Hell yeah! I wonder which studio will be making it. I've been thinking for years that the team at Studio Pierrot who worked on Osomatsu-san would be a good fit for a UY reboot.Unclear if it’s a remake or a continuation, but a new Urusei Yatsura series has been announced for 2022.
I read a rumour somewhere on Twitter that it could be one of David Production's projects.Hell yeah! I wonder which studio will be making it. I've been thinking for years that the team at Studio Pierrot who worked on Osomatsu-san would be a good fit for a UY reboot.
The hope has been that sales of the movies will be good enough for Discotek to consider licensing the rest of it. I'm not sure if this new announcement makes that more or less likely to happen; will renewed interest push up the original's licensing cost, for example, or will a bigger distributor decide there's potentially money to be made?I'm hoping that, even if nothing else comes of it, it might encourage someone to try and officially release the original TV series in English.
Nothing against those actors but it just won't be the same for me without Toshio Furukawa in particular. I can't imagine anyone else voicing Ataru.That said, I'm very curious to see this adaptation especially since we have different VAs this time (Araragi & Nagatoro VAs are voicing the main two leads).
If they go the Sailor Moon Crystal route and make a painstakingly faithful adaptation of the manga, I could see it being a bit dry as a modern production. On the other hand, UY pre-dates the modern codifying of anime character archetypes, which could ironically make a literal adaptation feel relatively fresh.Obviously it's amazing that this is even happening and I will be keeping a close eye on it, but UY is such a product of its time that I feel any modern incarnation is going to compare unfavourably to the early 80s Oshii/Ito material in particular.
They've generally done a good job of manga adaptations, but they're not a studio I associate with comedy. This would be uncharted waters for them.read a rumour somewhere on Twitter that it could be one of David Production's projects.
Heard DavidPro has prioritised this series over their other projects. Explains why Stone Ocean has been somewhat static and inconsistent for the 5 episodes I've watched so far.There’s a teaser trailer now which confirms it as David Pro, yeah.
I suppose the closest thing they’ve done is probably Cells at Work? I’m intrigued anyway.