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How Yashahime Opens the Gateway to Major Inuyasha Nostalgia

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There’s something special about a series that gives us an excuse to revisit one of the anime classics, and you won’t find a better example than Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. This one follows the journey of Sesshomaru’s twin daughters, Towa and Setsuna—as well as the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome, Moroha—and it makes for the perfect opportunity to leap back in time and watch the original Inuyasha anime, available now on digital and home video from VIZ Media!

The all-new story of Yashahime is set many years after the events of Inuyasha, so there’s no need to fully catch up on one before watching the other. Rather, the two play out as fantastic companion pieces to one another, so as long as you’re relatively familiar with the characters Rumiko Takahashi created, you’ll be in for a treat no matter which you start with.

Yashahime involves the reopening of tunnels that connect two very different eras, sending Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha off on a grand adventure together. Fittingly, watching Yashahime opens a time tunnel of its own, directing its energy into pure concentrated nostalgia for Inuyasha, which is absolutely worth watching whether you’re completely new to the series or a long-time fan.

If you do find yourself enjoying Yashahime, there’s no better time than now to carry that excitement over for a nostalgic binge of Inuyasha. The first three seasons of Inuyasha are available digitally and on Blu-ray, so you can purchase copies of your own today and soak in the nostalgia whenever you get the urge.

** This article was sponsored by VIZ Media **