The anime reboot of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura romantic comedy manga will debut this October! In coincidence with the announcement, the anime’s first key visual, promotional video, and additional cast were also revealed.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Shogakukan since its establishment in 1922, the 4-cour anime is a completely new project that selects highlighted episodes from the Urusei Yatsura manga.
The series tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi, and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru’s wife after he accidentally proposes to her. Hiroshi Kamiya is newly cast as Ataru and Sumire Uesaka as Lum.
Two new cast members are also revealed, including Wataru Takagi as Cherry, and Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura.
▍Urusei Yatsura PV 1
▍Urusei Yatsura Story
In the series, Ataru Moroboshi’s supernatural encounters with the feminine kind all start when he’s chosen to play tag with an alien princess named Lum who invades the earth on her UFO. Ataru has ten days to touch Lum’s horns or aliens will take over the earth! As it turns out, the game of tag is only 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 crow goblin Princess Kurama!
▍Urusei Yatsura Staff
Original Works: Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura
Director: Hideya Takahashi
Series Composition: Yuuko Kakihara
Character Design: Naoyuki Asano
Sub-Character Design: Kazuhiro Takamura, Mikio
Mechanic Design: JNTHED, Yoshihiro Sono
Prop Design: Ryō Hirata
Art Design: Kaoru Aoki
Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
Color Key Artist: Ayaka Nakamura
CG Director: Kanji Ōshima
Director of Photography: Yuuichirou Nagata
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Animation: david production
▍Urusei Yatsura Cast
■ Ataru – CV: Hiroshi Kamiya
■ Lum – CV: Sumire Uesaka
■ Shinobu Miyake – CV: Maaya Uchida
■ Shūtarō Mendō – CV: Mamoru Miyano
■ Cherry – CV: Wataru Takagi
■ Sakura – CV: Miyuki Sawashiro