Rumiko Takahashi’s classic anime and manga franchise will return for a new anime to celebrate its original publisher’s 100th anniversary, and now Urusei Yatsura has revealed the new series’ release window with a new trailer and a new poster that announces what is to come. As Shogakukan prepares to celebrate its huge anniversary, they’ve tapped into Rumiko Takahashi’s first major manga series for an all-new anime adaptation. The franchise has had a few anime over the years, but it’s been hard to look back and find all of those classic episodes or movies in stable, legal places.
This new Urusei Yatsura the anime promises to adapt selected stories from the manga series and is slated for four full episodes. That means at least a year of content from the new anime series (which will likely take breaks between each offering), and now you can get an idea of what that looks like as it gears up for an October release in the part of the increasingly competitive Fall 2022 anime schedule. Check out the trailer and poster for the new Urusei Yatsura below:
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Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura (who both worked on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) will direct the new anime for David Production, Yuuko Kakihara will handle the scripts for the series, Naoyuki Asano will design the characters, Masaru Yokohama will compose the music, and Kiyoshi Hirose will serve as editor. The series cast includes the previously announced Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi and Sumire Uesaka as Lum, and now includes the additions of Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake, Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo, Wataru Takagi as Cherry, and Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura.
Viz Media is currently publishing Urusei Yatsura in English (since classic anime is hard to view legally), and they describe the manga as such, “Revisit the acclaimed romantic comedy about an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful alien princess from space…In the series , Ataru Moroboshi’s supernatural encounters with the female gender all begin when he is chosen to play tag with an alien princess named Lum who is invading earth on her UFO. Ataru has ten days to touch Lum’s horns or aliens will take over the earth! de tag is just the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like the beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy raven goblin princess Kurama!”
What do you think? What do you think of Urusei Yatsura getting this major anime reboot? How do you like the look of this one so far? What are you hoping to see in action? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!