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January 24th
MAO Chapter 174

As Mao treats Ayame, Kagari and Nanoka battle against one another. Nanoka realizes Akanemaru's powers have increased but her unwillingness to kill leaves her at a disadvantage against Kagari. Source: MAO Online

February 5th
Natsuhiko Kyogoku x Rumiko Takahashi Interview

Rumiko Takahashi speaks with mystery writer Natsuhiko Kyogoku about the influence of Shigeru Mizuki, yokai, and how to create interesting characters. Source: Rumic World

February 4th
Urusei Yatsura Afterword Translated

With very special and kind thanks to Jay Dugger for the scans, we've translated the new comments from Rumiko Takahashi's Urusei Yatsura art book which was included in the final boxset of the republication of Urusei Yatsura that was just released. You can read her comments and the 12 question Q&A at the link below. Source: Rumic World

Yura of the Hair Gets the Spotlight

On Twitter this week, Rumiko Takahashi discusses the creation of Yura of the Hair, the first major opponent that Inuyasha squared off against. Source: Rumic World

February 2nd
Urusei Yatsura Episode 16 Debuts

Ryunosuke and her eccentric father debut as the gang travels to the seashore and encounter the Fujinamis having a knockdown fight with one another. Click the link below for the latest summary and episode notes. Source: Tomobiki-cho

February 1st
Urusei Yatsura 1990 Calendar

This month we take a look at the 1990 Urusei Yatsura calendar. The great thing about these old calendars is the original artwork made for each, much of which has never been reproduced elsewhere. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

January 24th
MAO Chapter 173

Kagari moves against her sister Ayame to show her that she is a more deserving and powerful curse user than her elder sister. Mao soon finds out that Ayame is in danger and rushes to help her leading to a rematch between Nanoka and Kagari. Source: MAO Online

January 29th
Rumiko Takahashi Chats With Hiromu Arakawa

Rumiko Takahashi and the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist talk about manga and their childhoods in this newly translated interview from Shonen Sunday. Source: Rumic World

January 28th
Rumiko Takahashi Discusses Shigeru Mizuki

Rumiko Takahashi provides the foreward to one of Shigeru Mizuki (Gegege no Kitaro)'s manga collections and discusses the time she got to meet the manga legend. Source: Rumic World

January 26th
Urusei Yatsura Episode 15 Debuts

Ran recounts all the terrible problems she's had with Lum from their childhood all the way up to her jealousy issues regarding Rei. Then Sakura makes a love potion that has some unusual effects on Ataru. Source: Tomobiki-cho

January 24th
MAO Chapter 172

Nanoka receives good news about her Akanemaru after a visit to Meimeido. Meanwhile Ayame realizes her little sister is cursing people and gets involved. When Kagari finds out she vows to murder her elder sister. Source: MAO Online

Yashahime Chapter 17

The girls slowly recover from their severe poisoning as they recuperate in Kyoto while Myoga relates the past connection between their grandfather and Kirinmaru, who they learn is the father of Rion, their new companion. Source: The Inuyasha Companion

January 23nd
Masami Yuki vs Rumiko Takahashi

We have a newly translated interview between Masami Yuki (Patlabor) and Rumiko Takahashi up on the site. This interview is from 1988 when Rumiko Takahashi was hospitalized and taking a few weeks off from Ranma 1/2 due to having had an appendectomy. Source: Rumic World

January 19th
Urusei Yatsura Episode 14 Debuts

Tobimaro, Mendo's eternal rival, arrives to cause trouble when he interfere's in a baseball game at Tomobiki High and then challenges Mendo to a duel with Ryoko seemingly on the line. Source: Tomobiki-cho

Tobimaro Gets the Spotlight

On Twitter this week, Takahashi discusses Tobimaro, Mendo's rival and his versatility. Source: Rumic World

January 18th
Rinne Era Editors Interview

We've translated an interview with two of Takahashi's Kyokai no RINNE era editors Masayoshi Yokoyama and Shunsuke Motegi. Source: Rumic World

January 17th
MAO Chapter 171

As the two sides battle over the chest of metamorphosis they reach an impasse upon the arrival of Hakubi. Before he takes his leave Kamon and Hakubi have their reunion and their tense relationship is revealed. Source: MAO Online

January 16th
The Time We Spoke Endlessly About the Things We Loved Excerpt

We've translated an excerpt of The Time We Spoke Endlessly About the Things We Loved, a 1984 book-length interview between Rumiko Takahashi and Kazumasa Hirai. The excerpt we've translated has some of Takahashi's comments on Mamoru Oshii and Beautiful Dreamer that have often been mentioned as evidence of her dislike of the film. Please give it a read for yourself and come to your own conclusions. Source: Rumic World

January 15th
Rumic Mini: 025

This month we're looking at societal problems in Japan caused by old people, thankfully none take them quite as far as Happosai tends to. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

