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New TV anime for 'Urusei Yatsura' releases 1st PV for October 2022 broadcast

The first PV introduces the main cast and the beginnings of Lum's relationship with her darling, Ataru.

By: Nicole S. Castro on May 19, 2022 at 17:21 PHT

The first promotional video has been released for the new TV anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's 1970s manga series Urusei Yatsura.

The new anime is scheduled to air in October 2022. It is animated by David Production.

©︎Urusei Yatsura 2022 PROJECT

Urusei Yatsura was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were compiled into 34 tankōbon volumes. It tells the story of Ataru Moroboshi and the alien Lum, who believes she is Ataru's wife after he accidentally proposes to her.

The original TV anime produced by Kitty Films broadcasted on Fuji Television affiliates from 1981 to 1986 with 195 episodes.

In this anime reboot for 2022, Ataru is voiced by seiyuu Hiroshi Kamiya while Lum is voiced by Sumire Uesaka.

The first PV also introduces the following additional cast:

  • Shinobu Miyake (CV: Maaya Uchida)

  • Shutaro Mendo (CV: Mamoru Miyano)

  • Cherry (CV: Wataru Takagi)

  • Sakura (CV: Miyuki Sawashiro)


  • Original work: Rumiko Takahashi's "Urusei Yatsura" (serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday)

  • Directors: Hideya Takahashi, Yasuhiro Kimura

  • Series composition: Yuko Kakihara

  • Character design: Naoyuki Asano

  • Sub-character design: Kazuhiro Takamura, Miki Tail

  • Mechanic design: JNTHED, Yoshihiro Sono

  • Props design: Ryo Hirata

  • Art setting: Kaoru Aoki

  • Art director: Masanobu Nomura

  • Color design: Aya Nakamura

  • CG director: Kanji Oshima

  • Cinematographer: Yuichiro Nagata

  • Editor: Kiyoshi Hirose

  • Music: Masaru Yokoyama

  • Sound director: Yoshikazu Iwanami

  • Animation production: david production

Source: Urusei Yatsura All Stars official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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