If this year seems to be going right for anyone, it’s fans of 2000s anime, who are seeing their favorites resurrected. A continuation of Bleach was announced earlier this year, and now we hear Inuyasha is coming back.
It’s not quite as you know it, though. The new series, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, could bear the more apt title “Inuyasha: The Next Generation,” or “Boruto but it’s about somebody else.” The show will leap in time for a slightly more modern feudal fairy tale, focusing on the adventures of the offspring of Inuyasha, Sesshomaru and Kagome.
Back in feudal Japan, half-demon twins Towa and Setsuna become separated during a forest fire. Setsuna can’t seem to find Towa afterward, and there’s a good reason for that: Towa discovered another tunnel to modern-day Japan, where she meets Moroha, daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome. The tunnel closes before Towa can find her way back.
Ten years later, it opens back up again, and Moroha and Towa leap back in time — to find Setsuna now has no memory of her twin sister. What happened there? The creators of the show aren’t giving everything away just yet.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the acquisition of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon,” says Brad Woods, CMO of VIZ Media. “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.”