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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 Higurashi in the intro, starting at[src]

Hanyō no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi (半妖の夜叉姫 -戦国御伽草子-, "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, A Feudal Fairy Tale") 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.

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

Summary

A flashback narrative six months after the events of The Final Act finale. InuYasha and Kagome fight Ne no Kubi that Kikyō sealed away right before meeting InuYasha, over 50 years ago.

Over a decade later, the fourteen-year-old daughters of Sesshōmaru and Inuyasha 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 present-day Japan in the year 2009, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi's younger brother, Sōta, 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 hardhearted warrior and demon slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa's shock, Setsuna appears to have lost all memories of her and her childhood.

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

Episodes

  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)[1]
  5. Jakotsumaru of the Red Bone Palace (赤骨御殿の若骨丸, Aka Hone Goten no Jakotsumaru)[1]
  6. The Cat Juan of the Old Temple (古寺の猫寿庵, Koji no Neko Juan)[1]
  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 No Shita De No Wakare)
  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, Hanyō 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. TBA
  24. TBA

Cast

Main

Recurring

Supporting

Themes

Opening Themes

  • NEW ERA by SixTONES (Episodes 1-13)
  • BURN by NEWS (Episodes 14-TBD)

Ending Themes

  • Break by Uru (Episodes 1-13)
  • Kesshō by Ryokuōshoku Shakai (Episodes 14-TBD)

Trivia

  • The series is directed by Teruo Sato with main character designs by Inuyasha original creator Rumiko Takahashi.[2][3][4]
  • 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 and final 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.

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