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The Urusei Yatsura Remake Cast The Original Voice Actors In The Perfect Roles

"Urusei Yatsura" has to have one of the more out there premises, even in the often wacky world of anime. The series follows a game of tag, called "oni," between human boy Ataru (Hiroshi Kamiya) and horned alien girl Lum (Sumire Uesaka), with the fate of the world hanging in the balance depending on the results. Following the events of the game, the two end up getting married, leading to even more fish-out-of-water hijinks.

Based on the manga of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi, the original "Urusei Yatsura" series aired from 1981-1986, but with a remake of the series on the way, a new generation of fans will have the chance to fall in love with the bizarre science fiction comedy of the series all over again. Better still, some voice actors from the original cast will be returning for the "Urusei Yatsura" series, and the roles that they're taking on seem almost too perfect.

Actors from the original series will be playing character's parents

Fumi Hirano and Toshio Furukawa played Lum and Ataru in the original "Urusei Yatsura" series, and they're coming back for seconds (via Crunchyroll). Though over 40 years have passed since the series aired its first episode, the voice actors will be coming back to play two of the parents of the central characters. Hirano will be playing Lum's mother, while Furukawa will be taking on the role of Ataru's father. Meanwhile, Riki Koyama will be playing Lum's dad and Ataru's mom will be portrayed by Keiko Toda.

The news will no doubt be welcomed by fans of the original "Urusei Yatsura" series, as it seems to indicate a passing of the torch between the original actors and their more modern counterparts. Furthermore, it allows legacy actors Hirano and Furukawa to be a part of the new series without overshadowing newcomers Sumire Uesaka and Hiroshi Kamiya. The series will begin airing in Japan on October 13th, but North American fans will be able to stream the new series on HiDive.