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Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)

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TV Series | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, ...See moreThe series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, is Ataru Moroboshi, a Japanese teenager with highly overactive hormones. The alien competitor turns out to be the curvaceous Lum, so Ataru relishes the idea of having to catch this beauty. However, his attitude changes when he discovers that Lum can fly. When things start looking desperate for the Earth, Ataru's girlfriend, Shinobu offers to tie the knot if he succeeds, and on the last day, when he finally catches Lum, he declares his intentions to be married. Lum misunderstands this as a proposal and eagerly agrees, since she has become smitten with Ataru. He tries to disengage himself, but Lum is adamantly faithful and demonstrates a willingness to use her natural ability to generate electric shocks to keep her "husband" in line. Later in the series continuity, Lum and some of her alien friends become more-or-less regular residents of Tomobiki and interact with the natives, who are interesting in their own right. Urusei Yatsura is unique for its premise, its immense cast of characters, and its free-for-all, anything-can-happen attitude. Too bad they can't get away with this on American TV. Written by Bill Moakler and Steve Linhart See less
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Updated Oct 14, 1981

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1992 (United States)

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160 cast members
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Toshio Furukawa
Ataru Moroboshi / 1985 Sasanishiki Mark Two / Ataru Ataru Moroboshi / 1985 Sasanishiki Mark Two / Ataru   See fewer
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Saeko Shimazu
Shinobu / Dream Daughter / Miyake Shinobu / Sakura's Guardian Angel Shinobu / Dream Daughter / Miyake Shinobu / Sakura's Guardian Angel   See fewer
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Akira Kamiya
Mendou / Kenshirô / Shinobu / Shutaro Mendou / Young Mendou Mendou / Kenshirô / Shinobu / Shutaro Mendou / Young Mendou   See fewer
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Shigeru Chiba
Megane / Prince Of the Underworld / Alien Molester / Biker / Co-Worker / … See more Megane / Prince Of the Underworld / Alien Molester / Biker / Co-Worker / Cook / Dinosaur / Gosaku The Scarecrow / The Director   See fewer
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Ichirô Nagai
Cherry / Narrator / CAO-2 / Chibi / Sakurambo Cherry / Narrator / CAO-2 / Chibi / Sakurambo   See fewer
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Kazuko Sugiyama
Ten-chan / Little Boy / Little Creep / Lum's Kids / Mendou / … See more Ten-chan / Little Boy / Little Creep / Lum's Kids / Mendou / Shinobu / Shunmin   See fewer
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Issei Futamata
Chibi / Mr. Mizunokôji / Cherry / Dolphin / Watermelon God Chibi / Mr. Mizunokôji / Cherry / Dolphin / Watermelon God   See fewer
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Shinji Nomura
Kakugari / Perm / Proprietor Kakugari / Perm / Proprietor   See fewer
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Natsumi Sakuma
Ataru's Mother / Old Woman / Librarian / Young Man's Mother Ataru's Mother / Old Woman / Librarian / Young Man's Mother   See fewer
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Tomohiro Nishimura
Kotatsu Neko / Kuroko / Bartender / Boy / Male Cat On TV / … See more Kotatsu Neko / Kuroko / Bartender / Boy / Male Cat On TV / Policeman / Shin-chan The Deliveryman / Torajima   See fewer
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Ken'ichi Ogata
Ataru's Father / Torajima / Master Kappa / Mujaki / Subspace Omikuji Vendor / … See more Ataru's Father / Torajima / Master Kappa / Mujaki / Subspace Omikuji Vendor / The Boss / The Commander / Unagi Vendor   See fewer
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Michihiro Ikemizu
Onsen Mark / Onsen-Mark / Section Chief / The Demon Velial Onsen Mark / Onsen-Mark / Section Chief / The Demon Velial   See fewer
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Machiko Washio
Sakura / Prim / Dream Wife / Fairy Queen / Murasaki Shikibu Sakura / Prim / Dream Wife / Fairy Queen / Murasaki Shikibu   See fewer
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Mayumi Tanaka
Ryuunosuke Ryuunosuke   See fewer
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Tarako
Sugar / Peach Spirit Sugar / Peach Spirit   See fewer
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Masahiro Anzai
Ryuunosuke's Father / Ryuunosuke's Father: / Tsuyuko's Father Ryuunosuke's Father / Ryuunosuke's Father: / Tsuyuko's Father   See fewer
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Tomomichi Nishimura
The Principal / Old Man The Principal / Old Man   See fewer
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Bin Shimada
Tobimaro / Announcer / Fox in Movie Tobimaro / Announcer / Fox in Movie   See fewer
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Tesshô Genda
Rei / Sanjûrô Kuribayashi / Big Man / Disguised Prim / Gyugoro -The Beefbowl Shop Mascot / … See more Rei / Sanjûrô Kuribayashi / Big Man / Disguised Prim / Gyugoro -The Beefbowl Shop Mascot / The Reaper / Unbaba / Unbaba no Tetsu   See fewer
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Matsumi Ôshiro
Girl / Kotori / Nozumi Girl / Kotori / Nozumi   See fewer
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Mami Koyama
Ryôko / Ryoko Mendou / Amaterasu Ômikami / Ryuunosuke's Father Ryôko / Ryoko Mendou / Amaterasu Ômikami / Ryuunosuke's Father   See fewer
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Yô Inoue
Ran / Girl / Robot Flower Vendor Ran / Girl / Robot Flower Vendor   See fewer
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Shinobu Adachi
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Yûko Mita
Benten / Kaede / Drunk Girl / Juliet Benten / Kaede / Drunk Girl / Juliet   See fewer
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Satoko Kitô
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Noriko Ohara
Oyuki / Momotaro Oyuki / Momotaro   See fewer
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Shino Kakinuma
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Kaneta Kimotsuki
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Ritsuo Sawa
Lum's Father Lum's Father   See fewer
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Sukekiyo Kameyama
Boy / Sanpei / Soldier Boy / Sanpei / Soldier   See fewer
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Masami Kikuchi
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Kazuhiko Inoue
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Shiori
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Mugihito
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Yoshiko Sakakibara
Otama / Beautiful Woman / Ogin / Queen Otama / Beautiful Woman / Ogin / Queen   See fewer
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Kôichi Kitamura
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Masako Sugaya
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Sumi Shimamoto
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Takeshi Aono
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Rumiko Ukai
Pepper Pepper   See fewer
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Shôzô Îzuka
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Lum's Mother Lum's Mother   See fewer
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Diana Diana   See fewer
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Mother Mother   See fewer
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Schoolgirl A Schoolgirl A   See fewer
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Yatsude Yatsude   See fewer
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Shinobu Shinobu   See fewer
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Sakuramboo Sakuramboo   See fewer
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Kômori Kômori   See fewer
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