Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited‘s Ani-One YouTube channel announced that it has licensed the Han’yō no Yasha Hime (Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi‘s Inuyasha series, and will simulcast the anime in October.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 3.
Teruo Sato (Inuyasha episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise, and Katsuyuki Sumisawa is in charge of the series scripts after doing the same for Inuyasha and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Takahashi herself is credited as the main character designer, with Yoshihito Hishinuma (Yakitate!! Japan, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) returning from Inuyasha to adapt her designs for animation. Kaoru Wada (3×3 Eyes, Battle Angel, The File of Young Kindaichi) is also back from Inuyasha to compose the music.
Takahashi launched the original manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1996, and ended it in 2008.
The 167-episode anime series based on the manga ran from 2000-2004. A 26-episode sequel anime titled InuYasha: The Final Act then ran from 2009-2010. The series has inspired four movies and a 30-minute anime short.
Source: Ani-One’s Facebook page