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ABTV Loves Anime: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Welcome back to the feudal world, anime fans! Word around the village is that the hit anime series “Inuyasha” is returning this Fall with a reboot and even a world lockdown can’t stop this from happening (we hope). The exact premiere date is unknown, but did you know the shounen series Bleach is also returning next year? More details on that here.
The Inuyasha reboot is titled “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon”, so prepare for trouble…and make it double because “we’re having twins!!” That’s right–fans will be introduced to half-demon twin sisters Towa and Setsuna. Interestingly enough, their father also happens to be Sesshomaru. It seems hypocritical of Seshomaru since he gave Inuyasha such a hard time for being a half-demon, but it makes you wonder who is the twins’ human mother?
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The last episode of “Inuyasha: The Final Act” aired in Japan on March 29th, 2010, and as you can already tell, in the past ten years, the series has really changed. The new plot thickens during a violent forest fire–Towa and Setsuna are split worlds apart at a very young age. Towa finds a tunnel and time travels to the present era, while her twin, Setsuna remains in the feudal era.
I was more shocked to find out that Kagome’s brother, Sota, raised Towa in the present era. Not only that, but Setsuna works as a demon slayer under Sango’s brother, Kohaku in the feudal era. Ten years after their separation, the tunnel that connects both eras is reopened and the two sisters meet again–but, it’s not the “Sister, Sister” reunion you might expect.
The twins are reunited and it doesn’t feel so good since Setsuna doesn’t even remember Towa–in fact, she’s lost all memory of her sister. We also meet Inuyasha and Kagome’s daughter, Moroha, and apparently, she doesn’t know her parents either. Wait…where are Inuyasha and Kagome, and why are all these parents absent in their kids’ lives? This series already sounds toxic and problematic—I can’t wait to watch and find out.
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Could these three leading ladies be our new favorite anime cousins? I’m excited to watch and see how they learn each other’s personalities as they journey together to discover their past.
During lockdown, I’ve had the chance to binge watch Inuyasha: The Final Act and it brought back memories of when I first discovered this enchanted series on Adult Swim in 2003. Inuyasha was unlike any show airing on Toonami at the time. It was dark, twisted, and beautiful—yet, I felt a rebellious desire to stay up late and watch.
If you haven’t caught up on all episodes of Inuyasha, now is a great time. Episodes of Inuyasha and Inuyasha: The Final Act can be found on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more.
So what other anime series would you like to see come back to life? Tweet us your choices on Twitter: @itsjaimigray & @abtvanime @afterbuzztv
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Jaimi Gray hails from Richmond, Virginia and received her BA in Broadcast Journalism at Hampton University, one our nation’s top HBCUs. Jaimi has since taken her talents to Los Angeles to continue working as an on-camera host and voice actor.
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