The official website of the Urusei Yatsura TV anime revealed on Jan 17, 2023 that Yuuki Kaji, who voices Eren Jaeger in Attack On Titan, will be joining the cast of the anime to voice Tobimaro Mizunokoji.
Tobimaro is described as Shutaro Mendo’s childhood rival and Mizunokoji sporting goods empire owner’s son in the anime. He will debut in the 14th episode of the anime which releases on Jan 20, 2023.
Urusei Yatsura anime started airing on Oct 13, 2022.
The official website also revealed that the first season of the anime will run for 2 consecutive cours. It will be broadcast on Fuji TV “Noitamina” and other stations.
The official website of the anime dropped the creditless opening and ending theme song videos for the cour 2 of the anime on Jan 6, 2023.
The voice acting cast involved in Urusei Yatsura includes:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi
- Sumire Uesaka as Lum
- Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake
- Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo
- Wataru Takagi as Cherry
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura
- Kana Hanazawa as Ran
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Rei
- Saori Haya as Oyuki
- Shizuka Ishigami as Benten
- Nana Mitzuki as Princess Kurama
- Kenta Miyake as Onsen Mark
- Takahiro Sakurai as Tsubame Ozuno
- Marina Inoue as Ryoko Mendo
- Aoi Yuki as Ten
- Ayahi Takagaki as Ryunosuke Fujinami
- Shigeru Chiba as Ryunosuke’s dad
The technical cast for the series includes Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura as directors, with Yuuko Kakihara as script writer. Naoyuki Asano is serving as character designer.
The animation of the series is undertaken by David Production.
Urusei Yatsura manga was the first work of Rumiko Takahashi to be published in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1978 to 1987. It has 366 individual chapter, 6 movies, 12 OVAs. The series received 195 episodes long anime series which ran from Oct 14, 1981 to March 19, 1986 produced by Kitty Films.
Viz Media published the manga series in English in North America in the 1990s by renaming it to Lum and The Return of Lum. However, they dropped it after 9 volumes.
MAL describes the plot as:
Not much is notable about the lecherous Ataru Moroboshi, but his extraordinary bad luck sticks out like the horns in an alien’s head. When Earth is threatened by a fleet of alien invaders known as the Oni, Ataru is selected to represent humanity in a duel against one of them. It is a stroke of rare luck for Ataru that the duel is in fact a game of tag, and that his opponent is Lum, daughter of the Oni’s leader, who places her personal dignity above victory—as Ataru finds out by seizing Lum’s bikini top and with it, victory.
However, misfortune kicks in again when Lum mistakes Ataru’s promise to marry his girlfriend, Shinobu Miyake, as the desire to wed Lum herself, and decides she rather likes the idea. Wielding her influence as an alien princess, she moves in with him. Forced to deal with the consequences of his womanizing ways, Ataru must balance his crumbling relationship with Shinobu while keeping Lum happy, all the while flirting with every woman he meets.
Source: Official Website
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan/Animation “Urusei Yatsura” Production Committee
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