WARNING: The next incorporates spoilers for Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Season 1, now streaming on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu.
Yashahime, the sequel to the hit anime Inuyasha, stars three half-demon princesses who’re additionally cousins. Towa and Setsuna are the half-demon daughters of the dog-demon Sesshōmaru and the human Rin. In the meantime, their cousin Moroha is the quarter-demon daughter of Inuyasha and Kagome. In Season 1, the trio be a part of forces to defeat demons and uncover their household’s mysterious previous. As Season 2 begins to air, here is the whole lot you may need missed or forgotten about from Yashahime Season 1.
In Japan’s chaotic Feudal Period overrun by demons, three half-demon princesses expertise turbulent childhoods with out their organic mother and father. Given the fixed threats to their security from their father’s enemies, Towa and Setsuna have been raised in a forest for cover. Nonetheless, a fireplace threatened to burn down the forest whereas they have been sleeping and the twins get separated. Towa was out of the blue transported to the fashionable period’s Shinto shrine, the place the Higurashis nonetheless reside. Kagome’s youthful brother Sōta is now a married grownup along with his personal little one, and he immediately understands the younger Towa’s scenario when she out of the blue seems in entrance of the Tree of Ages.
Whereas Towa is raised within the fashionable period by the Higurashi household, Setsuna is secretly guided by Sesshōmaru to a secure and hidden village for half-demon kids run by the grownup Shiori. In the meantime, Moroha is taken to the Wolf-Demon tribe below Kōga’s safety after Kagome and Inuyasha are trapped contained in the Black Pearl by Sesshōmaru. Regardless of the three cousins being raised by utterly totally different folks, they fatefully come collectively when the 4 Perils are after them. They spend Season 1 of Yashahime happening missions that are given to Moroha as a bounty hunter, as a manner of getting cash whereas monitoring down Kirinmaru and their enemies.
Towards the top of Season 1, Riku efficiently collects all of the rainbow pearls for his beloved grasp Zero. When he reveals the pearls to Zero, she’s shocked; Setsuna takes benefit of the scenario by discovering a gap to kill Zero. Nonetheless, it is quickly revealed that Zero’s life is linked to Rin’s as she walks by means of the afterlife with the enjoyment of realizing Rin will die along with her. Not keen to let his spouse die, Sesshōmaru rushes to the scene to revive Zero along with his Tenseiga sword. When Zero is resurrected, she vows to kill Sesshōmaru’s daughters and breaks his Tenseiga. Longtime followers of Inuyasha famous the poetic symbolism that saving Rin’s life was each Tenseiga’s first and closing act.
Within the Season 1 finale of Yashahime, Kirinmaru is offended at his older sister’s actions and scatters her rainbow pearls once more to go away her powerless. As soon as Zero leaves to discover the pearls once more, Sesshōmaru and Riku additionally depart and depart the half-demon princesses to battle Kirinmaru on their very own. Setsuna eagerly agrees to bear this “rite of courage and cowardice” to show herself, however she’s shockingly killed in battle. Set on revenge, Towa turns into her full demon type and Moroha turns into Beniyasha, however they’re nonetheless unable to defeat Kirinmaru and avenge Setsuna. Season 1 ends on a serious cliffhanger when Sesshōmaru exhibits up within the rain and offers Towa his damaged Tenseiga.