Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is the sequel to Rumiko Takahashi's beloved and long-running series Inuyasha. With the anime now in its second season and the manga receiving a Western release next summer, there's no better time to see what the successor to Inuyasha has to offer.
Whether anime fans are familiar with its iconic predecessor or not, here is how newcomers and veterans alike can watch and read Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.
The Plot of Yashahime
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon follows twin sisters Towa and Setsuna, the half-demon daughters of Sesshomaru and Rin. As young children, Towa and Setsuna were caught in a forest fire and got separated while trying to escape. Towa suddenly found herself transported from Feudal Japan to modern-day Japan, leaving her sister behind. She was taken in by Sota, Kagome Higurashi's younger brother, and spends the next ten years living in the present. That is, until the famous portal from Inuyasha suddenly reopens.
Towa is finally reunited with Setsuna, who's since become a demon slayer under Kohaku, Sango's younger brother. The happy reunion is short-lived when it becomes clear Setsuna has no memory of her twin sister. The two of them, joined by their cousin Moroha -- the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome -- travel between the two eras in hopes of recovering Setsuna's memories. On their adventures, they slowly unravel the mysteries of their pasts and the legacies of their parents.
Where to Read the Yashahime Manga
The Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon manga adaptation debuted this year in Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S magazine. The manga is helmed by artist Takashi Shiina, whose most recent work, Zettai Karen Children, ended its 16-year run this July.
Viz Media announced in October that the manga will receive an official Western release. Volume 1 is currently available for preorder on Amazon, digitally for $6.49 or in paperback for $9.99. The manga is set to drop on June 21, 2022.
Where to Watch the Yashahime Anime
The anime continues to be simulcasted on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu in North and Latin America, subbed or dubbed. Fans can also watch the English dub of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon on Adult Swim's Toonami block, while Season 1 is also available to stream on Peacock.
For fans looking to add Yashahime to their anime box set collection, the Season 1 - Part 1 blu-ray boxset is slated for release in February 2022. The collection includes Episodes 1-12 of the first season, as well as an art gallery and cast commentaries. It can be preordered at Right Stuf Anime for $40.48, or at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $44.99.
A limited edition blu-ray box set is also available to preorder. Fans will receive an exclusive booklet, premium art card and poster in addition to the same episodes and special features as the original set. It's also releasing in February 2022, and can be found at Right Stuf Anime for $71.99, Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $82.99, or Target for $72.99.
Lastly, there's a DVD box set version also releasing in February. This includes the same 12 episodes in addition to the art gallery and is available through Amazon and Target for for $31.99, Right Stuf Anime for $35.99, and Barnes and Noble for $39.99.
As the manga's release date quickly approaches, and with so many ways to watch the anime, longtime Inuyasha fans and newcomers alike should have no trouble joining Towa, Setsuna and Moroha on their time traveling adventures in Yashahime.