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
Did You Know?
The oni reference Japanese mythology. In many Japanese tales (including "Momotaro, the Peach Boy") Oni were analogous to demons, and were known for committing horrific acts on humans. They were described as having a horn or horns, being primitive and wearing animal skins. In some myths, they also had control of the weather. Male oni were hideous and violent, where as oni women were beautiful but posessed of a fierce temper and jealousy. 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
Written by Ralph McCarthy and Mebae Miyahara
Music by Yûichirô Oda
Arranged by Mikkî Yoshino
(as Micky Yoshino)
Performed by Cindy
Courtesy of Kitty Records
(Closing theme Season 7) See more