The new Urusei Yatsura anime revealed the non-credit versions of the opening and the ending, along with more information about the anime’s broadcasting schedule. The anime, which premiered earlier today, previously announced four cours. The first two of those will air consecutively and will have 23 episodes, according to the Blu-Ray listing. In addition, Fuji Creative Corporation’s website lists the series with a total of 46 episodes.
The opening theme song for David Production’s Urusei Yatsura is “Aiue” by MAISONdes, Minami and SAKURAmoti. Shingo Yamashita directed the opening:
The main duo, Ataru Moroboshi and Lum, is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya and Sumire Uesaka respectively. The ending theme song is “Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous” by MAISONdes feat. KAF and Tsumiki. Check out the colorful non-credit ending below:
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, Fuji Creative Corporation
©Rumiko Takahashi, Shogakukan / “Urusei Yatsura” Animation Production Committee