The Urusei Yatsura Season 2 release date is confirmed for 1 PM EST on January 5, 2023.
Urusei Yatsura Episode 12 will be the first episode of the 2nd season. The Lum, the Invader Girl Season 2 anime TV show will have 12 episodes in total.
It’s already known that there will be four seasons in total, with Urusei Yatsura Season 4 finishing with Episode 46.
Want to watch Urusei Yatsura streaming? Unfortunately, the Lum, the Invader Girl anime series is a HIDIVE exclusive for English-speaking audiences. It’s also streaming internationally on bilibili.
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.
In this case, Urusei Yatsura 2022 Season 2 is not a split-cour anime (as in, Urusei Yatsura 2022 Part 2).
A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting.
On July 14, 2022, Crunchyroll News confirmed that the first 2 parts of “all-star” Urusei Yatsura 2022 will be released as two consecutive cours.
On December 26, 2022, HIDIVE announced that the 2nd cour will be considered to be Urusei Yatsura Season 2.
The Urusei Yatsura 2022 Season 1 release date was on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Thus, the first season’s finale, Urusei Yatsura Episode 11, was released on December 22, 2022.
The first season was released as 11 episodes in 1 Urusei Yatsura Blu-ray/DVD box volume, so the second season will pick up with Urusei Yatsura Episode 12 and end in Episode 23. Presumably, that means Urusei Season 3 will start with Episode 24, and Urusei Yatsura Season 4 will conclude with Episode 46.
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.
As for the future, the Fire Force Season 3 anime TV show is confirmed to be in production. In December 2022 (early 2023 in Japan), JoJo Stone Ocean Part 3 finished 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.
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 3 release date likely to be a split-cour schedule?
While Studio David Production, Fuju TV, and HIDIVE have officially confirmed the Urusei Yatsura Season 2 release date, what is unknown is the production schedule for Lum, the Invader Girl Season 3 as part of the Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot.
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, and JoJo Stone Ocean Part 3 in January 2023. (Keep in mind that Netflix was internationally streaming the episodes early in December 2022.)
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 3 release date will be in October 2023, the Fall 2023 anime season.
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
Yryseu Tatsyra 2023 added:
- Aoi Yuki as Ten
- Ayahi Takagaki asRyunosuke
- Shigeru Chiba as Ryunosuke’s father
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.
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.
HIDIVE announced that the Urusei Yatsura English dub would be produced back on October 28, 2022. Unfortunately, it’s been radio silence since then.
Note: This article will be updated once the Lum, the Invader Girl English dub release date is announced.
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.
READ: Lum the Invader Girl creator Rumiko Takahashi didn’t choose the episodes for the Urusei Yatsura 2022 reboot!
However, if the first four seasons of the Urusei Yatsura reboot prove to be popular enough it wouldn’t be surprising if Urusei Yatsura Season 5 is renewed for production. Stay tuned!