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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 overview, first billed only:
Fumi Hirano ...
Lum (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Ataru Moroboshi (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Mendou (voice)
Kazuko Sugiyama ...
Ten (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ...
Shinobu (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ...
Ryuunosuke (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)
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

This movie was a variation on one of the episodes in the Urusei yatsura (1981) TV series. In that episode, Ataru is sleeping during class, and keeps saying things in his sleep that enrage Mendou. meanwhile, his dreams turn out uniformly bad, thanks to Mujaki, who is trying to keep Baku fed. Therefore, he offers Ataru nightmare after hideous nightmare, until Ataru finally browbeats him into giving him the "harem" dream that appears in this movie. See more »

Quotes

[At Megane's Nazi-themed "Third Reich Decadent Cafe"]
Perm: But do you really think anyone'll come to a place that looks like this, Megane?
Chibi: Maybe we should have gone with the 'Hot Babes Coffee Shop' like Ataru suggested. Lum gave it her OK too, after all.
Megane: I won't have Lum acting like a bimbo. Besides, do you know how hard it was to collect money from everyone in class to open this place? I'll be damned if I'll let it be operated according to Ataru's weird tastes.
Perm: [Muttering] 'Weird tastes' he says...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, after the music dies out, the school's clock tower chimes until the screen fades to black. See more »


Soundtracks

Lamé-colored Dream
(Rame-iro Doriimu)
Lyrics, Music, and Vocals by Izumi Kobayashi
Lyrics by Mebae Miyahara
Ending Theme
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Delightful
4 January 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The TV series was relatively funny and watchable but did not let any great memory. This movie however is playing the dream and let you a long and delightful taste. Simply put, with 15 years in retrospect it appears to me being one of the best anime movie I have seen. The atmosphere of the film is light and joyful, using the characters we all knew from the series, but it adds a layer of complexity and philosophy (movie level...), of deep down narration based on old legends allied with humour that makes it a thoroughly enjoyable experience. This is one of Mamoru Oshii's finest production in a career that counts among the richest and more creative. Definitely to be recommended.


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