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Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura

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


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


Score: 7.841 (scored by 3087 users)
Ranked: #7482
Popularity: #1786
Members: 14,143
Favorites: 263
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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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Adaptation: Urusei Yatsura
Side story: Urusei Yatsura: Haru da, Tobidase!, 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: The Shougaibutsu Suieitaikai
Sequel: Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Itsudatte My Darling

Characters & Voice Actors

Hirano, Fumi
Hirano, Fumi
Lemes, Cecília
Lemes, Cecília
Mendo, Shutaro
Mendo, Shutaro
Kamiya, Akira
Kamiya, Akira
Marchitiello, Luciano
Marchitiello, Luciano
Miyake, Shinobu
Miyake, Shinobu
Shimazu, Saeko
Shimazu, Saeko
Boccanera, Laura
Boccanera, Laura
Moroboshi, Ataru
Moroboshi, Ataru
Furukawa, Toshio
Furukawa, Toshio
Sinterniklaas, Michael
Sinterniklaas, Michael


Oshii, Mamoru
Nunokawa, Yuuji
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Mochizuki, Tomomi
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Nov 26, 2006
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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Dec 11, 2014
If I were to recommend only ONE show for someone to watch if they were new to anime. I can't say for sure that this one would top the list, but it'd definitely be one of the candidates to hold that spot.

This show is just one thing:
"good, old-fashioned anime fun"

The show excels at being absolutely random, and absolutely outrageous at some points. It's kinda like the Simpsons but with that fun and exaggerated anime twist added to it. That's why I genuinely enjoyed watching this show, it's just made me laugh at the situations that the characters get themselves into; or what they do to read more
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Dec 14, 2014
Urusei Yatsura (Those obnoxious aliens) was an extremely popular manga and anime series that ran in Japan in the early 80s. Lately, people have been forgetting about these wonderful classics, and so I figured I'd write a review on one that I really enjoyed watching years and years ago, Urusei Yatsura. Urusei Yatsura is Rumiko Takahashi's first work to receive an anime adaptation (ahead of other classics such as Maison Ikkoku, Ranma and Inuyasha). Needless to say, Urusei Yatsura is a true classic that opened the way for future rom-com anime, and all the meanwhile is a wonderful-highly enjoyable story.

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Oct 23, 2011
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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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.
Both series have a flying blue haired girl who wants the main character's D
I can't believe no one has pointed this out already... The following could describe either one of these shows: A young mans lecherous behavior ends up getting him bound to a beautiful green haired girl who he quickly loses interest in since she punishes him everytime he looks at another woman. In both cases the girls are supernatural (one is an alien, the other a dog spirit) and along with the male lead they end up encountering lots of spirits and other unusual things.
Same creators. Both start of at least seemingly one sided love affair.Urusei Yatsura has more nonsensical comedy while Maison Ikkoku is more slice of life comedy.
If you like old-fashioned anime comedies like Urusei Yatsura you may well also like Dr. Slump and Arale-chan. Both series were broadcast in the early 80s and have a number of voice actors in common.

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)

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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