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Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura

Alternative Titles

English: Urusei Yatsura
Synonyms: Lamu, Lum, Those Obnoxious Aliens
Japanese: うる星やつら

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 195
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 1981 to Mar 19, 1986
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 2801 users)
Ranked: #7112
Popularity: #1731
Members: 12,330
Favorites: 243
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy

Synopsis

Urusei Yatsura concerns the tempestuous relationship between two focal characters: Ataru Moroboshi who is possibly the most unfaithful, unlucky and lecherous idiot to have ever been born, and there's Lum, a tigerskin-bikini clad alien package of sex appeal, jealousy and electricity who's fallen for him. The series chronicles the misadventures of these two stubborn teenagers along with a veritable entourage of weird characters. Among these characters is the richest boy on the planet, a superhuman schoolgirl, a fire-breathing baby, a powerful priestess/school nurse, a cute and psychotic alien vixen with a split personality, a gender-bending martial artist, an alien biker chick, an ice queen of Neptune, a deranged monk, a giant ghost cat and hundreds of other lunatic personalities; aliens, humans and inhumans alike interract in endless hysteria in a town named Tomobiki.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Urusei Yatsura
Side story: Urusei Yatsura Special: It's Spring! Take Off!, Urusei Yatsura OVA, Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You, Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Urusei Yatsura Movie 3: Remember My Love, Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum The Forever, Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: Final, Urusei Yatsura: Za Shougaibutsu Suieitaikai
Sequel: Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Itsudatte My Darling

Characters & Voice Actors

Lum
Lum
Main
Hirano, Fumi
Japanese
Hirano, Fumi
Lemes, Cecília
Brazilian
Lemes, Cecília
Mendo, Shutaro
Mendo, Shutaro
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Marchitiello, Luciano
Italian
Marchitiello, Luciano
...
Miyake, Shinobu
Miyake, Shinobu
Main
Shimazu, Saeko
Japanese
Shimazu, Saeko
Moroboshi, Ataru
Moroboshi, Ataru
Main
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
Sinterniklaas, Michael
English
Sinterniklaas, Michael
...

Staff

Oshii, Mamoru
Co-Director
Nunokawa, Yuuji
Producer
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Director
Hamatsu, Mamoru
Episode Director



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Nov 26, 2006
MeitanteiShakura
Back in my "Maison Ikkoku" review, I mentioned that it seems that fans have a tendency to neglect some of the old classics that made the creators they love big in the first place. Either that or they turn a blind eye to them, seeing as they're "old". I'll probably get some flack for all that, but it's just so prominent in today's anime fandom that the latest things out there are "the best anime ever" one day, and when "one year later" rolls its way by and/or when the series ends, it would be a thing of the past.

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Oct 23, 2011
Skadi
As a general rule, people usually forget what has come before. For anime fans, particularly those who aren’t Japanese, this is all too often the case as new shows are hailed as the best ever, groundbreaking, or original while completely ignoring what influenced them in the first place. Urusei Yatsura may not be (it's not) the greatest series in the history of anime but it ranks right up there in the top five most influential of all time.

Urusei Yatsura is the first of Rumiko Takahashi's work to receive an anime adaptation. It centers on what is today a tried and read more
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Recommendations

Another really funny anime series, written by the same manga-ka. Both series are very alike because they don't focus on a main plot. Instead, they tend to concentrate on the characters, their evolution and their relationships throughout the series.
the main plots are very simmilar, the bigest differance is in the main characters. in To-Love-Ru the main character is shy and in-experanced with girls. but in Urusei Yatsura the main charater thinks of himself as a lady killer.

Opening Theme

#1: "Lum no Love Song" by Hiroko Matsuya (eps 001-077)
#2: "Dancing Star" by Izumi Kobayashi (eps 078-106)
#3: "Pajama Jama da!" by Kanako Narikiyo (eps 107-127)
#4: "Chance on Love" by Cindy (eps 128-149)
#5: "Rock the Planet" by Steffanie (eps 150-165)
#6: "Tonogata Gomen Asobase" by Shoko Minami (eps 166-195)
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Ending Theme

#1: "Uchuu wa Taihen da!" by Hiroko Matsuya (eps 001-021)
#2: "Kokorobosoi na" by Helen Sasano (eps 022-043)
#3: "Hoshizora Cycling" by Virgin VS (eps 044-054)
#4: "I, I, You and Ai" by Izumi Kobayashi (eps 055-077)
#5: "Yume wa Love Me More" by Izumi Kobayashi (eps 078-106)
#6: "Koi no Mobius" by Rittsu (eps 107-127)
#7: "Open Invitation" by Cindy (eps 128-149)
#8: "Every Day" by Steffanie (eps 150-165)
#9: "Good Luck" by Shoko Minami (eps 166-195)
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