The upcoming Urusei Yatsura reboot anime has revealed more cast ahead of its premiere on October 13. The anime is animated by David Productions, with Takahiro Kamei credited as the series’ director, while Yasuhiro Kimura and Takahashi Hideya are credited as directors.
The new cast includes roles for the parents of Ataru Moroboshi and Lum, the series’ main characters. Toshio Furukawa and Keiko Toda will voice Ataru’s father and mother respectively, while Lum’s father and mother will be voiced by Rikiya Koyama and Fumi Hirano.
Yuuko Kakihara is doing the series composition, and Naoyuki Asano is on the character designs. Recently, the anime revealed three more cast members: Kenta Miyake, Takahiro Sakurai, and Marina Inoue are joining aa Onsen-Mark, Tsubame Ozuno, and Ryoko Mendo respectively. Other cast members include:
- Shizuka Ishigami as Benten
- Saori Hayami as Oyuki
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Rei
- Kana Hanazawa as Ran
- Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyake
- Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Sakura
- Wataru Takagi as Sakuranbo
- Nana Mizuki as Kurama
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.
Viz Media licensed the manga for English releases and describes the plot of Volume 1 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: Official Website
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan / “Urusei Yatsura” Animation Production Committee