The official website of the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura has revealed that the series will air this October. In addition, the site has also released a brand new visual, the main cast, staff, and promotional video.
The upcoming adaptation will air for a total of 4 cours/seasons.
The main cast of the upcoming anime has been announced:
- Hiroshi Kamiya (Koyomi Araragi in Bakemonogatari) leads the cast as Ataru Moroboshi
- Sumire Uesaka (Hayase Nagatoro in Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san) as Lum
- Maaya Uchida (Rikka Takanashi from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as Shinobu Miyake
- Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou Okabe from Steins;Gate) will voice the role of Shutaro Mendo
- Wataru Takagi (Genta Kojima in Detective Conan) as Sakuranbo
- Miyuki Sawashiro (Celty Sturluson from Durarara!!) as Sakura
The leading members of the anime’s production staff include:
- Director: Hideya Takahashi (Fantasista Stella, Keijo!!!!!)
- Director and Series Composer: Yasuhiro Kimura (JoJo: Golden Wind, Sansha Sanyou)
- Series Director: Takahiro Kamei (JoJo: Golden Wind and Fire Force! Episode Director)
- Anime Character Designer: Naoyuki Asano (Osomatsu-san, Saint Oniisan)
- Music Composer: Masaru Yokoyama (Plastic Memories, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso )
- Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami (Fate/Zero, Kill la Kill)
- Animation Studio: David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fire Force!)
Here is the first promotional video for the Urusei Yatsura anime:
Urusei Yatsura is a Sci-Fi, romantic comedy manga written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. The series ran from 1978 till 1987 in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine for a total of 34 volumes. The manga has over 35 million copies in circulation, boasting a large popular following and winning numerous awards, including the 1980 Shogakukan Manga Award. The series received its first TV anime adaptation in 1981, running for 195 episodes. The series was directed by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) and produced by Studio Pierrot (Bleach, Naruto). The manga also received many anime films and OVA adaptations in the years following the TV anime’s debut.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Not much is notable about the lecherous Ataru Moroboshi, but his extraordinary bad luck sticks out like the horns in an alien’s head. When Earth is threatened by a fleet of alien invaders known as the Oni, Ataru is selected to represent humanity in a duel against one of them. It’s a stroke of rare luck for Ataru that the duel is in fact a game of tag, and that his opponent is Lum, daughter of the Oni’s leader, who places her personal dignity above victory—as Ataru finds out by seizing Lum’s bikini top and with it, victory.
However, misfortune kicks in again when Lum mistakes Ataru’s promise to marry his girlfriend, Shinobu Miyake, as the desire to wed Lum herself, and decides she rather likes the idea. Wielding her influence as an alien princess, she moves in with him. Forced to deal with the consequences of his womanizing ways, Ataru must balance his crumbling relationship with Shinobu while keeping Lum happy, all the while flirting with every woman he meets.
The upcoming TV anime adaptation of Urusei Yatsura will premiere this October, during the 2022 Fall/Autumn anime season.
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