An advertising teaser for the new Urusei Yatsura Anime premiered today on the show’s official website and offers a glimpse into David Productions’ upcoming take on the iconic sci-fi rom-com series, set to air this October.
The new series is based on Rumiko Takahashi’s 1978 manga, which tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi, a lecherous high school student chosen to defend Earth against an alien invasion by playing a game of tag against Lum, a blue-haired tiger stripes, plays alien princess in bikini. When Ataru wins the game, he accidentally finds himself in a love triangle between his girlfriend Shinobu and the hot-tempered Lum, who misinterprets his cries of happiness as a marriage proposal.
The original Urusei Yatsura Anime that premiered in 1981 and ran until 1986 is widely credited as one of the most important works of 80’s anime that inspired stylistic tropes and visual trends that influenced Japanese anime rom-coms for decades and elevated Lum to the status of a Japanese Pop culture icon.
Takahiro Kamei, who continued as an episode director JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden WindHe acts as series director. Masaru Yokoyama (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans2019 fruit basket)composes the music while Naoyuki Asano (Stay away from Eizouken!) acts as character designer.
This new series, announced last December, will adapt select stories from the original manga and will run for at least four cours (approximately 48 episodes) or a full year, although it’s not yet known if the series will air back-to-back.
The teaser itself certainly looks impressive, packing a wealth of frenetic weirdness and eccentric characters into the 30-second span. Still, the new series has some big shoes to fill, as the original 1981 anime was the directorial debut of none other than Mamoru Oshii, who would go on to direct in 1995 ghost in the shell Film and several television and film episodes in the Mobile Police Patlabor series.
The new Urusei Yatsura Anime will air in Japan in October during the Noitamina programming block on Fuji TV as well as other channels to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Shogakukan, the manga’s publisher.
https://www.polygon.com/23130593/urusei-yatsura-anime-trailer-release-date-october Urusei Yatsura’s first preview teaser features crazy antics and announces the October premiere date