The beloved 1978 manga series of Rumiko Takahashi has secured a new TV show in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday. The reboot of Urusei Yatsura is much awaited and the hype continues as the upcoming project reveals new key visuals, teaser trailer, and casting details.
In a report from Comic Natalie, Urusei Yatsura’s new anime reboot will be having new cast members with Maaya Uchida to voice Shinobu Miyake, and Mamoru Miyano to play Shutaro Mendo. Uchida is known for her projects such as My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom, and Promised Neverland, and Miyano for his works on Death Note, Chihayafuru, and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
The announcement comes with the character art along with the respective voice artist. A new teaser is also released featuring the lead character of the anime show, Lum, a glimpse of what she would look like after years from when it last aired as an anime adaptation in 1981 to 1986. The series adaptation of Urusei Yatsura will be produced by David Animation and staffed by veterans who created JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.
The classic series Urusei Yatsura will be back on a brand-new project as part of the commemoration of Shogakukan’s milestone of their 100th anniversary. It is written by Rumiko Takahashi who has been one of the most notable in the field of manga having one of the longest runs in his career and producing famous titles such as RIN-NE, Inuyasha, Ranma ½, and Maison Ikkoku.
Urusei Yatsura was published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1978 to 1987 where it had 374 chapters compiled into 34 tankōbon volumes. The title got an anime adaptation produced by Kitty Films from 1981 to 1986 having 195 all in all. It also had 12 OVAs and six films. It was that big that it has been a classic title over the years.
Urusei Yatsura is yet to have a definite release date but it will surely be out this year, 2022.