Three more voice cast members are getting in on the new Urusei Yatsura anime in 2023. The latest to join the adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi’s classic series are Aoi Yuki as Lum’s cousin Ten, Ayahi Takagaki as a female student being raised as a boy and Shigeru Chiba as Ryunosuke’s father.
This marks a return to the series for Chiba, who also voiced Megane in the original Urusei Yatsura anime.
In addition to the cast, you can see a new trailer for the upcoming second cour, which features new opening theme “I Wanna Muchu feat. asmi, Threee” by MAISONdes. We’ll also get to find out what the new ending theme will be when the 12th episode airs in Japan on January 5.
The new anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi’s classic Urusei Yatsura manga previously announced plans to air over four cours (units of typically 11-14 episodes that make up one seasonal broadcast), with the first two airing consecutively starting in October 2022.
The series is being directed by Hideya Takahashi (Keijo!!!!!!!!) and Yasuhiro Kimura (2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team), with Yuko Kakihara (The aquatope on white sand) on series composition and Naoyuki Asano (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) on character designs at david production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure).
The Urusei Yatsura manga ran from 1978 to 1987, and was adapted into a 195-episode TV anime that aired in Japan from 1981 to 1986. Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii helmed the first 106 episodes of the anime and the first two of six films that were produced. The series also had 12 OVAs released after the end of the TV anime.
The new anime is streaming on HIDIVE. VIZ Media publishes the manga in English and describes it:
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!
Via Crunchyroll News