Yup, it was Kaye. He returned to the role after a near fifteen year absence.So I see I wasn't going crazy when Miroku shows up later on and is clearly NOT voiced by Kirby Morrow, when I was positive it was him in this first episode. So sorry to hear about what happened to him.
Also, I'm almost positive David Kaye is back (on loan from John Oliver I guess) as Sesshomaru, which I was delighted to hear.
Which is why this episode had graphic scenes of people being decapitated and reduced to a pile of bones.
That's Japan for you. Where violence in children's cartoons is perfectly okay. At least there's very little blood in this series. We see how so many Japanese children's cartoons are banished to Adult Swim and don't get to be shown on American children's television.
About the names over the characters thing. If you thought that MHA was bad about that, this show is even more egregious. I guess Japanese television producers think kids are really dumb or something.
Okay, bear in mind that this sequel is actually for a different audience than the original in mind. The original was a shonen with a mostly female following (at least in America), The creators of this show state that they are actually are trying to aim it at little girls. In America, it seems to be aimed at 30ish year old nostalgic women (hence some forced s bombs in a little girl's show). A great deal of the disappointment, anger, and backlash of anime fans is because the nostalgic adult crowd has higher expectations for the show, rather than the lightweight, little girl show we actually got. It seems fans who know the intent of the series are more forgiving. As for if the "it's for kids" excuse justifies the writing decisions, we'll have to wait and see. Considering this episode was a nostalgic OG Inuyasha throwback, this episode is not much like the actual rest of the show at all. Let's see how people react to the real premiere next week.
Then why does the promo say TV-MA, a rating the original show never got IIRC? Either it's a mistake or there's at least one episode with a content level above the original series.The level of action and violence in this show is roughly the same as before.
At least this show isn't 200 episodes long.The real big problem that Yashahime has is the thing that lots of people criticized Inuyasha back in the day for. The plot never seems to advance at all. Remember how the Inuyasha-Kagome-Kikyo love triangle never seemed to resolve or Naraku just wouldn't die? Yashahime has that problem in spades and even worse because it doesn't even have a manga it needs to stay behind.
Well, it's not like we've never tried to market R-rated movies to kids before.My favorite recent culture difference thing between Japan and America is in America, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is rated R while the movie got a McDonalds Happy Meal tie-in in Japan.
Then why does the promo say TV-MA, a rating the original show never got IIRC? Either it's a mistake or there's at least one episode with a content level above the original series.
Okay, I've been looking around and trying to find where I found the claim that Yashahime was aimed at a young female audience and it's the reliable, no citation required source known as TVTropes, even attributing this factoid to Rumiko Takahaki, who has little actual creative involvement and using the fact that it is aimed at Pokemon as evidence. There are some violent scenes in Yashahime, but I don't remember as much blood so this claim seemed plausible. I always found the "it's for little girls" something the defenders say rather than detractors. Maybe the inevitable Yashahime manga will prove if it's aimed at a male or female audience.
At least this show isn't 200 episodes long.
Well, it's not like we've never tried to market R-rated movies to kids before.
In Japan, Seth MacFarlane's Ted and its sequel were marketed to children as well as adults.My favorite recent culture difference thing between Japan and America is in America, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train is rated R while the movie got a McDonalds Happy Meal tie-in in Japan.