This Special has all the characters from Urusei Yatsura back together again for a "school is an obstacle course" episode.
The jokes rely on two things:
1. putting twists on typical high school sports
2. each character's bit
The story-boarding is dynamic, animation is good and generally fluid which lends to the comedy.
It's mildly interesting to see Urusei Yatsura animated with in a modern digital style but all it really is, is a nod to the fans of the original series.
Nothing special beyond that.
Actually it might be worth seeing the opening minute for the Ranma, Inuyasha and Urusei Yatsura crossover if that is your type of thing.
Don't say you love anime if you don't love this OVA, looks alone, it's a 10, comedy, 10, nostalgia value, 10, it's better than most things you've seen for the past 10 years I bet you that, the art style, the quirks Oh boy the 7.15 score it currently has is a disgrace to this show, it is simply a 10
Omg this show needs a remaster or a reboot, it's so good, the animation, the expressions, and the humour are amazing.
None of that modern weird moe shit that's all too common in anime nowadays .
This is one of the best animes ever
made, and probably the first ever rom-com haremish romance comedy ever made. Masterpiece.
This deserves nothing short of a 10/10 Legendary Edition
If you're wondering why I gave this anime a 10/10 then let me tell you that this is the funniest anime I've ever seen and any anime that can be this consistently funny over 195 episodes deserves to be called a masterpiece. I promise you, ever other romance anime you watch nowadays, will A)Not be as cute B)Have bland, boring and sometimes outright retarded characters and C)Not funny, and just boring as fuck, after you have watched Urusei Yatsura. The first few eps are a bit of an 8/10 or so as they are just there to set the characters in motion, shit really gets weird and psychological unexpectedly after ep 150, no spoilers tho you gotta watch all the episodes. ONE THING I WILL SAY THOUGH IS THAT: DO NOT BINGE/MARATHON THIS ANIME, maybe 2-4 eps max a day, thats it, no more, or else you're just mindlessly consuming it, which does not do it justice.
***I also just wanted to add, it's funny how an anime made during the 1980s somehow looks, sounds(OMG THIS SHOW HAS ONE OF THE BEST OPENING AND CLOSING SONGS) and touches you emotions more than anime made these days(Not including KIMI NO NAWA because it's absolutely amazing and gorgeous!). All the characters look more mature, and act more mature, there's no moe shit, or tiny 9 year old girls dressed in kinky outfits, none of that fucked up retarded shit. This is just straight a great ALL ROUNDER anime, it's got everything you want, and all the episodes you want, could I have asked for anything more perfect?
It's the characters that truly make this anime great as they all just do their jobs so well.
Ataru: What I love most about Ataru is how I have nothing nice to say about him. There are a lot of other anime with characters who are perverts, but normally these characters have some redeeming quality to them that makes up for their perversion. Ataru has no redeeming quality. He is selfish, greedy, immoral, he'll flirt with other women while on a date with Lum, and he'll even flirt with Lum's mother right in front of her!
But don't worry because Ataru doesn't go unpunished. Ataru has been shot, electrocuted, exploded, incinerated, crushed, and tortured in every way imaginable, but it doesn't stop him. Ataru can be electrocuted and then two seconds later be back up "girl hunting" again only to be electrocuted yet again!
That brings me to the second thing I love about Ataru is how persistent he is. There's an episode where Lum leaves Ataru alone and for five straight days and nights Ataru did nothing, but "girl hunt". Ataru is simply unstoppable. He's more than just a pervert; he's like some kind of demon sent from Hell to terrorize women and it's hilarious every time he gets punished for it.
Lum: What I love most about Lum is her devotion to Ataru. No matter often Ataru cheats on her, Lum still holds out hope that someday Ataru will change for the better and love her back. However, this doesn't mean Lum doesn't electrocute Ataru or hits him with a hammer each time he even looks at another women.
However, Lum can be devious as well. There are several episodes where Lum either tries to brainwash Ataru into loving her or forces him to taking her on a date.
Some other really funny characters:
Shinobu - who gets super strength whenever she gets mad which happens whenever Ataru flirts with her
Mr. Onsen - their teacher who they torture for just doing his job
Cherry - a monk that appears form nowhere and makes whatever situation they're in worse
Ran - whose constantly trying to make Lum's life miserable as part of her revenge against Lum
Mendou - Ataru's rival that always tries to decapitate Ataru whenever he sees him
What I love about the story for this show is how unpredictable it is. For example, there's an episode where Mendou turns into a woman, Ataru gets swallowed by a giant amoeba, and Adam & Eve make an appearance all in the same episode! Also, it's funny how some episodes didn't really have a solution to their problem like the characters would just be like "this is life now" and somehow everything is back to normal in the next episode.
Furthermore, I really love how fast paced this show is. There was very little space between jokes and almost every joke is funny. It's really one of those shows that you watch when you want to laugh.
The voice acting was good, but what I really love is this songs in this anime. I really like 80's music so I of coursed enjoyed the soundtrack for this show, but more importantly it's funny how almost every song in the show is about love and how much Lum loves Ataru. That is hilarious considering just how messed up their relationship is!
Lum and Ataru are either the worst or the best couple ever. Ataru constantly cheats on Lum, but Lum always holds out hope Ataru will love her someday. At the same time, however, Ataru does love Lum and would never leave her, but he's such a pervert that he can't stop "girl hunting". In a lot of ways, Lum and Ataru are perfect for each other.
These are some of the funniest characters I have ever seen living in a random story with 80's era animation and sound.