The new Urusei Yatsura anime began its second cour earlier today and after the 12th episode premiered, non-credit versions of the new opening and ending were revealed. The new opening theme song is “Aiwanamchu” by MAISONdes feat. asmi and Surii, while the ending theme is “Aitarinai” by MAISONdes, yama and Nito.
Studio David Production is animating the colorful reboot and 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: Official Twitter
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan / “Urusei Yatsura” Animation Production Committee