A new key visual and more characters were also unveiled
At long last, we finally have a premiere date for the rebooted Urusei Yatsura TV anime, adapting some "all-star" stories from Rumiko Takahashi's original manga. Alongside the date, a new trailer and visual were released alongside the announcement of more cast members joining the already stellar line-up of voices for the Noitamina show.
Joining the cast of Urusei Yatsura is Wataru Takagi as Cherry. Takagi is best known as the voice of Okuyasu Nijimura in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable and Obito Uchiha in Naruto. Also revealed was Miyuki Sawashiro as the voice of Sakura. Sawashiro is known as the voice of Sinon in Sword Art Online, Sakura Suzuhara in the Rebuild of Evangelion films, and much more. Character visuals for both new cats additions were released.
Keijo!!!!!!!! director Hideya Takahashi will be helming the series as director alongside Yasuhiro Kimura (2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team) with character designs by Naoyuki Asano (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) and series compositions written by Yuko Kakihara (The aquatope on white sand). The animation will be produced at david production.
The original multi-award-winning Urusei Yatsura manga series by Rumiko Takahashi ran from September 1978 to February 1987, inspiring a 195-episode TV anime series that was broadcast from October 1981 to March 1986, with director Mamoru Oshii helming the first 106 episodes as well as the first two films. Four more films were produced as well as 12 OVA's for the series after the TV broadcast ended, with the last OVA being released on December 23, 2008. Viz Media releases the Urusei Yatsura manga in English, describing the first volume as such:
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum’s horns in ten days—or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn’t make Ataru’s job any easier. 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 beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!
Urusei Yatsura is scheduled to air its first part on Fuji TV's Noitamina block in October 2022 over four seasons with certain all-star stories from the original manga set to be adapted.
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