MAISONdes continues to perform both the new anime theme songs. The new opening theme song is titled “Aiwanamchū” feat asmi, Surii. Details of the new ending theme are yet to be revealed. The new theme song will be introduced in the anime on January 5.
The new cast members include:
Aoi Yūki as Ten
Ayahi Takagaki as Ryunosuke
Shigeru Chiba as Ryunosuke’s father
The series is directed by Takahiro Kamei (episode director on Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind). The music is composed by Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. 2019’s Fruits Basket).
Fuji TV is also streaming a 43-minute New Year’s special show for the franchise, which features voice actors Hiroshi Kamiya and Sumire Uesaka.
The anime will run for a year or two cours (quarters of the year) without breaks and will adapt selected stories from the manga and the last four cours, or a full year, although not in order.
The series is described by Viz 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 beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!Viz
Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma ½ and Inuyasha) first published the manga in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. The manga was adapted into an anime television series from October 1981 to March 1986 by Kitty Films and Fuji TV. The series ran for 195 episodes with each episode lasting 30 minutes. The television series, OVAs, and five films were released in North America with English subtitles and dubbed by AnimeEigo. The release included comprehensive notes that allowed the audiences to understand the many cultural references and jokes in the series.
The manga was released in North America by Viz Media under the titles Lum and The Return of Lum in the 1990s but dropped the series after 9 volumes. Viz Media re-licensed the manga in 2019 and began an omnibus edition under the original title Urusei Yatsura and new translations.