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Lum * Urusei Yatsura

Manga, vol.34 (1978)

 

Information:

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Science-Fiction, Shounen
Tags: Episodic
Release Date: 1978 ‑ 1987
Studios: Shougakukan Inc.
Type: Manga (1978)
Volumes: 34, Chapters: 366

Alternative names:

うる星やつら
Lum: Urusei Yatsura
The return of Lum
Lamu
Urusei Yatsura
Those Obnoxious Aliens
Lum
the Invader Girl
Urusei Yatsura is the story of the unluckiest and most lecherous young man alive, Ataru Moroboshi. When aliens decide to invade Earth, Ataru is randomly selected to defend his planet by playing a game of the aliens national sport, tag. Should he win, the world shall be saved. However, Ataru is motivated for far less noble reasons, as the one he plays against is revealed to be the curvaceous alien princess, Lum. The game goes for 10 days, and on the last day, Ataru, motivated by his girlfriend assuring him marriage (and consequently, a marriage night one can assume) should he win, finally catches Lum. However, with his victory he gives a cry of joy for his coming marriage, which is misinterpreted by Lum to be a marriage proposal. She promptly agrees, beginning the two's "marriage" together.
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.

Production:

Rumiko Takahashi (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Urusei Yatsura TV, 1981, Adaptation
Urusei Yatsura OVA OVA, 1985, Adaptation
Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter Movie, 1988, Adaptation
Urusei Yatsura: The Shougaibutsu Suieitaikai OVA, 2008, Adaptation

Related characters:

Ryuunosuke Fujinami
Ryuunosuke Fujinami
Ataru Moroboshi
Ataru Moroboshi
Lum
Lum
Shutaro Mendo
Shutaro Mendo
Shinobu Miyake
Shinobu Miyake
Inaba
Inaba
Ten
Ten
Sakuranbou
Sakuranbou
Oyuki
Oyuki
Rei
Rei
Kurama
Kurama
Ran
Ran
Benten
Benten
Sakura
Sakura
Megane
Megane
Kosuke Shirai
Kosuke Shirai
Akira
Akira
Hiroyuki
Hiroyuki
Onsen-Mark
Onsen-Mark
Mother Moroboshi
Mother Moroboshi
Amaterasu
Amaterasu