Voice actresses Misaki Kuno, Chitose Morinaga, and Rie Takahashi are the latest additions to the ongoing Urusei Yatsura anime. The announcement coincides with the upcoming 20th episode of the series, which airs on March 3.
Kuno is voicing Sugar, Morinaga is Ginger, and Takahashi is Pepper in the new Urusei Yatsura. The three characters are described as a group of students at Wakusei Junior High School, who are excellent skaters.
Studio David Production is animating the new adaptation of the iconic manga. The series is set to have a total of 46 episodes; the first 23 will air in two consecutive cours. HIDIVE is streaming the anime. The staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Takahiro Kamei, Yasuhiro Kimura, and Takahashi Hideya
- Character designer: Naoyuki Asano
- Series composition: Yuki Kakihara
- Music: Masaru Yokoyama
- Art design: Kaoru Aoki
- Art director: Masanobu Nomura
- Photography director: Yuichiro Osada
- Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Urusei Yatsura is based on a romantic comedy manga by Rumiko Takahashi, serialized from September 1978 until February 1987. The first anime adaptation had 195 episodes and aired from October 1981 to March 1986. It was animated by Studio DEEN and Pierrot.
Viz Media is publishing the Urusei Yatsura manga in English and describes the plot as:
In a high-stakes game of tag, Ataru must touch Lum’s horns in ten days—or aliens will take over the earth! The fact that Lum can fly doesn’t make Ataru’s job any easier. 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!
Source: Comic Natalie
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan / “Urusei Yatsura” Animation Production Committee