As previously reported, manga author Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Zettai Karen Children) has been hired to illustrate the "comicalize" manga adaptation of the Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon TV anime for Shogakukan's Shonen Sunday S manga magazine, and to celebrate Shiina recently took to Twitter with an illustration paying homage to some of Rumiko Takahashi's other famous creations. Hit the jump to check it out.
The stars of Urusei Yatsura are getting their own line of eau de parfum and roll-on fragrances! From a bright and feminine scent for Lum to an unbreakable cologne for Ataru, each exemplifies their character. Take a peek at the new goods after the jump!
Snap a selfie with Lum, Ranma, and many more during TikTok's Rumic Festival event! Users of the short video platform in Japan will be able to use special filters to share the screen with Rumiko Takahashi's manga stars, and win autographed manga. Plus, baseball manga legend Mitsuru Adachi has his own TikTok event coming up. Find out about both after the jump!
The Yomiuri Shimbun online reported today that Japanese lyricist Akira Itou had passed away at the age of 80 from acute renal failure on May 15. Itou was most well-known around the world as the writer of "Lum's Love Song," the first opening theme to Urusei Yatsura, and had written over 1,000 anime songs, commercial jingles, and even J-pop tracks. More details after the jump.
Looking for something off the beaten track and maybe something a little older? Let's take a journey with Discotek and explore the world of older anime: movies, mechs, and more after the jump!
Before they gained acclaim through high-profile films, even the greatest of anime directors contributed to a variety of unlikely TV shows. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the small-screen origins of some of anime's greatest stars, and see how their roots helped shape their overall destinies!
If yesterday's Urusei Yatsura movie drop wasn't enough for you, Crunchyroll is coming through with the final three anime films this afternoon. Read on for details.
A trio of classic anime films based on Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga are about to join the Crunchyroll anime catalog. Starting today at 3:00pm Pacific Time, members can start watching the first three movies in the series. Read on for more.