It’s a new year, and Those Selfish Aliens Are Coming Back! According to the press release, Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura will be returning in an anime series and will air on the Noitamina block on Fuji TV and other channels in 2022. This will serve as a way to mark the 100th Anniversary of Publisher, Shogakukan.
The Anime will use selected stories from the manga and premiere in four cour (four parts) for a year, but not consecutively, the first season is set to premiere in 2022. Also, the cast and staff have been revealed along with a new Visual and PV Teaser.
As for the Crew, Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura will be directing the Anime at David Productions, both have worked together on another well-known anime, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden-Wind. Yuuko Kakihara is overseeing the scripts, and Naoyuki Asano will be designing the characters.
The manga series ran in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1978 to 1987. Viz Media previously released part of the series in English under the titles Lum and The Return of Lum in the 1990s. Viz Media began publishing the manga in 2-in-1 omnibus editions in spring 2019 with new translations.
The original multi-award-winning Urusei Yatsura manga series by Rumiko Takahashi ran from September 1978 to February 1987, inspiring a 195 episode TV anime series that was broadcast from October 1981 to March 1986, with director Mamoru Oshii helming the first 106 episodes as well as the first two films. Four more films were produced as well as 12 OVA’s for the series after the TV broadcast ended, with the last OVA being released on December 23, 2008.
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