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Toonami Lands Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon For Broadcast

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There are a lot of theories swimming around anime fandom these days regarding what appears on Toonami and what doesn’t. One common assumption I hear a lot is that if an anime premieres on a streaming service, it’s exclusive to that service and can’t appear on anything else, cable or otherwise. This theory was used to explain why The Seven Deadly Sins (which is on Netflix) did not air on Toonami…never mind that Demon Slayer is also there and the existing episodes ran on Toonami through several cycles.

One would assume that if Inuyasha got a sequel series, that series would inevitably appear on Toonami, given the original was such a staple of the block. The wrap-up season from the 2010s also appeared there. So why wouldn’t Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon show up too? …”Because it premiered on Hulu, that’s why.” As of now we can finally put that dumb theory to rest…Toonami’s Facebook page has confirmed Yashahime will begin airing there before the end of this month.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is basically Inuyasha’s Boruto and follows the offspring of the original stars. The tunnel between feudal and modern-day Japan opens once again, and young Towa falls into it. Her twin sister Setsuna has no idea what happened to her and begins a fruitless search. Meanwhile, Towa is raised by Kagome’s brother and his family over the next decade.

Ten years later the tunnel reappears and Towa is able to go home — and to her shock, Setsuna doesn’t seem to remember her! Untangling this mystery is going to take more than just the two of them…they’ll need Moroha, the daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome. The series goes on from that point.

Yashahime replaces the controversial second season of The Promised Neverland, and begins airing on Toonami the evening of June 26 at 1 AM. Note that if you want to see it now, the entire season is streaming for free on Crunchyroll.

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