When everyone in town receives invitations to Ataru's wedding, they are shocked to see that his sweetheart Lum is not the bride. Eventually they learn that when Ataru was playing games as a little boy, he stepped on a girl's shadow. Unbeknownst to him, the girl was from extraterrestrial culture where stepping on one's shadow is a form of marriage proposal, and now she and her family have come back to see that Ataru keeps his promise. If he manages to get out of this without being killed by her folks, he'll still have to avoid being torn apart by the hands of Lum. Written by
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Did You Know?
There is an abundance of references to roses in the film. In Japanese, the word for rose if "bara". The capital of Elle's planet is Baran. Elle's nanny is Babara, a play on the Japanese words "bara" and "baba" (old woman), and possibly the Western name "Barbera" as well. Elle's master-of-disguise is named Rose. During the flashback sequence, the young Elle can be seen wearing a nametag that reads: "Baragumi Eru" (Elle of the Rose Group). In Japan, kindergarten classes within the same school may have distinctive names, such as "sakuragumi" (cherry blossom class), or "momogumi" (peach class). See more
Now you know the might of the ultrasonic hammer.
During the closing credits, a miniature version of Ataru is being chased by miniature versions of Lum, Ten, and the other Urusei Yatsura characters. See more
Lum no Ballad
Music: Kôji Nishimura
Lyrics: Shô Jitsukawa
Arranged by Kôji Nishimura
Performed by Fumi Hirano See more