Inuyasha, the famous anime and manga series by Rumiko Takahashi, was all but unavoidable in the early 2000’s anime fan community. After 56 manga volumes and a “Final Act” anime, the series concluded and Rumiko Takahashi moved on to new works.
But it’s not uncommon for beloved properties to return, and it seems Inuyasha may be coming back as well.
An announcement from Shonen Sunday revealed a sequel anime to Inuyasha. This sequel, titled “Hanyou no Yasha Hime,” will reportedly follow the adventures of the original cast’s children. Specifically, it will focus on the children of Inuyasha and Kagome (the original series’ protagonists) as well as that of Sesshomaru, Inuyasha’s full-demon brother and occasional antagonist.
While details are vague, we were given our first look at the visuals from Twitter user @RanobeSugoi and the Rumic World Facebook page.
Other leaks from around the web seem to corroborate this information, indicating that it is indeed true.
Finally, an announcement from Viz confirmed the series, adding a summary:
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.Source: Viz.com
Early reveals also include initial character designs:
While we do not yet know any details about this series, whether it will be an ongoing series, OVA, or movie, we will keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.
What do you think? Are you excited for Inuyasha to make its return? Has the growth of isekai anime increased the demand for fantasy worlds? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more information as it’s made available.