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Rumiko Takahashi's 'Urusei Yatsura' announces new anime adaptation, Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru

Written by: Nicole Castro

Published on: January 1, 2022 at 12:46 PHT (GMT+8)

A teaser video has been released to announce that Rumiko Takahashi's (Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha) 1970s manga series Urusei Yatsura is getting a new TV anime adaptation, scheduled to air in 2022 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block.

The new TV anime will be directed by Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura. Studio David Production is in charge of animation.

Urusei Yatsura was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday from 1978 to 1987. Its 374 individual chapters were published in 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.

For those who listened to the teaser video above, it is very clear that the voice is none other than Hiroshi Kamiya! Kamiya will be playing the role of protagonist Ataru Moroboshi. Watch the video below with Kamiya greeting everyone a Happy New Year and making his role as Ataru official. Lum will be voiced by Sumire Uesaka.


  • 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

  • Animation production: david production


Source: Urusei Yatsura official Twitter, official website


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