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Viz Media has announced on Friday they are working with Inuyashsa creator Rumiko Takahashi on the new anime spinoff, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Takahashi will also be designing the characters. The anime follows the daughters of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru on a time traversing adventure between the past and present.
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.
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will be directed by Teruo Sato with Katsuyuki Sumisawa writing the screenplay, Yoshihito Hishinuma on characters animation, and music composed by Kaoru Wada. Sunrise will oversee production on the series.
Inuyashsa premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996, and concluded on June 18, 2008, with the chapters collected into 56 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan. An anime adaption was produced by Sunrise. The first series was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 to September 13, 2004. The second series, Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing five years later on October 3, 2009, to cover the rest of the manga series and ended on March 29, 2010, after 26 episodes. Viz Media licensed the manga, the two anime series, and movies for North America. Both Inuyasha and Inuyasha: The Final Act aired in the United States on Adult Swim (and later on its revived Toonami block) from 2002 until 2015.
Sources: Viz Media blog