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'InuYasha' Sequel 'Hanyou no Yashahime' TV Anime Announced for Fall 2020

by Vindstot
May 9, 2020 2:39 AM | 102 Comments
A television anime sequel to Rumiko Takahashi's InuYasha franchise was announced by Shogakukan on Saturday. The sequel, Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon), will premiere in Fall 2020. An official website also opened, revealing a teaser visual (pictured) and production staff.

Synopsis
The daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time!

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. (Source: VIZ Media)

Staff
Director: Teruo Satou (InuYasha (TV) episode director, City Hunter Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes chief director)
Series Composition: Katsuyuki Sumisawa (InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin)
Character Design: Yoshihito Hishinuma (InuYasha (TV), Tales of the Abyss)
Music: Kaoru Wada (Princess Tutu, D.Gray-man)
Studio: Sunrise

Original creator Rumiko Takahashi will be drawing the main character designs. Publishing company Shogakukan, animation studio Sunrise, and broadcasting station Yomiuri TV are credited for production.

The original InuYasha manga series ran in Weekly Shounen Sunday from 1996 to 2008. Shogakukan published the 56th and final volume in February 2009.

Sunrise adapted the manga into a 167-episode television anime that aired from Fall 2000–2004. A 26-episode sequel titled InuYasha: Kanketsu-hen (InuYasha: The Final Act) premiered in Fall 2009. The manga also inspired four anime films between 2000 and 2004 and a special episode in 2008.

VIZ Media published all 56 volumes in English between 1998 and 2011. The company also licensed the anime series in North America and released the first television anime in seven DVD volumes in 2008–2009 and the sequel in May 2015. The first 27 episodes are scheduled to ship on Blu-ray this July.

InuYasha won the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen division in 2001. The anime series placed second in the 24th Anime Grand Prix Award.

Official site: http://hanyo-yashahime.com/
Official Twitter: @hanyo_yashahime

Source: Mantan Web, VIZ Media

Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi on MAL

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I really hope that Kagome and Inuyasha are still alive and will be happily reunited with their daughter by the end of the series.

Jul 20, 2020 12:38 PM by DemigodHero7

I don’t care about what happens in the new series, as long as I can hear Jaken screech “SESSHOMARU-SAMA!” again, i’ll be happy 😁

Jun 25, 2020 9:44 PM by gappasaurus

shai0012 said:
I prefer Sessh with another youkai girl or if only Kagura is still alive. 💔

I wish they can bring back Kagura. Please Rumiko,use Dragon Ball and bring back Kagura in this sequel.

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Is Rumiko Takahashi going to write the story or someone else?

May 26, 2020 8:52 AM by Papa_Scorch

Is it really Rin the mother of Sesshoumaru's twins? This is heartbreaking for me because I always admire Sesshoumaru being a good father to Rin. It will ruin my good fantasy about Sessh! I hope it is not Rin. I prefer Sessh with another youkai girl or if only Kagura is still alive. 💔

May 22, 2020 8:27 PM by ErgaDiRaskreia

I'm soooo looking forward to this anime since I'm rewatching the old series right now. I'd really like to the see a direct sequel of what happened to everyone, especially InuKag. I know we got an epilogue, but nothing really happened there.
And the fact that Moroha grew up all by herself without knowing her parents?? I really can't imagine that especially Inuyasha leaving his only child behind when he knows how difficult growing up for him was. There certainly must be some kind of circumstance. Hopefully, it's not too sad. I honestly don't see any reason to have this turn into a tragedy or something like that.
Also looking forward to how everyone's gonna do in the modern era and what kind of demons Sesshomaru's daugthers are and who their mom is (sure everyone thinks the same but who knows. Rin could have perfectly ended up with Kohaku as well).
Anyways, so many open questions and so excited for this show. Hopefully, InuKag will make an appearance<3

May 21, 2020 11:12 AM by Nagi-chanYT

Wow, first Bleach, then Inuyasha.

Reborn next, please.

May 20, 2020 8:29 PM by malvarez1

Lol thats why i never heard of this sequal cause Literally this is Japan doing Pedophilya again. Rin was 8 wtf.

No wonder almost one knows about this sequal cause im sure even the true fans dont want it to be known either.

May 19, 2020 10:52 PM by ThreadFazer

lov3lymj said:

And? They met when she was 8, after everything he dropped her off but still frequently visits, protects her and brings her gifts. Idk waiting for s/o to be a legal or ready to bear their children.. is just weird and ruins Sesshomaru for me. It raises the question when he fell for her?

