Urusei Yatsura Flies into October with a New Premiere Date


Everyone’s favorite lady, Lum, is preparing for a grand return to the Television Screen in Urusei Yatsura! A New Key Visual and release date was announced, October 13th at 24:55 JST (effectively October 14th at 0:55).

Hideya Takahashi will be helming the series as director alongside Yasuhiro Kimura, with character designs by Naoyuki Asano. And series compositions written by Yuko Kakihara. The animation will be produced at David Production.

The Anime will use selected stories from the manga and run for half a year, or two cours (quarters of a year), without breaks. It 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 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 23rd, 2008.

Urusei Yatsura Final Key Art
Image Credit: Fuji Media Holdings Inc.

“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!”

Manga Series Synopsis.

Source: Crunchyroll

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