Good news for lovers of those obnoxious aliens! The science fiction romantic comedy anime Urusei Yatsura will continue with a second season that is slated to begin broadcastin in Japan in 2024, and now a new key visual has been unveiled to mark the announcement of the next edition! The graphic (below) portrays Lum winking at the viewer while donning a school uniform for Tomobiki High.
The series currently streams in the United States on HIDIVE, who describe the story of Urusei Yatsura as follows:
When an alien race known as the Oni invades Earth, the chronically unlucky and unapologetically lecherous Ataru Moroboshi is selected as humanity’s representative in a duel for the fate of the planet! His opponent is Princess Lum, and it’s only thanks to Ataru’s dodgy behavior that he’s able to win a treacherous game of tag against her. Ataru thinks he’s had his lucky break at last, but the conflict follows him home as Lum invades both planet Earth AND the womanizing Ataru’s love life!
The original Urusei Yatsura anime aired from 1981 to 1986. It was produced by Kitty Films. Studio Pierrot handled animation for the first 106 episodes with studio Deen taking over until the series conlusion totaling 195 episodes. The anime originally aired from 1981-1986. Momoru Oshii directed the series while it was being animated at Pierrot and was succeeded by Kazuo Ymazaki when the series moved to studio Deen.
The Urusei Yatsura anime is based upon the Japanese manga of the same name written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday for 9 years (1978-1987). Its 374 individual chapters were compiled into 34 tankōbon volumes.
The manga has over 35 million copies in circulation and received the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1980.
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