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New Urusei Yatsura Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Opening, Ending Songs

Sep 29, 2022 08:33 AM

The official website for the new television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura manga began streaming its second full promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video revealed the anime's opening theme song titled "AIUE" (A-B-C-D) and the ending theme song titled "Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous."

Musical artist MAISONdes performs both the opening and ending theme songs. The opening song features artists Minami and SAKURAmoti. The ending song feature virtual singer Kaf and the band Tsumiki.

New Urusei Yatsura Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Opening, Ending Songs

The anime will run for half a year, or two cours (quarters of a year), without breaks. The entire run of the anime will adapt selected stories from the manga and last four cours, or a full year, although not consecutively. The anime will air in the Noitamina programming block on Fuji TV and other channels to mark the 100th anniversary of the manga's publisher Shogakukan.

The cast includes:

  • Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake
  • Mamoru Miyano as Shūtarō Mendō
  • Wataru Takagi as Cherry
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura
  • Kana Hanazawa as Ran
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Rei
  • Saori Hayami as Oyuki
  • Shizuka Ishigami as Benten
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi

Takahiro Kamei (episode director on Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind) is serving as the series director. Masaru Yokoyama (Horimiya, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, 2019's Fruits Basket) is composing the music. The other staff members are:

  • Sub-Character Design: Kazuhiro Takamura, Mikio
  • Mechanic Design: JNTHED, Yoshihiro Sono
  • Prop Design: Ryō Hirata
  • Art Design: Kaoru Aoki
  • Art Director: Masanobu Nomura
  • Color Key Artist: Ayaka Nakamura
  • CG Director: Kanji Ōshima
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Yuuichirou Nagata
  • Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami

Viz Media began publishing the manga in 2-in-1 omnibus editions in spring 2019 with new translations. Viz describes the series:

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!

The manga series ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1978 to 1987. Viz Media previously released part of the series in English under the titles Lum and The Return of Lum in the 1990s.

The manga inspired a television anime series that ran from 1981 to 1986, various anime films, and an original video anime (OVA) series. AnimEigo released most of the previous anime on home video except for the Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer film which Central Park Media released. After these companies' licenses expired, Discotek Media has been reissuing the movies.

Sources: Urusei Yatsura anime's website, Comic Natalie