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Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983)
"Urusei Yatsura 1: Onri yû" (original title)

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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

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)
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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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Rose stowed away in the space taxicab in what is known as a "tanuki statue". A takuni is a type of racoon-dog indigenous to Japan. Tanuki statues are found throughout Japan in front of restaurants and bars, though the one containing Rose came from Sakura's house. In Japanese folklore, a tanuki is often portrayed as a shapeshifter, appropriate for a master of disguise like Rose. See more »

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Rose: Now you know the might of the ultrasonic hammer.
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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 »

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Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Kagefumi no Waltz
(Shadow Tag Waltz)
Music: Kooji Nishimura
Lyrics: Shiori Fujita
Arranged by Kooji Nishimura
Performed by Shiori
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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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