Hong Kong content distributor MediaLink Entertainment Limited‘s Ani-One YouTube channel announced on Thursday that it will stream the second season of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han’yō no Yasha Hime) anime spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi‘s InuYasha series on October 2 at 2:30 p.m. IST. The channel also began streaming the second season of the television anime adaptation of the city of Tajimi’s promotional manga Let’s Make a Mug Too (Yakunara Mug Cup Mo) on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. IST.
Alongside India and Hong Kong, Ani-One will stream both the anime in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, the Philippines, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Fiji, Guam, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Island, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Ani-One will stream Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act in Mongolia, Seychelles, New Caledonia, and Northern Mariana Island as well. The company will also stream Let’s Make a Mug Too in Nauru.
Ani-One describes Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act:
Second season of the sequel to the classic anime! Will Setsuna be saved? How will the adventure of those three girls with demon blood go? And what is the status for those characters from the classic series?
Are these questions going to be answered in this season?!
Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon – The Second Act (Hanyō no Yashahime: Ni no Shō), the second season, will premiere on Yomiuri TV and NTV on October 2.
Zettai Karen Children manga creator Takashi Shiina is drawing a manga adaptation of the anime that launched on September 25.
The first season of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon anime premiered in Japan in October 2020. Ani-One streamed the anime in India as it aired in Japan. Netflix began streaming the anime in India on May 1.
Takahashi launched the original InuYasha manga in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1996, and ended it in 2008. Viz Media licensed and published all 56 volumes of the manga in North America.
The 167-episode InuYasha anime series based on the manga ran from 2000-2004. A 26-episode sequel anime titled InuYasha: The Final Act then ran from 2009-2010. The series has inspired four movies and a 30-minute anime short. Viz Media began releasing the anime on Blu-ray Disc in 2019.
The second season of Let’s Make a Mug Too premiered on October 1. The main cast and staff are returning for the new season.
The first season premiered on April 2 and aired for 12 episodes. Ani-One streamed the season in India as it aired in Japan.
The cast includes Minami Tanaka as pottery novice Himeno Toyokawa, Yū Serizawa as Himeno’s classmate and the pottery club’s mood-maker Mika Kukuri, Yūki Wakai as the anime and game fan Naoko Naruse who spends all her time at the club for some reason, and Rina Honnizumi as the club president Toko Aoki who has enjoyed pottery since she was little. Other cast members include Kaito Ishikawa as Himeno’s father Tokishirō Toyokawa, Rin Mizuhara as Himeno’s grandmother Sachie Tokikawa, and Mana Ogawa as ceramics club adviser Mami Koizumi.
The anime’s new cast members for the second season include: Aya Uchida as Rio Matsuse, Sally Amaki as Jimena Valdez, and Ari Ozawa as Himena Tokikawa.
The Mug-Mo unit – composed of the main characters’ voice actresses Minami Tanaka, Yū Serizawa, Yūki Wakai, and Rina Honnizumi – return to perform the second season’s opening theme song “Muchū no Saki e” (Onward Toward Devotion). Aya Uchida performs the ending theme song “Yellow Canary.”
Jun Kamiya (Blue Seed, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Kingdom) is directing the anime at Nippon Animation. Naruhisa Arakawa (Active Raid, Twin Star Exorcists, This Art Club Has a Problem!) is writing and supervising the series scripts. Ayano Yoshioka is designing the characters and also serving as the chief animation director. Tajimi and its tourism association are both collaborating on the anime.
The manga’s English website describes the manga:
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery, and many restaurants that serve food on Minoware dishes.
The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramic?
The manga launched in 2012, and updates four times a year. The manga also has a four-panel spinoff manga titled Naoko no Kobachi. A separate manga adaptation for the anime launched on Akita Shoten‘s free manga website “Manga Cross” on January 28. Original creator Osamu Kashiwara is writing the story for the new manga.