The official website of Urusei Yatsura announced on 14 July, 2022, that Kana Hanazawa will voice the character Ran, who is the childhood friend of Lum.
A character visual was also released along with the announcement.
Hanazawa commented on the character saying, “Ran has a dual personality, one of extreme pretending and the other of extreme anger, so I think her charm is that she is interesting and interesting to watch! She has her own reasons for both her pretentiousness and her anger, so I hope I can play the role in a powerful way while staying close to her feelings”.
The other voice acting cast 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
The official website also revealed that the first season of the anime will run for 2 consecutive cours from October 2022.
It will be broadcast on Fuji TV “Noitamina” and other stations.
The technical cast for the series includes Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura as directors, with Yuuko Kakihara as script writer. Naoyuki Asano will serve as character designer.
The animation of the series is undertaken by David Production.
The 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.
Source: Official Website