The official website of the new Urusei Yatsura anime announced on Sep 8, 2022, that Nana Mitzuki has been cast to voice Princess Kurama in the upcoming series. She is the princess of the alien race, the Karasutengu.
A new key visual of Princess Kurama and Nana Mitzuki’s comment regarding the role has also been revealed.
Princess Kurama is my favourite character because of her straightforward and extreme behaviour, which is both dynamic and cute, and because she is too serious.
I hope everyone will enjoy my performance as much as the energetic characters, as I gave it my all in a full-power, headlong battle!
The other voice acting cast for 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
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
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan/Animation “Urusei Yatsura” Production Committee