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'Urusei Yatsura' Announces Additional Cast

by Hyperion_PS
Sep 22, 8:56 AM | 35 Comments

The official website of the new television anime adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura (Those Obnoxious Aliens) manga announced three additional cast on Thursday. The anime is scheduled to air on October 14 at 12:55 a.m. on Fuji TV's noitaminA block.

Cast
Onsen-Mark: Kenta Miyake (Boku no Hero Academia) NEW
Tsubame Ozuno: Takahiro Sakurai (Mob Psycho 100) NEW
Ryoko Mendo: Marina Inoue (Shingeki no Kyojin) NEW
Kurama: Nana Mizuki (Naruto)
Benten: Shizuka Ishigami (Shokugeki no Souma)
Oyuki: Saori Hayami (Spy x Family)
Rei: Katsuyuki Konishi (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Ran: Kana Hanazawa (Psycho-Pass)

Hideya Takahashi (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze) and Yasuhiro Kimura (2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu) are helming the new anime at David Production. Yuuko Kakihara (Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara) is handling the series composition and Naoyuki Asano (Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!) is designing the characters.

Takahashi serialized the sci-fi romantic comedy manga in Weekly Shounen Sunday from 1978 to 1987 and compiled into 35 volumes. Shogakukan later reprinted the series in 15 wide-ban volumes in 1989–1990, 18 bunkoban volumes in 1998–1999, and 35 shinsoban volumes in 2006–2008.

Source: Comic Natalie

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So, if you see the list of Urusei Yatsura seiyuu, you can see the reunion of Psycho-Pass, KNY, Monogatari, One Piece, Noragami, K-project, and Ushio to Tora (btw, Ataru & Ryunosuke old seiyuu aka siblings Luffy x Ace or Piccolo x Krilin are also voiced in that anime)

Sep 25, 8:09 AM by reny1966nanin

JCas38 said:
We just need Ten, Ryuunosuke, and the stormtroopers now. Gonna be real interesting choices, considering Mayumi Tanaka and Shigeru Chiba are still relatively active VAs.

Luffy x Buggy, right

Sep 25, 8:05 AM by reny1966nanin

Never even knew that a new anime for the legendary and classic franchise is in production,that too with such veteran voice cast. Looking forward to it.

Sep 22, 11:51 PM by madarchod

All fine and dandy but who the heck will be licensing it?

Sep 22, 6:14 PM by Yui_Suzumiya69

0451 said:
Catalano said:

spoken like a true casual (non fan of the manga), I am actually a fan, you may not know but the stormtroopers were added for padding, one episode adapts roughly 2 chapters, sometimes only one and the guys basically had lines and stuff. Also, they were a joke on urusei yatsura manga fans of that time because they actually called themselves Lum's Stormtroopers, oshii insulted a number of times the fans in interviews calling them obsessed otaku with no life. Only normies like oshii's adaptation, the manga is different and he ruined it, he got in a conflict with rumiko, end of story. I don't care about no filler, just adapt the manga, if not just make your own original romcom and stop relying on big names like takahashi rumiko

Spoken like an elitist. People who support the story are fans, end of story. Your feelings don't decide who's a "true" fan or a fake fan. There are people who prefer Oshii's interpretation and those who prefer the source material. But also people who enjoy both. I know Oshii and Rumiko didn’t have the greatest relationship but that doesn’t give anyone a free pass to hate one work or the other, or hate anyone involved. I won't say everything Oshii did were perfect just like I won't say the manga is perfect. Doesn't make his interpretation of the story or anyone who likes it invalid.
If you're going to be a snob about the adaptation like a typical elitist then my advise is just don't watch it instead of creating an "us vs them" or pseudointellectual vs normie divide in the fandom. Not that your input will actually matter.
Studios won't change the story for you. They have their creative freedom just like every fan have their own preference.

ok, fair enough
the important thing is that we enjoy watching it, the more people like it the better

Sep 22, 2:34 PM by Catalano

Catalano said:
0451 said:

Filler doesn’t automatically mean bad content. Everyone I introduced UY to said they preferred the Oshii half of the show over the other half. Lum's Stormtroopers were arguably the best addition to the original show.

