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The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

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Rumiko Takahashi
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Series cast summary:
Fumi Hirano ...  Lum 194 episodes, 1981-1986
Toshio Furukawa ...  Ataru Moroboshi / ... 194 episodes, 1981-1986
Saeko Shimazu ...  Shinobu / ... 150 episodes, 1981-1986
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Ichirô Nagai ...  Cherry / ... 134 episodes, 1981-1986
Kazuko Sugiyama ...  Ten-chan / ... 118 episodes, 1981-1986
Issei Futamata ...  Chibi / ... 116 episodes, 1981-1986
Akira Murayama Akira Murayama ...  Perm 112 episodes, 1981-1986
Shinji Nomura Shinji Nomura ...  Kakugari / ... 97 episodes, 1981-1986
Natsumi Sakuma Natsumi Sakuma ...  Ataru's Mother / ... 91 episodes, 1981-1986
Tomohiro Nishimura Tomohiro Nishimura ...  Kotatsu Neko / ... 82 episodes, 1982-1986
Ken'ichi Ogata Ken'ichi Ogata ...  Ataru's Father / ... 81 episodes, 1981-1986
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ...  Onsen Mark / ... 80 episodes, 1982-1986
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The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. Earth's champion, randomly selected by the aliens, is Ataru Moroboshi, a Japanese teenager with highly overactive hormones. The alien competitor turns out to be the curvaceous Lum, so Ataru relishes the idea of having to catch this beauty. However, his attitude changes when he discovers that Lum can fly. When things start looking desperate for the Earth, Ataru's girlfriend, Shinobu offers to tie the knot if he succeeds, and on the last day, when he finally catches Lum, he declares his intentions to be married. Lum misunderstands this as a proposal and eagerly agrees, since she has become smitten with Ataru. He tries to disengage himself, but Lum is adamantly faithful and demonstrates a willingness to use her natural ability to generate electric shocks to keep her "husband" in line. Later in the ... Written by Bill Moakler and Steve Linhart

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Obnoxious Aliens See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The story of Yoshitsune ("Ah, Father, you were Strong") is a direct parody of the mythologizing surrounding Minamoto Yoshitsune, the younger brother of Minamoto Yoritomo, the first Shogun of Japan beginning circa 1185. Yoshitsune later was hounded to his death by Yoritomo, although legends persist that he actually fled Japan for Mongolia and became none other than Genghis Khan. See more »

Quotes

Kintaro (alien nursery school visitor): [after trying to kill Ten] I know I was wrong! Without a doubt, I'm low! Everything about me is full of shame! Oh! Curse this destiny of mine! I'm lower than the beasts!
Ten: Well, you don't have to go that far.
Kintaro (alien nursery school visitor): [now on his knees, sobbing] I don't have anything more to say to you, no matter what you say to me!
Ten: Stupid! Idiot! Simpleminded fool! Bald-headed liar! Egghead!
Ten: [running away from Kintaro, who is suddenly wielding his axe again] Hey, you said you weren't gonna get mad!
Kintaro (alien nursery school visitor): [angrily swinging axe] I ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see Lum dance to the song "space is weird" and after the credits close we see the cast in a big crowd and a Dappya monster falls on Ataru's head. See more »

Connections

Followed by Urusei Yatsura: Terror of Girly-Eyes Measles (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Yume wa Love Me More
(My Wish is Love me More)
Written by Akira Ito
Music by Izumi Kobayashi
Arranged by Yuji Kawashima
Performed by Izumi Kobayashi
Courtesy of Kitty Records
(Closing theme Season 5)
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Hilarious, The Only Anime You Ever Need To Watch
30 January 2016 | by arodox-59760See all my reviews

This is a comedy ahead of its time, and perhaps had it aired decades earlier it would have aired in English on adult swim and no one would have been able to tell a difference in the comedy. It is certainly that absurdist kind of parody you find so often nowadays, but its got its own charm to it, its all parodies of the Japanese attitude and culture, samurai swords and seppuku, duels over ridiculous things or and really really overdramatic sense of sentiment or honor. Basically the entire series is about a guy who is basically just really really horny and perverted who is just unlucky enough to be chosen to save the human race from an alien invasion by playing a game of tag with a sexy alien girl, only to accidentally propose to that alien girl, and have her fall obsessively in love with him and try to move in with him and bring just a whole shitstorm of crazy alien shenanigans to rain down upon his life and the lives of everyone around him. He is often chasing other women, who often violently hit him with blunt objects and then he gets electrocuted by his fiancé, often within the context of some other crazy stuff going down like a giant penguin attacking the city or dinosaurs being pulled through a rip in time or a romanic couple of mind melding pear which possess the body of two dudes and constantly tries to express their passionate love through them. Or a sentient flower who threatens to kill himself. The comedy potential for this show is limitless, and thats not even the best part, which is the ridiculous supporting characters, from the handsome, self obsessed samurai who is in denial about how much of a pervert and a coward he is, to the shy yet violent man hating shinobu, to the troublemaker flying imp baby who always manipulates girls with his cuteness to the bipolar paranoid nutjob who can suck peoples youth out through a kiss but always feigns innocent.

And as someone who is not especially into anime, or love stories, this is one of my favorite for both. Because over the course of the show it becomes clear that Ataru actually feels something for Lum but he always denies it and she is always super clingy and trying to get him to admit it and its pretty adorable, but also hilarious.


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