Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer

Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: うる星やつら2 ビューティフル・ドリーマー
English: Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
Spanish: Lamu Película 2: Beautiful Dreamer
French: Urusei Yatsura Film 2: Beautiful Dreamer
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 11, 1984
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 37 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 94649,464 users)
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Ranked: #9022
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Popularity: #4805
Members: 21,049
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Not all is normal in Tomobiki, even by its standards. The students have been preparing feverishly for the first day of the student fair, which is scheduled to go on the next day. However, problems arise when some begin to notice that the next day simply will not come. As the students begin to try to find the reason for the problem, their beliefs about reality and the world of dreams are challenged.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Washio, Machiko


Nagai, Ichiro

Miyake, Shinobu

Shimazu, Saeko


Chiba, Shigeru


Sugiyama, Kazuko


Hasegawa, Hiroshi
Assistant Producer
Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Script, Storyboard
Ito, Kazunori
Matsutani, Yuuko
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Ending Theme

"Ai wa Boomerang (愛はブーメラン)" by Yuuko Matsutani

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Nov 16, 2010
Urusei Yatsura is one of my favorite anime series for many reasons, and one of those reasons is the wacky brand of comedy that comes with it. That said, Beautiful Dreamer is completely different from any other work related to this series. The comedy is still there, but it's greatly toned down and replaced with more of a serious story as the cast of characters find bizarre things happening to the world around them. It's a drastic change to the usual feel of the series, but the end result is something I've long considered a masterpiece.

The story, of course, is fantastic. ...
Nov 16, 2009
The Ursei Yatsura franchise & TV series is an insane, wacky, hyperactive, frantic, comedy show with most of its humour rooted in Japanese culture and in general it's not really my cup of tea. However the director, Mamoru Oshii of Ghost in the Shell fame, whilst using the characters and setting of the TV show tones down the madcap slapstick nonsense a notch or two and instead creates a trippy, surreal, philosophical film concerning dreams and how they interact with reality. It's still a comedy but this has got miles more depth than anything seen in the TV series.

Without any knowledge of the TV series ...
May 5, 2017
Mixed Feelings
This is one of Mamoru Oshii's earliest directed movies, and like many things he's touched it has a cult following that simply goes nuts for it. What makes Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer an outlier, however, is that it's created using a previously existing setting and cast of characters that weren't originally created by Oshii. The legendary Rumiko Takahashi takes credit for the original concept here, about a high school boy who accidentally convinces an alien girl named Lum that they're now married. Thus, hijinks ensue. The original series has had an incredible impact on Japanese culture, but is relatively esoteric for a Takahashi ...

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