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Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983)

Urusei Yatsura 1: Onri yû (original title)
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... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fumi Hirano ...
Lum (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Moroboshi Ataru (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ...
Shinobu (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Mendou (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Ten (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Sakuramboo (Cherry) (voice)
Machiko Washio ...
Sakura (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Megane (voice)
Akira Murayama ...
Perm (voice)
Shinji Nomura ...
Kakugari (voice)
Issei Futamata ...
Chibi (voice)
Ken'ichi Ogata ...
Ataru's Father (voice)
Natsumi Sakuma ...
Ataru's Mother (voice)
Ritsuo Sawa ...
Lum's Father (voice)
Reiko Yamada ...
Lum's Mother (voice)


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 Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

11 February 1983 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Urusei Yatsura: Only You  »

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Did You Know?


Lum throws a pun Ataru's way as they spend some time alone aboard her father's ship. She presents their "engeejiringu" (engagement rings) to him, and threatens to give him a "cho-denki rinchi" (super-electric lynching) if he ever tries to take his off. See more »


[Broadcast over the entire Oni fleet's radio]
Rose: Oh, so you've come to?
Ataru: What the? Where am I? And who are you?
Rose: My name is Rose, the Woman Of Seven Disguises. I work for Babara.
Lum's Father: [yells into microphone] It's a spy. A spy has kidnapped my son-in-law.
Ataru: Thank you. Thank you. I'm saved. There I was, in hell, and along comes an angel, I'm saved. Lum is so persistant, I really thought my luck had run out. Still, you shouldn't give up. At the last moment a savior comes along, and best of all, a pretty girl.
Rose: ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Followed by Urusei Yatsura: Yagi-san to chîzu (1989) See more »


Lum no Ballad
(Lum's Ballad)
Music: Kôji Nishimura
Lyrics: Shô Jitsukawa
Arranged by Kôji Nishimura
Performed by Fumi Hirano
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Colorful Craziness
4 June 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

From the tender opening (not something you really see done well in a comedy) to the oddly hilarious ending credits, Only You is a force to be reckoned with.

The movie begins with everyone in school receiving wedding invitations for the union between Ataru and Elle. Only problem is that no one knows who Elle is, least of all Ataru. After he gets thoroughly trounced by the Stormtroopers and Shinobu, he is visited and learns he's been engaged to an alien cutie. This makes everyone happy but Lum, who realizes she needs to get Ataru to a chapel before it's too late.

The animation holds up well, and the songs range from catchy to tolerable. What makes this movie great are the little moments that exist: Mendo's reaction for being mistaken for Ataru and later Megane's reaction to Mendo getting captured are two things that could only spring from such twisted and hilarious characters. On the same token, the last shot of Elle is so emotionally potent it elevates the movie to a new plane.

As a big UY fan, I can definitely recommend Only You. Perhaps its most redeeming feature is it's ability to juggle so many characters and so many different tones all while maintaining a light touch. It's a movie that improves and expands on the TV series in every way.

Rating: 10/10

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