Voice actress Saori Hayami is joining the cast of the upcoming Urusei Yatsura anime reboot as Oyuki, as announced on the official website for the anime. Previously, Katsuyuki Konishi joined as Ram. You can see the character visual for Saori Hayami’s character below:
Oyuki is described as Ram’s childhood friend, and is the Queen of Neptune. She usually has the impression of being quiet and elegant, but she also has a scary side when being angered.
“I think she’s cool and beautiful, and has a wonderful personality. It’s interesting that she’s calm, but she’s not afraid at times. I hope that I can enjoy recording while picking up on the delicate expressions of Oyuki that she shows in conversation.”Comment from Saori Hayami
Hayami has many popular roles in anime, including Shinobu Kocho in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Yamato in ONE PIECE, Yukino Yukinoshita in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Yor Forger in Spy x Family, and so on. She also had more roles in some recent anime titles, such us as Therese Alexanderite in the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero, Momo Ryuju in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic-, Ruby Rose in RWBY: Ice Queendom, and Yuuri in The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious.
The Urusei Yatsura reboot was announced in January this year. It first received a key visual and trailer in May. The previously announced cast members include:
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi
- Sumire Uesaka as Lum
- Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake
- Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura
- Wataru Takagi as Sakuranbo
- Kana Hanazawa as Ran
Urusei Yatsura is based on the manga by Rumiko Takahashi, and was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday. Prior to the upcoming reboot, it received an anime adaptation from Studio Pierrot (episodes 1-106) and Studio Deen (107-195), which aired from October 1981 to March 1986.
Source: Official Website, Comic Natalie
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan / “Urusei Yatsura” Animation Production Committee