If people are getting that antsy over it, wait till they learn how old Kagome is.

May 18, 2020 9:43 AM by BenRyan

excuse fucking me? inuyasha had a sequel?

May 16, 2020 5:04 AM by hazarddex

I've never been into the Inuyasha series but I guess since a sequel is coming out I'm gonna check out the original.

May 16, 2020 12:59 AM by kirbydino

Koji_AmpedASH said:
lov3lymj said:



That love was never explicit stated as romantic love within the manga or the anime and his true thoughts remain unknown.

Now onto the drama CD it's not canon, it had a satire label on the cover, was made as a gag from the anime staff. Rumiko had no involvement in it in any way and it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Heck, Inuyasha and the rest have a tongue twister contest on his dad's graveyard? You think they'd do smth like that in canon? No. Her opinion on them is unknown, wether she approves or disapproves.

Hence it's completely up to interpretation and fine if ppl took it as father/guardian/child dynamic bc so far nothing has confirmed it's romantic in any way. Even the Japanese fanbase is devided into two with some saying it's romantic (in the future)/some it's a father/daugther dynamic.

Honestly, I do think it's Rin, I despise it and yes, Sess is cancelled for me once it's confirmed. It's perfectly valid to feel uncomfortable by it as the 'love' he shares was never stated as Ai. If you viewed it as romantic well so be it, I did not. YES I KNOW POLITIC GLASSES bohoo but even back then a grownass man (demon) wouldn't have been interested in a non pubescent child (in some who is not at least 14) or courted her. They needed kids, not raising kids and girls married young bc they died young.

As much as you may dislike Sessrin... at least its still a better love story then seeskag XD


The hell cares about seeskag? You mean Sesshomaru and Kagome? What love story are we talking about her? She is a little girl ... this is truely getting fucked up.

May 14, 2020 9:27 AM by lov3lymj

lov3lymj said:



That love was never explicit stated as romantic love within the manga or the anime and his true thoughts remain unknown.

Now onto the drama CD it's not canon, it had a satire label on the cover, was made as a gag from the anime staff. Rumiko had no involvement in it in any way and it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Heck, Inuyasha and the rest have a tongue twister contest on his dad's graveyard? You think they'd do smth like that in canon? No. Her opinion on them is unknown, wether she approves or disapproves.

Hence it's completely up to interpretation and fine if ppl took it as father/guardian/child dynamic bc so far nothing has confirmed it's romantic in any way. Even the Japanese fanbase is devided into two with some saying it's romantic (in the future)/some it's a father/daugther dynamic.

Honestly, I do think it's Rin, I despise it and yes, Sess is cancelled for me once it's confirmed. It's perfectly valid to feel uncomfortable by it as the 'love' he shares was never stated as Ai. If you viewed it as romantic well so be it, I did not. YES I KNOW POLITIC GLASSES bohoo but even back then a grownass man (demon) wouldn't have been interested in a non pubescent child (in some who is not at least 14) or courted her. They needed kids, not raising kids and girls married young bc they died young.

As much as you may dislike Sessrin... at least its still a better love story then seeskag XD

May 14, 2020 8:45 AM by Super_Protolight

I'm glad I came here to read the responses after seeing this all over Twitter and Instagram, a lot of valid arguments and points have been brought up that I surprisingly haven't seen anywhere else.

Yes I'm super happy that InuYasha is returning with a new chapter in the story, yes I'm hyped to follow the daughters of the beloved characters I grew up with but I still have plenty of concerns and reservations.

This has so much potential to surprise us with a quality series and yet it can go wrong in so many ways and become another Boruto. The absence of the original characters, their whereabouts being up in the air, the fact that Rumiko herself isn't in charge of the story (c'mon, really? I know you're busy with Mao but you don't have to spend another 12 years on the story).

But regardless of all these things, it's encouraging to see so many of the original crew returning to make this happen and I trust that they'll spin an engaging story for our leads and will give the old heroes the return they deserve. All we can do is sit tight and wait.

Last we saw of Kagome and Inuyasha, they told us they were ready to race towards tomorrow. Well, tomorrow is here. Let's hope it has treated them kindly.

