Urusei Yatsura Season 2 revealed a new trailer on Thursday ahead of its January 11, 2024 premiere. The new season will run for two consecutive cours over the first half of next year. Fans can check out the new trailer below:
Urusei Yatsura Season 2 was first announced in March 2023. and will be once again animated by studio David Production. Series Director Takahiro Kamei will reprise his position for the new season as will Yuuko Kakihara (series composition), Naoyuki Asano (character designer), Masanobu Nomura (art director), Masaru Yokoyama (music), and Yuuichirou Nagata (director of photography).
The series recently announced new cast members including M.A.O (Iris – Fire Force) as Asuka, Toshiharu Sakurai (Tompa, Hunter x Hunter 2011) as Asuka’s dad, and Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato Katsuragi – Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Asuka’s mom. The original cast from the first season will all be reprising their roles. Fans can check out the most recent key visual for Urusei Yatsura Season 2 below.
Urusei Yatsura Season 2 is part of the reboot of the original series with the same name that ran for 195 episodes between 1981 and 1986, which was animated by Studio Pierrot for the first 106 episodes and then handed off to studio DEEN for the rest. The rom-com, sci-fi anime is based on the manga created by Rumiko Takahashi, which was serialized for nine years between 1978-1987 and currently has over 35 million copies in circulation.
VIZ Media originally picked up the English license for the series in the 1990s but stopped printing after volume 8. The publishing company picked it back up and released all volumes for the series in omnibus format between 2019-2023.
HIDIVE is streaming the anime and describes the story:
Chosen as humanity’s representative in a duel against invading aliens, the womanizing Ataru faces off against the alien princess Lum — and the conflict follows him home when Lum invades both planet Earth AND the reluctant Ataru’s love life!