On Tuesday, the official website for Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura television anime announced three new cast and characters, all of which are members of a female gang. They will compete against Lum, Benten, and Oyuki. On Thursday, the characters will appear in the anime’s 20th episode.
Among the new cast and characters are:
- Rie Takahashi as Pepper
- Misa Kuno as Sugar
- Chitose Morinaga as Ginger
In October 2022, the anime debuted on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block. HIDIVE is already streaming the anime, and the English dub will be available on March 1.
Without pauses, the anime will continue for half a year, or two courses (quarters of a year). The anime will adapt chosen stories from the manga and last four cours, or a full year, although not in order.
The series is directed by Takahiro Kamei (episode director on Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind). The soundtrack is being composed by Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, 2019’s Fruits Basket).
Viz Media resumed releasing the manga in 2-in-1 omnibus editions with fresh translations in spring 2019. Viz characterizes the series as follows:
Revisit the acclaimed romantic comedy about an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful space alien princess in this large trim-size edition with all-new translations and new cover designs. In the series, Ataru Moroboshi’s supernatural encounters with the feminine kind all start when he’s chosen to play tag with an alien princess named Lum who invades the earth on her UFO. Ataru has ten days to touch Lum’s horns or aliens will take over the earth! 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 the beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!
From 1981 until 1986, the manga spawned a television anime series, multiple anime films, and an original video animation (OVA) series. Except for the Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer feature, which was distributed by Central Park Media, AnimEigo produced most of the prior anime on home video. Discotek Media has been reissuing the films once the licensing of these firms expired.