One of the greatest anime ever, Inuyasha, is getting a sequel. The announcement for the continuation of the saga in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon came earlier this year. Acting as a direct continuation of the old anime series, the new series will be about the next generation of heroes. The Inuyasha sequel trailer has the characters in a familiar place, battling familiar demons, in a brand new adventure.
Original Inuyasha Anime Is Now A Classic
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Inuyasha, otherwise known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale began airing in Japan in 2000. The series concluded its run in 2004, with 167 episodes. The anime series was essentially an Isekai story, about a young girl Kagome, from modern-day, transported into Feudal Japan. The genre of anime refers directly to ‘different world’ or ‘accidental travel’. Once there, she learns of her lineage and about a mysterious jewel embedded in her. To prevent a demon from getting their hands on it, the jewel breaks, and its shards spread all across the land. This is the plot device that drives the Inuyasha anime series. The young girl, along with a dog-demon monster named Inuyasha, travels the world trying to find all the pieces of the jewel.
The anime is one of those that are now classic in terms of popularity and critical response. Usually, most new anime announcements are about a continuation of the same story or a revival that picks up the adventures of the same cast of characters. The anime medium allows the characters to never age, so those approaches always make sense. However, the Inuyasha sequel trailer shows how the story is entirely about a new generation of characters, years apart from the original.
The Inuyasha Sequel Trailer Introduces Brand New Generation Of Characters
The newly released trailer from Viz Media is all about the new group of characters. The story is mainly about a set of twins, Towa and Setsuna. Originally from the Feudal Japan era, a bridge that connects that era to the modern world, ends up separating the twins. The bridge is a passageway that is connected directly to the events of the original anime series. Through this bridge, Towa ends up in modern-day Japan, raised by Kagome’s family. 10 years later, when the bridge is re-established the twins unite, Towa finds Setsuna as a demon hunter with no memories of her sister.
The reunited sisters then team up with Moroha who fans will love. This is because Moroha is the daughter of the original series leads, Kagome and Inuyasha. Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is the story about these three characters as they embark on the journey to reclaim their missing past.
New Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Trailer Looks Exciting And Nostalgic
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The Inuyasha sequel trailer does a great job of introducing and setting the stage for the new characters. Each of the three lead characters gets a voiceover describing themselves to the audience. The premise feels very familiar to the original story and what happened to Kagome, but with an important twist. There are enough visuals to get a sense of what the new anime will look like. And also to give a sense of how the quality improves from the original, without looking too far removed from one another. The music and key visuals of the new trailer are also very reminiscent of the original Inuyasha series, which is incredibly nostalgic. The trailer doesn’t reveal a lot either, as the mystery of who the twin’s parents are, is till a mystery.
The Inuyasha sequel trailer of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon also announced the release of the new anime on October 3, 2020.
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