I don't remember David Pro officially stating they want to make a more "manga accurate" Remake. It was an assumption everyone made after seeing the lower episode count. Because apparently less episodes from the original anime automatically means less or no filler. In reality out of 195 episodes of the original anime only 20-ish episodes were pure filler or anime-original.

Enough time has passed since the original manga came out where some tweaks to the story may be overlooked. We won't know how much change there may be until they release a 2nd pv. Whether they destroy the original work or elevate it we'll have to wait and see.

spoken like a true casual (non fan of the manga), I am actually a fan, you may not know but the stormtroopers were added for padding, one episode adapts roughly 2 chapters, sometimes only one and the guys basically had lines and stuff. Also, they were a joke on urusei yatsura manga fans of that time because they actually called themselves Lum's Stormtroopers, oshii insulted a number of times the fans in interviews calling them obsessed otaku with no life. Only normies like oshii's adaptation, the manga is different and he ruined it, he got in a conflict with rumiko, end of story. I don't care about no filler, just adapt the manga, if not just make your own original romcom and stop relying on big names like takahashi rumiko

Spoken like an elitist. People who support the story are fans, end of story. Your feelings don't decide who's a "true" fan or a fake fan. There are people who prefer Oshii's interpretation and those who prefer the source material. But also people who enjoy both. I know Oshii and Rumiko didn’t have the greatest relationship but that doesn’t give anyone a free pass to hate one work or the other, or hate anyone involved. I won't say everything Oshii did were perfect just like I won't say the manga is perfect. Doesn't make his interpretation of the story or anyone who likes it invalid.
If you're going to be a snob about the adaptation like a typical elitist then my advise is just don't watch it instead of creating an "us vs them" or pseudointellectual vs normie divide in the fandom. Not that your input will actually matter.
Studios won't change the story for you. They have their creative freedom just like every fan have their own preference.

Sep 22, 1:39 PM by 0451

0451 said:
Catalano said:

if they do that then it fails as an adaptation because the old anime already did that, what's even the point to adapt the manga if you include filler? reminder that oshii lost his job because he made too much filler, the big shots here should thing twice before destroying the original work

Filler doesn’t automatically mean bad content. Everyone I introduced UY to said they preferred the Oshii half of the show over the other half. Lum's Stormtroopers were arguably the best addition to the original show.

I don't remember David Pro officially stating they want to make a more "manga accurate" Remake. It was an assumption everyone made after seeing the lower episode count. Because apparently less episodes from the original anime automatically means less or no filler. In reality out of 195 episodes of the original anime only 20-ish episodes were pure filler or anime-original.

Enough time has passed since the original manga came out where some tweaks to the story may be overlooked. We won't know how much change there may be until they release a 2nd pv. Whether they destroy the original work or elevate it we'll have to wait and see.

spoken like a true casual (non fan of the manga), I am actually a fan, you may not know but the stormtroopers were added for padding, one episode adapts roughly 2 chapters, sometimes only one and the guys basically had lines and stuff. Also, they were a joke on urusei yatsura manga fans of that time because they actually called themselves Lum's Stormtroopers, oshii insulted a number of times the fans in interviews calling them obsessed otaku with no life. Only normies like oshii's adaptation, the manga is different and he ruined it, he got in a conflict with rumiko, end of story. I don't care about no filler, just adapt the manga, if not just make your own original romcom and stop relying on big names like takahashi rumiko

Sep 22, 1:24 PM by Catalano

Catalano said:
0451 said:

I said that not all chapters are great, not that all chapters aren't good. You can't say that every chapter were of the same quality. There were definitely some highlights and definitely some slow ones like in every series. Some chapters are more fondly remembered than others and it’s not unreasonable to think David Pro will prioritize adapting those chapters.

We don't know the fate of the Stormtroopers yet. But since they made it in the latest key art I think it's safe to assume they'll be recurring characters just like the other characters in the key art. David Pro will probably give them their own spin if they go that route. Or they could combine aspects of the manga and the original anime. We won't know until the anime begins or we get more info.

if they do that then it fails as an adaptation because the old anime already did that, what's even the point to adapt the manga if you include filler? reminder that oshii lost his job because he made too much filler, the big shots here should thing twice before destroying the original work

Filler doesn’t automatically mean bad content. Everyone I introduced UY to said they preferred the Oshii half of the show over the other half. Lum's Stormtroopers were arguably the best addition to the original show.

