Urusei Yatsura

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Lamu, Lum, Those Obnoxious Aliens
Japanese: うる星やつら
English: Urusei Yatsura
Spanish: Lamu
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Type: TV
Episodes: 195
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 1981 to Mar 19, 1986
Premiered: Fall 1981
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:30 (JST)
Licensors: AnimEigo, Discotek Media
Studios: Pierrot, Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 1844318,443 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2204
Members: 86,708
Favorites: 1,202

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Not much is notable about the lecherous Ataru Moroboshi, but his extraordinary bad luck sticks out like the horns in an alien's head. When Earth is threatened by a fleet of alien invaders known as the Oni, Ataru is selected to represent humanity in a duel against one of them. It is a stroke of rare luck for Ataru that the duel is in fact a game of tag, and that his opponent is Lum, daughter of the Oni's leader, who places her personal dignity above victory—as Ataru finds out by seizing Lum's bikini top and with it, victory.

However, misfortune kicks in again when Lum mistakes Ataru's promise to marry his girlfriend, Shinobu Miyake, as the desire to wed Lum herself, and decides she rather likes the idea. Wielding her influence as an alien princess, she moves in with him. Forced to deal with the consequences of his womanizing ways, Ataru must balance his crumbling relationship with Shinobu while keeping Lum happy, all the while flirting with every woman he meets.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujinami, Ryuunosuke

Tanaka, Mayumi


Washio, Machiko


Nagai, Ichiro


Chiba, Shigeru


Sugiyama, Kazuko


Oshii, Mamoru
Co-Director, Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Nunokawa, Yuuji
Hasegawa, Hiroshi
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
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1: "Lum no Love Song" by Yuuko Matsutani (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 Yuuko Matsutani (eps 001-021)
2: "Kokorobosoi na" by Helen Sasano (eps 022-043)
3: "Hoshizora Cycling" by Virgin VS (eps 044-054,065-077)
4: "I, I, You and Ai" by Izumi Kobayashi (eps 055-064)
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)


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 ...
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.

And the cycle ...
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.

The basic outline of the story ...

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