Urusei Yatsura
Those Obnoxious Aliens
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Urusei Yatsura

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Synonyms: Lum, The Return of Lum, Lamu, the Invader Girl
Japanese: うる星やつら
English: Those Obnoxious Aliens
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 34
Chapters: 366
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 30, 1978 to Jan 21, 1987
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Takahashi, Rumiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.801 (scored by 33073,307 users)
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Ranked: #12682
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Popularity: #1584
Members: 12,101
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What would you do if a tiger skin bikini-clad alien followed you to school every day? Poor Ataru's life has never returned to normal since volatile extraterrestrial princess Lum fell for him. Now an excruciatingly wealthy and genteel rival, Mendo, adds to Ataru's torment. Not to mention an unending stream of extraordinary classroom visitors and educational materials including incompetent cherry blossom spirits, a legendary nightmare-eating tapir, and a fourth-dimensional camera that breaches alternate realities.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Urusei Yatsura was awarded the 26th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen and shoujo manga in 1980.

A 15-volume wideban edition was published from July 1989 to August 1990 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series, an 18-volume bunkoban edition was published from August 1998 to December 1999, a shinsoban reprint with the same volume count as the original was published from November 2006 to March 2008, it included new cover art and a section displaying art work from modern manga artists.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media as Lum*Urusei Yatsura in 1989 for 7 comic book size issues each covering two chapters until cancellation in 1990 due to poor sales. Publication was relaunched in VIZ's monthly publication Animerica where it was renamed to The Return of Lum*Urusei Yatsura, 8 collected volumes were published from June 5, 1995 to April 5, 1999. Roughly 11 volumes were covered in all, with some chapters being skipped. VIZ Media published a new release of Urusei Yatsura under the VIZ Signature imprint as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from February 19, 2019 to February 28, 2023. It was also published in Spanish by EDT/Glénat España from April 2005 to March 2008.

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A classic comedy series with entertaining shitbag characters and silly shenanigans.

Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi manages to sell Urusei Yatsura's premise. As the title suggests, everyone in this manga is some kind of faulty person. However, none of it is taken particularly seriously. There is no need to get upset over someone being an asshole here, given that it has little overall consequence on the next chapters, or that the characters themselves may kind of deserve it. The result is that the author manages to pull of lots of gags with them, helped by the scenario's she puts them in. These are often rather silly takes ...

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