Urusei Yatsura is an ecchi comedy manga series created Rumiko Takahashi (Ranma 1/2) in 1978. The series follows the racy misadventures of Ataru Moroboshi, a Japanese school boy who accidentally proposes marriage to an alien girl named Lum. Urusei Yatsura’s influence can be felt in the magical girl and ecchi harem manga that followed. I first discovered the manga via the reprint omnibuses from Viz Media in 2019. Even after all this time, these characters still hold their charm and the humor is laugh out loud funny. The new anime series has the potential to expose even more people to Urusei Yatsura.
The new anime of Urusei Yatsura is due out later this year.