It’s time to meet the in-laws as voice actors for the parents of both Lum and Ataru were announced tonight for the upcoming Urusei Yatsura TV anime, with some returning voices to the franchise in the form of Lum and Ataru’s former 1980s voice actors! Alongside the reveal of the voice actors, the character profiles for each of the four parents were released, showing where Lum and Ataru came from.
Rikiya Koyama (Yamato in Naruto Shippuden) as Lum’s Dad
Fumi Hirano (original Lum in Urusei Yatsura) as Lum’s Mom
Toshio Furukawa (original Ataru in Urusei Yatsura) as Ataru’s Dad
Keiko Toda (Hitomi Kisugi in Cat’s Eye) as Ataru’s Mom
Keijo!!!!!!!! director Hideya Takahashi will be helming the series as director alongside Yasuhiro Kimura (2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team) with character designs by Naoyuki Asano (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) and series compositions written by Yuko Kakihara (The aquatope on white sand). The animation will be produced at david production.
Urusei Yatsura is scheduled to air on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block starting October 13 over four parts with the first two parts airing consecutively, adapting certain all-star stories from the original manga. HiDIVE will be streaming the series in English-speaking countries.
Source: Comic Natalie
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