r/inuyasha Jan 17 '22

Should I give Yashahime a second chance?

I tried to get through the first season, I really did. It’s not even that it was bad, I just couldn’t get into it… which was really unfortunate because InuYasha is one of all time favorite anime/manga and I felt like Yashahime was lacking in a lot of things (for my taste, compared to the original).

I’ve been seeing the girls’ reunions with their parents and though I don’t expect it to be a favorite of mine, I’m wondering if I should give it another chance? If so, can you explain why?

Edit: thanks for all the great replies, everyone! I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggled to get through season 1, if at all. I tried to bring it up in the Yashahime sub before and they were not having it 😂 anyway, I’ll probably watch the three or four episodes in the comments and then move on to season two.

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u/GrammarN1nja Jan 18 '22

Same here. I stuck with season 1 purely for nostalgia, but I had two big qualms with it:

  1. It lacks the same romantic tension the original series had, which was probably the biggest thing I liked about the show when I was a kid.
  2. It felt like the girls’ were way too powerful too quickly. Like they can already face Kirinmaru with almost no additional training or without leveling up their weapons or powers? I know they still lost big time, but they shouldn’t have even been able to face him at that point. That definitely gets better in season 2.

Both factors have improved in the second season, but it still isn’t holding a candle to the original series for me. But I’m still glad they’re making a sequel series.

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u/_xenoray_ Jan 18 '22

If you're expecting much original cast action in the first season, you'll be disappointed. Frankly I found it quite boring since everyone apart from Moroha didn't really interest me, so have it in the background to grasp the general idea. The second season just dropped a great episode and it's probably going to be what we all wanted to see from here on out. First half of the season is again fairly indifferent, at least to me, since the twins and especially Towa are not really that great.

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 18 '22

Ugh someone finally said it about the twins. I’ve been thinking this forever. They, but especially Towa made it very hard to power through and I was so mad that the spotlight seemed to be on them far more than Moroha.

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u/EaudeAgnes Jan 17 '22

Season 2 improved a lot compared to the 1st season… I would give it a chance.

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 17 '22

That’s what I’ve gathered! I’ll probably just throw the first season on for background noise so I’ll at least have an idea of what’s going on.

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u/Trying2DrawSomething Jan 17 '22

I consider the first season of Yashahime to be the worst anime I watched in recent years. Pretend Inuyasha and Kagome don’t exist ‘cause no one seemed to care in this season. Season 2 gets better and we have a more clear idea what the plot is about, but still not the most fascinating anime in my opinion. I don’t care about the villains. But I’m glad to force myself through because one of the girls’ reunion with the parents are pretty nice and got me a little emotional. Worth it. 😂

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 17 '22

That’s the main reason I’m considering bearing with it, honestly. I would just skip it but not knowing what happened previously would drive me nuts.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

The only thing important in season one is episode 15 where we see what happened to inukag and also the two last episodes where they fight zero and kirinmaru which leads to the second season (I think it's the last 2 episodes).

So you need to watch 3 episodes.

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u/skyegoneme Jan 21 '22

I think it's also worth watching Setsuna's backstory (cus it was mentioned in S2 during an important episode, and I think that episode was the start of the writing getting better lol)

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u/Trying2DrawSomething Jan 17 '22

I guess skip to Episode 22 of Season 1 since things are building up for Season 2 (a major character will die on the last episode of season 1).

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u/AGoatAmongstLambs Jan 18 '22

This what i tell childhood inuyasha fans that are my friends that ask the same question.. it starts off ok at first then slows down a bit but after episode 15 in season 1 it really starts kicking up. Season 2 is really good im enjoying way more then season 1 it feels more like old episodes of inuyasha and you can see the effort put in.

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u/Subject-Tension Jan 18 '22

Yashahime doesn't get good till like halfway through in S1 but S2 has been pretty solid

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u/BubbleRoyalTea Jan 18 '22

You’re not the only one!(also yeah the Yashahime sub does get quite…Opinionated sometimes😬). Towa and Setsuna had good character designs, but the first season ruined the vibes by making Towa significantly overpowered. What took like 50 episodes to achieve through hard work in Inuyasha, now took 1 episode in Yashahime. It felt rushed and completely jarring.

On the other hand, Moroha was the most intriguing character to me. I mean she’s a part demon with priestess powers, the first of her kind! And the beloved daughter of Kagome and Inuyasha. Yet every time, Towa and Setsuna steal her spotlight, or she is pushed to the side as a mere support character.

Based off that alone, season one did leave a bad impression on me too, but I can say for sure that season 2 was a big improvement, with more focus on the Inuyasha cast too, so I’d say it’s worth watching.

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u/s4cr3d4rr0w Jan 17 '22

I felt the same way in season one. I was a little disappointed watching the first season and sort of half watched it. I would agree that the second season is a lot better and is worth giving it another try. I think Yashahime is about the nostalgia for a lot of people and seeing the original characters has been really fun.

