Kubota Corporation, a company that specializes in manufacturing agricultural equipment, has teamed up with Japanese publishers Shogakukan in a rice-appreciation promotion that stretches verbal punnery to its absolute limits and that includes a music video mash-up featuring scenes from 5 romantic comedy manga engraved on 137 grains of rice. Hit the jump to learn more.
Anime's original horned darling is taking her show on the road for Urusei Yatsura's 40th anniversary. The series's pop-up shop will be traveling across Japan, starting with Osaka next month. Find out more after the jump!
The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards went down at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 this weekend, and the festivities included Rumiko Takahashi being formally inducted into the Hall of Fame. Read on for more.
Want to show your old-school fandom while retaining some summer flare? The new Urusei Yatsura annivesrary collection features six summery pieces, including an image necklace, skirt, and floral-print dress. Hit the jump to check them out!
Fans of Rumiko Takahashi's sci-fi romance caper Urusei Yatsura have some new goodies coming their way! To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Union Creative is releasing pins and bags featuring art of Lum and her friends from the series. Find out where to reserve yours after the jump.
Discotek Media hopped on Facebook for another slew of release plans, including the announcement of the Cinderella Boy anime. Straight from the mind of Monkey Punch, creator of Lupin the Third, the complete 2003 Cinderella Boy TV anime is coming to DVD on February 27, 2018. Read on for details.
Niigata residents unite! Idol group NGT48 and manga artist Rumiko Takahashi (RIN-NE, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2) have teamed up for a Japanese home video DVD & Bluray release featuring recordings of live concert performances that celebrate NGT48's first year as an idol group. Hit the jump to learn more.
"Darling!" One of the newest additions to Good Smile Company's line of Nendoroid toys is a non-scale version of Lum, the tiger bikini clad, lighting-zapping alien princess from Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Discotek had a slate of new licenses to announced at this weekend's Otakon. including 1974 anime Charge Man Ken, which they're calling "the worst anime ever...or the best?," 1982 Captain Harlock origin story movie Arcadia of My Youth and 1984 Mamoru Oshii directed movie Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, as well the additions of 1997 special Island of Assassins (aka In Memory of the Walther P38) and 2003 Operation Return the Treasure to their Lupin III library.
Shogakukan-Shueisha's limited edition, life-sized, 1:1 scale figures of Lum Invader from Rumiko Takahashi's classic sci fi romance comedy manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura, will be available for pre-order beginning January 22, 2016, at 12:00 PM JST. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
Japanese publisher Shogakukan has released the "Urusei Yatsura Perfect Color Edition", a 2 volume book set totalling more than 600 pages that reproduces all of the full color pages of Rumiko Takahashi's classic sci-fi romantic comedy, Urusei Yatsura, as they originally appeared in issues of Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Hit the jump to learn more.
A series of petite gashapon toys designed to decorate your desktop with characters from Rumiko Takahashi's classic manga and anime, Urusei Yatsura, is coming soon to capsule toy machines throughout Japan. Hit the jump to check them out.