The new anime adaptation of Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi will have 46 episodes in the first cour of the series, as sourced by Fuji Creative.
The first cour of the anime will release in October 2022 as part of the fall anime.
The original series ran for 218 episodes. The new adaptation is said to run for 4 cours. However, the format of the cours whether it’ll be continuous or season-wise is yet to be revealed.
The new 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 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 official website of the series had previously launched promotional videos and a new KV for the series.
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.