening Themes

Ending Themes

Manga

  • Volume 1 (January 18, 2022; Japanese), (June 21, 2022; English)

Trivia

  • The series is directed by Teruo Sato with main character designs by Inuyasha's original creator Rumiko Takahashi.[1][2][3]
  • It started airing on the same day InuYasha The Final Act started airing in 2009.
  • Towa and Setsuna are the second set of half-demon twins in the InuYasha franchise; the first were the identical twin brothers Dai and Roku in the 4th film.
  • The anime uses demons from the manga that were ignored in the making of The Final Act.
  • This is the final animated media to feature Miroku's original English voice actor, Kirby Morrow, who passed away after recording for the anime premiere.
  • Towa announces the episode titles, similarly to how Inuyasha did in the original series and The Final Act.
    • She also announces the upcoming episode titles during the previews similarly to what Kagome did in the original series.
  • The episodes are dubbed in English and aired within a period of 5-7 weeks after the original Japanese air date.
  • In Animage's 43rd Anime Grand Prix, Hanyō no Yashahime was ranked 9th for "Best Title."

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DVD/Blu-ray

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