'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon' is confirmed to return this October. Here are the latest updates.
Reviving a classic anime in any way is always a tricky decision. There is already an existing fan base that creators have to please, and they must work double to convince them to love their new installment as much as the original.
Such is the case with 'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon' (Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi). The anime is a direct sequel to the popular 'Inuyasha' anime series that aired from 2000 - 2004. However, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon's story is not based on the original manga where the Inuyasha is adapted from. Instead, it features an original story written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa.
After a controversial first season that somehow didn't live up to the scrutiny of some fan's expectations, let's find out if 'Yashahime' will redeem its name and return for season 2.
It's time for that big celebration. 'Yashahime' season 2 is officially happening. The news of its return was announced on March 20. The second season is officially titled 'The Second Act' (Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi - Ni no Shou).
ANNOUNCEMENT:— Yashahime VIZ (@Yashahime_VIZ) March 20, 2021
Season 2 of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The Second Act is confirmed!
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Yashahime received mixed reviews. Anime News Network listed it as one of the worst anime of the winter 2021 season, but it ranked 9th on Animage's 43rd Anime Grand Prix in 2021. The fan's opinions are also widely divided. Those who grew up watching 'Inuyasha' are happy to see him again, even as a supporting character. However, some fans think that the spin-off sequel was a huge disaster. The anime currently holds a not-so-promising 6.72/10 score on MyAnimeList, and 7.2/10 on IMDB.
Nonetheless, the reviews don't seem to affect the anime's future because season 2 is still coming.
The second season of 'Yashahime' will premiere on October 2nd, 2021. The anime will be available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu.
'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon' anime is set 6 months after the events of 'InuYasha: The Final Act.' Sesshomaru and Rin's twin daughters, Towa and Setsuna, live happily in Feudal Japan. One day, a forest fire separates the two. The four-year-old Towa was transported to modern-day Japan through a portal. There, she was adopted and raised by Kagome Higurashi’s younger brother, Sota.
A decade later, the portal reopens. Towa and Setsuna get reunited. Unfortunately, Setsuna has no memories of her twin sister at all. Inuyasha and Kagome's only daughter, Moroha, joins the two, and together, they embark on an epic adventure to figure out their past and accomplish an important mission.
The first season ended with a cliffhanger. Towa and Setsuna's combined power was unable to take down the Demon Beast King. In a shocking twist, Setsuna was killed during the battle with Kirinmaru. This is a painful ending, especially for Towa, who's now lost her sister twice. The second season is expected to follow Towa as she attempts to take down Kirinmaru once again, together with Moroha.
Check out the official trailer for 'Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon' season 2.