Urusei Yatsura Reboot Hypes Release With New Trailer

The classic Urusei Yatsura franchise will be coming back with a new rebooted anime series in just a couple of weeks, and the series is celebrating with a new trailer showing off the best look at the new adaptation yet! With publisher Shogakukan now celebrating its 100th Anniversary, many of their franchises have been getting the special treatment. One of these is Rumiko Takahashi's first major work with the publisher, Urusei Yatsura, which launched in the pages of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine back in the late 1970s. But now it's roaring back with a cool new anime adaptation!

This new Urusei Yatsura series will be making its debut later this month as part of the jam packed Fall 2022 anime schedule, and will be running for four whole cours overall. It will be split into two batches of two consecutive cours, and the first of which will feature the opening theme titled "aiue" and ending theme titled "Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous" as performed by MAISONdes with help from artists SAKURAmotl, KAF, and Tsumiki. You can check out the newest trailer below: 

Urusei Yatsura will be launching on October 13th, and will be streaming on HIDIVE (under the title of Urusei Yatsura and the Iconic Invader Girl Lum) alongside its premiere in Japan. The main cast for the series includes the likes of Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi, Sumire Uesaka as Lum, Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake, Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo, Wataru Takagi as Cherry, and Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura. As for what to expect from the new series, Sentai Filmworks teases the new Urusei Yatsura reboot anime as such:

"When an alien race known as the Oni invade Earth, the chronically unlucky and unapologetically lecherous Ataru Moroboshi is selected as humanity's representative in a duel for the fate of the planet! His opponent is Lum, the Oni's very pretty princess, and it's only thanks to Ataru's unscrupulous behavior that he's able to scrape out a win in a treacherous game of tag against her. Ataru thinks he's had his lucky break at last, but when Lum takes a shine to him off the battlefield, the conflict follows him home as Lum invades not only planet Earth, but also the womanizing Ataru's love life!"

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