Manga creator Rumiko Takahashi will be celebrating her 55th anniversary as a manga artist this year, and to commemorate that milestone, she’s planning something big for this year.

In an interview with Nikkei Trendy SPUR magazine’s June issue published on May 13, the interviewer asked if there is any project that commemorates her 55th year as a manga artist.

“I'm hoping to make an anime adaptation of my old work Urusei Yatsura that has been airing since 1978 in 2022.” “Takahashi said.

I will also reintroduce the main cast and visuals for the new anime. The story will take place in the modern day, but the anime will still have a nostalgic feel to it.

“I want to make at least 1 episode out of this anime work, and I plan on releasing it in theaters. The story is a fantasy-comedy, so perhaps we can release it as a film?”

In commemoration of Shogakukan’s 100th anniversary, Takahashi has been publishing new manga, and amongst them is a new series that will begin publication in this year’s 42nd issue of Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits.

It is titled Gosaigyo no Annette, or “Annette’s Illness.” The story follows a woman in her 50s who works at a company and is sinking in debt.

She lives in constant fear of being fired, but there is something she has been hiding from her co-workers for over 20 years.

The manga will be serialized on Shogakukan’s website and LINE Manga.

“I hope to keep manga as a hobby and work on this project, but I am also working on another manga called Tansu no Biyomono-tachi (The Locker Room of the Boys),” said Takahashi.

Whether or not she will draw any further adaptations of her past works remains to be seen.

Rumiko Takahashi is known for creating Ranma ½, Maison Ikkoku, Urusei Yatsura, and many more popular manga in the 70s-90s that have received anime adaptations.She has also received foreign acclaim for her work including winning an Eisner Award.