Sara Matsumoto, Mikako Komatsu, and Azusa Tadokoro are cast as the three heroines
The official website for Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogi Zoushi / Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, the forthcoming spin-off TV anime to Rumiko Takahashi's internationally popular manga series Inuyasha, has posted a 90-second PV and announced that it is set to premiere on the Yomiuri TV / Nihon TV network across Japan at 17:30 on October 3, 2020 (JST).
The site has also announced the anime's three main voice cast members:
- Towa Higurashi: Sara Matsumoto (Namida Suzuno in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations)
- Setsuna: Mikako Komatsu (Madoka Kaguya / Cure Selene in Star☆Twinkle PreCure)
- Moroha: Azusa Tadokoro (Aoi Kiriya in Aikatsu!)
Teruo Sato (Aikatsu Stars!), who was the assistant director for Inuyasha The Final Act in 2009-2010, serves as the director, alongside the series composition writer Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Naruto), the anime character designer Yoshihito Hishinuma (City Hunter Shinjuku Private Eyes), and the soundtrack composer Kaoru Wada (Silent Möbius, D.Gray-man). Sunrise works on anime production, and the original manga creator Rumiko Takahashi provides the original designs for the spin-off anime's main characters.
Synopsis (via: VIZ Media):
In Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, the daughters of Sesshomaru and Inuyasha set out on a journey transcending time. 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.
©Rumiko Takahashi/Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise 2020