WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 25 of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, “Wielding the Tenseiga,” now streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Animelab and Hulu.
Followers are buzzing about Sesshōmaru’s main function within the Season 2 premiere of Yashahime. As long-standing followers of the Inuyasha franchise already know, Sesshōmaru is just not a demon of many phrases. Regardless of his celebrated character growth and the love he holds for his household, his kuudere character usually prevents him from interfering straight within the lives of others. Nevertheless, Sesshōmaru’s distant and questionable strategy to parenting is lastly altering for the higher in Season 2 of Yashahime.
Within the finale of Yashahime Season 2, Setsuna is killed by Kirinmaru when the half-demon princesses band collectively to defeat him. Upon her dying, Sesshōmaru arrives to discover a grieving Towa hovering over Setsuna’s useless physique within the rain. Not keen to simply accept his daughter’s dying so simply, Sesshōmaru arms Towa his damaged Tenseiga in a last-ditch try to resurrect Setsuna. After a protracted cliffhanger, Season 2 begins with Towa accepting the Tenseiga from her father after he tells her she’s the one one who can save her sister’s life.
As an alternative of instantly leaving the scene after handing off the sword as many followers anticipated, Sesshōmaru stays by his daughter’s facet all through this life-or-death scene. He encourages Towa to seek out her interior energy so she will be able to infuse sufficient of her demonic power into the Tenseiga for the resurrection to work. After Towa efficiently makes the blade seem however cannot bodily transfer, Sesshōmaru asks her why she’s hesitating. Realizing her bodily limitations, Sesshōmaru patiently waits as Towa gathers sufficient power to maneuver and strike down the underworld beings who had been attempting to take Setsuna’s spirit to the afterlife.
After Towa spends each ounce of her power to save lots of her sister, Sesshōmaru gently catches her as she collapses. He fastidiously lays her subsequent to the likewise unconscious Setsuna and caresses their faces — an uncharacteristically tender second for the demon. Whereas this second was teased earlier within the Season 2 preview and excited followers on additional character growth, Sesshōmaru’s uncommon but clearly seen show of fatherly love happy viewers in every single place.
As hordes of demons start to envelop the household, Sesshōmaru says Setsuna’s title in an try to awaken her again into the world of the dwelling. Setsuna out of the blue wakes up as she’s tossed her new weapon that had simply been cast by Totosai, permitting her to wipe out all of the attacking demons without delay. Sesshōmaru may simply have worn out the demons himself however selected to let Setsuna deal with it as a ceremony of passage, and his actions reveal how a lot he trusts his succesful and highly effective daughters to guard themselves.
After guaranteeing that Towa and Setsuna are each secure, Sesshōmaru arms Totosai the damaged Tenseiga and asks him to repair it. Whereas he finally leaves the cousins and half-demon princesses alone once more in typical Sesshōmaru style, even Totosai mentions that the dog-demon has grown extra tolerant over time.
To the delight of Yashahime and Inuyasha followers alike, Sesshōmaru has already proven important character growth in Season 2 as he turns into a extra hands-on father who intervenes in his daughters’ lives an increasing number of. Not solely did Sesshōmaru play a a lot bigger function within the Season 2 premiere than most followers anticipated, however he additionally talks greater than in almost any episode he is ever been in. Now that Season 2 is lastly underway, viewers can stay up for extra tender and fatherly moments for the beloved dog-demon.