The Ani-One YouTube channel of Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the anime spin-off from Rumiko Takahashi’s Inuyasha series, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han’yō no Yasha Hime). , and will simulcast the anime in October.
In Japan the anime will premiere on 3rd October.
Viz Media has licensed the anime for territories in North America and Latin America, and describes the upcoming anime:
Sesshomaru and Inuyasha’s daughters embark on a journey that transcends time!
In feudal Japan, twins Half-Demon Towa and Setsuna are separated during a forest fire. While desperately searching for her younger sister, Towa wanders into a mysterious tunnel that sends her to present-day Japan, where she is found and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s brother Sota and his family.
Ten years later, the tunnel connecting the two eras has reopened, allowing Towa to reunite with Setsuna, who is now a Demon Slayer working for Kohaku. But to Towa’s surprise, Setsuna seems to have lost all memories of her older sister.
Together with Moroha, Inuyasha and Kagome’s daughter, the three young women travel between the two ages on an adventure to reclaim their lost past.
Teruo Sato (Inuyasha episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Katsuyuki Sumisawa is in charge of the series scripts after doing the same for Inuyasha and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Takahashi herself is credited as the lead character designer, with Yoshihito Hishinuma (Yakitate !! Japan, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) returning from Inuyasha to adapt her designs for animation. Kaoru Wada (3×3 Eyes, Battle Angel, The File of Young Kindaichi) also returned from Inuyasha to compose the music.
Takahashi launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1996 and ended it in 2008.
The 167-episode anime series based on the manga ran between 2000 and 2004. A 26-episode anime sequel titled InuYasha: The Final Act ran between 2009 and 2010. The series has inspired four films and an anime short by 30 minutes.