HIDIVE has announced that it has acquired Urusei Yatsura, the highly anticipated, new television series based on the best-selling manga of the same name by legendary mangaka Rumiko Takahashi, the creator of Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2 and Maison Ikkoku. A new adaptation of the beloved classic series, Urusei Yatsura features the instantly recognizable and utterly iconic character Invader Girl Lum and will premiere on HIDIVE during the Fall 2022 simulcast season.
When an alien race known as the Oni invade Earth, the chronically unlucky and unapologetically lecherous Ataru Moroboshi is selected as humanity’s representative in a duel for the fate of the planet. His opponent is Lum, the Oni’s very pretty princess, and it’s only thanks to Ataru’s unscrupulous behavior that he’s able to scrape out a win in a treacherous game of tag against her. Ataru thinks he’s had his lucky break at last, but when Lum takes a shine to him off the battlefield, the conflict follows him home as Lum invades not only planet Earth, but also the womanizing Ataru’s love life.
Animated by David Production, Urusei Yatsura is directed by Hideya Takahashi and Yasuhiro Kimura and written by Yuko Kakihara.
The series will star Sumire Uesaka as Lum, Hiroshi Kamiya as Ataru Moroboshi, Maaya Uchida as Shinobu Miyaki and Mamoru Miyano as Shutaro Mendo.
The future home video release of Urusei Yatsura will be distributed by and available from Sentai Filmworks.