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, 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 ... Written by
Bill Moakler and Steve Linhart
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Was, for its time, one of the most popular anime shows in Japan. It even succeeded in forcing "Captain Harlock: Endless Oddessy SSX" (the spin off to "Arcadia of My Youth") off of the air for lack of viewers in its timeslot! See more
Oh, I never should have had him.
During the end credits, we see Lum dance to the song "space is weird" and after the credits close we see the cast in a big crowd and a Dappya monster falls on Ataru's head. See more
Referenced in Time Gal
Written by Akira Ito
Music by Izumi Kobayashi
Arranged by Fumitaka Anzai
Performed by Yûko Matsutani
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