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.
New information is now available about Shogakukan-Shueisha's limited edition series of life-sized, 1:1 scale figures of Lum Invader from Urusei Yatsura, including the size of the production run and the price of an individual figure. Hit the jump to learn more, datcha.
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.