The new Urusei Yatsura anime is set up for a four cours run, and the second kicked off in January with its simulcast running on HIDIVE. That means it’s time to look forward to a whole slew of new episodes, some titles for which have been teased in a new video from the official noitaminA YouTube channel.
Check out an early peek at some of the episode titles below, and read on for details.
Among the upcoming episodes are “That Mizunokoji Boy,” which covers a four-part story from the manga that introduces Mendo’s rival Tobimaro Mizunokoji and his sister Asuka. “Family Feud!!” introduces a girl named Ryunosuke Fujinami, whose father forces her to live as a boy so she can inherit the family business.
Then we have “Indelible Lipstick Magic,” featuring a lipstick that forces its wearers to kiss. Naturally, Lum is responsible for its creation. The manga story was previously adapted into the original anime’s 110th episode.
“Drunken Boogie” finds Lum and Ten getting drunk on pickled plums and wreaking havoc, while “Decisive Battle! Tomobiki Queen Contest” likely references the Miss Tomobiki Contest that has girls from the series competing to be the most popular at school.
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