VIZ Media announced today that they have acquired the digital streaming rights for Yashahime: Princess Half Demon! The rights include streaming in the North America and Latin America territories. SUNRISE and the production team behind the hit series Inuyasha are set to create the series with Will Eisner Hall of Famer Rumiko Takahashi joining the team as the main character designer.
VIZ Media describes Yashahime: Princess Half Demon as follows:
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 Takahashiwho 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
VIZ Media released a key visual for the upcoming anime series which you can check out below!