Yashahime: Princess Half Demon

Jun 20, 2022

Yashahime: Princess Half Demon Volume 1 (Review)

YashaHime: Princess Half-Demon is a continuation of the original story InuYasha. And, both are highly popular television series, just like Naruto!

The story:

The setting is in modern Japan, where we meet Towa. A highly unusual teenage woman who stands out in the crowd with her light-colored hair and striking eyes. It is these traits that seem to attract people to her. The girls in the school are smitten with her. Her “unusualness”.  Towa finds it difficult to blend in and has little or no memory of who she is, where she came from, and hides her true nature.  As the story progesses, it is great surprise to see that Towa is a badass in her own right. She is a demon hunter. The introduction to two young ladies during a fight are revealed as Towa’s twin sister Setsuna and her cousin Moroha. These teenagers are the daughters of demon dog half-brothers InuYasha and Sesshomaru. Towa and Setsuna are the daughters of Sesshomaru, and Moroha their cousin, is the daughter of InuYasha. With the reuniting of these young women, comes adventure. A mission bestowed by the Mystical Tree of Ages entails them to find their parents, fulfill their destinies and heal a rift in time.

Publisher: Viz Media

Writer: Takashi Shiina

Art: Takashi Shiina

My Thoughts:

Yashahime Princess Half-Demon is the second manga that I have touched. And I have since asked myself why haven’t I picked up mangas before? YashaHime is filled with action and some unexpected humor. What I also love is that both InuYasha and YashaHime are popular television series, which I most probably will delve into at some point.

A little side note, there has been some controversy around Sesshomaru and Rin’s relationship due to the age difference. InuYasha, the original story takes place during the Sengoku period. Being in a relationship in that era at such a young age, well. It wasn’t taboo.

The ARC from Netgalley was not great in terms of the quality of the images based on what I have seen on VIZ media’s site. However, it was a good read for me. And I am sure it will be for those new to manga as well.

Score: 8