In December, Japanese food company Acecook is releasing a pair of cup noodle style snacks which feature artwork based on the manga of Rumiko Takahashi and flavors that are popular in Takahashi's home town of Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
PAL Shop, an online store operated by Shogakukan-Shueisha, has announced the development of life-size figures of Lum Invader, the heroine and principal love-interest of Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and TV anime, Urusei Yatsura. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Osaka-based character figure company Xplus has started accepting pre-orders for its upcoming 40cm-tall figure of Lum, the main heroine of Rumiko Takahashi's popular comedy manga series in the 1980s, Urusei Yatsura, from its large size figure line Gigantic for a late September release. Check the details after the jump.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kuipo, a Japanese fashion company, American designer Anna Sui is collaborating with 7 different manga series (including "Princess Knight" and "Urusei Yatsura") to produce a line high-concept fashion accessories. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Ōizumi-gakuen Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan, has unveiled three new life-size statues of famous anime characters from such series as Astro Boy, Urusei Yatsura, and Galaxy Express 999. Hit the jump to learn more.
To promote the long-awaited release in Japan on January 21, 2015, Toho has posted three CMs for the upcoming Blu-ray disc of Mamoru Oshii's epoch-making anime film in 1984, Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer on its official YouTube channel. Check the clips and the latest information about the bonus content after the jump.
Toho has announced the long-awaited Blu-ray disc of Mamoru Oshii's 1984 anime film Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer will be finally released in Japan on January 21, 2015. The news was once announced in the end of 2008, but it was mysteriously cancelled (not postponed) due to "various reasons." Hit the jump for more details.
Hawaiian raised actress/model Sumire has been cast as Lum, the striped bikini clad alien/oni of Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga comedy Urusei Yatsura for Suntory's Regain energy drink. Check out the spots after the jump.
In honor of the classic comedy Urusei Yatsura's 2013 35th anniversary, manga author Rumiko Takahashi has supervised Kotobukiya's production of an ARTFX J 1/7th scale figure of tiger striped bikini clad oni heroine Lum. Get a look after the jump.
This weekend, over one hundred sake producers from across Niigata Prefecture will be bringing their brews to the annual Sake no jin sake festival in Niigata City. Niigata happens to be the home town of Rumiko Takahashi, and Fuji Shuzo will be honoring the legend with sake inspired by Lum from Takahashi's manga Urusei Yatsura. More after the jump.
Bandai's Creer Beaute announced the upcoming release of "Love Darling Cosmetic Series" , featuring products based on Rumiko Takahashi's 1978 – 1987 comedy Urusei Yatsura. Women in their late teens and twenties "like Lum-chan" will be able to find the products in Japanese drug stores starting July 19th. Pics after the jump.