The generation of anime fans who grew up watching Rumiko Takahashi’s classic InuYasha no doubt has something new to start getting excited about.
VIZ Media announced Friday that a sequel to the popular early-2000’s Shounen series is in the works.The new series, titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi), is scheduled for release in the fall season of 2020.
Much like the original series, Yashahime is being produced by the studio Sunrise, and Takahashi is returning to draw the character designs for the sequel. According to the release VIZ posted to its website, the story follows Towa and Setsuna, twin daughters of Sesshomaru, whose lives quickly become a journey that transcends time, much like their uncle before them.
From the VIZ release:
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 production staff for Yashahime include Teruo Sato as director and Katsuyuki Sumisawa as head screenplay writer, both of whom worked on the original InuYasha.
InuYasha ran from 2000 to 2004 as a 167-episode anime adaptation of Takahashi’s manga. In 2009, InuYasha: The Final Act (InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen) aired with 26 episodes, capping off the last 20 volumes of the manga.