A statuette of Urusei Yatsura heroine Lum is taking a bit of a “neo-classical” approach to the iconic character. The new Lum figure replicates her updated character design from the 2022 animated remake of Urusei Yatsura. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]
The figure is made to 1/7th scale size and stands at 230mm tall (about 9″ inches). Made of PVC and ABS plastic, it was created by Design Coco. Design Coco also created the life-size Usada Pekora figure on display in Animate Akihabara for New Year’s.
The Lum figure is hand-colored and is designed to reflect Lum’s design as seen in the new anime. The remake design is fairly close to the original, but most notably features a different approach to Lum’s hair coloration. Other versions of the iconic character render her hair as a somewhat darker and flatter forest green. Thanks to the remake’s coloration style, Lum’s hair appears brighter, and has a gradient that makes it look like it glows. This is reflected in the coloring of the figure.
The figure also emphasizes the transparent qualities of the skin texture. Given the wealth of exposure provided by Lum’s classic tiger-print bikini, skin texture makes up a goodly portion of the design. Lum is posed reaching back towards the viewer, while standing on a pedestal decorated with stars.
The Urusei Yatsura remake Lum figure is being sold via the Aniplex+ Online Store in Japan, with pre-orders going for 19,800 Yen (about $152 USD). Ordered figures are expected to be delivered by January 2024. The remake series itself can be viewed on HIDIVE.