How can you watch the new Urusei Yatsura anime online, what date and time will the series release for worldwide streaming?
We may be just about to enter the third week of the 2022 Fall anime broadcasting season, but the slate is set to get another late-addition today with the premiere of Urusei Yatsura.
Touted as a Shounen science fiction rom-com, this series reboot has certainly peaked the attention of fans around the world with over 1.1 million views on its YouTube trailer!
Here is everything you need to know about the new series, including how can fans around the world watch Urusei Yatsura, what the show is about, as well as what date and time the anime will release where you are.
What is Urusei Yatsura about?
The upcoming Urusei Yatsura anime is an adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi’s original manga series, produced by David Productions (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Fire Force and Cells At Work).
The story focuses on a young man called Ataru Moroboshi, who is unremarkable in almost every way aside from his extraordinarily bad luck. One day, a fleet of aliens called the Oni visit Earth and Ataru is selected to represent humanity in a one vs one dual against the alien’s princess, a girl called Lum.
Luck is finally on Ataru’s side as the dual is actually a game of tag, which he wins by taking Lum’s bikini top as the alien princess cares more about personal reputation rather than winning the contest.
Unfortunately, Lum mistakes Ataru’s promise to marry his long-time girlfriend, Shinobu Miyake, as a promise to marry her – an idea that she becomes rather accustomed to. With humanity still living in fear of the aliens, Ataru is forced to live with Lum and make her happy.
Can Ataru not only save his relationship with Shinobu, but keep Lum happy enough so that the aliens don’t destroy Earth?
How to watch Urusei Yatsura online
Urusei Yatsura will be available to watch internationally via the HiDive streaming platform.
HiDive offers a seven-day trial of their premium service to new customers, so there’s no pressure to spend any money before you are sure the anime is one to stick with.
A membership subscription to HiDive then costs $4.99 a month or $47.99 a year.
The platform has also acquired the streaming licenses for Akiba Maid War, Bibliophile Princess, The Eminence in Shadow, Love Flops, My Master Has No Tail and Reincarnated as a Sword.
Urusei Yatsura: Release date and time confirmed
Urusei Yatsura episode 1 is scheduled to premiere in the early hours of Friday, October 14th in Japan, with the majority of the international community set to gain access to the new anime on Thursday, October 13th.
As confirmed by HiDive, the first episode of the Urusei Yatsura anime will release for OTT streaming at the following international times:
- Pacific Time – 11:20 AM
- Eastern Time – 2:20 PM
- British Time – 7:20 PM
- European Time – 8:20 PM
- India Time – 11:50 PM
- Philippine Time – 2:20 AM
- Australia Central Daylight Time – 4:50 AM
The international release time will then be moved up by 50 minutes for subsequent episodes.
Episode 1 will be split into two separate parts, with the following previews being shared on the anime series’ official Japanese website:
“Coming of Age – Ataru Moroboshi, a soft-hearted high school student, is chosen to play tag with Ram, the daughter of an ogre tribe that has come to invade the earth, and to put the fate of the earth on the line. She is inspired by her childhood friend Shinobu Miyake, who tells her, “If you win, I’ll marry you,” and goes after Ram.” – Episode 01A Story, via official website.
The second part of the episode:
“A desperate situation – Ataru is fed up with being interrupted by Ram every day when he is on the phone with Shinobu. They are unable to make phone calls due to the jamming signal that Ram sends from his spaceship to Earth, and the two get excited and arrange to meet in person.” – Episode 01B Story, via official website.
The series is set to run for four cours (three-month programming blocks) with 46 total episodes although as noted by Anime News Network, these will “not necessarily [be broadcast] consecutively.”
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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