Check Out the Latest Urusei Yatsura Trailer
The new anime series Urusei Yatsura has just dropped its second full promotional video. In it we learn that the opening theme song is called “AIUE” (“A-B-C-D”) and the ending theme song is “Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous.” Both of these are performed by MAISONdes. Minami and SAKURAmoti also help out on the opening song, and Kaf and the band Tsumiki help out on the ending song.
These members of the cast have been announced: Maaya Uchida plays Shinobu Miyake, Mamoru Miyano plays Shutaro Mendo, Wataru Takagi plays Cherry, Miyuki Sawashiro plays Sakura, Kana Hanazawa plays Ran, Katsuyuki Konishi plays Rei, Saori Hayami plays Oyuki, Shizuka Ishigami plays Benten, and Hiroshi Kamiya plays Ataru Moroboshi.
The series is being directed by Takahiro Kamei, who has been an episode director for Strike Witches: Road to Berlin, and the music is being composed by Masaru Yokoyama, who worked on the Fruits Basket anime (the 2019 version, that is).
VIZ Media publishes original manga by Rumiko Takahashi in English, including as omnibuses, and gave this description for the series:
“Revisit the acclaimed romantic comedy about an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful space alien princess in this large trim size edition with all-new translations and new cover designs. In the series, Ataru Moroboshi’s supernatural encounters with the feminine kind all start when he’s chosen to play tag with an alien princess named Lum who invades the earth on her UFO. Ataru has ten days to touch Lum’s horns or aliens will take over the earth! As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama!”
The original manga was published between 1978 to 1987.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.