January 2024 Brings Premiere of Urusei Yatsura Anime’s Latter Half

(Last Updated On: August 23, 2023)

The official website for the upcoming television anime based on Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura manga has recently unveiled exciting details. Scheduled for a January 2024 release, the second half of the series teases fans with a new visual featuring the cast and a hint of a fresh character addition.

Originally debuting on Fuji TV’s Noitamina programming block in October 2022, the anime quickly gained traction. Its English-dubbed version started streaming on HIDIVE from March 1.

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The first half impressively spanned two cours without interruption, a span of six months. The anime’s comprehensive adaptation of select manga stories will encompass a full year across four cours, although not in consecutive order.

Urusei Yatsura Anime's Latter Half

Guiding this creative endeavor is series director Takahiro Kamei, known for his contributions to notable works like Strike Witches: Road to Berlin and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Adding depth to the narrative is composer Masaru Yokoyama, whose portfolio boasts works like Horimiya, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and the 2019 version of Fruits Basket.

Viz Media took charge of publishing the manga in spring 2019, opting for 2-in-1 omnibus editions with fresh translations and captivating cover designs. The story of an ordinary boy, Ataru Moroboshi, whose life takes an extraordinary turn upon encountering the alluring space alien princess Lum, is narrated in this edition. Tasked with a game of tag to prevent an alien takeover, Ataru’s escapades expand to involve encounters with otherworldly entities like the enchanting snow spirit Oyuki and the beguiling crow goblin Princess Kurama.

Originating in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1978 to 1987, Urusei Yatsura sparked a television anime series from 1981 to 1986, accompanied by anime films and original video anime (OVA) installments.

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The earlier anime content, predominantly released by AnimEigo, saw a shift to Discotek Media after licenses expired, with notable exceptions like Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer handled by Central Park Media.


Sources | Urusei Yatsura anime’s websiteComic Natalie

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Monika Chopra is a Mumbai-based anime writer from a wealthy background. An open lesbian, she advocates for #LGBTQ+ rights through her globally loved narratives. Her work focuses on inclusivity and the slice-of-life anime genre, finding extraordinary in the ordinary.

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