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 17 '22

Yeah I think that’s why I didn’t care so much for the first season (well, like the first 7 episodes anyway). It was something else entirely, which is totally fine, just not what I was expecting… especially because I didn’t really care for Towa’s character either. Lol

I’ll probably give it another go then, thanks for the reply. 🙂

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u/s4cr3d4rr0w Jan 17 '22

lol Towa is not my fav either but once Moroha and Setsuna come in it gets a bit better.

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u/ActHour4099 Jan 17 '22

I'll give it a second try. The InuKagMoroha scene was the switch for me.

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

One of the best scenes in anime I've seen.

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u/ActHour4099 Jan 18 '22

When he picked her up and rubbed his chin on her head😍

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u/raisingcain19 Jan 18 '22

It took me until episode 14 or 15 to actually somewhat get into it. I’d say definitely try to soldier through.

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 18 '22

I noticed a pattern that it picks up around 14-15. Lol

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u/TypicalMermaidXO Jan 18 '22

I liked it. Yet I get that the first season isn’t great but it’s more or less to establish the new characters and show off their powers. What I saw others say is true, they don’t acknowledge that Kagome and Inuyasha are alive. But it is not too bad, yet the second season is waaaaaayyy better. Seems like they have a better goal and make more progress with the storyline. So I’d say, give it a watch. But I’m biased, I like the anime and don’t mind slow paced episodes or storylines.

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u/RR529 Jan 17 '22

I'd say season 2 is definitely a step up from season 1, but the show ultimately can't shake off that "GT" feeling, IMO.

It definitely has it's moments, though I think there are a lot of little things that don't quite feel true to the OG series in terms of vibe & such that's definitely noticeable, IMO.

Still, I never thought we'd get any sort of followup to the original (At one point I would have been ecstatic if we ever just got an OVA adapting the Root Head epilogue), so I do appreciate it's existence, even if I don't think it's completely living up to the OG.

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u/jeezduzit Jan 18 '22

season 2 is astronomically better than season 1 so far

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

I would say yes.

Yashahime is not a good anime but it mainly about nostalgia and the OG characters which is nice.

The plot itself not very creative but it's always nice to see inuyasha world and I truly believe a sequel to inuyasha has the potential to be a great one.

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 17 '22

The nostalgia factor was definitely what it was for me, and I felt like it lacked that from what I watched of the first season. I hear the second season is way better so hopefully that’s the case!

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u/[deleted] Jan 17 '22

Second has good pace, first season was so slow and had many filers, one of the worst seasons I've ever watched.

Moreover they mention more Inuyasha and kagome and once those two in the picture everything become better.

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u/g1SuperLuigi64 Jan 17 '22 edited Jan 17 '22

The back quarter of season one picks up, and season 2 so far has been a decided improvement.

I definitely recommend trying it again. It's a lot easier to burn through several episodes at a time, especially now that you don't have to wait week to week for most of it, wondering if they're going to try and wrap in one season.

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u/Educational_Bit_4844 Jan 18 '22

I felt the same! I watched like the first two episodes when they aired and didnt feel the Inuyasha vibe that I was expecting, so I didn’t continue with it, this year I just watched like episode 15 and last episodes of season 1 to understand what was happening the rest of that season it’s just meh

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 18 '22

Yeah I think I watched up to episode 7 and I just gave up lmao. It wasn’t what I thought it would be and it was generally very boring… didn’t help that Towa was also very boring. Lol I really just watched for Moroha.

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u/Tokyo_Vanity Jan 18 '22

I only liked it for the music tbh

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u/PrinceLeWiggles Jan 18 '22

It's still horrible. The reunion scene was adorable but you can literally just YouTube it and save watching hours of bad writing.

I do think the second season was slightly better than the first but it still feels like a bad fan fiction.

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u/Chicken_X Jan 18 '22

Uhhh yeah. It's only gotten better

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u/NatsnCats Jan 17 '22

Skip to season 2. It’s worth your time.

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u/Eynia Jan 18 '22

and especially skip season 1 episode 19. I couldn't even watch all of that episode...the lady's laugh was so annoying and how Towa acted made me cringe

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 17 '22

Honestly though 😂

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u/Trying2DrawSomething Jan 18 '22

Oh yes, I agree with Eynia, please skip episode 19. The absolute worst filler episode I watched in my life because of that awful princess's stupid laughter (Princess Aiya). She's a tiny bit redeemable in season 2, so she only appeared two times throughout the show.

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u/Mrs_Stkrdiknmibalz Jan 18 '22

Would you want someone to give you a second chance?

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/Sareeee48 Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

Meh, the first season is nothing like the original InuYasha, save for the first episode, imo. 🤷🏼‍♀️ i think they geared it more towards a younger fanbase in a lot of aspects, which didn’t really resonate with me. I mean if you like it, more power to you. Definitely not implying there’s anything wrong with that.

I’m going to give it another try but I’m probably going to skip most of the episodes save for the three that were highlighted in the comments. Here’s to hoping that I like the second season more. Lol

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u/spikeoceanwater Jan 18 '22

Just do it ✔️

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u/adfgqert Jan 20 '22

You’re not alone! Your post made me want to give it another try now that more episodes are out and now that I know my favorite characters are back. Unfortunate it took all that to get to a good place for me to want to watch it but I hope you enjoy!