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Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer (1984)

Urusei Yatsura 2: Byûtifuru dorîmâ (original title)
Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival, the world begins to change, things seem to be ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Fumi Hirano ...
Lum (voice)
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Ataru Moroboshi (voice)
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Mendou (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Ten (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ...
Shinobu (voice)
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Ryuunosuke (voice)
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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)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Onsen-Mark (voice)
Masahiro Anzai ...
Ryuunosuke's Father (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
Principal (voice)
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Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival, the world begins to change, things seem to be repeating themselves. Gradually, all necessary functions come to a stop, people disappearing, streets deserting, buildings decaying except Lum and her friends who live ever happier. When they begin to probe the truth, they find out it's somebody's dream that is changing the world... Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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Trivia

In two different scenes, Onsen-Mark and Ryunosuke's father were seen watching the same soap opera on TV. Each time the same woman is shown being propositioned by a different man. The two men are caricatures of animator Naoyuki Yoshinaga and technical director 'Junji Nishimura'. See more »

Quotes

[Lum orders Ataru out of Mendou's tank]
Lum: One, two, three... DIVINE RETRIBUTION.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear until the very end, just before the credits begin to roll. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is a Boomerang
(Ai wa Buumeran)
Vocals by Yûko Matsutani
Lyrics by Yoshiko Miura
Music by Ryô Matsuda
Arranged by Nobuyuki Shimizu
Ending Theme
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Classic Urusei Yatsura
19 November 1999 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

Being from England this film was not easy to come by, but was well worth the wait. I own the DVD of this movie (Subtitled and Dubbed versions on the disc). Although I think the dubbed version really spoils the feel of the UY characters, (Mendou doesn't sound like the rich snob he is portrayed as in the Japanese version) it was still enjoyable.

As far as the narrative if the film goes, I think it is certainly the most atmospheric of the UY movies (closely followed by Movie #4) the scenes of Tomobiki from Mendou's harrier, and Lum washing a water melon just pitch miles above anything I have ever seen in Anime.

Well worth buying no matter where you live.


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