Urusei Yatsura Season 2 release date predictions: Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2 All-Stars in 2023?

Lum, the Invader Girl 2022 Season 2
It’s predicted that the Urusei Yatsura Season 2 release date will be in 2023 based on the production schedule of the animation studio. Pic credit: Studio David Production

The Urusei Yatsura Season 2 anime TV show is confirmed to be releasing in the future. But when exactly will Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2 come out?

The Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot is confirmed by Fuji Creative Corporation to be broadcasting for a full year. There will be 46 episodes in total released as four cours.

What’s a “cour,” you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting.

In this case, Urusei Yatsura 2022 Season 2 is apparently not being treated as a split-cour anime (as in, Urusei Yatsura 2022 Part 2). On July 14, 2022, Crunchyroll News confirmed that the “all-star” Urusei Yatsura Season 1 will be released as two consecutive cours.

Urusei Yatsura trailer PV 1 was released on May 19, 2022.

The Urusei Yatsura 2022 release date is confirmed for October 2022. Thus, the first season’s finale, Urusei Yatsura Episode 24, should release in March 2023. (This article will be updated with the exact premiere dates when they’re announced.)

Official sources have not yet confirmed whether or not Urusei Yatsura Season 2 will adapt the two remaining cours. It’s possible that cour 4 will officially be considered Urusei Yatsura Season 3, although that possibility seems unlikely.

Key visual from Urusei Yatsura
Lum and Ataru lookin at each other in Urusei Yatsura. Pic credit: David Productions

The Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot is being animated by Studio David Production, which is best known for producing the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series.

In recent times, the studio also rebooted the Spriggan anime for Netflix. Netflix’s JoJo Stone Ocean Part 2 release date was in September 2022.

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As for the future, the Fire Force Season 3 anime TV show is confirmed to be in production. In 2023, JoJo Stone Ocean Part 3 should finish Jolyne Cujoh’s story only to leave fans eagerly awaiting the JoJo Part 7 release date.

The Urusei Yatsura Season 2 staff hasn’t been announced. Presumably, there should be few changes, if any, to the main staff.

For the first season, the Urusei Yatsura reboot was helmed by directors Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura. In the past, they worked together on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind anime. Takahiro Kamei (Episode director for Fire Force, JoJo Part 5) is serving as the series director.

Writer Yuko Kakihara (Cells at Work, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun) wrote the series scripts. Artist Naoyuki Asasno (Osomatsu series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time) was in charge of character design. Masaru Yokoyama is composing the music.

The Urusei Yatsura Season 2 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme song music haven’t been announced yet.

This article provides everything that is known about Urusei Yatsura Season 2 (Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

Lum the Invader Girl Season 2 release date predictions: Is Fall 2023 likely?

As of the last update, Studio David Production, Fuju TV, or any company related to the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the Urusei Yatsura Season 2 release date. However, the production of Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2 has been announced as part of the Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot.

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Once the news is officially confirmed this article will be updated with the relevant information.

In the meantime, it’s possible to speculate about when the Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2 release date will occur in the future.

The premiere time frame is mostly dependent on the production schedule of Studio David Production. Good producers will often plan for cours to be split up in order to ensure that the animation quality remains high.

We can look at how David Production handled the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean anime as an example. The first cour was released in Japan in January 2022, whereas cour 2 came out in October 2022. (Keep in mind that Netflix was internationally streaming the episodes early.)

Based on the assumption that the Lum, the Invader Girl 2022 anime will have a similar six-month broadcasting break, it’s predicted that the Urusei Yatsura Season 2 release date will be in October 2023, the Fall 2023 anime season.

Lum and Sumire Uesaka
Picture of voice actress Sumire Uesaka alongside Lum, the character she will play in the new anime. Pic credit: @uy-allstars.com

Crunchyroll’s Urusei Yatsura English dub release date predictions

The star-studded Japanese cast for the Urusei Yatsura 2022 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

In the past, a Urusei Yatsura English dub was released as a rare VHS tape in North America by AnimEigo. The original dubbed version was translated into English as Those Obnoxious Aliens, but only the first two episodes were ever dubbed.

Additionally, Animax Asia produced a Urusei Yatsura English dub in Hong Kong titled Alien Musibat. Alaskan local TV also produced its own English dub called Cosma the Invader Girl. Unfortunately, none of those episodes survived long enough to make it onto the internet.

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However, in early 2021 Crunchyroll released the English dubs for the six Urusei Yatsura movies. Thus, it’s possible Crunchyroll will be producing the Urusei Yatsura 2022 English dub.

Note: This article will be updated once the Lum, the Invader Girl English dub release date is announced.

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

Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot will not adapt the entire Lum, the Invader Girl manga

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.

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.

The Urusei Yatsura manga inspired a 195-episode TV anime series, OVA episodes, and multiple movies. The original anime TV adaptation was broadcast from October 1981 through March 1986. produced by Studio Pierrot (Episodes 1-106) and Studio DEEN (Episodes 107-195).

The Urusei Yatsura reboot was intended to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Shogakukan’s founding. Thus, Urusei Yatsura 2022 will only adapt select stories in relation to the original TV series, not the entire story.

However, if the first season and Urusei Yatsura Season 2 of the reboot prove to be popular enough it wouldn’t be surprising if Urusei Yatsura Season 3 is renewed for production. Stay tuned!

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