Hearts of anime fans are going doki-doki now that the sequel to their beloved Inuyasha has been confirmed.

No was actually expecting a sequel. But the creator, Rumiko Takahashi, took to Twitter on August 2 and surprised everyone by announcing that there would be one.

The announcement features a short promotional clip, which offers fans a first look at the character designs of the new anime. The clip also contains a sneak peek into what type of action awaits fans once they witness the continuation of the old-school title. In a follow-up tweet, Rumiko Takahashi promises her fans to give out more details about the upcoming prequel on August 7.

Inuyasha was based on a Japanese manga series of the same name first serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1996. The manga, which concluded on June 18, 2008, was adapted into two anime series produced by Sunrise: Inuyasha, which aired from ran from 2000 to 2004 and its follow-up series, Inuyasha: The Final Act, running from late 2009 to early 2010.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon picks up several years after the events of the original anime, and will tell the story of Towa Higurashi, Setsuna, and Moroha.

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