Urusei Yatsura 2022 release date for reboot revealed by trailer PV, key visual

Visuals from Urusei Yatsura anime
Lum and Ataru from Urusei Yatsura. Pic credit: David Production

Finally, after all these years, the reboot of Urusei Yatsura is coming to screens. The Urusei Yatsura 2022 release date is set for the Noitamina programming block on Fuji TV in October 2022.

The four-cour Urusei Yatsura anime will adapt selected stories from the manga. Notably, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the manga’s publisher, Shogakukan.

Along with the Urusei Yatsura trailer PV, the production team also released a key visual and information on the cast and staff members.

Here is the Urusei Yatsura PV trailer released by the production team on the Noitamina Youtube channel:

More about the anime

Urusei Yatsura 2022 will be directed by Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura, both well known for  JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, at David Production. Takahiro Kamei is serving as the series director.

Yuuko Kakihara is in charge of the series composition with Naoyuki Asano designing the characters. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

Other staff members include:

  • Sub-character design: Kazuhiro Takamura, Mikio
  • Mechanic design: JNTHED, Yoshihiro Sono
  • Prop design: Ryo Hirata
  • Art setting: Kaoru Aoki
  • Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
  • Color design: Ayaka Nakamura
  • CG Director: Kanji Oshima
  • Cinematographer: Yuichirou Nagata
  • Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Key visual from Urusei Yatsura
Lum and Ataru lookin at each other in Urusei Yatsura. Pic credit: David Production

The star-studded cast for the anime includes:

  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi
  • Sumire Uesaka as Lum
  • Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake
  • Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo 
  • Wataru Takagi as Cherry
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura

History of Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura is an award-winning romantic comedy manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga was first serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1978 to 1987. It inspired a 195-episode TV anime series by Kitty Films from 1981 to 1986. It also inspired many films and OVAs over the years.

Viz Media released the series in English in North America in the 1990s under the titles Lum and The Return of Lum. In 2019 they re-licensed the manga and began releasing 2-in-1 omnibus editions under its original title with new translations.

Viz describes the story as follows:

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!

For more information regarding the 2022 Urusei Yatsura TV anime, you can visit their official website.

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