I don't remember David Pro officially stating they want to make a more "manga accurate" Remake. It was an assumption everyone made after seeing the lower episode count. Because apparently less episodes from the original anime automatically means less or no filler. In reality out of 195 episodes of the original anime only 20-ish episodes were pure filler or anime-original.

Enough time has passed since the original manga came out where some tweaks to the story may be overlooked. We won't know how much change there may be until they release a 2nd pv. Whether they destroy the original work or elevate it we'll have to wait and see.

Sep 22, 1:11 PM by 0451

0451 said:
Catalano said:

did you actually say that not all chapters are great? the production commitee can't adapt all manga because of money, they simply can't invest that much so they chose some chapters they deemed interesting/fun/popular whatever. urusei yatsura doesn't have an overall plot but all chapters are great, the important thing is that we got rid of the filler stormtroopers

I said that not all chapters are great, not that all chapters aren't good. You can't say that every chapter were of the same quality. There were definitely some highlights and definitely some slow ones like in every series. Some chapters are more fondly remembered than others and it’s not unreasonable to think David Pro will prioritize adapting those chapters.

We don't know the fate of the Stormtroopers yet. But since they made it in the latest key art I think it's safe to assume they'll be recurring characters just like the other characters in the key art. David Pro will probably give them their own spin if they go that route. Or they could combine aspects of the manga and the original anime. We won't know until the anime begins or we get more info.

if they do that then it fails as an adaptation because the old anime already did that, what's even the point to adapt the manga if you include filler? reminder that oshii lost his job because he made too much filler, the big shots here should thing twice before destroying the original work

Sep 22, 1:00 PM by Catalano

Catalano said:
0451 said:
I'm guessing you never watched or read Urusei Yatsura?

Yes, it's a bit of a shame that the Remake won't cover every manga chapter but it's not a big deal cause this is an episodic series that is very light on plot or development. Also, it's not the 80s anymore. Production value has increased drastically and studios are busier than ever. So you can't expect studios like David Pro to do a 200-episode run as Pierrot or Deen did back in the day while also maintaining high quality.

Besides, it's not as if every single manga chapter were great. As far I can tell, David Pro will only adapt the best chapters of the manga/original anime. 46 episodes are more than enough to cover the best stories plus adapting a few stories not covered by the original anime. Yes, there will be some people who will miss their favorite story not being adapted but it's almost unavoidable in a diverse show like this. And with a shorter runtime, the pacing or development of the story will also feel more consistent. Lord knows that if Urusei Yatsura 1981 aired today our modern anime critics (aka snobs) wouldn't shut tf about the "bad" plot and "non-existent" character development in a show primarily about slapstick comedy and absurd antics.

did you actually say that not all chapters are great? the production commitee can't adapt all manga because of money, they simply can't invest that much so they chose some chapters they deemed interesting/fun/popular whatever. urusei yatsura doesn't have an overall plot but all chapters are great, the important thing is that we got rid of the filler stormtroopers

I said that not every single chapter is great, not that all chapters aren't good. You can't say that every chapter were of the same quality. There were definitely some highlights and definitely some slow ones like in every series. Some chapters are more fondly remembered than others and it’s not unreasonable to think David Pro will prioritize adapting those chapters.

We don't know the fate of the Stormtroopers yet. But since they made it in the latest key art I think it's safe to assume they'll be recurring characters just like the other characters in the key art. David Pro will probably give them their own spin if they go that route. Or they could combine aspects of the manga and the original anime. We won't know until the anime begins or we get more info.

Sep 22, 12:56 PM by 0451

0451 said:
Memore said:
But it won't adapt the whole manga sadly, only the selected chapters.

The anime will adapt selected stories from the manga and run for four cours or a full year, although not necessarily consecutively.

