Last, and certainly not least, is a remake of the classic harem anime that spawned the original manic pixie dream (alien) girl, Urusei Yatsura. Urusei Yatsura follows a lecherous high schooler named Ataru Moroboshi. After competing against a space princess named Lum for the fate of Earth, Lum mistakenly misinterprets Ataru’s marriage proposal to his sweetheart Shinobu as one between the two of them. Hijinks ensue.
Urusei Yatsura is a fresh retelling of the 1978 manga from its prolific creator, Rumiko Takahashi. Instead of being a shot-for-shot remake of the original ’81 anime, this remake adapts select stories from the original manga, thus making the initial viewing experience feel like an arrangement of skits before the show starts introducing more waifus and rivals into Ataru’s life. David Production seems to be making a career out of revitalizing older anime like JJBA and Netflix’s Spriggan. With Urusei Yatsura 2022, David Production reintroduces a whole new generation of anime fans to Takahashi’s classic comedy romance series with all the quality it deserves. Hopefully, the BBC will handle its English dub as it did back in the day, should the anime ever receive one.
Urusei Yatsura streams on Hidive.