Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Lands Uru for Its Ending Theme


Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, the long-awaited spin-off to classic anime series Inuyasha, will premiere on October 2, 2020. As with many new series, it’ll have its own licensed opening and ending themes. Japanese vocalist Uru has announced that she’ll be performing her newest single, “Break,” for the ending.

The announcement of her involvement with Yashahime was made on Uru’s official site and spread via Twitter:

Yashahime is a spin-off of Inuyasha, a series from Ranma 1/2 creator Rumiko Takahashi. Inuyasha ran from 1996 through to 2008, and starred Kagome Higurashi, a modern-day schoolgirl magically transported to feudal-era Japan, where she encounters half-demon warrior Inuyasha. The two travel together to recover a sacred jewel before it can be taken by a demon lord.

Yashahime stars the descendants of characters from the series, most prominently the twin daughters of Sesshoumaru, Towa and Setsuna. Accompanying them is their cousin Moroha, daughter of Kagome and Inuyasha.

Uru is a pop singer signed to Sony Music. She first gained notoriety after starting a Youtube channel where she covered popular songs. Besides Yashahime, Uru has credits on several other anime series, performing themes for Granbelm, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These.

Check out her performances here:

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These OP – “Binary Star”

Granbelm ED – “Negai”

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans ED – “Freesia”

The Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon anime is produced by Sunrise and features involvement from the staff behind Inuyasha, including writing by Katsuyuki Sumisawa and music from Kaoru Wada. It begins airing on October 2, 2020, and is licensed for release by VIZ Media in North and Latin American territories. Check out the English-subtitled trailer for the series here.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.