January 12th
Urusei Yatsura Episode 13 Debuts

Dining out becomes difficult at Tomobiki High School when the teachers start to patrol the neighborhood, and then Ten causes mischief with his lovey-dovey crystal ball. Source: Tomobiki-cho

January 11th
Today's Mail From Japan Vol. 9

We're skipping ahead a bit in our sequence of videos to share what arrived on our doorstep this Christmas. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

January 10th
MAO Chapter 170

Mao, Kamon, Nanoka and Hyakka continue to battle for the cursed chest when Hakubi arrives to join the battle and aid Sasuga and Renji. Source: Mao Online

January 5th
Urusei Yatsura Episode 12 Debuts

Ten arrives and instantly makes Ataru's life a living hell. While he may hate Lum's new fiance, Ten instantly falls in love with Sakura and decides to take her out for a very adult dating experience. Source: Tomobiki-cho

MAO Chapter 169

Kamon and Hyakka battle for control of the chest of metamorphosis in a girls dormitory while racing against Sasuga and Renji. Source: Mao Online

January 3rd
New Urusei Yatsura Casting Announcements
During the broadcast hosted by Hiroshi Kamiya and Sumire Uesaka the actors talked about the characters, their favorite episodes so far (Kamiya liked episodes 1 and 10, Uesaka liked episodes 2 and 5).

Ten is announced as being played by Aoi Yuki (Tanya in The Saga of Tanya the Evil, Cure Grace in Healin' Good PreCure, Iris in Pokemon and Tatsumaki in One Punch Man)

Ryunosuke is being played by Ayahi Takagaki (Erika in Durarara!!, Derieri in The Seven Deadly Sins, Mariah in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders, Jun in Ushio and Tora).

Mr. Fujinami is being played by Shigeru Chiba (Megane from the original Urusei Yatsura, Yotsuya in Maison Ikkoku Sasuke in Ranma 1/2, Buggy in One Piece).

They mention that May 20th will be the release of the bluray boxset. Source: Fuji Television YouTube Channel

New Cast Comments
We've added the comments from Aoi Yuki (Ten), Ayahi Takagi (Ryunosuke) and Shigeru Chiba (Mr. Fujinami) to the site along with the translation of all the other actors comments on their roles in Urusei Yatsura. Source: Rumic World

January 2nd
New Urusei Yatsura Opening Song Announced
The new (second) Urusei Yatsura opening has been announced, it is "I Wanna Muchuu" (アイワナムチュー) by MAISONdes featuring asmi and Surii. Source: Urusei Yatsura All Stars

January 1st
Ranma 1/2 English Cast Wrap Party

Happy New Year! We begin another year with a new video, this time we're sharing the English Ranma 1/2 cast wrap party. You can see Richard Cox and Venus Terzo (Ranma), Cathy Weseluck (Shampoo), Willow Johnson (Kasumi), Ted Cole (Kuno) and many more! Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

December 29th
Rumic World 2022 Year in Review

We've put together a little video to say goodbye to 2022 and look back at all we've done on Rumic World over the past year. See you in 2023! Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

December 26th
Yuji Nunokawa Passes Away

Yuji Nunokawa, the founder of Studio Pierrot, passed away on December 25th at the age of 75. Nunokawa was a producer on a number of Studio Pierrot projects including Urusei Yatsura. You can find an interview between Nunokawa and Urusei Yatsura character designer Akemi Takada here on the site. Source: MSN

December 23rd
Yashahime Chapter 16

Zero traps the girls in a mobius loop and manages to poison them. When things seem are their most dire, they receive aid from their most unassuming of allies in the latest chapter of Takashi Shiina's adaptation of Yashahime. Source: The Inuyasha Companion

Kurama Gets the Spotlight

On Twitter this week, Takahashi discusses her original guest starring character, Kurama. Source: Rumic World

December 22nd
Urusei Yatsura Episode 11 Debuts

Ryoko's reign of terror begins, as she makes her debut and shakes things up for the entire cast of the series. Then in the second episode, an invitation from the Mendo family, has everyone jumping through hoops to try and win a life sized board game. Source: Tomobiki-cho

December 20th
MAO Chapter 168

The hideous chest of metamorphosis escapes from both Mao and Renji's clutches and finds its way from host to host. With the trail going cold for Mao, Kamon and Hyakka pick up the investigation and pursue the cursed tool as more murders follow in its wake. Source: Mao Online

December 15th
Urusei Yatsura Episode 10 Debuts

It's Parents Day at Tomobiki and we get a first look at some of our favorite characters mothers, plus Lum Leaves, in one of the most fan favorite Urusei Yatsura stories. Source: Tomobiki-cho

Rumic Mini: 024

This month's Rumic Mini focuses on the connections between Ranma 1/2 theme song singers CoCo and the musical group made up of the Ranma 1/2 voice actresses, DoCo. Source: Rumic World YouTube Channel

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