When talking about fantasy romantics, one wouldn’t want to miss out on Inuyasha. The anime is loved and recommended by several anime fans. Inuyasha is a story about demons and adventures that makes you want to leap into the same world. The original anime was based on Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series. Along with the television series, the anime also featured four films. Inuyasha was a big success. People were loving the concept and along with it, the execution of the story by Sunrise studio. But, like all good things, Inuyasha concluded in 2010. Satisfied yet saddened, fans of the show took to re-watching and re-reading the story. However, in 2020, a sequel titled ‘Yashahime’ of the popular anime was announced and released. With the success of season 1, a Yashahime season 2 was announced and released as well!
Rather than a sequel, Yashahime is a spin-off of the Inuyasha series. It features the next generation of the parent story as the main characters and takes us to a whole new adventure set in the same world. The second season of Yashahime was announced shortly after the first season concluded. Naturally, fans were more than excited to witness how the story of this spin-off would proceed, especially after the massivr cliffhanger. Yashahime does not have any source material and is an original anime. This makes this further exciting. The Yashahime season 2 was finally released and here’s all that we know about the anime.
Plot of Yashahime
Higurashi Towa is a young girl who belongs to the present age. She is the daughter of Sesshomaru and twin sister to Setsuna. Higurashi reaches the Warring States Period while searching for a Dream Butterfly to help her twin sister regain her memories. However, there are others involved with the dream butterfly too. This includes Kirinmaru’s older sister, Korero Zero. The Beast King’s sister is a dangerous being to Towa and Setsuna. She has been hunting the two half-demon girls born from Sesshomaru and Kagome relentlessly. After Towa’s birth, Korero Zero hunted for their lives. Towa was moved to the modern world. Setsuna and Moroha stayed back and were protected by the demon tribe.
Inuyasha and Kagome had battled Kirinmaru years ago but it wasn’t the same anymore. Zero broke the Tenseiga, the sword that saves a hundred lives, in the battle before. Setsuna had died and there was nothing to bring her back. What shall they rely on now? What can a broken sword do? Can a broken blade bring back a lost life of the soul?
Yashahime Season 2 Release Date
Season 1 of Yashahime received a bunch of positive reviews from its viewers. The very return of the show was deeply appreciated at first but the addition of an indulging plot had fans fawning over the series. Season 1 of Yashahime aired from 3 October 2020 till March 20, 2021. On the same day as the anime’s conclusion, Yashahime season 2 was announced. Later it was confirmed that the Yashahime season 2 release date will be 2 October 2021. The second season of the spin-off is titled “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act”. This season, like thr first, will have 24 episodes as well.
Season 1 of Yashahime was directed by Teruo Sato. However, Masakazu Hishida is directing the second season. The rest of the staff and cast remains the same. It is broadcasted over Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV in Japan. For international viewers, the anime has been licensed by Animax and Viz Media. It premiered on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation and is available for streaming on these platforms.
A manga adaptation based on the anime also began serialisation in the Shonen Sunday S magazine on 25 September 2021. The manga is written by Takashi Shiina and published by Shogakukan.
Episode 25 of Yashahime: Princess Half Demon– The Second Act
After the 24 episodes of season 1, Yashahime season 2 is resuming with the 25th episode. The episode is titled “Wielding the Tenseiga”. It follows the events after Setsuna died in the season finale. As per the official synopsis dropped on Yashahime’s website, Sesshomaru hands over the broken Tenseiga and lets Towa decide if she wants to save or kill a soul. Towa decides to wield a sword like Kikujumonji but she cannot wield a Tenseiga. Her hair starts growing black. Towa is desperate to resurrect Setsuna. Is it impossible to do so?