May 13, 2020 12:32 AM by SevenPurpleStars

Inuyasha is one of my favourite series of all time, but I think this is a bad idea for a sequel. The series already had a great ending, so having a sequel like this (without much screen time for Inuyasha likely) doesn’t make sense to me, especially when a terrible series like Boruto has shown what could be the result of such a case. I’m also not a fan of the all-female cast, and the fact that Rumiko Takahashi isn’t involved in the story seems troubling to me. Overall, this series just doesn’t seem interesting, and that’s a huge let down as I would’ve loved an Inuyasha sequel that went down a different route.

May 12, 2020 9:40 AM by Animillion

i can't, i'm just
I am SO, so beyond happy, no lie
THANK-YOU for giving us a sequel!! :'))

May 11, 2020 3:12 PM by louanimanga

What a time to be alive

May 11, 2020 12:03 PM by LordYozefu

New InuYasha that's awesome . And girls only! YEEES looking good there. Please give me some Yuri as well, and I will be as happy as the fish in the water


May 11, 2020 2:55 AM by Yuri-Crusader

I don't have high hopes for more nostalgia driven anime that destroys the original canon of the history.
But i hope is good.

May 10, 2020 9:45 PM by Lordbadface

I am hyped for this series, really can't wait for it.

May 10, 2020 9:07 PM by Arjuna777

lov3lymj said:
Tokoya said:
Look at you trying to act like you even remotely have a leg to stand on, but since you want to act all high and mighty, I'll deal with you properly

First of all, I dunno what anime you were watching/what manga you were reading, but this whole notion of "Sesshomaru raising her" is just asinine (And this is where you guy's skewered head canon has blinded you all to the facts). The only thing this man did for her (And Jaken for that matter) is protect them when they were danger, other than that they just constantly followed him around pestering him and more than anything, it was Jaken who took care of her via feeding them all etc but in short, he pretty much left them to fend for their own

Secondly, Sesshomaru only REALLY started to feel strongly about Rin near the end of the series when she died and he begged his mom to bring her back because as I stated earlier, she was the first human to show him that humans are worth keeping around and caring about...His love for her was LITERALLY the catalyst for him becoming the great and powerful demon that he is now - In his own mother's words, and I quote "Did you think you were like a god or something? That as long as you had Tenseiga there was no fear of death? You were to be taught a lesson about the desire to save the life of a loved one and the sorrow and fear that accompanies that loss"

And this was then followed by him LITERALLY caressing her face once his mom brought her back to life lol.

And lastly, in the CD drama, its blatantly stated by both Kagome and Sesshomaru that hes in love with her...The whole point of him leaving her with her kind was so that she could learn what it's like to live amongst them so that *WHEN SHE COMES OF AGE* she can chose whether or not she wants to be with him or stay with the humans (So no, this man was not grooming her or taking care of her, stopping by every now and then and bringing gifts is neither of these things)

Imma need you and everyone else spouting this father-daughter nonsense to get your head out of your ass and rewatch the series with your eyes open and your politics out the dang door lol


That love was never explicit stated as romantic love within the manga or the anime and his true thoughts remain unknown.

Now onto the drama CD it's not canon, it had a satire label on the cover, was made as a gag from the anime staff. Rumiko had no involvement in it in any way and it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Heck, Inuyasha and the rest have a tongue twister contest on his dad's graveyard? You think they'd do smth like that in canon? No. Her opinion on them is unknown, wether she approves or disapproves.

Hence it's completely up to interpretation and fine if ppl took it as father/guardian/child dynamic bc so far nothing has confirmed it's romantic in any way. Even the Japanese fanbase is devided into two with some saying it's romantic (in the future)/some it's a father/daugther dynamic.

Honestly, I do think it's Rin, I despise it and yes, Sess is cancelled for me once it's confirmed. It's perfectly valid to feel uncomfortable by it as the 'love' he shares was never stated as Ai. If you viewed it as romantic well so be it, I did not. YES I KNOW POLITIC GLASSES bohoo but even back then a grownass man (demon) wouldn't have been interested in a non pubescent child (in some who is not at least 14) or courted her. They needed kids, not raising kids and girls married young bc they died young.
That shit was heavily implied my guy, you dont go around throwing strong words and performing actions and facial expressions like that to have it all be taken as lightly as you want it to be

And in term of canoncity, the author doesnt need to always be heavily involved in order for something to be canon, things such as this are a staple for shounen series, look at Boruto, Kishimoto doesn't write that series anymore and simply just overlooks what's going on, but that doesnt make the series any less canon

I'm gonna leave the rest of this alone because it's just your personal bias and morality talking so you're entitled to feel however you want about it

May 10, 2020 2:03 PM by Tokoya