Funimation reveals dub cast for Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Funimation announced the English voice actors for the three main characters of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon on Monday. Erica Mendez will play Towa Higurashi, Kira Buckland will play Setsuna, and Morgan Berry will play Moroha. The dub will stream on Funimation. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Yashahime debuted worldwide on October 3, 2020. The English subtitled version is currently streaming on Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu. It is a spinoff of Rumiko Takahashi’s Inuyasha, which ran for 167 episodes and was followed up with the 26-episode sequel, Inuyasha: The Final Act.
All of the characters from the original series make appearances in the first episode, but their involvement in the rest of the story remains unclear. There is currently no information regarding whether the original English voice cast is returning to reprise their roles.
Moneca Stori who voiced Kagome and David Kaye who voiced Sesshomaru did not return for Inuyasha: The Final Act. They were replaced by Kira Tozer and Michael Daingerfield respectively. Stori was offered the role, but turned it down because of her retirement. Kaye expressed interested, but couldn’t take the role because he no longer lives in Canada where the dub was produced by The Ocean Group.
Fans speculate that he could return for Yashahime because the dub is being produced in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. However, this could pose a problem for the Canadian cast members. The union status of the original cast has also been brought up as a potential barrier for their return.
New episodes of Yashahime are available subtitled on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu every Saturday.