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-12-31/new-urusei-yatsura-anime-teaser-unveils-cast-david-production-staff-1-year-length/.181156
I'm guessing you never watched or read Urusei Yatsura?

Yes, it's a bit of a shame that the Remake won't cover every manga chapter but it's not a big deal cause this is an episodic series that is very light on plot or development. Also, it's not the 80s anymore. Production value has increased drastically and studios are busier than ever. So you can't expect studios like David Pro to do a 200-episode run as Pierrot or Deen did back in the day while also maintaining high quality.

Besides, it's not as if every single manga chapter were great. As far I can tell, David Pro will only adapt the best chapters of the manga/original anime. 46 episodes are more than enough to cover the best stories plus adapting a few stories not covered by the original anime. Yes, there will be some people who will miss their favorite story not being adapted but it's almost unavoidable in a diverse show like this. And with a shorter runtime, the pacing or development of the story will also feel more consistent. Lord knows that if Urusei Yatsura 1981 aired today our modern anime critics (aka snobs) wouldn't shut tf about the "bad" plot and "non-existent" character development in a show primarily about slapstick comedy and absurd antics.

did you actually say that not all chapters are great? the production commitee can't adapt all manga because of money, they simply can't invest that much so they chose some chapters they deemed interesting/fun/popular whatever. urusei yatsura doesn't have an overall plot but all chapters are great, the important thing is that we got rid of the filler stormtroopers

Sep 22, 12:23 PM by Catalano

0451 said:
RobertBobert said:


Have you read the original manga? May I ask you some questions?
I only read a couple chapters.


Sorry, I was interested in one ship among the side characters that I heard existed in the manga but was ignored in the anime.

Sep 22, 12:07 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
0451 said:
I'm guessing you never watched or read Urusei Yatsura?

Yes, it's a bit of a shame that the Remake won't cover every manga chapter but it's not a big deal cause this is an episodic series that is very light on plot or development. Also, it's not the 80s anymore. Production value has increased drastically and studios are busier than ever. So you can't expect studios like David Pro to do a 200-episode run as Pierrot or Deen did back in the day while also maintaining high quality.

Besides, it's not as if every single manga chapter were great. As far I can tell, David Pro will only adapt the best chapters of the manga/original anime. 46 episodes are more than enough to cover the best stories plus adapting a few stories not covered by the original anime. Yes, there will be some people who will miss their favorite story not being adapted but it's almost unavoidable in a diverse show like this. And with a shorter runtime, the pacing or development of the story will also feel more consistent. Lord knows that if Urusei Yatsura 1981 aired today our modern anime critics (aka snobs) wouldn't shut tf about the "bad" plot and "non-existent" character development in a show primarily about slapstick comedy and absurd antics.


Have you read the original manga? May I ask you some questions?
I only read a couple chapters.

Sep 22, 12:03 PM by 0451

0451 said:
Memore said:
But it won't adapt the whole manga sadly, only the selected chapters.

The anime will adapt selected stories from the manga and run for four cours or a full year, although not necessarily consecutively.

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-12-31/new-urusei-yatsura-anime-teaser-unveils-cast-david-production-staff-1-year-length/.181156
I'm guessing you never watched or read Urusei Yatsura?

Yes, it's a bit of a shame that the Remake won't cover every manga chapter but it's not a big deal cause this is an episodic series that is very light on plot or development. Also, it's not the 80s anymore. Production value has increased drastically and studios are busier than ever. So you can't expect studios like David Pro to do a 200-episode run as Pierrot or Deen did back in the day while also maintaining high quality.

Besides, it's not as if every single manga chapter were great. As far I can tell, David Pro will only adapt the best chapters of the manga/original anime. 46 episodes are more than enough to cover the best stories plus adapting a few stories not covered by the original anime. Yes, there will be some people who will miss their favorite story not being adapted but it's almost unavoidable in a diverse show like this. And with a shorter runtime, the pacing or development of the story will also feel more consistent. Lord knows that if Urusei Yatsura 1981 aired today our modern anime critics (aka snobs) wouldn't shut tf about the "bad" plot and "non-existent" character development in a show primarily about slapstick comedy and absurd antics.


Have you read the original manga? May I ask you some questions?

