Anime distributor Funimation has just released a short clip from the first episode from Inuyasha spin-off Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.
Funimation’s official Twitter account posted a 109-second English dubbed sequence taken from the pilot episode of the anime. Here, Towa can be seen tied up and being interrogated by a feudal lord and his magistrate. Seconds later, Setsuna and Moroha arrive to the rescue, defeating the house guards and the demon disguised as the magistrate.
Produced by Sunrise, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is the long-awaited sequel from original creator Rumiko Takahashi. Most of the production staff from Inuyasha returned, with Katsuyuki Sumisawa left in charge of the scripts, Yoshihito Hishinuma doing anime character designs, and Kaoru Wada composing the music.
Here’s a quick synopsis:
Many years after the events of Inuyasha, Sesshōmaru's daughter four-year-old Towa is separated from her younger twin sister Setsuna and gets stranded in the modern era, where she is adopted into Kagome Higurashi's family, raised by her younger brother Sota. Ten years later, Towa is reunited with Setsuna, who came to the modern time through the power of the Tree of Ages. During their separation, Setsuna became a demon-slayer working under Kohaku and does not remember her past. In order to restore Setsuna's memories, they embark on an adventure while accompanied by their cousin Moroha, who is the teenage daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi and also has no memory of her parents.
Back in October, Funimation announced a partnership with Viz Media to release an English dub of the series, with the English cast of Inuyasha set to reprise their roles.