Beloved Vintage Anime, Urusei Yatsura, Announces 2022 Comeback with 4 Cours

Rumiko Takahashi, the famed creator of Inuyasha, had first garnered attention with the Urusei Yatsura series. The story of the perverted high schooler and an alluring alien girl had captured the attention of fans in the 1980s.

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On Shogakukan’s 100th anniversary, the acclaimed series is receiving a new anime adaptation. Rife with ecchi jokes and puns, it won’t take long for this anime and its characters to become your sweethearts.

Urusei Yatsura’s new anime adaptation will be released in 2022. Although a definite release date has not been announced yet, the staff members have revealed that the anime will receive four cours.

Four cours equal a year’s worth of airing. The first cour will premiere in 2022, but the following ones might not be released consecutively.

A new teaser was released featuring Lum and Ataru, the two main characters bickering in the background. The teaser reveals the new cast and staff details.

TV anime “Urusei Yatsura” lifted teaser PV

Two awesome voice actors are making it to the cast list for the legendary anime’s renewed version:

CharacterCastOther Works
Ataru MoroboshiHiroshi KamiyaLevi (Attack on Titan)
LumSumire UesakaNagatoro (Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro )
Beloved Vintage Anime, Urusei Yatsura, Announces 2022 Comeback with 4 Cours
Urusei Yatsura Visual | Source: Official Website
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Studio David production is animating Urusei Yatsura’s upcoming anime. It has also received some of the best staff members which include:

PositionStaffOther Works
Director 1Hideya TakahashiJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Director 2Yasuhiro Kimura2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team
Series ScriptYuuko KakiharaCells at Work!
Character DesignerNaoyuki AsanoMr. Osomatsu

A new illustration by Rumiko Takahashi shows Lum and Ataru:

Beloved Vintage Anime, Urusei Yatsura, Announces 2022 Comeback with 4 Cours
Urusei Yatsura | Source: Official Website
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Urusei Yatsura kickstarted Takahashi-sensei’s career before she produced blockbusters like Inuyasha and Ranma ½. A comeback of this vintage anime is the best New Years’ gift one could hope for.

The upcoming anime will adapt selected parts from the manga.

Although 350+ chapters are a lot to adapt, I hope they cover the major arcs of the series. Urusei Yatsura is a beloved franchise, and I am simply waiting for all of its gag sequences to get animated again.

About Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura is a manga series by Rumiko Takahashi. It has a total of 374 chapters and was published from 1978 to 1987. Its anime adaptation received 195 episodes from 1981 to 1986. A new anime adaptation with selected stories began airing in October 2022.

In the series, a humanoid alien race invades the Earth but agrees that if the protagonist wins in a game of tag, they will leave it unharmed. Ataru wins against the alien girl, Lum.

Lum misunderstands and thinks Ataru is proposing marriage, and starts living with him and joins his high school. Ataru is a trouble magnet and gets stuck in weird situations pretty often.

Source: Official Website


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