Yashahime Season 2 release date confirmed for Fall 2021: InuYasha sequel Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Hanyo no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi) Season 2 Trailer

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Anime
The Yashahime Season 2 anime will be an original story by animation studio Sunrise. Pic credit: Studio Sunrise

The Yashahime Season 2 release date has been confirmed to be scheduled for October 2, 2021, the Fall 2021 anime season. Crunchyroll, Hulu, and FUNimation will be streaming Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2.

The second season of Yashahime will have 24 episodes in total and run for two cours.

What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2 (Hanyo no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi Season 2) is officially titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon: The Second Act (Hanyo no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi: Ni no Shou) by VIZ Media.

The initial announcement was made on March 20, 2021, shortly after Yashahime Episode 24 released in Japan.

A Yashahime Season 2 trailer was released in August 2021.

The Yashahime Part 2 anime will continue the InuYasha sequel’s story of the three princesses, Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha, but the announcement visual featured Sesshōmaru’s daughter.

“In the world of the warring states, the Princesses of Nightfall are on the rampage once again!” stated the official announcement. “Will the Princesses be able to protect what they want to protect the most? Stay tuned for more news!”

Shortly before Yashahime Episode 24 released on March 20, 2021, anime news leaker Ranobe Sugoi claimed, “TV anime Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon will be a receiving a Season 2.” The announcement teaser visual was also leaked ahead of time.

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The Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2 announcement. Pic credit: Studio Sunrise

The second season will feature a returning main staff.

The Yashahime Season 2 anime will be produced by animation studio Sunrise, which is best known for anime series like Cowboy Bebop, Code Geass (the Code Geass: Z of the Recapture release date is in 2021), Accel World, Gintama, and Tiger & Bunny

Sunrise has confirmed that the Tiger & Bunny Season 2 anime sequel is in production.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2
The key visual for Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2 that released in August 2021. Pic credit: Studio Sunrise

For the first season, Inuyasha anime episode director Teruo Sato returned as the Yashahime director. Character designer Yoshihito Hishinuma, series scriptwriter Katsuyuki Sumisawa, and music composer Kaoru Wada all returned for the main staff.

The character designs for the main characters were created by the original InuYasha manga creator Rumiko Takahashi.

For the first season, the Yashahime OP (opening) was “New Era” by SixTONES, while the ED (ending) was “Break” by Uru.

The Yashahime Season 2 OP “ReBorn” was performed by NEWS, while the ED “Toumei na Sekai” was performed by Little Glee Monster.

  • Updated October 7, 2021: Yashahime Season 2 confirmed to be two cours with 24 episodes.
  • Updated August 6, 2021: Added Yashahime Season 2 trailer, key visual, and ED info.
  • Updated June 30, 2021: Exact Yashahime Season 2 release date confirmed! Added OP info.
  • Updated April 26, 2021: Time frame for Yashahime Season 2 release date confirmed!
  • Updated March 20, 2021: Yashahime Season 2 anime TV series announcement confirmed!
  • Updated January 11, 2021: Yashahime Episode 24 confirmed as the finale. Added Blu-Ray/DVD release date details.
  • Updated October 27, 2020: Added Yashahime English dub details.

This article provides everything that is known about Yashahime Season 2 (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2/Hanyo no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi Season 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Yashahime Episode 24 ending the first season in 2021

The anime’s first season began streaming on Crunchyroll and FUNimation starting on October 3, 2020. The total number of episodes was confirmed by the BD/DVD box sets. The first season had two cours in total.

In this case, the total number of episodes is 24. That means the YashaHime Episode 24 release date is in March 2021.

These 24 episodes will be sold as two Yashahime Blu-Ray/DVD box set volumes. They are scheduled to release on March 24 and June 23, 2021, respectively.

While some anime fans were hoping the InuYasha sequel’s first season would be longer than two cours, it’s not surprising since the My Hero Academia Season 5 release date is in April 2021. In Japan, the Boku no Hero Academia Season 5 anime will be taking over Yashahime’s TV broadcasting schedule timeslot.

FUNimation’s Yashahime English dub announced

On October 26, 2020, FUNimation’s Yashahime English dub cast was revealed. The streaming and dubbing company partnered with Viz Media for the United States release.

The English voice of Towa Higurashi was played by Erica Mendez (Hunter x Hunter, Kill la Kill). Setsuna was voiced in English by Kira Buckland (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Violet Evergarden). Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, was voiced by Morgan Berry (My Hero Academia, Black Clover).

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2 anime is an original story by studio Sunrise

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon anime is a direct sequel to the ending of the Inuyasha series. Episode 1 opened with a flashback set 6 months after the events of InuYasha: The Final Act.

In Feudal Japan, Sesshomaru’s half-demon twin daughters Towa and Setsuna become separated in a forest fire, with Towa being sucked into the very same mysterious tunnel from the first series. Towa ends up being adopted and raised in modern Japan by Kagome Higurashi’s younger brother, Sota.

Years later, the tunnel reopens and Towa is reunited with Setsuna, who has lost all memory of her older sister. They’re joined by Moroha, the only daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, and the three princesses set out on an adventure to discover their missing past and resolve a new crisis.

Rumiko Takahashi’s InuYasha manga series ran for 56 volumes and was adapted into 167 episodes from 2000 through 2004. Studio Sunrise returned to finish the story in 2009 with the 26-episode Final Act.

The Yashahime is a standalone spin-off that’s not based on a Yashahime manga series. Instead, the new InuYasha anime sequel is being written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa, who worked on the original InuYasha series and many other popular anime such as Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Naruto, and Sailor Moon (see our story on how Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4 is a movie).

There have not been any announcements of a potential anime-to-manga adaptation. Rumiko herself is busy working on other new projects, although it’s possible she could contribute more character designs for a future Yashahime Season 2 anime.

Weekly Shonen Sunday December 2020 Issue
While Rumiko Takahashi is not writing the story for the Yashahime anime, she did create a Inuyasha x Yashahime manga collab artwork. Pic credit: Weekly Shonen Sunday December 2020 Issue/Rumiko Takahashi

Besides the InuYasha manga, Rumiko has created a list of manga series, including Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, and RIN-NE.

In May 2019, the prolific creator began serializing in Weekly Shonen Sunday the MAO manga series, a story about a girl named Nanoka Kiba who had a near-death experience only to be transported to the Taisho era where she meets a mysterious swordsman named Mao.

Hanyo no Yashahime Season 2 release date in Fall 2021

Studio Sunrise has officially confirmed the exact Hanyo no Yashahime Season 2 release date to be October 2, 2021.

Considering that the Yashahime anime is standalone and not advertising an existing manga or book series, it’s very likely that Sunrise is toeing the waters to see just how popular the Inuyasha sequel could be with modern anime audiences. A standalone story means any financial success, or lack thereof, is also standalone.

That being the case, the anime’s story writer endeavored to make certain that Yashahime Episode 24 provided an epic and satisfying conclusion… that also left the door open for a Yashahime sequel.

Besides Tiger & Bunny Season 2, Studio Sunrise’s schedule for the future includes the Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash movie and the Code Geass 2021 sequel. Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet, but that’s another possibility.

Sunrise has multiple sub-studios where they work on multiple projects in parallel. So, just because the animation company has many projects doesn’t mean they will be too busy for another. At the same time, anime projects have to be scheduled years in advance due to scheduling out the voice talent and staff (who are often contractors).

Thankfully, anime fans don’t need to wait too long since the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Season 2 release date is in Fall 2021. Stay tuned!

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