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Hello, darlings! Welcome back to #LumSquad, a podcast hosted by @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally devoted to the wonderful and wacky world of Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura!

Urusei Yatsura’s getting a new anime!!! The Urusei Yatsura All-Stars reboot was announced on New Year’s Eve to bring in the year of the tiger with electrifying excitement! All of us Urusei Yatsura fans went out of our minds with this out-of-the-world announcement, and we couldn’t wait to talk about it on the show. Which is why right at the stroke of midnight (central US time), we recorded a special podcast covering everything we know about the upcoming anime and what to expect from it! That’s right, we recorded our first new podcast of the year literally right when the year began! I wish I could’ve released this episode as timely as we released it, but hey, at least it isn’t out of date yet! 

Even if it’s a little late, this episode is still special because it’s our very first episode to have special guests! That’s right, we’re joined by VLord, host of many podcasts including the Shogakukan-focused podcast Saturday Night Shoggy, and Sakaki, co-host of Saturday Night Shoggy and webmaster of the Weekly Shogakukan Edition blog and Twitter, whose tweet about the news went viral hours before it was officially confirmed! We discuss our reactions to the leaks before the official confirmation came in, our thoughts on the new studio and actors, wonder if Nagotoro is the modern-day Lum, worry whether Ataru’s perviness would offend modern viewers, what stories we expect to be adapted, and whether we think the new show will broaden UY’s worldwide popularity! 

So join us as we put weird and weird together yet again and embrace a new anime that’ll make things even weirder! 

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00:00 – Manga Mavericks 2021 Survey Promo!

2:00 – Intro

04:03 – Community Shout-Outs!

Urusei Yatsura All-Stars Reboot Discussion! 

10:27 – Our Initial Reactions to the New Anime News!
13:11 – Lum’s Love Song Reboot & Remixes Project
19:12 – Does Urusei Yatsura Need a Reboot?
21:03 –  Introducing VLord & Sakaki, Sakaki’s Journey Covering the News
26:21 – From Skepticism to Confirmation
28:00 – The Website and Trailer
29:45 – Lum & Ataru’s New Actors
34:10 – Will Ataru Be Cancelled in 2022?
35:55 – Where’s the Reboot Going to Air and Stream?
39:30 – David Productions and Switching Studios
41:49 – What Stories Should Be Adapted?
52:33 – The Production Staff
56:00 – What We Expect and Don’t Expect to See in the New Anime
58:02 – Can Lum Still Go Topless in the Reboot?
1:00:13 – Can the Reboot Be “Worse” Than Lum the Forever?
1:01:35 – What Are Non-Fans Looking Forward To?
1:03:45 – Will Urusei Yatsura be Modernized?
1:07:42 – Yuko Kakihara, The Writer of the Reboot
1:08:44 – Why Does Takahashi’s Ataru Look Off Now?
1:10:50 – Future Plans for Lum Squad 

1:11:55 – Wrap-Up 

Enjoy the show, and follow us on twitter at @Lum_Squad, on tumblr at lumsquad.tumblr.com, and subscribe to us on Youtube! You can follow the hosts on twitter at @LumRanmaYasha and @ProdTally. Don’t forget to also like and subscribe to us on Youtube and iTunes and leave us reviews to help us curate the show and create better content! If there are any topics you would like to see us talk about on the show, drop us a line in the comments below, or e-mail us at lumsquadpod@gmail.com! Thanks for listening!

Music Featured:

Lum’s Love Song (Reboot) by Izumi Kobayashi
Lum’s Love Song (Reboot) (Kenmochi Hidefumi Remix)
Lum’s Love Song (Reboot) (Gus Bonito Mix) 


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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