Sep 22, 11:19 AM by RobertBobert

0451 said:
Memore said:
But it won't adapt the whole manga sadly, only the selected chapters.

The anime will adapt selected stories from the manga and run for four cours or a full year, although not necessarily consecutively.

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-12-31/new-urusei-yatsura-anime-teaser-unveils-cast-david-production-staff-1-year-length/.181156
I'm guessing you never watched or read Urusei Yatsura?

Yes, it's a bit of a shame that the Remake won't cover every manga chapter but it's not a big deal cause this is an episodic series that is very light on plot or development. Also, it's not the 80s anymore. Production value has increased drastically and studios are busier than ever. So you can't expect studios like David Pro to do a 200-episode run as Pierrot or Deen did back in the day while also maintaining high quality.

Besides, it's not as if every single manga chapter were great. As far I can tell, David Pro will only adapt the best chapters of the manga/original anime. 46 episodes are more than enough to cover the best stories plus adapting a few stories not covered by the original anime. Yes, there will be some people who will miss their favorite story not being adapted but it's almost unavoidable in a diverse show like this. And with a shorter runtime, the pacing or development of the story will also feel more consistent. Lord knows that if Urusei Yatsura 1981 aired today our modern anime critics (aka snobs) wouldn't shut tf about the "bad" plot and "non-existent" character development in a show primarily about slapstick comedy and absurd antics.

Yes, I haven't read and watched Yatsura.

You are right in David usually adapt works in good quality. My favorite JoJo are from them. They have done it brilliantly!

Sep 22, 11:19 AM by Memore

Sicko Pass? HanaKana was in that trashfire? til

Sep 22, 11:13 AM by LoveScope

Memore said:
But it won't adapt the whole manga sadly, only the selected chapters.

The anime will adapt selected stories from the manga and run for four cours or a full year, although not necessarily consecutively.

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-12-31/new-urusei-yatsura-anime-teaser-unveils-cast-david-production-staff-1-year-length/.181156
I'm guessing you never watched or read Urusei Yatsura?

Yes, it's a bit of a shame that the Remake won't cover every manga chapter but it's not a big deal cause this is an episodic series that is very light on plot or development. Also, it's not the 80s anymore. Production value has increased drastically and studios are busier than ever. So you can't expect studios like David Pro to do a 200-episode run as Pierrot or Deen did back in the day while also maintaining high quality.

Besides, it's not as if every single manga chapter were great. As far I can tell, David Pro will only adapt the best chapters of the manga/original anime. 46 episodes are more than enough to cover the best stories plus adapting a few stories not covered by the original anime. Yes, there will be some people who will miss their favorite story not being adapted but it's almost unavoidable in a diverse show like this. And with a shorter runtime, the pacing or development of the story will also feel more consistent. Lord knows that if Urusei Yatsura 1981 aired today our modern anime critics (aka snobs) wouldn't shut tf about the "bad" plot and "non-existent" character development in a show primarily about slapstick comedy and absurd antics.

Sep 22, 11:04 AM by 0451

Memore said:
RobertBobert said:


Depends on point of view. I don't think that in 2022 you have to cover every chapter in a manga sitcom adaptation, especially if you have a reason to. This is not Fruits Basket

Yes, you are right.


Well, this is just my guess at the moment. I don't know what it will look like in the end.

Sep 22, 10:28 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Memore said:

I understand that. Still it won't be full anime adaptation without some chapters be they important for the plot or not.


Depends on point of view. I don't think that in 2022 you have to cover every chapter in a manga sitcom adaptation, especially if you have a reason to. This is not Fruits Basket

Yes, you are right.

Sep 22, 10:24 AM by Memore

Memore said:
RobertBobert said:


It's a manga sitcom, do you think they can't change the chapter order without much impact on the plot? And even if not, then for the reasons I have named, they will still be able to create an adaptation work without much loss.

I understand that. Still it won't be full anime adaptation without some chapters be they important for the plot or not.


Depends on point of view. I don't think that in 2022 you have to cover every chapter in a manga sitcom adaptation, especially if you have a reason to. This is not Fruits Basket

Sep 22, 10:23 AM by RobertBobert

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