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Urusei yatsura 

The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

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Rumiko Takahashi
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Series cast summary:
Fumi Hirano ...  Lum 194 episodes, 1981-1986
Toshio Furukawa ...  Ataru Moroboshi / ... 194 episodes, 1981-1986
Saeko Shimazu ...  Shinobu / ... 150 episodes, 1981-1986
Akira Kamiya ...  Mendou / ... 149 episodes, 1981-1986
Shigeru Chiba ...  Megane / ... 137 episodes, 1981-1986
Ichirô Nagai ...  Cherry / ... 134 episodes, 1981-1986
Kazuko Sugiyama ...  Ten-chan / ... 118 episodes, 1981-1986
Issei Futamata ...  Chibi / ... 116 episodes, 1981-1986
Akira Murayama Akira Murayama ...  Perm 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Shinji Nomura Shinji Nomura ...  Kakugari / ... 97 episodes, 1981-1986
Natsumi Sakuma Natsumi Sakuma ...  Ataru's Mother / ... 91 episodes, 1981-1986
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ...  Kotatsu Neko / ... 82 episodes, 1982-1986
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Ataru's Father / ... 81 episodes, 1981-1986
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ...  Onsen Mark / ... 80 episodes, 1982-1986
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The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, is Ataru Moroboshi, a Japanese teenager with highly overactive hormones. The alien competitor turns out to be the curvaceous Lum, so Ataru relishes the idea of having to catch this beauty. However, his attitude changes when he discovers that Lum can fly. When things start looking desperate for the Earth, Ataru's girlfriend, Shinobu offers to tie the knot if he succeeds, and on the last day, when he finally catches Lum, he declares his intentions to be married. Lum misunderstands this as a proposal and eagerly agrees, since she has become smitten with Ataru. He tries to disengage himself, but Lum is adamantly faithful and demonstrates a willingness to use her natural ability to generate electric shocks to keep her "husband" in line. Later in the ... Written by Bill Moakler and Steve Linhart

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Obnoxious Aliens See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The story of Yoshitsune ("Ah, Father, you were Strong") is a direct parody of the mythologizing surrounding Minamoto Yoshitsune, the younger brother of Minamoto Yoritomo, the first Shogun of Japan beginning circa 1185. Yoshitsune later was hounded to his death by Yoritomo, although legends persist that he actually fled Japan for Mongolia and became none other than Genghis Khan. See more »

Quotes

Kintaro (alien nursery school visitor): [to Ataru] You're a simpleton whose reasoning abilities are totally primitive!
Ten: He's not only primitive, but clumsy, satyric, flirtatious, and to top it all off, a moron and a total pervert!
Moroboshi Ataru: Geez! What a bunch of little brats!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Lum dance to the song "space is weird" and after the credits close we see the cast in a big crowd and a Dappya monster falls on Ataru's head. See more »

Connections

Followed by Urusei Yatsura 6: Always My Darling (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Koi no Mebiusu
(Moebius of Love)
Written by Shô Jitsukawa and Sachio Kubota
Music by Hiroji Hayakawa
Arranged by Virgin Vs.
Performed by Rittsu
Courtesy of Kitty Records
(Closing theme Season 6)
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Boy Mets Alien!
13 January 2000 | by SkyrcketSee all my reviews

No doubt about it, Urusei Yatsura was one of the best anime series of the 80's. This tale of an alien princess, Lum, in love with the world's biggest lecher, Ataru, could only come from the wild mind of Rumiko Takahashi.

This fantastic comedy/sci-fi/romance is full of memorable characters like Ten, Sakura, Mendo, Shinobu, Ryunosuke, Ran, Cherry and a lot of others. The stories will have you busting out laughing and the animation is pretty good by 80's standards. The voice actors are all first rate, but a special round of applause must be given to Fumi Hirano for her portrayal of Lum. It's just to perfect for words.

So if you're an anime fan, your collection isn't complete without some UY in it. Da'cha!


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