Voice actress Shizuka Ishigami is joining the cast of the upcoming Urusei Yatsura anime reboot as Benten, as announced on the anime’s official website. Previously, Saori Hayami and Katsuyuki Konishi were cast as Oyuki and Ram respectively.
Benten is described as Ram’s childhood friend and from the Gods of Luck clan. She has a strong personality and beautiful appearance. She can frequently be seen riding her motorcycle.
“Benten-sama has a masculine and strong-willed personality, but she also understands the charm of being a woman, so I think it would be great if I could play her with a good balance. As a childhood friend of Ram, I am looking forward to interacting with various people!”Comment from Shizuka Ishigami
Ishigami has voiced multiple roles in anime, including Ikumi Mito in Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, Syr Flover in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Stella Vermillion in Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillennia in Fate/Apocrypha, Ikuno in Darling in the Franxx, Ryota in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and more.
Some of her more recent roles include Rekka Rin in 86 -Eighty Six-, Setsuna in Redo of Healer, Neneko Isurugi in World’s End Harem, Makio in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc, and Hitomi Washio in Akebi’s Sailor Uniform.
- 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.